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Makeup Nominees to Add Glamour to Oscar Week Event

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

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 12:00pm
Beverly Hills