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Costume Designers Guild Awards: Patricia Norris Wins For ’12 Years A Slave’, Suzy Benzinger For ‘Blue Jasmine’, Trish Summerville For ‘Catching Fire’, TV Winners ‘Downton Abbey’; ‘House Of Cards’, ‘Behind The Candelabra’

AwardsLine Deputy Editor Anna Lisa Raya provided on-scene coverage tonight.

costume-designers-guild__130220000932UPDATED WITH ALL WINNERS AND SPEECHES: 12 Years A Slave’s Patricia Norris and Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s Trish malinaSummerville nabbed top film awards tonight at the 16th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. Norris won the Outstanding Period Film Award while Summerville scored the Outstanding Fantasy Film Award. The win clearly vaults Oscar-nominated Norris into frontrunner status. She was not present but her son Patrick accepted on her behalf. “She guaranteed me this wouldn’t happen. I’m kind of a little nervous but she gave me a few things to say in case it did happen. She’s honored that the Costume Designers Guild has recognized her. She thanks you and I appreciate you. I can’t wait to give this to her,” he said. Blue Jasmine’s Suzy Benzinger took the third film award of the night for Outstanding Contemporary Film.

On the TV side, Caroline McCall took the Outstanding Period/Fantasy category for Downton Abbey. This was her second straight win in the same category. Ellen Mirojnick won Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Miniseries for Behind The Candelabra and Tom Broecker took the Outstanding Contemporary Television Series honor for House Of Cards.

In other awards, writer/director/producer Judd Apatow received the Distinguished Collaborator 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards With Presenting Sponsor Lacoste - Backstage And AudienceAward for his support of costume design in such work as Freaks And Geeks, Girls, Bridesmaids and the Anchorman films. Jonah Hill made a surprise appearance to present the award to Apatow. “I wouldn’t necessarily think of Judd for the costume design in his films, it’s not the first thing to come to mind,” Hill said, before adding that Apatow’s work resonates because it’s about real people wearing real clothes. “That’s an artform. That’s real life. That’s what Judd does.” Apatow gave shout-outs to the many costume designers with whom he’s worked. “So many amazing people throughout our careers. Thank you so much and thank you for making us look good and making these characters come alive.” Veteran costume designer April Ferry (Maverick, Elysium) received the Career Achievement Award. “I absolutely love what I do and for me there’s no other way. Over the last 30 years I’ve traveled to ancient Rome all the way to the future and beyond. If you’re lucky, like I’ve been, you work at the seat of your pants with wonderful people,” Ferry said in accepting her award. The Distinguished Service Award went to Sharon Day, a guild delegate and former executive board member. Amy Adams was honored with the Lacoste Spotlight Award, which recognizes an actor whose roles have been intrinsically tied to costume design. Adams most recently stunned in a sexy, glamorous 1970s-era wardrobe in American Hustle, for which she’s nominated for a best lead actress Oscar. “I’m just really, really lucky to have had relationships with costume designers thorughout the years. You’ve been magicians, you’ve been my therapists, you’ve been my friends. Thank you for allowing me to turn your visions into art,” Adams said.

Host Joshua Malina kicked off the evening. “I’m Joshua Malina, and I’m a 42 Reg. I have a 32 inch waist and a 30 inch inseam. Yes, I said 30 inches. Don’t judge, we’re all God’s creatures,” he joked. “We’re here to celebrate the collaboration of costume designers and directors and actors. There’s also the talented cutters, and seamstresses, the dye-ers, the shoemakers. We’re all here together tonight and so far, getting along nicely,” he said.

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Costume Designers Guild To Honor Amy Adams With Spotlight Award

By | Wednesday January 22, 2014 @ 10:43am PST

Five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams will receive20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Press Room the Lacoste Spotlight Award at the 16th CDG Awards February 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The award honors an actor whose talent and career personifies an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design. Adams is coming off Best Actress wins at the Golden Globes (Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy) and Critics Choice (Best Actress in a Comedy) for her performance in American Hustle. She also has nabbed Best Actress Oscar and BAFTA nominations for Hustle. Michael Wilkinson, Adams’ costume designer for American Hustle, has also received an Oscar, BAFTA and CDGA nomination for his work on the film. Additionally, Adams’ costume designer for Her, Casey Storm, earned his first CDGA film nomination this year. Adams’ other film credits include The Master, The Fighter, Enchanted, Man Of Steel, Doubt, Julie & Julia, Trouble With The Curve, Charlie Wilson’s War and Catch Me If You Can.

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Costume Designers Unveil CDG Awards Nominees

By | Wednesday January 8, 2014 @ 8:16am PST

Winners of the 16th annual CDG Awards will be announced February 22 in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, where writer/producer/director Judd Apatow will be honored with the guild’s Distinguished Collaborator Award and designer April Ferry will receive an Honorary Career Achievement Award. Here are this year’s nominees for excellence in film, television and commercial costume design:

NOMINEES FOR  THE 16TH COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD AWARDScostume-designers-guild__130220000932

EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM
Blue Jasmine – Suzy Benzinger
Her – Casey Storm
Nebraska – Wendy Chuck
Philomena – Consolata Boyle
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty– Sarah Edwards

EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM
12 Years a Slave – Patricia Norris
American Hustle – Michael Wilkinson
Dallas Buyers Club – Kurt & Bart
The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin
Saving Mr. Banks – Daniel Orlandi

EXCELLENCE IN FANTASY FILM
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, Bob Buck
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Trish Summerville
Oz: The Great and Powerful – Gary Jones, Michael Kutsche

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
Breaking Bad – Jennifer Bryan
House of Cards – Tom Broecker
Nashville – Susie DeSanto
Scandal – Lyn Paolo
Saturday Night Live – Tom Broecker, Eric Justian

OUTSTANDING PERIOD/FANTASY TELEVISION SERIES
Boardwalk Empire – John Dunn, Lisa Padovani
The Borgias– Gabriella Pescucci
Downton Abbey – Caroline McCall
Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton
Mad Men – Janie Bryant

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI SERIES
American Horror Story: Coven – Lou Eyrich
Behind the Candelabra – Ellen Mirojnick
Bonnie & Clyde – Marilyn Vance
House of Versace – Claire Nadon
Phil Spector – Debra McGuire

EXCELLENCE IN COMMERCIAL COSTUME DESIGN
Call of Duty “Ghosts Masked Warriors” –

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Costume Designers Guild To Honor Judd Apatow; Lifetime Nod To April Ferry

By | Tuesday December 17, 2013 @ 11:58am PST

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2013LOS ANGELES—Dec. 17, 2013—Director, writer and producer Judd Apatow and veteran Costume Designer April Ferry will be recognized with honorary awards at the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor LACOSTE on Feb. 22, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Apatow will receive the Distinguished Collaborator honor at the ceremony in recognition of his support of Costume Design across his many remarkable projects, in particular some of his more recent collaborations with Costume Designers Leesa Evans, Jennifer Rogien and Susan Matheson. Apatow recently returned to produce the eagerly anticipated sequel, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Ferry will be this year’s recipient of the Career Achievement Award, an honor that recognizes her body of work in film and television. Ferry has earned an Oscar nomination for her work on “Maverick,” starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster. For her design work on the HBO television drama “Rome,” Ferry took home an Emmy Award and two consecutive Costume Designers Guild Awards. Nominations for the awards will be announced on January 9.

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Costume Designers Guild Awards: Jacqueline Durran Wins For ‘Anna Karenina’, Eiko Ishioka For ‘Mirror Mirror’, Jany Temime For ‘Skyfall’; TV Winners ‘Smash’, ‘AHS: Asylum’, ‘Downton Abbey’

Deadline’s Jen Yamato and contributor Ross Lincoln provided on-scene coverage tonight.

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2013Anna Karenina‘s Jacqueline Durran and Mirror Mirror‘s Eiko Ishioka vaulted to frontrunner status for this year’s Best Costume Design Oscar by taking home top awards tonight at the 15th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. Durran won the Outstanding Period Film Award, while Ishioka posthumously scored the Outstanding Fantasy Film nod. “One can only do great work if one is given a great opportunity”, Durran said in accepting her honor. Skyfall‘s Jany Temime took the third film award of the night for Outstanding Contemporary Film.

Other Oscar nominees on the shortlists tonight in the Beverly Hilton-set ceremony included Les Miserables‘ Paco Delgado, who in a pre-ceremony shout-out lamented Argo‘s Jacqueline West missing out on an Academy Award nom — “Argo had a vision of the ’70s I thought was so real, it’s a pity they didn’t get an acknowledgement”; Lincoln‘s Joanna Johnston; and Colleen Atwood for Snow White And The Huntsman.

On the TV side, Downton Abbey‘s Caroline McCall won the Period/Fantasy TV Series category, Lou Eyrich of American Horror Story: Asylum took the Television Movie or Miniseries trophy and Smash costume designer Molly Maginnis won for Contemporary TV Series. The night also featured Career Achievement Awards for Eduardo Castro (TV) and Judianna Makovsky (film), who also took the Commercial Costume Design award in addition to being nominated in the Fantasy category for The Hunger Games.

In other awards, Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels received the guild’s Distinguished Collaborator Award after being introduced by SNL alums Steve Martin, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph. Martin was spot-on in his stand-up intro, saying among other things about the CDG plaque he received: “Many men want a trophy wife, but no one wants a plaque wife.” Anne Hathaway was presented with the Lacoste Spotlight Award by her Les Miserables co-star Russell Crowe. “Some of the fondest memories of my life are… not the fittings, no!… but the results of the fittings,” she said. “Being pinned and needled, but you look down and you believe what you’re wearing, and when you look up, you are gone, and the character can come alive.”

Among presenters that also included Mirror Mirror star Lily Collins accepting Ishioka’s award, Shirley MacLaine delivered a hilarious series of zings in presenting the Period Film award won by Durran. “I purposefully want to be here to tonight to pay tribute to…all of you people who mess with your bodies and force you to stand still for hours, and also to balance my karma with you. I know I’ve been causing you a lot of grief for 65 fucking years,” she said to laughter. She then went on: “I’m here to present the… the…” — at this point pretending to forget — “the Period award! Sorry, its been so long”. Read More »

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Costume Designers Unveil CDG Awards Nominees

By | Thursday January 17, 2013 @ 10:13am PST

Winners of the 15th annual CDG Awards will be announced February 19 in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, where Anne Hathaway will receive the guild’s Spotlight Award and Lorne Michaels the Distinguished Collaborator Award. Here are this year’s nominees for excellence in film, television and commercial costume design:

NOMINEES FOR THE 15TH ANNUAL COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD AWARDS

EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Stephani Lewis
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Louise Stjernsward
Silver Linings Playbook – Mark Bridges
Skyfall – Jany Temime
Zero Dark Thirty – George L. Little

EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM
Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
Argo – Jacqueline West
Les Misérables – Paco Delgado
Lincoln – Joanna Johnston
Moonrise Kingdom – Kasia Walicka-Maimone

EXCELLENCE IN FANTASY FILM
Cloud Atlas – Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gayraud
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, Bob Buck
The Hunger Games – Judianna Makovsky
Mirror Mirror – Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman – Colleen Atwood

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Costume Designers Guild Awards: ‘Dragon Tattoo’, ‘W.E.’, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Glee’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘Downton Abbey’

By | Tuesday February 21, 2012 @ 11:18pm PST

LOS ANGELES, CA — February 21, 2012 – The winners of the 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were announced tonight at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The event was hosted by actress, Jane Lynch. The Guild handed out competitive awards for costume design excellence in seven categories including films, television and commercials:

EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Trish Summerville

EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM
W.E. – Arianne Phillips

EXCELLENCE IN FANTASY FILM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Jany Temime

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
Glee – Lou Eyrich & Jennifer Eve

OUTSTANDING PERIOD/FANTASY TELEVISION SERIES
Boardwalk Empire – John A. Dunn, Lisa Padovani

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI SERIES
Downton Abbey – Susannah Buxton

EXCELLENCE IN COMMERCIAL COSTUME DESIGN
Swiffer: “Country Dirt Cowgirl” – Roseanne Fiedler

In addition, four honorary awards were presented at the Awards Gala: This year, the Guild honored talented screen and stage actress Kate Beckinsale with the LACOSTE SPOTLIGHT AWARD. Beckinsale was presented with the award by Columbus Short, her costar in the film Whiteout. Renowned costume designer Marlene Stewart was honored with this year’s DISARONNO CAREER ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM AWARD. A montage highlighting her extraordinary career was introduced by model and actress, Amber Valletta.

Two-time Emmy Award nominated costume designer, Lou Eyrich was honored with this year’s CAREER ACHIEVEMENT IN TELEVISION AWARD. Ryan Murphy, co-creator and executive producer of Glee, presented her with the Award.

The DISTINGUISHED COLLABORATOR AWARD was presented to Emmy award-winning costume designer, Deborah Hopper, and four-time Oscar

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Clint Eastwood & Kate Beckinsale Among Costume Designer Honorees

By | Wednesday February 1, 2012 @ 9:33am PST

Costume Designers Unveil Nominees

Clint Eastwood and longtime costume designer Deborah Hopper will receive the Distinguished Collaborator Award during the 14th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards on February 21 at the Beverly Hilton. Eastwood and Hopper have worked on more than 16 films during the past 20 years including Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby and most recently J. Edgar. Additionally that night, costume designer Marlene Stewart (Madonna videos, JFK) will receive the Career Achievement in Film Award, and Lou Eyrich (Glee) will receive the Career Achievement in Television Award. The guild also will bestow the Spotlight Award on Kate Beckinsale and acknowledge Western Costume with a special Service Award.

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Costume Designers Unveil Nominees

By | Thursday January 19, 2012 @ 9:51am PST

The 14th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards are set for February 21 at the Beverly Hilton. Here’s the full list of nominees, which include familiar awards-season names (The Descendants, The Help, Hugo) in the film categories:

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2012 NomineesEXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM

Bridesmaids – Leesa Evans & Christine Wada
The Descendants – Wendy Chuck
Drive – Erin Benach
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Trish Summerville
Melancholia – Manon Rasmussen

EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM
The Artist – Mark Bridges
Jane Eyre – Michael O’Connor
The Help – Sharen Davis
Hugo – Sandy Powell
W.E. – Arianne Phillips

EXCELLENCE IN FANTASY FILM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – JanyTemime
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Penny Rose
Red Riding Hood – Cindy Evans
Thor – Alexandra Byrne
X-Men: First Class – Sammy Sheldon

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