This is the second year for the Makeup and Hairstylists Guild joining the awards game, and they've been a welcome addition to the circuit. They spread their nods thin across a number of categories, but it's a good window into what this branch digs, for sure.

This year, the only two films on the Academy's bake-off list of finalists that didn't garner any recognition were "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "Noah." Meaning "Foxcatcher," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Maleficent" and "The Theory of Everything" were each represented in one form or another.

Meanwhile, "Guardians of the Galaxy" led with the most mentions at three, while "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Interstellar" and "Into the Woods" each got a pair.

As previously announced, Oscar-winning make-up artist Rick Baker and Emmy-nominated hair stylist Kathryn Blondell will receive the Guild's Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Check out the full list of nominees below, and remember to follow along at The Circuit.

Winners will be announced at the 2015 Makeup and Hairstylists Guild Awards will be held on Feb. 15.


Best Contemporary Makeup

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
Make-Up Artists: Allan Apone, Nicole Sortillon and Lisa Rocco (Petition)

"Gone Girl"
Make-Up Artists: Kate Biscoe and Gigi Williams

"Guardians of the Galaxy"
Make-Up Artist: Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou

Make-Up Artists: Luisa Abel and Jay Wejebe

Make-Up Artists: Donald Mowat and Malanie Romero

Best Period and/or Character Makeup

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"
Make-Up Artists: Ve Neill, Nikoletta Skarlatos and Conor McCullagh (Petition)

"Into the Woods"
Make-Up Artist: Peter Swords King

"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Make-Up Artists: Frances Hannon and Julie Dartnell

"The Theory of Everything"
Make-Up Artists: Jan Sewell and Lesley Smith

Make-Up Artists: Toni G. and Nik Dorning

Best Special Effects Makeup

Make-Up Artists: Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard

"Guardians of the Galaxy"
Make-Up Artist: David White

"Into the Woods" (Meryl Streep Witch Prosthetics)
Make-Up Artists: J. Roy Helland (Personal) and Matthew Smith (Prosthetics)

Make-Up Artists: Rick Baker, Toni G. and Arjen Tuiten (Petition)

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
Make-Up Artist: Gino Acevedos

Best Contemporary Hairstyling

Hair Stylists: Jerry Popolis and Kat Drazen

"Guardians of the Galaxy"
Hair Stylist: Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou

Hair Stylists: Patricia Dehaney and Jose L. Zamora

"St. Vincent"
Hair Stylist: Suzy Mazzarese-Allison

"Winter's Tale"
Hair Stylists: Alan D'Angerio and Jasen Sica

Best Period and/or Character Hairstyling

"Get on Up"
Hair Stylists: Carla Farmer and Shannon Bakeman

"Into the Woods"
Hair Stylists: Peter Swords King and J. Roy Helland

Hair Stylists: Melissa Forney and Pierce Austin

"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Hair Stylists: Frances Hannon and Julie Dartnell

"The Theory of Everything"
Hair Stylists: Jan Sewell and Agnes Legere

(TV awards on the next page.)

Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.