OSCAR PREDICTIONS: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Updated: November 20, 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

Mary Everett, Bill Myer, Teresa Vest
“I, Tonya” (NEON)

PROS:
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CONS:
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3

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?"

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4

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

PROS:
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CONS:
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5

Shane Mahan, Mike Hill, Paula Fleet, Jordan Samuel
“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.

6

Paul Engelen, Jon Henry Gordon
“Phantom Thread” (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

John Blake, Camille Friend, Brian Sipe
“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.

8

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)

PROS:
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CONS:
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9

Enzo Mastrantoni, Luca Vannella
“Thor: Ragnarok” (Marvel)

PROS:
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CONS:
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10

Fríða S. Aradóttir, 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.

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11

Jenny Shircore
“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.

12

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

PROS:
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CONS:
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13

Kerry Warn, Donald Mowat,
“Blade Runner 2049” (Warner Bros.)

PROS:
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CONS:
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14

Jerry DeCarlo, Patricia Regan
“Wonderstruck” (Amazon Studios)

PROS:
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15

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

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

16

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

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

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CONS:
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18

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

PROS:
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19

Robert A. Pandini, Colin Ware, Peter King
“All the Money in the World” (Sony Pictures)

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20

Melanie Deforrest, Haley Hinkle, Voni Hinkle, Remi Savva
“Get Out” (Universal Pictures)

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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

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.

23

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

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CONS:
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24

Judy Chin, Félix Larivière, Adrien Morot, Kathy Tse
“mother!” (Paramount Pictures)

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25

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

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  • Reece

    All the Money in the World is also a contender

  • Andres Gtz

    Logan is out of this… blood and dirty faces are never contenders.

    • Calvin Damon

      What about The Revenant? Plus, you’ve got scars, aging effects, and the tracking mutant.

  • Oscar Acosta Rodriguez

    Beauty and the Beast, Darkest Hour, It, Murder on the Orient Express, Victoria and Abdul, The Greatest Showman, I, Tonya, The Shape of Water, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and even if it’s the worst in the franchise Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

  • Cornelius Buttersby

    Interesting side-effect of the Spacey controversy and recasting – we can probably count All the Money in the World out of this category. Whereas before the work in making Spacey look as old as Getty would get attention, the casting of Plummer likely means the make-up becomes minimal.