Notable Nominations: The 16th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards


Often times, we credit directors, screenwriters, and ultimately, actors, for the riveting dialogues, plot lines, and performances that unfold on screen. Though the likes of Steve McQueen (director, 12 Years a Slave), Matthew McConaughey (lead actor, Dallas Buyers Club), and Amy Adams (supporting actress, American Hustle) may revel in the critical acclaim of 2013's best films, there are other members of the production team whose discerning eyes and keen sense of style make movies more of a visual feast.

This year's nominees for the 16th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards do just that. From the high-waist trousers that brought Her's complex, futuristic love story down to earth, to the couture-worthy creations from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire that inspired real-life ready-to-wear, the short list for CDG's February 22nd ceremony is piquing Hollywood's sartorial senses.

Excellence in Contemporary Film
Blue Jasmine – Suzy Benzinger
Her – Casey Storm
Nebraska – Wendy Chuck
Philomena – Consolata Boyle
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Sarah Edwards

Excellence in Period Film
12 Years a Slave – Patricia Norris
American Hustle – Michael Wilkinson
Dallas Buyers Club – Kurt & Bart
The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin
Saving Mr. Banks – Daniel Orlandi

Excellence in Fantasy Film
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, Bob Buck
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Trish Summerville
Oz: The Great and Powerful – Gary Jones, Michael Kutsche

Outstanding Contemporary Television Series
Breaking Bad – Jennifer Bryan
House of Cards – Tom Broecker
Nashville – Susie DeSanto
ScandalLyn Paolo
Saturday Night Live – Tom Broecker, Eric Justian

Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series
Boardwalk Empire – John Dunn, Lisa Padovani
The Borgias– Gabriella Pescucci
Downton Abbey – Caroline McCall
Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton
Mad MenJanie Bryant

Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Mini Series
American Horror Story: Coven – Lou Eyrich
Behind the Candelabra – Ellen Mirojnick
Bonnie & Clyde – Marilyn Vance
House of Versace – Claire Nadon
Phil Spector – Debra McGuire

Excellence in Commercial Costume Design
Call of Duty, “Ghosts Masked Warriors” – Nancy Steiner
Dos Equis,“Most Interesting Man in the World Feeds a Bear” – Julie Vogel
Fiat, “British Invasion” – Donna Zakowska