The winners have been announced from this year’s Costume Designers Guild Awards with Black Panther, The Favourite and Crazy Rich Asians bagging the top prizes.
Tuesday’s glittering ceremony at the Beverly Hilton hotel in LA was the CDGA’s 21st bash and a great chance to celebrate some of the best costume talent in film and TV over the last year.
Of course the living legend that is Sandy Powell was going to be honoured with her inspired take on historical costumes on The Favourite, winning herself the gong for Excellence in Period Film.
Mary E. Vogt took home the prize for Excellence in Contemporary Film with her glamorous couture-inspired collection in Crazy Rich Asians.
But it was Ruth E. Carter and her innovative, intricately detailed costumes for the Hollywood mega-hit Black Panther, who cleaned up at the event and earned herself two much deserved trophies.
The first for Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film for the Marvel film and the second, the highly sought after Career Achievement Award.
RuPaul’s Drag Race and Zaldy Goco’s eccentric and energetic array of costumes for the fabulously flamboyant reality TV programme won Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television.
And the super sleek and stylish costumes of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, won designers Lou Eyrich & Allison Leach the accolade for Excellence in Contemporary Television.
Westworld’s Sharen Davis claimed the prize for Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television with her dark and sultry designs on the Western apocalyptic series.
The award for Excellence in Short Form Design went to Costume designer and Wardrobe Stylist Natasha Newman-Thomas and her intriguing work Childish Gambino’s music video for ‘This is America’.
Donna Zakowska’s kitsch 50s housewife costumes for Amazon Prime series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, won her the accolade for Excellence in Period Television.
Glenn Close even picked up a prize at the starstudded affair, as she was awarded the Spotlight Award which celebrates an actor whose ‘talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.’
Betty Pecha Madden collected Distinguished Service Award for her incredible lifetime of achievements, spanning over 29 major films in 40 years.
Aswell as rejoicing in the costume accomplishments from 2018 and beyond, the work of screenwiter, producer and director Ryan Murphy was also honoured.
The film professional, famous for his work on Glee, Nip/Tuck and American Horror Story was presented with the Distinguished Collaborator Award.
Here’s a full list of the winners:
Excellence in Contemporary Film
Crazy Rich Asians – Mary E. Vogt
Excellence in Period Film
The Favourite – Sandy Powell
Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film
Black Panther – Ruth E. Carter
Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television
RuPaul’s Drag Race – Zaldy Goco
Excellence in Period Television
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Donna Zakowska
Excellence in Contemporary Television
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – Lou Eyrich & Allison Leach
Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television
Westworld – Sharen Davis
Excellence in Short Form Design
Childish Gambino: “This is America”, music video – Natasha Newman-Thomas
Distinguished Service Award
Betty Pecha Madden
Distinguished Collaborator Award
Career Achievement Award
Ruth E. Carter
It’s been a great season of costume wins so far this season and if winning awards are your thing, check out our BAFTA winners round-up.