For the First Time in CDGA History, the Annual Ceremony Will Be Streamed Live
The Costume Designers Guild has released the nominations for their annual CDG Awards and since we’re ALL about the costumes ’round here (when we’re not all about celebrity fashion), we feel duty-bound to highlight the nominees. With the way pop culture has become so fragmented in the last year, we figured most folks aren’t familiar with a good number of the films and TV shows being nominated. We just can’t all keep up anymore, can we? Anyway, here are the nominees, with pictures of their work and one or two T Lo opinions scattered here and there. THE CDGA ceremony will be streamed live on Twitter on Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET, which is kind of an interesting development in entertainment awards ceremonies.
Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film
Dolittle – Jenny Beavan
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey – Michael Wilkinson
Mulan – Bina Daigeler
Pinocchio – Massimo Cantini Parrini
Wonder Woman 1984 – Lindy Hemming
We only saw one of these (WW84) and we don’t think it truly merits an award, so your guess is as good as ours on this one. It’s interesting how badly most of these films did on both the critical and box office fronts, with the exception of Jingle Jangle, which everyone seemed to love.
Excellence in Contemporary Film
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar – Trayce Gigi Field
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) – Erin Benach
Da 5 Bloods – Donna Berwick
Promising Young Woman – Nancy Steiner
The Prom – Lou Eyrich
For us, it’s absolutely Birds of Prey, which had some of the freshest takes on costume design the superhero genre ever saw.
Excellence in Period Film
Emma – Alexandra Byrne
Judas and the Black Messiah – Charlese Antoinette Jones
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Ann Roth
Mank – Trish Summerville
One Night in Miami – Francine Jamison-Tanchuck
We’re biased because we wrote a whole piece on the costumes of Emma.
Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television
The Mandalorian: “Chapter 13: The Jedi” – Shawna Trpcic
Snowpiercer: “Access is Power” – Cynthia Summers
Star Trek: Picard: “Absolute Candor” – Christine Bieselin Clark
Westworld: “Parce Domine” – Shay Cunliffe
What We Do in the Shadows: “Nouveau Théâtre des Vampires” – Amanda Neale
Again, we feel we have to support the one we wrote a piece about, so Picard it is – although we think The Mandalorian‘s costumes are easily as good.
Excellence in Contemporary Television
Emily in Paris: “Faux Amis” – Patricia Field & Marilyn Fitoussi
Euphoria: “Part 1: Rue – Trouble Don’t Last Always” – Heidi Bivens
I May Destroy You: “Social Media is a Great Way to Connect” – Lynsey Moore
Schitt’s Creek: “Happy Ending” – Debra Hanson
Unorthodox: “Part 2” – Justine Seymour
Excellence in Period Television
Bridgerton: “Diamond of the First Water” – Ellen Mirojnick & John W. Glaser III
The Crown: “Terra Nullius” – Amy Roberts
Lovecraft Country: “I Am.” – Dayna Pink
Mrs. America: “Shirley” – Bina Daigeler
The Queen’s Gambit: “End Game” – Gabriele Binder
Another really tough one, but we think it’s practically a given that The Queen’s Gambit has this one locked up. Take that with a grain of salt because we … wait for it … wrote a piece about it. Then again, we also wrote a piece about the costumes in the “Shirley” episode of Mrs. America. Oh, and another about the costumes of Lovecraft Country. Damn, we’re good.
Honestly a bit surprised Ratched didn’t get a nod here.
Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television
Dancing with the Stars: “Villains Night” – Daniela Gschwendtner & Steven Norman Lee
Hamilton – Paul Tazewell
The Masked Dancer: “Premiere – Everybody Mask Now!” – Gabrielle Letamendi & Candice Rainwater
The Masked Singer: “The Semi Finals – The Super Six” – Marina Toybina
Saturday Night Live: “John Mulaney / The Strokes” – Tom Broecker & Eric Justian
We think Hamilton is likely, even though stage costumes and cinematic or televisual costumes don’t always start or end up in the same places, if that makes sense. There are considerations in theatrical costume design that don’t necessarily carry over to other media and vice versa.
Excellence in Short Form Design
Apple: Shot on iPhone by Damien Chazelle – Vertical Cinema “The Stunt Double” short film – April Napier
The Killers: “Caution” music video – Samantha Kuester
Selena Gomez: “Boyfriend” music video – Dawn Ritz & Kenn Law
Tim Burton Themed Halloween Party short film – Dawn Ritz
The Weeknd: “Blinding Lights” music video – Ami Goodheart
Completely without opinions on this one! Join in at home and state your opinions, darlings!