- Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
Winners have been announced for the 21ST CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) which took place earlier this evening at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Executive produced by JumpLine, the annual CDGA celebrated excellence in film, television, and short form Costume Design as voted on by the Guild’s membership. The CDG includes more than 1,000 Costume Designers and Illustrators working in motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos, and new media programs throughout the world.
Kate Walsh hosted the evening which celebrated special honorees Glenn Close, Ruth E. Carter, Ryan Murphy and Betty
Pecha Madden, as well as the winners of the eight competitive award categories.
Glenn Close received the Spotlight Award, which honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of Costume Design. Her “The Shield” co-star Michael Chiklis gave a heartfelt speech about working alongside Close, and welcomed costume designer Ellen
Mirojnick who presented her with the Award.
Ruth E. Carter was honored with the Career Achievement Award, recognizing her extraordinary body of work and lasting impact on filmmaking. Carter received the Award from Halle Berry, who was introduced by Black Panther actress Danai
Gurira. Earlier in the ceremony, Carter also won the 21st CDGA in the Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film category for her work on Black Panther.
Ryan Murphy was awarded the Distinguished Collaborator Award, which honors individuals who demonstrate unwavering support of Costume Design and creative partnerships with Costume Designers. Longtime friends and collaborators Sarah Paulson (Actress) and Lou Eyrich (Costume Designer/Producer) presented him with the Award.
Betty Pecha Madden received the Distinguished Service Award from IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage
Employees) board member, Mike Miller. The award honors someone whose specialties and talents contribute to the craft and art of Costume Design.
The following is the list of winners in the eight (8) competitive categories voted on by the Guild’s membership:
Excellence in Contemporary Film
Crazy Rich Asians – Mary E. Vogt
Excellence in Period Film
The Favourite – Sandy Powell
Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film
Black Panther – Ruth E. Carter
Excellence in Contemporary Television
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – Lou Eyrich / Allison Leach
Excellence in Period Television
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Donna Zakowska
Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television
Westworld – Sharen Davis
Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television
RuPaul’s Drag Race – Zaldy Goco
Excellence in Short Form Design
Childish Gambino: “This is America”, music video – Natasha Newman-Thomas
CDGA Nominees in attendance included: Catherine Adair (Period Television, The Man in the High Castle), Charlie Altuna (Short Form Design, Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Legacy, short film), Nina Ayres (Period Television, Outlander), Hala Bahmet (Contemporary Television, This Is Us), Kym Barrett (Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film, Aquaman), Erin Benach(Contemporary Film, A Star Is Born) Paula Bradley (Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television, American Horror Story: Apocalypse), Tom Broecker (Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television, Saturday Night Live), Janie Bryant (Contemporary Television, The Romanoffs), Ane Crabtree (Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television, The Handmaid’s Tale), Julian Day (Period Film), Bohemian Rhapsody, Terry Dresbach (Period Television, Outlander), Jenny Eagan (Contemporary Film, Widows/Short Form Design, Nespresso: “The Quest,” commercial) Sarah Edwards (Contemporary Film, Ocean’s 8), Allyson B. Fanger (Contemporary Television, Grace and Frankie), Alix Friedberg (Contemporary Television, Sharp Objects), Ami Goodheart (Short Form Design, Justin Timberlake: “Supplies” music video), Judianna Makovsky (Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film, The Avengers: Infinity War), Beth Morgan (Period Television, GLOW), Gersha Phillips (Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television, Star Trek: Discovery/Short Form Design, “The Brightest Star” - Star Trek: Short Treks), Marci Rodgers (Period Film, BlacKkKlansman), Lauren Shapiro (Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television, The Late Show with James Corden), Bonnie Stauch (Short Form Design, Adidas: “See My Creativity,” commercial), Cynthia Summers (Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television, A Series of Unfortunate Events), Trish Summerville (Contemporary Film, Red Sparrow), Paul Tazewell (Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert), Marina Toybina (Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television, So You Think You Can Dance), and more.
This year’s event was sponsored by Westfield, Amazon Prime Video, and Campari.
About THE COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD
The Costume Designers Guild, IATSE local 892, is a union formed for the promotion and protection of the art of costume design. Members, including costume designers, assistant costume designers, and illustrators, use their artistry and technical expertise to create believable characters within the narratives of motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos, and new media. Over 1,000 members strong, the CDG is a proud affiliate of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @CDGlocal892.
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