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Star Trek Beyond was recognized at the 43rd Annual Saturn Awards for Best Film Makeup during Wednesday night’s ceremony in Burbank, California.

The award was accepted by Monica Huppert and Joel Harlow for the outstanding make-up effects seen in the 2016 film, which starred Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella.

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 01:56

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“Logan,” released by Fox on March 3, has surpassed expectations, raking in more than $500 million dollars in its first four weeks at the global box office. The latest installment in the massive 10-film “X-Men” franchise (with many more to come), which includes the titles “Deadpool” and “The Wolverine,” wowed audiences with its dark story and decaying protagonist, Logan, played by Hugh Jackman. This story first appeared in the April 04, 2017 issue of Variety. Key to the film’s aesthetic was Logan’s distressed physical appearance, created in large part by makeup and prosthetics artist Joel Harlow, a three-time Oscar nominee, including a win for 2009’s “Star Trek” reboot.

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There's the unforgiving sun beating down, the wounds that won't heal, and the impending death on Logan's face. They all take the trendy term "gritty superhero movie" to a new level.

Makeup artist Joel Harlow and his team had the challenging task of taking two very familiar characters — Hugh Jackman's Wolverine and Patrick Stewart's Professor X — and delivering believably aged-up versions of them, while also helping to send them off with dignity.

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Genre movies rarely get a look-in at the Oscars. Thought too frivolous for the prestigious award ceremony, big budget scifi flicks are usually snubbed. If they do manage to get nominated, films like The Force Awakens and Rogue One are usually shoved to the technical categories like sound editing and visual effects.

Such is the case of Star Trek: Beyond and Suicide Squad, two summer blockbusters that didn't quite win critics over. In 2017's #Oscars, these movies are head-to-head for the Hair & Makeup Award — but only one of them deserves to win.

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:51

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For any below-the-line craftsperson, being nominated for an Academy Award represents the culmination of a career’s worth of relentless, diligent, pinnacle-level work. In Joel Harlow’s case, he has been nominated thrice: for 2008’s Star Trek feature film reboot, for which he won the Oscar, for 2014’s The Lone Ranger, and this year for Star Trek Beyond, the third film in the newly launched series of films based on the 1966-69 TV series. “It’s pretty incredible,” said Harlow from the Atlanta location of the new Black Panther film, “having been a fan of Star Trek the original series—and subsequent series and films—that I would be involved to the extent that I am to the point of being nominated for an Academy Award.” 

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Joel Harlow was first inspired by the makeup effects when he was a young boy watching the original King Kong. Captivated by the magic of animatronics, Harlow decided that was what he wanted to do, so he embarked on a career in stop-motion. John Carpenter’s The Thing also had an impact on him and inspired him to jump into makeup. In 2010 he won the Academy Award for Best Makeup on Star Trek, and this year Harlow received his second nomination for his work on Star Trek: Beyond. He’s gone from creating two alien tribes on the first Star Trek to 56 different alien races for the latest film. “There’s a little bit of Klingon in Krall.” Harlow says on creating the franchise’s latest villain.

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