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 59)
London, England
Alma materCentral School of Art
OccupationCostume designer
Years active1985-present
RelativesAnthony Powell (cousin)

Sandy Powell OBE (born 7 April 1960) is a British costume designer. She has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design fourteen times, winning three awards for the films Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Aviator (2004), and The Young Victoria (2009).[1] She has also received fifteen BAFTA Award nominations, winning for Velvet Goldmine, The Young Victoria, and The Favourite. Powell has been a frequent collaborator with directors Martin Scorsese and Todd Haynes, having designed the costumes for seven of Scorsese's films and four of Haynes's.[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 Wonderstruck also executive producer
How to Talk to Girls at Parties John Cameron Mitchell
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]

Academy Awards[edit]

Year Film Category Result
1993 Orlando Best Costume Design Nominated
1997 The Wings of the Dove Nominated
1998 Shakespeare in Love Won
Velvet Goldmine Nominated
2002 Gangs of New York Nominated
2004 The Aviator Won
2005 Mrs Henderson Presents Nominated
2009 The Young Victoria Won
2010 The Tempest Nominated
2011 Hugo Nominated
2015 Carol Nominated
Cinderella Nominated
2018 The Favourite Nominated
Mary Poppins Returns Nominated

British Academy Film Awards[edit]

Year Film Category Result
1993 Orlando Best Costume Design Nominated
1994 Interview with the Vampire Nominated
1997 The Wings of the Dove Nominated
1998 Shakespeare in Love Nominated
Velvet Goldmine Won
1999 The End of the Affair Nominated
2002 Gangs of New York Nominated
2004 The Aviator Nominated
2005 Mrs Henderson Presents Nominated
2009 The Young Victoria Won
2011 Hugo Nominated
2015 Carol Nominated
Cinderella Nominated
2018 The Favourite Won
Mary Poppins Returns Nominated

Critics' Choice Movie Awards[edit]

Year Film Category Result
2011 Hugo Best Costume Design Won
2015 Carol Nominated
Cinderella Nominated
2018 The Favourite Won
Mary Poppins Returns Nominated
2019 The Irishman Pending

Costume Designers Guild Awards[edit]

Year Film Category Result
2004 The Aviator Excellence in Period/Fantasy Film Nominated
2009 The Young Victoria Excellence in Period Film Won
2010 The Tempest Excellence in Fantasy Film Nominated
2011 Hugo Excellence in Period Film Nominated
2015 Carol Nominated
Cinderella Excellence in Fantasy Film Nominated
2018 The Favourite Excellence in Period Film Won
Mary Poppins Returns Nominated

Satellite Awards[edit]

Year Film Category Result
1997 The Wings of the Dove Best Costume Design Nominated
1998 Shakespeare in Love Nominated
2002 Gangs of New York Nominated
2004 The Aviator Nominated
2009 The Young Victoria Nominated
2015 Cinderella Nominated
2018 The Favourite Won

Saturn Awards[edit]

Year Film Category Result
1994 Interview with the Vampire Best Costume Design Won
2011 Hugo Nominated
2015 Cinderella Nominated
2018 Mary Poppins Returns Nominated

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 8 March 2010.
  8. ^ "No. 59647". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2010. p. 12.

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