Costume Designers Guild Awards 2018 Nominations

Posted on January 10, 2018

The Costume Designers Guild just released their nominations and we, being two costume-minded queens, have a few opinions. We suspect some of you do too.


Excellence in Contemporary Film

Get Out – Nadine Haders

I, Tonya – Jennifer Johnson

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Arianne Phillips

Lady Bird – April Napier

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Melissa Toth


Period costumes tend to get more love and attention than contemporary ones, so we suspect I, Tonya has this one locked up.



Excellence in Period Film

Dunkirk – Jeffrey Kurland

Murder on the Orient Express – Alexandra Byrne

Phantom Thread – Mark Bridges

The Greatest Showman – Ellen Mirojnick

The Shape of Water – Luis Sequeira


Of course, when they’re all period films, it becomes a little harder to pick one, although we suspect it’ll be Phantom Thread‘s to lose.



Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film

Beauty and the Beast – Jacqueline Durran

Blade Runner 2049 – Renée April

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Michael Kaplan

Thor: Ragnarok – Mayes C. Rubeo

Wonder Woman – Lindy Hemming


Now THAT’S a tough one. We have no problem picking Wonder Woman out of the lot, but Beauty and the Beast and The Last Jedi made strong showings.



Excellence in Contemporary Television

American Horror Story: Cult – Sarah Evelyn Bram

Big Little Lies – Alix Friedberg

Grace and Frankie – Allyson B. Fanger

The Handmaid’s Tale – Ane Crabtree

The Young Pope – Luca Canfora, Carlo Poggioli


Another tough one. While The Handmaid’s Tale‘s costumes have become iconic, we suspect Big Little Lies has too much momentum.



Excellence in Period Television

The Crown – Jane Petrie

Feud: Bette and Joan – Lou Eyrich

Glow – Beth Morgan

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Donna Zakowska

Stranger Things – Kim Wilcox


We’re partial to The Crown, of course. The eye-popping, candy-colored costumes of Mrs. Maisel were fun, but perhaps a bit too whimsical for us.


Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television

Black Mirror: USS Callister – Maja Meschede

Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton

Once Upon a Time – Eduardo Castro, Dan Lester

Sleepy Hollow – Mairi Chisholm

Star Trek: Discovery – Gersha Phillips


USS Callister looked amazing, but we’re not sure recreating classic Star Trek uniforms with only minor tweaks is worth an award.


Excellence in Short Form Design

Assassin’s Creed: “I Am”, Commercial – Patrik Milani

Elton John, featuring Marilyn Manson: “Tiny Dancer”, Music Video – Sara Sensoy, Dawn Ritz

Katy Perry: “Chained to the Rhythm”, Music Video – B. Ăkerlund

Miu Miu Women’s Tales #14: The End of History Illusion, Short Film – Mindy Le Brock

P!NK: “Beautiful Trauma”, Music Video – Kim Bowen


No opinion on these. Shocking, we know.


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