Updated Jan. 18 with the names of the artists on the ballot.
The Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed its list of possible Oscar contenders. The seven finalists for Achievement in Makeup were announced Jan. 10. Make-Up Artist magazine highlighted most of these in its “Oscar Watch” articles (Issues 87 and 88); True Grit and The Way Back were not on the original list of contenders. Here is the new list:
Alice in Wonderland
The Way Back
The list will be reduced again on Jan. 22 when all members of the Makeup Branch view 10-minute excerpts from each film and vote to nominate three finalists for Oscar consideration. The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced live Jan. 25 at 5:30 a.m. PST.
Return here for the latest coverage of the 2011 Achievement in Makeup Oscar race.