With 4/9 odds from our 28 movie Experts, “Star Trek Beyond” is predicted to win Best Makeup and Hairstyling at Sunday’s Academy Awards. It already won Best Special Makeup Effects at the Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards and additionally picked up a Critics’ Choice nomination for its makeup and hairstyling. The sci-fi film is the third in the rebooted “Trek” franchise. The first in this franchise, “Star Trek” (2009), won this award seven years ago.
Nineteen of our 28 Experts are predicting another “Star Trek” victory: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Erik Davis (Fandango), Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair), Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Jack Mathews (Gold Derby), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Christopher Rosen (Entertainment Weekly), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly), Anne Thompson (IndieWire), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Adnan Virk (ESPN) and Glenn Whipp (LA Times).
In second place is “Suicide Squad” with 3/1 odds; the eight Experts picking the DC Comics film to win are Eric Deggans (NPR), Bonnie Fuller (Hollywood Life), Tim Gray (Variety), Michael Musto (Out.com), Keith Simanton (IMDb), Brian Truitt (USA Today), Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com). “Suicide Squad” also won at the Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, taking Best Period/Character Makeup, though it lost Best Special Makeup Effects to “Star Trek Beyond.”
“A Man Called Ove” is next in line with 16/1 odds based on support from one Expert: Sasha Stone (Awards Daily). The Swedish film about a cantankerous retiree who befriends his new neighbors is quite unlike the other nominees in this category and is also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. But this is the first and only major nomination the film has received this season for its makeup and hairstyling, apart from winning the Guldbagge Award — Sweden’s equivalent to Oscar.
According to our overall combined odds featuring the predictions of all Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users (those who did the best at their winner picks last year), All-Star Top 24 (who got the best predictions scores when you combine the last two years’ results), and All Users, the rankings are the same. The favored pick of over 2,200 people is “Star Trek Beyond” with 1/3 odds over “Suicide Squad” with 5/1 odds. “A Man Called Ove” follows with 12/1 odds.
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