Oscars Predictions: Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Is There Room for the Blood and Guts of ‘Bones and All?’

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2023 Oscars Predictions: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

THE BATMAN, from left: Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle / Catwoman, Robert Pattinson as Batman, 2022. ph: Jonathan Olley / © Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection
THE BATMAN, from left: Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle / Catwoman, Robert Pattinson as Batman, 2022. ph: Jonathan Olley / © Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection

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ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

DON'T WORRY DARLING, from left: Olivia Wilde, Florence Pugh, 2022.  ph: Merrick Morton /© Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection
DON’T WORRY DARLING, from left: Olivia Wilde, Florence Pugh, 2022. ph: Merrick Morton /© Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection

And The Predicted Nominees Are:

Rank

Film

Makeup and Hair Stylist(s)

Distributor

1

“Elvis”

Shane Thomas (hair and makeup designer), Mark Coulier (prosthetics designer), Jason Baird (prosthetics supervisor for Tom Hanks and Austin Butler), Louise Coulston (key hairdesser)

Warner Bros.

The life of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

2

“The Batman”

Naomi Donne (makeup designer), Mike Marino (prosthetics design), Zoe Tahir (hair designer)

Warner Bros.

When a sadistic serial killer begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city’s hidden corruption and question his family’s involvement.

3

“Emancipation”

Ken Diaz (makeup department head), Andrea Bowman (hair department head)

Apple Original Films

A runaway slave forges through the swamps of Louisiana on a tortuous journey to escape plantation owners that nearly killed him.

4

“The Woman King”

Babalwa Mtshiselwa, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Jamika Wilson, Louisa V. Anthony

Sony Pictures

A historical epic inspired by true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

5

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Joel Harlow (makeup department head)

Marvel Studios

The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T’Challa.

Next in Line

6

“The Whale”

To be added

A24

A reclusive English teacher living with severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

7

“Everything Everywhere All at Once”

To be added

A24

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.

8

“Bones & All”

Fernanda Perez (head of department, makeup), Massimo Gattabrusi (head of department, hairstyling), Jason Hamer (prosthetic makeup)

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Maren, a young woman, learns how to survive on the margins of society.

9

“Blonde”

Tina Roesler Kerwin (makeup department head), Jaime Leigh McIntosh (hair department head)

Netflix

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

10

“Babylon”

Heba Thorisdottir (makeup department head), Jaime Leigh McIntosh (hair department head)

Paramount Pictures

Set in Hollywood during the transition from silent films to talkies, focusing on a mixture of historical & fictional characters.

Other Top-Tier Contenders

11

“RRR”

Nalla Srinu, Senapathi Naidu

Variance Films

12

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

Jeremy Woodhead (hair and makeup designer), Lesley Smith (hair and makeup artist, Biljana Vrcelj, Tracey Smith (hair stylist), Jovana Vukosavljvic (makeup artist)

Netflix

13

“The Fabelmans”

Eryn Krueger Mekash (makeup department head), Gloria P. Casny (hair department head)

Universal Pictures

14

“Don’t Worry Darling”

Heba Thorisdottir (makeup department head), Jason Collins (special effects makeup), Jaime Leigh McIntosh (hair department head)

Warner Bros.

15

“Till”

Denise Turnnell (makeup department head), Louisa V. Anthony (hair department head), Deaundra Metzger (hair department head)

Orion/United Artists Releasing

16

“Women Talking”

Shauna Llewellyn (makeup department head), Patricia Cuthbert (hair department head), Susan Exton-Stranks (hair department head)

MGM/United Artists Releasing

17

“Thirteen Lives”

Rick Findlater (makeup and hair designer), Quinton Wallace (key makeup and hair artist)

Amazon Studios/MGM

18

“Nanny”

Risha Rox (makeup department head, sfx makeup department head), Belinda Anderson (hair department head)

Amazon Studios

19

“Living”

Nadia Stacey (hair and makeup designer)

Sony Pictures Classics

20

“Nope”

Tym Shutchai Buacharern (makeup department head), Carla J. Farmer (hair department head), Vincent Van Dyke (makeup prosthetics designer)

Universal Pictures

Also In Contention

21

“Devotion”

Jacenda Burkett, Maha Lessner, Michael White

Sony Pictures

22

“Top Gun: Maverick”

Felicity Bowring (makeup department head), Jules Holdren (hair department head)

Paramount Pictures)

23

“Lady Chatterley’s Lover”

Denise Kum (hair and makeup designer)

Netflix

24

“Empire of Light”

Naomi Donne (Hair and Make-Up Designer)

Searchlight Pictures

25

“The Banshees of Inisherin”

Lynn Johnston (Make-Up Designer), Orla Carroll (Hair Designer)

Searchlight Pictures

All Contenders Listed (Unranked-Alphabetical)

“A Man Called Otto”

Tony Ward, Douglas Noe

Sony Pictures

“After Yang”

Amy L Forsythe (makeup department head), Jon Carter (hair department head)

A24

“All Quiet on the Western Front”

Heike Merker (hair and makeup designer, SFX design)

Netflix

“All the Old Knives”

Kirsten Chalmers (hair and makeup designer), Spob O’Brien (key hair and makeup supervisor), Deborah Taylor (hair and makeup artist for Ms. Newton)

Amazon Studios

“Argentina, 1985”

Angela Garacija (makeup department head), Dino Balanzino (hair department head)

Amazon Studios

“Armageddon Time”

Nana Fischer (hair and makeup)

Focus Features

“Avatar: The Way of Water”

Sarah Rubano (makeup and hair designer department head)

20th Century Studios

“Babylon”

Heba Thorisdottir (makeup department head), Jaime Leigh McIntosh (hair department head)

Paramount Pictures

“Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”

Lucy Bettancourt (hair and makeup design)

Netflix

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Joel Harlow (makeup department head)

Marvel Studios

“Blonde”

Tina Roesler Kerwin (makeup department head), Jaime Leigh McIntosh (hair department head)

Netflix

“Bones and All”

Fernanda Perez (head of department, makeup), Massimo Gattabrusi (head of department, hairstyling), Jason Hamer (prosthetic makeup)

MGM/United Artists Releasing

“Breaking”

Rela Martine (makeup), Nikki Young (hairstyling)

Bleecker Street

“Bros”

Ande Yung (makeup department head), Mitchell Beck (hair department head)

Universal Pictures

“Catherine Called Birdy”

Marese Langan (hair and makeup designer)

Amazon Studios

“Devotion”

Jacenda Burkett, Maha Lessner, Michael White

Sony Pictures

“Dog”

Derrick Spruill (hair department head), John Blake (make-up department head), Angie Johnson (make-up department head), Trefor Proud (make-up department head)

MGM/United Artists Releasing

“Don’t Worry Darling”

Heba Thorisdottir (makeup department head), Jason Collins (special effects makeup), Jaime Leigh McIntosh (hair department head)

Warner Bros.

“Elvis”

Shane Thomas (hair and makeup designer), Mark Coulier (prosthetics designer), Jason Baird (prosthetics supervisor for Tom Hanks and Austin Butler), Louise Coulston (key hairdesser)

Warner Bros.

“Emancipation”

Ken Diaz (makeup department head), Andrea Bowman (hair department head)

Apple Original Film

“Emergency”

Ren Rohling, Teresa Vest (co-makeup department heads), Mandrill Hardge (hair department head)

Amazon Studios

“Empire of Light”

Naomi Donne (Hair and Make-Up Designer)

Searchlight Pictures

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

Jeremy Woodhead (hair and makeup designer), Lesley Smith (hair and makeup artist, Biljana Vrcelj, Tracey Smith (hair stylist), Jovana Vukosavljvic (makeup artist)

Netflix

“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande”

Julie Dartnell (make-up and hair designer)

Searchlight Pictures

“Lady Chatterley’s Lover”

Denise Kum (hair and makeup designer)

Netflix

“Living”

Nadia Stacey (hair and makeup designer)

Sony Pictures Classics

“Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile”

David Craig Forrest, Michelle Johnson

Sony Pictures

“Master”

Margie Durand (makeup department head), Brian Badie, Tarsha Marshall (hair department heads)

Amazon Studios

“Matilda”

To be added

Netflix

“Montana Story”

Risha Rox (makeup department head), Elvira Gonzalez (hair department head)

Bleecker Street

“Mr. Malcolm’s List”

Sharon Doyle (makeup designer), Eileen Buggy (hair designer)

Bleecker Street

“My Policeman”

Daniel Phillips (makeup and hair designer)

Amazon Studios

“Nanny”

Risha Rox (makeup department head, sfx makeup department head), Belinda Anderson (hair department head)

Amazon Studios

“Nope”

Tym Shutchai Buacharern (makeup department head), Carla J. Farmer (hair department head), Vincent Van Dyke (makeup prosthetics designer)

Universal Pictures

“See How They Run”

Nadia Stacey (hair and makeup designer)

Searchlight Pictures

“She Said”

Michele Pars (department head, makeup artist), Christine Fennell-Harlan, Jonathan Sharpless (co-department head, hair stylists)

Universal Pictures

“Tár”

Anette Schulze (hair and makeup designer), Morag Ross (makeup designer to Blanchett)

Focus Features

“The Banshees of Inisherin”

Lynn Johnston (Make-Up Designer), Orla Carroll (Hair Designer)

Searchlight Pictures

“The Batman”

Naomi Donne (makeup designer), Mike Marino (prosthetics design), Zoe Tahir (hair designer)

Warner Bros.

“The Fabelmans”

Eryn Krueger Mekash (makeup department head), Gloria P. Casny (hair department head)

Universal Pictures

“The Good Nurse”

Anouck Sullivan (makeup department head), Brian Badie (hair department head), Linda Dowds (makeup artist for Chastain), Stephanie Ingram (hairstylist for Chastain)

Netflix

“The Menu”

Deborah LaMia Denaver (Makeup Department Head), Adruitha Lee (Hair Department Head)

Searchlight Pictures

“The Silent Twins”

Dumebi Anozie (hair and makeup designer), Zuzanna Stefanska (associate hair and makeup designer)

Focus Features

“The Northman”

Maralyn Sherman (hair and makeup designer), Carmel Jackson (key makeup and hair artist), Stefania Pellegrini (makeup and hair supervisor)

Focus Features

“The Son”

Karen Hartley Thomas (hair and makeup)

Sony Pictures Classics

“The Woman King”

Babalwa Mtshiselwa, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Jamika Wilson, Louisa V. Anthony

Sony Pictures

“The Wonder”

Moma Ferguson (makeup designer), Lorri Ann King (hair designer), Tina Phelan (key make up), Brid Broadberry (key hair stylist)

Netflix

“Thirteen Lives”

Rick Findlater (makeup and hair designer), Quinton Wallace (key makeup and hair artist)

Amazon Studios/MGM

“Top Gun: Maverick”

Felicity Bowring (makeup department head), Jules Holdren (hair department head)

Paramount Pictures)

“Where the Crawdads Sing”

Stacy Kelly, MaryAnn Hennings

Sony Pictures

“White Noise”

Debbie Zoller (makeup department head), Therese Ducey (hair department head), Mia Neal (hair designer), Alexis Conbrimente (hair designer for Driver), Scott Wheeler (makeup artist for Driver)

Netflix

“Women Talking”

Shauna Llewellyn (makeup department head), Patricia Cuthbert (hair department head), Susan Exton-Stranks (hair department head)

MGM/United Artists Releasing

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