Tuesday 26 September 2017

Dublin-based Oscar winner Annie Atkins 'slept through' her win

Woman of letters: The Grand Budapest Hotel's chief graphic designer Annie Atkins at work
Woman of letters: The Grand Budapest Hotel's chief graphic designer Annie Atkins at work
Quirky set: Tony Revolori and Saoirse Ronan in ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, with boxes designed by Annie Atkins.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Dublin-based designer Annie Atkins bagged herself an Oscar in the early hours of this morning, but didn't know because she slept through the ceremony.

Annie was the lead graphic designer on Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest hotel which picked up the Oscar for Best Production Design.

However, Annie had not travelled to Hollywood, opting instead to watch the event at home with her parents in Wales, eating steak and drinking champagne.

Speaking to Anton Savage on his show on Today FM this morning, she said she stayed up in her pyjamas as long as she could but fell asleep around 2.30am.

Her father broke the news of her win to her at 6am this morning.

“It was really late! I was really tired and then I fell asleep and the next thing I knew my dad was knocking at the door and it felt like the middle of the night… I was so confused!” she said.

Wes Anderson’s movie took home four Academy Awards at last night’s event: Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hair and Best Original Score.

Annie has previously worked on titles including The Boxtrolls, The Other Side of Sleep, and hit TV series Penny Dreadful.

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