|Academy Award Winner 2005.|
We Brits may not be forming an orderly queue to collect Academy Awards tomorrow night, but thankfully we do have one strong Oscar-contender, Sandy Powell. Nominated for best costume design for Hugo. The 51-year-old south Londoner has three Academy Awards on her mantlepiece already: Shakespeare in Love (1999), The Aviator (2005) and The Young Victoria (2010), and admits to being quite greedy. So bring on trophy number four. Powell was first nominated back in 1992 for Orlando, and has since worked on numerous films including five Martin Scorsese flicks, probably because, 'Scorsese is a shoe man. He always gets in a good shot of the shoes.' As well as behind the scenes on iconic fashion films such as Far From Heaven and Velvet Goldmine. And even if she doesn't pick up a gong for Hugo, Powell can console herself with a very special, best-dressed, Style Begins At Forty Award (SBAFtA) from That's Not My Age.
|And again in 2010.|
|Sandy Powell: quietly confident.|
A great haircut, fabulous dress sense and wonderful array of carefully-chosen accessories... the award for grown-up style goes to Sandy Powell.
And I'd love Gary Oldman to win best actor but I think Mr Clooney's name might already be on the statuette.
Photos: The Guardian, StyleList, Telegraph.
Quote: The Observer