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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:

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES

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

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

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI SERIES
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.

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