Hairstyling eligible for Oscars
Other rules reviewed too
Hollywood hairstylists are now officially eligible for the industry’s most coveted hardware: the Oscar.
The film academy said that the Academy Award for makeup will now be known as the makeup and hairstyling award.
An Academy Award is an award bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry.
Other new rules for the 85th annual Academy Awards clarify technical requirements for awards in the foreign language and visual effects categories. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors also voted to allow additional songwriters to be considered in the original song category.
Oscar rules are reviewed annually.
The Board of Governors meets each year and considers new awards. To date, the following proposed awards have not been approved:
Best Casting: rejected in 1999
Best Stunt Coordination: rejected in 1999; rejected in 2005; rejected in 2011
Best Title Design: rejected in 1999
The first Academy Awards ceremony was held on May 16, 1929, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood to honor the outstanding film achievements of the 1927/1928 film season.
85th Academy Awards
The 85th Academy Awards will be presented February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre and broadcast live around the world.