Congratulations, Suicide Squad. The thrilling super-villain flick is now an Academy Award-winner. The film won an Oscar tonight for Best Makeup and Hair Styling.
Tonight, several members of the DC Extended Universe family will be going home with golden trophies. Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson can now say they are Oscar winners as the trio were awarded for designing the characters of Suicide Squad. From the Joker's hair to Harley Quinn's cotton-candy hair, the artists recreated DC Comics' iconic villains for their first ensemble debut on the big screen. Clearly, the Academy felt the massive job was well done and in sore need of an award.
Of course, the gig was a tough one; That cannot be said enough. Recently, Bertolazzi spoke to Deadline about his work on Suicide Squad and its rigorous demands. When it came down to it, Bertolazzi said no other character was so difficult to create as the Joker because of his pop cultural status.
"Most challenging, of course was the Joker. Everybody does the Joker. The last Joker was amazing, so I was completely... What can I do now? Of course, that was the challenge," the designer said. "Not to be so presumptuous to do something completely different, because nobody does different. What is different? Everybody already does everything, but do it in the right way."
The director also admitted he worked closely with stars like Jared Leto to make sure their version of the DC villains felt right. "I said to Jared Leto, I said, "Okay, that's the Joker." If you don't feel this is the Joker, I did something wrong. You have to feel it. It's on me," Bertolazzi stressed.
With an Academy Award in-hand, Suicide Squad now joins an elite group of superhero flicks like The Dark Knight Rises. On Twitter, the film's director has already taken a moment to congratulate his supportive crew. You can read up on the tweet below:
Congratulations to my amazing and talented make-up and hair team on Suicide Squad! #Oscars— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) February 27, 2017
Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself?
Suicide Squad: The Extended Cut is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.