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Tue. Feb 18th, 2020

Costume Designers Guild (CDG) goes for ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘The Masked Singer’

Chris Evans’ sweater in Knives Out, Taika Waititi’s Nazi uniforms in Jojo Rabbit and Angelina Jolie’s horns in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil were the winners of last night’s Costume Designers Guild Awards in the Contemporary, Period, and Sci-Fi / Fantasy categories for motion pictures.

In television, Schitt’s Creek, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Game of Thrones took the same respective categories.

For Jojo Rabbit it was a bit of an upset over Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which was the favorite. The two were the only films nominated for CDG awards that are also nominated for the Costume Design Oscar. Interestingly enough, Jojo also bested Once at the ACE Eddie for film editing (only Jojo is Oscar-nominated there). In the last decade, the CDG winner has gone on to win the Oscar five times but also came with a win from BAFTA and/or Critics Choice. Dolemite Is My Name won Critics Choice but was not Oscar-nominated. Both Jojo and Once are nominated for the BAFTA.

Mindy Kaling hosted the event, which featured tributes and special awards to Charlize Theron, Mary Ellen Fields, Michael Kaplan and Adam McKay.

The Costume Designers Guild (CDG) is Local 892 of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.). The Guild represents Costume Designers, Assistant Costume Designers and Costume Illustrators working at the highest levels of skill and expertise in motion pictures, television and commercials. The CDG promotes and protects the economic status of its members while improving working conditions and raising standards for our craft.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Excellence in Contemporary Film

  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – Arjun Bhasin
  • Hustlers – Mitchell Travers
  • WINNER – Knives Out – Jenny Eagan
  • The Laundromat – Ellen Mirojnick
  • Queen & Slim – Shiona Turini

Excellence in Period Film

  • Dolemite is My Name – Ruth E. Carter
  • Downton Abbey – Anna Mary Scott Robbins
  • WINNER – Jojo Rabbit – Mayes C. Rubeo
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Arianne Phillips
  • Rocketman – Julian Day

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film

  • Aladdin – Michael Wilkinson
  • Avengers: Endgame – Judianna Makovsky
  • Captain Marvel – Sanja M. Hays
  • WINNER – Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – Ellen Mirojnick
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Michael Kaplan

Excellence in Contemporary Television

  • Big Little Lies: “She Knows” – Alix Friedberg
  • Fleabag: “2.1” – Ray Holman
  • Killing Eve: “Desperate Times” – Charlotte Mitchell
  • Russian Doll: “Superiority Complex” – Jennifer Rogien
  • WINNER – Schitt’s Creek: “The Dress” – Debra Hanson

Excellence in Period Television

  • Chernobyl: “Please Remain Calm” – Odile Dicks-Mireaux
  • The Crown: “Cri De Coeur” – Amy Roberts
  • Fosse/Verdon: “Life is a Cabaret” – Melissa Toth & Joseph La Corte
  • GLOW: “Freaky Tuesday” – Beth Morgan
  • WINNER – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “It’s Comedy or Cabbage” – Donna Zakowska

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television

  • Carnival Row: “Aisling” – Joyce Schure
  • WINNER – Game of Thrones: “The Iron Throne” – Michele Clapton
  • The Handmaid’s Tale: “Household” – Natalie Bronfman
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: “Penultimate Peril: Part 2” – Cynthia Summers
  • Watchmen: “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice” – Sharen Davis

Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television

  • Dancing with the Stars: “First Elimination” – Daniella Gschwendtner & Steven Norman Lee
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: “Crosswalk the Musical: Aladdin” – Lauren Shapiro
  • WINNER – The Masked Singer: “Season Finale: And the Winner Takes It All and Takes It Off” – Marina Toybina
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: “Whatcha Unpackin?” – Zaldy for RuPaul
  • Saturday Night Live: “Sandra Oh / Tame Impala” – Tom Broecker & Eric Justian

Excellence in Short Form Design

  • Katy Perry: “Small Talk” music video – Phoenix Mellow
  • Kohler Verdera Voice Smart Mirror: “Mirror, Mirror” commercial – Ami Goodheart
  • Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road” music video – Catherine Hahn
  • Madonna: “God Control” music video – B. Åkerlund
  • WINNER – United Airlines: “Star Wars Wing Walker” commercial – Christopher Lawrence
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