Suicide Squad just took a home a huge win at the Oscars tonight winning an Academy Award for best makeup and hairstyling and Twitter is freaking out. The film is now the fourth film in history based on a DC comic to win at the Oscars.
The film itself was incredibly divisive but one thing fans could agree on was the film’s standout, Margot Robbie as she brought to life the iconic DC character Harley Quinn. Robbie delivered a fantastic performance and there’s no doubt that a huge part of the film’s win for the Oscar was due in large part to the incredible work done by Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, and Christopher Nelson to bring that character to life. The team also created a bold new look for The Joker and took what some may have seen as a risk and created a practical suit for Killer Croc whereas most other productions would have most likely gone the route of CG.
But after tonight’s much-deserved win, Twitter erupted in shock and disbelief over the film’s Oscar win.
Suicide Squad has now won more Oscars than Peter O’Toole.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) February 27, 2017
Suicide Squad getting an Oscar for Makeup is like a Browns player making the Pro Bowl.
— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) February 27, 2017
We no longer have as many Oscars as Suicide Squad ?
— @midnight (@midnight) February 27, 2017
I can’t believe Suicide Squad won an Oscar for writing damaged on Jared Leto’s forehead
— Stephanie Cohen (@steffi955) February 27, 2017
#ComicBookOscars SUICIDE SQUAD won an Oscar! ?
The script was written in 6 weeks.
This was for makeup, which actually took longer to apply.
— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) February 27, 2017
Just tried saying “the Oscar-winning Suicide Squad” out loud and I instantly developed asthma, hives, and horns. #Oscars
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) February 27, 2017
guys if suicide squad can win an oscar, u can do anything
— – ?? cadie. ??- (@furiosasgf) February 27, 2017
Feels like an appropriate time tonight to watch an Oscar winning film…so I think I’ll re-watch Suicide Squad pic.twitter.com/PsuXwdBJcJ
— the Dude (@GothamDuder) February 27, 2017
The reality here that people seem to be ignoring is that it really isn’t that surprising the film won considering its competition.
Suicide Squad is currently available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD.