Oscar 2007: Alexandra Byrne Reaction to Winning

Alexandra Byrne, who won the Costume Design Oscar for “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” said she and director Shekhar Kapur were interested in “what's relevant to an audience today, as opposed to being historically over-accurate.”

“Shekhar's not interested in historical accuracy,” said Byrne, wjo was also nominated for her work on “Elizabeth,” in 1998. “He would talk about the emotion of a character or the emotion of a story. In this film, we wanted to tell the story of Elizabeth's journey to immortality.”