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The Insiders Guide to All Things Oscars DOWN TO THE WIRE FEBRUARY 11, 2013 a publication of thewrap.com MAKING IT LOOK EASY AT 22, JENNIFER LAWRENCE LANDS HER SECOND OSCAR NOM BUT WHOS COUNTING EMMANUELLE RIVA ON LOVE, DEATH AND AMOUR PLUS Final Predictions, Barbras Back, Advice to Seth MacFarlane and Bond, James Bond

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Contents OSCAR FEVER HITS ITS PEAK. took nineyearold Quvenzhan Wallis to the top of a hill in Hollywood. This issue, we track down 85yearold Emmanuelle Riva in the small French town where she grew up. In between, weve brought you the faces and stories of this years Oscar race, from acting nominees Naomi Watts, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain, Robert De Niro, Helen Hunt and Alan Arkin to directors Ang Lee, David O. Russell, Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow. It was a strong year for movies, and an

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Awards Beat An Open Letter to Oscar Voters in a Strange Year Including How Id Vote BY STEVE POND The pundits may tell you that only a couple of films still have a shot at Best Picture, but the nice thing about the Oscar ballot is that it lets you ignore the pundits. A while backwhen the choices in Oscars Best Director category seemingly narrowed the field and the guild awards began to single out a favoriteone professional Oscarwatcher bemoaned the fallout from the endless handicapping and p

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Front Center Theyre the favorites, but are upsets looming Clockwise from far left Amour, Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables, Searching for Sugar Man, Ben Affleck in Argo and Daniel DayLewis in Lincoln. WHOS GOING TO WIN A look at this years key Oscar racesthe favorites according to the pundits at GoldDerby.com, followed by Steve Ponds comments costar Emmanuelle Riva, who turns 86 the day of the Oscars and whom voters know likely wont have another chance for an Academy Award. BEST SUPPORTING A

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Front Center there would be controversy, but I dont think any of us expected it to be at the level it is, he said. I hope the people who are talking about it have actually seen the movie. I dont know that everybody has. Both of Goldenbergs movies depict true stories of CIA operatives in the Middle East, but the process of making the two differed almost as much as the political reception. Argo felt less pressurized, Goldenberg said. We finished in June, and it didnt come out until October. Thats

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7 ACADEMY AWA BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY AWARD NOMINEE WGA BEST P INCLU PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS BEST PICTURE WINNER SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS BEST ENSEMBLE WINNER BEST DIRECTOR DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS WINNER THE BEST REVIEWED FILM OF THE YEAR ON OVER F O R 150 TOP 10 LISTS Y O U R C O N S I D E R AT I O N WWW.WARNERBROS2012.COM

RD NOMINATIONS ICTURE DING BEST FILM EDITING AWARD NOMINEE ACE BEST SOUND EDITING AWARD NOMINEE MPSE ITS THE BEST FILM OF THE YEAR BECAUSE IT IS ABOVE ALL ELSE A MOVIE PURE, STRONG AND SOUND. ROGER EBERT IT COULDNT BE MORE TIMELY, OR MORE RESONANT WITH THE WORLD TODAY. ITS SERIOUS AND SUBSTANTIVE, INGENIOUSLY WRITTEN AND EXECUTED. ANNE THOMPSON ANN HORNADAY ITS SUPERBLY CRAFTED AND DARKLY FUNNY WITH PITCHPERFECT PERFORMANCES. CLAUDIA PUIG ALAN ARKIN IS HILARIOUSLY NONONSENS

Thie years Oscars will be like nothing you can imagine, tweeted Seth MacFarlane as he prepped for the hosting gig. Unless you can imagine three hours of, like, people getting awards and stuff. 1 First, do no harm. This pledge reportedly also works for doctors, but they rarely make anyone laugh. 2 In all things, be true to yourself. Unless you are by nature a horrible host, in which case you should try to be true to someone whos better than you. 3 Dont piss off the TelePrompTer staff. 4 Dont sl

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Look Out, Oscar Here Comes Barbra BY STEVE POND he exceptionally robust roster of performances that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have lined up for the 85th Academy Awards includes a tribute to movie musicals, Adele, Norah Jones...and Barbra Streisand, returning to the Oscars for her first performance in 36 years. It will, no doubt, be an electric moment, but Zadan and Meron had better be prepared for some drama before she walks on stageas always from stage left, because thats her good side. A few

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INVESTIGATING LINCOLN The original Emancipation Proclamation was lost in the Chicago fire of 1871, but Lincoln signed several commemorative copies at the time, including this one at left. Daniel DayLewis and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin got a look at some of the 16th presidents papers and articles from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Museum in Springfield, Ill. The library exclusively shared with TheWrap some of the documents, including a signed copy of the Emanicipation Proclamati

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE WES ANDERSON ROMAN COPPOLA BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY WES ANDERSON ROMAN COPPOLA BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY SPIRIT AWARD NOMINEE WES ANDERSON ROMAN COPPOLA BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY BAFTA AWARD NOMINEE WES ANDERSON ROMAN COPPOLA BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY WRITERS GUILD NOMINEE I FEEL WE SHOULD GO HALFWAY TODAY AND HALFWAY TOMORROW, SINCE YOURE A LESS EXPERIENCED HIKER, AND YOURE WEARING SUNDAYSCHOOL SHOES. Sa Shakusk I was consciously trying to capture a sensati

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ping T it Real BY STEVE PONDPHOTOS BY PATRICK FRASER Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence didnt think she was good at anything and then along came acting he worries began on The Hunger Games, where Jennifer Lawrence came to the set each day with her usual approach lines unmemorized, attitude casual. Woody Harrelson watched his gifted costar work, and the famously laidback actor gave her what he figured was a real compliment You make me feel like I work too hard. But Woodys line star

Lawrence knows that her approach goes beyond never let em see you sweat instead, its more like never sweat. And over the course of a surprising career that began when she was 14, she has slowly and with occasional doubts learned to embrace her singular approach. I like to do as little work as possible, definitely, she admitted, shrugging as she sat at a West Hollywood hotel three days after winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Lead Role. I think it makes it mor

I was a terrible auditioner, but auditioning is like being handed four pieces of paper and told, Act, monkey, act FEBRUARY 11, 2013 THEWRAP.COM 23

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At the same time, though, Lawrence said her ease with acting didnt translate into all facets of the job. I was a terrible auditioner, she said. I remember how frustrating it was when I would go into an audition and somebody had seen The Burning Plain or Poker House, and theyd say, Based on her performance in the movie, I thought she was going to be a lot better. I would feel like, I was doing a movie when I did that You just handed me four pieces of paper and were like, Act, monkey, act Still, a

During a diner scene, Russell sat directly behind Bradley Cooper, eyeing a monitor and ready to whisper suggestions to his actors. They came to like it, he said of the proximity. When I left the room theyd say, Can you come back David O. Russells Weird, Instantaneous Playbook He wasnt always known as an actors director, but seven acting nominations from his last two movies suggest that things have changed. BY STEVE POND Im after in terms of a voice and a person. And I welcome their feelings a

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OF LIFE, OF DEATH, OF LOVE Emmanuelle Riva embraced the intimacy and rigor of Amour and turned in a luminous performance that made her the oldest Best Actress nominee ever. BY SHARON WAXMAN T he life of an artist is full of surprises, and none has been bigger for French actress Emanuelle Riva than the one that has come late in life. The response has been overwhelming to her performance in this years meditative Amour, which brought her the first Oscar nomination of her career and makes her the

What was it like creating that intimacy with JeanLouis Trintignant Id met him in Rome many years ago when we were young, but I dont know him well. This is the heart of our work. We meet other people we dont know, and immediately we are in complete intimacy. I didnt do anything. I just was there, and him also. We started with the kitchen scene after the concert at the Champs Elysee Theatre. I seem to recall that scene. We were facing each other at the table as if wed been for years. I just lived

CHRIS MATTHEWS THE BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR SPEAKING ON IVE NEVER SEEN A MORE HEARTWARMING MOVIE ABOUT WHAT HUMANS CAN DO TOGETHER AND HOW FAMILIES REALLY DO STICK TOGETHER. THE FIRST FILM IN 31 YEARS TO RECEIVE OSCAR NOMINATIONS IN ALL FOUR ACTING CATEGORIES AN ALMOST HOLY GRAIL ACHIEVEMENT. PIERS MORGAN, PLEASE VISIT TWCGUILDS.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION OR M.TWCGUILDS.COM FOR MOBILE ACCESS WRITTEN FOR THE SCREEN AND DIRECTED BY DAVID O. RUSSELL

5BEST PICTURE AC ADEMY AWARD N O MINATIONS INCLUDING STACEY SHER REGINALD HUDLIN PILAR SAVONE BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR CHRISTOPH WALTZ BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY QUENTIN TARANTINO 2 GOLDEN GLOBE AWAR D WINNERS BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR CHRISTOPH WALTZ BEST SCREENPLAY QUENTIN TAR ANTINO HFPA DR. SCHULTZ CONTD The state places a bounty on a mans head. I track that man, I find that man, I kill that man. After Ive killed him, I transport that mans corpse back to the authorities and sometimes tha

WAR AND PEACE, Oscar Style Ten years ago, the Oscars would have had a glittering diamond anniversarybut three days before the telecast, the United States invaded Iraq. A look back. S Clockwise from above, Diane Lane congratulates Michael Moore on his win, 59 past Oscar winners gather, Adrien Brody reacts to his surprise win and George W. Bush and Steve Martin present the two sides of a tense week. BY STEVE POND teve Martin adjusted his jokes. Gil Cates and the Academy depopulated the red c

Mr. Casual watches rehearsal. Stage manager Garry Hood sums it up Theres high maintenance, theres low maintenance and theres Steve Martin no maintenance. said Cates a couple of weeks before the March 23 show. I only hopeand I know this sounds awfulI hope it either starts Monday the 17th, or March 24th. If it starts anytime between the 20th and the 23rd, we are fucked. In fact, it started officially on March 20, the Thursday of Oscar week. The Academys contract with ABC obligated the network to

Left, Martin endures falling radios and above, Adrien Brody, Nicole Kidman, Chris Cooper and Catherine ZetaJones join honorary Oscar winner Peter OToole. If hes dead, promised Martin, Ill cut it. Because it was an anniversary year, the producers had planned to assemble a group of past Oscar winners to celebrate the milestone. Sixtythree agreed to come, but the number shrunk to 59 by the weekend of the show. Still, Olivia DeHavilland flew in from France, Luise Rainer from London, Brenda Fricker

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Mikey Glazers Party Report With only days to go, the next stop is the Dolby Theatre. 1 1 Hawk Koch greets Ben Affleck at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon. 2 Ang Lee and Oscar director Don Mischer at the DGA Presidents breakfast. 3 Kathleen Kennedy and Warner Bros. Sue Kroll at the AFI Awards Presented by Verizon. 4 Bryan Lourd and Amy Pascal at AFI. 5 BAFTAs Nigel Daly welcomes Tim Burton to BAFTALAs Awards Season Tea Party. 6 David O. Russell, Jessica Chastain and Bradley Cooper at the nominees lun

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Oscars Back Pages License to Thrill BY STEVE POND Before this years Skyfall, it had been 32 years since a James Bond movie received an Oscar nomination. In fact, only seven of the 22 previous Bond flicks made the listand only one, The Spy Who Loved Me, with noms for art direction, song and score, landed more than a single nod. But after an 11movie drought, 007 came back with a vengeance in its 50th anniversary year, increasing its total number of nominations by 35 percent in one fell swoop. It

is proud to congratulate our alumni on their awards and nominations. Erik Aadahl 98 MPSE Nominee Argo Academy Award Nominee Doug Hemphill Best Achievement in Sound Editing Best Sound Editing Dialogue ADR in a Feature Film Best Sound Editing Sound Effects Foley in a Feature Film Life of Pi Academy Award Nominee Stacey Sher 85 PGA Award Nominee Best Achievement in Sound Mixing Django Unchained Academy Award Nominee Best Motion Picture of the Year Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Prod

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