Academy Expands Make-up Category and Invites Artists
Posted: Monday December 03, 2012
Earlier this year, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences approved a rule changing the make-up award
title from Achievement in Makeup to Achievement in Makeup and
Hairstyling. This change will be in effect for the 85th Academy Awards;
nominations will be announced Jan. 10, 2013, and the awards will be
presented Feb. 24, 2013.
During the nominations process, all
members of the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch who have seen the
seven shortlisted films will receive ballots to list their top three
choices. The list of seven films up for consideration for the Makeup and
Hairstyling Award will be announced Dec. 15, 2012. On Jan. 5, the
branch will host its annual bake-off, also known as the Nominating
Meeting of the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch of the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. During this meeting, each team of
potential nominees will introduce a 10-minute clip of its work, created
in conjunction with the studio that released the film. A celebration of
the nominated artists’ works will be presented on Feb. 23 during the
annual Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium. Details on that event
will be posted in the coming months on makeupmag.com.
to Branch Governor Leonard Engelman, a fifth category has also been
added to the criteria for deciding the Makeup and Hairstyling Award:
hairstyling for a film in its entirety. The other categories are make-up
for a film in its entirety, make-up and hairstyling for a film in its
entirety, make-up for a character or characters in a film and make-up
and hairstyling for a character or characters in a film.
Each year the A.M.P.A.S. extends invitations to specific artists and executives to join the academy as voting members.
film professionals represent some of the most talented, most passionate
contributors to our industry," said Academy President Tom Sherak in a
written statement. "I'm glad to recognize that by calling each of them a
fellow Academy member."
Out of the 176 people invited in 2012, four were make-up artists and one was a hairstylist. They are: Mark Coulier (The Iron Lady, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II), Linda Flowers (The Hunger Games, The Social Network), Toni G (Salt, Monster), Amanda Knight (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, Mission: Impossible) and Tami Lane (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe).
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.