Dune, Coming 2 America, Cruella win at Costume Designer Guild Awards

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Returning to an in-person ceremony after going virtual, the 2022 Costume Designers Guild Awards on Wednesday night. Dune, Coming 2 America and Cruella were the film winners at the event on Wednesday night.

The awards were hosted by Andrew Rannells and Casey Wilson.

Winners on the TV side included episodes of The Book of Boba Fett, Emily in Paris, The Great and Saturday Night Live.

Earning distinction in the Short Form Design category was the Swarovski commercial titled Welcome to Wonderlab.

Andrew Rannells and Casey Wilson co-hosted the evening which celebrated special honorees Andrew Garfield (actor, Spotlight Award), Amy Pascal and Rachel O’Connor (producers, Distinguished Collaborator Award), and Sharen Davis (costume designer, Career Achievement Award).

The Spotlight Award honors an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design, the Distinguished Collaborator Award honors individuals who demonstrate unwavering support of costume design and creative partnerships with costume designers, and the Career Achievement Award recognizes leaders who have made a lasting impact on costume design.

Costume Designers Guild president Salvador Perez discussed the role the awards and the guild played in the pandemic, saying, “As a community, we have survived a life-changing pandemic industry and been on the brink of work stoppage.”

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Perez also called for “pay equity now.” This has been an ongoing plea from Perez and the costume designers who fight for pay equity. He said, costume designers, are “historically underpaid for too long. It’s about costume designers in the costume department being valued as a major asset to the industry and compensated accordingly.”

He also noted the Costume designers guild will soon be launching a social media campaign to showcase these underpaid voices. Once again the costume designers present were encouraged by Perez to show solidarity in raising their Pay Equity Now flags. 

Shawna Trpcic, winner for Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television for The Book of Boba Fett (Chapter 1) also called for pay equity. She pleaded with the audience of fellow costume designers to start reporting wages. Trpcic said, “They won’t know to fight for us if we don’t report our wages.”

Other presenters and winners showed their support by wearing pay equity now pins and waving flags as they came on stage.

Below is the full list of winners for the 24th annual CDGAs:

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film

“Dune” – Jacqueline West & Robert Morgan

Excellence in Contemporary Film

“Coming 2 America” – Ruth E. Carter

Excellence in Period Film

“Cruella “– Jenny Beavan

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television

“The Book of Boba Fett” (Chapter 1)– Shawna Trpcic

Excellence in Contemporary Television

“Emily in Paris” (French Revolution) – Patricia Field & Marylin Fitoussi

Excellence in Period Television

“The Great” (Seven Days) – Sharon Long

Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television

“Saturday Night Live” Rami Malek / Young Thug – Tom Broecker & Eric Justian

Excellence in Short Form Design

Swarovski: “Welcome to Wonderlab” (Commercial) – B. Åkerlund

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