CATEGORIES Drama, Romance, Awards, Newsstand, Oscar Watch, Movie News, Oscar News, Awards, CinematicalBoth the American Society of Cinematographers and the Costume Design Guild held their annual awards ceremonies in Los Angeles last night, and Memoirs of a Geisha was the night's big winner. In winning the award for Best Feature Film cinematography, Memoirs' Dion Beebe beat out three of the four lensmen with whom he's nominated for the cinematography Oscar, including Rodrigo Prieto, who shot Brokeback Mountain, and Robert Elswit of Good Night, and Good Luck. Memoirs is Beebe's second collaboration with director Rob Marshall; Chicago, their other film together, earned Beebe his first Oscar nomination.
Meanwhile, across town the Costume Design Guild was naming Colleen Atwood their winner for excellence in period film for the gorgeous garments she created for Memoirs. The win was Atwood's second in a row - she was recognized by the guild last year for her work on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Other awards on the night went to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in the fantasy category, and Transamerica for Excellence in Contemporary Film.