CDG & the Oscars

The Costume Designers Guild has been awarding films for Costume Design since 1999, which is 10 years.  Since 2005, there have been 3 categories: Period, Fantasy & Contemporary.

50% of the time CDG matches Oscar Costume Design.  That’s 5 out of the total 10 years.  That’s very bad especially considering that the CDG can have up to 15 total nominations that could possibly match the Oscar’s 5.

All 5 of those films came from the Period category.  2 came prior to inclusion of the Fantasy category.

A film in the Contemporary category has never won an Oscar

Below are the nominees (Oscar Nominees in RED):
CDG Period
The King’s Speech 
True Grit
The Fighter

CDG Fantasy
Alice In Wonderland
The Tempest
TRON: Legacy

CDG Contemporary
Black Swan
The Social Network
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Oscar Costume Design
Alice In Wonderland
The King’s Speech
True Grit
The Tempest
I Am Love

Only 4 Best Picture winners have won CDG (out of 26 nominees – 15%).  This is not a good sign for The King’s Speech, but whatever.

The Contemporary category seems to award the most normal of the films. This makes me think that it could be down to Inception or The Social Network. I still can’t believe that Black Swan would not get awarded here even if it’s not nominated for Oscar.

The Fantasy category seems pretty straightforward.  I’m going Alice In Wonderland and I think this film has a good shot at winning the Oscar as well.

The Period category is not so obvious.  It could go to anyone, but I think The King’s Speech has the slight edge.

Whatever happens, it won’t have any effect all on the Oscar Costume Design award.

Period – The King’s Speech
Fantasy – Alice In Wonderland
Contemporary – Black Swan


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