The 19th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were handed out tonight at the Beverly Hilton. Oscar noms leader La La Land took home the trophy for Excellence in Contemporary Film, with earning the Period Film Award and Doctor Strange winning Fantasy Film.
The Oscar nominees for Best Costume Design leaned heavily on period pics this year, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them facing off against Florence Foster Jenkins, Jackie and Allied, the only Academy Award nominee for that wasn’t vying for a guild trophy tonight. (Fantastic Beasts is in the Costume Guild’s Fantasy category.) With La La Land‘s win this evening, its odds are looking better at nabbing the Academy Award – though it didn’t go up against the other Oscar nominated films in its category. But scoring a CDG trophy certainly is no sure thing at the Academy Awards. The guild’s film winners only have struck Oscar gold in nine of the CDG Awards’ 17 years — Year 1 recognized only career achievements — and that’s with two or three top categories. Last year, however, Mad Max: Fury Road’s Jenny Beavan won for Excellence in Fantasy Film and picked up the Academy Award days later.
On the TV side, Netflix led all networks/streamers with four CDG noms, winning Outstanding Period Television Series for The Crown. HBO’s also fared well with Game of Thrones, which took home the Outstanding Fantasy Television Series CDG trophy.
Mandy Moore hosted tonight’s ceremony, during which five people received guild honors: Meryl Streep (Distinguished Collaborator Award), Lily Collins (Lacoste Spotlight Award), Jeffrey Kurland (Career Achievement Award), Lois DeArmond (Distinguished Service Award) and Ret Turner (Hall of Fame).
Here is the list of winners so far:
Excellence in Period Film
Hidden Figures – Renee Ehrlich Kalfus
Excellence in Fantasy Film
Doctor Strange – Alexandra Byrne
Excellence in Contemporary Film
La La Land – Mary Zophres
Excellence in Short Form Design
Pepsi: “Momotaro” Episode Four, featuring Jude Law — Ami Goodheart
Outstanding Period Television Series
The Crown – Michele Clapton
Outstanding Fantasy Television Series
Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton, April Ferry
Outstanding Contemporary Television Series
American Horror Story: Roanoke – Lou Eyrich, Helen Huang