On the Scene at the 2016 Costume Designer Guild Awards

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Honoree Cate Blanchett attends the 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards
Honoree Cate Blanchett attends the 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards

Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CDG

Cate Blanchett and Quentin Tarantino were just two of the A-list names honored at the 18th Costume Designer Guild Awards on Tuesday night.

Two-time Academy Award winner Blanchett was feted with the LACOSTE Spotlight Award, which was presented to her by three-time Academy Award winning Costume Designer Sandy Powell. A double Academy Award and CDGA nominee this year, Powell worked with Blanchett on three films: “The Aviator,” “Cinderella,” and “Carol.”

The Distinguished Collaborator Award was presented to award-winning film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor Quentin Tarantino in recognition of his creative partnerships with Costume Designers. The award was presented to Tarantino by “The Hateful Eight” co-stars, Kurt Russell and Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Andy Garcia, André Holland and Lili Mirojnick presented acclaimed Costume Designer Ellen Mirojnick with this year’s Career Achievement Award for her outstanding work in film and television. Mirojnick has worked on 61 films and numerous TV projects during her 40-year career in Costume Design. Her Costume Design credits include, “Wall Street,” “Basic Instinct,” “Behind the Candelabra,” and “The Knick.” Mirojnick is currently working with director Angelina Jolie Pitt on her next feature film.

 The 2016 Distinguished Service Award was presented to Edwina Pellikka for her dedication to the craft and art of design. Edwina has worked as a dyer, painter, and ager for every major studio since 1983. The award was presented to Pellikka by Salvador Perez, President of the Costume Designers Guild Local 892.

Additional presenters included Mindy Kaling, Kate Beckinsale, Emily Ratajkowski, Krysten Ritter, Kiernan Shipka, Constance Zimmer, Lamorne Morris, Jaime Camil and Adam Rodriguez”Masters of Sex” star Betsy Brandt hosted the gala, which was held at The Beverly Hilton.  

Honoree Quentin Tarantino (L) and actor Kurt Russell
Honoree Quentin Tarantino (L) and actor Kurt Russell

Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CDG 

 

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