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WRAP THE The Insiders Guide to All Things Oscars NOMINATIONS, SAG GLOBES PREVIEW ISSUE DECEMBER 19, 2012 Covering Hollywood a publication of thewrap.com oscarwrap KATHRYN BIGELOW, MARK BOAL AND JESSICA CHASTAIN IN THE LINE OF FIRE Denzel Washington, Matt Damon, casting directors and the look of Life of Pi, Lincoln, The Hobbit... ZERO DARK 3 PLUS

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION CONTENTS DIRECTED BY sam fell, chris butler A A HANDCRAFTED MARVEL WITH A SINGULAR SENSIBILITY AND SOPHISTICATED WIT. cr m l ad Crs ulr ad hr ae m f r ad aimr n a imnaie tl wh a wcdclr ey ad a nly tag il l. tn Cag, Y s we come to the end of nominations season, its hard not to feel as if weve been suddenly blessed by the movie gods. The last several weeks have unleashed a torrent of bravura filmmaking, from Life of Pi to Django Unchained to Zero Dark Thirty. For vote

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION CONTENTS DIRECTED BY sam fell, chris butler A A HANDCRAFTED MARVEL WITH A SINGULAR SENSIBILITY AND SOPHISTICATED WIT. cr m l ad Crs ulr ad hr ae m f r ad aimr n a imnaie tl wh a wcdclr ey ad a nly tag il l. tn Cag, Y s we come to the end of nominations season, its hard not to feel as if weve been suddenly blessed by the movie gods. The last several weeks have unleashed a torrent of bravura filmmaking, from Life of Pi to Django Unchained to Zero Dark Thirty. For vote

AWARDS BEAT Whats It Going to Be, Oscar F In an unsettled and accelerated year, here are the best bets to land nominations By Steve Pond BEST DIRECTOR 1. Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty 2. Steven Spielberg, Lincoln q Steve Pond, Awards Editor orecasting the Oscar nominations in midDecember before most of the Hollywood guilds have chimed in is, in many ways, a fools errand. But thats what this years shortened Oscar schedule has forced upon us, with Oscar polls closing on Jan. 3, the day th

AWARDS BEAT Whats It Going to Be, Oscar F In an unsettled and accelerated year, here are the best bets to land nominations By Steve Pond BEST DIRECTOR 1. Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty 2. Steven Spielberg, Lincoln q Steve Pond, Awards Editor orecasting the Oscar nominations in midDecember before most of the Hollywood guilds have chimed in is, in many ways, a fools errand. But thats what this years shortened Oscar schedule has forced upon us, with Oscar polls closing on Jan. 3, the day th

FRONT CENTER H 2 BIG REASONS TO WATCH THE GOLDEN GLOBES By Tim Molloy ow happy should we be about two Golden Globes hosts we used to see together every Saturday night and now see on the same network every Thursday Pretty happy, actually. After three years of Ricky Gervais, the Globes elected this time around to reteam Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the former coanchors of Saturday Night Lives Weekend Update who graduated to their own shows on NBCs Thursdaynight block. Theyve also appeared togethe

FRONT CENTER H 2 BIG REASONS TO WATCH THE GOLDEN GLOBES By Tim Molloy ow happy should we be about two Golden Globes hosts we used to see together every Saturday night and now see on the same network every Thursday Pretty happy, actually. After three years of Ricky Gervais, the Globes elected this time around to reteam Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the former coanchors of Saturday Night Lives Weekend Update who graduated to their own shows on NBCs Thursdaynight block. Theyve also appeared togethe

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT I Gao Yuanyuan stars in Chen Kaiges Caught in the Web Class, Race Laughs n some ways, Omar Sy is Frances Eddie Murphya familiar TV comic turned bigscreen star. But, as TheWraps EditorinChief Sharon Waxman pointed out during a Wrap Screening Series QA with Sy, you could really see him as Frances Sidney Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy in Francess hit The Intouchables Poitier. This year Sy became the first black actor ever to win a Cesar, for the international hit The Intouchab

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT I Gao Yuanyuan stars in Chen Kaiges Caught in the Web Class, Race Laughs n some ways, Omar Sy is Frances Eddie Murphya familiar TV comic turned bigscreen star. But, as TheWraps EditorinChief Sharon Waxman pointed out during a Wrap Screening Series QA with Sy, you could really see him as Frances Sidney Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy in Francess hit The Intouchables Poitier. This year Sy became the first black actor ever to win a Cesar, for the international hit The Intouchab

FRONT CENTER B E S T R I C H A R D A C T O R G E R E H FLIGHT CREW Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly are the unlikely couple that anchor Robert Zemeckis Flight. By Steve Pond it twice. The first time, I wanted to give a good impression, but I remember thinking that I looked too healthy when I recorded it. So I just messed myself up completely. I took all my makeup off, made my hair really messy and just looked like someone who is not in a good place. And Bob preferred that one. I needed

FRONT CENTER B E S T R I C H A R D A C T O R G E R E H FLIGHT CREW Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly are the unlikely couple that anchor Robert Zemeckis Flight. By Steve Pond it twice. The first time, I wanted to give a good impression, but I remember thinking that I looked too healthy when I recorded it. So I just messed myself up completely. I took all my makeup off, made my hair really messy and just looked like someone who is not in a good place. And Bob preferred that one. I needed

PARTY PEOPLE HOLIDAY CHEER Tis the season to mix, mingle, and be merry By Taryn Ryder 1. Sonys Amy Pascal with Jessica Chastain at the Zero Dark Thirty premiere. 2. Jonathan Gruber at TheWraps screening of Follow Me The Yoni Netanyahu Story. 3. Rashida Jones at TheWraps screening of Celeste and Jesse Forever. 4. Chen Kaige before a Wrap screening of Caught in the Web. 5. Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and DJ Benjamin Walker at LA Confidentials 10th anniversary. 6. Nancy Bernstein, Christina Stein

PARTY PEOPLE HOLIDAY CHEER Tis the season to mix, mingle, and be merry By Taryn Ryder 1. Sonys Amy Pascal with Jessica Chastain at the Zero Dark Thirty premiere. 2. Jonathan Gruber at TheWraps screening of Follow Me The Yoni Netanyahu Story. 3. Rashida Jones at TheWraps screening of Celeste and Jesse Forever. 4. Chen Kaige before a Wrap screening of Caught in the Web. 5. Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and DJ Benjamin Walker at LA Confidentials 10th anniversary. 6. Nancy Bernstein, Christina Stein

Killer Instinct Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal reject the notion that their edgy Zero Dark Thirty masks an agenda for the right or the leftits what went down, they say By Steve Pond They talk slowly and pause frequently, grappling with the big issues that hang over the movie theyve just completed. Zero Dark Thirty put Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal under a microscope and in the line of fire even before they started shooting it, and the controversy only intensified as the release date approached. T

Killer Instinct Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal reject the notion that their edgy Zero Dark Thirty masks an agenda for the right or the leftits what went down, they say By Steve Pond They talk slowly and pause frequently, grappling with the big issues that hang over the movie theyve just completed. Zero Dark Thirty put Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal under a microscope and in the line of fire even before they started shooting it, and the controversy only intensified as the release date approached. T

Bigelow shot the entire film on location in Northern India and Jordan history Yes, but it was. And, adds Boal, those who say their film makes a case for torturemany of whom had yet to see ZDT when they chimed inare simply not paying attention. Im not saying the film is a documentary of everything that happened, but its being misread, he says. The film shows that the guy was waterboarded, he doesnt say anything and theres an attack. It shows that the same detainee gives them some information, wh

Bigelow shot the entire film on location in Northern India and Jordan history Yes, but it was. And, adds Boal, those who say their film makes a case for torturemany of whom had yet to see ZDT when they chimed inare simply not paying attention. Im not saying the film is a documentary of everything that happened, but its being misread, he says. The film shows that the guy was waterboarded, he doesnt say anything and theres an attack. It shows that the same detainee gives them some information, wh

The Lonely Hunter As the young woman who led the manhunt for Osama bin Laden, Jessica Chastain proves that one amazing year was no fluke By Steve Pond Photographed by J. R. Mankoff J ESSICA CHASTAIN LANDED THE LEAD ROLE in Zero Dark Thirty at the end of a crazy year in which shed appeared in two Best Picture nominees, The Tree of Life and The Help, along with Take Shelter, Coriolanus, The Debt, Wilde Salome and Texas Killing Fields. And while 2012 didnt see as many releases, it brought Lawless

The Lonely Hunter As the young woman who led the manhunt for Osama bin Laden, Jessica Chastain proves that one amazing year was no fluke By Steve Pond Photographed by J. R. Mankoff J ESSICA CHASTAIN LANDED THE LEAD ROLE in Zero Dark Thirty at the end of a crazy year in which shed appeared in two Best Picture nominees, The Tree of Life and The Help, along with Take Shelter, Coriolanus, The Debt, Wilde Salome and Texas Killing Fields. And while 2012 didnt see as many releases, it brought Lawless

RO G E R E B E RT JAMES VERNIERE CLAUDIA PUIG THE COLLABORATION OF WASHINGTON, ZEMECKIS AND SCREENWRITER JOHN GATINS ELEVATES FLIGHT INTO OF NERVERACKING THRILLER AND A TURBULENT BLEND SUBSTANTIVE ADULT DRAMA. STEVEN REA DENZEL WASHINGTON GIVES AN , OSCAR WORTHY PERFORMANCE. ITS A HELL OF A RIDE. EXTRAORDINARY G O L D E N G LO B E EXCEPTIONALLY AND ALLOWED HIM TO PUT THE BEST CHRISTY LEMIRE BEST ACTOR DENZEL WASHINGTON BEST ACTOR DENZEL WASHINGTON BEST ACTOR DENZEL WASHINGTON C R

RO G E R E B E RT JAMES VERNIERE CLAUDIA PUIG THE COLLABORATION OF WASHINGTON, ZEMECKIS AND SCREENWRITER JOHN GATINS ELEVATES FLIGHT INTO OF NERVERACKING THRILLER AND A TURBULENT BLEND SUBSTANTIVE ADULT DRAMA. STEVEN REA DENZEL WASHINGTON GIVES AN , OSCAR WORTHY PERFORMANCE. ITS A HELL OF A RIDE. EXTRAORDINARY G O L D E N G LO B E EXCEPTIONALLY AND ALLOWED HIM TO PUT THE BEST CHRISTY LEMIRE BEST ACTOR DENZEL WASHINGTON BEST ACTOR DENZEL WASHINGTON BEST ACTOR DENZEL WASHINGTON C R

O Casting Director U N B D TA People Who Need People Five top casting directors sound off on an underappreciated art By Sharon Waxman Photographed by James Acomb L Vicki Thomas B. Django Unchained Terri Taylor A. Hitchcock John Papsidera C. Dark Knight Rises Mary Vernieu D. Silver Linings Playbook Lora Kennedy E. Cloud Atlas Argo ong before the cameras roll, some of the most important work is done on a film. TheWrap gathered the casting directors for some of the seasons leading movies to ta

O Casting Director U N B D TA People Who Need People Five top casting directors sound off on an underappreciated art By Sharon Waxman Photographed by James Acomb L Vicki Thomas B. Django Unchained Terri Taylor A. Hitchcock John Papsidera C. Dark Knight Rises Mary Vernieu D. Silver Linings Playbook Lora Kennedy E. Cloud Atlas Argo ong before the cameras roll, some of the most important work is done on a film. TheWrap gathered the casting directors for some of the seasons leading movies to ta

Do you feel that what you do deserves recognition by the Academy PAPSIDERA Absolutely. People get Oscars for doing a hairdo. Everybody goes, Well, I dont know how they get that hair that way, so they deserve an award. But there would be no actor to put that hairdo on if it werent for casting directors. There wouldnt be independent films in large part if it werent for casting directors. And even on that level of Batman Begins, you know There was no Batman before I started. So somebody has to proc

Do you feel that what you do deserves recognition by the Academy PAPSIDERA Absolutely. People get Oscars for doing a hairdo. Everybody goes, Well, I dont know how they get that hair that way, so they deserve an award. But there would be no actor to put that hairdo on if it werent for casting directors. There wouldnt be independent films in large part if it werent for casting directors. And even on that level of Batman Begins, you know There was no Batman before I started. So somebody has to proc

Good Will Fracking 15 years after winning an Oscar for writing a Gus Van Sant movie with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon is back with a new Van Sant movie and a new writing partner By Brent Lang Photographed by Patrick James Miller romised Land was supposed to mark Matt Damons directorial debutthe kind of meaty, rippedfromtheheadlines drama that would launch him into a second career behind the camera, mirroring what his friend and Good Will Hunting costar and cowriter Ben Affleck has accomplished. But

Good Will Fracking 15 years after winning an Oscar for writing a Gus Van Sant movie with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon is back with a new Van Sant movie and a new writing partner By Brent Lang Photographed by Patrick James Miller romised Land was supposed to mark Matt Damons directorial debutthe kind of meaty, rippedfromtheheadlines drama that would launch him into a second career behind the camera, mirroring what his friend and Good Will Hunting costar and cowriter Ben Affleck has accomplished. But

Jim Halpert, meet Jason Bourne John Krasinski and Matt Damon aim for a bit of buddy magic argues in the film that in order to drive a car or enjoy electricity, sacrifices have to be made. What is so interesting about these problems is that they are so complex, so we wanted the characters to be dimensional, Damon said We wanted them to feel like real people, because you cant judge people for the decisions that theyre making. Its not hypothetical to them. Its real. Damon said that he decided to e

Jim Halpert, meet Jason Bourne John Krasinski and Matt Damon aim for a bit of buddy magic argues in the film that in order to drive a car or enjoy electricity, sacrifices have to be made. What is so interesting about these problems is that they are so complex, so we wanted the characters to be dimensional, Damon said We wanted them to feel like real people, because you cant judge people for the decisions that theyre making. Its not hypothetical to them. Its real. Damon said that he decided to e

THE LOOK Behind the scenes with the designers and effects artists from some of the years most dazzling movies Left, cinematographer Janusz Kaminski with Steven Spielberg below, Lincolns White House sets and Mary Todd Lincolns blue gown Lincoln Grand Designs teven Spielbergs Lincoln is partly based on the Doris Kearns Goodwin book Team of Rivalsbut when the director chose his key collaborators on the film, he preferred to pick a team of telepaths. Four of his key craftspeoplecinematographer

THE LOOK Behind the scenes with the designers and effects artists from some of the years most dazzling movies Left, cinematographer Janusz Kaminski with Steven Spielberg below, Lincolns White House sets and Mary Todd Lincolns blue gown Lincoln Grand Designs teven Spielbergs Lincoln is partly based on the Doris Kearns Goodwin book Team of Rivalsbut when the director chose his key collaborators on the film, he preferred to pick a team of telepaths. Four of his key craftspeoplecinematographer

THE LOOK Actors playing dwarves and a hobbit opposite interacted with Ian McKellen via greenscreen and linked cameras the two were then composited by Weta Digital The Hobbit A Matter of Perspective dragon. Giant eagles. A showcase sequence with Gollum, the most famous performancecapture creation in movie history. Elaborate chases through huge underground caverns, complete with collapsing bridges and rushing rivers. The usual assortment of goblins, orcs, wargs and other evil creatures. A sled

THE LOOK Actors playing dwarves and a hobbit opposite interacted with Ian McKellen via greenscreen and linked cameras the two were then composited by Weta Digital The Hobbit A Matter of Perspective dragon. Giant eagles. A showcase sequence with Gollum, the most famous performancecapture creation in movie history. Elaborate chases through huge underground caverns, complete with collapsing bridges and rushing rivers. The usual assortment of goblins, orcs, wargs and other evil creatures. A sled

THE LOOK The Rhythm Hues effects house demonstrates the stages of two key Life of Pi scenes Life of Pi Tiger Beat aking Life of Pi, visualeffects supervisor Bill Westenhofer had one pitch to his crew at the Rhythm Hues effects house. I told the team that this is the best opportunity wed had, that this tiger is going to be a tiger, said the Oscarwinning VFX artist. If you ever have a chance to fool people, this is it. And Life of Pi did just that, to the point where Westenhofer had to prove

THE LOOK The Rhythm Hues effects house demonstrates the stages of two key Life of Pi scenes Life of Pi Tiger Beat aking Life of Pi, visualeffects supervisor Bill Westenhofer had one pitch to his crew at the Rhythm Hues effects house. I told the team that this is the best opportunity wed had, that this tiger is going to be a tiger, said the Oscarwinning VFX artist. If you ever have a chance to fool people, this is it. And Life of Pi did just that, to the point where Westenhofer had to prove

THE LOOK fROm THE pRODucER Of man on wire Anna Karenina Panic Passion roduction designer Sarah Greenwood knew that something wasnt right when she started working on Anna Karenina with director Joe Wright. Theyd scouted locations in Russia, made plans for six weeks of shooting on soundstages in London and researched the look and feel of Leo Tolstoyera Russia for a naturalistic version of the epic novel. But all the while, Greenwood was aware that Wright wasnt happy at the idea of making anoth

THE LOOK fROm THE pRODucER Of man on wire Anna Karenina Panic Passion roduction designer Sarah Greenwood knew that something wasnt right when she started working on Anna Karenina with director Joe Wright. Theyd scouted locations in Russia, made plans for six weeks of shooting on soundstages in London and researched the look and feel of Leo Tolstoyera Russia for a naturalistic version of the epic novel. But all the while, Greenwood was aware that Wright wasnt happy at the idea of making anoth

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