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Sandy Powell Biography

Birth Place:
London, England
Profession
costume designer

Fast Facts

  • Was taught to sew at an early age by her mother, who would often make clothes for her and her sister
  • Became passionate about a career in design after seeing Lindsay Kemp, a British choreographer, perform, at the age of 16
  • Dropped out of Saint Martin's School of Art after two years after getting offers for professional work
  • Frequently works with directors Todd Haynes (first film together was Velvet Goldmine) and Martin Scorsese (first film together was Gangs of New York)
  • In 2011, she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the film industry

Awards

  • 2020BAFTA Film Awards-Best Costume Design: nominated
  • 2019Oscar-Best Achievement in Costume Design: nominated
  • 2019BAFTA Film Awards-Best Costume Design: nominated
  • 2018Oscar-Best Achievement in Costume Design: nominated
  • 2016BAFTA Film Awards-Best Costume Design: nominated
  • 2015Oscar-Best Achievement in Costume Design: nominated
  • 2012BAFTA Film Awards-Best Costume Design: nominated
  • 2012Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Costume Design: nominated
  • 2011Oscar-Best Achievement in Costume Design: nominated
  • 2010Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Costume Design: winner
  • 2010Oscar-Best Achievement in Costume Design: nominated
  • 2010BAFTA Film Awards-Best Costume Design: winner
  • 2009Oscar-Best Achievement in Costume Design: winner
  • 2006BAFTA Film Awards-Best Costume Design: nominated
  • 2005Oscar-Best Achievement in Costume Design: nominated
  • 2005BAFTA Film Awards-Best Costume Design: nominated
  • 2004Oscar-Best Achievement in Costume Design: winner
  • 2003BAFTA Film Awards-Best Costume Design: nominated
  • 2002Oscar-Best Achievement in Costume Design: nominated
  • 2000BAFTA Film Awards-Best Costume Design: nominated
  • 1999BAFTA Film Awards-Best Costume Design: nominated
  • 1999Genie Awards-Best Achievement in Costume Design: nominated
  • 1998Oscar-Best Achievement in Costume Design: winner
  • 1998BAFTA Film Awards-Best Costume Design: nominated
  • 1997Oscar-Best Achievement in Costume Design: nominated
  • 1995BAFTA Film Awards-Best Costume Design: nominated
  • 1994BAFTA Film Awards-Best Costume Design: nominated
  • 1993Oscar-Best Achievement in Costume Design: nominated

Relationships

  • Rosalind Powell -- Sister