CDG victors wear it well
Empty"Slumdog Millionaire" added another trophy to its hardware collection as costume designer Suttirat Larlarb picked up the excellence in contemporary film award Tuesday night at the 11th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards.
The period-film award went to Michael O'Connor for the 18th century designs in "The Duchess," and the fantasy-film award went to Lindy Hemming for the comics-derived duds of "The Dark Knight."
At the Beverly Wilshire awards dinner hosted by Debra Messing, Donna Zakowska earned the TV movie/miniseries award for HBO's "John Adams."
ABC's "Ugly Betty," which won in the contemporary TV series category the previous two years, picked up award No. 3, with the honors going to Edwardo Castro and Patricia Field.
AMC's "Mad Men" earned its first CDG award as Katherine Jane Bryant was honored in the period/fantasy TV series category.
A milk commercial titled "White Gold" brought home the commercial costume design award for designer Casey Storm.
Sharon Stone presented the Swarovski President's Award to actor-producer Michael Douglas. Prolific TV director James Burrows received the Distinguished Collaborator Award.
Costume designer Marilyn Vance ("The Untouchables," "Pretty Woman") was the recipient of the Lacoste Career Achievement in Film Award. Van Broughton Ramsey received the Career Achievement in Television nod. (partialdiff)