Wednesday, December 20, 2017

#Oscars2018 Makeup and Hairstyling Shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced yesterday that seven (7) films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 90th Academy Awards.

On Saturday, January 6, 2018, 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.

Seems that this year there were not many films that qualified for this category and as far as what is happening up-to-today, this category is the first that will not have five nominations. But what puzzles me most is the reason why behind NOT including films like The Shape of Water, Blade Runner 2049 or even Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  Perhaps is because now lines between VFX and makeup blur, especially for us viewers and for those who are trying to guess something in current awards season.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

Darkest Hour
Ghost in the Shell
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
I, Tonya
Victoria & Abdul

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

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