Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Best of 2006: Visual Effects and Makeup

Categories #8 and #9 out of 20 join the ranks, and as in the Academy, the fields are narrowed: Best Visual Effects, where elaborate CGI shares the stage with a thrilling and cost-effective fantasy, and Best Makeup, where an ounce of careful, informative, and imaginative character work is worth a pound of scenery-chewing latex.



Blogger Glenn Dunks said...

It still amazes me that the Academy's make-up branch seems terrified of awarding actual make-up and hair. Like, if it's got prosthetics it's in, but other than that? No way!

2:10 AM, January 31, 2007  
Blogger tim r said...

My own list is crawling along at a snail's pace, I'm afraid, and may have to get put on hold for as long as three weeks — I have a ridiculous amount of actual work to get done before Berlin next Wednesday. But at least I'll have you to read! Nice to see the terrific Factotum in there, and you've certainly given Pan's Labyrinth the nod it deserved. Plus, though I don't really like the look of it, I'm now really looking forward to seeing The Painted Veil, mainly in order to hear it. Keep 'em coming!

3:58 AM, January 31, 2007  
Blogger NATHANIEL R said...

fun choices and well written as always. but what i really wanna know is where are you getting those cool INLAND EMPIRE pics?

7:55 PM, January 31, 2007  
Blogger Yaseen Ali said...

Fantastic picks for Makeup; Gretchen looked delicious in Bettie Page, as did her other co-stars. Even during the B&W sequences, you could tell that the work was exemplary. And I agree with you on Cross in Scissors - I saw him the other day in Stragers with Candy playing a boorish jock, and it took me a while to recognize him.

But no mention for the efforts in creating the "Creepers" in The Descent?

10:34 AM, February 01, 2007  

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