The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story - Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:44 am
ACS Versace won a Writers Guild Award, Outstanding Script in Long Form Adapted. See Point 1:46:18.
Tom Rob Smith accepting an award for ACS Versace at the Writers Guild Awards East | 20 February 2019
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Tom Rob Smith attends the 71st Annual Writers Guild Awards New York ceremony at Edison Ballroom on February 17, 2019 in New York City.
Ryan Murphy received the Distinguished Collaborator Award. (He's a trailblazer who fought for representation in Hollywood.)
The Hollywood Reporter wrote:
Kate Walsh, Sarah Paulson Pay Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld at the Costume Designers Guild Awards
The fashionable set arrived at the Costume Designer’s Guild Awards on Tuesday. . .
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On stage with Eyrich to present the award to [Ryan] Murphy, Sarah Paulson . . .
Paulson said of Murphy: “He has made an incalculable number of people feel seen, heard, held and celebrated by reminding us that we are so much more connected than we are divided.”
“The very fact that I have this career is a miracle,” said Murphy. “I was starting out in this business in the late 1990s, and it wasn’t easy for me. I was told not to follow my instinct, to be something else. I was too weird, too unusual. It was painful to be discriminated against and not liked because of what I wanted to do, which was very simply to see myself and my experience in life on television. I never saw a triumphant or, at the very least, a complicated gay character on television or in the movies as a child or a teenager. They were always marginalized, punch lines at best. They were beaten for who they were.”
He continued, “Back in 1999 when I first started, I decided I wanted to create representation and, wouldn’t you know it, my very first network argument was over a costume. Leslie Grossman was playing Mary Cherry and wearing a fur coat as a way to sum up her ambition and dreams. The costume is purely made of character, after all. The network executive responded, ‘Change that, we don’t do that on the WB.’ I asked why and he said, 'because [fur coats are] too gay.’ It was then that I began to clean up and pack my office and perhaps leave the cruel world of show business. But they asked me to please stay. I honestly believe that [it’s because] I didn’t back down from that one fight about vision and style that I’m here today.”
via the CDGA’s Instagram Story | 19 February 2019
@teribond: Audience enraptured as Ryan Murphy shares about his early years in Hollywood while being honored as Distinguished Collaborator. He pushed through costume designer becoming a producer! @costumeawards @cdglocal892 #CDGA
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Ryan Murphy accepts the Distinguished Collaborator Award from Lou Eyrich and Sarah Paulson onstage during The 21st CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CDGA)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Ryan Murphy recipient of the Distinguished Collaborator Award, poses withBillie Lourd, Sarah Paulson, Leslie Grossman, and Lou Eyrich during The 21st CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for CDGA)
@CostumeAwards: The fabulous Lou Eyrich and Allison Leach strike a pose with their awards after winning Excellence in Contemporary Television for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story #CDGA #CDG892 : @stefaniekeenan