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Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin set to be honoured at the AACTA Awards


Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-winning costume designer wife Catherine Martin set to be honoured at AACTA Awards with most prestigious gong

Catherine Martin will be honoured at this year’s Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.

The Oscar-winning costume designer, and wife of Baz Luhrmann, 57, will receive the Academy’s most prestigious award, the Longford Lyell Award.

‘I am humbled and honoured to be this year’s recipient of the Longford Lyle Award. To be recognized by one’s peers in one’s home country is profoundly meaningful,’ she said.

Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin (pictured) set to be honoured at the AACTA Awards with The Longford Lyell Award

Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin (pictured) set to be honoured at the AACTA Awards with The Longford Lyell Award

‘Australia, with its myriad filmmaking opportunities and wonderful talents, has been extraordinarily fertile soil for my body of work, and for this I am truly grateful.’

‘The award also resonates with me personally as its namesakes were, as Baz and I am, both partners in life and art.’

Catherine continued: ‘Baz and I often joke that we are just getting started, so I hope this ‘lifetime achievement award’ is not a full stop, but a comma; heralding the beginning of new and exciting creative adventures to be shared with both long-time collaborators and new artists alike, in front of and behind the camera.’

The Oscar-winning costume designer, and wife of Baz Luhrmann will receive the Academy's most prestigious award

The Oscar-winning costume designer, and wife of Baz Luhrmann will receive the Academy’s most prestigious award

Catherine is known for collaborating with her husband on films including Moulin Rogue and The Great Gatsby.

She has won two Oscars for Moulin Rouge! and two for The Great Gatsby.

In 2003, Catherine won Broadway’s 2003 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for her work on husband Baz’s Broadway adaptation of La Bohème. 

Catherine is known for collaborating with her husband on films including Moulin Rogue and The Great Gatsby. Pictured with husband Baz Luhrmann

Catherine is known for collaborating with her husband on films including Moulin Rogue and The Great Gatsby. Pictured with husband Baz Luhrmann

AACTA CEO, Damian Trewhella said: ‘For over three decades, Catherine Martin has been injecting colour and life onto our screens through visionary artistry and experimental designs.’

‘Receiving the Byron Kennedy Award from the Australian Film Institute in 1999, and now the Longford Lyell Award 23 years later exemplifies the dedication she has for her craft.’

‘Catherine is held in the highest regard by her peers and audiences globally, and the Australian Academy is proud to honour her for her relentless work and outstanding contribution to the industry.’

She has won two Oscars for Moulin Rouge! and two for The Great Gatsby

She has won two Oscars for Moulin Rouge! and two for The Great Gatsby

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