Ann Roth: The Hamptons Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

Ann RothAnn Roth: Academy Award-winning costume designer to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at The Hamptons Film Festival

Ann Roth, an Academy Award-winning costume designer for The English Patient, will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Hamptons International Film Festival at the festival's 20th anniversary. Roth will be handed The Hamptons' Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement in Costume Design. Hosted by CNN's Alina Cho, the event will be held at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday, October 6. In addition to Ann Roth, also scheduled to attend are Nathan Lane and Mike Nichols.

Ann Roth movies: Collaborations with Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman

Ann Roth, who'll turn 81 next Oct. 30, has worked on more than 100 movies since her costume-designing debut in 1964: George Roy Hill's dramatic comedy The World of Henry Orient, starring Peter Sellers and Paula Prentiss. Among Roth's other credits are Midnight Cowboy (1969), Klute (1971), The Day of the Locust (1975), The Happy Hooker (1976), Murder by Death (1976), The Goodbye Girl (1977), Hair (1979), Dressed to Kill (1980), Heartburn (1986), Sabrina (1995), and In & Out (1997).

More recent Ann Roth film credits include Closer (2004), The Good Shepherd (2006), The Reader (2008), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2010), and several Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman vehicles. Streep: The Hours (2002), Evening (2007), Mamma Mia! (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), and Hope Springs (2012). Kidman: The Hours, Cold Mountain (2003), The Stepford Wives (2005), Margot at the Wedding (2008), and Rabbit Hole (2010).

Besides her Oscar for The English Patient, Ann Roth has been nominated for three other efforts: Places in the Heart (1984), : The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, with Gary Jones), and The Hours. Additionally, Roth has received four Tony Award nominations (most recently for The Book of Mormon) and three Emmy Award nominations (including Mildred Pierce).

A selection of Ann Roth's “original sketches and renderings” will be exhibited during the week of The Hamptons festival. For ticketing and complete festival information, head to

The 20th Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 4-8.

Ann Roth photo: © A.M.P.A.S.

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