Film academy makes hairstyling eligible for Oscar

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FILE - In this March 5, 2010 file photo, an Oscar statue stands on the red carpet outside the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved rules for the 85th Academy Awards, on Thursday, June 28, 2012, with the most significant changes affecting the Music, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Visual Effects categories. The 85th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre  in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, file)
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FILE - In this March 5, 2010 file photo, an Oscar statue stands on the red carpet outside the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved rules for the 85th Academy Awards, on Thursday, June 28, 2012, with the most significant changes affecting the Music, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Visual Effects categories. The 85th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood hairstylists are now officially eligible for the industry's most coveted hardware: the Oscar.

The film academy said Thursday that the Academy Award for makeup will now be known as the makeup and hairstyling award.

Other new rules for the 85th annual Academy Awards clarify technical requirements for awards in the foreign language and visual effects categories. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors also voted to allow additional songwriters to be considered in the original song category.

Oscar rules are reviewed annually.

The 85th Academy Awards will be presented February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre and broadcast live around the world.

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