The Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees

 The Costume Designers Guild has announced nominees in contemporary, fantasy and period film categories for its 14th annual awards ceremony. Winners will be announced at a Feb. 21 gala hosted by Jane Lynch at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Contemporary nominees include “Bridesmaids,” “The Descendants,” “Drive,” “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and Melancholia. Period films are “The Artist,” “Jane Eyre,” “The Help,” “Hugo” and “W.E.” The fantasy nominees are “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Red Riding Hood,” “Thor” and “X Men: First Class.”

The nominees include three-time Academy Award winner Sandy Powell (“Hugo”) and Oscar nominated Arianne Phillips (“W.E.”). The group also announced its TV nominees in the contemporary series, period/fantasy series and movie/miniseries categories. The honorary Spotlight Award and Distinguished Collaborator Award will be announced next week and presented at the Feb. 21 ceremony. The CDG, founded in 1953, consists of more than 750 working costume professionals around the world.

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The full list of nominees:

Excellence 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”: Jany Temime
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”: Penny Rose
“Red Riding Hood”: Cindy Evans
“Thor”: Alexandra Byrne
“X-Men: First Class”: Sammy Sheldon

Outstanding Contemporary TV Series:

“Glee”: Loy Eyrich & Jennifer Eve
“Modern Family”: Alix Friedberg
“Revenge”: Jill Ohanneson
“Saturday Night Live”: Tom Broecker & Eric Justian
“Sons of Anarchy”: Kelli Jones
Outstanding Period/Fantasy TV Series:

“Boardwalk Empire”: John A. Dunn, Lisa Padovani
“The Borgias”: Gabriella Pescucci
“Game of Thrones”: Michele Clapton
“Once Upon a Time”: Eduardo Castro
“Pan Am”: Ane Crabtree
Outstanding Made-for-TV Movie or Miniseries:

“Downton Abbey”: Susannah Buxton
“The Kennedys”: Christopher Hargadon
“Mildred Pierce”: Ann Roth

Excellence in Commercial Costume Design:

Carl’s Jr., “Miss Turkey”: Francine Lecoultre
Dos Equis, “The Most Interesting Man in the World”: Julie Vogel
Swiffer, “Country Dirt Girl”: Roseanne Fiedler



Ernest Schmatolla is publisher of Lookonline since 1994. It is the longest running fashion site on the Internet.

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