The 86th Annual Academy Awards: Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

25 Jan

Best  Make-up and Hair Styling

In the interest of being thorough about the Academy Awards, I have decided to dededicate a blog entry for every category.  The news media will focus on the top five categories, eventually I will too, but these posts are in the interest of examining every single category, even those that send you to the fridge during the show.  Today: Best Make-Up and Hairstyling.

  • Adruitha Lee and Robin Matthews for Dallas Buyers Club
  • Stephen Prouty for Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
  • Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny for The Lone Ranger

It was a puzzlement a year ago about why the academy felt the need to add “and Hair Styling” to this award.  But if you saw the opening scene of American Hustle which features the construction of a rather unfortunate hairpiece, you start to understand why.  Sadly, it wasn’t nominated, so the three nominees this year went back to the old latex standby.

Despite the new addition, the selection of nominees have reverted back to the typical putty and latex nominees that we get every year..  Both Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa and The Lone Ranger earn nominations for making two young Johnnies into old men – Johnny Knoxville’s pudgy grandfather Irving Zisman and Johnny Depp’s leathery Tonto.  Neither film was worth a %$#@, but the make-up work was credible.  In the end, thought, I feel that both will be bested by the much more impressive feat of turning masculine Jared Leto into an effete transsexual in Dallas Buyer’s Club.

Who Will Win?: Dallas Buyers Club
Who Should Win?: Dallas Buyers Club
Darkhorse?: The Lone Ranger


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Posted by on 01/25/2014 in Blog


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