OSCARS: 7 Movies On Makeup Shortlist

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 85th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

“Hitchcock”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Les Misérables”
“Lincoln”
“Looper”
“Men in Black 3”
“Snow White and the Huntsman”

On Saturday, January 5, all members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.00000000

  1. And in Hollywood, the self-serving and self-congratulation continues. I need to look up fashion from last years red carpet… it’s all so important.

  2. Are they joking? Where is Cloud Atlas? That movie had like 40 different characters that were played by some 7-8 actors. Often it was hard to recognize what actor was playing who – such good make-up was. And not even on short-list?

  3. Cloud Atlas may have not been ‘snubbed’. Yes the makeup was great but is it possible that this branch of the academy has more hairstylists than makeup artists? That would give movies with great hair an advantage.

  4. How is Hitchcocok even on this list? The makeup job was so horrendous that it had to be fixed digitally frame by frame in post! Shouldn’t using CGI to enhance a make up effect render it ineligible?

    1. Thank you, I was going to say the same thing. Hitchcock should not be on this list. Anthony Hopkins looked terrible as Hitchcock.

  5. Cloud Atlas should had been shortlisted. The make up in that film is terrific. The only disappointment in the list is Snow White. Why was it even considered. Its make up looks like a cheap imitation of some of the much better films before.

  6. Why only three nominees for this category every year? Surely there plenty of Oscar-worthy hair/makeup teams from which to find five nominees.

  7. Are you people serious with the CLOUD ATLAS “snub”???!? Yes, there was a lot of makeup? Was it good? Not particularly. Every single one LOOKED like someone wearing prosthetics and makeup. Hugo Weaving as the old lady? Halle Berry as the white woman? Jim Sturgess as the asian guy? Awful makeup, completely unconvincing.

    1. They made Tom Hanks look hot as future Zachry guy! I would never thought that I would find Tom hot. But he lost weight, they gave him good wig and did make-up. Tom is 56 years old. As Zachry he did not look more that 40. Such good make-up was.

      I didn’t recognize Jim Sturgess. That asian guy was played by same actor as Adam Ewing. Only in the end. He looked weird, but cool. sexy and Hae-Joo Chang can have his own spin-off. I would watch.

      They “sheaved” Tom’s head with make-up and he was convincing as that crazy killer. I didn’t recognize Huch Grant as the leader of gang of bad guys in future at first. Such good make-up was.

      And on and on and on. Make-up was amazing and convincing in Cloud Atlas. I like Looper but only JGL was having big make-up in it. And if we are at it – he did look weird just like asian people in Cloud Atlas. Too many make-up. And Hitchcock got only Hopkins in big make-up. And Anthony was recognizable too. Those two movies had 1 person in make-up. Cloud Atlas had some 40 people. That is Oscar snub. I was sure that Cloud Atlas will win this category. And they didn’t even put his name on short list. Boo!

    2. Whatever you may say about Cloud Atlas, you could say about the horrendous prosthetic work in Hitchcock, which failed to make Anthony Hopkins look like anything other than fat Anthony Hopkins. Yet Hitchcock made the short list.

      Beyond the prosthetics, Cloud Atlas had a lot of impressive makeup artistry, from the embedded circuitry of the future to all the various tribal tattoos and scarring. The movie really was snubbed.

  8. Yes: not only should Cloud Atlas be on here, but Joseph Gordan-Levitt’s eyebrows in Looper were the biggest makeup atrocities of the year. How is that on the list instead?

  9. I’m sorry, but VOLUME of makeup does not a CLOUD ATLAS nomination make. Sure, there were a number of fine makeup effects, but the bad ones were so bad they were laughable. HOLY MOTORS deserved a nomination, but how many in the Academy have even seen it?

    1. EXACTLY. and to those who commented on my previous post, no I don’t think Looper or Hitchcock deserve to be on the list, either. They do have obvious makeup work to judge, but it was not well done or convincing.

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