Thursday, January 16, 2014

Oscar Nominees: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

My predictions: 1/3, picking only “Dallas Buyers Club”
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Dallas Buyers Club, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, The Lone Ranger

I suppose it’s fair that this category might honor films that don’t have other noteworthy, awards-level aspects, but the fact that both “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” and “The Lone Ranger” are now Oscar nominees could have been avoided (I haven’t seen either and don’t plan to). I guess the hairstyling part was lost on voters, who could easily have nominated “American Hustle” and “The Great Gatsby” and made a perfectly good field. It would seem to me, then, that the transformative makeup of “Dallas Buyers Club” would be the legitimate frontrunner.

My current bet to win: If it’s not Dallas Buyers Club, we’re in trouble.

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