Artisan Guild Winners and Nominees Offer Guidepost to Oscar Night

As Oscar voting opens, the guild awards could prove a guide — or bellwether — to who will take home trophies March 27.Last week’s Costume Designers Guild handed out prizes to “Cruella” (period film), “Dune” (fantasy/sci-fi) and “Coming 2 America” (contemporary).The CDG has matched Oscar 11 times since 1999 (when the guild first handed out awards) for best costume design with one of their winners.

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” in 2021 was the most recent, and in 2019 it was “Black Panther.” So there’s a good chance that the category’s frontrunners, “Cruella” and “Dune,” will take home the win.The Makeup and Hairstylist Guild Awards kicked off crafts season in February, awarding “Coming 2 America” three trophies, while “Cruella” took home best period hairstyling.

“America” got a boost, as the guild favored the regal styles of the film’s fictional Zamunda over the transformations of Stellan Skarsgard in “Dune,” Jared Leto

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