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…)