LOS ANGELES, Jan 26, 2010 / — Nominees for the 12th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were announced today by the Costume Designers Guild. The winners will be revealed at the awards gala with SWAROVSKI as presenting sponsor, on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the Beverly Hilton. Celebrity host will be announced in the upcoming week.
This year, the Swarovski Award is being presented to Emily Blunt. The newly titled award is designed to spotlight exceptional talent and the prospect of a sparkling career ahead. Academy Award & BAFTA Award-winning British costume designer, Sandy Powell will receive the Lacoste Career Achievement in Film Award.
Michael Travis, known for his work on many television shows and specials including, “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and “Frank Sinatra’s Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley,” will be the recipient of the Career Achievement in Television Award. The Distinguished Collaborator Award will be presented to famed director, Rob Marshall. This year, the Costume Designers Guild’s Hall of Fame Award will be presented posthumously to Emmy Award winning costume designer and former CDG President, Robert Turturice.
The Costume Designers Guild was founded in 1953 by a group of 30 motion picture costume designers and was created in response to the changing needs of the movie industry. The Costume Designers Guild promotes the artistry, technical expertise and creative vision of their union members in the field of film and television Costume Design. Today, its membership consists of over 700 members and includes motion picture, television, and commercial costume designers, assistant costume designers and illustrators throughout the world.
Swarovski is proud to support the Costume Designers Guild for the 6th consecutive year and is honored to be the sparkling ingredient on stage and screen.
NOMINEES FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD AWARDS
OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY TELEVSION SERIES
Big Love – Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko
Dancing with the Stars – Randall Christensen
Glee – Lou Eyrich
No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Jo Katsaras
Ugly Betty – Patricia Field
OUTSTANDING PERIOD/FANTASY TELEVSION SERIES
Mad Men –Janie Bryant
True Blood – Audrey Fisher
The Tudors – Joan Bergin
OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI SERIES
Georgia O’Keeffe – Michael Dennison
Grey Gardens – Catherine Marie Thomas
Little Dorrit – Barbara Kidd
EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM
(500) Days of Summer – Hope Hanafin
Brüno – Jason Alper
Crazy Heart – Doug Hall
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire – Marina Draghici
Up in the Air – Danny Glicker
EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM
Coco Before Chanel – Catherine Leterrier
Julie & Julia – Ann Roth
Nine – Colleen Atwood
Sherlock Holmes – Jenny Beavan
The Young Victoria – Sandy Powell
EXCELLENCE IN FANTASY FILM
Avatar – Mayes C. Rubeo & Deborah Lynn Scott
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – Monique Prudhomme
Star Trek – Michael Kaplan
EXCELLENCE IN COMMERCIAL COSTUME DESIGN:
Milk: “Milkquarious” – Casey Storm