Fifth Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Set for March 16 at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
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The Costume Designers Guild The Costume Designers Guild (CDG) was founded in 1953 by a group of 30 motion picture costume designers. As of 1999, its membership includes motion picture, television, commercial, and stage costume designers throughout the world and totals some 470 members. (CDG (CDMA Development Group, Costa Mesa, CA, www.cdg.org) A membership organization founded in 1995 that promotes CDMA wireless systems worldwide. It is involved with developing new features and services and promoting standards that provide global compatibility and interoperability. ) will present winners in five categories of costume design Costume design is the design of the appearance of the characters in a theater or cinema performance. This usually involves designing or choosing clothing, footwear, hats and head dresses for the actors to wear, but it may also include designing masks, makeup or other unusual forms, for theatrical films, television and commercials at its Fifth Annual Excellence in Costume Design Awards on Sunday, March 16, at a black-tie banquet in the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The event will also mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Guild. Anjelica Huston Anjelica Huston (born July 8, 1951) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress and former fashion model. Huston won an Oscar for her performance in 1985's Prizzi's Honor. will be mistress of ceremonies. Presenters include Andy Garcia, Laura San Giacomo San Giacomo is a small mountain village at an altitude of 1105 meters located near the town (comune) of Valle Castellana. It is located within the Province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of Italy. , Mira Sorvino Mira Katherine Sorvino (born September 28, 1967 in Tenafly, New Jersey) is an Oscar and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress. Biography
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Streep , Rick Levine, Bob Mackie and others. Dustin Hoffman will be presented an honorary award for Distinguished Actor. Deborah Nadoolman Landis is President of CDG.
Other honorary awards will be presented to Ann Roth for Career Achievement in Film, to Rita Riggs for Career Achievement in Television, and to legendary Italian Costume Designer Piero Tosi for The President's Award. In addition, Clare West, Mitchell Leisen, Natacha Rambova and Wayne Finkelman will be inducted into the Guild's Hall of Fame.
The nominees for 2003 Excellence in Costume Design Awards are: Excellence in Film, Contemporary "About A Boy" -- Joanna Johnston "About Schmidt" -- Wendy Chuck "Igby Goes Down" -- Sarah Edwards "Unfaithful" -- Ellen Mirojnick "White Oleander" -- Susie DeSanto Excellence in Film, Period/Fantasy "Chicago" -- Colleen Atwood "Frida" -- Julie Weiss "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" -- Ngila Dickson "Road to Perdition" -- Albert Wolsky Excellence in Television, Contemporary "Alias" -- Laura Goldsmith "Sex and the City" -- Patricia Fields "Six Feet Under" -- Gail McMullen "Sopranos" -- Juliet Polcsa Excellence in Television, Period/Fantasy "American Dreams" -- Jane Anderson "Fidel" -- Mayes C. Rubeo "Rosa Parks Story" -- Karen Perry "That '70s Show" -- Melina Root Excellence in Commercial Costume Design Kym Barrett, Costume Designer for Anti Smoking -- PSA -- "Heart Disease" Kathleen Detoro, Costume Designer for U.S. Cellular, "Signs" Louise Frogley, Costume Designer for BMW, "Beat the Devil" Dona Granata, Costume Designer for Pier One, "Holiday Sanity" Bobbie Mannix, Costume Designer for "T-On Line" Campaign Susan Nininger, Costume Designer for "Pohjola" Alexandra Welker, Costume Designer for Taco Bell, "Enjoy Your Stay"
Each winner of a CDG award receives a work-of-art silver statuette, valued at $15,000 by its supplier, the famed Italian jewelers Bvlgari. The award, one of the most sought-after statuettes in the world of awards, was designed by CDG member David LeVey who describes it as "an amorphous swirl of fabric resolving into a draped drape
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1. female beauty." The statuettes reflect a mixture of neo-classicism and 1940s Hollywood glamour.
Honorary co-chairs of the CDG Awards are Bob Mackie and Ray Aghayan. Executive Director is James J. Casey Jr. CDG Awards Chair of the CDG Awards Committee is Lois DeArmond with Robin Richesson and Bonnie Nipar assisting on important sub-committees. Sponsors of this year's CDG Awards include Bvlgari, International Creative Management, Cinecitta Holding, The Scenographer, The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety. For ticket information to the CDG Awards: 310/996-1188.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Major media are invited to cover the CDG Awards by contacting Marc Kruskol or Annie Keropian for credentials at the Weissman/Delson Communications office on Thursday through Sunday, March 20-23, at 818/760-8995.