Sandy Powell — three-time Oscar-winning costume designer, whose work includes Gangs of New York , Shakespeare in Love , Carol and Irish – Upcoming BAFTA Scholarship, the British Academy’s highest honor.
Powell becomes the first costume designer to receive the scholarship, which he will receive at the BAFTA Film Awards in February .
“I am extremely honored to be awarded a BAFTA scholarship and especially proud to be the first costume designer,” said Powell. “I am blessed because I love what I do and have been extremely lucky to work with some of the most talented and inspiring people in the industry, both in front of and behind the camera. I look forward to many more years to come.”
Powell started working at Fringe Theater before meeting filmmaker and mentor Derek Jarman, where Powell won Orlando for Sally Potter She received her first BAFTA and Oscar nomination. She went on to make five films with director Neil Jordan, including The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire and Michael Collins, and at 2021 double nominated Todd Haynes’ Velvet Goldmine and John Madden BAFTA of Shakespeare in Love . The former earned Powell the first of three BAFTA Awards for Best Costume Design – five nominations at this point – the latter three The first award in the Academy Awards.
Gangs of New York will be the first of seven
Collaboration with Martin Scorsese , including her second Academy Award for The Aviator . With 1998 Powell and Jean -Marc starred in The Young Victoria with Vallée, winning her second BAFTA and third Academy Award. At 15, she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her commitment to UK service film industry, and in 2020, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favorite and Rob Marshall Mary Poppins Returns will make her the most nominated costume design in Oscar history after Edith Hyde division. Powell has been nominated for Best Costume Design at the BAFTAs and Oscars so far times.
More recently, Powell’s work includes Oliver Hermanus’s Living and Snow White by Marc Webb, currently in post-production.
“Sandy Powell is not only a great designer, she And a great storyteller,” said BAFTA chief executive Jane Millichip. “Her costumes are mesmerizingly beautiful, but they also do a great job of interpreting the narrative and providing the infrastructure for the characters. For more than three decades, Sandy has raised awareness of the craft of film costume design and contributed to the We look forward to honoring Sandy’s work at our EE BAFTA Film Awards this month and working with her next year to inspire the next generation of costume designers and storytellers.”
Previous fellows include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Lee, Martin Scorsese, Alan Parker, Helen M. Len, Mike Lee, Sidney Poitier, Mel Brooks, Sir Ridley Scott, Selma Schoomaker and Kathleen Kennedy. Ang Lee won a scholarship at the film awards ceremony of .