Albert Nobbs (pictured), Anonymous, The Artist, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2, Hugo and The Iron Lady are in contention.

All members of the Academy’s makeup branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Jan 21 before selecting the three nominees.

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Jan 24 and the 84th Annual Academy Awards are set to take place on Deb 26.