Meryl Streep as The Iron Lady
Meryl Streep as The Iron Lady

Seven films are competing in the makeup category for three nominations to be announced on January 24. (Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" is not among them.) On Saturday, January 21, members of the Academy's Makeup Branch will view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films and pick the final three.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

    "Albert Nobbs"
    "The Artist"
    "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life"
    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
    "The Iron Lady"

The winner will be announced at 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26, 2012.