The three-man team of David Ayer’s blockbuster hit Suicide Squad wins the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
This is Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson’s first nomination and Oscar win. When asked about his creative process, Bertolazzi told Vanity Fair that the comics did not help.
Warner Bros. gave me all the comics to read. That didn’t help, because the character was too iconic, and looking through all the different looks would have been too complicated. They had already made an amazing, beautiful Joker before me [in The Dark Knight.] And now I had to create something that was different from the previous Jokers, but [incorporated] the rules and paid respect to the iconic Joker. -Alessandro Bertolazzi
Suicide Squad shares the category with Star Trek Beyond and Sweden’s A Man Called Ove.