So, that’s all pre-show—what about during the show? “Backstage, it’s an art within an art,” says Schmidtke. “It’s completely nerve wracking but at some point you have to snap out of it and approach it knowing you’ve done this a thousand times and you know what you’re doing. I have to work harmoniously with the stylist, we become a team. About every 30 minutes, I found Seth to check on him. I take notes during the rehearsal to know which side of the stage he will be on. Because it’s so dark backstage, you can’t risk using powder and having particles flying all over so I use Peter Thomas Roth Anti Shine. “
Diana Schmidtke, Enzo Angiler CAREER HIGHLIGHT:
“In 85 years, the Academy has never given credit to the host’s personal hair and makeup stylist. This year, they did. Seeing my name in the credits after the show was so exciting. Funny thing is, they spelled my last name wrong. In my very first cover shoot, my last name was spelled wrong, too, so it kind of came full circle. It was such a great experience.”
DIANA’S RED CARPET PICKS:
--I was able to get a close-up view of Jennifer Aniston’s dress and it was absolutely gorgeous. Jennifer Lawrence’s dress was a piece of art
--I loved Jeremy Renner. His hair looked nice and full, with a nice side part, and the perfect amount of volume. Very classy. Channing Tatum, I like him in that close crop, It was just perfect.
--I liked Bradley Cooper’s groomed beard.