Ladies and gentlemen, I reserve the right to change my mind...especially when I feel I have made a grievous error. When I listed X-Men: First Class as my nominee for Best Makeup, I could not help but feel....odd. Certainly, Azrael was stunning, but I always felt the Mystique makeup was bizarre and the Beast makeup, while better than what Kelsey Grammer was put through, camp. But I could not commit to any of the remaining longlisters, either, and I finally realized why:
I had accidentally deleted a contender.
You see, I have an Excel spreadsheet for every movie I see, with categories for consideration included. I try to do three categories a day, so I copy all those titles, paste it into another document, and delete them as I narrow the field. And I think I mixed up the makeup sign with the Adapted atserisk, so that the contender I saw between Albert Nobbs and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was nixed....even though I've been rooting for its makeup nomination since I've seen the film.
So I'm changing a nominee, something I've never done before, because the nominees as they are do not reflect my 2011 experience. Instead of X-Men: First Class, the work done to age Jim Broadbent, de-age/transform Oliva Colman and make Meryl Streep into Margaret Thatcher will be honored. Here's the The Iron Lady's third Hollmann Award Nomination!
Full list of nominees.