Saturn Award for Best Make-up

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]

Saturn Award for Best Make-Up
Awarded forBest make-up of the year for a genre film
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films
First awarded1974
Currently held byJohn Blake and Brian Sipe for Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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

Winners and nomineesEdit


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


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


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


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


Year Makeup artist(s) Motion Picture
Rick Baker and Dave Elsey The Wolfman
Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger Splice
Mark Coulier, Nick Dudman and Amanda Knight Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Andy Clement and Donald Mowat Repo Men
Andy Clement, Jennifer McDaniel and Tarra D. Day Let Me In
Lindsay MacGowan and Shane Mahan Alice in Wonderland
Dave Elsey, Fran Needham and Conor O'Sullivan X-Men: First Class
Shaun Smith and Scott Wheeler Conan the Barbarian
Nick Dudman and Amanda Knight Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Annick Chartier, Adrien Morot and Nikoletta Skarlatos Immortals
Tamar Aviv The Skin I Live In
Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis The Thing
Heike Merker, Daniel Parker and Jeremy Woodhead Cloud Atlas
Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Julie Hewett Hitchcock
Peter King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
David Martí, Montse Ribé and Vasit Suchitta The Impossible
Naomi Donne, Donald Mowat and Love Larson Skyfall
Jean Ann Black and Fay von Schroeder The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Donald Mowat Prisoners
Patrick Baxter, Jane O'Kane and Roger Murray Evil Dead
Peter King, Rick Findlater and Richard Taylor The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Howard Berger, Jamie Kelman and Peter Montagna Lone Survivor
Fae Hammond, Mark Coulier and Kirstin Chalmers Rush
Karen Cohen, David White and Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou Thor: The Dark World
David White and Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou Guardians of the Galaxy
Bill Terezakis and Lisa Love Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Mark Coulier and Daniel Phillips Dracula Untold
Peter King, Rick Findlater and Gino Acevedo The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Peter King and Matthew Smith Into the Woods
Adrien Morot and Norma Hill-Patton X-Men: Days of Future Past
Neal Scanlan Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Joel Harlow and Kenny Niederbaumer Black Mass
David Martí, Montse Ribé and Xavi Bastida Crimson Peak
Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, Jake Garber and Heba Thorisdottir The Hateful Eight
Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin and Elka Wardega Mad Max: Fury Road
Donald Mowat Sicario
Joel Harlow and 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
Joel Harlow and Ken Diaz Black Panther
Donald Mowat Blade Runner 2049
John Blake and Brian Sipe Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Alec Gillis, Sean Sansom, Tom Woodruff, Jr. and Shane Zander It
Mike Hill and Shane Mahan The Shape of Water
Peter Swords King and Neal Scanlan Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Arjen Tuiten Wonder
John Blake and Brian Sipe Avengers: Endgame
Judy Chin and Mike Marino The Dead Don't Die
Bill Corso Destroyer
Lisa Love and Tate Steinsiek Dragged Across Concrete
Tristan Versluis, Naomi Dunne and Duncan Jarman Overlord
Annick Chartier and Adrien Morot Pet Sematary
Mark Coulier and Fernanda Perez Suspiria
Bianca Appice, Bill Corso, Stephen Kelly, Dennis Liddiard, and Kevin Yagher Bill & Ted Face the Music
Norman Cabrera, Mike Elizalde, and Mike Hill Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Iantha Goldberg, Sean Sansom, and Shane Zander It Chapter Two
Amanda Knight and Neal Scanlan Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Robert Kurtzman and Bernadette Mazur Doctor Sleep
Arjen Tuiten and David White Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


  1. ^ "38th Saturn Awards". IMDb.

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