The winners of the 17th were announced tonight at the annual Gala. The Guild handed out competitive awards for Costume Design Excellence in seven categories for film, television and commercial work. LACOSTE has been a supporter of the Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) for over a decade and returns as Presenting Sponsor for the fifth consecutive year.
Four honorary awards were also presented at the Awards Gala. This year, the Guild honored two-time Academy Award®-nominated actress Naomi Watts with the LACOSTE Spotlight Award, which was presented to her by actress Laura Dern, Watts’ good friend and co-star in the film “We Don’t Live Here Anymore.”
The Distinguished Collaborator Award was presented to Award-winning writer, director and producer RichardLinklater by actress Patricia Arquette in recognition of his support of Costume Design and creative partnerships with Costume Designers. Linklater wrote, produced and directed the Golden-Globe winning film “Boyhood,” which depicts the life of a young boy over a period of 12-years. The film, which stars Ethan Hawke and Arquette, received eight Oscar nominations in six categories, including best picture and best director.
Actor Harrison Ford presented acclaimed Costume Designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers with this year’s Career Achievement Award for her outstanding work in film. Ford and Rodgers have collaborated on numerous films spanning over 40 years, including “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi,” “The Fugitive,” “American Graffiti,” “The Conversation,” and “More American Graffiti.”
Costume Designers Guild member, two-term past-president and a Costume Design activist for nearly 40 years,Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis received The 2015 Edith Head Award for the Advancement and Education of the Art of Costume Design. Her husband, film director, screenwriter, actor and producer, John Landis,presented her with the award.
Actress Emmy Rossum, who currently stars in Showtime’s dark comedy series “Shameless,” which is based on the long-running British series of the same title, hosted the Awards Gala. Presenters included Jon Voight, Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jonathan Groff, Kiernan Shipka, Betsy Brandt, Tony Hale, Michelle Monaghan, and Beau Bridges.
Presenters, nominees and honorees were escorted to the Beverly Hilton Hotel in stylish and luxurious Audi sedans. Additional celebrity attendees included: January Jones, Beth Grant, Kevin Christy, Loni Anderson, Teddy Sears, Autumn Reeser and Xosha Roquemore.
17th COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD AWARD WINNERS
OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI SERIES
American Horror Story: Freak Show – Lou Eyrich
OUTSTANDING PERIOD/FANTASY TELEVISION SERIES
Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton
OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
True Detective – Jenny Eagan
EXCELLENCE IN COMMERCIAL COSTUME DESIGN
Army ‘Defy Expectations, Villagers’ – Christopher Lawrence
EXCELLENCE IN FANTASY FILM
Into the Woods – Colleen Atwood
EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Milena Canonero
EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM
Birdman – Albert Wolsky