Suicide Squad directed by David Ayer and featuring some of DC Comics’ baddest villains on the planet just won an Oscar for Best Makeup and Hair Design.
This is the first Oscar the DC Extended Universe has won. Suicide Squad defeated Star Trek Beyond and Swedish film A Man Called Ove.
Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, and Christopher Nelson were the first-time winners.
Haters of the movie were quick to react on Twitter:
Giving Suicide Squad an award was also just the critics way of bailing out the too big to fail D.C Cinimatic Universe. Sad.
— John (@megatronjon101) February 27, 2017
Suicide Squad didn't deserve the Oscar.
— Hunter☕️ (@HipsterGro) February 27, 2017
Suicide Squad was TERRIBLE
— Don (@dcbeard64) February 27, 2017
in what world does fucking suicide squad win an oscar
— laur 🥀 (@laurelmcbeath) February 27, 2017
suicide squad won an oscar
suicide squad is now an academy award winning film
help me twitter should i be disappointed or should i laugh
— rich (@richbichrich) February 27, 2017
How Suicide Squad won I'll never understand. I don't even like Star Trek but like… come the fuck on you guys https://t.co/6VfxyzPfpu
— Madison Rickie (@Madison_Rickie) February 27, 2017
The face you make when you realize the Oscars actually gave Suicide Squad an award. pic.twitter.com/q226vf1sTy
— LucariosKlaw (@KestinHoward) February 27, 2017
Others were quick to point out the excellent makeup and hair design:
— Charissa (@Gemini68O) February 27, 2017
While others denounced the haters altogether:
TBH Y'ALL HATERS CAN GTFO CAUSE SUICIDE SQUAD IS AN OSCAR WINNING MOVIE & IT IS A GREAT MOVIE TO ME & IT MADE ME SO HAPPY SO STAY PRESSED 👋
— FANY (@fanybecks) February 27, 2017
And still others were just glad the movie won an Oscar:
— David A. Khoa (@davidakhoa) February 27, 2017
Warner Bros. has brought in Oscars from other DC properties before. Heath Ledger won Best Supporting Actor for The Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan’s second film also won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing. Additionally, Tim Burton’s Batman won Best Art Direction.
The DC Extended Universe will continue later this year with Wonder Woman and Justice League with plans for 15 more movies including a Suicide Squad sequel, a spinoff featuring Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy, and another spinoff featuring Deadshot.