Four of our five predicted nominees for Best Costume Design at the Oscars reaped bids for the Costume Design Guild kudos. And while these awards often overlook one of the Academy Awards nominees, the CDG has a stellar track record at honoring the eventual Oscar winner.
Oscar frontrunner “Jackie” as well as second-ranked “Florence Foster Jenkins” contend for best period costumes as do “The Dressmaker,” “Hail, Caesar!” and “Hidden Figures.” Fourth-ranked Oscar contender “Silence” was snubbed in this category.
Besides second-ranked Oscar contender “La La Land,” the contemporary costume nominees are “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” “Captain Fantastic,” “Lion” and”Nocturnal Animals.”
And fifth-ranked Oscar hopeful “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” vies for the fantasy film award as do “Doctor Strange,” “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
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Last year, eventual Oscar winner Jenny Beavan‘s post-apocalyptic designs for “Mad Max: Fury Road” won Best Fantasy Costume Design here over one of her Oscar rivals, Sandy Powell (“Cinderella”). The other CDG nominees were “Ex Machina,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Powell also lost Best Period Costume Design for her Oscar-nominated work on “Carol” to another Academy Awards contender, Paco Delgado for “The Danish Girl.” The other nominees were “Brooklyn,” “Crimson Peak” and “Trumbo.” The fifth Oscar nominee, Jacqueline West for “The Revenant,” was snubbed by the CDG.
In 2014, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” won the CDG’s award for Period Film before going on to win the Oscar for Best Costume Design as well. Its Oscar rival “Inherent Vice” was also a nominee in the guild’s period contest. Two other Oscar nominees, “Into the Woods” and “Maleficent,” were CDG nominees for Fantasy Film, while the fifth Oscar nominee, “Mr. Turner,” was snubbed by the guild entirely.
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In 2013 “12 Years a Slave” pulled off an upset here, winning the period award over eventual Oscar champ “The Great Gatsby” and another Oscar nominee, “American Hustle.” The other two Oscar contenders — “The Grandmaster” and “The Invisible Woman” — were snubbed by the guild. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” won the fantasy prize at the CDG while “Blue Jasmine” prevailed in the contemporary race.
In 2012 “Anna Karenina” won the period prize before prevailing at the Oscars against CDG rivals “Lincoln,” “Les Miserables” and “Snow White and the Huntsman” as well as fantasy winner “Mirror Mirror.”
In 2011 “W.E.” won the period prize while the final “Harry Potter” picture took the fantasy genre and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” claimed the contemporary category. “W.E” edged out three of the other period pictures that were in the running at the Oscars — “The Artist,” “Jane Eyre” and “Hugo” — along with “Anonymous.” The final CDG nominee, “The Help,” was snubbed by the academy. However, it was “The Artist” that prevailed at the Oscars.
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In 2010, two of the three CDG period nominees — “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 in 2010, 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, which marked the seventh time in the then-14-year history of 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 19th edition of these kudos, which also honor costume design in television and commercials, will take place at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 21. Meryl Streep will be feted with the Distinguished Collaborator Award, Jeffrey Kurland will be honored with the Career Achievement Award, illustrator Lois DeArmond is to receive the Distinguished Service Award and Ret Turner will be posthumously inducted into the guild’s Hall of Fame.
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“Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” – Rebecca Hale
“Captain Fantastic” – Courtney Hoffman
“La La Land” – Mary Zophres
“Lion” – Cappi Ireland
“Nocturnal Animals” – Arianne Phillips
“The Dressmaker”– Marion Boyce, Margot Wilson
“Florence Foster Jenkins” – Consolata Boyle
“Hail, Caesar!” – Mary Zophres
“Hidden Figures” – Renee Ehrlich Kalfus
“Jackie” – Madeline Fontaine
“Doctor Strange” – Alexandra Byrne
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” – Colleen Atwood
“Kubo and the Two Strings” – Deborah Cook
“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” – Colleen Atwood
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” – David Crossman, Glyn Dillion
CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
“American Horror Story: Roanoke” – Lou Eyrich, Helen Huang
“Empire” – Paolo Nieddu
“Grace & Frankie” – Allyson B. Fanger
“House of Cards” – Johanna Argan, Kemal Harris
“Transparent” – Marie Schley
PERIOD TELEVISION SERIES
“The Crown” – Michele Clapton
“Penny Dreadful” – Gabriella Pescucci
“Stranger Things,” Series – Kimberly Adams, Malgosia Turzanska
“Westworld,” Pilot – Trish Summerville
“Westworld,” Series – Ane Crabtree
FANTASY TELEVISION SERIES
“Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton, April Ferry
“The Man in the High Castle – J.R. Hawbaker
“Once Upon a Time – Eduardo Castro
“Sleepy Hollow – Mairi Chisholm
“The Walking Dead – Eulyn C. Womble
Beyoncé: “Hold Up” – B. Åkerlund
Dos Equis: “The Most Interesting Man in the World – Mission to Mars” – Julie Vogel
Dos Equis: “The New Most Interesting Man in the World Traverses the Sand and the Serengeti” – Liz Botes
H&M: “Come Together” featuring Adrien Brody, directed by Wes Anderson – Milena Canonero
Pepsi: “Momotaro” Episode Four, featuring Jude Law — Ami Goodheart
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