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Costume Designers Guild Awards to honor Cate Blanchett on Feb. 23

Costume Designers Guild Awards to honor Cate Blanchett on Feb. 23
Cate Blanchett in "Carol." The Costume Designers Guild has announced that the actress will be honored with the Lacoste Spotlight Award at its annual awards gala on Feb. 23. (StudioCanal / TNS)

The Costume Designers Guild announced today that actress Cate Blanchett will be honored with an award at the group's annual awards gala.

Blanchett is set to receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award -- the French luxury brand is the event's longtime presenting sponsor -- a crocodile-shaped piece of crystal that honors "an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design." Previous recipients of the award include Naomi Watts (who was honored at the 2015 gala), Amy Adams (in 2014), Anne Hathaway (2013) and Kate Beckinsale (2012).

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The 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards, scheduled to take place Feb. 23 at the Beverly Hilton, will hand out awards for outstanding costume design in seven categories as well as a handful of honorary recognitions.

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