Costume Designers Honor Alice’s Frocks, Zuckerberg’s T-Shirts

CDG salutes range of designs in three film, three TV categories

Last Updated: January 20, 2011 @ 9:46 AM

Mark Zuckerberg has conceded that the one thing "The Social Network" got right about his life is the T-shirts he wore as a Harvard student – so it makes sense that the film showed up on yet another list of Hollywood guild nominations on Thursday, as the Costume Designers Guild named it as one of the five best examples of costuming in contemporary film.

Alice in WonderlandAll of the usual suspects were accounted for in the CDG nominations, with nods also going to "The King's Speech," "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "True Grit" and "Inception," as well as "Burlesque," "The Tempest," "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," "Alice in Wonderland" (left) and "TRON: Legacy."

CDG film nominations are separated into three separate categories, with five noms in the Excellence in Contemporary Film category and three each in the Excellence in Period Film and Excellence in Fantasy Film areas.

On the television side, nominees ranged from "Big Love," "Glee" and "Dancing wih the Stars" to "Boardwalk Empire," "Mad Men" and "The Tudors."

The Costume Designers Guild Awards will take place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on February 22, and will be hosted by actress Kristin Davis. At the ceremony, CDG will also pay tribute to Halle Berry (the Lacoste Spotlight Award), designer Julie Weiss (the Disaronno Career Achievement in Film and Television Award) and director Joel Schumacher (the Distinguished Collaborator Award).

More information is available at http://www.costumedesignersguild.com/cdg-awards/.
The nominees:

EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM
Black Swan – Amy Westcott
Burlesque – Michael Kaplan
Inception – Jeffrey Kurland
The Social Network – Jacqueline West
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – Ellen Mirojnick

EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM
The Fighter – Mark Bridges
The King’s Speech – Jenny Beavan
True Grit – Mary Zophres

EXCELLENCE IN FANTASY FILM
Alice in Wonderland – Colleen Atwood
The Tempest – Sandy Powell
TRON: Legacy – Michael Wilkinson & Christine Bieselin Clark

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES
Big Love – Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko
Dancing with the Stars – Randall Christensen, Daniella Gschwendtner & Steven Norman Lee
Glee – Lou Eyrich
Modern Family – Alix Friedberg
Treme – Alonzo Wilson

OUTSTANDING PERIOD/FANTASY TELEVSION SERIES
Boardwalk Empire – John A. Dunn
Mad Men – Janie Bryant
The Tudors – Joan Bergin

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI SERIES
The Pacific – Penny Rose & Joe Hobbs
Temple Grandin – Cindy Evans
You Don’t Know Jack – Rita Ryack

EXCELLENCE IN COMMERCIAL COSTUME DESIGN
Chanel – Bleu de Chanel – Aude Bronson-Howard
Dior – Charlize Theron – J’Adore – Lisa Michelle Boyd
Dos Equis – The Most Interesting Man in the World – Julie Vogel
Netflix – Western – Lydia Paddon
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