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COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

The nominees for the 12th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were just announced, and the winners will be revealed at the awards gala on February 25th at the Beverly Hilton. The Costume Designers Guild was founded over 50 years ago by a group of 30 motion picture costume designers, and has worked since to promote the artistry, technical expertise, and creative vision of their members who work in film and television Costume Design (they now have over 700 members throughout the world).


 
This year, the Swarovski Award – a newly titled award designed to spotlight “exceptional talent and the prospect of a sparkling career ahead” – is being presented to actress Emily Blunt. Academy Award & BAFTA Award-winning British costume designer, Sandy Powell will receive the Lacoste Career Achievement in Film Award.  Michael Travis, known for his work on many television shows and specials including, “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and “Frank Sinatra’s Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley,” will be the recipient of the Career Achievement in Television Award.  The Distinguished Collaborator Award will be presented to famed director, Rob Marshall. This year, the Costume Designers Guild’s Hall of Fame Award will be presented posthumously to Emmy Award winning costume designer and former CDG President, Robert Turturice.
 
The complete list of award categories and nominees is as follows:
 
OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
Big Love – Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko  
Dancing with the Stars – Randall Christensen 
Glee – Lou Eyrich
No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Jo Katsaras
Ugly Betty – Patricia Field
 
OUTSTANDING PERIOD/FANTASY TELEVISION SERIES
Mad Men –Janie Bryant 
True Blood – Audrey Fisher
The Tudors – Joan Bergin
 
OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI SERIES
Georgia O’Keeffe – Michael Dennison
Grey Gardens – Catherine Marie Thomas
Little Dorrit – Barbara Kidd
 
EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM
(500) Days of Summer – Hope Hanafin
BrĂ¼no – Jason Alper
Crazy Heart – Doug Hall
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire – Marina Draghici
Up in the Air – Danny Glicker
 
EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM
Coco Before Chanel – Catherine Leterrier
Julie & Julia – Ann Roth
Nine – Colleen Atwood
Sherlock Holmes – Jenny Beavan
The Young Victoria – Sandy Powell
 
EXCELLENCE IN FANTASY FILM
Avatar – Mayes C. Rubeo & Deborah Lynn Scott
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – Monique Prudhomme
Star Trek – Michael Kaplan
 
EXCELLENCE IN COMMERCIAL COSTUME DESIGN:
Milk: “Milkquarious” – Casey Storm