Jenny Beavan took home the award for Costume Design at the 2016 Oscars on Sunday night for her work on “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
Beavan was one of many women who won for their work on the film, which totally cleaned up in the technical categories. (With good reason.) But apparently, Alejandro González Iñárritu, who later won Best Director for “The Revenant,” wasn’t too impressed with the Academy’s decision.
As Beavan walked toward the level to simply accept her golden statue, a complete type of male crowd members usually, including Iñárritu, didn’t clap on her behalf while she approved by noticeably. Instead, they just sat within their seats looking bored and dissatisfied. Because, like, why as long as they clap for a female older than 30 who doesn’t fit the mold of traditional Hollywood beauty, right? It’s hard to assume these men getting the same response if Margot Robbie, Brie Kate or Larson Winslet walked by.
Regardless, Beavan acknowledged her award just like a total boss, spending no brain to the color from the group. She arrived looking such as a total badass in a bejeweled natural leather jacket and she employed her speech to take light to environmental concerns.
“I just want to say one quite serious thing. I’ve been thinking about this a lot, but actually it could be horribly prophetic, ‘Mad Max,'” she said. “If we’re not kinder to each other, and if we don’t stop polluting our atmosphere, so you know, it could happen.”