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Seven Features Advance in Hair and Makeup Oscar Race

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 15, 2012 at 5:50PM

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.
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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:

     “Hitchcock”
     “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
     “Les Misérables”
     “Lincoln”
     “Looper”
     “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.”

This article is related to: Looper, Hitchcock, Lincoln, Les Miserables, Snow White and the Huntsman, Awards, Awards, Oscars


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.