Robin Matthews has nabbed the Oscar for best makeup. Turning healthy Hollywood stars into dying AIDS carriers sounds intense to say the least. But on top of all that she was working on a $250 budget.
During her acceptance speech she thanked Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey “for letting us transform and torture you”. She also said, “For all the victims of AIDS, we are honoured and blessed to bring your story to the forefront of the younger generation that doesn’t understand AIDS.”
It truly is a remarkable story and one worth watching.
Check out this video for a behind-the-scene glimpse into what went on in the makeup chair.