After all these years of barely making the short bus we've finally made a short list! Yes, this past Saturday, the Academy of Oscar announced that seven films are in the running for nomination status in the category of "Makeup and Hairstyling", including Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. They'll be narrowing down to three nominations for the final award presentation, but we already know in our heart of hearts that if it wasn't for Tony Gardner and his premiere Alterian Inc. crew of Stephen Prouty, Will Huff, Bart Mixon, and Jamie Gellman, we never would have been able to make this film. In all the months and months of pranking, nary once did a single third party call out or suspect the makeup effects. If anything it was Knoxville's trademark voice that tipped the dubious scales, and, okay, so maybe a few people thought Gloria, a/k/a Spike Jonze, was a transvestite, but even then they were still convinced he was an elderly male transvestite!
(Photo by Sean Cliver; Burbank, California 2013)