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Saturn Award for Best Make-up

Saturn Award for Best Make-Up
Awarded for Best make-up of the year for a genre film
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films
First awarded 1974
Currently held by Joel Harlow, Monica Huppert for Star Trek Beyond (2017)

The Saturn Award for Best Make-up is one of the annual awards given by the American Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. The Saturn Awards, which are the oldest film-specialized awards to reward science fiction, fantasy, and horror achievements (the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation is the oldest award for science fiction and fantasy films), included the category for the first time at the 2nd Saturn Awards for the 1973 film year, eight years before the creation of the Academy Award for Best Makeup.[1]

Rick Baker holds the record for most wins with seven, and for the most nominations with seventeen.

Winners and nominees

"†" indicates an Academy Award-winning movie on the same category.

"‡" indicates an Academy Award-nominated movie on the same category.


Year Makeup artist(s) Motion Picture
Dick Smith The Exorcist
William J. Tuttle Young Frankenstein
William J. Tuttle Logan's Run
Rick Baker, Stuart Freeborn Star Wars
Bob Westmoreland, Thomas R. Burman, Carlo Rambaldi Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Thomas R. Burman Demon Seed
John Chambers The Island of Dr. Moreau
Dick Smith The Sentinel
William J. Tuttle, Rick Baker The Fury
Lee Harman, Vincent Callaghan, Lynn Donahue Eyes of Laura Mars
Thomas R. Burman, Edouard F. Henriques Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Joe McKinney, Thomas R. Burman The Manitou
Stan Winston The Wiz
William J. Tuttle Love at First Bite
Pat Hay Alien
Tom Savini Dawn of the Dead
Peter Robb-King Dracula
Fred B. Phillips, Janna Phillips, Ve Neill Star Trek: The Motion Picture


Year Makeup artist(s) Motion Picture
Dick Smith Altered States
Dick Smith Scanners
Sue Dolph, Steve Neill, Rick Stratton Battle Beyond the Stars
Rob Bottin, Rick Baker The Howling
Colin Booker Fade to Black
Giannetto De Rossi Zombi 2
Rick Baker An American Werewolf in London
Stan Winston Dead & Buried
Ken Chase Escape from New York
Basil Newall, Anna Dryhurst Excalibur
Stan Winston Heartbeeps
Dorothy J. Pearl Poltergeist
José Antonio Sánchez Conan the Barbarian
Sue Dolph Forbidden World
Hatsuo Nagatomo The House Where Evil Dwells
Werner Keppler, James Lee McCoy Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Phil Tippett, Stuart Freeborn Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Dick Smith, Carl Fullerton The Hunger
James R. Scribner Nightmares
Gary Liddiard, James R. Scribner Something Wicked This Way Comes
Ken Brooke Strange Invaders
Stan Winston The Terminator
Giannetto De Rossi Dune
Greg LaCava Gremlins
Tom Smith Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Robert J. Schiffer Splash
Tom Savini Day of the Dead
Chris Walas Enemy Mine
Rob Bottin Explorers
Anthony Doublin, John Naulin, John Carl Buechler Re-Animator
William Munns The Return of the Living Dead
Chris Walas The Fly
Peter Robb-King Aliens
John Carl Buechler, John Naulin, Anthony Doublin, Mark Shostrom From Beyond
Rob Bottin Legend
Wes Dawn, Jeff Dawn, James Lee McCoy Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Rob Bottin, Stephan Dupuis RoboCop
Mark Shostrom Evil Dead II
Rick Baker Harry and the Hendersons
Bob Keen Hellraiser
Greg Cannom, Ve Neill, Steve La Porte The Lost Boys
Kevin Yagher, Mark Shostrom, R. Christopher Biggs A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Ve Neill, Steve La Porte, Robert Short Beetlejuice
John M. Elliott, Jr., Stan Winston Alien Nation
R. Christopher Biggs, Sheri Short Critters 2: The Main Course
Mark Shostrom Phantasm II
David LeRoy Anderson, Lance Anderson The Serpent and the Rainbow
Bob Keen Waxwork
John Caglione Jr., Doug Drexler, Cheri Minns Dick Tracy
Maggie Weston, Fabrizio Sforza The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Ken Chase, Michael Mills, Kenny Myers Back to the Future Part II
Paul Engelen, Lynda Armstrong, Nick Dudman Batman
Tony Gardner, Larry Hamlin Darkman
Stephan Dupuis, Dennis Pawlik, Jo-Anne Smith-Ojeil, Jayne Dancose The Fly II
Bob Keen, Geoffrey Portass Nightbreed
Rob Bottin, Jeff Dawn, Craig Berkeley, Robin Weiss Total Recall
John Stephenson (The Creature Shop) The Witches


Year Makeup artist(s) Motion Picture
Carl Fullerton, Neal Martz The Silence of the Lambs
Gordon J. Smith Body Parts
John Vulich, Everett Burrell Night of the Living Dead
David B. Miller Nothing but Trouble
Stan Winston, Scott H. Eddo Predator 2
Stan Winston, Jeff Dawn Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Stan Winston, Ve Neill Batman Returns
Greg Cannom, Matthew W. Mungle, Michèle Burke Dracula
Bob Keen (Image Animation) Candyman
Dick Smith, Kevin Haney Death Becomes Her
Bob Keen Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Steve Johnson Highway to Hell
Michael Mills, Edward French Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Kevin Haney Addams Family Values
(K.N.B. EFX Group Inc., Alterian Inc.) Army of Darkness
John Vulich, Everett Burrell The Dark Half
Screaming Mad George, Steve Johnson (Alterian Inc.) Freaked
Kevin Yagher, Mitchell J. Coughlin Man's Best Friend
Jeff Goodwin, Vincent J. Guastini, Rob Burman Super Mario Bros.
Bob Keen Warlock: The Armageddon
Rick Baker, Ve Neill Ed Wood
Stan Winston, Michèle Burke Interview with the Vampire
Greg Cannom The Mask
Daniel Parker, Paul Engelen Frankenstein
Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr. The Santa Clause
Rick Baker Wolf
Jean Ann Black, Rob Bottin Se7en
Rick Baker, Ve Neill, Yolanda Toussieng Batman Forever
(K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.) From Dusk till Dawn
(K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.) In the Mouth of Madness
Nick Dudman, Chris Cunningham Judge Dredd
Steve Johnson, Bill Corso, Kenny Myers Species
Rick Baker, David LeRoy Anderson The Nutty Professor
Rick Baker, Richard Taylor The Frighteners
Stan Winston, Shane Mahan The Island of Dr. Moreau
Jenny Shircore, Peter Owen Mary Reilly
Michael Westmore, Scott Wheeler, Jake Garber Star Trek: First Contact
Greg Cannom Thinner
Rick Lazzarini, Gordon J. Smith Mimic
David Atherton, Kevin Yagher Face/Off
Rick Baker, David LeRoy Anderson, Katherine James Men in Black
Ve Neill, Jeff Dawn Batman & Robin
Cindy J. Williams (K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.) Spawn
Luigi Rocchetti, Neal Martz The Devil's Advocate
Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger Vampires
Greg Cannom, Michael Germain Blade
Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr., Michael Mills, Greg Nelson The X-Files: Fight the Future
Bob McCarron, Lesley Vanderwalt, Lynn Wheeler Dark City
Peter Robb-King Lost in Space
Michael Westmore Star Trek: Insurrection
Nick Dudman, Aileen Seaton The Mummy
Stan Winston, Hallie D'Amore, Ve Neill Galaxy Quest
Nikki Gooley, Bob McCarron, Wendy Sainsbury The Matrix
Fae Hammond Ravenous
Kevin Yagher, Peter Owen Sleepy Hollow
Paul Engelen, Sue Love, Nick Dudman Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace


Year Makeup artist(s) Motion Picture
Rick Baker, Gail Rowell-Ryan How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Rick Baker, Nena Smarz, Edie Giles Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Ann Buchanan, Amber Sibley Shadow of the Vampire
Michèle Burke, Edouard F. Henriques (KNB, EFX Inc.) The Cell
Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr., Jeff Dawn, Charles Porlier The 6th Day
Gordon J. Smith, Ann Brodie (FX Smith Inc.) X-Men
Greg Cannom, Wesley Wofford Hannibal
Nick Dudman, Mark Coulier, John Lambert Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Peter Owen, Richard Taylor The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Aileen Seaton, Nick Dudman, Jane Walker The Mummy Returns
Rick Baker, John Blake Planet of the Apes
Michèle Burke, Camille Calvet Vanilla Sky
Peter Owen, Peter King The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Michelle Taylor, Gary Matanky, Bob Newton, Mark Boley Blade II
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Michèle Burke, Camille Calvet (Knb Effects Group, Inc.) Minority Report
Rick Baker, Jean Ann Black, Bill Sturgeon The Ring
Michael Westmore Star Trek: Nemesis
Richard Taylor, Peter King The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Rick Baker, Bill Corso, Robin L. Neal The Haunted Mansion
Ve Neill, Martin Samuel Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Jeff Dawn, John Rosengrant Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Trefor Proud, Balázs Novák Underworld
Gordon J. Smith X-Men 2
Jake Garber, Matt Rose, Mike Elizalde Hellboy
David LeRoy Anderson, Mario Cacioppo Dawn of the Dead
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Valli O'Reilly, Bill Corso Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Paul Jones Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Greg Cannom, Steve La Porte Van Helsing
Howard Berger, Nikki Gooley, Greg Nicotero The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Richard Taylor, Gino Acevedo, Dominie Till, Peter King King Kong
Howard Berger, Greg Nicotero Land of the Dead
Howard Berger, Greg Nicotero Sin City
Dave Elsey, Lou Elsey, Nikki Gooley Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Todd Masters, Dan Rebert Slither
Paul Hyett, Vickie Lang The Descent
Howard Berger, Greg Nicotero, Mario Michisanti The Hills Have Eyes
David Martí, Montse Ribé Pan's Labyrinth
Ve Neill, Joel Harlow Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Greg Nicotero, Scott Patton The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Ve Neill, Martin Samuel Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Davina Lamont, Gino Acevedo 30 Days of Night
Shaun Smith, Mark Rappaport, Scott Wheeler 300
Howard Berger, Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber Grindhouse (For the segment Planet Terror)
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Peter Owen, Ivana Primorac Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Greg Cannom The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Greg Nicotero, Paul Engelen The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
John Caglione, Jr., Conor O'Sullivan The Dark Knight
Paul Hyett Doomsday
Mike Elizalde Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Gerald Quist Tropic Thunder
Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, Joel Harlow Star Trek
Joe Dunckley, Sarah Rubano, Frances Richardson District 9
Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger Drag Me to Hell
Mike Smithson, John Rosengrant Terminator Salvation
Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger The Book of Eli
Sarah Monzani The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus


Year Makeup artist(s) Motion Picture
Rick Baker, Dave Elsey The Wolfman
Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger Splice
Mark Coulier, Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Andy Clement, Donald Mowat Repo Men
Andy Clement, Jennifer McDaniel, Tarra D. Day Let Me In
Lindsay MacGowan, Shane Mahan Alice in Wonderland
Dave Elsey, Fran Needham, Conor O'Sullivan X-Men: First Class
Shaun Smith, Scott Wheeler Conan the Barbarian
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Annick Chartier, Adrien Morot, Nikoletta Skarlatos Immortals
Tamar Aviv The Skin I Live In
Tom Woodruff Jr., Alec Gillis The Thing
Heike Merker, Daniel Parker, Jeremy Woodhead Cloud Atlas
Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, Julie Hewett Hitchcock
Peter King, Rick Findlater, Tami Lane The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
David Martí, Montse Ribé, Vasit Suchitta The Impossible
Naomi Donne, Donald Mowat, Love Larson Skyfall
Jean Ann Black, Fay von Schroeder The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Donald Mowat Prisoners
Patrick Baxter, Jane O'Kane, Roger Murray Evil Dead
Peter King, Rick Findlater, Richard Taylor The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Howard Berger, Jamie Kelman, Peter Montagna Lone Survivor
Fae Hammond, Mark Coulier, Kirstin Chalmers Rush
Karen Cohen, David White, Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou Thor: The Dark World
David White, Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou Guardians of the Galaxy
Bill Terezakis, Lisa Love Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Mark Coulier, Daniel Phillips Dracula Untold
Peter King, Rick Findlater, Gino Acevedo The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Peter King, Matthew Smith Into the Woods
Adrien Morot, Norma Hill-Patton X-Men: Days of Future Past
Neal Scanlan Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Joel Harlow, Kenny Niederbaumer Black Mass
David Martí, Montse Ribé, Xavi Bastida Crimson Peak
Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, Jake Garber, Heba Thorisdottir The Hateful Eight
Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin, Elka Wardega Mad Max: Fury Road
Donald Mowat Sicario
Joel Harlow, Monica Huppert Star Trek Beyond
Jeremy Woodhead Doctor Strange
Nick Knowles Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Amy Byrne Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Allan Apone, Jo-Ann MacNeil, and Marta Roggero Suicide Squad
Charles Carter, Rita Ciccozzi, and Rosalina Da Silva X-Men: Apocalypse


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