Oscar-nominated movie Birdman has been honored at the 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
The Michael Keaton movie won the prize for excellence in contemporary film, while Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel won the period film category.
Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel are nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards, although only Wes Anderson’s film is up for the best costume Oscar.
With costumes designed by multiple Oscar-winner Colleen Atwood, it beat Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 and Maleficent.
Double Oscar winner Albert Wolsky’s costumes in Birdman triumphed over Boyhood, Gone Girl, Interstellar and Wild.
Milena Canonero – yet another multiple Academy Award winner – beat The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything and Inherent Vice with her costumes for The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Boyhood director Richard Linklater was honored with the distinguished collaborator award.
Harrison Ford presented the career achievement award to Aggie Guerard Rodgers, with whom he worked on a number of films including American Graffiti, Return of the Jedi and The Fugitive.
She was nominated for an Oscar for The Color Purple and also worked on One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Rainmaker and Beetlejuice.
Achievements in television were also recognized at the ceremony, with True Detective winning the outstanding contemporary TV series award.
Game of Thrones won the period/fantasy series prize and American Horror Story: Freak Show won the mini-series award.
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