The 2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards Nominations – and our opinions

Posted on January 12, 2017


Well, who didn’t see that one coming?

Seeing as how we’re a couple of queens who LOVE themselves a good movie or film costume, we figured we’d do those hard-working Costume Designers a solid and salute the nominees for excellence this year from the Costume Designer’s Guild.


Excellence in Contemporary Film
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – Rebecca Hale
Captain Fantastic – Courtney Hoffman
La La Land – Mary Zophres
Lion – Cappi Ireland
Nocturnal Animals – Arianne Phillips


Our little gay hearts would erupt with glee if AbFab won this one, but let’s face it. La La Land gets everything this awards season.



Excellence in Period Film
The Dressmaker – Marion Boyce, Margot Wilson
Florence Foster Jenkins – Consolata Boyle
Hail, Caesar! – Mary Zophres
Hidden Figures – Renee Ehrlich Kalfus
Jackie – Madeline Fontaine


Hidden Figures is the only one on this list we haven’t seen and we suspect it’s the one that’s going to win it, although every one of these films display amazing period work. Interesting that four of them are mid 20th Century.



Excellence in Fantasy Film
Doctor Strange – Alexandra Byrne
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Colleen Atwood
Kubo and the Two Strings – Deborah Cook
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Colleen Atwood
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – David Crossman, Glyn Dillion


We’d probably give this to Miss Peregrine.


Outstanding Contemporary Television Series
American Horror Story: Roanoke – Lou Eyrich, Helen Huang
Empire – Paolo Nieddu
Grace & Frankie – Allyson B. Fanger
House of Cards – Johanna Argan, Kemal Harris
Transparent – Marie Schley


Yay for Paolo, who we interviewed last year for our podcast!



Outstanding Period Television Series
The Crown – Michele Clapton
Penny Dreadful – Gabriella Pescucci
Stranger Things, Series – Kimberly Adams, Malgosia Turzanska
Westworld, Pilot – Trish Summerville
Westworld, Series – Ane Crabtree


How is Westworld a “period” series? That’s kind of stretching the term, isn’t it? Given our deep dive on the costume design of The Crown, we can’t not root for Michele Clapton.


Outstanding Fantasy Television Series
Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton, April Ferry
The Man in the High Castle – J.R. Hawbaker
Once Upon a Time – Eduardo Castro
Sleepy Hollow – Mairi Chisholm
The Walking Dead – Eulyn C. Womble


Isn’t this where Westworld should be?


Excellence in Short Form Design
Beyoncé: “Hold Up” – B. Åkerlund
Dos Equis: “The Most Interesting Man in the World – Mission to Mars” – Julie Vogel
Dos Equis: “The New Most Interesting Man in the World Traverses the Sand and the Serengeti” – Liz Botes
H&M: “Come Together” featuring Adrien Brody, directed by Wes Anderson – Milena Canonero
Pepsi: “Momotaro” Episode Four, featuring Jude Law — Ami Goodheart


Pretty sure anything with Bey’s name attached to it gets an award by law.


[Photo Credit: Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment]

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