Milena Canonero awarded for the costumes of The Grand Budapest Hotel
by Camillo De Marco
- Fourth award for the Italian costume designer, who was previously awarded for Barry Lyndon, Marie Antoinette and Chariots of Fire
Milena Canonero is the winner of the Oscar for Best Costumes for The Grand Budapest Hotel [+see also:
film profile] by Wes Anderson. Ninth nomination and fourth recognition for the Italian costume designer, who was previously awarded for Barry Lyndon by Stanley Kubrick, Chariots of Fire by Hugh Hudson and Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola.
Introduced by Jennifer Lopez on stage at the Dolby Theatre, Canonero said "Thank you to the Academy and thank you Wes. This is for you; I want to share this with you. You’ve been a huge inspiration, you’re like an orchestra conductor, you’re a wonderful composer, you’re our director and you’ve been our inspiration. Without you I never would have been able to do this. Thank you for what you’ve done and for what you’ve allowed us all to achieve".
The costume designer, born in Turin in 1952, had also recently earned the 2015 Costume Designers Guild Award, a prize that every year awards the best costume designers for film and TV productions, as well as a Bafta (English Oscar), and on the eve of the ceremony was deemed the favourite in the running for the Oscar. Canonero is now working on a project for Prada.
(Translated from Italian)