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COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

The nominees for the 12th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were just announced, and the winners will be revealed at the awards gala on February 25th at the Beverly Hilton. The Costume Designers Guild was founded over 50 years ago by a group of 30 motion picture costume designers, and has worked since to promote the artistry, technical expertise, and creative vision of their members who work in film and television Costume Design (they now have over 700 members throughout the world).



 

This year, the Swarovski Award – a newly titled award designed to spotlight “exceptional talent and the prospect of a sparkling career ahead” – is being presented to actress Emily Blunt. Academy Award & BAFTA Award-winning British costume designer, Sandy Powell will receive the Lacoste Career Achievement in Film Award.  Michael Travis, known for his work on many television shows and specials including, “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and “Frank Sinatra’s Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley,” will be the recipient of the Career Achievement in Television Award.  The Distinguished Collaborator Award will be presented to famed director, Rob Marshall. This year, the Costume Designers Guild’s Hall of Fame Award will be presented posthumously to Emmy Award winning costume designer and former CDG President, Robert Turturice.

 

The complete list of award categories and nominees is as follows:

 

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES

Big Love – Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko  

Dancing with the Stars – Randall Christensen 

Glee – Lou Eyrich

No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Jo Katsaras

Ugly Betty – Patricia Field

 

OUTSTANDING PERIOD/FANTASY TELEVISION SERIES

Mad Men –Janie Bryant 

True Blood – Audrey Fisher

The Tudors – Joan Bergin

 

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI SERIES

Georgia O’Keeffe – Michael Dennison

Grey Gardens – Catherine Marie Thomas

Little Dorrit – Barbara Kidd

 

EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM

(500) Days of Summer – Hope Hanafin

Brüno – Jason Alper

Crazy Heart – Doug Hall

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire – Marina Draghici

Up in the Air – Danny Glicker

 

EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM

Coco Before Chanel – Catherine Leterrier

Julie & Julia – Ann Roth

Nine – Colleen Atwood

Sherlock Holmes – Jenny Beavan

The Young Victoria – Sandy Powell

 

EXCELLENCE IN FANTASY FILM

Avatar – Mayes C. Rubeo & Deborah Lynn Scott

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – Monique Prudhomme

Star Trek – Michael Kaplan

 

EXCELLENCE IN COMMERCIAL COSTUME DESIGN:

Milk: “Milkquarious” – Casey Storm