The Academy Awards are officially twisted.
On Sunday night, critically derided blockbuster Suicide Squad won an Oscar for best makeup and hairstyling, besting Star Trek Beyond and Swedish drama A Man Called Ove.
Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, and Christopher Nelson accepted the Oscar for David Ayer’s film. It is the first Academy Award for all three winners.
“I’m an immigrant. I come from Italy. I work around the world and this is for all the immigrants,” Bertolazzi said as he accepted the award.
That Suicide Squad was among this year’s Oscar nominees, even in a below-the-line category, quickly became an online joke last month after the nominations were announced. But the film’s makeup and hairstyling did not make it to the Oscars’ stage without industry support: Last week, the Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild awarded Suicide Squad Best Period and/or Character Make-Up.
Still, a lot of people on Twitter were not impressed. Or at least, they really didn’t want to have to now put “Oscar-winning film” in front of “Suicide Squad” when talking about it.
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
#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
We no longer have as many Oscars as Suicide Squad ????
— @midnight (@midnight) 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
I can’t believe Suicide Squad won an Oscar for writing damaged on Jared Leto’s forehead
— Stephanie Cohen (@steffi955) February 27, 2017
guys if suicide squad can win an oscar, u can do anything
— – ̀Ì– cadie. ́Ì– (@furiosasgf) February 27, 2017