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Oscar nomination for make-up artist.

Byline: Laura Harding

THE "genius" Welsh make-up artist who transformed Leonardo DiCaprio for his role in The Revenant has received an Oscar nod for her work.

Sian Grigg, from Cardiff, was singled out by the Hollywood star when he picked up a Golden Globe for the role earlier this week.

He gushed: "My makeup artist, Sian Grigg - you are an unbelievable talent. Thank you for all the genius you brought to this movie."

Now, to top off a fantastic week, one of The Revenant's 12 Oscar nominations, revealed yesterday, is for Achievement in MakeUp and Hairstyling. In that category, Ms Grigg, a former Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf student, is up against Mad Max Fury Road and The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of the Window and Disappeared. DiCaprio competes for the Best Actor Oscar against Eddie Redmayne, who has been nominated for his second consecutive award for his role as a transgender artist in The Danish Girl. They will compete with Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs, Matt Damon for The Martian and Bryan Cranston for Trumbo.

DiCaprio's co-star Tom Hardy received a best supporting actor nomination alongside Welsh actor Christian Bale for The Big Short and Wolf Hall star Mark Rylance for Bridge Of Spies.

Charlotte Rampling, 69, secured a best actress nod for her role in 45 Years, as did Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, 21, for Brooklyn, in which she plays a homesick immigrant in New York.

The actresses will compete against former winners Cate Blanchett, who is nominated for Carol, and Jennifer Lawrence, for Joy, as well as Golden Globe winner Brie Larson, who is nominated for Room.

Kate Winslet landed a nomination for best supporting actress for her role as Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs. Spotlight actress Rachel McAdams and Jennifer Jason Leigh also landed nominations in the category.

The 88th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 28.


Make-up artist Sian Grigg

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 15, 2016
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