The Costume Designers Guild announced Tuesday that two-time Oscar nominee and Grammy, Tony and Emmy winner Bette Midler will receive the Distinguished Associate Award at the 25th Costume Designers Guild Awards.
The 25th annual CDGA event is Monday, February 27 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
Midler joins an honoree list that night that already includes Angela Bassett, who will receive the Spotlight Award; Deborah L. Scott, receiving the Guild’s Career Achievement Award; and costume designer Rachel M. Stanley, who will receive the Distinguished Service Award.
In addition, winners will be announced in eight categories celebrating excellence in film, TV and short-form costume design. (See the list of nominees here.)
“This is an exciting awards year for us at the Guild,” said Terry Gordon, President of the Costume Designers Guild, IATSE Local 892. of talented women, a group that now includes the luminary Bette Midler. All of our celebrity honorees are leaders, amazing collaborators, glass-ceiling breakers and proven icons in their art and craft. We are proud to stand alongside them in celebrating their achievements, and we look forward to celebrating an amazing gathering of talent!”
The Distinguished Associate Award is presented to those who demonstrate unwavering support of costume design and creative partnership with costume designers. Previous recipients include Shonda Rhimes, Adam McKay, Ryan Murphy, Meryl Streep, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro and Lorne Michaels.
“In my very long career, I have been blessed to work with some of the greatest costume designers of all time in the world of stage and film,” Midler said. “It’s been a wild ride, and I’m glad they chose me as their honoree this year; I really owe them everything. I look forward to thanking each of them; Talent is all.”
Midler’s Best Actress Oscar nomination the rose (1979) and for boys (1991). He has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and won a Tony Hello, Dolly! In 2017. Most recently, he was part of the Kennedy Center Honors, starring in two seasons of Ryan Murphy the politician on Netflix and last year reprized her role as Winifred Sanders on Disney Hocus Pocus 2.