2014 Costume Designers Guild Awards Winners Announced

LACOSTE Returns as Presenting Sponsor for Awards Gala on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

The CDG Awards ceremony, one of the most prestigious and well-respected entertainment industry awards season events, celebrated the spirit of collaboration between Costume Designers and Actors and Directors. The winners of the seven competitive awards were revealed at a gala on Saturday, Feb.22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Continuing its decade-long support of the Guild, LACOSTE is returning as Presenting Sponsor of the CDGA. LACOSTE has been featured in numerous films such as Last Vegas, The Heat, Bridesmaids and This Is 40, as well as television shows including Glee, House of Lies, The Newsroom, Pretty Little Liars and Royal Pains.

Whether on playing fields or in everyday life, LACOSTE’s story is rooted in a quest for authenticity, performance and elegance. Each Crocodile-branded product is designed to allow men and women to feel free in their mind and body, with clothes and accessories that enable confidence and ease by adapting to an ever-changing life. It’s this vision of optimism and courage that is promoted by the new brand campaign: “Life is a Beautiful Sport.” In keeping true to that philosophy, the LACOSTE SPOTLIGHT AWARD honors an actor whose talent and career personifies an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.
This year’s LACOSTE SPOTLIGHT AWARD was presented to five-time Academy Award® nominated actress, Amy Adams. Adams has built an impressive body of work including Spike Jonze’s Her opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2012 film, The Master. Adams’ role in The Master garnered her a Golden Globe and BAFTA nomination in addition to her fourth Academy Award® nomination.

Adams recently won a Golden Globe for “Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy” and a Critics’ Choice Award for “Best Actress in a Comedy” for her performance in David O. Russell’s American Hustle. She and her fellow castmates including, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence, took home the award for “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture” at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Adams’ role has also garnered her an Academy Award® and BAFTA nomination for “Best Actress in a Leading Role.” Michael Wilkinson, Adams’ Costume Designer for American Hustle, has also received an Academy Award®, BAFTA and CDGA nomination for his work on the film. Additionally, Adams’ Costume Designer for Her, Casey Storm, earned his first CDGA film nomination this year.

Adams’ other film credits include The Fighter, Enchanted, Man of Steel, Doubt, Julie & Julia, Robert Lorenz’s Trouble with the Curve opposite Clint Eastwood; Walter Salle’s adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal beat generation novel, On The Road; Disney’s The Muppets opposite Jason Segel; Shawn Levy’s Night At The Museum: Battle of The Smithsonian opposite Ben Stiller; Christine Jeffs and Karen Moncrieff’s critically acclaimed film Sunshine Cleaning opposite Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin; Mike Nichols’ Charlie Wilson’s War opposite Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Phillip Seymour Hoffman; Bharat Nalluri’s Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day opposite Frances McDormand; and Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio.

This year, acclaimed writer, producer and director, Judd Apatow received the Distinguished Collaborator Award in recognition of his support of Costume Design and creative partnerships with Costume Designers. An Honorary Career Achievement Award was presented to Costume Designer April Ferry for her outstanding work in film and television.

As Costume Designers we take great pride in seeing our work on the screen, bringing characters to life through costumes. The Costume Designers Guild would like to congratulate all of the nominees and the winners,” said Salvador Perez Jr., President of the Costume Designers Guild Local #892.

Excellence in Period Film
“12 Years a Slave” (Patricia Norris)

Excellence in Fantasy Film
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (Trish Summerville)

Excellence in Contemporary Film
“Blue Jasmine” (Suzy Benzinger)

Outstanding Contemporary Television Series
“Behind the Candelabra” (Ellen Mirojnick)

Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series
“Downton Abbey” (Caroline McCall)

Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Miniseries
“House of Cards” (Tom Broecker)

Excellence in Commercial Costume Design
“Call of Duty: Ghosts Masked Warriors” (Nancy Steiner)

Career Achievement Award
April Ferry

Lacoste Spotlight Award
Amy Adams