On Dec. 14, the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the long list of films in contention for the 2014 Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar. Make-Up Artist magazine highlighted all of these films in Issues 100, 102, 103, 105 and 106—and on makeupmag.com. Here are the possible nominees:

Oscar Watch 2014: American Hustle
Amy Adams as Sydney Prosser in American Hustle. Photo MA archive

American Hustle (make-up and hairstyling for the film in its entirety)Evelyne Noraz (make-up department head)
Kathrine Gordon (hair department head)


Oscar Watch 2014: Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club. Photo by Anne Marie Fox, courtesy of Focus Features

Dallas Buyers Club (make-up and hairstyling for the film in its entirety)

Robin Mathews (make-up department head)
Adruitha Lee (hair department head)


Oscar Watch 2014: The Great Gatsby
Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. Photo © 2013 Warner Bros. Ent. All rights reserved

The Great Gatsby (make-up and hairstyling for the film in its entirety)

Maurizio Silvi (make-up designer)
Lesley Vanderwalt (additional make-up and hair designer/supervisor)
Kery Warn (hair designer)


Oscar Watch 2014: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Famke Janssen as Muriel in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Photo courtesy of Spectral Motion

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (make-up and hairstyling for the witches characters)

Mike Elizalde (creature and make-up effects designer)
Lufeng Qu (prosthetic make-up designer)

Previously covered in Make-Up Artist’s Issue 100 tablet edition


Oscar Watch 2014: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Photo by Murray Close © 2013 Lionsgate

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (make-up and hairstyling for the film in its entirety)

Ve Neill (make-up designer and department head)
Linda Flowers (hair and wig designer and department head)


Oscar Watch 2014: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Johnny Knoxville as Irving Zisman in Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. Photo by Sean Cliver © MMXIII Paramount Pictures Corporation. All rights reserved

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (make-up and hairstyling for the Irving Zisman character)

Steve Prouty (head make-up effects artist)

Follow the link for the full story on the film’s make-up.


Oscar Watch 2014: The Lone Ranger
Johnny Depp as Tonto in The Lone Ranger. Photo courtesy of Joel Harlow

The Lone Ranger (make-up and hairstyling for the film in its entirety)

Joel Harlow (make-up department head and personal make-up artist to Johnny Depp)
Gloria Pasqua Casny (hair department head)

Follow the link for our coverage of the old-age make-up.


All members of the academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will view 10-minute excerpts from each film and vote to nominate three finalists for Oscar consideration at the annual bake-off event on Jan. 11. The awards nominations will be announced live Jan. 16 at 5:30 a.m. PST. Return to makeupmag.com for the latest coverage of the 2014 Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar race.