The Day in Guilds
Lots of movement today. "Dreamgirls" missed out with the CDG only to pick up the CAS minutes later. Big wins for "Curse of the Golden Flower" and "Pan's Labyrinth."
ART DIRECTORS GUILD
"Casino Royale," Peter Lamont
"Pan's Labyrinth," Eugenio Caballero
"Curse of the Golden Flower," Huo Tingxiou
The first of two big wins for "Pan's" today, and one of two surprising victories for "Curse." This race really is up in the air, and honestly, judging one's predictions based on what the guild saw as award-worthy might be a bit foolhardy. This Oscar is no more "Pan's" than it is any of the other nominees'. We'll see how it plays out.
CINEMA AUDIO SOCIETY
"Dreamgirls," Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer, Willie D. Burton
We're still likely looking at our Oscar winner, but Academy members still have a soft spot for war films. Watch out for "Flags."
COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD
"The Queen," Consolata Boyle
"Pan's Labyrinth," Lala Huerte
"Curse of the Golden Flower," Chung Man Yee
Gotta say no shocks there, as "Curse" might have upset "Dreamgirls," but really, it's been the musical's competition for the Oscar since day one. "Prada" was destined to miss this boat to "The Queen," and who didn't think "Pan's" would reign in fantasy?