Lifetime Achievement Award for Dick Smith

The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (IATSE Local 706) has announced the return of their Guild awards show with the 2014 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards, to be held 15 February.

Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are reporting that Dick Smith will receive the Make-up Artists Lifetime Achievement Award at the Make-up Artists and Hair Stylist Guild Awards. The Award will be presented by Rick Baker.

Nominations for the Artisan Awards honouring Hollywood makeup artists and hair stylists for outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theatre will be announced on 13 January.


37th Saturn Awards

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films have announced the winners of the 37th Annual Saturn Awards. The awards ceremony will be held in June 2011.

The Saturn Award for Best Makeup went to:
The Wolf Man
Rick Baker & Dave Elsey.

The biggest winner was Inception: Best Science Fiction Film; Best Director; Best Writing; Best Music; Best Special Effects. Black Swan won Best Actress and Best supporting Actress. Fringe won Best Network Series and Best TV Actress. Do I detect a common WTF is going on theme?

Tribute to Dick Smith

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding a Special Tribute for Dick Smith to honour his lifetime contribution to the makeup profession.

The ceremony will be held  on 17 June at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles. Rick Baker will serve as Master of Ceremonies and speakers will include: Greg Cannom, Mike Elizalde, Kevin Haney, Hal Holbrook, and Guillermo Del Toro. This once in a lifetime event will be open to the general public.

Wonderful, appropriate and about bloody time!

80th Oscars: the nominees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just announced the three nominations for the 8oth Academy Awards.

The nominees for Best Makeup are:
La Môme / La Vie en Rose
Didier Lavergne and Jan Archibald
Rick Baker and Kazuhiro Tsuji
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Ve Neill and Martin Samuel.

The Academy Awards ceremony will be held on 24 February — unless it goes the way of the Golden Globes.

Myself, I’d have voted for 300 in preference to Norbit for a nomination, but I am cheering for La Môme (and Marion Cotillard) for the award.

By the way it’s good to know the Razzies have made some excellent choices with lots of nominations for Eddie Murphy and Lindsay Lohan. Having just watched I Know Who Killed Me on DVD, I can only endorse their assessment of it as the ‘most fabulously brainless movie since Showgirls‘ and echo their request: ‘Can I please have my hour and 50 minutes back?’