Sandra Gonzalez
December 15, 2012 AT 11:29 PM EST

And then there were seven.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced a list of the films that remain in contention for an Oscar in the Makeup and Hairstyling category. They are:


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Misérables



Men in Black 3

Snow White and the Huntsman

The purpose of this short list is to narrow the number of films that will be featured at a special screening for members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch. Following a viewing of 10-minute excerpts from these films, voters will then nominate three finalists.

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 10.


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