Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin

Look at any given character in “Mad Max: Fury Road” and you will see some Makeup or Hairsyling aspect given to the character, whether its bald caps or actually shaving their heads, whether its the boils on the characters begging for water, or the intense detail to the grotesque Immortan Joe, or war paint put on Furiosa whenever she rides into battle, or all the paint on the War Boys, or the bad ass look given to Tom Hardy as Max. The list goes on and on. This isn’t quantity over quality, it’s both, because there’s an attention to detail in every character and with all the originality flying around in this film, that attention shines through.

What’s its competition? “Mad Max: Fury Road” has to win Best Makeup & Hairstyling. Yes, making Leonardo DiCaprio look like he was actually mauled by a bear is impressive in “The Revenant,” but the sheer amount of time and energy that had to go into producing the aesthetic of all the characters in “Mad Max: Fury Road” is simply too much to deny. Every character has a makeup or hairstyling aspect to them and imagine day in, day out, keeping that consistent and visually appealing is a huge feat. Again, this award should absolutely go to “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Previous nominations? These are the first Academy Award nominations for Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin.

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// Produced by Doug Mitchell, George Miller, and P. J. Voeten // Directed by George Miller //
// Dated Viewed: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 // BLU-RAY //  6 films – 6 days //

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