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Hat trick: 'Young Victoria' earns Sandy Powell a third Oscar for costume design

March 7, 2010 |  7:57 pm


British costume designer Sandy Powell took home her third Academy Award in eight nominations for her work on the film "Young Victoria." She's also received Oscars for "Shakespeare in Love" (in 1998),  and "The Aviator" (in 2004).

The year's getting off to a good start for Powell, who in February took home the best costume award at the British Academy Film Awards as well as two awards at the Costume Designers Guild Awards (pictured above); one for Excellence in Period Film and one for Career Achievement in Film.

-- Adam Tschorn

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Photo: Costume designer Sandy Powell on stage at the 12th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills on February 25, where she won two awards. Powell added to her mantle-piece collection at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards where she earned her third Oscar for outstanding costume design for her work on the film "Young Victoria." Credit: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images.