2014 CDGA Honorees
December 17, 2013
Director, writer and producer Judd Apatow and veteran Costume Designers April Ferry and Sharon Day will be recognized with honorary awards at the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor LACOSTE on Feb. 22, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Apatow, one of the most sought-after comedy minds in Hollywood, is known for writing, producing and directing blockbuster hits such as “This Is 40,” “Knocked Up,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” and the cult classic “Freaks and Geeks.” He is also the producer behind HBO’s “Girls,” the Oscar-nominated “Bridesmaids,” “Pineapple Express,” “Superbad,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and fan favorite “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” He will receive the Distinguished Collaborator honor at the ceremony in recognition of his support of Costume Design across his many remarkable projects, in particular some of his more recent collaborations with Costume Designers Leesa Evans, Jennifer Rogien and Susan Matheson. Apatow recently returned to produce the eagerly anticipated sequel, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”
Ferry will be this year’s recipient of the Career Achievement Award, an honor that recognizes her body of work in film and television. With a diverse array of costume designing credits, Ferry has earned an Oscar nomination for her work on “Maverick,” starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster. For her design work on the HBO television drama “Rome,” Ferry took home an Emmy Award and two consecutive Costume Designers Guild Awards.
The 2014 Costume Designers Guild Distinguished Service Award will be given to Sharon Day. A long time CDG member, Day has worked tirelessly championing the Guild. She has served as an Executive Board member and edited both the Newsletter and the Costume Designer Magazine at different times. Additionally, Day has helped envision the future of Local 892 working on numerous committees encompassing everything from the CDG Awards to our website to our education initiatives. She is presently a Delegate, and the co-chair of both the Legacy/Retiree committee and the Labor committee. Day’s dedication to the Guild and her willingness to give of herself and her time is deeply appreciated by her fellow CDG members. With the support of presenting sponsor LACOSTE, the red carpet, black-tie awards gala celebrates outstanding Costume Design in film, television and commercials.
The CDGA has become a highlight of the Hollywood awards season, notable for its lively, fun, warm and engaging celebration of Costume Designers and their essential contribution to film and television. The awards presentation will honor the work of Costume Designers in seven categories, including contemporary, period and fantasy film. Nominations for the awards will be announced on January 9. Previous hosts of the Costume Designers Guild Awards have included Joel McHale, Jane Lynch, Kristin Davis, Debra Messing, Parker Posey and Anjelica Huston, and celebrity attendees such as Christian Bale, Katie Holmes, Ashton Kutcher, Robert Duvall, Helen Mirren, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock testify to the ongoing influence of Costume Design.