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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING and VISUAL EFFECTS (November)

Courtesy of Netflix

Dolemite Is My Name bounces back up into the top for Makeup & Hairstyling this month as The Irishman drops down. It’s a tough call since this branch really loves its old man makeup. While the aging makeup in The Irishman is quite good (especially on Joe Pesci) they might have to really show what was makeup vs VFX throughout the film.

Here are my 2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions in Makeup & Hairstyling and Visual Effects for November 26, 2019.


Green – moves up Red – moves down Blue – new/re-entry

1. Bombshell (Lionsgate)
2. Judy (Roadside Attractions)
3. Joker (Warner Bros)
4. Dolemite Is My Name (Netflix)
5. Downton Abbey (Focus Features)

NEXT UP (alphabetical by film)

1917 (Universal)
The Aeronauts (Amazon)
The Irishman (Netflix)
Little Women (Sony/Columbia)
Rocketman (Paramount)

OTHER CONTENDERS (alphabetical by film)

Aladdin (Disney)
Avengers: Endgame (Disney)
Hustlers (STX Entertainment)
IT: Chapter Two (Warner Bros)
The King (Netflix)
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Sony/Columbia)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
Us (Universal)


Cats (Universal)
Gemini Man (Paramount)

Courtesy of Walt Disney Company

Moving The Lion King up to the top spot for Visual Effects since they made the (obvious) decision to not submit it as an animated film even though it’s 100% artificially created as any computer generated animated film is. Everything else feels good for now until we have the December shortlist and VFX nominations to give some more direction.


Green – moves up Red – moves down Blue – new/re-entry

1. The Lion King (Disney)
2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
3. Avengers: Endgame (Disney)
4. Ad Astra (20th Century Fox)
5. The Irishman (Netflix)

NEXT UP (alphabetical by film)

1917 (Universal)
The Aeronauts (Amazon)
Cats (Universal)
Gemini Man (Paramount)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony)

OTHER CONTENDERS (alphabetical by film)

Alita: Battle Angel (20th Century Fox)
Aladdin (Disney)
Captain Marvel (Disney)
Dumbo (Disney)
Ford v Ferrari (20th Century Fox)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Warner Bros)
Midway (Lionsgate)
Pokemon Detective Pikachu (Warner Bros)
Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount/20th Century Fox)

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