Big studio pix catch costume designers’ eye

Nominees include 'Mighty Wind,' 'Charlie's Angels,' 'Bill'

The Costume Designers Guild has leaned toward large-scale studio pics for its 2004 Excellence in Costume Design Awards.

Nominees in the contemporary film category, announced Monday, were Durinda Wood for Warner’s “A Mighty Wind”; Joseph G. Aulisi, Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”; Catherine Thomas, Miramax’s “Kill Bill Vol. 1”; and Sophie de Rakoff Carbonell, MGM’s “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde.”

Ngila Dickson took two noms in the period/fantasy film category, for New Line’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” and for Warner’s “The Last Samurai.” Also tapped were Penny Rose for Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” and Judianna Makovsky for Universal/DreamWorks’ “Seabiscuit.”

Winners will be announced at the sixth annual CDG Awards Feb. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Anjelica Huston will emcee for the fourth time.

TV noms for contemporary series went to Laura Goldsmith for ABC’s “Alias,” Patricia Field for HBO’s “Sex and the City,” Jill Ohanneson for HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” Juliet Polsca for HBO’s “The Sopranos” and Lori Eskowitz-Carter for NBC’s “Will & Grace.”

Noms for excellence in TV, period/fantasy, went to Eduardo Castro for HBO’s “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself,” Ann Roth for HBO’s “Angels in America,” Ruth Myers (pilot) and Terry Dresbach (series) for HBO’s “Carnivale” and Maria M. Schicker for CBS’ “Hitler: The Rise of Evil.”

Tapped for excellence in commercial costume design were Nancy Steiner for Bacardi & Cola and Ivan Ingermann for Pier One Imports’ “Santa Baby.”

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