The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 86th Academy Awards. Don’t be surprised if critically assailed “The Lone Ranger” doesn’t end up in more tech categories down the line. Academy voters look at the movies, not the reviews–as “Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters”and “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” attest. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is a movie that could land in a few technical categories, like Best Costumes.
The films are listed below in alphabetical order:
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“The Great Gatsby”
“Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters”
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”
“The Lone Ranger”
The Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.
The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Oscar show will air live on Sunday, March 2, 2014 on ABC and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.