2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards: Oscar frontrunners ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Black Panther’ win

The Oscar frontrunner for Best Costume Design, “The Favourite,” won a top honor at the Costume Designers Guild Awards on Tuesday. It picked up the period prize over two of its Oscar rivals — “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots” — as well as “BlacKkKlansman” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Another Oscar contender in that category, “Black Panther,” won the fantasy film race over “Aquaman,” “The Avengers: Infinity War,” “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

And the contemporary costumes of “Crazy Rich Asians” prevailed over “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” “Ocean’s 8,” “A Star Is Born” and “Widows.”

The fifth Oscar nominee, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” was snubbed by the guild which has a stellar track record at honoring the eventual Oscar winner. The winner of the period film CDG prize tends to repeat at the Oscars. However, that has not been the case for the last two years running. In 2018, “The Shape of Water” won with the guild but it was “Phantom Thread” that prevailed at the Oscars. And in 2017, the academy went with the fantasy film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

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The last fantasy films to win at the Oscars prior to that were “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010 and before that “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” in 2003. And the last contemporary movie to win the Academy Award for Best Costume Design was “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” in 1994.

The 21st edition of these kudos, which also honored costume design in television and commercials, took place at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 19.

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Contemporary Film 
X – “Crazy Rich Asians” – Mary E. Vogt
“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” – Michele Clapton
“Ocean’s 8” – Sarah Edwards
“A Star Is Born” – Erin Benach
“Widows” – Jenny Eagan

Period Film
“BlacKkKlansman” – Marci Rodgers
“Bohemian Rhapsody” – Julian Day
X – “The Favourite” – Sandy Powell
“Mary Poppins Returns” – Sandy Powell
“Mary Queen of Scots” – Alexandra Byrne

Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film
“Aquaman” – Kym Barrett
“The Avengers: Infinity War” – Judianna Makovsky
X – “Black Panther” – Ruth E. Carter
“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” – Jenny Beavan
“A Wrinkle in Time” – Paco Delgado

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