Oscar 2012: Makeup Shortlist of Nominees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has unveiled seven finalists for the makeup and hairstyling Oscar, with the official nominees to be unveiled January 10, 2013.

The seven are “Hitchcock,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Les Miserables,” “Lincoln,” “Looper,” “Men in Black 3” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

On January 5, all members of the Acad's makeup artists and hairstylists branch are invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

Among the contenders that didn't make the list are “Cloud Atlas,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Marvel's The Avengers,” “Prometheus” and “Skyfall.”

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