The Rundown 2018: Makeup & Hairstyling

For our fourteenth Rundown article, a category where putting on disguises is the name of the game. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Makeup & Hairstyling as well as general commentary about the race. ///Next week, we’ll start off on Monday with a category Friday, we’ll cover the person responsible for bringing all of the parts of the film together in a cohesive vision: theirs.

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

Winner Predictions

  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots (PP O)
  • Vice (WL O) (TB O) (TL O)

Runner-Up Predictions

  • Border (TB O)
  • Mary Queen of Scots (WL O)(TL O)
  • Vice (PP O)

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Wesley Lovell: Without seeing who or what the Hollywood Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild will select, it’s hard knowing for sure who will win. Actually, that’s not at all true as the Make-Up Guild isn’t the best of predictors. In this race, we have the annual foreign language film entry, Border, which would have to benefit from a split vote to win. The other two films will duke it out until the end. I give the edge to Vice because it does a terrific job of disguising familiar faces as other familiar faces and does so convincingly. Its chief competitor, Mary Queen of Scots is a very familiar story and there’s not a lot here to distinguish it enough secure a victory the way Elizabeth dis several years ago.
Peter J. Patrick: Why The Favourite isn’t nominated here I don’t know but I’d rather see Mary Queen of Scots take it than Vice, so here’s hoping the actual voters feel the same way.
Tripp Burton: I can’t imagine the Academy won’t go for the impressive turn of making Christian Bale into Dick Cheney, especially when its competition is going to be underseen. If enough people see Border it has a chance, but most foreign nominees are rewarded with a nomination alone.
Thomas La Tourrette: This definitely feels like it will go to Vice, if nothing else than for making Christian Bale look exactly like Dick Cheney. The actor had the voice and mannerisms down, but he was helped immensely by the makeup job. They did good work on others in the film, but the work on Bale was impressive. Mary Queen of Scots had impressive, though occasionally odd but probably historically correct, hairstyling. However, that basically has never carried over to a win in this category. Border, which I have not seen, appears to be the token foreign language nominee here. The Academy has snuck one in the last three years, but they have never gone on to win. Look for Vice to easily win.


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Wesley Lovell Peter Patrick Tripp Burton Thomas LaTourrette
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