The style gurus behind hit movies Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook, Anna Karenina and Argo will face off for the top prizes at this year's (13) Costume Designers Guild Awards.

Acclaimed designers including Colleen Atwood (Snow White and the Huntsman), Jany Temime (Skyfall) and Jacqueline Durran (Anna Karenina) are among those nominated for the film awards at the upcoming gala.

Temime will battle Stephani Lewis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Louise Stjernsward (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Mark Bridges (Silver Linings Playbook) and George L. Little (Zero Dark Thirty) in the Excellence in Contemporary Film category, while Durran is up against Jacqueline West (Argo), Paco Delgado (Les Miserables), Joanna Johnston (Lincoln) and Kasia Walicka-Maimone (Moonrise Kingdom) for the Excellence in Period Film trophy.

Atwood's designs for Snow White and the Huntsman landed her an Excellence in Fantasy Film nod, alongside Kym Barrett and Pierre-Yves Gayraud for Cloud Atlas, Ann Maskery, Richard Taylor and Bob Buck for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Judianna Makovsky (The Hunger Games) and Eiko Ishioka (Mirror Mirror).

The awards will be handed out in Los Angeles on 19 February (13).