Costume Designers Guild Announces 2018 Nominees


The Costume Designers Guild announced their nominees today for Excellence in Costume Design.

The 2018 nominees recognize outstanding design for both film and television. The CDG separates into categories for period, contemporary, and sci fi/fantasy. Some of the expected nominees made it in, including “I, Tonya,” “Phantom Thread,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” A few of the television nominees include “Game of Thrones” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

The 20th CDG Awards will be announced on February 20 in a ceremony in Hollywood.

Excellence in Contemporary Film

  • “Get Out” – Nadine Haders
  • “I, Tonya” – Jennifer Johnson
  • “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” – Arianne Phillips
  • “Lady Bird” – April Napier
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” – Melissa Toth

Excellence in Period Film

  • “Dunkirk” – Jeffrey Kurland
  • “Murder on the Orient Express” – Alexandra Byrne
  • “Phantom Thread” – Mark Bridges
  • “The Greatest Showman” – Ellen Mirojnick
  • “The Shape of Water” – Luis Sequeira

Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film

  • “Beauty and the Beast” – Jacqueline Durran
  • “Blade Runner 2049” – Renée April
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Michael Kaplan
  • “Thor: Ragnarok” – Mayes C. Rubeo
  • “Wonder Woman” – Lindy Hemming

Excellence in Contemporary Television

  • “American Horror Story: Cult” – Sarah Evelyn Bram
  • “Big Little Lies” – Alix Friedberg
  • “Grace and Frankie” – Allyson B. Fanger
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” – Ane Crabtree
  • “The Young Pope” – Luca Canfora, Carlo Poggioli

Excellence in Period Television

  • “The Crown” – Jane Petrie
  • “Feud: Bette and Joan” – Lou Eyrich
  • “GLOW” – Beth Morgan
  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – Donna Zakowska
  • “Stranger Things” – Kim Wilcox

Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television

  • “Black Mirror: USS Callister” – Maja Meschede
  • “Game of Thrones” – Michele Clapton
  • “Once Upon a Time” – Eduardo Castro, Dan Lester
  • “Sleepy Hollow” – Mairi Chisholm
  • “Star Trek: Discovery” – Gersha Phillips

Excellence in Short Form Design

  • Assassin’s Creed: “I Am”, Commercial – Patrik Milani
  • Elton John, featuring Marilyn Manson: “Tiny Dancer”, Music Video – Sara Sensoy, Dawn Ritz
  • Katy Perry: “Chained to the Rhythm”, Music Video – B. Ăkerlund
  • Miu Miu Women’s Tales #14: The End of History Illusion, Short Film – Mindy Le Brock
  • P!NK: “Beautiful Trauma”, Music Video – Kim Bowen

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  • Oscar Acosta Rodriguez

    Glad to see The Greatest Showman in here but surprised to see that Victoria & Abdul Consolata Boyle is not nominated. That’s big.

    • It is. I was also rooting for Darkest Hour to show up here, but at least Durran is nominated somewhere.

      • Oscar Acosta Rodriguez

        Yeah, i know. But i’m still hopeful cause last year Allied got a nomination in the oscars but not in here, so i’m still hopeful.

  • Pablo

    I love Wonder Woman being nominated. Would love that to happen for the Academy Awards. Yes, I know. Unlikely. I hope the Oscar 5 are a mix of the period and scifi/fantasy categories. The contemporary one just looks hilarious. Get out? Yeah, get the hell out.

    • Calvin Damon

      I think I, Tonya could possibly sneak in. But that film honestly borders between being contemporary and being period.

  • Adam Lawrence

    of all the guilds, that’s a pretty shameful snub of The Post.

    • That gold caftan alone was pretty awesome. But it’s a pretty tight category. I was hoping Battle of the Sexes could sneak in here. And The Beguiled.

      • Adam Lawrence

        i mean, yes, that was a showpiece! but it’s how they told her story through her costuming – all buttoned up and neutral colors in the beginning, in between the business world and femininity. Then into her “white flag” blouse I like to call it when she goes to see McNamara, hoping for a truce or something, trying to pretend like she’s innocent – then in the white caftan, still uncommitted, swimming in uncertainty – until finally at the end when she’s finally a “journalist” she’s power clashing with bold stripes and colors, collar unbuttoned, like all the other characters in the newsroom because she’s earned her place and and figured herself out. It’s never just about the outfit, it’s about the character

        • Exceptional analysis. One thing I’ve really enjoyed this year is how much I’ve gotten to dive into the entire process. I don’t think a lot of people realize how much work goes into something like costume design. It’s so much more than finding pretty clothes that look good on screen. They often are a vital contribution to the telling of the entire story.

      • Adam Lawrence

        agree on The Beguiled, though – I won’t be surprised to see that one pop up for an Oscar somewhere – costumes, even cinemtography or production design. There’s are always those weird one that sneak in (like Passengers last year) and I think Beguiled could be one.

  • Michael Eduard Gschwandtner

    I think we will see I, Tonya winning in contemporary and Beauty and the Beast in Sci-fi. Those two will be in.

    In period, it’s between Phantom Thread and The Shape of Water and both seem to be in.

    Then, it’s too close to call between period’s The Greatest Showman, Murder on the Orient Express and possibly even Dunkirk as well as Blade Runner from Sci-fi.

    For now, I go with
    Beauty and the Beast
    I, Tonya
    Murder on the Orient Express
    Phantom Thread
    The Shape of Water