'The Hobbit,' 'Les Miserables,' 'Lincoln' among semi-finalists for Best Makeup at Oscars

By Gold Derby News Desk
By Gold Derby News Desk
Dec 15 2012 16:00 pm
8
See Gold's
Predictions
Get Gold Derby's free news alerts and predictions

Many of the technical categories at the Academy Awards have several rounds of voting before the final nominees are determined. One of these so-called "bake-offs" takes place in the newly named Makeup and Hairstyling race.  

On Saturday, the academy announced the seven films still in contention for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Members of the branch will gather at the academy on Jan. 5 to screen 10-minute segments from these semi-finalists and vote for their top three. These will be the nominees revealed, along with the other competitive categories, on Jan. 10. 

The winner has typically been the film with the most extensive prosthetic makeup, usually to create creatures for sci-fi and fantasy films ("The Wolfman," "Pan's Labyrinth," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"), or to age and transform actors in biopics ("La Vie en Rose," "Frida"). Last year's winner was the biopic "The Iron Lady," which used makeup to turn Meryl Streep into Margaret Thatcher, past and present.

Two of Peter Jackson's films in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy -- "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "Return of the King" -- won this award. Not surprisingly, the first film in "The Hobbit" series, "An Unexpected Journey," is contending this year. 

Also in the running are "Lincoln," which sees the transformation of Daniel Day-Lewis into America's 16th president and "Les Miserables," which does the seemingly impossible and makes Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman unattractive. 

The most noticeable snub was "Cloud Atlas," which saw the likes of Tom Hanks and Halle Berry playing six very different characters of varying ages and ethnicities. 

The seven films in contention for three slots are:

"Hitchcock"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Les Miserables"
"Lincoln"
"Looper
"Men in Black 3"
"Snow White and the Huntsman"

 
Related News
Make your Oscars & reality TV predictions. Win prizes.
pop up close

Advertisement

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Inside Track: Oscar Predictions

Oscars predictions

Oscars Predictions by Top Experts

See the latest Oscar predictions of our famous pundits — Click Here. See the category rankings when their predictions are combined - Click Here. Sample below. Make your early picks now -- click here -- and change them later as the derby heats up.

Odds   View %  
Experts
1 BoyhoodBoyhood
7/2
2 BirdmanBirdman
6/1
3 SelmaSelma
13/2
4 The Imitation GameThe Imitation Game
8/1
5 The Theory of EverythingThe Theory of Everything
10/1
6 WhiplashWhiplash
16/1
7 The Grand Budapest HotelThe Grand Budapest Hotel
16/1
8 Gone GirlGone Girl
20/1
9 UnbrokenUnbroken
20/1
10 FoxcatcherFoxcatcher
20/1
See complete statistics by Clicking Here
Hot Links from the Web
Photo Galleries: Oscars, Emmys, ...
Latest Forum Posts
Official Madonna Thread (Confirmed ..
"Living for Love" is cute, but on all the songs the extreme auto-tune and voice ..
What do you think of Sony pulling T..
Looks like I'm being censored. This editor isn't allowing me to post video links..
Video
Subscribe to our free news service

Advertisement