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Nominees for the 11th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Announced

Cast of Sex & the City at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Lobby

Cast of Sex & the City at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Lobby

LOS ANGELES, Jan 14, 2009 / FW/ — Will Serena, Blair, Taylor and Vanessa look as lovely if they wore different clothes? Will The Joker in Dark Knight look less menacing and Batman look less heroic if they wore different costumes? Thank goodness we do not have to answer that because costume designers use their magic to make our favorite characters look exactly how we expect them to be.

As part of the ongoing Awards season, the Costume Designers Guild announced yesterday the nominees for the 11th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards with the gala night to be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel. With Debra Messing as host and Swarovski as the presenting sponsor, outstanding achievements in 2008 by costume designers will be recognized by their peers.

In addition to the Awards ceremony, The Swarovski President’s Award is being presented to Michael Douglas. Ten time Emmy Award winning Director James Burrows will receive the Distinguished Collaborator Award. Marilyn Vance will be the recipient of the Lacoste Career Achievement in Film Award. The Career Achievement in Television Award will be presented to Van Broughton Ramsey.

The Nominees are:

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY TELEVSION SERIES:
30 Rock – Tom Broecker
Big Love – Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko
Dancing with the Stars – Randall Christensen
Gossip Girl – Eric Daman
Ugly Betty – Eduardo Castro & Patricia Field

OUTSTANDING PERIOD/FANTASY TELEVSION SERIES:
Mad Men – Katherine Jane Bryant
Pushing Daisies – Robert Blackman
The Tudors – Joan Bergin

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI SERIES:
Bernard and Doris – Joseph Aulisi
Coco Chanel – Stefano De Nardis
Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre) – Jenny Beavan
John Adams – Donna Zakowska
Sense and Sensibility – Michele Clapton

EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM:
Iron Man – Laura Jean Shannon & Rebecca Bentjen
Mamma Mia! – Ann Roth
Sex and the City – Patricia Field
Slumdog Millionaire – Suttirat Larlarb
The Wrestler – Amy Westcott

EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM:
Changeling – Deborah Hopper
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Jacqueline West
The Duchess – Michael O’Connor
Milk – Danny Glicker
Revolutionary Road – Albert Wolsky

EXCELLENCE IN FANTASY FILM:
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – Isis Mussenden
The Dark Knight – Lindy Hemming
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – Sanja Milkovic Hays

EXCELLENCE IN COMMERCIAL COSTUME DESIGN:
Levi’s, “HIS”, Director: Michael Haussman – Kym Barrett
Milk, “White Gold”, Director: Tom Kuntz – Casey Storm
Nike, “Fate” – Donna Zakowska

The Costume Designers Guild was founded in 1953 by a group of 30 motion picture costume designers and was created in response to the changing needs of the movie industry. The Costume Designers Guild promotes the artistry, technical expertise and creative vision of their union members in the field of film and television Costume Design.

Today, its membership consists of over 700 members and includes motion picture, television, and commercial costume designers, assistant costume designers and illustrators throughout the world.

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