Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs
Photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions Glenn Close as Albert Nobbs

On Jan. 9, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the seven films that remain in the running for this year’s Achievement in Makeup Oscar. Among the contenders is Albert Nobbs, which is directed by Rodrigo García and stars Glenn Close as a woman who disguises herself as a man to find work in 19th-century Dublin.

Special make-up effects artist Matthew Mungle designed the film’s prosthetics, which were applied by make-up department head Lynn Johnson. Below is a featurette on Close’s make-up and hair in Albert Nobbs.

For complete details on the Oscar contenders, pick up Issue 93 and Issue 94 of Make-Up Artist magazine. And visit this site soon for coverage of the 84th Academy Awards make-up Oscar finalists.

The 84th Academy Awards will air Feb. 26 on ABC. Check local listings for show times.