24th CDGA Nominations

Jacqueline West & Robert Morgan - Dune

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film

Patricia Field & Marylin Fitoussi - Emily in Paris "French Revolution"

Excellence in Contemporary TV

Jenny Beavan - Cruella

Excellence in Period Film

Ruth E. Carter - Coming 2 America

Excellence in Contemporary Film

The Costume Designers Guild Award honors achievement of excellence in Costume Design in film, television, and short form design. The Award is presented solely to the credited costume designer/s within the eight detailed categories listed below.

– Excellence in Contemporary Film
– Excellence in Period Film
– Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film
– Excellence in Contemporary Television
– Excellence in Period Television
– Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television
– Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television
– Excellence in Short Form Design

 

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25th CDGA Information

Rules

QUALIFYING PERIOD

January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

WHO CAN SUBMIT

Costume designers can nominate themselves. Agents, Studios, and PR Departments may also nominate costume designers. Costume designers may not nominate other costume designers. If a designer and a third party both submit the same project, the costume designer’s entry will take precedence.

SUBMISSION ENTRY INFORMATION

Submission forms must be submitted online in the Awards section of the CDG website.

  • All entries must be received within the following submission period. Late entries will not be accepted.
    • Monday, September 26, 2022, 6:00 a.m. PT – Friday, November 4, 2022, 5:00 p.m. PT
  • The release eligibility period is as follows:
    • The release eligibility period for all projects is January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022
  • A costume designer can submit multiple different projects within the same category.
  • A completed submission form is required for each entry. The submission form contains details about the project and category for which it is being submitted.
  • Co-Design – In these cases, both designers will be recognized in the submission.
    • An entry is considered a co-design when:
      • a) Two or more costume designers work as a team or co-design.
      • b) A second costume designer is credited for designing a principal.
    • If a co-costume designer does not wish to participate on a specific entry, it must be stated within the submission entry form.
  • Second unit and re-shoot unit credits are not eligible for submission.
  • Only costumes that are in the final edit will be considered.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility is subject to the review of the Costume Designers Guild Awards Committee. If you feel your project warrants inclusion in a different category than allowed by the guidelines, you may submit a petition via the submission entry form and state your case. The Committee will discuss it internally and notify you of their decision. The Awards Committee reserves the right to change an entry’s category or disqualify it, should they feel that the entry was submitted in the wrong category.

Eligibility may also be denied for any entrant who fails to follow the submission rules and guidelines. All submission forms must be complete.

All entries must be released during the eligibility period on a platform accessible for public viewing.

The decision of the Costume Designers Guild Awards Committee in concurrence with the Costume Designers Guild Executive Board is definitive and final.

TIMELINE

Monday, September 26, 2022:
CDGA Submissions open and accessible on CDG website

Friday, November 4, 2022:
Submission Entries close at 5:00 p.m. PT

Monday, December 19, 2022:
Nomination Ballot voting opens online at 6:00 a.m. PT

Friday, January 6, 2023:
Nomination Ballots voting closes at 5:00 p.m. PT

Thursday, January 12, 2023:
Official Announcement of Nominees to the Press

Monday, January 30, 2023:
Final Ballot voting opens online at 6:00 a.m. PT

Friday, February 17, 2023:
Final Ballot voting closes at 5:00 p.m. PT

Monday, February 27, 2023:
Winners Announced at the 25th Costume Designers Guild Awards

FILM ENTRIES

Effective 2018, all films whether theatrically released, aired on television, or streamed, will now compete collectively in the Excellence in Film category.

TELEVISION ENTRIES

Submissions are for a single television episode rather than an entire series.

  • Based on the single episode entry rule, an anthology series with stand-alone episodes will fall under the appropriate television category.
  • An episode aired within the qualifying period of January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022, must have the required percentage or more of the costumes in the chosen category. *
  • A costume designer may submit 2 separate episodes of the same show in different categories, with no more than one entry per project, per category.
  • The television categories will encompass all episodic projects whether aired on television or streamed on digital platforms. The project category is based on an individual episode.
  • A pilot may be submitted as a stand-alone entry, if designed by a different costume designer.

CATEGORIES

Excellence in Contemporary Film

Any entry with at least 55% of all costumes existing within the last 25 years from the current award year [on or after January 1, 1997] will be considered a Contemporary entry.

Excellence in Period Film

Any entry with at least 55% of all costumes existing in a historical era, or a stylized historical era, greater than 25 years [on or before December 31, 1996] from the current entry year will be considered a Period entry.

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film

Any entry with at least 25% of all costumes being Science-Fiction or Fantasy, i.e., costumes that are not reality-based, but based on a fictitious magical, mythical, and/or alternate world will be considered a Sci-Fi / Fantasy entry.

Excellence in Contemporary Television

Any entry with at least 55% of all costumes being contemporary, i.e., costumes existing within the last 25 years from the current entry year [on or after January 1, 1997] will be considered a Contemporary entry.

Excellence in Period Television

Any entry with at least 55% of all costumes existing in a historical era, or a stylized historical era, greater than 25 years [on or before December 31, 1996] from the current entry year will be considered a Period entry.

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television

Any entry with at least 25% of all costumes being Science-Fiction or Fantasy, i.e., costumes that are not reality-based, but based on a fictitious magical, mythical, and/or the alternate world will be considered a Sci-Fi / Fantasy entry.

Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television

Any entry of a variety, reality-competition, or live television or special, i.e., sketch show, award show, live musical, pre-recorded stage production, competitive reality show, and talk show will be considered a Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television entry.

Excellence in Short Form Design

Short films, commercials, music videos, and individual episodes of a web series under 15 minutes will be considered a Short Form Design entry. If an episode of a web series has a running time over 15 minutes, it will be considered in the appropriate television category. Multiple commercials made for the same product or business by the same costume designer may not be entered more than once. Commercials and music videos longer than 15 minutes will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

*CATEGORY DISCREPANCIES

In some instances, costumes may cross over or exhibit multiple genres. These projects will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Costume designers are invited to share their intent in a written paragraph petition, as well as to share any materials they can provide to determine the appropriate category. A final decision will be made following a review by the Awards Committee.

ENTRY NOTES

Submissions open on September 26, 2022, at 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time and close on November 4, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

When entering info: No ‘all caps’, please. Proper casing is appreciated! Titles with “A or The” should be placed at the end of the title, separated by a comma. All entries with these placed at the beginning will be corrected to uniform an A-Z listing. Example: “Lone Ranger, The,” “River Runs Through It, A.”

Submitter note: After making all your entries, you must go to the bottom of the page to finalize your submissions. If you submit on behalf of the designer or studio, you can add three (3), additional email recipients to receive an email confirmation. You receive your own confirmation as well.

If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail following your submission, please email the CDGA office at awards@cdgia.com.

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