Yakima Native Now FOUR Time Oscar Winner
Colleen Atwood was born and raised in Yakima (1948) and has gone on to win four Academy Awards for Costume Design in her illustrious career.
In fact her win was the first major upset of the night as "La La Land" was the hands down favorite to win the Oscar. Colleen was so blown away, she admitted at the microphone she was floored and had absolutely nothing prepared as she was sure she was not going to win.
But she did.
I loved it when she mentioned she saw Sting (who was nominated in the Best Song Category) and he said on the way into the theater she was going to win and she did!
Catch the entire backstage presser here.
Besides her Academy Award for this year's, "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" she won in 2002 for "Chicago"; "Memoirs of a Geisha" (2005); "Alice in Wonderland" (2011) and has been nominated a whopping 12 times.