You decide: What film will win the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling?

Last year’s winner for Best Makeup was the biopic “The Iron Lady,” which used makeup to turn Meryl Streep into Margaret Thatcher, past and present.

Now called Best Makeup and Hairstyling, the category has typically been awarded to the film with the most extensive prosthetic makeup, usually to create creatures for sci-fi and fantasy films (“The Wolfman,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”) or to age and transform actors in biopics (“Iron Lady,” “La Vie en Rose,” “Frida”).

Prosthetics were also used in 2008 winner “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” to age Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, and to turn Eddie Murphy into the Klump family in “The Nutty Professor” in 1996.

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Among sci-fi and fantasy films in contention this year are “Men in Black 3,” “Prometheus,” “John Carter,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “Mirror Mirror,” “Cloud Atlas,” and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”

Lincoln” and “Hitchcock” are both biopics; makeup is used to turn Daniel Day-Lewis and Anthony Hopkins into Abraham Lincoln and Alfred Hitchcock, respectively.

Period films in contention include “Les Miserables,” “Anna Karenina,” and “Django Unchained.”

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