December 21, 2016 at 11:55 am #1201973274
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“A Man Called Ove”
“Star Trek Beyond”
Notable absences: Hacksaw Ridge, Silence, and JackieDecember 21, 2016 at 12:45 pm #1201973295
These are INSANE! No Hacksaw Ridge, no Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them??? Absolutely INSANE! The committee apparently voted for themselves; these are completely nuts!December 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm #1201973296
That list is bullsh*t.December 21, 2016 at 12:53 pm #1201973297
Nawww, I’d been hoping Swiss Army Man might have been one of those kooky nominees the branch often deal out, for making Daniel Radcliffe look like a bloated corpse. Oh well.December 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm #1201973298
If Florence Foster Jenkins gets nominated then it might win by default for being the only film of the group that voters bother to watch. But it might not get nominated in the first place.December 21, 2016 at 1:14 pm #1201973310
Damn, that is an unexpected list. No Jackie, Silence or Hacksaw is very surprising. The Dressmaker? Suicide Squad? Star Trek? I’m confused.December 21, 2016 at 1:15 pm #1201973312
It’s worth mentioning that A Man Called Ove is already an award-winner for its makeup, at the Swedish Guldbagge Awards. It is the same makeup team as last year’s nominee The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. I haven’t seen Ove but apparently it has some old-age makeup, though not as extreme as in The 100-Year-Old Man.December 21, 2016 at 1:16 pm #1201973313
That’s the list? Lololol. Florence really might win on default then.December 21, 2016 at 1:21 pm #1201973320
Damn, that is an unexpected list. No Jackie, Silence or Hacksaw is very surprising. The Dressmaker? Suicide Squad? Star Trek? I’m confused.
Jackie’s absence doesn’t surprise me at all, I always thought people were barking up the wrong tree with that prediction. It’s not like The Iron Lady or La Vie en Rose where the leading actresses’ features were drastically altered and aged throughout the film. She still basically looks like Natalie Portman. Why would you be confused by Star Trek being shortlisted? The first film in the new series won!December 21, 2016 at 1:24 pm #1201973323
So, Florence is really the only Oscar contenders that made this shortlist?December 21, 2016 at 1:38 pm #1201973341
There are some head-scratchers for sure, but how is it bad that all big BP contenders haven’t been grandfathered into the category? We go through this every year.December 21, 2016 at 1:49 pm #1201973361
Seems like its Star Trek and Florence Foster Jenkins, plus one open slot.December 21, 2016 at 1:56 pm #1201973376
Who exactly comprises this committee? The fact that the BRILLIANT makeup from FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM isn’t on this list, nor the brilliant use of makeup in the Okinawa war scenes in HACKSAW RIDGE is mind-boggling! Do they simply vote for themselves and/or their friends? Eliminate the category altogether if it isn’t going to reward the best choices!December 21, 2016 at 2:01 pm #1201973379
This list is … wow. “Florence,” “A Man Called Ove,” and one of the blockbusters for your final three nominees.December 21, 2016 at 2:03 pm #1201973380
Most of the Makeup work in “Fantastic Beasts” was rather subtle. I never understood why people were predicting it. When I look back on the film, the production design and costumes stand out, but those elements overshadow the makeup and hair, and become more prominent.
Beginning to think Hail, Caesar could take the open third slot. It has stylized “old hollywood” makeup and some nice wig work. I haven’t seen “Ove” yet, but since its the same team from “The 100 Year Old Man…”they could be inclined to vote for them again.