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2019 Oscar Predictions: MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING and VISUAL EFFECTS (November)

I should have had The Favourite in the top 3 last month but I’ve rectified that now. There is something almost too simple in the garishness of the Queen Anne’s makeup in the film but I think that the branch will embrace it. Plus, it has some of the best w(h)igs of the year. 

I still have Disney’ The Nutcracker and the Four Realms making it in on the sheer volume of its complex makeup and hair compositions even though the film was a critical and box office flop. That rarely comes into play in this category (see: Norbit). 

All is True, the new period piece from Kenneth Branagh debuts this month and I’m keeping my eye on Uncle Drew as a potential spoiler here. 

Black Panther moves up and if the film is a major contender it will be across the board. 

Some movement in Visual Effects with Mary Poppins Returns moving up. The inclusion of classic hand-drawn animation, including hiring old animators who hadn’t worked in decades, it could be a real contender for the win as it merges old and new and pays homage to the original. 

The shortlists will tell us a lot. Look for those next month. 

Here are my 2019 Oscar predictions in Makeup & Hairstyling and Visual Effects for November 22, 2018.


Green – moves up; Red – moves down; Blue – chart debut/re-entry

1. The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)
2. Border (Neon)
3. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Disney)

4. Vice (Annapurna)
5. Black Panther (Disney)


All is True (Sony Classics)
Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)
Mary Queen of Scots (Focus Features)
A Star is Born (Warner Bros)
Uncle Drew (Lionsgate)


At Eternity’s Gate (CBS Films)
BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)
Colette (Bleecker Street)
Vox Lux (Neon)
Destroyer (Annapurna)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner Bros)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna)
Stan and Ollie (Sony Classics)
Suspiria (Amazon)
Vox Lux (Neon)
A Wrinkle in Time (Disney)


Green – moves up; Red – moves down; Blue – chart debut/re-entry

1. Black Panther (Disney)
2. Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)
3. Ready Player One (Warner Bros)
4. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
5. Bumblebee (Paramount)


Ant-Man and the Wasp (Disney)
First Man (Universal)
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Disney)
Peter Rabbit (Sony)
Welcome to Marwen (Universal)


Annihilation (Paramount)
Aquaman (Warner Bros)
Christopher Robin (Disney)
Deadpool 2 (20th Century Fox)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner Bros)
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (Universal)
Isle of Dogs (Fox Searchlight)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal)
Pacific Rim Uprising (Universal)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney)
Venom (Sony)
A Wrinkle in Time (Disney)

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