The 23rd Costume Designers Guild Awards were being held tonight and live-streamed worldwide on their Twitter – @CostumeAwards where Oscar nominees Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Mulan both won awards in respective film categories. Lana Condor hosted the show.
In contemporary films are the designers from Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Da 5 Bloods, Promising Young Woman and The Prom were nominated with Promising Young Woman winning. In her tearful acceptance speech, designer Nancy Steiner made a plea for pay equity and increased pay for costume designers specifically.
Competing in the period film category were Emma., Judas and the Black Messiah, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank and One Night in Miami. 89-year old Ann Roth won for Ma Rainey, making her the oldest winner in CDG history. In the sci-fi/fantasy category, Dolittle, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, Pinocchio and Wonder Woman 1984 were all nominated but Bina Daigler’s work in Mulan triumphed. Daigler was also nominated for the television limited series Mrs. America.
Television winners included Westworld and The Queen’s Gambit. The Queen’s Gambit has yet to lose a single guild it’s been nominated for.
Among the presenters this evening were Amanda Seyfried, Rose Byrne, Andra Day, Emerald Fennell, Regina King, Carey Mulligan and Leslie Odom Jr.
During the virtual ceremony, producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers jointly received the Distinguished Collaborator Award for their “unwavering support” of costume design and designers.
“From the record-breaking series, Grey’s Anatomy to the latest binge-worthy series, Bridgerton, Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers have been longtime partners of the Costume Designers Guild,” said Salvador Perez, President of the Costume Designers Guild. “Throughout the years, the two have created cultural-defining TV moments with support from fellow collaborators and costume designers. We can think of no other duo more deserving of this award.”
The award was presented to Rhimes and Beers by Nicola Coughlan (Bridgerton). Past recipients have included Adam McKay, Ryan Murphy, Meryl Streep, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo Del Toro, Lorne Michaels, Helen Mirren, Judd Apatow, Clint Eastwood, Rob Marshall and James Burrows.
Here is the complete list of nominations and winners.
Excellence in Period Film
Emma. – Alexandra Byrne
Judas and the Black Messiah – Charlese Antoinette Jones
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Ann Roth [WINNER]
Mank – Trish Summerville
One Night in Miami – Francine Jamison-Tanchuck
Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film
Dolittle – Jenny Beavan
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey – Michael Wilkinson
Mulan – Bina Daigeler [WINNER]
Pinocchio – Massimo Cantini Parrini
Wonder Woman 1984 – Lindy Hemming
Excellence in Contemporary Film
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar – Trayce Gigi Field
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) – Erin Benach
Da 5 Bloods – Donna Berwick
Promising Young Woman – Nancy Steiner [WINNER]
The Prom – Lou Eyrich
Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television
The Mandalorian (“Chapter 13: The Jedi”) – Shawna Trpcic
Snowpiercer (“Access is Power”) – Cynthia Summers
Star Trek: Picard (“Absolute Candor”) – Christine Bieselin Clark
Westworld (“Parce Domine”) – Shay Cunliffe [WINNER]
What We Do in the Shadows (“Nouveau Théâtre des Vampires”) – Amanda Neale
Excellence in Contemporary Television
Emily in Paris (“Faux Amis”) – Patricia Field & Marilyn Fitoussi
Euphoria (“Part 1: Rue – Trouble Don’t Last Always”) – Heidi Bivens
I May Destroy You (“Social Media is a Great Way to Connect”)– Lynsey Moore
Schitt’s Creek (“Happy Ending”) – Debra Hanson [WINNER]
Unorthodox (“Part 2”)– Justine Seymour
Excellence in Period Television
Bridgerton (“Diamond of the First Water”) – Ellen Mirojnick & John W. Glaser III
The Crown (“Terra Nullius”) – Amy Roberts
Lovecraft Country (“I Am”) – Dayna Pink
Mrs. America (“Shirley”) – Bina Daigeler
The Queen’s Gambit (“End Game”) – Gabriele Binder [WINNER]
Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television
Dancing with the Stars (“Villains Night”) – Daniela Gschwendtner & Steven Norman Lee
Hamilton – Paul Tazewell [WINNER]
The Masked Dancer (Premiere – “Everybody Mask Now!”) – Gabrielle Letamendi & Candice Rainwater
The Masked Singer (The Semi Finals – “The Super Six”) – Marina Toybina
Saturday Night Live (Host: John Mulaney / The Strokes) – Tom Broecker & Eric Justian
Excellence in Short Form Design
Apple: Shot on iPhone by Damien Chazelle – Vertical Cinema “The Stunt Double” short film – April Napier [WINNER]
The Killers: “Caution” music video – Samantha Kuester
Selena Gomez: “Boyfriend” music video – Dawn Ritz & Kenn Law
Tim Burton Themed Halloween Party short film – Dawn Ritz
The Weeknd: “Blinding Lights” music video – Ami Goodheart