The nominees for the 84th Academy Awards have been announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Here are the nominees for the Achievement in Makeup Oscar:

Oscar Watch 2012: Top three contenders, Albert Nobbs
Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs: Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston, Matthew W. Mungle

Special make-up effects designer Matthew Mungle previously won an Academy Award for Dracula; this is the first nomination for make-up department head Lynn Johnson and hairstylist Martial Corneville. For more on how they transformed Glenn Close into a woman pretending to be a man, see Issue 93 of Make-Up Artist magazine. Follow this link for a featurette on the film’s make-up and hair.

 

 

Oscar Watch 2012: Top three contenders, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II: Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin

Creature effects/make-up effects designer Nick Dudman, make-up department head Amanda Knight and hair designer Lisa Tomblin, along with their teams, created unforgettable looks for the eighth and final film in the Harry Potter series. This is the first Oscar nomination for all three; between them, they have 14 BAFTA nominations. For more on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II see Issues 92 and 93 of Make-Up Artist magazine.
Oscar Watch 2012: Top three contenders, The Iron Lady
The Iron Lady

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Iron Lady: Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland

This is the first Oscar nomination for Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, who were recognized for transforming actress Meryl Streep into former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Coulier won Emmy Awards for Arabian Nights and the 1998 mini-series Merlin, and Helland won an Emmy Award for Angels in America. See Issue 94 of Make-Up Artist magazine for more details on The Iron Lady. And click here for extra photos of the make-up work.The pre-Oscar make-up symposium, which is open to the public, will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Admission is free but tickets are required; limit two tickets per person. Tickets will be available at www.oscars.org on a first-come, first-served basis starting Feb. 1.
The 84th Academy Awards presentation will be Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. PST on ABC. Make sure to follow Make-Up Artist‘s live commentary on Twitter and Facebook.
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Albert Nobbs
photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
photo courtesy of Nick Dudman and Warner Bros. © 2011
The Iron Lady photo © 2011 The Weinstein Company