Winners Announced for 20th CDGA Costume Designers Guild Awards
The following is the list of winners in the seven (7) competitive categories voted on by the Guild’s membership:
Excellence in Contemporary Film
I, Tonya – Jennifer Johnson
Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film
Wonder Woman – Lindy Hemming
Excellence in Period Film
The Shape of Water – Luis Sequeira
Excellence in Contemporary Television
The Handmaid’s Tale – Ane Crabtree
Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television
Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton
Excellence in Period Television
The Crown – Jane Petrie
Excellence in Short Form Design
P!NK: “Beautiful Trauma” Music Video – Kim Bowen
The Platinum Ceremony took place on February 20, 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel
BEVERLY HILLS, CA (February 20, 2018) – Winners have been announced for the 20th CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) which took place earlier this evening at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Produced by JumpLine, and sponsored by THE OUTNET.COM, Harper’s BAZAAR, Westfield, Prime, and Grand Marnier®, 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.
Gina Rodriguez hosted the platinum anniversary gala which celebrated special honorees Guillermo del Toro, Joanna Johnston, Maggie Schpak, and Kerry Washington, as well as the winners of the seven competitive award categories. Additionally, Academy Award-winning Costume Designer John Mollo was posthumously inducted into the Guild’s Hall of Fame by actor Mark Hamill who paid tribute to the iconic designer known for his work on the first two installments of the Star Wars films, among others.
Maggie Schpak, expert jeweler/metalworker, received the Distinguished Service Award from the CDG President, Salvador Perez. The award honors someone whose specialties and talents contribute to the craft and art of Costume Design.
Guillermo del Toro was awarded the Distinguished Collaborator Award, which honors individuals who demonstrate unwavering support of Costume Design and creative partnerships with Costume Designers. Actor Doug Jones and Oscar-nominated Costume Designer Luis Sequeira, both from del Toro’s 13-time Oscar-nominated film The Shape of Water, presented del Toro with the award.
Kerry Washington 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. Eva Longoria, and Scandal Costume Designer, Lyn Paolo, made the special presentation to Washington.
Joanna Johnston was honored with the Career Achievement Award, presented by THE OUTNET.COM, recognizing her extraordinary body of work and lasting impact on filmmaking. Producer Kathleen Kennedy presented Johnston with her award, with a surprise appearance bySally Field, who worked with Johnston on Forrest Gump and Lincoln.
Actors including Rachel Brosnahan, Marin Hinkle, Keala Settle, Colton Haynes, Wilson Cruz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Sarah Hyland,Brooklyn Decker, June Diane Raphael, Lily Tomlin, Anna Camp, Tony Hale, and Rufus Sewell were on hand to present the awards.
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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