What an exciting Academy Awards last night! With big wins for Birdman, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash (and a near-shut out for favorite Boyhood), we admit that we were looking forward to the Academy Awards for best Costume and best Makeup and Hairstyling.
2015 Academy Awards: The winner is…
For both Costumes and Makeup and Hairstyling, Grand Budapest Hotel, the fanciful Wes Anderson movie set in a bubblegum-pink hotel in Budapest (as well as in a prison and on a train) ran away with these coveted technical awards.
2015 Academy Awards: Costume Design
This was the fourth Oscar win for costume designer Milena Canonero, who received previous honors for “Barry Lyndon” (1975), “Chariots of Fire” (1981), and “Marie Antoinette” (2006). She was also nominated for “Out of Africa” (1985), “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” (1988), “Dick Tracy” (1990), “Titus” (1999), and “The Affair of the Necklace” (2001) for a career total of nine nominations.
2015 Academy Awards: Makeup and Hair Styling
Frances Hammon and Mark Coulier were first-time winners for Grand Budapest Hotel. The most remarkable transformation– Tilda Swinton aging into Madame C–involved 11 prosthetics as well as wigs and makeup.
Congratulations to ALL of the winners and nominees from last night!