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…)