Berry Feted At Costume Designers Guild Awards

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February 23, 2011 | 7:30am EST

Halle Berry was the guest of honor at the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards on Tuesday as she picked up one of the night’s top prizes.
The actress received the Lacoste Spotlight Award in recognition of her professional excellence and appreciation of the importance of costume design.

Samuel L. Jackson presented her with the trophy, telling the audience: “My dear friend and colleague. Don’t you love her name? It’s like a stanza of music.”

The 1930s-set movie The King’s Speech – starring Colin Firth as British monarch King George VI – was a big winner, landing the Excellence In Period Film prize at the ceremony at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton hotel.

Natalie Portman’s ballet thriller Black Swan earned the honor for Excellence In Contemporary Film, while Alice In Wonderland scooper the prize in the fantasy film category.

The Phantom of the Opera director Joel Schumacher received the Distinguished Collaborator Award, while in the TV categories, honors went to Glee, Boardwalk Empire and Temple Grandin.