The 26th CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) Nominees Announced!

Posted on January 04, 2024

The Costume Designers Guild Award nominations are out, and as two queens who love themselves a well-designed and evocative film or television costume, we are delighted by the choices. We’re also happy to note that almost all of our picks for fave costumes of 2023 are represented here. Let’s form opinions and make predictions!


Excellence in Contemporary Film

· American Fiction – Rudy Mance
· May December – April Napier
· NYAD – Kelli Jones
· Renfield – Lisa Lovaas
· Saltburn – Sophie Canale




Excellence in Period Film

· Killers of the Flower Moon – Jacqueline West
· Maestro – Mark Bridges
· Napoleon – Janty Yates & Dave Crossman
· Oppenheimer – Ellen Mirojnick
· Poor Things – Holly Waddington

This is a tough one, but we’ll have to give it to Poor Things.



Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film

· Barbie – Jacqueline Durran
· Haunted Mansion – Jeffrey Kurland
· The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes – Trish Summerville
· The Little Mermaid – Colleen Atwood & Christine Cantella
· Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire – Stephanie Porter




Excellence in Contemporary Television

· The Bear: Fishes – Courtney Wheeler
· BEEF: The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech in Pain – Helen Huang
· The Last of Us: Endure and Survive – Cynthia Ann Summers
· The Morning Show: The Kármán Line – Sophie de Rakoff & Debra McGuire
· Poker Face: The Orpheus Syndrome – Trayce Gigi Field

Another tough one, but we think it might be The Bear. The character-defining costumes in that episode were really well done.


Excellence in Costume Illustration

· 1923: War and the Turquoise Tide – Maggie S. Chan
· Haunted Mansion – Barbra Araujo
· The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Song Songbirds & Snakes – Oksana Nedavniaya
· Loki: 1893 – Felipe Sanchez
· Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire – Jason Pastrana




Excellence in Period Television

· The Crown: Ritz – Amy Roberts
· Daisy Jones & the Six: Track 8: Looks Like We Made It – Denise Wingate
· George & Tammy: Two Story House – Mitchell Travers
· The Gilded Age: You Don’t Even Like Opera – Kasia Walicka Maimone & Patrick Wiley
· The Great: Choose Your Weapon – Sharon Long

It’s got to be Daisy Jones. Those costumes were gorgeous.


Excellence in Short Form Design

· American Horror Story: Delicate | Official Teaser (Commercial) – Paula Bradley
· Blink 182 – DANCE WITH ME (Music Video) – Julie Vogel
· Great Acting or Great Taste – Pepsi (Commercial) – Heather Allison
· Jack’s New Angle (Doritos Superbowl) (Commercial) – Trayce Gigi Field
· Madonna X Vanity Fair – The Enlightenment (Short Film) – B. Åkerlund




Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television

· Ahsoka: Part Eight: The Jedi, the Witch, and the Warlord – Shawna Trpcic
· Loki: 1893 – Christine Wada
· The Mandalorian: Chapter 22: Guns for Hire – Shawna Trpcic
· What We Do in the Shadows: Pride Parade – Laura Montgomery
· The Witcher: The Art of the Illusion – Lucinda Wright




Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television

· A Black Lady Sketch Show: Peek-A-Boob, Your Titty’s Out – Michelle Page Collins
· Dancing with the Stars: Monster Night – Steven Norman Lee & Daniela Gschwendtner
· The Masked Singer: ’80s Night – Tim Chappel
· The Masked Singer: One Hit Wonders Night – Marina Toybina & Steven Norman Lee
· Saturday Night Live: Aubrey Plaza Host – Tom Broecker, Christina Natividad & Ashley Dudek





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