Costume Designers Guild Awards ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Blue Jasmine’

hith-12-years-a-slaveWell, this late precursor was a little more interesting than I expected it to be. With the Best Costume Design category at the Oscars a bit up in the air, the Costume Designers Guild Awards last night had my eye as a potential tie breaker of sorts. Of course, the Academy Award nominees are 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, The Grandmaster, The Great Gatsby, and The Invisible Woman. With snubs for The Grandmaster and The Invisible Woman at this precursor, it seems like the Oscars are a race to the finish between 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, and The Great Gatsby, all of which have similar odds. Well, the guild decided to give its period award (where all three are nominated) to 12 Years a Slave, which could give it the last minute bump it needs. You can see the other winners below, but the notable ones include Blue Jasmine winning in the Contemporary field and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire taking the fantasy one. I’m still not sure what I’m doing with the Academy Awards category, but this certainly makes my decision even harder…

Here are all the winners from the Costume Designers Guild Awards:

EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM

Blue Jasmine — Suzy Benzinger

EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM

12 Years a Slave — Patricia Norris

EXCELLENCE IN FANTASY FILM

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — Trish Summerville

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES

House of Cards — Tom Broecker

OUTSTANDING PERIOD/FANTASY TELEVISION SERIES

Downton Abbey — Caroline McCall

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES

Behind the Candelabra — Ellen Mirojnick

EXCELLENCE IN COMMERCIAL COSTUME DESIGN

Call of Duty: “Ghosts Masked Warriors” — Nancy Steiner

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