‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘I, Tonya’ Top Costume Designers Guild Awards



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“The Shape of Water,” “Wonder Woman” and “I, Tonya” have won the top film awards at the 20th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, which took place on Tuesday night in Beverly Hills.
“Shape of Water” designer Luis Sequeira won the CDG Award in the Excellence in Period Film category, “Wonder Woman” designer Lindy Hemming won in the Excellence in Fantasy Film category and “I, Tonya” designer Jennifer Johnson won in the Excellence in Contemporary Film category.
“The Shape of Water” is also nominated for the Oscar for costume design, but its victory must be considered an upset over fellow Oscar nominee “Phantom Thread,” which was favored both for the CDG Award and the Oscar. Sequeira’s victory came on a night when he also helped present “Shape of Water” director Guillermo del Toro with the Costume Designers Guild Distinguished Collaborator Award.
“Wonder Woman,” meanwhile, beat the Oscar-nominated “Beauty and the Beast” in its category.
Surprisingly, two of the five Oscar nominees for costume design – “Darkest Hour” and “Victoria & Abdul” – were not even nominated by the CDG.
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In the 19 previous years of the Costume Designers Guild Awards, one of its winners has gone on to win the Academy Award for costume design nine times. In five of those cases, the Oscar winner has come from the CDG’s period-film category. Two other winners were from the fantasy-film category, and two from the combined period/fantasy category, which existed from 1999 through 2004.
In the three television categories, the winners were “The Handmaid’s Tale” (contemporary television), “The Crown” (period television) and “Game of Thrones” (sci-fi/fantasy television).
Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma” music video won for short -film design.
The ceremony took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and was hosted by Gina Rodriguez.
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Honorary awards went to del Toro, costume designer Joanna Johnston (Career Achievement Award), jeweler Maggie Schpak (Distinguished Service Award) and actress Kerry Washington (Spotlight Award).
Costume designer John Mollo, whose work included the first two “Star Wars” films, was posthumously inducted into the Costume Designers Guild Hall of Fame by Mark Hamill.
The CDG Awards winners:
Excellence in Contemporary Film: “I, Tonya,” Jennifer JohnsonExcellence in Period Film: “The Shape of Water,” Luis SequeiraExcellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film: “Wonder Woman,” Lindy Hemming
Excellence in Contemporary Television: “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Ane CrabtreeExcellence in Period Television: “The Crown,” Jane PetrieExcellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television: “Game of Thrones,” Michele Clapton
Excellence in Short Film Design: P!NK: “Beautiful Trauma” music video, Kim Bowen
Career Achievement Award: Joanna JohnstonDistinguished Collaborator Award: Guillermo del ToroSpotlight Award: Kerry WashingtonDistinguished Service Award: Maggie SchpakCostume Designers Guild Hall of Fame: John Mollo
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Steve Pond, awards editor at TheWrap, is also author of the L.A. Times bestseller The Big Show. He has been covering entertainment for more than two decades, and is the industry’s most knowledgeable Academy Awards prognosticator.

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