Star of the hit Showtime original series “Shameless, ” Emmy Rossum, will host the 17th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. She also talked to Variety about her breakout performance in the 2000 movie “Songcatcher.”
The 28 year old New York City Native, whose mother is Jewish, will host a show that honors the people who work so hard to make the movie and television stars look so good by creating their wardrobes, whether they be modern or historical in style. It is ironic that they chose a natural beauty like Rossum to host the show since she does not need any help looking good. The actress could wear a burka and we’d still tune in to watch her.
Richard Linklater will receive the Distinguished Collaborator Award in recognition of his support of Costume Design and creative partnerships with Costume Designers.
Aggie Guerard Rodgers is this year’s recipient of the Career Achievement Award, an honor that recognizes her body of work in film. Harrison Ford will present her with the award.
The 2015 Edith Head Award for the Advancement and Education of the Art of Costume Design will be presented to Costume Designer and scholar Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis, a CDG member, a two-term past-president and a costume design activist for nearly 40 years.
The 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards will be held on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
About making the movie “Songcathcer” when she was only 13, Rossum told variety that, “The biggest compliment I got (when we went to Sundance) was that people were surprised that I wasn’t from Appalachia, that I was a New York City girl. The idea that got me so excited about being an actor was being able to transform into someone else and be believable.”
She added that it was her big break along with Clint Eastwood’s “Mystic River” saying, “Songcatcher, for sure, and Mystic River. It was my first studio film. Speaking of not breathing! I hardly remember the experience because I was so awe of everyone I was on set with. I really felt almost spiritual because you’re around so many great actors you’ve watched for so many years. When you’re in a scene with Tim Robbins and Sean Penn, it’s hard to breathe.”
About last week’s premieres of Shameless’ sixth season Rossum tweeted to her more than 450, 000 followers, “#shameless season 6 is a go!!! Happy to tell more Gallagher story.”