Oscars 2012 Update: Best Makeup Shortlist

Just a quick one while he’s away.

They announced the shortlist for Best Makeup:

Hitchcock

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserables

Lincoln

Looper

Men in Black 3

Snow White and the Huntsman

If I had to guess as of right now, I’d say your likely nominees are The Hobbit, Lincoln and either Les Mis or Hitchcock. I can’t imagine Men in Black makes it, given the overall quality of the film and the likelihood that classier films make it on here (typically. But it is Rick Baker, so don’t rule him out. Fucker got nominated for Norbit. Though the second Men in Black wasn’t nominated, so I’d be surprised to see it on here. But again — Rick Baker, and aliens. So actually it might be a better bet than Lincoln.) Snow White and the Huntsman also seems like a longshot. I understand Looper, but I have a hard time thinking that the branch is gonna nominate it just for giving Joseph Gordon-Levitt a fake nose. I’m cool with it, though, if they want to go there. I haven’t seen Les Mis, so I don’t know, but based on what I assume they do, I can say that’ll probably get on. It seems like it’s gonna get a lot of nominations. So honestly, I feel like the most likely category is The Hobbit, Les Mis and Lincoln, with Hitchcock being first alternate. Though I’m starting to think more and more that Men in Black does have a legit shot at this. (Also, where the hell is Cloud Atlas?)

Tomorrow is my eagerly awaited (by me, mostly) Top Tens of the 1930s list, and Monday we go over the Best Original Song Shortlist, and I get to listen to all that stuff. Very excited.

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One response

  1. JamDenTel

    I think the omission of Cloud Atlas will go down as one of the most glaring in the history of this category. Some have suggested the “yellowface” on display was what kept it out of the running, but…they nominated Norbit, for fuck’s sake.

    December 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm

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