Fifth about The Seventh

Casting a ballot – 24th Annual CDG Awards

The 24th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards will be handed on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022.

As I have been doing for a few years, as we get into the awards season, I’ll post the fictional ballots for some of the guild awards, showing what my vote would be if I had one. I will, as a rule, abstain from my fictional vote if I haven’t seen at least half of the nominees. And to be perfectly clear, I’m not a member of any of these guilds and organizations.

The list of nominees can be seen here.

Here it goes:

Excellence in Contemporary Film: Ruth E. Carter, for Coming 2 America

The costumes of Ruth E. Carter clearly belong in a comedy; they are loud, they are colorful and varied, and they are undoubtedly inspired by a variety of African sources. (Not seen: Zola.)

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film: Kym Barrett, for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

The Asian look for the costumes in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings gives the film a distinct feel, and there is some variety, with both traditional garbs and super-hero uniforms. (Not seen: The Suicide Squad.)

Excellence in Period Film: Luis Sequeira, for Nightmare Alley

The costumes of Nightmare Alley are not only very well-designed and beautiful to look at, but also clearly a window to understanding the character at that particular moment in time. (Not seen: Cyrano.)

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