Key West Film Festival Announces Golden Key Recipient for Costume Design

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The Key West Film Festival announced today its fourth annual Costume Design Focus program, honoring Academy Award -nominated costume designer Arianne Phillips. Phillips’ most recent work is on display in Sony Pictures’ and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. She has received Oscar nominations for her artistry in Walk the Line and W.E. and multiple nominations for BAFTA, Tony and Costume Design Guild Awards via her work in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Tom Ford’s A Single Man

The Festival will present Phillips with its Golden Key for Excellence in Costume Design award, to honor her versatile talents, which have been showcased in everything from period costume dramas to superhero blockbusters. Phillips will also participate in a discussion of her work, to be moderated by Eric Kohn, Executive Editor and Chief Critic of Indiewire and co-host of the weekly ScreenTalk podcast with Anne Thompson.

The discussion will be followed by a screening of A Single Man on the 10th anniversary of its release as a showcase for Phillips’ work.

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Pictured: Arianne Phillips

The Award will be presented via satellite by Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis. Dr. Landis, a Costume Design Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and an Academy Award -nominee, presented the first annual career achievement award for costume design in 2016 to Mary Zophres, who went on to receive an Oscar  nomination for her work in La La Land, and to the last two year’s honorees, Mark Bridges, who won the 2018 Oscar for Best Costume Design for The Phantom Thread, and Alexandra Byrne, who’s work in Mary Queen of Scots was recognized by an Academy Award nomination.

Michael Tuckman, Director of Programming of the Key West Film Festival, commented, “The time and place that Tarantino captured in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood could not have been accomplished without the true artistry and beauty of the costumes that transported us all back in time and gave the film an authenticity like no other. Arianne Phillips is a master of design and we are thrilled to be able to honor and showcase her work.”

Visit for full program information – which will be announced on October 30, along with a schedule of events and travel and lodging details.