British costume designer Sandy Powell shall be honoured at this 12 months’s BAFTA Movie Awards with a Fellowship – the humanities charity’s highest honour, and the primary time it has gone to a fancy dress designer.
Powell – who has three Oscars to her identify for Shakespeare in Love, The Aviator and The Younger Victoria – shall be offered with the accolade on the ceremony happening in London on Sunday February 19, in recognition of her excellent contribution to movie.
She has been mastering her craft for greater than three many years, along with her physique of labor additionally together with: The Favorite, Interview with a Vampire, The Crying Sport, Mary Poppins Returns, Cinderella, The Wolf of Wall Avenue, The Irishman and Velvet Goldmine.
Powell obtained her first BAFTA and Oscar nominations for Orlando, occurring to win three BAFTA Awards for Greatest Costume Design from 5 nominations.
As a part of her Fellowship, she’s going to work with upcoming costume designers by BAFTA’s expertise programme.
On receiving her Fellowship, Powell says:
“I’m massively flattered to obtain the BAFTA Fellowship and particularly proud to be the primary Costume Designer. I’m fortunate in that I like what I do and have been extraordinarily lucky to have collaborated with a few of the most proficient and inspirational folks within the business each behind and in entrance of the digicam. I look ahead to many extra years to come back.”
Jane Millichip, BAFTA’s CEO, says:
“Sandy Powell is just not solely an excellent designer, she is a good storyteller. Her costumes are mesmerising of their magnificence, however in addition they interpret narrative brilliantly and supply the infrastructure for character. For greater than three many years, Sandy has raised consciousness for the craft of costume design in movie and supplied a highlight for designers within the act of filmmaking. We look ahead to honouring Sandy’s work this month at our EE BAFTA Movie Awards and to working along with her over the following 12 months to encourage the following era of costume designers and storytellers.”