The Oscar winners for Costume Design and Makeup & Hairstyling were announced this past Sunday night. Congratulations to our friends and customers who won and all of the nominees for their impressive body of work.
Oscar Winners: Costumes and Makeup & Hairstyling: Costume Design
The 2020 Academy Award for Best Costume Design goes to Jacqueline Durran for “Little Women”
This is Durran’s second Oscar, having won in 2012 for “Anna Karenina.” The sought after British Costume Designer brought a modern sensibility to Greta Gerwig’s updated version of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 classic novel.
In her acceptance speech, Durran said: “I’m indebted to a lot of people, to a wonderful team, to a wonderful cast.” She also thanked “Little Women” producer Amy Pascal and her family who “allowed me to be a working mother.”
Durran made a point of thanking the film’s director Greta Gerwig saying “she was an inspiration to all of us with her courage and her brilliance.”
Backstage at the awards, Durran told the press that her detailed process for designing the exquisite costumes did not include watching any previous iterations of “Little Women.”
Oscar Winners: Costumes and Makeup & Hairstyling: Makeup & Hairstyling
The 2020 Academy Award for Makeup and Hairstyling goes to Kazu Hiro, Vivian Baker, and Anne Morgan for “Bomshell.”
This is Hiro’s second Oscar, having previously won in 2017 for “Darkest Hour.” He turned Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill for that Film. Hiro designed dozens of prosthetics for “Bombshell.”
In his acceptance speech, Hiro gave heartfelt thanks to Charlize Theron who he’d transformed into Megyn Kelly. He said’ ” You’re an amazing actor and producer, and your compassion and love made this film possible. “Because of your bravery and passion we were able to set a new bar in the makeup industry and create a new way to tell stories.”
This is the first Oscar win for Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker. After their win, they told reporters backstage “that teamwork is the key. We worked together to be as precise and perfect as possible so they could get the shots easier and quicker.”
Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees, we are very proud of you.