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Over the Weekend 4/5/21: MLB Leaves Atlanta, Broadway Reopens, SAG Awards and More News

April 5, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 4/5/21: MLB Leaves Atlanta, Broadway Reopens, SAG Awards and More News

Happy Easter Monday, or for those who don’t get to take today off, welcome back to work. The backlash against Georgia’s new voting law that we reported on Friday continues to get more heated. Over the weekend, Major League Baseball decided to pull the annual All-Star Game and the draft from Atlanta due to the... »

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Make-up and Hair Styling

March 31, 2021 | By
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Make-up and Hair Styling

For the second time in the history of the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling– a category that dates back to the 1982 ceremony– the makeup branch of the Academy has offered up five spectacular nominees for voters to choose from for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards. The nominated makeup and hairstyling teams... »

Craft Spotlight: Pinocchio’s Oscar-Nominated Make-up and Hair Styling Team

March 23, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight: <em>Pinocchio</em>’s Oscar-Nominated Make-up and Hair Styling Team

Many craft branches of the Academy are famous for looking outside the cadre of Best Picture contenders to find work to reward with nominations. The Make-up and Hair Styling Branch of the Academy is perhaps the most notable for this approach. When the 93rd Academy Award nominations were announced on March 15th, some were... »

The Remarkable Coming 2 America Make-Up Team Revives Classic Eddie Murphy Characters

March 12, 2021 | By
The Remarkable <em>Coming 2 America</em> Make-Up Team Revives Classic Eddie Murphy Characters

The first thing you’re likely to notice while watching Craig Brewer’s comedy sequel Coming 2 America, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, is how young Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall look even when compared to their 30-years-younger selves in the original 1989 movie. You’re also likely to be impressed with some of the character... »

Below the Line Press Interviews from the Critics Choice Awards

March 8, 2021 | By
Below the Line Press Interviews from the Critics Choice Awards

On Sunday night, the Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the awards winners for its 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards, which included a number of below-the-line artisans who had worked on some of 2020’s best movies. Below the Line editor Edward Douglas (who happens to be a ten-year member of the CCA) attended the virtual event... »

Artist Profile: A Deep Dive into the Hair and Make-Up of Mulan with Designer Denise Kum

March 5, 2021 | By
Artist Profile: A Deep Dive into the Hair and Make-Up of <em>Mulan</em> with Designer Denise Kum

When Filmmaker Niki Caro (Whale Rider) took on her most ambitious project, attempting to bring Disney’s beloved animated film Mulan into a live action setting, she called upon one of her longest collaborators, Hair, Make-Up and Prosthetic Designer Denise Kum, who had worked with Caro going back to their student film days. Mulan stars... »

The Little Things Makeup Designer Donald Mowat on Making Jared Leto Look Believably Insane

March 3, 2021 | By
<em>The Little Things</em> Makeup Designer Donald Mowat on Making Jared Leto Look Believably Insane

One of Hollywood’s most prolific and sought-after makeup artists, Donald Mowat, is on the short-list for the Academy Awards this year for his work on John Lee Hancock’s The Little Things. Mowat has decades of industry experience, with credits to his name including Blade Runner 2049, Stronger, Sicario, Nightcrawler, The Fighter, and another film about a misunderstood... »

Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Announces Nominees for 2021 Awards

February 19, 2021 | By
Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Announces Nominees for 2021 Awards

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) has announced the nominees in motion picture, television, commercials and theatrical production categories for its 8th Annual MUAHS Guild Awards that will be presented virtually on April 3, 2021. There are 21 categories total with three of the categories having ties that allowed for... »

The Academy Announces 9 Oscar Shortlists, Including Makeup/Hair and Visual Effects

February 10, 2021 | By
The Academy Announces 9 Oscar Shortlists, Including Makeup/Hair and Visual Effects

We’re roughly a month away from the Oscar nominations period opening, but before we get there, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) released its nine shortlists in categories where the number of candidates has already been parsed down to a smaller amount for voters in each branch to watch before filling out their... »

Makeup Acts as a Character in Promising Young Woman

February 9, 2021 | By
Makeup Acts as a Character in <em>Promising Young Woman</em>

Promising Young Woman follows Cassie (Carey Mulligan) as she radically transforms her appearance during the after-hours to encounter and confront multiple sexually driven males that take advantage of women in pursuit of avenging her friend that was a victim of rape many years ago. The film is written, directed, and produced by Emerald Fennell... »