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Predicting Best Makeup nominees is always a blind-man's-buff process, but the one title we can reasonably expect to show up on Tuesday morning is "The Iron Lady"; like Marion Cotillard's Edith Piaf, Meryl Streep's Margaret Thatcher is enabled by startling cosmetic and prosthetic wizardry. This has been recognized by BAFTA, but as blogger Bradley Porter, who also worked on the film, points out, credit isn't entirely being given where it's due: the only name nominated by BAFTA is chief makeup and hair designer Marese Langan, thoroughly deserving of notice -- but prosthetics designer Mark Coulier isn't on the list. Given that he's the man behind the ageing work that most wows people in this area, that's a shameful oversight. Here's hoping the Academy doesn't make the same error. [Eat Sleep Live Film]
Mark Harris predicts a Michael Fassbender snub on Tuesday morning. I have a horrible feeling he might be right. [Grantland]
S.T. Vanairsdale monitors the progress of the Consider Uggie campaign, which at this point is doing the film more good than the dog. [Movieline]
Nathaniel Rogers's ever-entertaining Film Bitch Awards continue with his Best Supporting Actor category. I sense the Academy's five won't be as interesting. [The Film Experience]
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