The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the shortlist of seven films eligible for the Academy Award for Best Makeup. From this list, member of the Academy’s Makeup branch will choose three final nominees after attending a special meeting where they will view ten minute presentations for each film.
The seven films under consideration are –
- Alice in Wonderland
- Barney’s Version
- The Fighter
- Jonah Hex
- True Grit
- The Way Back
- The Wolfman
You have to admit that there is a certain equality of films under consideration for some technical awards, such as this. The film could be great (The Wrestler) or have a terrible script (Alice In Wonderland, Jonah Hex) or look as if it was sabotaged by horrendous studio interference (The Wolfman) and the hard work that its crew put into it may still have a chance to be honored without being penalized for things outside of their control. Remember, even Eddie Murphy’s Norbert, as supremely awful as it was, has an Oscar nomination for Best Makeup.
The Academy Award nominees will be announced on January 25.