The 20th annual Costume Designer Guild Awards (CDGA) were handed out tonight and I, Tonya took home the prize of Excellence in Contemporary Film while The Handmaid’s Tale won for Excellence in Contemporary TV.

Hosted by Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez, the ceremony also honored Kerry Washington with the Spotlight Award as well as Guillermo del Toro with the Distinguished Collaborator Award. Oscar-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston was given the Career Achievement Award while Star Wars costume designer John Mollo was inducted into the CDG Hall of Fame. The evening ended with Oscar-nominated Joanna Johnston receiving the Career Achievement Award from Kathleen Kennedy and a surprise appearance from Sally Field, who Johnston worked with on Lincoln and Forrest Gump.

The Shape of Water beat out Phantom Thread for Excellence in Period Film while winners on the TV side include The Crown and Game of Thrones.

Scoring a CDGA isn’t necessarily a barometer for an Oscar win — but it doesn’t hurt. The guild’s film winners only have struck Oscar gold in nine of the CDG Awards’ 20 years. Last year, La La Land and Hidden Figures won CDGAs, but the Oscar went to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I, Tonya isn’t nominated for Best Costume Design at this year’s Oscars, but The Shape of Water is — which may bode well for the Oscar favorite.

Read the complete list of CDGA winners and read how everything went down at the ceremony below.

Career Achievement Award
Joanna Johnston

Excellence in Period Film
The Shape of Water – Luis Sequeira

Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film
Wonder Woman – Lindy Hemming

Spotlight Award
Kerry Washington

Excellence in Contemporary Film
I, Tonya – Jennifer Johnson

Excellence in Short Form Design
P!NK: “Beautiful Trauma”, Music Video – Kim Bowen

Distinguished Collaborator Award
Guillermo del Toro

Excellence in Period Television
The Crown – Jane Petrie

Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television
Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton

Hall of Fame
John Mollo

Distinguished Service Award
Maggie Schpak

Excellence in Contemporary Television
The Handmaid’s Tale – Ane Crabtree

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We’re live at the 20th annual CDG Awards!

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Amanda N’Duka is on the scene! 

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Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez has taken the stage to open the event.

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…she also stars in Alex Garland’s forthcoming sci-fi pic Annihilation.

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“Costumes bring characters to life and help in finding and discovering who those characters are” 

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Gina Rodriguez at tonight’s CDGA red carpet:

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She gives a heartfelt shoutout to her Jane The Virgin costume designer Rachel Sage Kunin, who dressed her for tonight. 

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…and as we all know, Rodriguez won a Golden Globe for her role in Jane the Virgin in 2015.

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Rachel Sage Kunin has also done costume design for Dallas and Longmire.

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Scoring a CDG Award doesn’t necessarily mean a guaranteed Oscar win — but it doesn’t hurt. The guild’s film winners only have struck Oscar gold in nine of the CDG Awards’ 18 years.

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Last year La La Land and Hidden Figures won CDG Awards, but the Oscar went to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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Rachel Brosnahan and Marin Hinkle give out the first award.

  

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First winner of the evening:

Excellence in Contemporary Television

The Handmaid’s Tale – Ane Crabtree

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“Damnit I wanted to be awesome up here” Carbtree says, stunned at her win.

Giving a shoutout to #MeToo and Times Up “It’s a great time to be a woman and it’s a great time to be a multicultural woman… to every brown skin little girl or boy, if you have a dream, dream big.”
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Ane Crabtree was also nominated for an Emmy for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale.

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She was also previously nominated for a CDGA for her work on Westworld, Pan Am, and Masters of Sex.

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CDG president Salvador Perez addresses the crowd: “Our government is trying to disband unions but we must stand together”

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This year’s Distinguished Service Award is going to jeweler and metalworker Maggie Schpak. The award recognizes a person whose specialties and talents contribute to the craft and art of costume design.

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“I really thought I was just going to get a little plaque, this is really cool,” says Schpak during her acceptance speech.

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Schpak worked on pieces worn by Vulcans in the earlier Star Trek movies. 

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Schpak receiving her award from Salvador Perez.

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“Ruth Carter, remember me!” Schpak jokes as she mentions the Black Panther designers in her speech.  

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It’s appropriate that Luke Skywalker honor Star Wars costume designer John Mollo for the CDGA Hall of Fame.

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Mollo Won an Oscar in 1978 for his costume design for Star Wars and again in 1983 for Gandhi.

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“John’s hallmark was authenticity, and it shows through everything he designs… John was a force all on his own. Well done my friend.”

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Mark Hamill introducing John Mollo.

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Kaela Settle and Colton haynes are presenting Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television 

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WINNER:

Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television

Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton

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Clapton has previously won two CDGAs  for Game of Thrones.

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She also is a four-time Emmy winner, winning three times for GoT and another trophy for The Crown.

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I’m proud to wear black and I’m proud of the movement.” Clapton said, adding “we need to examine bullying and misogynistic bullying,” which costume designers experience all too open she points out.

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She is essentially slaying the costume game when it comes to royal-wear.

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Next up is… Excellence in Period Television presented by  Star Trek Discovery‘s Wilson Cruz and Sonequa Martin-Green.

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WINNER

Excellence in Period Television

The Crown – Jane Petrie

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Patrie thanks Netflix “for leaving us along and trusting us so that we can be nimble” 
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Jane Petrie’s past work includes Black Mirror and War Machine.

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This is Petrie’s CDGA nomination and win!

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Doug Jones from The Shape Of Water is on deck to honor Guillermo Del Toro. “I have had the pleasure of playing eleven of his creatures.”

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Del Toro is being honored with the Distinguished Collaborator Award.

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The award recognizes a person’s support of Costume Design and creative partnerships with Costume Designers. Last year’s honoree was Meryl Streep.

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Talking about Del Toro’s monsters which, Jones said, he refers to as “the patron saints of imperfection and asks ” why should they get the girl” 

“He loves stories where the voiceless and the invisible triumphs… he asks us to see each other and choose to connect and love.”
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Luis Sequeira, the costume designer of Shape Of Water, takes the stage to thanks Del Toro “for allowing me to be but a brush on your canvas” 

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Luis Sequeira previously worked with del Toro on the FX series The Strain.

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Del Toro: I very fortunate to be here and I’m very fortunate that this is not the production design guild. I’d be much less popular, he said, aadmitting” I can be a bastard sometimes”

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Del Toro’s 2016 film Crimson Peak earned a CGDA nomination for costume designer Kate Hawley.

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Come to think of it, I’m pretty sure all of del Toro’s films have awesome costume designers.

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“Costumes are a way we present ourselves to the world and engage in who we are so it can’t be a blank statement… It this sacred partner where you help the story and the actor. “

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Up next is…Excellence in Short Form Design presented by Sarah Hyland.

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WINNER

Excellence in Short Form Design

P!NK: “Beautiful Trauma”, Music Video – Kim Bowen

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They certainly are breezing through this ceremony!

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WINNER

Excellence in Contemporary Film

I, Tonya – Jennifer Johnson

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This is Johnson’s first CDGA nom and win! She was also nominated for a BAFTA for I, Tonya.

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The win for the figure skating centric film is appropriate considering we are neck deep in the Olympics.

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Taking a moment to thank the sponsors: Rodriguez thanked Amazon Prime “who I have to thank for making lose a month of my life binging The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” 

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Eva Longoria is presenting the next statue 

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Eva Longoria is presenting the next statue

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She’s presenting Kerry Washington with the Spotlight Award, which honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.

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“When I grow up I want to be just like Kerry Washingon. But there’s a big problem, she just too much… she’s the most genuine person in this business and just a kickass woman,” lauded Longoria.

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Last year’s honoree was Lily Collins.

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The year before Collins was the immaculate Cate Blanchett. 

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Needless to say, this Spotlight Award has a glamorous track record…especially now with the the gorgeous Kerry Washington.

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Kerry Washington on the CDGA red carpet tonight.

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Lyn Paolo, Scandal’s costume designer, getting emotional “I have  had a great seven seasons with Ms. Washington. You would all be blessed to work with her if you get the opportunity…  I’m sad it’s over. You love of costumes and the process of storytelling, all that is self-evident in your body of work…I can’t wait to see what you do next.”

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Seriously, here she is accepting the Spotlight Award.

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Side note: Lyn Paolo has been nominated three times for CDGAs; once for The West Wing and twice for Scandal.

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And here’s some video of Washington praising Paolo.

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Washington, “I don’t really know who a character is until I know what shoes she wears… I have relied on the wisdom and genius of costume designers my whole career.”

She continued, “The opportunity for partnership is such a blessing.” Speaking to Paolo,”we have cried together in fittings. We’re stood by each other’s side when we heard that the network was going to create a clothing line inspired by Olivia Pope, Lyn and I stood together and said “not without us’…  We wanted to move the audience to a deeper truth because we know that a pair of shoes can do that.”
“You guys allow us to be most vulnerable… thank you for allowing us to be the artist that we are and giving us a safe place.”
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Up next is… Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film presented by Tony Hale and Anna Camp.

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WINNER

Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film

Wonder Woman – Lindy Hemming

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Hemming won a CDGA in 2009 for The Dark Knight and was nominated twice before that. She also won an Oscar in 2000 for Topsy-Turvy.

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WINNER

Excellence in Period Film

The Shape of Water – Luis Sequeira

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(By the way…Rufus Sewell presented the award for Excellence in Period Film)

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“I truly have nothing prepared, my apologies,” Sequeira joked. “I just want to say, all of this is a gift. There are so many people in the world that work an entire lifetime hating what they do.. and we get to do what we love.” 

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Was honestly surprised that Shape of Water won. I was expecting Phantom Thread to win considering it’s a movie about fashion and all.

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This is Sequeira’s first CDGA nomination and win!

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Last award of the night…

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Joanna Johnston is a two-time Oscar nominee. She received nods for Allied and Lincoln.

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She was nominated for a CDGA in 2003 for ABout a Boy and then again in 2013 for Lincoln.

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Kennedy praises her frequent costume designer collaborator Johnston for her “instinctive grasp of the vital role of costume design.”

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Well this was a pleasant surprise…

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Johnston was the costume designer on Forrest Gump and Lincoln, which both stars Sally Field.

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Sally Field on deck and brought along with the pink sweater she wore in Forrest Gump and a quilt with the fabrics from Lincoln costumes, both from the two times, she’s worked with Johnston. 

“I cherish every single moment that I have worked with my brilliant friend Joanna Johnston.”

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Johnston, “This will be brief because I know you all want to go to bed – or another bar.” Thank you Johnston. 

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Joanna Johnston accepts the Career Achievement Award.

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Johnston thanks Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis: ” between the two, have taken me on a journey of discovery…  because of them I have often been on the cusp of new technology… it had enriched my career”

“For me, costume design is telling the story without the words… I feel very lucky to be a part of the stories that have come my way.”

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That’s all folks. 

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So that is a wrap on the 20th Costume Designers Guild Awards! See y’all next year!

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Johnston thanks Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis: “The two have taken me on a journey of discovery…  because of them I have often been on the cusp of new technology… it has enriched my career”

“For me, costume design is telling the story without the words… I feel very lucky to be a part of the stories that have come my way.”