2018 Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards: Oscar frontrunner ‘Darkest Hour’ takes two

At the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards on Feb. 24, Oscar frontrunner “Darkest Hour” won two of its three races: special makeup effects and best period/character makeup. It lost best period/character hairstyling to “I, Tonya.”

Among those films that “Darkest Hour” edged out for best special makeup effects was “Wonder,” one of its two Oscar rivals for Best Makeup & Hairstyling. That film contended on the contemporary side here and lost its bid for makeup to “Pitch Perfect 3″ and hairstyling to “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2.” The third Oscar nominee, “Victoria and Abdul,” was snubbed by the guild.

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While each of the five guild races has five contenders, members do not always nominate those films that made the shortlist for the Best Makeup & Hairstyling Oscar. Likewise, it often cites films that failed to make the cut with the academy such as “Blade Runner 2049” which reaped bids with the guild for both period/character hair and makeup.

These awards were handed out on Feb. 24. Greg Cannom and Mary Guerrero were feted for their lifetime achievements while Gary Oldman received the Distinguished Artisan Award.

BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP
“Baby Driver”
Make-Up Artists: Fionagh Cush, Phyllis Temple

“The Big Sick”
Make-Up Artists: Leo Won, Kirsten Sylvester

“Ghost in the Shell”
Make-Up Artists: Deborah La Mia Denaver, Jane O’Kane

X – “Pitch Perfect 3”
Make-Up Artists: Melanie Hughes-Weaver, Judy Yonemoto, Erica Kyker

“Wonder”
Make-Up Artists: Naomi Bakstad, Jean Black, Megan Harkness

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP
“Blade Runner 2049”
Make-Up Artists: Donald Mowat, Jo-Ann MacNeil, Csilla Horvath Blake

“Bright”
Make-Up Artists: Alessandro Bertolazzi, Cristina Waltz, Judy Murdock

X – “Darkest Hour”
Make-Up Artists: Ivana Primorac, Flora Moody

“The Greatest Showman”
Make-Up Artists: Nicki Ledermann, Tania Ribalow, Sunday Englis

“I, Tonya”
Make-Up Artists: Deborah La Mia Denaver, Teresa Vest, Bill Myer

BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS
“Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2”
Make-Up Artists: John Blake, Brian Sipe

X – “Darkest Hour”
Make-Up Artists: Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick

“The Shape of Water”
Make-Up Artists: Mike Hill, Shane Mahan

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
Make-Up Artists: Neal Scanlan, Peter Swords King

“Wonder”
Make-Up Artists: Arjen Tuiten, Michael Nickiforek

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BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING
“The Big Sick”
Hair Stylists: Tonia Ciccone, Toni Roman-Grimm

“Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2”
Hair Stylists: Camille Friend, Louisa Anthony, Jules Holdren

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Hair Stylists: Cydney Cornell, Susan Buffington

X – “Pitch Perfect 3”
Hair Stylists: Cheryl Marks, Melissa Malkasian, Andrea Bowman

“Wonder”
Hair Stylists: Robert Pandini, Alisa Macmillian

BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING
“Atomic Blonde”
Hair Stylist: Enzo Angileri

“Beauty and the Beast”
Hair Stylists: Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher, Charlotte Hayward

“Blade Runner 2049”
Hair Stylists: Kerry Warn, Lizzie Lawson Zeiss, Jaime Leigh McIntosh

“Darkest Hour”
Hair Stylists: Ivana Primorac, Flora Moody

X – “I, Tonya”
Hair Stylists: Adruitha Lee, Mary Everett

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