The Costume Designers Guild Awards 2019 Nominations

Posted on January 10, 2019

Kittens, the CDGA put out their yearly nominations for the best in costume design for motion pictures and television and we, being the costume, film and TV critics we like to think we are, have some opinions on the matter. And by that we mean we’re just gonna yell out our picks, which were all somewhat surprisingly easy for us, no offense to the other nominees. It’s just that this year offered up some fairly clearly frontrunners in costume design.



Excellence in Contemporary Film
A Star Is Born – Erin Benach
Crazy Rich Asians – Mary E. Vogt
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Michele Clapton
Ocean’s 8 – Sarah Edwards
Widows – Jenny Eagan


Crazy Rich Asians!


Excellence in Period Film
BlacKkKlansman – Marci Rodgers
Bohemian Rhapsody – Julian Day
The Favourite – Sandy Powell
Mary Poppins Returns – Sandy Powell
Mary Queen of Scots – Alexandra Byrne


The Favourite!


Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film
A Wrinkle in Time – Paco Delgado
Aquaman – Kym Barrett
The Avengers: Infinity War – Judianna Makovsky
Black Panther – Ruth E. Carter
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – Jenny Beavan




Excellence in Contemporary Television
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – Lou Eyrich & Allison Leach
Grace and Frankie – Allyson B. Fanger
The Romanoffs – Janie Bryant & Wendy Chuck
Sharp Objects – Alix Friedberg
This Is Us – Hala Bahmet


The Assassination of Gianni Versace!


Excellence in Period Television
The Alienist – Michael Kaplan
Glow – Beth Morgan
The Man in the High Castle – Catherine Adair
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Donna Zakowska
Outlander – Nina Ayres & Terry Dresbach





Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television
American Horror Story: Apocalypse – Paula Bradley & Lou Eyrich
The Handmaid’s Tale – Ane Crabtree
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – Cynthia Summers
Star Trek: Discovery – Gersha Phillips
Westworld – Sharen Davis


Star Trek: Discovery!



Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert – Paul Tazewell
The Late Late Show with James Corden – Lauren Shapiro
RuPaul’s Drag Race – Zaldy Goco
Saturday Night Live – Tom Broecker & Eric Justian
So You Think You Can Dance – Marina Toybina





Excellence in Short Form Design
Adidas: “See My Creativity”, commercial – Bonnie Stauch
Childish Gambino: “This is America”, music video – Natasha Newman-Thomas
Elton John – Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Legacy, short film – Charlie Altuna
Justin Timberlake: “Supplies” Directed by Dave Myers, music video – Ami Goodhart
Nespresso: “The Quest”, commercial – Jenny Eagan



Childish Gambino!

Your thoughts? We suspect you all have some.


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