Seven films advance to compete for the Best Make-Up and Hairstyling Oscar. This is the category that in years past have made films like Click, Norbit and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Oscar nominees. With that a sign must be expressed before reading the list. The films advancing are:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Theory of Everything
Aw, relief, sort of. Nothing too extreme or embarrassing to report, even though The Amazing Spider-Man 2 still sucks...and Maleficent and Noah (one was expected, the other, perhaps not) are meh, at best, even considering strong presumably CGI-enhanceddesign elements. Strangely no Into the Woods, no Unbroken (all the wound make-up) and, shudder, no Snowpiercer, a film that should (but won't) deal with the technical branches of the Academy. At least Tilda Swinton showed up in some form.