Oscar Week: Makeup And Hairstyling Event
Oscar Week concluded on Saturday with the final event – the Makeup and Hairstyling symposium.
The Academy celebrated the artists nominated for the Makeup and Hairstyling award in the 10th annual event spotlighting this category, which celebrated its 35th anniversary this year.
The makeup artists and hairstylists nominated for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, THE 100-YEAR-OLD-MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED and THE REVENANT joined makeup artist and former Academy governor Leonard Engelman to discuss their work on the three films, and presented photographs and displays to demonstrate their craft.
Watch the entire event below.
While on a danger-laden journey through the American wilderness in the early 1800s, frontiersman Hugh Glass is badly mauled by a grizzly and abandoned by his fellow trappers. Barely surviving his wounds, Glass is driven by thoughts of his family and a desire for revenge as he endures the frigid winter and pursues the men who left him for dead.
These are the first Academy Award nominations for Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini.
The artists told the audience inside the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre that working on Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s epic film proved to be a challenge – especially in the cold temperatures and natural light. The much-talked about Bear Attack took intricate and large appliances to Leonardo DiCaprio’s face and body to give the appearance of deadly injuries.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Years after an apocalypse has devastated the world, Australia has become a wasteland ruled by outlaws hoarding fuel, water and other resources. Desperate to escape a tyrant called Immortan Joe, loner Max Rockatansky joins forces with Imperator Furiosa, who is fleeing from Joe and his fanatical followers with a precious cargo that she has smuggled from Joe’s stronghold.
Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin, all first time nominees, said it took 45 artists to apply the daily makeup and prosthetics. Charlize Theron’s black forehead makeup was inspired by African tribal photos. Director George Miller asked for the breathing apparatus for Immortan Joe’s character. “He initially wanted cobalt blue.”
Two of these artists are presently working on PROMETHEUS 2.
THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED
After spending an eventful life amid such history-making settings as the Spanish Civil War, the development of the Manhattan Project, a Soviet gulag and the Berlin Wall, Swedish centenarian and munitions enthusiast Allan Karlsson escapes from his nursing home and goes on an adventure involving a suitcase filled with loot, gangsters and an elephant named Sonya.
These are the first Academy Award nominations for Love Larson and Eva von Bahr.
Larson and von Bahr explained how each day’s makeup application took 4 1/2 hours. Their striking work began with a long process of sculpting and molding for just the right look. 10 pieces were used in the final stage on actor Robert Gustafsson. To regress the actor, facelift cream, contact lenses and a wig were used – all effective to make him look younger.
The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.