“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “Mulan” led the 23rd annual Costume Designers Guild Awards.
In the excellence in period film category, Oscar nominee Ann Roth won for her work on “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Bina Daigeler, who is also an Oscar nominee, was recognized for her work on “Mulan,” winning the excellence in sci-fi/fantasy film award.
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For the first time in CDGA history, the annual awards show was livestreamed for fans worldwide exclusively on Twitter @CostumeAwards for audiences to enjoy.
Salvador Perez, President of the Costume Designers Guild ( IATSE Local 892) greeted the worldwide audience by mentioning the show’s pivot to a virtual Twitter live stream: “The bright spot is that our awards evening is now available for the world to enjoy, and we welcome you all to the party.”
Perez also recalled how costume designers had rallied during the pandemic’s PPE shortage, mentioning how costume designers had “made over 45,000 masks for hospitals, first responders and others in need.”
Another point Perez stressed was calling for pay equity. During his speech, he said, “We are such an integral part of the storytelling process. Because our work is traditionally done by women we are paid much less than departments led by men. Time for pay equity, now.”
Andra Day, Emerald Fennell, Regina King, Carey Mulligan and Amanda Seyfried were among the presenters.
Below is the full list of winners for the 23rd CDGAs.
Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film
“Mulan” – Bina Daigeler
Excellence in Contemporary Film
“Promising Young Woman” – Nancy Steiner
Excellence in Period Film
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” – Ann Roth
Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television
“Westworld” (Parce Domine) – Shay Cunliffe
Excellence in Contemporary Television
“Schitt’s Creek” (Happy Ending) – Debra Hanson
Excellence in Period Television
“The Queen’s Gambit” (End Game) – Gabriele Binder
Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television
“Hamilton” Paul Tazewell
Excellence in Short Form Design
Vertical Cinema “The Stunt Double” short film – April Napier
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