Kate Beckinsale and Mindy Kaling were just some of the stars on hand to celebrate the winners of the 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) at the annual Gala on Tuesday night.
Hosted by actress Betsy Brandt (“Life in Pieces,” “Breaking Bad,” “Masters of Sex”), the Guild handed out competitive awards for Costume Design Excellence in seven categories for film, television, and short-form design.
LACOSTE has been a supporter of the CDGA for more than a decade and returned as Presenting Sponsor for the sixth consecutive year.
The Guild honored two-time Academy Award® winning actress Cate Blanchett with the LACOSTE Spotlight Award, which was presented to her by three-time Academy Award® winning Costume Designer Sandy Powell.
A double Academy Award® and CDGA nominee this year, Powell worked with Blanchett on three films: “The Aviator,” “Cinderella,” and “Carol.”
The Distinguished Collaborator Award was presented to award-winning film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor Quentin Tarantino in recognition of his creative partnerships with Costume Designers.
The award was presented to Tarantino by “The Hateful Eight” co-stars, Kurt Russell and Academy Award® nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Andy Garcia, André Holland, and Lili Mirojnick presented acclaimed Costume Designer Ellen Mirojnick with this year’s Career Achievement Award for her outstanding work in film and television.
Mirojnick has worked on 61 films and numerous TV projects during her 40-year career in Costume Design. Her Costume Design credits include, “Wall Street,” “Basic Instinct,” “Behind the Candelabra,” and “The Knick.” Mirojnick is currently working with Director Angelina Jolie Pitt on her next feature film.
The 2016 Distinguished Service Award was presented to Edwina Pellikka for her dedication to the craft and art of design. Edwina has worked as a dyer, painter, and ager for every major studio since 1983. The award was presented to Pellikka by Salvador Perez, President of the Costume Designers Guild Local 892.
Additional presenters included Emily Ratajkowski, Krysten Ritter, Kiernan Shipka, Constance Zimmer, Lamorne Morris, Jaime Camil, and Adam Rodriguez.
18th COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD AWARD WINNERS
Excellence in Contemporary Film
Jenny Eagan – Beasts of No Nation
Excellence in Period Film
Paco Delgado – The Danish Girl
Excellence in Fantasy Film
Jenny Beavan – Mad Max: Fury Road
Outstanding Contemporary Television Series
Lou Eyrich – American Horror Story: Hotel
Outstanding Period Television Series
Ellen Mirojnick -The Knick
Outstanding Fantasy Television Series
Michele Clapton – Game of Thrones
Excellence in Short Form Design
Julie Vogel – Most Interesting Man in the World Wins on Land, Sea & Air, Dos Equis