Costume Designers Guild Awards 2015 Nominees Announced

The Costume Designers Guild Awards 2015 are right around the corner, and the nominations suggest a tight race ahead, given what a solid year it’s been for exuberant, ostentatious costuming and design choices on the big screen.

Among this year’s slate of nominees, we have such box office giants as Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Into the Woods and Maleficent. And that’s just in one of the three separate film categories!

The nominees for television are nearly as diverse, with shows like Saturday Night Live, Scandal, and True Detective competing in one category, while Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Mad Men and Masters of Sex compete in another. In short, this year’s race is virtually anyone’s to win. Seriously, I’m already terrible at predicting these sorts of things, even in a weak year. But with a crop of nominees like this? Forget about it.

Check out the full list of nominees below for the Costume Designers Guild Awards 2015, and let us know which films and shows you think deserve the win — and which snubbed films and shows deserved a nomination — in the comments:

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2015 Nominees Announced

Credit: Disney


Excellence in Contemporary Film
Birdman – Albert Wolsky
Boyhood – Kari Perkins
Gone Girl – Trish Summerville
Interstellar – Mary Zophres
Wild – Melissa Bruning

Excellence in Period Film
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Milena Canonero
The Imitation Game – Sammy Sheldon Differ
Inherent Vice – Mark Bridges
Selma – Ruth E. Carter
The Theory of Everything – Steven Noble

Excellence in Fantasy Film
Guardians of the Galaxy – Alexandra Byrne
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Bob Buck, Lesley Burkes-Harding, Ann Maskrey
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 – Kurt and Bart
Into the Woods – Colleen Atwood
Maleficent – Anna B. Sheppard, Jane Clive


Outstanding Contemporary Television Series
House of Cards – Johanna Argan
Ray Donovan – Christopher Lawrence
Saturday Night Live – Tom Broecker, Eric Justian
Scandal – Lyn Paolo
True Detective – Jenny Eagan

Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series
Boardwalk Empire – John Dunn
Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton
The Knick – Ellen Mirojnick
Mad Men – Janie Bryant
Masters of Sex – Ane Crabtree

Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Mini Series
American Horror Story: Freak Show – Lou Eyrich
Houdini – Birgit Hutter
The Normal Heart – Daniel Orlandi
Olive Kitteridge – Jenny Eagan
Sherlock – Sarah Arthur

Excellence in Commercial Costume Design
Army ‘Defy Expectations, Villagers’ – Christopher Lawrence
Direct TV ‘Less Attractive’, with Rob Lowe – Mindy Le Brock, Jessica Albertson
Dos Equis ‘Most Interesting Man in the World Walks on Fire’ – Julie Vogel
Kia Soul Hamster Commercial Featuring ‘Animals’ – Anette Cseri
Smirnoff ‘The Mixologist’ – Laura Jean Shannon

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