7 Features Advance In Race For Makeup And Hairstyling Oscar®, 305 Feature Films In Contention For 2015 Best Picture Oscar®

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling Category for the 88th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

“Black Mass”



“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“Mr. Holmes”

“The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared”

“The Revenant”

On Saturday, January 9, 2016, 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, members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

In other news, three hundred five feature films were eligible for the 2015 Academy Awards® Best Picture Award. To be eligible for 88th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.

Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format. Feature films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category. The “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 88th Academy Awards” is available at http://www.oscars.org/oscars/rules-eligibility.

The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday morning, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 am. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The 88th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 pm. ET/4 pm. PT.