Makeup nominees partake in Oscar Week event

Jan 30, 2009 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Symposium, a program spotlighting the work of the 2008 Academy Award® nominees in the Makeup category, on Saturday, February 21, at 2:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The program, moderated by Academy governor Leonard Engelman, will feature a discussion of the nominees’ creative process as well as present film clips, photographs and models of their work.

The 2008 Makeup nominees are:

  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Greg Cannom, special makeup creator and applicator
  • “The Dark Knight,” John Caglione, Jr., Heath Ledger’s makeup artist; Conor O’Sullivan, prosthetic supervisor
  • “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” Mike Elizalde, creative and makeup effects designer; Thom Floutz, Abe Sapien makeup artist

Admission is free, but advance tickets are required and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets can be obtained online at, by mail, or at the Academy’s box office during regular business hours beginning Monday, February 2, at 9 a.m.

The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For more information, please call the Academy at (310) 247-3600 or visit