Precursor: 12th Make-Up Artists Guild Nominations (2020)

The strange case of Bill & Ted Face the Music is rather puzzling. How can it compete in both Period and Contemporary categories. This sounds like an issue with eligibility. Either way, it doesn’t matter as the film was not shortlisted by the Academy. Of the films that were, Emma., The Glorias, The Little Things, and One Night in Miami were not included while the remainder of the ten films were. Of those six, Jingle Jangle and Pinocchio were the only ones with only a single nomination. This is bad news for Jingle and good news for Pinocchio as the latter got the ever important Special Make-Up Effects nomination alongside shortlisters Hilbilly Elegy and Mulan. It’s difficult to say just how much influence these will have on Oscar’s nominations, but they are the closest indication as to how the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists may be looking at the 2020 landscape.

Nominations Tallies

(4) Bill & Ted Face the Music
(3) Hillbilly Elegy, Mulan
(2) Birds of Prey, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank, The Prom, Promising Young Woman

The Nominations

Best Period and/or Character Make-up

Bill & Ted Face the Music
Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Mulan

Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling

Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Mulan
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Best Special Make-up Effects

Bill & Ted Face the Music
Hillbilly Elegy
Mulan
Pinocchio
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Wonder Woman 1984

Best Contemporary Make-up

Bill & Ted Face the Music
Birds of Prey
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
The Prom
Promising Young Woman

Best Contemporary Hair Styling

Bill & Ted Face the Music
Birds of Prey
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
The Prom
Promising Young Woman

Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Data

Year Founded: 1937
First Awards: 1999 (11)

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  1. Okay, I feel validated in that Bill & Ted and Borat got recognition here while the Finalists forgot about them.

    It’s almost as if the Academy picks the movies they want as their nominees. XD

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