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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]

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)

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]

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Film creditsEdit

AccoladesEdit

Academy AwardsEdit

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

Costume Designers Guild AwardsEdit

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

British Academy Film AwardsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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