The three finalists out of the seven considered in the Best Makeup and Hairstyling category is not surprising.
- “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”: The hair and makeup team of Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane have brought to life Tolkien’s world of Middle-Earth. This is King’s second Oscar nomination having won for “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” and the second for Lane who won an Academy Award for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”. This is Rick Findlater’s first nomination.
- “Hitchcock”: Up for best Makeup and Hairstyling in a movie are Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel for their transformation of Anthony Hopkins into the irreplaceable Alfred Hitchcock and the rest of the cast of actors into the reflections of Hitchcock’s movies and past. This is Berge’s second Academy Award nomination of which he won for “The Chronicles of Narnia” and the first for Peter Montagna. This is Martin Samuel’s third Oscar nomination in the Best Makeup and Hairstyling category.
- “Les Misérables”: Lisa Westcott, who was nominated for the Best Makeup and Hairstyling Academy Award twice before and Julie Dartnell recreated the conflicting styles of peasant and elite within 19th century France. This is Julie Dartnell’s first