Costume Design /

The Great Gatsby

Catherine Martin

Winner /

Thank You Speech

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Film Synopsis

In an era of heedless excess, the enigmatic Jay Gatsby seems to personify the spirit of the Jazz Age. Using his wealth and extravagant parties to draw the attention of his former love, Daisy, Gatsby hopes to rekindle their romance despite her intervening marriage to the ruthless Tom Buchanan.


Academy Awards History

Including her nomination this year for Production Design for THE GREAT GATSBY, this is the sixth Academy Award nomination for Catherine Martin. She was previously nominated for:


Nominee, Costume Design


Winner, Art Direction


Winner, Costume Design


Nominee, Art Direction

I do have a few words tucked into my bra. It’s a very Australian thing to do. It’s where you put your tissues. I’ll be very short. It’s not a long list. Of course, I’d like to thank the Academy, but mainly I’d like to thank my incredible team. I have a group of ladies who are sewing for me right now in Sydney on a show we’re making of Baz’s first film, a musical. They’re my golden girls. They’ve been working with me for 25 years. They bring me such incredible luck. They’ll all be watching the TV right now and they know who they are. There are two people I have to thank very, very specially - Kerry Thompson and Silvana Azzi Heras and, of course, my incomparable husband, Baz Luhrmann, he makes it all possible. He dreams the dream.

Other Nominees

Costume Design