The Iron Lady: Narration by Mark Coulier

Albert Nobbs: Narration by Matthew Mungle

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II: Narration by Nick Dudman

Make-Up Artist magazine is proud to bring you exclusive narrated video clips from this year’s make-up Oscar contenders. Each 10-minute clip features footage from the films and commentary from the artists who worked on them. The artists describe the work they did, giving viewers an unprecedented behind-the-scenes understanding of the processes. Click on the video boxes above to see complete clips from and commentary about The Iron LadyAlbert Nobbs and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II. Click here for more on the nominees.

The nominees recently presented their work to the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the nominating meeting, also known as the bake-off. The event was held at the academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Jan. 21. At the meeting, members narrowed the teams of contenders for the Achievement in Makeup Oscar from seven to three.

On Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2:30 p.m., the sixth annual Oscar-Nominated Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium will be held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. This event celebrates the make-up artists and hairstylists nominated for an Achievement in Makeup Oscar. Admission is free and open to the public, but tickets are required; limit two tickets per person. Tickets will be available at on a first-come, first-served basis starting Feb. 1.
The 84th Academy Awards presentation will be Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. PST on ABC. Make sure to follow Make-Up Artist‘s live commentary on Twitter and Facebook.