Academy award for best makeup

Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1981
Currently held by Lisa Westcott
Julie Dartnell
Les Misérables (2012)
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The Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling is the Oscar given to the best achievement in makeup and hair-styling for film. Usually, only three films are nominated each year rather than five as in most categories. The exception is in the early 1980s, when there were only two nominees; and in 1999, when there were four nominees.

The competitive category was created in 1981 as the Academy Award for Best Makeup, after the Academy received complaints that the make-up work in The Elephant Man (1980) was not going to be honored. No award was given to The Elephant Man however, but an entire category dedicated to honoring make-up effects in film was created for subsequent ceremonies. Previously, make-up artists were only eligible for special achievement awards for their work.

This is one of the categories with different stages of nominating. There is a prelimary list of nominees after they are screened by the members of the branch and then they choose from the pre-nominees what the final nominees will be. Then the whole membership of the academy votes on the winner.

In 2012, the category was renamed to its current name for use in the 85th Academy Awards and onward.[1][2]

Superlatives

  • Rick Baker has received both the most awards (7) and the most nominations (11) for the Academy Award for Best Makeup. Baker is the category's first honoree after he won for his work in An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Special Achievement Awards

Before 1981, Special Achievement Oscars were twice awarded to makeup artists for their work on a specific film:

Hairstylists

Starting in 1993, the award is to be shared with hairstylists if hair effects "contribute greatly to the appearance and effect of the characters".[4]

Winners and nominees

In the following table, the years are listed as per Academy convention, and generally correspond to the year of film release; the ceremonies are always held the following year. Films in dark blue background have received a Special/Honorary Award; those in yellow background have won a regular Academy Award of Merit.

  Special/Honorary Award (1964–1981)
  Academy Award of Merit (1982–present)

1960s

Year Film Nominee(s)
1964
(37th)
7 Faces of Dr. Lao William J. Tuttle
1968
(41st)
Planet of the Apes John Chambers

1980s

Year Film Nominee(s)
1981
(54th)
An American Werewolf in London Rick Baker
1981
(54th)
Heartbeeps Stan Winston
1982
(55th)
Quest for Fire Sarah Monzani
Michèle Burke
1982
(55th)
Gandhi Tom Smith
1984
(57th)
Amadeus Paul LeBlanc
Dick Smith
1984
(57th)
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Rick Baker
Paul Engelen
1984
(57th)
2010 Michael Westmore
1985
(58th)
Mask Michael Westmore
Zoltan Elek
1985
(58th)
The Color Purple Ken Chase
1985
(58th)
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Carl Fullerton
1986
(59th)
The Fly Chris Walas
Stephan Dupuis
1986
(59th)
The Clan of the Cave Bear Michael Westmore
Michèle Burke
1986
(59th)
Legend Rob Bottin
Peter Robb-King
1987
(60th)
Harry and the Hendersons Rick Baker
1987
(60th)
Happy New Year Bob Laden
1988
(61st)
Beetlejuice Ve Neill
Steve La Porte
Robert Short
1988
(61st)
Coming to America Rick Baker
1988
(61st)
Scrooged Tom Burman
Bari Dreiband-Burman
1989
(62nd)
Driving Miss Daisy Manlio Rocchetti
Lynn Barber
Kevin Haney
1989
(62nd)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Maggie Weston
Fabrizio Sforza
1989
(62nd)
Dad Dick Smith
Ken Diaz
Greg Nelson

1990s

Year Film Nominee(s)
1990
(63rd)
Dick Tracy John Caglione, Jr.
Doug Drexler
1990
(63rd)
Cyrano de Bergerac Michèle Burke
Jean-Pierre Eychenne
1990
(63rd)
Edward Scissorhands Ve Neill
Stan Winston
1991
(64th)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Stan Winston
Jeff Dawn
1991
(64th)
Hook Christina Smith
Monty Westmore
Greg Cannom
1991
(64th)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Michael Mills
Edward French
Richard Snell
1992
(65th)
Bram Stoker's Dracula Greg Cannom
Michèle Burke
Matthew W. Mungle
1992
(65th)
Batman Returns Ve Neill
Ronnie Specter
Stan Winston
1992
(65th)
Hoffa Ve Neill
Greg Cannom
John Blake
1993
(66th)
Mrs. Doubtfire Greg Cannom
Ve Neill
Yolanda Toussieng
1993
(66th)
Philadelphia Carl Fullerton
Alan D'Angerio
1993
(66th)
Schindler's List Christina Smith
Matthew Mungle
Judy Alexander Cory
1994
(67th)
Ed Wood Rick Baker
Ve Neill
Yolanda Toussieng
1994
(67th)
Forrest Gump Daniel C. Striepeke
Hallie D'Amore
Judith A. Cory
1994
(67th)
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Daniel Parker
Paul Engelen
Carol Hemming
1995
(68th)
Braveheart Peter Frampton
Paul Pattison
Lois Burwell
1995
(68th)
My Family, Mi Familia Ken Diaz
Mark Sanchez
1995
(68th)
Roommates Greg Cannom
Bob Laden
Colleen Callaghan
1996
(69th)
The Nutty Professor Rick Baker
David LeRoy Anderson
1996
(69th)
Ghosts of Mississippi Matthew W. Mungle
Deborah La Mia Denaver
1996
(69th)
Star Trek: First Contact Michael Westmore
Scott Wheeler
Jake Garber
1997
(70th)
Men in Black Rick Baker
David LeRoy Anderson
1997
(70th)
Mrs. Brown Lisa Westcott
Veronica Brebner
Beverley Binda
1997
(70th)
Titanic Tina Earnshaw
Greg Cannom
Simon Thompson
1998
(71st)
Elizabeth Jenny Shircore
1998
(71st)
Saving Private Ryan Lois Burwell
Conor O'Sullivan
Daniel C. Striepeke
1998
(71st)
Shakespeare in Love Lisa Westcott
Veronica Brebner
1999
(72nd)
Topsy-Turvy Christine Blundell
Trefor Proud
1999
(72nd)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Michèle Burke
Mike Smithson
1999
(72nd)
Bicentennial Man Greg Cannom
1999
(72nd)
Life Rick Baker

2000s

Year Film Nominee(s)
2000
(73rd)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Rick Baker
Gail Ryan
The Cell Michèle Burke
Edouard Henriques
Shadow of the Vampire Ann Buchanan
Amber Sibley
2001
(74th)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Owen
Richard Taylor
A Beautiful Mind Greg Cannom
Colleen Callaghan
Moulin Rouge! Maurizio Silvi
Aldo Signoretti
2002
(75th)
Frida John Jackson
Beatrice De Alba
The Time Machine John M. Elliott, Jr.
Barbara Lorenz
2003
(76th)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Richard Taylor
Peter King
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Edouard Henriques III
Yolanda Toussieng
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Ve Neill
Martin Samuel
2004
(77th)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Valli O'Reilly
Bill Corso
The Passion of the Christ Keith VanderLaan
Christien Tinsley
The Sea Inside Jo Allen
Manuel García
2005
(78th)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Howard Berger
Tami Lane
Cinderella Man David Leroy Anderson
Lance Anderson
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Dave Elsey
Nikki Gooley
2006
(79th)
Pan's Labyrinth David Martí
Montse Ribé
Apocalypto Aldo Signoretti
Vittorio Sodano
Click Kazuhiro Tsuji
Bill Corso
2007
(80th)
La Vie en Rose Didier Lavergne
Jan Archibald
Norbit Rick Baker
Kazuhiro Tsuji
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Ve Neill
Martin Samuel
2008
(81st)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Greg Cannom
The Dark Knight John Caglione, Jr.
Conor O'Sullivan
Hellboy II: The Golden Army Mike Elizalde
Thom Floutz
2009
(82nd)
Star Trek Barney Burman
Mindy Hall
Joel Harlow
Il Divo Aldo Signoretti
Vittorio Sodano
The Young Victoria Jon Henry Gordon
Jenny Shircore

2010s

Year Film Nominee(s)
2010
(83rd)
The Wolfman Rick Baker
Dave Elsey
Barney's Version Adrien Morot
The Way Back Gregory Funk
Edouard F. Henriques
Yolanda Toussieng
2011
(84th)
The Iron Lady Mark Coulier
J. Roy Helland
Albert Nobbs Martial Corneville
Lynn Johnson
Matthew W. Mungle
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Nick Dudman
Amanda Knight
Lisa Tomblin
2012
(85th)
Les Misérables Lisa Westcott
Julie Dartnell
Hitchcock Howard Berger
Peter Montagna
Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Peter Swords King
Rick Findlater
Tami Lane

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