Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling

entertainment award

The Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling is the Oscar given to the best achievement in makeup and hair-styling for movies. Usually, only three movies are nominated each year rather than five as in most categories.

Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
First awarded1981
Most recent winnerSergio Lopez-Rivera
Mia Neal
Jamika Wilson
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

In 2012, the category was renamed to Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.[1][2]

Special Achievement Awards


Before 1981, Special Achievement Oscars were twice awarded to makeup artists for their work on a specific movie:



Starting in 1993, the award is to be shared with hairstylists if hair effects "contribute greatly to the appearance and effect of the characters".[3]

Winners and nominees


The winners are in bold text with a blue background.

Year Movie Nominees
1981 (54th) An American Werewolf in London Rick Baker
Heartbeeps Stan Winston
1982 (55th) Gandhi Tom Smith
Quest for Fire Sarah Monzani
Michèle Burke
1984 (57th) Amadeus Paul LeBlanc
Dick Smith
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Rick Baker
Paul Engelen
2010 Michael Westmore
1985 (58th) The Color Purple Ken Chase
Mask Michael Westmore
Zoltan Elek
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Carl Fullerton
1986 (59th) The Clan of the Cave Bear Michael Westmore
Michèle Burke
The Fly Chris Walas
Stephan Dupuis
Legend Rob Bottin
Peter Robb-King
1987 (60th) Happy New Year Bob Laden
Harry and the Hendersons Rick Baker
1988 (61st) Beetlejuice Ve Neill
Steve La Porte
Robert Short
Coming to America Rick Baker
Scrooged Tom Burman
Bari Dreiband-Burman
1989 (62nd) The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Maggie Weston
Fabrizio Sforza
Dad Dick Smith
Ken Diaz
Greg Nelson
Driving Miss Daisy Manlio Rocchetti
Lynn Barber
Kevin Haney
Year Movie Nominees
1990 (63rd) Cyrano de Bergerac Michèle Burke
Jean-Pierre Eychenne
Dick Tracy John Caglione, Jr.
Doug Drexler
Edward Scissorhands Ve Neill
Stan Winston
1991 (64th) Hook Christina Smith
Monty Westmore
Greg Cannom
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Michael Mills
Edward French
Richard Snell
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Stan Winston
Jeff Dawn
1992 (65th) Batman Returns Ve Neill
Ronnie Specter
Stan Winston
Bram Stoker's Dracula Greg Cannom
Michèle Burke
Matthew W. Mungle
Hoffa Ve Neill
Greg Cannom
John Blake
1993 (66th) Mrs. Doubtfire Greg Cannom
Ve Neill
Yolanda Toussieng
Philadelphia Carl Fullerton
Alan D'Angerio
Schindler's List Christina Smith
Matthew Mungle
Judy Alexander Cory
1994 (67th) Ed Wood Rick Baker
Ve Neill
Yolanda Toussieng
Forrest Gump Daniel C. Striepeke
Hallie D'Amore
Judith A. Cory
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Daniel Parker
Paul Engelen
Carol Hemming
1995 (68th) Braveheart Peter Frampton
Paul Pattison
Lois Burwell
My Family, Mi Familia Ken Diaz
Mark Sanchez
Roommates Greg Cannom
Bob Laden
Colleen Callaghan
1996 (69th) Ghosts of Mississippi Matthew W. Mungle
Deborah La Mia Denaver
The Nutty Professor Rick Baker
David LeRoy Anderson
Star Trek: First Contact Michael Westmore
Scott Wheeler
Jake Garber
1997 (70th) Men in Black Rick Baker
David LeRoy Anderson
Mrs. Brown Lisa Westcott
Veronica Brebner
Beverley Binda
Titanic Tina Earnshaw
Greg Cannom
Simon Thompson
1998 (71st) Elizabeth Jenny Shircore
Saving Private Ryan Lois Burwell
Conor O'Sullivan
Daniel C. Striepeke
Shakespeare in Love Lisa Westcott
Veronica Brebner
1999 (72nd) Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Michèle Burke
Mike Smithson
Bicentennial Man Greg Cannom
Life Rick Baker
Topsy-Turvy Christine Blundell
Trefor Proud
Year Movie Nominees
2000 (73rd) The Cell Michèle Burke
Edouard Henriques
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Rick Baker
Gail Ryan
Shadow of the Vampire Ann Buchanan
Amber Sibley
2001 (74th) A Beautiful Mind Greg Cannom
Colleen Callaghan
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Owen
Richard Taylor
Moulin Rouge! Maurizio Silvi
Aldo Signoretti
2002 (75th) Frida John Jackson
Beatrice De Alba
The Time Machine John M. Elliott, Jr.
Barbara Lorenz
2003 (76th) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Richard Taylor
Peter King
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Edouard Henriques III
Yolanda Toussieng
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Ve Neill
Martin Samuel
The Cat in the Hat Steve Johnson
MIke Smithson
2004 (77th) Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Valli O'Reilly
Bill Corso
The Passion of the Christ Keith VanderLaan
Christien Tinsley
The Sea Inside Jo Allen
Manuel García
2005 (78th) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Howard Berger
Tami Lane
Cinderella Man David Leroy Anderson
Lance Anderson
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Dave Elsey
Nikki Gooley
2006 (79th) Apocalypto Aldo Signoretti
Vittorio Sodano
Click Kazuhiro Tsuji
Bill Corso
Pan's Labyrinth David Martí
Montse Ribé
2007 (80th) La Vie en Rose Didier Lavergne
Jan Archibald
Norbit Rick Baker
Kazuhiro Tsuji
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Ve Neill
Martin Samuel
2008 (81st) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Greg Cannom
The Dark Knight John Caglione, Jr.
Conor O'Sullivan
Hellboy II: The Golden Army Mike Elizalde
Thom Floutz
2009 (82nd) Star Trek Barney Burman
Mindy Hall
Joel Harlow
Il Divo Aldo Signoretti
Vittorio Sodano
The Young Victoria Jon Henry Gordon
Jenny Shircore
Year Movie Nominees
2010 (83rd) The Wolfman Rick Baker
Dave Elsey
Barney's Version Adrien Morot
The Way Back Gregory Funk
Edouard F. Henriques
Yolanda Toussieng
2011 (84th) Albert Nobbs Martial Corneville
Lynn Johnson
Matthew W. Mungle
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Nick Dudman
Amanda Knight
Lisa Tomblin
The Iron Lady Mark Coulier
J. Roy Helland


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  3. "Rule Fifteen: Special Rules for the Music Awards | Rules for the 84th Academy Awards | Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2012-10-26.