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Amy Adams to Receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award at the CDG Awards


Amy Adams and Christian Bale in American Hustle.
Amy Adams and Christian Bale in American Hustle.
The Costume Designers Guild announced that this year’s Lacoste Spotlight Award will be presented to five-time Academy Award-nominated actress, Amy Adams at the CDG Awards, Feb. 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Adams has built an impressive body of work including Spike Jonze’s Her opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson‘s 2012 film, The Master. Adams’ role in The Master garnered her a Golden Globe and BAFTA nomination in addition to her fourth Academy Award nomination.

Adams recently won a Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy and a Critics’ Choice award for best actress in a comedy for her performance in David O. Russell’s American Hustle. She and her fellow castmates including, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence, took home the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Adams’ role has also garnered her an Academy Award and BAFTA nomination for best actress in a leading role. Michael Wilkinson, Adams’ costume designer for American Hustle, has also received Academy Award, BAFTA and CDGA nominations for his work on the film. Additionally, Adams’ costume designer for Her, Casey Storm, earned his first CDGA film nomination this year.

The Lacoste Spotlight Award is given to an actor or actress whose talent and career personifies an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.

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Vicon Introduces Mobile Mocap at SIGGRAPH

Motion capture systems developer Vicon is previewing a futuristic new “Mobile Mocap” technology at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver. Moving mocap out of the lab and into the field, Vicon's Mobile Mocap system taps several new technologies, many years in the making. At the heart of Mobile Mocap is a very small lipstick-sized camera that enables less obtrusive, more accurate facial animation data. The new cameras capture 720p (1280X720) footage at 60 frames per second. In addition, a powerful processing unit synchronizes, stores, and wirelessly transmits the data, all in a tiny wearable design.