Sandy Powell (costume designer)

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Sandy Powell

Sandy Powell (Berlin Film Festival 2011) 2.jpg
Born (1960-04-07) 7 April 1960 (age 58)
Alma materCentral School of Art
OccupationCostume designer
Years active1985-present

Sandy Powell OBE (born 7 April 1960) is a British costume designer. She has won three Academy Awards for Best Costume Design for Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Aviator (2004), and The Young Victoria (2009), and has been nominated 12 times for the award.[1] She has also received 13 BAFTA Award nominations, winning for Velvet Goldmine and The Young Victoria. She won many other awards in costume design for the latter film. Powell is often associated with Martin Scorsese and Todd Haynes, having designed the costumes for six of Scorsese's films and four of Haynes'.[2][3][4][5]

Powell left Central School of Art in London,[6][7] before completing her degree, due to offers of work from, amongst others, Derek Jarman. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to the film industry.[8]

Film credits[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
1986 Caravaggio Derek Jarman
1988 The Last of England
1991 Edward II
1992 Orlando Sally Potter
The Crying Game Neil Jordan
1993 Wittgenstein Derek Jarman
1994 Being Human Bill Forsyth
Interview with the Vampire Neil Jordan
1995 Rob Roy Michael Caton-Jones
1996 Michael Collins Neil Jordan
1997 The Butcher Boy
The Wings of the Dove Iain Softley
1998 Velvet Goldmine Todd Haynes
Hilary and Jackie Anand Tucker
Shakespeare in Love John Madden
1999 Felicia's Journey Atom Egoyan
Miss Julie Mike Figgis
The End of the Affair Neil Jordan
2002 Far from Heaven Todd Haynes
Gangs of New York Martin Scorsese
2003 Sylvia Christine Jeffs
2004 The Aviator Martin Scorsese
2005 Mrs Henderson Presents Stephen Frears
2006 The Departed Martin Scorsese
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl Justin Chadwick
2009 The Young Victoria Jean-Marc Vallée
2010 Shutter Island Martin Scorsese
The Tempest Julie Taymor
2011 Hugo Martin Scorsese
2012 Suspension of Disbelief Mike Figgis
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese
2015 Cinderella Kenneth Branagh
Carol Todd Haynes
2017 How to Talk to Girls at Parties John Cameron Mitchell
Wonderstruck Todd Haynes also executive producer
2018 The Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos
Mary Poppins Returns Rob Marshall
2019 The Irishman Martin Scorsese
TBA The Glorias: A Life on the Road Julie Taymor

Accolades[edit]

Awards
Year Film Award / ceremony Category Result
1993 Orlando 66th Academy Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
47th British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
1994 Interview with the Vampire 48th British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
1997 The Wings of the Dove 70th Academy Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
51st British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
1998 Shakespeare in Love 71st Academy Awards Best Costume Design Won
52nd British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
Velvet Goldmine 71st Academy Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
52nd British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Won
1999 The End of the Affair 53rd British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
2002 Gangs of New York 75th Academy Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
56th British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
2004 The Aviator 77th Academy Awards Best Costume Design Won
58th British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
7th Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Period Film / Fantasy Film Nominated
2005 Mrs Henderson Presents 78th Academy Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
59th British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
2009 The Young Victoria 82nd Academy Awards Best Costume Design Won
63rd British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Won
12th Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Period Film Won
2010 The Tempest 83rd Academy Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
13th Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Fantasy Film Nominated
2011 Hugo 84th Academy Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
65th British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
14th Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Period Film Nominated
2015 Carol 88th Academy Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
69th British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
18th Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Period Film Nominated
Cinderella 88th Academy Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
69th British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
18th Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Fantasy Film Nominated
2018 The Favourite 72nd British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Pending
21st Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Period Film Pending
Mary Poppins Returns 72nd British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Pending
21st Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Period Film Pending

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  2. ^ "What Inspires Martin Scorsese's Go-to Costume Designer". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  3. ^ "In conversation with costume designer Sandy Powell". The Daily Telegraph. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Todd Haynes: 'She said, there's a frock film coming up, with Cate attached … It sounded right up my alley'". The Guardian. 15 November 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  5. ^ "'American Horror Story,' 'Carol' Costume Designer and Director Teams Discuss Collaborations". Variety. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  6. ^ Rhiannon Harries (05 September 2010). How We Met: Lea Anderson & Sandy Powell. The Independent. Accessed August 2013.
  7. ^ Ide, Wendy (15 February 2008). "Sandy Powell on what it takes to be a costume designer". Times Online. Times Newspapers. Retrieved 2010-03-08.
  8. ^ "No. 59647". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2010. p. 12.

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