Costume Designers Guild Awards Shocker: ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Takes Period Award, Seizes Oscar Momentum

Costume Designers Guild Awards Shocker: ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Takes Period Award, Seizes Oscar Momentum
Jojo Rabbit” was the surprise period film winner Tuesday night at the 22nd annual Costume Designer Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This throws the Oscar race wide open, as Taika Waititi’s anti-hate, Nazi black comedy gains momentum for Mayes C. Rubeo’s vibrant wardrobes. The other Oscar nominees (also period pieces) are “The Irishman,” “The Joker,” “Little Women,” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” But only “Once Upon a Time” was in contention at the Cdga.

Meanwhile, the contemporary and sci-fi/fantasy awards went to “Knives Out” (Jenny Eagan) and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (Ellen Mirojnick).

TV winners included “Game of Thrones”: “The Iron Throne”, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”: “It’s Comedy or Cabbage”, and “Schitt’s Creek”: “The Dress”.

For “Jojo Rabbit,” told from the Pov of the eponymous, 10-year-old Nazi fanatic (Roman Griffin Davis), Rubeo infused the wardrobes with bright colors, especially
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