You could argue that In Contention‘s Kris Tapley and Entertainment Weekly‘s Dave Karger are the most dispassionate Oscar-race handicappers. (“They’re almost like machines,” a friend said this morning.) So it’s weird that they’ve both chosen Rick Baker‘s Wolfman makeup to win the Best Makeup Oscar. What’s so special about the eyes, snout and teeth on Benicio del Toro‘s Larry Talbot? Nothing much. We’ve been dealing with hairy bipeds since the days of Henry Hull and Lon Chaney, Jr. I’m thinking that the makeup in Peter Weir‘s The Way Back has to win.