Makeup & Hairstyling Guild Awards predictions: Oscar frontrunner ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ will win

The Oscar frontrunner for Best Makeup and Hairstyling,”Mad Max: Fury Road,” is predicted to dominate the guild awards on Saturday, winning special effects makeup as well as both the hairstyling and makeup prizes for period/character films. 

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The guild snubbed the two other Oscar contenders for Best Makeup & Hairstyling: “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” and “The Revenant.” 

“The Big Short” is tipped to take Contemporary Hairstyling while “Ex Machina” is favored for Contemporary Makeup. 

Last year, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” won the awards for both period/character hairstyling and makeup before winning at the Oscars.  One of its two rivals at the Oscars — “Guardians of the Galaxy‘ — won both contemporary and special makeup (the other Oscar nominee, “Foxcatcher” contended in that latter category.) However, “Guardians” lost the contemporary hairstyling race to “Birdman.”

And in 2013, “Dallas Buyers Club” won the Period/Character Makeup prize here before prevailing at the Oscars. One of its rival Oscar nominees, “Bad Grandpa,” claimed the Special Makeup Effects prize while the third Oscar contender, “The Lone Ranger,” was shut out.

These awards will be handed out on Feb. 20 at Paramount Studios. Make-up artist Ve Neill and hair stylist Yolanda Toussieng, both Oscar and Emmy winners, will be feted for their lifetime achievements.

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“Mad Max: Fury Road” (Warner Bros.)

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