Sandy Powell (costume designer)

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Sandy Powell
OBE
Sandy Powell (Berlin Film Festival 2011).jpg
Born (1960-04-07) 7 April 1960 (age 56)
London, England
Alma mater Saint Martin's School of Art
Occupation Costume designer

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 three of Haynes'.[2][3][4][5]

Powell left Saint Martin's 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]

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/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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official Academy Awards Database". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 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. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 59647. p. 12. 31 December 2010.

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