The Oscars marks the the finale of Awards season. This season, all areas of entertainment were honored by their peers including the visual artists at the 17th annual Costume Designers’ Guild Awards.
Lacoste, long standing supporter of the Guild, sponsored the gala at the Beverly Hilton this Tuesday, February 20th with the actors and directors of the nominated shows. Mindy Kaling presented among fellow actors, Harrison Ford, Jonathan Groff, John Voight, Tony Hale, and Beau Bridges, to support their Costume Designers.
Showtime’s star, Emmy Rossum stepped in as host of the evening. Naomi Watts was given the Lacoste Spotlight Award, a prestigious trophy for actors with an appreciation for the contribution designers make to their performances. This award was also previously given to Halle Berry.
Harrison Ford, affectionately referred to as “Harry” presented a humorous dedication to CDG member Aggie Guerard Rodgers whose many costume credits include Return of the Jedi, Bettlejuice, and Fugitive. Rodgers was honored for her lifetime contribution to the arts, with the Career Achievement Award.
And the woman who initiated the first ever CDG awards, who served two terms as the Guild president, and who is responsible for Micheal Jackson’s Thriller costumes, was awarded the Edith Head Award for the Advancement and Education of the Art of Costume Design. That woman is, Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis.
Winners at the 17th Costume Designers’ Guild Awards
OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI SERIES
American Horror Story: Freak Show – Lou Eyrich
OUTSTANDING PERIOD/FANTASY TELEVISION SERIES
Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton
OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
True Detective – Jenny Eagan
EXCELLENCE IN COMMERCIAL COSTUME DESIGN
Army ‘Defy Expectations, Villagers’ – Christopher Lawrence
EXCELLENCE IN FANTASY FILM
Into the Woods – Colleen Atwood
EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Milena Canonero
EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM
Birdman – Albert Wolsky
Curious about what a Costume Designer does exactly? Visit the Costume Designers’ Guild website by clicking here or entering http://costumedesignersguild.com/ in our browser.