The nominees for the 81st Annual Academy Awards® have been announced by
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Creators of a
backwards-aging man, a joker, and a demon hero all vie for the Oscar®.
Greg Cannom received a nomination for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(see Issue 76 of Make-Up Artist magazine). This is Cannom’s ninth Academy Award® nomination, and he previously won for Mrs. Doubtfire (1994, with Ve Neill and Yolanda Toussieng) and Dracula (1993, with Michèle Burke and Matthew Mungle).
John Caglione, Jr. and Conor O’Sullivan were nominated for The Dark Knight (Issue 73 of Make-Up Artist magazine). Caglione won an Oscar® in 1991 for Dick Tracy, along with Doug Drexler. O’Sullivan was previously nominated in 1999 for Saving Private Ryan, along with Lois Burwell and Daniel C. Striepeke.
Mike Elizalde and Thom Floutz received nominations for Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (Issue 73 of Make-Up Artist magazine). This is the first Oscar® nomination for both Elizalde and Floutz. Saturn Award-winner Elizalde (2005, Hellboy),
will talk about his experiences at this year’s International Make-Up
Artist Trade Show in London, Jan. 24 and 25. Floutz won an Emmy® award
in 2002 for Six Feet Under, along with several other prosthetic designers and make-up artists.
81st Annual Academy Awards® will be presented Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. PST / 8
p.m. EST on ABC. For more information on IMATS, visit www.makeupartistshow.net.
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.