Updated with names Dec. 16, 2014

On Dec. 15, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the seven films that will remain in competition for the 2015 Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling Academy Award. Make-Up Artist magazine highlighted the work in these films in Issues 108, 109, 110 and 111. Here are the possible nominees for the 87th Academy Awards:

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Sarah Rubano and Howard Berger)

Foxcatcher (Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier)

Guardians of the Galaxy (Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White)

Maleficent (Rick Baker, Toni G and Arjen Tuiten)

Noah (Judy Chin, Jerry Popolis and Adrien Morot)

The Theory of Everything (Jan Sewell and Kristyan Mallett)

All members of the academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will view 10-minute excerpts from each film and vote to nominate three finalists for Oscar consideration at the annual bake-off event on Jan. 10. The awards nominations will be announced live Jan. 15 at 5:30 a.m. PST.

Get the latest coverage of the 2015 Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar race on our Oscar Watch 2015 page.


Photo captions and credits (for photos above, left to right):

The Theory of Everything: Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking. Photo by Liam Daniel – © 2014 Universal Pictures International

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Jamie Foxx as Electro. Photo © 2013 – Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved

Maleficent: Angelina Jolie as Maleficent. Photo by Frank Connor © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved

Foxcatcher: Steve Carell as John du Pont. Photo by Bill Corso, Sony Pictures Classics

Guardians of the Galaxy: David Bautista as Drax. Photo © 2014 Marvel Studio

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Tilda Swinton as Madame D. Photo courtesy of Mark Coulier, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Noah: Anthony Hopkins as Methuselah. Photo by Adrien Morot, courtesy of Paramount Pictures Corporation and Regency Enterprises (USA), Inc. All rights reserved