As reported by Steve Pond for The Hollywood Reporter... “12 Years a Slave,” “Blue Jasmine” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” were honored as the films with the top costume designs of 2013 by the Costume Designers Guild on Saturday night.
“Blue Jasmine” won in the Excellence in Contemporary Film category, “The Hunger Games” in Fantasy Film and “12 Years a Slave” in Period Film, the category that most closely corresponds to the Oscar in costume design.
Three of the nominees in the period-film category — “Slave,” “American Hustle” and “The Great Gatsby” — also received Oscar nominations. The other two Oscar nominees, “The Grandmaster” and “The Invisible Woman,” were not nominated.
“Gatsby” is considered the Oscar frontrunner, but the CDG vote showed that “Slave” may have unexpected strength in a battle with “Gatsby” and “Hustle.”
In the 14 years of the CDG Awards’ existence, the winner in its period category has gone on to win the Oscar for costume design six times, and the winner in the fantasy category has won once.
In the television categories, “House of Cards” won for contemporary television series, “Downton Abbey” for period/fantasy series and “Behind the Candelabra” for movie or miniseries.
Costume designer April Ferry was the CDG’s Career Achievement Honoree, while Judd Apatow received the Distinguished Collaborator award and Amy Adams the Lacoste Spotlight Award. Sharon Daly won the Distinguished Service Award.
The ceremony took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and was hosted by “Scandal” star Joshua Malina.
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 Mini-Series: “Behind the Candelabra” – Ellen Mirojnick
Excellence in Commercial Costume Design: Call of Duty “Ghost Masked Warriors” – Nancy Steiner