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Costume Designers Guild Puts ‘Phantom Thread,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on the Best-Dressed List

Nominees for the CDG Awards also include “Get Out,” “The Shape of Water,” “Lady Bird,” “Wonder Woman,” “Dunkirk” and “Murder on the Orient Express”

A film about a fashion designer (“Phantom Thread”), one about a castle where people turn into inanimate objects (“Beauty and the Beast”) and one about a woman who falls in love with a sea creature (“The Shape of Water”) are among the movies singled out on Wednesday with nominations from the Costume Designers Guild.

“Phantom Thread” and “The Shape of Water” were both nominated in the CDG Awards’ Excellence in Period Film category, where they will compete with “Dunkirk,” “Murder on the Orient Express” and “The Greatest Showman.”

“Beauty and the Beast” was nominated in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film category alongside “Blade Runner 2049,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Wonder Woman.”

And Golden Globe winners “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” were both nominated in the Contemporary Film category, along with “Get Out,” “I, Tonya” and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”

Films missing from the list include “Darkest Hour,” “Victoria & Abdul” and “Wonderstruck.”

In recent years, the Costume Designers Guild has typically nominated three or four of the films that have gone on to receive Oscar nominees for Best Costume Design. Those nominees almost always come from the period and fantasy categories.

Since the CDG split into its separate contemporary, period and fantasy categories in 2005, nominees in its period category have gone on to receive 34 Oscar nominations and win nine times. The fantasy category has yielded 10 nominees and three winners, while the contemporary category has only resulted in three Oscar nominees (and no winners) in 12 years: “The Queen” and “The Devil Wears Prada” in 2005 and “La La Land” last year.

Television nominees include “American Horror Story: Cult” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Young Pope,” “The Crown,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Stranger Things,” “Game of Thrones” and “Black Mirror: USS Callister.”

The 20th Costume Designers Guild Awards will take place on February 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Costume Designers Guild Awards nominations:

Excellence in Contemporary Film
“Get Out” – Nadine Haders
“I, Tonya” – Jennifer Johnson
“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” – Arianne Phillips
“Lady Bird” – April Napier
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” – Melissa Toth

Excellence in Period Film
“Dunkirk” – Jeffrey Kurland
“Murder on the Orient Express” – Alexandra Byrne
“Phantom Thread” – Mark Bridges
“The Greatest Showman” – Ellen Mirojnick
“The Shape of Water” – Luis Sequeira

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film
“Beauty and the Beast” – Jacqueline Durran
“Blade Runner 2049” – Renée April
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Michael Kaplan
“Thor: Ragnarok” – Mayes C. Rubeo
“Wonder Woman” – Lindy Hemming

Excellence in Contemporary Television
“American Horror Story: Cult” – Sarah Evelyn Bram
“Big Little Lies” – Alix Friedberg
“Grace and Frankie” – Allyson B. Fanger
“The Handmaid’s Tale” – Ane Crabtree
“The Young Pope” – Luca Canfora, Carlo Poggioli

Excellence in Period Television
“The Crown” – Jane Petrie
“Feud: Bette and Joan” – Lou Eyrich
“Glow” – Beth Morgan
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – Donna Zakowska
“Stranger Things” – Kim Wilcox

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television
“Black Mirror: USS Callister” – Maja Meschede
“Game of Thrones” – Michele Clapton
“Once Upon a Time” – Eduardo Castro, Dan Lester
“Sleepy Hollow” – Mairi Chisholm
“Star Trek: Discovery” – Gersha Phillips

Excellence in Short Form Design
Assassin’s Creed: “I Am”, Commercial – Patrik Milani
Elton John, featuring Marilyn Manson: “Tiny Dancer”, Music Video – Sara Sensoy, Dawn Ritz
Katy Perry: “Chained to the Rhythm”, Music Video – B. Ăkerlund
Miu Miu Women’s Tales #14: The End of History Illusion, Short Film – Mindy Le Brock
P!NK: “Beautiful Trauma”, Music Video – Kim Bowen