Archive for February 11, 2016

Oscars 2015 Category Breakdown: Best Makeup & Hairstyling

Every year before the Oscars I break down each of the 24 categories. I do this to familiarize everyone with the category, how it works, what its history is, how it usually turns out, and also as a precursor to my picks article, allowing me to get most of the heavy lifting out of the way beforehand.

How these work is — I go over each category’s history, give you all the previous winners and nominees, then list the current year’s nominees. And then I’ll go over how each of the guilds (if there is a corresponding guild) have went, and how that corresponds to the Oscars (some guilds mean a lot to how a category will play out. Others mean nothing). It’s basically everything you need to know in order to make an informed decision when you make your picks on Oscar night. And then I also rank the nominees at the end in terms of where I see them in terms of their likelihood to win.

Today is Best Makeup & Hairstyling. Where, due to the great work of the nominees, any one of the people in the films could be Frank Stallone and you wouldn’t even know. (more…)


Pic of the Day: “Can you help a fellow American down on his luck?”

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - 2