Angela Bassett to be honored with Costume Guild Spotlight Award
By Tonya Pendleton,
Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Fresh off making history with her second Oscar nomination, Angela Bassett will also be honored by the Costume Designers Guild with their Spotlight Award. The Spotlight Award is given to actors that have achieved career excellence and embodied the importance of costume design in their work.
Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth Carter, who won for her work in Black Panther and is nominated again for Wakanda Forever , worked with Bassett on both films. Carter and Bassett have a relationship dating back 30 years, also working together on What's Love Got to Do with It , Malcolm X and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.
"We're constantly collaborating," Carter told Variety in a recent interview. "Whether we're doing it eye-to-eye, or observing each other's process, it gives me more of an understanding of Angela Bassett. We're not collaborating on, 'What color do you think this dress should be?' We're saying, 'What's the intention of the scene and how do we portray this character and person?'"
"The Costume Designers Guild could not be more honored to be celebrating the career of the incomparable Angela Bassett at our 25th-anniversary celebration," Terry Gordon, president of the Costume Designers Guild IATSE Local 892 said in a statement. "Her collaborations with costume designers have captivated audiences around the globe for decades, making her the perfect fit for our Spotlight Award this year."
The ceremony for the Costume Designer Guild Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 27.
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