The 2024 CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) Winners

Posted on February 22, 2024


Because we LOVE ourselves some costume design, here are the winners of this year’s Costume Designers Guild Awards, with examples of their winning work. Miss Press Release will be taking over from here. Congratulations to all of you fabulous artists!

Winners have been announced for the 26th CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) which took place earlier this evening at NeueHouse in Hollywood, California. The annual CDGA celebrated excellence in film, television, short form costume design, and costume illustration. The CDG includes more than 1,200 costume designers, assistant costume designers, and illustrators working in motion pictures, television, commercials, music videos, and new media programs throughout the world.

Wendi McLendon-Covey hosted the evening which celebrated special honorees Annette Bening, Billie Eilish, Francine Jamison-Tanchuck, as well as the winners of the nine competitive award categories. This year’s gala was sponsored by premier sponsor Western Costume Company and supporting sponsor Westfield Century City.

Annette Bening received the Spotlight Award, which honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of Costume Design. Bening’s Costume Designer from “Nyad,” Kelli Jones and the legendary Costume Designer, Albert Wolsky gave heartfelt remarks about Bening and how working with someone like her is the reason they are in the industry.

Francine Jamison-Tanchuck received a standing ovation while accepting the Career Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual whose career in costume design has left an indelible mark on film and television. “The Color Purple” star Danielle Brooks presented Jamison-Tanchuck with the award and reflected on how she “creates characters and cultures, immersing and delighting viewers with stunning images on screen.”

Billie Eilish was awarded the Vanguard Spotlight Award, which celebrates a trailblazer who ignites the imaginations of cognoscenti and audiences alike. This accolade is a tribute to a performing artist who sets new standards in their sphere, not only for their outstanding achievements but also for their courage as a visionary that serves as an inspiration to us all. Shirley Kurata, the designer for Eilish’s “What Was I Made For” music video, presented her with the award. While accepting her award on-stage, Eilish said, “Fashion has always been my way of expression – more than anything else it’s like my communication tool.” Eilish continued, “I think being able to communicate through what I wear and to show how I feel and who I want to be is such a gift that I feel so lucky to have.”


Excellence in Contemporary Film

 Saltburn – Sophie Canale



Excellence in Period Film

Poor Things – Holly Waddington



Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film

Barbie – Jacqueline Durran



Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television

Ahsoka: Part Eight: The Jedi, the Witch, and the Warlord – Shawna Trpcic
Ahsoka: Part Eight: The Jedi, the Witch, and the Warlord – Elissa Alcala, ACD



Excellence in Short Form Design

Madonna X Vanity Fair – The Enlightenment (Short Film) – B. Åkerlund



Excellence in Contemporary Television

BEEF: The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech in Pain – Helen Huang
BEEF: The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech in Pain – Austin Wittick, ACD
BEEF: The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech in Pain – YJ Hwang, ACD



Excellence in Period Television


The Great: Choose Your Weapon – Sharon Long



Excellence in Costume Illustration

Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire – Jason Pastrana



Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television

A Black Lady Sketch Show: Peek-A-Boob, Your Titty’s Out – Michelle Page Collins
A Black Lady Sketch Show: Peek-A-Boob, Your Titty’s Out – Wyandon Lubom, ACD



[Photo Credit: Lucasfilm Ltd., Andrew Cooper/Netflix, Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures, Courtesy of MGM and Amazon Studios, Christopher Raphael/Hulu, Courtesy of Netflix, Courtesy of HBO, Courtesy of Warner Bros. Picttures]

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