Exciting news from the Academy Awards as Rick Baker and Dave Elsey have officially WON an Oscar for “Best Makeup” in Universal Pictures’ The Wolfman!!! Horror has returned to the Oscars, at least for one year…
It’s also worth noting that Natalie Portman won “Best Actress” for her stunning work in Black Swan (a film that’s not quite horror, especially after the twist), and genre fav Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and Atticus Ross won for “Best Original Score” for their work on The Social Network.
Baker received the inaugural Academy Award for Makeup for his work on An American Werewolf in London. He also created the “werecat” creature Michael Jackson transforms into in the music video “Thriller”. Subsequently, Baker has been nominated nine more times with five additional Oscars, both records in his field. Baker claims that his work on Harry and the Hendersons is one of his proudest achievements, says Wikipedia.