Blades of Glory and Sweeney Todd have been recognised in the costume industry's annual awards ceremony.

The ice-skating comedy landed designer Julie Weiss in the spotlight as she took the award for costume design in contemporary film at the tenth Costume Designers' Guild Awards, while Colleen Atwood was recognised for her outfitting work on Tim Burton's musical about the demon barber of Fleet Street, winning the period film award.

The Golden Compass took the fantasy film prize at the Beverly Wiltshire Hotel, with designer Ruth Myers commenting: "Before anything, I just have to say, 'God, I love this job.'"

Myers also received the Lacoste career achievement in film award for her costume design on films such as The Addams Family and Emma, while Ray Aghayan received the TV honour.

Mario Davignon followed an Emmy for HBO's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee with the telefilm/miniseries award at Tuesday's ceremony, while Eduardo Castro received the contemporary television nod for Ugly Betty.

Robert Blackman won the prize for best costume design in a period/fantasy TV series for Pushing Daisies, for which British actress Anna Friel received a Golden Globe nomination.

And while United Artists chief executive and Tom Cruise's producing partner Paula Wagner took the guild's president's award, Walk the Line helmer James Mangold shared the director-producer award with his collaborator Cathy Konrad.

"Any performances that I've been proud of in my films have also been the result of the really unique collaboration between the costume designer, not only with the clothes, but what is going on beneath them and on top of them," he said while accepting his prize.

20/02/2008 10:59:17