The illuminated towers of the Church of Týn were seen by millions of viewers who watched the live broadcast of the American Academy Awards on Monday night.
Claudia Stolze, who was one of the nominees for the Best Makeup and Hairstyling award for the film adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Emma, spoke live from the terrace of a hotel in the center of Prague.
Claudia Stolze, a makeup artist and wig maker of British-German descent, has worked on a number of major films and TV shows and has been living in the Czech capital for more than half a year.
The Hollywood production chose the terrace of the hotel U Prince on Old Town Square for the speech. “We were reached out to because of the view we have here. Our terrace offers a landmark in the form of the astronomical clock and the Týn Church,” said Petr Bauer, executive director of the hotel.
When Claudia Stolze performed, millions of viewers around the world who watched the Oscars could admire the marvelous Church of Mother of God before Týn.
Stolze received the nomination for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for the British film Emma, where she took care of the actress who played the main role, 25-year-old Anya Taylor-Joy.
“The lady I looked after is a beautiful person, and I’m so grateful that she let me do what I needed to do with her hair. It wasn’t difficult on this occasion, it was joy,” said Stolze in an interview with an agency Aktu.cz.
Stolze added that she adored the city of Prague. “It’s the most beautiful city I’ve ever been in. I’m astounded at the architecture, the people of Prague are so friendly – it’s a beautiful place,” the artist commented.
The film Emma was based on the famous novel of the same name by the English writer Jane Austen. Emma received a total of two Oscar nominations: Alexandra Byrne was nominated for costume design; Marese Langan, Laura Allen, and Claudia Stolze received nominations for make-up and hairstyles.
Ultimately, the film did not win any of the nominations.