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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and ‘A Star Is Born’ Are Among the 2019 Costume Designers Guild Nominees

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The Costume Designers Guild announced their yearly slate of nominees which celebrate the best costume design in film and television. Included among the film nominations is “A Star Is Born” which continues its perfect guild run. However, films like “Crazy Rich Asians” still managed to make an appearance.

Meanwhile, the Period Film category is quite a “Mary” one. Both “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen Of Scots” landed expected nominations. Although, the lack of “If Beale Street Could Talk” in that category is rather questioning.

Also, despite its guild underperformance, “Black Panther” still received a nomination in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film category. Out of all the films in that category, it has the biggest shot at a Best Picture nomination. So, it should win that one without breaking a sweat.

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2019 Costume Designers Guild (CDG) Nominees:

Excellence in Contemporary Film:
“Crazy Rich Asians”- Mary E. Vogt
“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”- Michele Clapton
“Ocean’s 8”- Sarah Edwards
“A Star Is Born”- Erin Benach
“Widows”- Jenny Eagan

Excellence in Period Film
“BlacKkKlansman”- Marci Rodgers
“Bohemian Rhapsody”- Julian Day
“The Favourite”- Sandy Powell
“Mary Poppins Returns”- Sandy Powell
“Mary Queen of Scots”- Alexandra Byrne

Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film
“Aquaman”- Kym Barrett
“Avengers: Infinity War”- Judianna Makovsky
“Black Panther”- Ruth E. Carter
“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”- Jenny Beavan
“A Wrinkle in Time”- Paco Delgado

Excellence in Contemporary Television
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”- Lou Eyrich & Allison Leach
“Grace and Frankie”- Allyson B. Fanger
“The Romanoffs”- Janie Bryant & Wendy Chuck
“Sharp Objects”- Alix Friedberg
“This Is Us”- Hala Bahmet

Excellence in Period Television
“The Alienist”- Michael Kaplan
“Glow”- Beth Morgan
“The Man in the High Castle”- Catherine Adair
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”- Donna Zakowska
“Outlander”- Nina Ayres & Terry Dresbach

Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television
“American Horror Story: Apocalypse”- Paula Bradley & Lou Eyrich
“The Handmaid’s Tale”- Ane Crabtree
“Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”- Cynthia Summers
“Star Trek: Discovery”- Gersha Phillips
“Westworld”- Sharen Davis

Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television
“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”- Paul Tazewell
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”- Lauren Shapiro
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”- Zaldy Goco
“Saturday Night Live”- Tom Broecker & Eric Justian
“So You Think You Can Dance”- Marina Toybina

Excellence in Short Form Design
Adidas – “See My Creativity,” commercial (Bonnie Stauch)
Childish Gambino – “This is America,” music video (Natasha Newman-Thomas)
Elton John – “Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Legacy,” short film (Charlie Altuna)
Justin Timberlake – “Supplies,” music video (Ami Goodhart)
Nespresso: “The Quest,” commercial (Jenny Eagan)

What do you think of the Costume Designers Guild (CDG) nominations? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!

Winners will be announced on Feb. 19, 2019.

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Written by Matt St.Clair

Matt St.Clair is a freelance film journalist currently residing in Connecticut. He is a member of the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association and the Online Film & Television Association.


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Am I the only one surprised that Fantastic beasts and Colleen Atwood isn’t nominated at all? Considering that she won the Oscar for the first film?


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