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Digital Editing Threatens Best Makeup Oscar

Digital Editing Threatens the Academy Award For Best Makeup

The Oscars have had an award for best makeup for 30 years, but apparently thanks to digital editing, knowing what's the work of a makeup artist is increasingly difficult. So now, Academy members are asking movie crews about the amount of digital editing used, having them give presentations on their techniques and even requesting photographic proof that makeup and prosthetics were applied by hand. For Meryl Streep's role in The Iron Lady, for example, makeup artist Mark Coulier transformed the actress into Margaret Thatcher but found himself answering questions from the Academy to ensure that all the film's makeup magic came from him, not from postproduction. So will computer generated imagery make movie makeup obsolete? It seems unlikely but as the Academy puts a more watchful eye on the value and talent of makeup artists, the bar has definitely been raised.

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