I am so ecstatic that Illinois Native Tami Lane (right, pictured with Richard Armitage) and colleagues 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:
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’”.