Vittorio Nino Novarese

Vittorio Nino Novarese ( born May 15, 1907 in Rome, † October 17, 1983 in Los Angeles, California ) was an Italian art director, screenwriter and costume designer, who won the Oscar for Best Costume Design twice.


Novarese began in the mid 1930s as a costume designer and created after 1860 (1934 ) the costumes for over 50 films and wrote beyond the templates as a screenwriter for more than forty films such as Wild is the Wind (1957).

At the Academy Awards in 1950, he received his first Oscar nomination for the costumes in the black and white film in the clutches of the Borgia (1949 ). In 1964 he won then together with Irene Sharaff and Renié the Oscar for best costumes for the color film Cleopatra (1963). At the Academy Awards in 1966 he was nominated two times: first, with Marjorie Best for color film The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965 ), on the other hand for the color film Michelangelo - Agony and the Ecstasy (1965).

For Cromwell (1970 ) he received in 1971 not only his second Oscar for Best Costume Design, but also nominated for a BAFTA award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts ( BAFTA ).

He was most recently in 1981 twice for an Emmy nominated one hand for the costumes in the from the Columbia Broadcasting System ( CBS) produced television film Peter and Paul ( 1981), on the other hand, for the fourth episode of the TV series Masada (1981 ) of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC ).

Novarese, father of actress Letitia Roman, worked throughout his career with film directors Robert Day, Boris Sagal, Ken Hughes, Henry King, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, George Stevens and Carol Reed together and was also responsible for the costumes of the TV series Sandokan - The Tiger of Malaysia ( 1976).