Catherine Martin wins Australian Academy’s most prestigious award

The Australian costume designer best known for her work on Elvis, Moulin Rouge! and Romeo+Juliet is being honoured with AACTA's biggest award.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced that Catherine Martin –Costume, Production and Set Designer, Producer and Academy Award winner – will be honoured for her outstanding global contribution and influence to film with the Longford Lyell Award, which is the Australian Academy’s most prestigious award.

Martin is the most awarded Australian in Oscar history with 4 Oscars, 5 BAFTAs and a Tony Award as well as 5 AFI, 3 AACTA Awards and the Byron Kennedy Award. ‘I am humbled and honoured to be this year’s recipient of the Longford Lyell Award,’ she said. ‘To be recognized by one’s peers in one’s home country is profoundly meaningful.’

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports