‘Bombshell’ Dethrones ‘Vice’ for Best Makeup & Hairstyling at the Oscars

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Step aside, Vice. There’s a brand-new winner in town.

Tonight, Hollywood’s biggest stars gathered at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the 92nd annual Academy Awards. During the ceremony, Bombshell won the statuette for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

The movie was up against a slew of worthy nominees, including Joker, Judy, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and 1917.

The Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling has been around since the ’60s. Traditionally, the award is given to the cosmetologists—not the actors (natch).

Previous winners include Vice, Darkest Hour, Suicide Squad, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Dallas Buyers Club, Les Misérables, The Iron Lady, The Wolfman, Star Trek, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, La Vie en Rose, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Rick Baker (The Nutty Professor, Men in Black) currently holds the record for the most wins in this category, with a total of seven. He’s followed by Greg Cannom (Mrs. Doubtfire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) with four and Ve Neill (Beetlejuice, Ed Wood) with three.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...