Alice in Wonderland and The Fighter are among the seven films that remain in the makeup competition of the 83rd Academy Awards.
The additional titles are Barney's Version, Jonah Hex, True Grit, The Way Back andThe Wolfman.
On Jan. 22, members of the Academy's Makeup Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three films for Oscar consideration.
The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced Jan. 25.
Let's take a look at what I think should be the final three and why:
The Way Back: Appears that the makeup consists mainly of horrible effects of brutal weather and aging of actors. A possibility, but it has been seen/done before.
Barney's Version: Again, showing actor's through various stages of life. Seen it quite often
The Wolfman: Transformations into frightening creatures? Yeah, I think this should make the final three.
The Fighter: Boxing wounds? Uh, been done before and I don't see anything ground-breaking here.
Alice in Wonderland: I think I enjoyed the makeup more than the film itself, but I wonder how much was makeup and how much was CG? Still, one of my picks for final three.
Jonah Hex: I'm not being partial here, but I know some of the new techniques they developed for Brolin's makeup and I think they pulled off an entire film with very good makeup. Last of the final three.
True Grit: Last of the bunch and best film of the year (that I have seen) including best actor. However, there is nothing here, makeup-wise, that we haven't seen in any other film nominated.
My picks? Jonah Hex, The Wolfman, Alice in Wonderland. We'll find out on the 25th.