'Young Victoria' wins costume guild award

Sandy Powell takes prize for excellence in period film

Sandy Powell was summoned to the podium twice Thursday night at the 12th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton.

Powell was awarded the prize for excellence in period film for her work in Apparition's "The Young Victoria," in which she dressed Emily Blunt as the young queen just assuming her throne.

Two-time Oscar winner Powell
also was presented with the guild's Lacoste Career Achievement in Film Award, and Blunt was recognized with its Swarovski Award.

Powell's triumph could point toward an Oscar win, as she was one of three nominees in her category at the CDG Awards who also are nominated for the Academy Award for best costume design.

In a separate category, Monique Prudhomme, another Oscar nominee this year, took home the guild's prize for fantasy film for her costumes in Sony Pictures Classics' "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," and Doug Hall copped the evening's contemporary film award for Fox Searchlight's country-and-Western drama "Crazy Heart."

In the television categories, AMC's "Mad Men" scored in the contemporary race for the second year in a row, with the prize going to designer Janie Bryant. Fox freshman series "Glee" earned Lou Eyrich the prize for contemporary series. And Catherine Marie Thomas was singled out for outstanding made-for-TV movie for HBO's "Grey Gardens."

Casey Storm was awarded the prize in commercial costume design for the milk commercial "Milkquarious."

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In addition to Powell and Blunt, honorary awards were bestowed on "Nine" director Rob Marshall, who received the Distinguished Collaborator Award; the late costume designer Robert Turturice, who was inducted into the guild's Hall of Fame; and designer Michael Travis, who was given the Career Achievement in Television Award.

Actress Parker Posey hosted the event.
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