Oscars 2023: The best makeup and hair predictions

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We’ll be updating all of our Oscar predictions throughout the season, so stay tuned to IndieWire for the latest news on the 2023 Oscar race. The nomination round of voting will take place between January 12 and January 17, 2023, with the official Oscar nominations announced on January 24, 2023. The final vote will take place between March 2 and 7, 2023. Finally the 95. Oscar Award The telecast will air on Sunday, March 12th and live on ABC at 8:00 PM ET/ 5:00 PM PT.

Check out our initial thoughts on what to expect at the 95th Academy Awards.

State of the species

“Quiet on the Western Front,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Elvis,” “The Batman” and “The Whale” were nominated Tuesday for best makeup and hairstyling Oscars. All but “All Quiet on the Western Front” have also been nominated for the 10th MUAHS Guild Awards (which will be held on February 11 at the Beverly Hilton).

Also nominated for the MUAHS award were ‘Amsterdam’, ‘Babylon’ and ‘Blonde’. Other no-shows included “Sins of the Future” and “Emancipation.”

Now it will be a race between “The Whale” and “Elvis,” bolstered by best actor nominations for Brendan Fraser and Austin Butler, with late-comer “All Quiet on the Western Front” a wild card thanks to Oscar momentum — bundle for “Elvis” craft leader, with six names per piece.

At the MUAHS Awards, “Elvis” earned the most nominations, with three (along with “The Batman”) for Period Makeup and Hair and Special Makeup Effects, with “The Whale” earning a nomination for Special Makeup Effects.

Played by Shane Thomas (hair and makeup designer), two-time Oscar winner Mark Coulier (prosthetic designer) and Jason Baird (prosthetic supervisor), he transformed from Butler to the King of Rock, from the 50s to the 70s. The key was getting the iconic pompadour right: although the actor’s hair was dyed in the early 50s, wigs were used in later eras, getting higher and higher. Facial prostheses were used and became more sculpted as Presley grew older and his jaw hardened. Dreamy eyelashes and eye makeup completed the look.

However, the most innovative creation happened in Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale”, which is why it is the front runner. Fraser transformed into the 600-pound English teacher by using fully digital prosthetic make-up for a major feature for the first time, launched by prosthetic make-up designer Adrien Morot. In doing so, Fraser pushed his weight to the heaviest extreme without obscuring his face and obscuring his range of emotional expression.

“All Quiet” makeup and hair designer Heike Merker delved into the fine details of applying mud and blood to Paul (Felix Kammerer) and his fellow soldiers on the rain-soaked battlefield. It helped them pass their way to become muddy, tired, demoralized soldiers. This included a selection of wigs and lots of facial hair, as well as tracking the progression of wartime make-up and hair (especially as the scenes were shot out of sequence).

But the most unrecognizable creation comes in “The Batman,” courtesy of makeup artist Michael Marino, who gave Colin Farrell a complete makeover as low-level thug Oz/Penguin without ever hindering his funny performance. fluctuating performance.

While “Wakanda Forever” falls short of “Black Panther’s” historic craft nominations, Oscar-winning makeup artist Joel Harlow and hairstylist Camille Friend broke through on makeup and hair. They accomplished two tasks with Ryan Coogler’s sequel: the first was to expand the Wakandan look based on various African cultures (especially Angela Bassett’s Oscar-nominated Queen Ramonda – Marvel’s first acting name), and the second was to develop the look of the underwater Talukans. based on Mesoamerican tribes and cultures (especially sun and moon worship).

Below is a list of the candidates in order of probability of victory:

“The Whale” (A24)
“Elvis” (Warner Bros.)
“Quiet on the Western Front” (Netflix)
“The Batman” (Warner Bros.)
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Marvel/Disney)

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