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Smoke Puff: Oscars already kind to Aussies (warning SPOILERS!)

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By Eva Rinaldi via Wikimedia Commons

And it’s not Cate Blanchett!

Catherine Martin has taken home an Oscar for Best Costume Design from a strong field of films…

American Hustle – Michael Wilkinson

The Grandmaster – William Chang Suk Ping

The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin

The Invisible Woman – Michael O’Connor

12 Years a Slave – Patricia Norris


This is an amazing third Oscar for Martin, wife of Director Baz Luhrmann, as she also designed the sets and co-designed the costumes with Angus Strathie on Moulin Rouge, which earned her two Oscars for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

Even more exciting, she may win a fourth before night’s end – YOU GO GIRL!

(LATE UPDATE – in the hour of writing this, Catherine Martin broke Aussie records and won a 4th Oscar for Production Design for The Great Gatsby).

The other Oscars winners so far…

Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty

Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom

Best Documentary Short: The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Best Live Action Short Film: Helium

Best Visual Effects: Gravity

Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen

Best Animated Short Film: Mr Hublot

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Adruitha Lee & Robin Matthews, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 years a slave

Best Leading Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Leading Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Picture: 12 years a slave 


(Ed’s note: PS don’t hate if you read this and were going do the sit-on-the-couch-with-popcorn-and-your-besties thing tonight and shriek and squeal as the winners of the Oscars were slowly revealed…I did put SPOILERS at the beginning…just saying…)

Bugeja (PB)

Paul Bugeja is a writer, editor, screenwriter and (sometimes) actor-director. His passions (read: obsessions) include sport, film, the arts and politics. With several books under his belt and a variety of other writing projects on the go, sitting as the Editor-in-Chief at the Big Smoke is his chance to bust out even further his geeky love of the written word and be part of an uber-cool new spot in the digpubsphere©

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