Rule Fourteen: Special Rules for the Makeup and Hairstyling Award

  1. DEFINITION
    Makeup and hairstyling refer to any change in the appearance of a performer’s face, hair, or body created by the application of cosmetics, three-dimensional materials, prosthetic appliances, or wigs and hairpieces, applied directly to the performer’s face or body.

    Makeup and hairstyling, as achievements or crafts, shall be determined by the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Executive Committee.
  2. ELIGIBILITY AND VOTING
    1. Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch members of the Academy shall attend meetings to review a Reminder List of all eligible motion pictures.  Selected credited makeup artists and hairstylists of the motion pictures under consideration for the Makeup and Hairstyling award shall be required to provide the committee with written descriptions explaining the procedures used to create the makeup and hairstyling achievements, and the names and titles of the primary individuals – not to exceed three in number – directly involved with, and principally responsible for, the makeup and hairstyles achieved.
      No more than two statuettes will normally be given in the Makeup and Hairstyling category.  On occasion, a third statuette may be awarded when there are three primary and essential contributors to the achievement.
    2. The Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch members shall meet to cast secret ballots to select   seven motion pictures to be considered for the Makeup and Hairstyling award.  A minimum of 15 eligible voters shall constitute a quorum for the selection of achievements to be considered further.  Recommendations will be made to the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Executive Committee for specific individual achievements from each picture to be considered for the award.
    3. The executive committee will request that producers provide opportunities to view their motion pictures through advance screenings or screeners.  This is especially encouraged in instances where a film will be released after the selection meeting to determine the seven pictures that will be considered for nomination.  If, and only if, the film is not available by two weeks prior to the selection meeting, excerpts may be submitted. 
    4. The producers, or directors, and responsible makeup artists and hairstylists of the motion pictures selected for Awards consideration shall be required to provide the committee with film or digital excerpts of selected scenes showing the achievements. If a motion picture is shortlisted, the Academy will provide a list of format requirements. Excerpts must be from the final release version of the motion pictures and shall not exceed ten minutes in total running time.  All elements of the excerpt should be presented exactly as they appeared in the final release version of the motion picture and should focus on the makeup and hairstyling achievements under consideration.  Each excerpt must start and finish without an editorial or sound blend between excerpts.  If the clip does not meet these requirements, it will not be shown.
    5. For nomination purposes, eligibility of the contributor(s) to the makeup and/or hairstyling achievement shall be determined by the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Executive Committee no later than one week prior to the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch members’ voting screening as described in Paragraph II.F below.
    6. Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch members shall meet to screen the excerpts from the motion pictures (see Paragraph II.D above).  All Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch members who have seen all seven of the shortlisted films will receive ballots and shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than three motion pictures.  The three pictures receiving the highest number of votes shall become the nominations for final voting for the Makeup and Hairstyling award.
    7. Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch members unable to attend the voting screening, but who have seen all the motion pictures under consideration, will receive ballots by mail.  These ballots must be returned no later than the day preceding the voting screening.
    8. Final voting for the Makeup and Hairstyling award shall be restricted to active and life Academy members.
    9. Such other rules or modifications as may be necessary for the proper conduct of this award shall be adopted by the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Executive Committee, subject to the approval of the Academy Board of Governors.
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