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'Burlesque,' 'True Grit' among Costume Designers Guild nominees

January 20, 2011 |  5:30 am

"Burlesque," "True Grit" and "The Tempest' are among the nominees for the 13th-annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. The announcement was made Thursday morning.

Nominated in the excellence in contemporary film category are  Amy Westcott for "Black Swan;" Michael Kaplan for "Burlesque;" JeffreyKurland for "Inception;" Jacqueline West for "The Social Network;" and Ellen Mirojnick for "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."

Nominees for excellence in period film are Mark Bridges for "The Fighter;" Jenny Beavan for "The King's Speech;" and Mary Zophres for "True Grit."

Vying in the excellence in fantasy film category are  Colleen Atwood for "Alice in Wonderland;" Sandy Powell for "The Tempest;" and Michael Wilkinson and Christine Bieselin Clark for "Tron: Legacy."
On the television side, the nominees for outstanding contemporary TV series are Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko for "Big Love;" Randall Christensen, Daniella Gschwendtner and Steven Norman Lee for "Dancing With the Stars;" Lou Eyrich for "Glee;" Alix Friedberg for "Modern Family;" and Alonzo Wilson for "Treme."

Nominated in the outstanding period/fantasy TV series category are John A. Dunn for "Boardwalk Empire;" Janie Bryant for "Mad Men;" and Joan Bergin for "The Tudors."

Outstanding made for television movie or miniseries nominees are Penny Rose and Joe Hobbs for "The Pacific;" Cindy Evans for "Temple Grandin;" and Rita Ryack for "You Don't Know Jack."

Among the special awards to be handed out at the gala hosted by Kristin Davis on Feb. 22 at the Beverly Hilton are the Lacoste Spotlight Award to Halle Berry; the Disaronno Career Achievement in Film and Television Award to costume designer Julie Weiss and the Distinguished Collaborator Award to director Joel Schumacher. The late Michael Dennison will be inducted into the guild's Hall of Fame.

For a list of the nominees for costume design in commercials and more information go to

--Susan King

"Burlesque" photo from Screen Gems