The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that seven films are still in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category at the 90th Academy Awards.
“Bright,” “Darkest Hour,” “Ghost in the Shell,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “I, Tonya,” “Victoria & Abdul” and “Wonder” have all made it to the final round. The list has raised eyebrows over its lack of obvious contenders such as “The Shape of Water” and “IT”.
On January 6th, all members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view ten-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films.
Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration. Those three will be announced along with the rest of the Oscar nominees on Tuesday, January 23rd 2018.