The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) unveiled the shortlist of seven features that will contend for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the 2016 Academy Awards. The make-up and hairstyling branch is one of the more eclectic of the Academy- represented in past nominees that include the storied likes of Click (2006), Norbit (2007) and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013). The finalists this year don’t seem to be quite that laugh-inducing- save for the selection of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a feature no one has heard of.
The shortlisted features include the war-ravaged designs in The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road, the old-age effects of Mr. Holmes and prosthetic work featured in Black Mass and Legend. Last year, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel won this category. On January 14, 2016- the day Oscar nominations are announced- this category will be whittled down to three contenders. The winner will announced on the Oscar telecast on February 28, 2016. Check out the full line-up below.
- Black Mass
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- Mr. Holmes
- The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
- The Revenant