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These are the Academy Award for Makeup winners and nominees. Usually, only three films are nominated each year rather than five as in most categories. The exception is in the early 1980s, when there were only two nominees; and in 1999, when there were four nominees.

The competitive category was created in 1981, after the Academy received complaints that the make-up work in The Elephant Man (1980) was not going to be honored. No award was given to The Elephant Man however, but an entire category dedicated to honoring make-up effects in film was created for subsequent ceremonies. Previously, make-up artists were only eligible for special achievement awards for their work. Before 1981, Special Achievement Oscars were awarded to:

Starting in 1993, the award is to be shared with hairstylists if hair effects "contribute greatly to the appearance and effect of the characters..."

1980s

1990s

  • 1995 Braveheart - Peter Frampton, Paul Pattison & Lois Burwell
    • My Family - Ken Diaz & Mark Sanchez
    • Roommates - Greg Cannom, Bob Laden & Colleen Callaghan
  • 1997: Men in Black - Rick Baker & David LeRoy Anderson
    • Mrs. Brown - Lisa Westcott, Veronica Brebner & Beverley Binda
    • Titanic - Tina Earnshaw, Greg Cannom & Simon Thompson
  • 1999: Topsy-Turvy - Christine Blundell & Trefor Proud
    • Bicentennial Man - Greg Cannom
    • Life - Rick Baker
    • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - Michele Burke & Mike Smithson

2000s

  • 2003: Peter King and Richard Taylor – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    • Edouard Henriques and Yolanda Toussieng – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    • Ve Neill and Martin Samuel – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • 2005: Howard Berger and Tami LaneThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    • David Leroy Anderson and Lance Anderson – Cinderella Man
    • Dave Elsey and Nikki Gooley – Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
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