This year was full of powerful onscreen performances that truly victimized our emotions. From Lady Gaga's Oscar-worthy update on a classic to Nicole Kidman's conflicted Christian mother, this awards season is sure to be interesting.
But let's be honest, the wigs deserve their own category this year. Hollywood has long relied on expert wiggery to achieve a desired look but in 2018, the statement wig has become a necessity for any film wishing to win the gay vote.
Nicole Kidman in 'Boy Erased'
This blonde mom 'do really rounded out the church-going mama bear look for Kidman. It single-handedly saved her son from the trauma of conversion therapy.
Cynthia Erivo in 'Bad Times at the El Royale'
Broadway baby, Cynthia Erivo has found her stride in Hollywood this year. Along with her role in Widows, this late '60s moment solidified her leading lady potential.
Lady Gaga in 'A Star Is Born'
Whether or not you find "Why Did You Do That?" a bop, we can all agree that Ally's mermaid fantasy wig is the true star that was born in this film.
Danai Gurira in 'Black Panther'
We stan the bald beauty that is super heroine, Danai Gurira in Black Panther, but she taught us how to weaponize a wig -- a truly invaluable lesson.
Awkwafina in 'Crazy Rich Asians'
Nothing was quite as crazy in Crazy Rich Asians as Awkwafina's blonde mop top. But somehow, it didn't pull focus from her hysterical performance.
Margot Robbie in 'Mary Queen of Scots'
You cannot rule a nation (or win an Oscar) without a wig as regal and eccentric as the queen you're portraying. Margot Robbie's ginger wiggery is gunning for the Best Actress category.
Whoopi Goldberg in 'Nobody’s Fool'
We're pretty sure Whoopi swiped Joy Behar's wig from the View dressing room for this part. And we're glad she did, because she saved this film.
Billy Eichner and Evan Peters in 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse'
We get it, Ryan Murphy is all about the eccentric characters. But never in a million seasons, did we think he'd put Billy Eichner and Evan Peters in bowl cuts. Then there was the apocalypse.
Meryl Streep in 'Mary Poppins Returns'
Meryl never met a wig she didn't like -- or didn't totally rock, for that matter. Why should that of a magical ginger flapper named Topsy be any exception?
Dakota Johnson in 'Suspiria'
Horror fans were skeptical of a Suspiria remake starring a post-Fifty Shades Dakota Johnson. But her long red braid was enough to wash the taste of her pseudo-BDSM past from our mind.