‘The Artist,’ ‘The Help,’ ‘Hugo’ among Costume Design Guild nominees

The Costume Designers Guild announced nominations for their 14th annual kudos in three categories of films: Period, Fantasy and Contemporary.

Period pictures in the running are: “The Artist,” “Jane Eyre,” “The Help,” “Hugo” and “W.E.” “Hugo” costumer Sandy Powell already has three Oscars (“Shakespeare in Love,” “The Aviator” and “The Young Victoria”) while Phillips (“W.E.”) is a one-time nominee (“Walk the Line”).

The fantasy films nominated are: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Red Riding Hood,” “Thor” and “X Men: First Class.”

Contemporary contenders are “Bridesmaids,” “The Descendants,” “Drive,” “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and Melancholia.

The majority of eventual Oscar nominees are likely to be period pieces. Last year, two of the three CDG period contenders — “The King’s Speech” and “True Grit” — reaped Oscar bids. In 2009, three of the CDG choices for period film costumes made the final five at the Oscars while in both 2008 and 2007 four made the cut.

By naming only three period pictures last year, the CDG left the Oscar field open and two of its fantasy nominees — “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Tempest” — made the grade with the Academy. Indeed, “Alice in Wonderland” won awards from both groups, marking the seventh time in the 13-year history of the the CDG that a champ of theirs prevailed at the Oscars. 

The last fantasy film to prevail at the Oscars before “Alice in Wonderland” was “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” in 2003 while the last contemporary movie to win was “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” in 1994.

The kudos, which also honor costume design in television and commercials take place Feb. 21 at the Beverly Hilton hosted by Jane Lynch

“The Artist”: Mark Bridges
“Jane Eyre”: Michael O’Connor
“The Help”: Sharen Davis
“Hugo”: Sandy Powell
“W.E.”: Arianne Phillips

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”: Jany Temime
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”: Penny Rose
“Red Riding Hood”: Cindy Evans
“Thor”: Alexandra Byrne
“X-Men: First Class”: Sammy Sheldon

“Bridesmaids”: Leesa Evans & Christine Wada
“The Descendants”: Wendy Chuck
“Drive”: Erin Benach
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”: Trish Summerville
“Melancholia”: Manon Rasmussen

“Boardwalk Empire”: John A. Dunn, Lisa Padovani
“The Borgias”: Gabriella Pescucci
“Game of Thrones”: Michele Clapton
“Once Upon a Time”: Eduardo Castro
“Pan Am”: Ane Crabtree

“Glee”: Loy Eyrich & Jennifer Eve
“Modern Family”: Alix Friedberg
“Revenge”: Jill Ohanneson
“Saturday Night Live”: Tom Broecker & Eric Justian
“Sons of Anarchy”: Kelli Jones

“Downton Abbey”: Susannah Buxton
“The Kennedys”: Christopher Hargadon
“Mildred Pierce”: Ann Roth

Carl’s Jr., “Miss Turkey”: Francine Lecoultre
Dos Equis, “The Most Interesting Man in the World”: Julie Vogel
Swiffer, “Country Dirt Girl”: Roseanne Fiedler

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