The Makeup & Hairstylist Guild Awards were given out last night. I’ll make this quick, because we have nominations to guess.
Bombshell won Contemporary Makeup, Contemporary Hair and Special Makeup Effects. Joker won Period/Character Makeup and Downton Abbey won Period/Character Hair.
As a reminder, your shortlist is:
Dolemite Is My Name
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Once upon a Time in Hollywood
So that probably helps us out for later. Even though I think you could have probably figured a lot of that out just by looking at the shortlist.
Nominations Ballot coming at you in a few hours. I’m toiling away on it as you read this.
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Let’s do Makeup & Hairstyling next. Because I’m thinking I wanna end the night on some easy ones and save all the shorts for tomorrow when I can properly do my homework on all of them and be prepared.
The new development with this category is that there are not ten films on the shortlist instead of eight and the category will be five films instead of three. So that’s new. Guessing they announced that during the months I don’t really pay attention to Oscar stuff. But hey, this category is coming to play with the big boys.
Wonder what that means for guessing a category and the winner, since now it’s allowing for broader stuff to get on that might not necessarily be as good a fit but could get votes because of broader support. But whatever. That’s what we have.
Here’s your shortlist for Best Makeup & Hairstyling: (more…)
They announced this shortlist about three weeks ago, but I wanted to wait until I was mentally ready to start thinking about Oscar season before I posted it. (Because even though I don’t read that stuff, I’m already sick and tired of what I know are the countless articles out there talking about whether or not Endgame or Joker are gonna be nominated for and win Best Picture. Hearing people ask me about that stuff is like when your relative quotes something they heard on Fox News. Spare me, please.)
But, it’s almost that time, folks. And what better way to move into Oscar season than by talking about the Makeup & Hairstylists Guild!?
It’s gonna be another two weeks or so until we get our shortlist, so for now we’re operating in a vacuum. Plus, this is the one guild that is most meaningless to the proceedings because they’re gonna shortlist seven choices and only three will be nominated, and if previous years are any indication — what wins here means nothing there. A lot of times things get left off the shortlist and a lot of times you know from the jump what’s gonna get nominated and win. But hey, the season is starting. Think of this as the first almost-snowfall before the Oscar blizzard is upon us.
Here are your 2019 Makeup & Hairstylist Guild nominees: (more…)
Hey everyone. The Makeup & Hairstylist Guild Awards were tonight. I remember a few years ago they offered me accreditation to attend their awards as a journalist and I thought, “Man, are you guys that desperate for coverage of your event that you think I’m a journalist?” That was fun. Almost wish I’d taken them up on it. I’m still here if you guys wanna invite me next time. I’m completely meaningless, but I’m all about what you guys do. You’re all unsung heroes of the craft.
Anyway, they gave out five awards that matter. Vice won for Period and/or Character Makeup and Special Makeup Effects, Mary Queen of Scots won for Period and/or Character Hairstyling. A Star Is Born won for Contemporary Makeup (sure, I guess?) and Crazy Rich Asians won for Contemporary Hairstyling.
So yeah. Not much of what we didn’t already know. Vice and Mary Queen of Scots, both of which are nominated in the Oscar category with Border. It’s pretty clear how the category is gonna turn out. But you know what, these people got their due and they deserve it.
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So what we do here each year as a warm up for the Oscars is, I break down each of the 24 categories. The idea is to both familiarize everyone with the category and its history. I look at what the major trends are throughout the past bunch of years, how the precursors tend to go, whether they matter or not, that sort of stuff. I look at how the category came to be this year, and just anything else that seems totally pertinent about it. Then I rank each of the nominees and tell you what their likelihood (at this particular moment in time) of winning is.
This is all prelude to my giant Oscar ballot that I’m gonna give you. But I figure, if you have these as the warmup, it’s not as intimidating. You’ll have seen a lot of the pertinent trends here and we’ll all be able to reference these as a sort of cheat sheet. Plus it shows you where my head is at for how I think each of the categories are gonna go, and you can see me working my way up to all the bad decisions I usually make while guessing. Pretty much, with this, you’ll have a pretty good idea of how the category is gonna turn out.
Today is Makeup & Hairstyling, which admittedly we could have gone over a few days ago. Because it’s one of the most locked categories of the night. But I figured it would be better to write some of the other ones first and then treat myself with an easy day for the one with only three nominees. (more…)
Here we go, the one guild you’ve all been waiting for — Makeup & Hairstyling!
We have a shortlist for this, so really all these nominations are going to be viewed through the lens of that. But hey, a few years ago we didn’t have this guild to help us out, so really anything helps.
Just as a reminder, your shortlist is: Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Border, Mary Queen of Scots, Stan & Ollie, Suspiria and Vice. BAFTA nominated Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Queen of Scots, Stan & Ollie and Vice and BFCA nominated Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Queen of Scots, Suspiria and Vice. All worth knowing if you’re trying to guess which three will end up being nominated. This is the final piece of that puzzle, because it’s all the help we’re gonna get.
Here are your 2018 Makeup & Hairstylist Guild nominees: (more…)
Okay, Best Makeup & Hairstyling is next. Why? Because it’s easy. And I can knock it out in like, four minutes.
This is pretty simple: they decide whatever their criteria are, and they shortlist seven films. Of the seven, three will be nominated.
That’s about it, really. We get seven, we guess three. And there we are.
Here is your shortlist for Best Makeup & Hairstyling: (more…)
They announced the Makeup & Hairstylist Guild Awards tonight. You know, just like you’ve all been waiting for.
I won’t waste time, because I know you’re all so eager to find out who won. So here they are:
Best Period and/or Character Makeup: Darkest Hour
Best Period and/or Character Hairstyling: I, Tonya
Best Contemporary Makeup: Pitch Perfect 3
Best Contemporary Hairstyling: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Best Special Makeup Effects: Darkest Hour
Only one of these winners is nominated at the Oscars, in case there was any doubt what’s gonna win there.
I think the biggest surprise out of all of this is that you found out they had a guild for this category.
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Every year, as we lead up to the Oscars, I break down each of the 24 categories. I do this to familiarize everyone with the category; what the trends are, how the guilds and stuff help (or don’t), etc. I also do it as a precursor to my giant Oscar ballot. I get most of the heavy lifting out of the way here, so that way when I get to the article, I’m just kind of riffing on how I think it’ll turn out and talking myself into all the bad decisions. It’s like college. And this is the pregame.
How these articles work is — I give you all the previous winners and nominees of each of the categories, then tell you how accurate each of the respective guilds and precursors are in what they vote for versus what wins the Oscar, tell you how each of them voted this year, then give you this year’s category, along with a quick rundown of how we ended up with that category (what was a surprise, etc). After that, I rank each of this year’s nominees in terms of how I see them right now in terms of their likelihood to win. Which is nothing more than my perception (notice that underline, even though you won’t) of how the category seems at the moment based on everything I know and have seen. Which will give you a general sense of the favorites.
Today is Best Makeup & Hairstyling. A category we usually don’t really care about, which is especially the case this year. (more…)
So they announced the Makeup & Hairstylist Guild nominees a few days ago, which I totally spaced on because, with a shortlist, and a guild that only really started handing out awards in the last five years, what help is it really for guessing the Oscars?
But hey, I like them, and they randomly found out I type this up and send me press releases, which is cool, so I’m all down for this guild and these awards. I like when craft people get noticed for the great work they do.
So anyway, let’s get into what the guild nominated. (more…)
They announced the Best Makeup & Hairstyling Shortlist today. I’m never quite sure how they figure these out, but that’s not my job. My job is figuring out what they’re gonna nominate.
They give you seven options, and from there, three get nominated.
Here’s what we got:
Ghost in the Shell
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Victoria & Abdul
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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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…)
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…)
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…)
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.
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…)
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…)
Did you know this guild existed? I didn’t.
Apparently they gave out awards last year too. I might have covered it, but last year was suck a given what was going to win that I probably immediately forgot about it and didn’t consider it something to pay attention to. They gave out these awards from 1998-2003, and then stopped for ten years. So it’s not exactly something that counts as a precursor.
But this year, the category isn’t (necessarily) a given. And since it’s looking like they’re gonna make this guild award a thing, let’s start going over it. (more…)
This is a tradition for me. Every year, before the Oscars, I break down every single one of the 24 categories. I do this to familiarize everyone with each 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. Which only has three nominees. Sort of a three-fifths compromise. (more…)
Was this a guild before? I feel like I never paid attention to this one. I guess because we have a shortlist for the actual category already, making this one potentially superfluous. But let’s see what we got. Maybe it’ll be good.
So here is your shortlist for the Makeup and Hair Stylists Guild:
Best Contemporary Makeup
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Another day, another shortlist.
We’re almost done. I think it’s just Foreign Language that’s still to come.
This one’s nice and easy. Seven shortlisted films, of which three will be nominated. Easy peasy, yep, and easy.
Here are your shortlisted films for Best Makeup & Hairstyling:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Theory of Everything (more…)
Every year, leading up to the Oscars, I break down every single category. It’s essentially a precursor to my picks. I explain all the stuff that needs to be explained in detail, so when the time comes to make my picks, I can refer to it as a shorthand.
In the articles, I’ll go over each category’s history, show previous winners and nominees, then list the current year’s nominees, talk about the guild history, if it’s important, what the guilds went with this year, whether that means anything for that particular category — all the background you need to know to make an informed decision. And then, once that’s all done, I’ll rank the nominees in that category in order of their likelihood to win, based on how I see it at the present.
The only difference between this year and previous years is that this year, I’ll be doing only one category a day instead of multiple categories. This is so I can take more time with each category and not stuff a bunch into a single article for information overload, and, simply, so I don’t have to do as much work. Though it is also easier this way. One category, one day.
Today is Best Makeup & Hairstyling, which is a particularly forgettable category most years. I honestly couldn’t name the past ten winners without help. The thing about this category is that, because the guild is so particular and so unique in their tastes, the category we end up with is based solely on that category and nothing else. It’s pretty much the only category impervious to sweeps. (Well, Costume Design as well.) (more…)
The shortlist for Best Makeup & Hairstyling was announced today/yesterday (depending on if you’re still awake when this goes up). Here it is:
Dallas Buyers Club
The Great Gatsby
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger
Three of these are going to be nominated. Interesting no Hobbit on here. But I guess that’s pretty much all CG now anyhow. But No Rush either. Intriguing.
Anyway, enough with the what-ifs. Three of these will be nominated. (more…)