The final American film industry group has spoken in the run-up to the 87th Oscars, with "Birdman," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Into the Woods" taking top honors from the Costume Designers Guild. "True Detective," "Game of Thrones" and "American Horror Story: Freak Show" were victors in the TV ranks.

This latest notch on the belt is "Birdman's" eight industry award to go along with honors from the Producers Guild, Directors Guild, Screen Actors Guild, American Society of Cinematographers, Art Directors Guild, Cinema Audio Society and Motion Picture Sound Editors. That's a pretty dominant showing, yet the Best Picture race is still perceived as a close one.

As for the costume design race itself, it seems like an easy get for Milena Canonero, whose "Grand Budapest" work could well bring her her fourth Oscar to date. If not her then certainly Colleen Atwood, a winner Tuesday night for "Into the Woods" also looking for her fourth Oscar.

For now, the lid is closed on the significant precursors.

Check out the full list of CDG winners below, nominations here, and the rest of what brought us to this point at The Circuit.


Excellence in Contemporary Film
"Birdman" (Albert Wolsky)

Excellence in Period Film
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Milena Canonero)

Excellence in Fantasy Film
"Into the Woods" (Colleen Atwood)


Outstanding Contemporary Television Series
"True Detective" (Jenny Eagan)

Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series
"Game of Thrones" (Michele Clapton)

Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Mini Series
"American Horror Story: Freak Show" (Lou Eyrich)

Excellence in Commercial Costume Design
Army - 'Defy Expectations, Villagers' (Christopher Lawrence)

Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.