Kate Beckinsale Attends The Costume Designer Guild Awards 

Actress Kate Beckinsale attends the 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards with Presenting Sponsor LACOSTE at The Beverly Hilton Hotel

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.

Honoree Cate Blanchett
Honoree Cate Blanchett
Host Betsy Brandt
Host Betsy Brandt

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. 

Director Quentin Tarantino accepts the Distinguished Collaborator Award from actors Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh
Director Quentin Tarantino accepts the Distinguished Collaborator Award from actors Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh
Actress Emily Ratajkowski
Actress Emily Ratajkowski

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.

Actress/writer Mindy Kaling (L) and Costume Designers Guild Local #892 President Salvador Perez
Actress/writer Mindy Kaling and Costume Designers Guild Local President Salvador Perez
Actress Krysten Ritter
Actress Krysten Ritter

Additional presenters included Emily Ratajkowski, Krysten Ritter, Kiernan Shipka, Constance Zimmer, Lamorne MorrisJaime 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

Actress Constance Zimmer
Actress Constance Zimmer

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

Kate Beckinsale showing the back of her beautiful gown
Kate Beckinsale showing the back of her beautiful gown
"New Girl" Actor Lamorne Morris
“New Girl” Actor Lamorne Morris

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

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