BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Yale Law student J.D. must return to his hometown to push his mother Bev, a longtime drug addict, into entering rehab. As he deals with Bev, J.D. also wrestles with the poverty, despair and deep-seated Appalachian traditions that have shaped his family.
Having left the hillbilly Appalachian backwoods of Kentucky for rural Ohio, Mamaw deals with her addict daughter and her bright young grandson, who turns to her for guidance.
One thing working in Glenn Close’s favor is that the Academy tends to love performances where actors and actresses disappear into the role. Makeup played a big part in helping her transform for the role, but credit has to go to Close for being unrecognizable as Mamaw. Despite not altering her appearance, however, I think Yun-Jung Youn gave the more heartfelt grandmother performance. And I believe that will win over transformation.
|1982 (55th)||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||“The World According to Garp”||NOMINATED|
|1983 (56th)||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||“The Big Chill”||NOMINATED|
|1984 (57th)||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||“The Natural”||NOMINATED|
|1987 (60th)||Best Actress in a Leading Role||“Fatal Attraction”||NOMINATED|
|1989 (61st)||Best Actress in a Leading Role||“Dangerous Liaisons”||NOMINATED|
|2011 (84th)||Best Actress in a Leading Role||“Albert Nobbs”||NOMINATED|
|2018 (91st)||Best Actress in a Leading Role||“The Wife”||NOMINATED|
Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle and Patricia Dehaney
Helping an actor or actress transform for a role is a considerable makeup undertaking. For that, I feel like “Hillbilly Elegy” could end up winning. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is the pundit’s pick for the front-runner, but I could also see “Mank” making a case for the gold. Of those three, it’s a bit of a toss-up, but “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is the one that seems the more solid choice at the moment.
Eryn Krueger Mekash
|— 1st time Nominees —|
|1992 (65th)||Best Makeup||“Bram Stoker’s Dracula”||WON|
|1993 (66th)||Best Makeup||“Schindler’s List”||NOMINATED|
|1996 (69th)||Best Makeup||“Ghosts of Mississippi”||NOMINATED|
|2011 (84th)||Best Makeup||“Albert Nobbs”||NOMINATED|
|2018 (91st)||Best Makeup & Hairstyling||“Vice”||WON|
November 11, 2020
by J. D. Vance
(for language throughout, drug content and some violence)
James D. Wilcox
Jesse C. Boyd
93RD ACADEMY AWARDS | OSCARS CHALLENGE
APRIL 14, 2021