‘Duchess,’ ‘Slumdog,’ ‘Knight’ take CDG Awards

Posted by · 1:34 am · February 18th, 2009

So, the final guild awards before the Oscars have been doled out — and “Slumdog Millionaire” maintains its unprecedented, unbroken streak, with Suttriat Larlab winning the contemporary field at the Costume Designers Guild awards.

“The Dark Knight’s” Lindy Hemming predictably took the fantasy category while, in the only victory that has any bearing on the Oscar race, Michael O’Connor took the period gong for “The Duchess.”

The latter strikes me as an interesting win. While the relatively unfamiliar O’Connor is a favourite for the Oscars, I didn’t necessarily expect him to triumph with the Guild, which often prefers more established names — and hasn’t shared the Academy’s recent affinity for European royalty-porn. (Neither “Marie-Antoinette” nor “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” won here.) The fact that they relented this year suggests O’Connor is looking primed for the bigger win on Sunday.

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  • 1 2-18-2009 at 8:03 am

    Matthew said...

    European royalty-porn. Haha.

  • 2 2-18-2009 at 5:15 pm

    Glenn said...

    “Slumdog”? Jesus christ. WHAT costume design?!? It was sheets and shirts. Nothing remotely interesting about those outfits compared to the likes of “Sex and the City”, “The Wrestler” and un-nominated titles like “Happy-Go-Lucky” and even integral work on movies like “27 Dresses” or “The House Bunny”.

    Again, this award season has done nothing but pander to the Academy. And not even they were silly enough to nominate “Slumdog” for stuff like costume design and art direction.