83rd Academy Awards - Nominated for Best Costume Design - Sandy Powell - The Tempest. David Strathairn didn't just show up on set for his scenes – the actor who plays King Alonso also spent two days attaching hundreds of metal studs to his own costumes. Powell told the Wall Street Journal that the actor wandered into her workroom one day and offered to help. 'We had so little time and budget that the only way we achieved it all was to accept all offers of help,' Powell said.
83rd Academy Awards - Nominated for Best Costume Design - Sandy Powell - The Tempest. Powell stuck to a palette of dark and metallic hues – seen on Gonzalo (Tom Conti) – to define the avant-garde look of the mythical film.