2020 Costume Designers Guild Awards Nominations Announced

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The Costume Designers Guild Awards, which celebrates costume design in film, television and short form, is now in its 22nd year. Held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, the ceremony is taking place on Jan. 28. with comedian, actress and writer Mindy Kaling taking the stage as host.

“Costume design and fashion are close to my heart, and I promise many, possibly too many, outfit changes,” Kaling shared in a statement.

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Costume designer Mitchell Travers is nominated for Excellence in Contemporary Film for “Hustlers,” the stripper crime drama with Jennifer Lopez — up for a Golden Globe for her acting performance — alongside Shiona Turini for “Queen & Slim,” Arjun Bhasin for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” starring Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers, Jenny Eagan for “Knives Out” and Ellen Mirojnick for Netflix’s “The Laundromat.”

In Excellence in Period Film, nominees are Arianne Phillips for Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Julian Day for Dexter Fletcher’s Elton John musical biopic “Rocketman,” Mayes C. Rubeo for Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit,” Anna Mary Scott Robbins for Michael Engler’s “Downton Abbey” and Ruth E. Carter for Craig Brewer’s “Dolemite Is My Name.”

Other film categories include Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film, which nominates Michael Kaplan for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” up against Michael Wilkinson for “Aladdin,” Judianna Makovsky for “Avengers: Endgame,” Sanja M. Hays for “Captain Marvel” and Ellen Mirojnick for “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” All five are distributed by Disney, which swept the category. As previously announced, Kaplan is expected to receive the Career Achievement Award during the award show, which is also honoring actress Charlize Theron with the Spotlight Award, Mary Ellen Fields with the Distinguished Service Award and Adam McKay with the Distinguished Collaborator Award. Filmmaker J.J. Abrams will be a presenter.

In television, contemporary nominees are “Big Little Lies,” “Fleabag,” “Killing Eve,” “Russian Doll” and “Schitt’s Creek,” while the period category has “Chernobyl,” “The Crown,” “Fosse/Verdon,” “GLOW” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television includes “Game of Thrones” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television has nominated “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” among others.

The Short Form Design category features music video nominees for Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” Madonna’s “God Control” and Katy Perry’s “Small Talk.”

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