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SpouseBaz Luhrmann
FactShe was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to Australian society and Australian film production.


Catherine Martin is an Australian costume designer, production designer, and film producer. She is best known for her work on the films The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge!, for which she won two Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, respectively.

Born in Sydney, Australia, Martin is the daughter of a doctor and a nurse. She has two older sisters. Martin’s parents encouraged her to pursue her interests in art and design, and she attended the prestigious Sydney Girls High School. After graduation, she studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), where she met her future husband, director Baz Luhrmann.

Martin’s career began in the 1980s as a costume designer for Australian television commercials and music videos. She made her feature film debut as a costume designer on Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom (1992). She has since worked with Luhrmann on a number of other films, including Romeo + Juliet (1996), Moulin Rouge! (2001), and The Great Gatsby (2013).

In addition to her work as a costume designer, Martin has also served as a production designer on several films, including The Great Gatsby and The Aviator (2004). She has also produced several films, including Australia (2008) and The Great Gatsby (2013).

Martin has been married to Baz Luhrmann since 1997. They have two children together.

General Info

Full NameCatherine Martin
ProfessionCostume designer, Film producer, Production Designer, Scenographer
EducationNorth Sydney Girls High School, National Institute of Dramatic Art
NationalityAustralian

Family

SpouseBaz Luhrmann
ChildrenLillian Amanda Luhrmann, William Alexander Luhrmann

Accomplishments

AwardsAcademy Award for Best Costume Design, Academy Award for Best Production Design, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Art Direction, AACTA Award for Best Production Design, Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Costume Design, BAFTA Award for Best Production Design, AACTA Award for Best Costume Design...
NominationsSaturn Award for Best Costume Design, Tony Award for Best Costume Design, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design, AFI Members' Choice Award, Australian Film Institute Award for News Limited Readers' Choice Award, Costume Designers Guild Award for Best Costume Design - Period Film, Phoenix F...
MoviesCrazy About Tiffany's, The Great Gatsby

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Facts

#Fact
1She was awarded the 2004 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Set Design (Large Theatre) for Baz Luhrman's production of Puccini's opera, "La Boheme," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2She and Angus Strathie were awarded the 2004 Back Stage Garland Award for Outstanding Costume Design for "Baz Luhrman's production of Puccini's Opera, 'La Boheme,'" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
3Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia [January 2009]
4She was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to Australian society and Australian film production.
5Was among the guests at Nicole Kidman's wedding to Keith Urban
6Son, William Alexander Luhrmann, was born June 8th, 2005
7Won Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Scenic Designer for "La Boheme." In that same year and for the same production, she was also nominated as Best Costume Designer along with collaborator Angus Strathie.
8Married Baz Luhrmann on her 32nd birthday.
9Gave birth to a baby girl, Lillian Amanda Luhrmann. Lilly is the first child for Baz and Catherine. (October 2003)
10Martin completed a Diploma Design Course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, where she met her husband film director Baz Luhrmann in 1988.

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Movies

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Get Down2016-2017TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
The Great Gatsby2013producer
Australia2008co-producer
Moulin Rouge!2001associate producer
Romeo + Juliet1996associate producer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Get Down2016TV Series
The Great Gatsby2013
Hard Chic2012Short
Naïf Chic2012Short
Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations2012Short
The Classical Body2012Short
The Exotic Body2012Short
The Surreal Body2012Short
Ugly Chic2012Short
Waist Up/Waist Down2012Short
Australia2008
Moulin Rouge!2001
Great Performances1994TV Series 1 episode
Out of the Body1989

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chanel N°5: The One That I Want2014Video short
The Great Gatsby2013
Hard Chic2012Short
Naïf Chic2012Short
Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations2012Short
The Classical Body2012Short
The Exotic Body2012Short
Waist Up/Waist Down2012Short
Australia2008
Moulin Rouge!2001
Romeo + Juliet1996
Great Performances1994TV Series 1 episode
Strictly Ballroom1992
Interim1988Short

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Romeo + Juliet1996title designer
Strictly Ballroom1992title designer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of 'Moulin Rouge'2001TV Short documentaryHerself - Production & Costume Design
HBO First Look2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Crazy About Tiffany's2016DocumentaryHerself
Australian Story2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Women He's Undressed2015DocumentaryHerself
4th AACTA Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Costume Design and Best Production Design
19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Winner (credit only)
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHerself
The Culture Show2008TV Series documentaryHerself
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Costume Design & Best Art Direction

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in Costume DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in Production DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Production DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Costume DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014Excellence in Production Design AwardArt Directors GuildPeriod FilmThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014AACTA AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest FilmThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014AACTA AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Production DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014AACTA AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Costume DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Art DirectionThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Costume DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Production DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsCostume DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsProduction DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Art Direction (Miglior scenografia)The Great Gatsby (2013)
2014IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Costume Design (Migliori costumi)The Great Gatsby (2013)
2014OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Costume DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2013FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Art Direction/Production DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Costume DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2013SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Production DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Art Direction & Production DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2013SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Art DirectionThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2013WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Art DirectionThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2009AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Production DesignAustralia (2008)
2009AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Costume DesignAustralia (2008)
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Art Direction & Production DesignAustralia (2008)
2002OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Art Direction-Set DecorationMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2002OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Costume DesignMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2002Excellence in Production Design AwardArt Directors GuildPeriod or Fantasy FilmMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Costume DesignMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Art DirectionMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Costume DesignMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2001AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Costume DesignMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2001AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Production DesignMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2001LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Production DesignMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2001SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Production DesignMoulin Rouge! (2001)
1999Byron Kennedy AwardAustralian Film Institute
1998BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Production DesignRomeo + Juliet (1996)
1997Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Art DirectionRomeo + Juliet (1996)
1996ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Art DirectionRomeo + Juliet (1996)
1993BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Costume DesignStrictly Ballroom (1992)
1993BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Production DesignStrictly Ballroom (1992)
1992AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Achievement in Production DesignStrictly Ballroom (1992)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014CDG AwardCostume Designers Guild AwardsExcellence in Period FilmThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest FilmThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Production DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2014OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Production DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2013CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Art Direction/Production DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2013Halfway AwardInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Costume DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2013PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Production DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Costume DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2009OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in Costume DesignAustralia (2008)
2009Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest CostumeAustralia (2008)
2009FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest FilmAustralia (2008)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsArt DirectionAustralia (2008)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsCostume DesignAustralia (2008)
2009IF AwardIF AwardsBest Production DesignAustralia (2008)
2009ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Production DesignAustralia (2008)
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Costume DesignAustralia (2008)
2002BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Production DesignMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2002BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Costume DesignMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2002Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest CostumesMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Production DesignMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Production DesignMoulin Rouge! (2001)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Costume DesignMoulin Rouge! (2001)
1997OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Art Direction-Set DecorationRomeo + Juliet (1996)
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Production DesignRomeo + Juliet (1996)

2nd Place Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Production DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)
2013ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Costume DesignThe Great Gatsby (2013)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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