After being nominated at the Razzies and being torn apart by critics upon release, Suicide Squad is officially an Oscar-winning movie.
DC and Warner Bros. movie about a group of supervillains who are brought together to save the world from, well, a different villain took home the Oscar for Makeup and Hairstyling. Suicide Squad beat out Star Trek Beyond and A Man Called Ove for the prize.
Jared Leto’s full body and face tattoos as the Joker alongside Margot Robbie’s getup as Harley Quinn were deemed extraordinary enough to be awarded film’s most important and prestigious accolade. Despite the impressive transformations the makeup and hairstyling team were able to accomplish, the movie itself wasn’t regarded as warmly. The film is sitting at a 26 percent approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, although fans were slightly more fond of it, with the audience approval rating coming in at 63 percent.
The hatred surrounding the movie hasn’t gone unnoticed by those involved, either. Multiple people who worked on Suicide Squad, including Leto and director David Ayer, have spoken out about the reaction to the film. On Twitter, Ayer tweeted a long explanation going over regrets he had following Suicide Squad’s release.
“Wish I had a time machine,” Ayer said. “I’d make Joker the main villain and engineer a more grounded story. I have to take the good and bad and learn from it ... I have to give the characters the stories and plots they deserve next time. Real talk. (And no, there isn’t a secret edit of the film with a bunch of Joker scenes hidden in a salt mine somewhere.)”
Suicide Squad is currently available to purchase via digital retailers and in-stores everywhere.