“Jojo Rabbit,” “Knives Out” and “Malificent: Mistress of Evil” have been named the best-dressed films of 2019 by the Costume Designers Guild, which handed out its annual awards on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
“Jojo Rabbit” won in the Excellence in Period Film category, “Maleficent” in the Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film category and “Knives Out” in the Excellence in Contemporary Film category.
Of this year’s winners, only “Jojo Rabbit” is nominated for Oscars in the Best Costume Design category. “Knives Out” and “Malificent” are not, with the Academy’s Costume Designers Branch this year only nominating two of the 15 CDG nominees, “Jojo” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.” (The Oscar costume nominees not singled out by the guild are “The Irishman,” “Joker” and “Little Women.”)
Among the Hollywood guild awards, a CDG win is not one of the more reliable Oscar predictors. In the previous 21 years, one of the CDG winners has gone on to win the Oscar only 10 times, including “Black Panther” last year.
Awards in the four television categories went to “Schitt’s Creek,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Game of Thrones” and “The Masked Singer.”
Also at the show, Charlize Theron received the Spotlight Award, Michael Kaplan the Career Achievement Award, Adam McKay the Distinguished Collaborator Award and Mary Ellen Fields the Distinguished Service Award.
The show was hosted by Mindy Kaling and took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Excellence in Contemporary Film: “Knives Out” – Jenny Eagan
Excellence in Period Film: “Jojo Rabbit” – Mayes C. Rubeo
Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” – Ellen Mirojnick
Excellence in Contemporary Television: “Schitt’s Creek”: “The Dress” – Debra Hanson
Excellence in Period Television: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: “It’s Comedy or Cabbage” – Donna Zakowska
Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television: “Game of Thrones”: “The Iron Throne” – Michele Clapton
Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television: “The Masked Singer”: “Season Finale: And the Winner Takes It All and Takes It Off” – Marina Toybina
Excellence in Short Form Design: United Airlines: “Star Wars Wing Walker” commercial – Christopher Lawrence
All 38 2020 Oscar-Nominated Features, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)
- Warner Bros.
- Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/Lionsgate
- Allen Fraser/20th Century Fox
- DreamWorks Animation
- Warner Bros.
- Focus Features
- Orlando Brito/Netflix
- David Hindley/LD/Roadside
- Film Movement
- Merrick Morton/Fox
- Laika Studios / Annapurna Pictures
- Claire Folger/Lionsgate
- National Geographic
- Sony Pictures Classics
- Eric Chakeen/A24
- Fox Searchlight
How do this year’s Academy Award contenders stack up against each other?
The Oscar nominations are hard to keep up with, even for those of us who try, and every year brings surprise nominations, unthinkable snubs and a series of films that, darn it, we haven't all been able to catch up with. Watching all the feature films nominated at the 92nd Academy Awards is a time-consuming task, and mainlining all these movies doesn't always paint a clear picture of what the Academy actually likes. A few of these nominees are practically inexplicable. Quite a few of the nominees are technically impressive but thematically empty (or troublesome). Some are merely mediocre, except for that one incredible, Oscar-worthy element. And, mercifully, quite a few others are truly brilliant from beginning to end.