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Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Rian Johnson's 'Looper'

Seven films will compete for three Hair and Makeup nomination slots for the 85th Academy Awards. On Saturday, January 5, members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will view ten minutes of footage from seven shortlisted films and then vote for three Oscar finalists to be announced on January 10.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

     “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
     “Les Misérables”
     “Men in Black 3”
     “Snow White and the Huntsman"

Omissions include "Life of Pi" and "Cloud Atlas." Frontrunners are “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," “Les Misérables," and “Lincoln.”