Academy's makeup branch to select final three nominees on Jan. 22

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed the contenders for Oscar makeup nominations to seven pics. The finalists are: “Alice in Wonderland,” “Barney’s Version,” “The Fighter,” “Jonah Hex,” “True Grit,” “The Way Back” and “The Wolfman.”

On Jan. 22 the Academy’s makeup branch will view 10-minute excerpts from each pic and vote to determine which of the seven films will fill the three nomination slots for the category.

Noms for the 83rd Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 25, with the ceremony set for Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theater.

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