AMPAS announced today that seven films are on the Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar nomination shortlist. My three favorites are Les Miserables, Lincoln and Snow White and the Huntsman.
I say no to Hitchcock because Hopkins’ face looks too prosthetic and unnatural, no to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on general principle, yes to Les Miserables and yes to Lincoln because everything looks right in that film. Rian Johnson won’t like this, but I thought Joseph Gordon Levitt‘s CG makeup in Looper didn’t make him look like Bruce Willis in Moonlighting so I’m going to have say no. Nobody wants Men in Black 3 to win a makeup Oscar. The makeup on Snow White and the Huntsman was pretty good.
“On Saturday, 1.15.13, 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,” the statement reads. “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.”