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84th Academy Awards – Glenn Close & Meryl Streep Make Surprise Appearances At MAKEUP ARTISTS And HAIRSTYLISTS Symposium

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The Academy’s Oscar Week culminated in a sold-out public event at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater celebrating the achievement of the nominees in the Hair and Makeup category hosted by Branch Governor Leonard Engelman. This is one of my favorite symposiums of Oscar Week and AMPAS really outdid themselves this year when they surprised the audience with the appearances of Meryl Streep and Glenn Close. Met with standing ovations, the actresses spent a lot of time on Saturday in support of the Hair and Makeup nominees behind THE IRON LADY and ALBERT NOBBS. Close, Streep and the teams discussed the colloborative processes and presented film clips, photographs and models of their work.

To watch the event in its entirety, click HERE (http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2012/02/makeup.html)

On the ALBERT NOBBS team, Glenn Close graciously said, “When it looked like we were going to make the movie, I had to convince myself that we could create this other person. The moment I looked up and it wasn’t me – I realized it would be possible. I realized what that face could do. I can’t tell you how excited I am that they’re sitting here today being recognized with a nomination. I wouldn’t have done it without them.”

(From left to right) Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep, with Make Up Artists J. Roy Helland and Mark Coulier, “The Iron Lady”, at the Make Up symposium for the 84th Academy Awards held in the Grand Lobby of the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA.

Meryl Streep was just as effluent with her praise of THE IRON LADY nominees. “The secret and balance and successfulness of how much and how little they did, creates the similarity to Margaret Thatcher and is a true testament to their work. To live through the makeup really helped … mostly with the other actors. There was never a hesistation. In 20 years I’ve never been able to walk in London as myself, but I could walk straight down the street with no notice. I’m so grateful to all their masterful work.”

THE 2011 NOMINEES ARE:

Makeup
  • “Albert Nobbs” – Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ – Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin
  • “The Iron Lady” – Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

(From left to right) Make Up Artists Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle, “Albert Nobbs” at a Make Up symposium for the 84th Academy Awards held in the Grand Lobby of the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA.

(From left to right) Make Up Artists Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, “The Iron Lady” at a Make Up symposium for the 84th Academy Awards held in the Grand Lobby of the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements in 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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1 Comment

  1. Jack Spurney

    February 27, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Loved this event last Saturday. Having a direct relationship with motion pictures through my Uncle Victor Jory and his wife and my Aunt Jean Inness I feel a special kinship with the industry. Thank you so much for a very special and extremely well done and classy event!

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