Oscars: 7 Films Advance in Makeup and Hairstyling Race

Anders Nicander
'A Man Called Ove'

The lineup includes the Swedish foreign-language entry 'A Man Called Ove.'

Seven films have been chosen to advance in the competition for the makeup and hairstyling Oscar, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday.

The list ranges from superhero and sci-fi movies like Deadpool, Star Trek Beyond and Suicide Squad to comedy-dramas like The Dressmaker, Florence Foster Jenkins and Hail, Caesar! The list also includes a Swedish feature, A Man Called Ove, about a grumpy old man, which also has been shortlisted in the foreign-language film Oscar category.

Some of the hopefuls that failed to make the cut include Jackie, Hacksaw Ridge, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

On Jan. 7, all members of the Academy’s makeup artists and hairstylists branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, they will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars will be announced Jan. 24, and the Oscars will be held Feb. 26.

The seven films on the makeup and hair Oscar shortlist are:

Deadpool
The Dressmaker
Florence Foster Jenkins
Hail, Caesar!
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

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