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Costume Designers Guild Awards: Emmy Rossum to Host, Richard Linklater Getting Honorary Award

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Emmy Rossum

Costume designers Aggie Guerard Rodgers and Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis will also receive honorary awards at the Feb. 17 show.

Actress Emmy Rossum will host the 2015 Costume Designers Guild Awards, it was announced Wednesday. The guild, which revealed its nominations last week, also announced a number of recipients of honorary awards, including Boyhood writer-director Richard Linklater, costume designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers and designer and scholar Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis.

Linklater will receive the distinguished collaborator award in recognition of his support of costume design and creative partnerships with costume designers. Linklater collaborated with costume designer Kari Perkins on Boyhood, which is nominated for a CDG award for excellence in contemporary film.

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Rodgers will receive the career achievement award. The veteran costume designer made her film debut with American Graffiti in 1973 and went on to design costumes for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Return of the Jedi, The Color Purple (for which she received an Oscar nomination), Beetlejuice, the film version of Rent, Holes, Life or Something Like It and Fruitvale Station. Harrison Ford, who starred in many films Rodgers designed costumes for, will present her with the award.

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Former CDG president Landis, the wife of director John Landis, will receive the 2015 Edith Head award for the advancement and education of the art of costume design. Landis, who has an MFA in costume design from UCLA and a Ph.D. in the history of design from the Royal College of Art in London, is the founding director and chair of the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Landis designed the costumes for Coming to America (for which she was nominated for an Oscar), An American Werewolf in London, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Animal House and the video for Michael Jackson's Thriller.

The 2015 CDG Awards will take place on Feb. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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