Movie: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
What it’s up for: Makeup

This might be my favorite movie of this year’s nominees. It’s currently free to watch on Amazon Prime and I would recommend it to anyone. (There is some subtitled strong language. And by “some”, I mean a lot. You know how Europeans are with the f— word.)

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is the description of the plot. On Allan’s (Robert Gustafsson) 100th birthday, he leaves through the window of his retirement home which results in a manhunt for his safe return. On Allan’s journey, he has a run in with a biker gang, finds new friends, and recollects on important moments in his long life.

The flow of this film is hysterical. It plays out with an appealing unpredictability punctuated with a sort of comic book style humor. The production design is gorgeous and there’s some beautiful shots throughout the film. The wide variety of characters involved with this story creates storylines for everyone to enjoy. It’s fun. It’s sweet. It’s quirky.

The makeup nomination comes from the old age makeup applied to Gustafsson. He plays Allan throughout multiple stages of his adult life. As the show “Face-Off” taught me, old age makeup is one of the hardest types of movie makeup to accomplish. The effect was good but not always entirely convincing.

Makeup – Doubtful