The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) have announced the nominees for this year’s 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards, which is kind of like the Oscars, but for fashion.

And the nominees are…

Womenswear Designer of the Year:
2011 Nominees:
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Marc Jacobs

Menswear Designer of the Year:
Michael Bastian
Patrik Ervell
Simon Spurr
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Reed Krakoff

Swarovski Award for Womenswear:
2011 Nominees:
Joseph Altuzarra
Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen
Prabal Gurung

Swarovski Award for Menswear:
2011 Nominees:
Alexander Wang
Phillip Lim
Robert Geller
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design:
2011 Nominees:
Alejandro Ingelmo
Eddie Borgo
Jason Wu
Pamela Love
HONOREE AWARDS:

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award:
Awarded for a lifetime of consistent, creative influence and dedication to fashion.
2011 Honoree: Marc Jacobs

The Media Award
2011 Honoree: Hilary Alexander, The Telegraph

International Award:
2011 Honoree: Phoebe Philo for Celine

Fashion Icon Award:
2011 Honoree: Lady Gaga

The Founders Award:
2011 Honoree: Hal Rubenstein, In Style

Board of Directors’ Special Tribute:
2011 Honoree: Arthur Elgort