‘Suicide Squad’ Wins at the Academy Awards

At the 89th Annual Academy Awards, Suicide Squad won an Oscar for Achievement in Makeup and Hair-styling.

The Oscar awarded Suicide Squad cast members Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, and Christopher Allen Nelson. This is the first Oscar win for the the three. The film beat out the other two contenders for the award, A Man Called Ove and Star Trek Beyond.

Some minor social media complaints sprung up on Twitter about how the critically-bashed Suicide Squad won an Oscar over other similar comic book films like Deadpool. Keep in mind, the film does not just feature Harley Quinn and the Joker’s white complexion, but also had makeup jobs for characters like Killer Croc or El Diablo. Say what you will about the movie, but Killer Croc’s makeup was spot-on.

So congrats to the film makeup crew on Suicide Squad on their win!


Eric Lee

Eric Lee hails from San Francisco, California and has been one of the biggest fans of Batman since he was 2 years old when his dad showed him Tim Burton's 'Batman' on a fuzzy VHS. Currently, Eric is an avid comic book reader and writer and illustrator working on his own graphic novel. You can see his doodles at meeleeart.com.