OSCAR PREDICTIONS: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Updated: September 21, 2017

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE

1

David Malinkowski, Lucy Sibbick, Anita Burger
“Darkest Hour” (Focus Features)

PROS:
The transformation of Gary Oldman will be something to behold. Even if the film doesn't live up to the hype, this can be an easy check off.
CONS:
Is there a chance that it's TOO distracting?

2

Gloria Pasqua Casny, Joel Harlow
“Logan” (20th Century Fox)

PROS:
Lots of scars, blood, and makeup tricks.
CONS:
The bakeoff always has one or more surprises. Remember "Deadpool?"

3

Sunday Englis, Gary English, Nicki Ledermann, Gary Martori, Angela Levin, Jerry Popolis, Tania Ribalow, Pamela S. Westmore, Nakoya Yancey
“The Greatest Showman” (20th Century Fox)

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4

Patricia Keighran, Paula Fleet
“The Shape of Water” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

PROS:
This team has worked on "Spotlight," "Crimson Peak," and Lifetime's "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe."
CONS:
With the bakeoff, anything can be omitted or included.

5

Sian Grigg, Shane Shisheboran, Megan Tanner
“The Mountain Between Us” (20th Century Fox)

PROS:
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6

Paul Engelen, Ann Fenton, Sarita Allison
“Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Film” (Focus Features)

PROS:
When there's fashion as a theme, some showy makeup and hair tends to follow.
CONS:
We won't anything until we see a frame.

7

Flora Moody, Allison Sing
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (Walt Disney Pictures)

PROS:
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8

John Blake, Louisa V. Anthony, Tina Fabulic, Alexei Dmitiew,
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (Marvel Studios)

PROS:
The first was nominated in Makeup, losing to "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Could they want to make up for it?
CONS:
There's many Oscar friendly films with makeup tricks this year (i.e. "Darkest Hour"), along with other superhero films ("Logan"). Stiffer competition.

9

Haruyo Sawada, Torsten Witte
“Battle of the Sexes” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

PROS:
The work done on Emma Stone alone is worth considering.
CONS:
It has to be more than just glasses.

10

Niamh O’Loan, Sharon Martin, Donald McInnes
“The Current War” (The Weinstein Company)

PROS:
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OTHER TOP TIER CONTENDERS

11

Shay Lawrence, Dennis Liddiard, Luca Vannella, Megan Tanner
“Thor: Ragnarok” (Marvel)

PROS:
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12

Jerry DeCarlo, Claus Lulla
“Wonderstruck” (Amazon Studios)

PROS:
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13

Camille Friend, Whitney James, Claudia Pascual,
“Detroit” (Annapurna Pictures)

PROS:
Bruises and blood.
CONS:
When inserting the "hairstyling" aspect, the film falls short.

14

Lizzy, Lawson, Jo-Ann MacNiel, Donald Mowat,
“Blade Runner 2049” (Warner Bros.)

PROS:
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15

Sarah Craig, Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, Debra Manou, Emily O’Quinn, Sean Sansom
“It” (Warner Bros.)

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16

Jacqueline Bhavnani, Samantha Denyer, Sarah Kelly, Bradley Simms,
“Beauty and the Beast” (Walt Disney Pictures)

PROS:
The work done on Belle (and the rest of the cast) is a superbly executed use of makeup and hair. The moneymaker is sure to bring in something.
CONS:
There's a lot of Visual Effects which can overshadow what's being done.

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2017 Oscar Predictions – BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“Logan Lucky” (Bleecker Street)

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18

Robert A. Pandini, Colin Ware, Peter King
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales” (Walt Disney Pictures)

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19

Sian Grigg, Rachael Speke
“Goodbye Christopher Robin” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

PROS:
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20

J.D. Bowers, Megan Harkness, Ailsa Macmillan, Robert A. Pandini
“Wonder” (Lionsgate)

PROS:
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OTHER POSSIBILITIES

21

Christine Blundell, Sarah Brock, Inma Azorin, Kristyan Mallett
“Wonder Woman” (Warner Bros.)

PROS:
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CONS:
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22

Kate Biscoe, Carmel Jackson
“Justice League” (Warner Bros.)

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23

Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen, Clarisse Domine, Aurelija Liansbergaite
“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (EuropaCorp)

PROS:
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24

Adenike Wright, Gary English, Liz Reilly
“The Post” (20th Century Fox)

PROS:
Can the makeup tricks on Meryl Streep impress the branch?
CONS:
The bakeoff is always gruesome to many.

25

Gillian Chandler, Judy Chin, Félix Larivière, Adrien Morot, Nathalie Trépanier
“mother!” (Paramount Pictures)

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