The 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards

23 Feb

The Costume Designers Guild celebrated the achievements in television, film and commercial costume design last night with a star studded event. The Scandal cast pulled double duty with this and the NAACP Image Awards as they supported TV Ate My Wardrobe favorite Lyn Paolo, worlds collided as Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka hung out with Amandla Stenberg of The Hunger Games and now Sleepy Hollow and Mindy Kaling wore a stunning custom gown by Mindy Project costume designer Salvador Perez (who is also the president of the guild).

Mindy Kaling

Here are the winners and nominees from the TV categories:


Breaking Bad – Jennifer Bryan
House of Cards – Tom Broecker – WINNER
Nashville – Susie DeSanto
Scandal – Lyn Paolo
Saturday Night Live – Tom Broecker, Eric Justian

Boardwalk Empire – John Dunn, Lisa Padovani
The Borgias – Gabriella Pescucci
Downton Abbey – Caroline McCall – WINNER
Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton
Mad Men – Janie Bryant

American Horror Story: Coven – Lou Eyrich
Behind the Candelabra – Ellen Mirojnick – WINNER
Bonnie & Clyde – Marilyn Vance
House of Versace – Claire Nadon
Phil Spector – Debra McGuire

In film the winners were Trish Summerville for Catching Fire in the Fantasy Film category (my personal favorite), Suzy Benzinger in Contemporary Film for Blue Jasmine and Patricia Norris’ excellent work on 12 Years a Slave took home the award for Period Film. Nancy Steiner won for Call of Duty “Ghosts Masked Warriors” in Commercial Costume Design.

The Lacoste Spotlight Award was given, not to a costume designer but to an actress who has been much talked about as part of this year’s awards cycle, particularly with regard to her costuming and that is Amy Adams. American Hustle’s plunging necklines and the lack of tape (posture, editing and cast members pointing out malfunctions have been cited as good substitutes) has been widely discussed. Also starring in Her, Adams has been part of two of the most written about films in terms of costuming (yes I want everything she wears in Her, so many sweaters). This award is given to Adams as her “talent and career personifies an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.”

Amy AdamsAmy Adams is wearing a beautiful dress by Sleepy Hollow costume designer Kristin Burke and the super high leg silt is channeling her American Hustle character. The color instantly makes me think of this amazing wrap dress from this movie.

6 Responses to “The 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards”


  1. Scandal Wins Big at the NAACP Image Awards | TV Ate My Wardrobe - February 23, 2014

    […] had a busy night as they went from the Costume Designers Guild celebration to the NAACP Image Awards where they ended up picking up three accolades for drama […]

  2. Out of the Box: Look of the Week | TV Ate My Wardrobe - February 28, 2014

    […] the Box. There’s been more award shows in the lead up to Sunday’s Oscars including the Costume Designers Guild Awards, we’ve got other premieres, public appearances and the first night of Late Night with Seth […]

  3. The Power Clashing of Mindy Lahiri on The Mindy Project | TV Ate My Wardrobe - April 23, 2014

    […] Salvador Perez. Mindy was right to yell about how amazing it is. Perez also designed the gown Kaling wore to this year’s Costume Designers Guild […]

  4. Nominees Announced for the 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards | TV Ate My Wardrobe - January 8, 2015

    […] For the nominees and winners from the TV categories at last year’s 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards head here. […]

  5. The 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards | TV Ate My Wardrobe - February 18, 2015

    […] An evening celebrating costume design sounds rather marvelous and the Costume Designers Guild hosted their annual ceremony last night with Shameless star Emmy Rossum as host. Mindy Kaling wore a beautiful custom made gown from Mindy Project costume designer* and president of the guild, Salvador Perez as she did the previous year. […]

  6. The 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards | TV Ate My Wardrobe - February 24, 2016

    […] the third year in a row Mindy Kaling wore a gown designed by The Mindy Project costume designer and Designers Guild […]

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