Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Oscar Nominees: Best Makeup

My predictions: 2/3, picking “Alice in Wonderland” over “The Way Back”
My ballot: Come back next week!
The nominees: Barney’s Version, The Way Back, The Wolfman

Further demonstrating the tendency that this category has to be wildly unpredictable – and just as nonsensical – the one “sure thing” doesn’t make the cut. Despite receiving bids for Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, and Best Visual Effects, Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” doesn’t get any recognition for turning Johnny Depp into one hell of a Mad Hatter. What is cool about this category is that the three nominees aren’t nominated elsewhere, and along with war epic “The Way Back” and the otherwise worthless horror pic “The Wolfman,” we get “Barney’s Version,” a film that specializes in transforming its characters from young to old. Who could win? Up for grabs.

My current bet to win: Perhaps “The Way Back”

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