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Costume Designers Guild Awards: 12 Years a Slave, Blue Jasmine, Catching Fire


12 Years a Slave won the Costume Designers Guild’s “Period” category. Despite the guild’s 3 film categories and 13 nominees, only 3 translated into an Oscar nomination, and all from Period. The other 2 are The Great Gatsby and American Hustle, and they are – in that order – generally favored to win the award over 12 Years, despite its strength in some of the bigger categories. Indeed, Gatsby just took the BAFTA for costumes last week, and Hustle has far flashier necklines outfits.

In the other categories, Blue Jasmine won Contemporary, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire took Fantasy. I’m thrilled to see the latter recognized. I personally believe that be the greatest costume design work of the year, and I don’t just mean the flashy “girl on fire” outfits that take a central role in the plot. All the costumes are outstanding, including a one-shoulder sweater-like thing in the beginning of the film and the activewear used in the games themselves. (My fiancé and I have often postulated about the extreme marketability of a Hunger Games clothing line. They would certainly have our money!)

Scroll down for the full list of winners. (And check out the nominees here.)

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

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