I was asked to be the announcer again for this year’s Costume Designers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel. This awards show highlights the best in costume design for film, television and short form content. I’m always floored by the talent and creativity among industry costume designers every year that I am fortunate enough to be a part of this event. Presenters included Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, host Mandy Moore, and Meryl Streep was honored with a Distinguished Collaborator award.
My favorite part of events like this is watching the presenters and awardees read their intros and speeches off the teleprompter, because it is often times a shitshow. I have an easy view of the screen, which means I can see the difference between what these people are saying and what they are supposed to be saying. Some people are comfortable reading from a teleprompter, and some people sound like Mrs. Kinderlady’s 1st grade reading class. Oh well… celebrities look great, even when they sound like dummies. Especially when dressed to impress the costume designers guild. Jokes aside, it was a spectacular night and I was able to squeeze into my tuxedo so, yeah, a success on many levels. Congrats to the winners for having more creativity and talent than pretty much everyone I know.