Illinois Native Tami Lane Oscar Nominated for THAUJ Make-up and Hairstyling, February 20, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #366)

I am so ecstatic that Illinois Native Tami Lane (right, pictured with Richard Armitage) and TamiLaneandRichardArmitageTHAUJFeb1813StateJournalRegisterSpfldIL_ShrpHiRescolleagues are nominated for an Oscar for their Make-up and Hairstyling work on “The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey” (THAUJ).  She created the makeup for Thorin Oakenshield (portrayed by Richard Armitage) and Dwalin (portrayed by Graham McTavish).

I think Ms. Lane–who earned an Oscar in 2006 for her work on “The Chronicles of Narnia”–did an outstanding job designing and then creating the look of Thorin and Dwalin for THAUJ!

Here are before and after shots of the actors for you to decide for yourself:

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Richard Armitage
                                                       as Thorin Oakenshield (cropped)

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Graham McTavish                                                                         as Dwalin

The transformations of these two actors–from men to Dwarfs–are simply amazing!  As an Illinois girl myself, I will be rooting for Tami Lane to win the Oscar for Make-up and Hair Styling on THAUJ!

For more about “The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey”–and great Oscar Nominee questionnaire responses–visit the Oscars site for Lane and her co-nominees.

To close, I will leave you with this stirring fan made video “Heart of Courage ~ Thorin Oakenshield” by TatyanaOracle:

Nota Bene:  Thanks to Alley Castro who tweeted the link to the State Journal Register article–for “Peoria native in contention for second makeup Oscar” by Danielle Hatch of GateHouse News Service, February 18, 2013–that appeared in The Richard Armitage Daily yesterday, which is where I saw the link.

The article by Danielle Hatch had earlier appeared in the Peoria Journal Star on February 13, 2013 titled “Tami Lane has sights on second Oscar with work on ‘Hobbit’”.


About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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12 Responses to Illinois Native Tami Lane Oscar Nominated for THAUJ Make-up and Hairstyling, February 20, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #366)

  1. april73 says:

    I hope that she will have the Oscar, she deserves it because she does a wonderful job with “The Hobbit”. :-)


  2. 2/20/13–TORN (The One Ring Net) has a post about THAUJ’s 9 nominations for the Saturn Awards:

    Congrats to those nominated! Among the nominees are THAUJ’s Make-up Team!


  3. 2/21/13–Thanks to Inge the “Crispin’s Eclipse” blogger for sharing this link to the moving final scene of THAUJ (in a video by thepetrificustotalus):

    I have seen THAUJ three times now–2D 24 fps, 3D 24 fps, and 3D 48 fps–and the film takes my breath away every time. I have my dvd copy on order, but I think I am going to have to see THAUJ in the theatres at 3D one more time because the visuals and sound of the theatre experience is so extraordinary.


  4. 2/22/13–And here is a link to a lovely Thorin collage by Megan Keenan:

    Thanks to Teresa A for sharing the link!


  5. 2/23/13–Servetus found another great picture of Tami Lane and Richard Armitage and posted it today. Awww! Here is that link:


  6. 2/23/13–Thanks to Brigitta for sharing this of Richard Armitage talking about the process of the makeup people creating Thorin’s facial look and RA’s reaction to it:

    “Richard Armitage Exclusive Interview by Monsieur Hollywood” in a video by monsieur2hollywood


  7. 2/24/13–The Academy had a nearly 2 hour presentation on February 23, 2013 featuring and highlighting the work of this year’s Make-up and Hairstyling nominees–including Tami Lane for her work on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”.

    “Oscar Celebrates: Makeup and Hairstyling” by Oscars (official)


  8. 2/24/13–Here is the link to the Oscars 2013 Nominees listing:


  9. May 23, 2013–Here is another interesting article about the Hobbit Dwarves makeup that I happened upon. There are quotes from Tami Lane and mentions about Richard Armitage’s makeup as Thorin Oakenshield.

    “The Hobbit: Creating the characters”
    By Janetta Mackay
    The New Zealand Herald
    10:30 AM Thursday Nov 22, 2012


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