OSCARS: 'American Hustle,' 'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'Hansel & Gretel' & 'Bad Grandpa' Make Makeup & Hair Shortlist

Oscars 2014BEVERLY 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 86th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

American Hustle
Dallas Buyers Club
The Great Gatsby
Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger

On Saturday, January 11, 2014, 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 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

  1. If Bad Grandpa doesn’t win that it will be just another in a line of Academy injustices. Johnny Knoxville of the Jackass franchise was truly transformed by the artistry of the makeup and hair experts associated with this film. If you didn’t know better, you would have sworn you were watching an elderly old man try to care for his grandkid.

    1. Agreed. Say what you want about the film and it’s content, but Knoxville’s makeup is convincing enough to fool average people on the street. Some of it was acting, but the makeup had to be convincing enough to have people buy into it.

  2. Why don’t they just start and end with five nominees? Why start with seven and whittle down to only three? I remember when this was a much cooler category when films like An American Werewolf in London would win. (Also that Rob Bottin was unjustly considered ineligible for his incredible work in John Carpenter’s The Thing). Alas, with all the CGI done nowadays, actual in-camera special effects make-up is not as common anymore.

  3. WHAT? Wait… No Desolation of Smaug? LOL
    Well, no oscars for Hobbit this year as well, I’m going with Hustle, Gatsby and Catching Fire, with Hustle winning

  4. ARE YOU F’N KIDDING ME?!! OZ the Great and Powerful didn’t make the list but Lone Ranger did??
    What a crock. How many in this branch have worked for Bruckheimer on past, present or future films. Same goes for the VFX branch; Lone Ranger made the initial list, but OZ didn’t.
    Nothing but a bunch of sycophants and cronies – old, tired, lazy, deluded cronies…

  5. There should be a separate award for non-special effects hair and make up. There are a lot of great and deserving nominees but the ones that catch the attention in these categories are ones that are transformations.

  6. I don’t think Lone Ranger deserves it. It didn’t really show the make-up except for Johnny Depp’s. Hansel and Gretel doesn’t even deserve anything at all as I can see it focused more on action than make-up. Catching fire definitely deserves a nom as it has wonderful make-up and visual effects. The hobbit No Desolation of Smaug and Oz the great and the powerful should have a nom as there make-up is wonderfully done.

  7. This is ridiculous! Crap like the lone ranger and hansel and gretel get nominated, BUT NOT THE HOBBIT???!!! It clearly had the best make up this year by far! Screw the oscars.

  8. If Bad Grandpa doesn’t win an Oscar, I swear I will be really mad with the voters. i saw the movie and Irving Zisman convinced me that he wasn’t Johnny Knoxville. Plus, the pranks were real and some were acted (i think) , but it doesn’t matter. People didn’t even know it was Johnny Knoxville behind Irving. Johnny Knoxville spent hours for makeup! I think Bad Grandpa proudly deserves an Oscar award. The rest of the movie you could still notice who was the character.

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