J.J. Abrams will honor his longtime costume design collaborator Michael Kaplan with a Career Achievement Award at the 22nd Costume Designers Guild Awards on January 28th 2020, at the Beverly Hilton in LA.
Kaplan has collaborated with Abrams since Star Trek in 2009, designing for Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi and the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
His other projects include Blade Runner (1982), Clue (1985), National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), Armageddon (1998), Fight Club (1999), Pearl Harbor (2001), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) and War Dogs (2016). The Philadelphia native received an Emmy nomination in 2018 for The Alienist.
“Michael Kaplan’s prolific career is both diverse and inspiring. … [They] have become a part of our collective consciousness,” Salvador Perez, president of the Costume Designers Guild, said in a statement. “The Costume Designers Guild recognizes the impact of his work in the film and television industry and popular culture. We take great pride in celebrating his career and look forward to his continued success.”
Previous recipients include Ruth E. Carter of Black Panther, Joanna Johnston of Lincoln, Colleen Atwood of the new Lady and the Tramp and Sandy Powell of The Favourite.
Nominees for the Costume Designers Guild Awards will be announced Dec. 10.
Here’s a tweet from Lucasfilm Recruiting….
Congratulations to Michael Kaplan on his Career Achievement Award from the Costume Designers Guild! Michael is the extraordinary designer behind the amazing costumes in “The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi,” “The Rise of Skywalker,” and much more! https://t.co/8et2XqdjZ6
— Lucasfilm Recruiting (@JoinTheForce) October 25, 2019
We wish Michael Kaplan congratulations on the award.