Saturn Award for Best Make-up

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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 awarded1975
Currently held byDonald Mowat for The Covenant (2022/23)

The Saturn Award for Best Make-up is one of the annual awards given by the 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 introduction of the Academy Award for Best Makeup; the winner was An American Werewolf in London (1981).[1]

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

Winners and nominees[edit]


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


Year Make-up artist(s) Film
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
Rick Baker and John Blake Planet of the Apes
Michèle Burke and Camille Calvet Vanilla Sky
Nick Dudman, Mark Coulier, and John Lambert Harry Potter and the Sorcerer'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
Peter Owen and Peter King The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Rick Baker, Jean Ann Black, and Bill Sturgeon The Ring
Michèle Burke and Camille Calvet (KNB Effects Group Inc.) Minority Report
Nick Dudman and Amanda Knight Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Michelle Taylor, Gary Matanky, Bob Newton, and Mark Boley Blade II
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
Jeff Dawn and John Rosengrant Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Ve Neill and Martin Samuel Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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
Greg Cannom and Steve La Porte Van Helsing
Nick Dudman and Amanda Knight Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Paul Jones Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Valli O'Reilly and Bill Corso Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Howard Berger, Nikki Gooley, and Greg Nicotero The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero Land of the Dead
Sin City
Nick Dudman and Amanda Knight Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Dave Elsey, Lou Elsey, and Nikki Gooley Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Richard Taylor, Gino Acevedo, Dominie Till, and Peter King King Kong
Todd Masters and Dan Rebert Slither
Howard Berger, Greg Nicotero, and Mario Michisanti The Hills Have Eyes
Paul Hyett and Vickie Lang The Descent
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
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
Davina Lamont and Gino Acevedo 30 Days of Night
Peter Owen and Ivana Primorac Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Shaun Smith, Mark Rappaport, and Scott Wheeler 300
Greg Cannom The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Caglione Jr. and Conor O'Sullivan The Dark Knight
Mike Elizalde Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Paul Hyett Doomsday
Greg Nicotero and Paul Engelen The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Gerald Quist Tropic Thunder
Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, and Joel Harlow Star Trek
Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero The Book of Eli
Drag Me to Hell
Joe Dunckley, Sarah Rubano, and Frances Richardson District 9
Sarah Monzani The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Mike Smithson and John Rosengrant Terminator Salvation


Year Make-up artist(s) Film
Rick Baker and Dave Elsey The Wolfman
Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero Splice
Andy Clement, Jennifer McDaniel, and Tarra D. Day Let Me In
Andy Clement and Donald Mowat Repo Men
Mark Coulier, Nick Dudman, and Amanda Knight Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Lindsay MacGowan and Shane Mahan Alice in Wonderland
Dave Elsey, Fran Needham, and Conor O'Sullivan X-Men: First Class
Tamar Aviv The Skin I Live In
Annick Chartier, Adrien Morot, and Nikoletta Skarlatos Immortals
Nick Dudman and Amanda Knight Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Shaun Smith and Scott Wheeler Conan the Barbarian
Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis The Thing
Heike Merker, Daniel Parker, and Jeremy Woodhead Cloud Atlas
Jean Ann Black and Fay von Schroeder The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Naomi Donne, Donald Mowat, and Love Larson Skyfall
Peter King, Rick Findlater, and Tami Lane The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
David Martí, Montse Ribé, and Vasit Suchitta The Impossible
Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, and Julie Hewett Hitchcock
Donald Mowat Prisoners
Patrick Baxter, Jane O'Kane, and Roger Murray Evil Dead
Howard Berger, Jamie Kelman, and Peter Montagna Lone Survivor
Karen Cohen, David White, and Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou Thor: The Dark World
Fae Hammond, Mark Coulier, and Kirstin Chalmers Rush
Peter King, Rick Findlater, and Richard Taylor The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
David White and Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou Guardians of the Galaxy
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
Bill Terezakis and Lisa Love Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Neal Scanlan Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Joel Harlow and Kenny Niederbaumer Black Mass
David Martí, Montse Ribé, and Xavi Bastida Crimson Peak
Damian Martin and Nadine Prigge Mad Max: Fury Road
Donald Mowat Sicario
Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, and Heba Thorisdottir The Hateful Eight
Joel Harlow and Monica Huppert Star Trek Beyond
Allan A. Apone, Jo-Ann MacNeil, and Marta Roggero Suicide Squad
Amy Byrne Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Charles Carter, Rita Ciccozzi, and Rosalina Da Silva X-Men: Apocalypse
Nick Knowles Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Jeremy Woodhead Doctor Strange
Joel Harlow and Ken Diaz Black Panther
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 King and Neal Scanlan Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Donald Mowat Blade Runner 2049
Arjen Tuiten Wonder
John Blake and Brian Sipe Avengers: Endgame
Annick Chartier and Adrien Morot Pet Sematary
Judy Chin and Mike Marino The Dead Don't Die
Bill Corso Destroyer
Mark Coulier and Fernanda Perez Suspiria
Lisa Love and Tate Steinsiek Dragged Across Concrete
Tristan Versluis, Naomi Donne, and Duncan Jarman Overlord
Amanda Knight and Neal Scanlan Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Bianca Appice, Bill Corso, Stephen Kelley, 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
Robert Kurtzman and Bernadette Mazur Doctor Sleep
Arjen Tuiten and David White Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


Year Make-up artist(s) Film
Love Larson, Donald Mowat, and Eva von Bahr Dune
Ozzy Alvarez, Victoria Down, Kevin Kirkpatrick, and Justin Raleigh Army of the Dead
Alexandra Anger, Monica Pavez, and Evi Zafiropoulou Crimes of the Future
Naomi Donne and Mike Marino The Batman
Greg Funk, Brian Sipe, and Heba Thorisdottir The Suicide Squad
Mike Hill, Jo-Ann MacNeil, and Megan Many Nightmare Alley
Adam Johansen and Matteo Silvi Thor: Love and Thunder
Donald Mowat The Covenant
Luke Polti Evil Dead Rise
Alexei Dmitriew, Lindsay MacGowan, and Shane Mahan Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Luisa Abel and Jason Hamer Oppenheimer
Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr. Prey
Christien Tinsley Renfield


  1. ^ Boccella, Maggie (August 11, 2021). "'An American Werewolf in London' Receiving Limited Edition Posters from Vice Press and Artist Gabz". Collider. Retrieved August 11, 2021.

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