The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 85th Academy Awards nominations. Here are the nominees for the Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar:

Oscar Watch 2013: Nominees for Hitchcock
Howard Berger and Peter Montagna with Athony Hopkins Photo courtesy of Berger

Hitchcock: Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel

Special make-up effects artist Howard Berger (FAR LEFT) won an Oscar for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; this is the first Oscar nomination for special make-up effects artist Peter Montagna (NEAR LEFT). Hair department head Martin Samuel has two previous Oscar nominations: for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2004) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2008). For more on how the artists transformed actor Anthony Hopkins into Alfred Hitchcock, see Issue 99 and Issue 100 of Make-Up Artist magazine.

Oscar Watch 2013: Nominees, The Hobbit
Cast of The Hobbit Photo by James Fisher, courtesy of Warner Bros.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane

Make-up/hair designer Peter Swords King won an Academy Award for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2004); this is the first nomination for key make-up artist and hair supervisor Rick Findlater. Prosthetics supervisor Tami Lane won an Oscar for her work on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. See Issue 100 of Make-Up Artist for more on The Hobbit make-up.

Oscar Watch 2013: Nominees, Les Misérables
Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables Les Misérables photo by Laurie Sparham ©2013 Universal Pictures

Les Misérables: Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

This is the third Oscar nomination for make-up/hair designer Lisa Westcott, who was nominated for Mrs. Brown (1998) and Shakespeare in Love (1999). This is the first Academy Award nomination for make-up and hair artist Julie Dartnell. Pick up Issue 100 of Make-Up Artist for more about Les Misérables make-up.

The pre-Oscar make-up and hairstyling symposium, which is open to the public, will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The 85th Academy Awards presentation will be Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. PST on ABC. Follow Make-Up Artist’s live commentary on Twitter and Facebook.

Howard Berger and Tami Lane will be keynote speakers at IMATS Los Angeles. For details, click