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The Costume Designers Guild Awards' 2009 nominees come with some surprises

February 3, 2010 |  6:03 pm

Bruno Nominees for the 12th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were recently announced -- and among the usual suspects are a few unexpected names.

Newbie TV show “Glee” joins “Big Love,”  “Ugly Betty” and other stalwarts in the outstanding contemporary television series category, and the costumes for “True Blood” are poised to battle those of “The Tudors” and the fashion-y “Mad Men” for the outstanding period/fantasy television series title.

Other surprises include the nomination of “Brüno” (viva lederhosen!) and “Crazy Heart” for excellence in contemporary film, and “Avatar” for excellence in fantasy film. (Was anyone even wearing clothes in "Avatar"? All I recall is fields of blue skin.)


Least surprising are the nominees for excellence in period film, which include nearly every memorable period film from 2009: “Coco Before Chanel,”  “Julie & Julia,” “Nine,” “Sherlock Holmes” and “The Young Victoria.”

The Costume Designers Guild, which was founded in 1953, has more than 700 members and includes motion picture, television and commercial costume designers, assistant costume designers and illustrators.

The winners will be announced at an awards gala on Feb. 25 at the Beverly Hilton. For a complete list of nominees provided by the guild, click after the jump.

Mad-menOutstanding Contemporary Television Series



Big Love: Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko


Dancing with the Stars: Randall Christensen


Glee: Lou Eyrich
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Jo Katsaras


Ugly Betty: Patricia Field





Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series



Mad Men: Janie Bryant


True Blood: Audrey Fisher


The Tudors: Joan Bergin





Outstanding Made for TV Movie or Mini Series

Georgia O'Keeffe: Michael Dennison


Grey Gardens: Catherine Marie Thomas
Little Dorrit: Barbara Kidd





Excellence in Contemporary Film


(500) Days of Summer: Hope Hanafin


Brüno: Jason Alper


Crazy Heart: Doug Hall
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire: Marina Draghici


Up in the Air: Danny Glicker





Excellence in Period Film



Coco Before Chanel: Catherine Leterrier


Julie & Julia: Ann Roth


Nine: Colleen Atwood


Sherlock Holmes: Jenny Beavan


The Young Victoria: Sandy Powell





Excellence in Fantasy Film

Avatar: Mayes C. Rubeo & Deborah Lynn Scott


The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: Monique Prudhomme


Star Trek: Michael Kaplan





Excellence in Commercial Costume Design

Milk: "Milkquarious": Casey Storm


-- Emili Vesilind

Top photo: Sacha Baron Cohen as Brüno. Credit: Universal Pictures.

Bottom photo: January Jones as Betty Draper and Jon Hamm as Don Draper in "Mad Men." Credit: AMC.

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