—The Oscars 2020 is now just a few days away. And we are so riled about all the nominations. This year we witnessed some phenomenal films, with brilliant cinematography, well-made costumes, and great makeup. Makeup and hair are an integral part of the visual experience as the use of cosmetics help execute story-telling better. Today we’re discussing the nominations in this category and also making the best makeup and hair prediction for who might win.
Oscar 2020 Nominations for Best Makeup and Hair
- “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
Best Makeup And Hair Prediction
First off, we have Bombshell, a movie based on the real-life story of former anchor Megyn Kelly (played by Charlize Theron) who took down CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes. A lot of makeup transformation was required to make the characters look just like their real-life counterparts. Nicole Kidman was also transformed to look like Gretchen Carlson.
This was a critical element and the prosthetic makeup artist and hair designer Kazu Hiro did a phenomenal job.
He put a lot of effort into the tiniest details of her Charlize Therons’ face in making her look like Megyn Kelly. He described the process too:
We needed to make a nose plug to make her nostrils bigger, because Charlize’s nostrils are so small, and Megyn’s are much bigger. So I had to widen the nostril holes. I took an impression of the inside of the nose. At the end what I made was a nose plug, and the nose tape, and chin, because Megyn’s chin is much longer. And the jawline, because Megyn has a really angular face
The work he did showed his results on the screen, making Bombshell one of the top and most likely contenders in our best makeup and hair prediction.
Todd Phillips’ Joker was another film that did a brilliant job at makeup and prosthetics and anyone who has watched the movie knows it. Prosthetics designer Nicki Ledermann and hair designer Kay Georgiou together created the unforgettable look of DC super-villain, Joker (played by Joaquin Phoenix).
Ledermann made the classic white mask with incredible detailing, neatness, and perfection. Joker is definitely another strong contender for the award.
We are guessing that these two movies- Bombshell and Joker will compete against each other for the final win. But this just a prediction. Hollywood and Oscars have a way of surprising us. We have to wait for the Oscars 2020 and see.