The Academy Awards will be taking place March 2, and one of the films that has received major attention is the Matthew McConaughey AIDS epidemic film Dallas Buyers Club. The film received 6 nominations, however, it managed to get one of those nominations for $250.
The film garnered a nomination in the best makeup and hairstyling category and according to recent report by Vanity Fair, the films total makeup budget was only $250. The film was made with a very small budget, but that $250 had to last the entirety of the 28 day shoot. Makeup artist Robin Mathews managed to make it work.
“We had to take them back and forth from their sickest look to their healthiest look, up to five times in one day,” Mathews said.
Mathews has worked on other major hollywood films such as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Into The Wild and Django Unchained but said that Dallas Buyers Club was the most under-budgeted film she has ever worked on.
The film had very complex makeup work. Mathews described having to depict all of the symptoms and sickness associated with AIDS for all of the actors on screen as well as the dramatic weight changes.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa and The Lone Ranger are the two films that are also in the mix in the best makeup and hairstyling category.
Dallas Buyers Club is also nominated for best original screenplay, best film editing, best actor in a leading role for McConaughey’s performance, best supporting actor for Jared Leto’s performance as well as best picture alongside Gravity, Captain Phillips, Philomena, American Hustle, Her, Nebraska, 12 Years a Slave and Wolf of Wall Street.
The Academy Awards take place March 2 and will be hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
Dallas Buyers Club Oscar Nomination Cost $250