Guild gives fitting tribute to costumers

Host Huston helped award 'Chicago, ' 'Schmidt'

HOLLYWOOD — The stars came out on Sunday to celebrate those behind the screen that make them look good onscreen.

“They’ve got you right where they want you,” said Dustin Hoffman to fellow actors of the unsung designing heroes, as he accepted his distinguished actor award at the fifth annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. “They’ve thought of your part longer and harder than you have, and have a fix on your part. If you are smart, you will submit quickly.”

Meryl Streep told career achievement in film honoree Ann Roth that fittings for “The Hours,” helped her find the character. “Standing in front of the three-way mirror when something clicked in to help create my character was simply wonderful,” the Oscar hopeful said.

Host Angelica Huston and presenters Tim Curry, Victor Garber, Andy Garcia, Laura San Giacomo, Ken Olin, Mira Sorvino and Patricia Wettig as well as guild prexy Deborah Landis gave out best film kudos to Colleen Atwood for “Chicago” (period/fantasy) and Wendy Chuck for “About Schmidt” (contemporary). TV statuettes went to Jane Anderson for “American Dreams” (period/fantasy) and Laura Goldsmith for “Alias” (contemporary) during the best dressed show in town.

Legendary Italian designer Piero Tosi was awarded the president’s award and Norman Lear‘s right-hand woman Rita Riggs was honored with the career achievement in television award.

HBO litigant James Gandolfini sat in the audience and posed for pictures, but avoided the red carpet mob as if they wanted to add concrete boots to his ensemble.

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