Monday, April 19, 2021

Oscar Winner Predictions: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

The competition: Emma (Marese Langan, Laura Allen, and Claudia Stolze), Hillbilly Elegy (Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew W. Mungle, and Patricia Dehaney), Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, and Jamika Wilson), Mank (Gigi Williams, Kimberley Spiteri, and Colleen LaBaff), and Pinocchio (Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli, and Francesco Pegoretti).

Previous winners: Bombshell, Vice, Darkest Hour, Suicide Squad, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Dallas Buyers Club
My winner: Coming soon!
The facts: Mungle was previously nominated for “Albert Nobbs,” “Ghosts of Mississippi,” “Schindler’s List,” and “Dracula,” which scored him a win. Dehaney was nominated for “Vice.” Coulier has a perfect track record, with wins for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “The Iron Lady.” I had the opportunity to interview the nominated teams from both “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “Pinocchio” – follow these links to read them! Those two films happened to be the big winners at the Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild, scoring trophies for period makeup and period hairstyling, and special make-up effects, respectively. It’s worth noting that “Emma” wasn’t nominated in any of those races. Six winners in the last ten years in this category have been Best Picture nominees, with “Mank” being the only one with that distinction this year.
Who should win: I’d give this to “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” but “Pinocchio” is also very impressive. Talking to the artisans helps to show just how impressive their work is.
Who will win: I think this is probably going to Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

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