Oscars 2021: Makeup and Hairstyling–Shortlist of 10 Films

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has announced the shortlists in 10 categories for the upcoming 94th Oscars ceremony.

The shortlist voting concluded on December 15, and the remaining ones will move on to the official phase one voting.

Nominations voting begins on Thursday, January 27, and ends on Tuesday, February 1.

The official credits and nominees for all the films will be announced, with the rest of the Oscar nominations on Tuesday, February 8.

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • “Coming 2 America” (Amazon Studios)
  • “Cruella” (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • “Cyrano” (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
  • “Dune” (Warner Bros)
  • “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” (Searchlight Pictures)
  • “House of Gucci” (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
  • “Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight Pictures)
  • “No Time to Die” (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
  • “The Suicide Squad” (Warner Bros)
  • “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)

It’s a fantastic showing for MGM/United Artists Releasing, which landed three spots in the field of 10 — “Cyrano,” “House of Gucci” and surprisingly, “No Time to Die.” In addition, the expected frontrunner “Dune” made the cut, along with its Warner Bros counterpart “The Suicide Squad,” Whose original predecessor, which was helmed by David Ayer, won this category.

Unanticipated entries include Amazon Studios’ “Coming 2 America,” which could be a good signal for Ruth E. Carter in costume design.

The hair and makeup artisans always leave off some expected frontrunners and contenders. This year that seems to be Amazon Studios’ “Being the Ricardos” and the work done on Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. In contrast, Searchlight Pictures’ “The French Dispatch” was left off, which is unexpected considering their previous love for Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” It also seems that the transformation of Kristen Stewart into Princess Diana didn’t impress the branch, as the film was also overlooked.

All members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view seven-minute excerpts and interviews with the artists from each shortlisted film on Sunday, Jan. 30. In addition, branch members will vote to nominate five films.