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Posts tagged “Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Oscars 2016: Makeup & Hairstylists Guild Awards

They announced this last night. Not that we really need the help.

Makeup & Hairstyling is increasingly becoming one of those frustrating categories — the kind that begs for a voting overhaul, like Original Song a few years back.

Anyway, Nocturnal Animals won for Contemporary Makeup, Suicide Squad won for Period and/or Character Makeup, La La Land won for Contemporary Hairstyling, Hail, Caesar! won for Period and/or Character Hairstyling. Star Trek Beyond won for Special Makeup Effects.

So basically the two nominees anyone thinks has any shot to win both won an award. So… great?

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Oscars 2016 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 typically goes, voting-wise, historically and also as a precursor to my picks article, allowing me to get most of the heavy lifting out of the way beforehand.

What I do is 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 voted, 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. So you know what the general favorites are.

Today is Best Makeup & Hairstyling. A category we usually don’t really care about which is especially the case this year. (more…)


Oscars 2016: Makeup & Hairstylists Guild Nominations

The Makeup and Hairstylists Guild announced their nominations today.

However, because the Makeup & Hairstyling Oscar category is so bizarre in their voting methods, we really don’t have a whole lot to talk about.

Here are your nominees: (more…)


Oscars 2016: Best Makeup & Hairstyling Shortlist

They announced the Best Makeup & Hairstyling Shortlist today.

This is the one shortlist I don’t question. I don’t know how they figure it out, and I don’t really care what they left off, because you could spend days trying to figure out the methodology. All I know is — they give me seven, so I work with those seven. The rest is a fool’s errand.

Here are your shortlisted films for Best Makeup & Hairstyling: (more…)


Oscars 2015: Makeup & Hairstylist Guild Awards

The guild that no one knows exists handed out awards tonight.

Best Special Effects Makeup and Best Period and/or Character Makeup went to Mad Max: Fury Road, all but signaling a win for that at the Oscars.

Best Contemporary Makeup went to Furious 7. Best Contemporary Hairstyling went to Pitch Perfect 2 and Best Period and/or Character Hairstyling went to Cinderella.

Those last three don’t matter. Basically all the precursors for makeup we have point to Mad Max winning over The Revenant.

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Oscars 2015: Makeup & Hairstylists Guild Nominations

They announced the Makeup & Hairstylists Guild nominations today. Hooray. Just under the nose for Oscar nominations morning.

Problem is — the category is only three films, from a fixed shortlist. So really most of these are rendered meaningless.

But here they are anyway! (more…)


Oscars 2015: Best Makeup & Hairstyling Shortlist

You know what I love about the Best Makeup & Hairstyling Shortlist? It’s only 7 films. And of the 7, three will be nominated. And you can usually guess how it’s gonna go.

Here, we have six films everybody knows, and one that came completely out of nowhere. (And watch it get nominated.)

Here is your shortlist for Best Makeup & Hairstyling: (more…)