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The Insiders Guide to All Things Oscars FOREIGNLANGUAGEDOCUMENTARYANIMATION JANUARY 24, 2013 a publication of thewrap.com BRINGING PI TO LIFE ANG LEE, MYCHAEL DANNA AND THE UNMAKEABLE MOVIE At the

glaad award nominee THE YEARS MOST HONORED WINNER CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION WINNER DALLASFT. WORTH FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION Theres nothing wrong with being scared Norman, so long as you d

ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATED ARTISTRY WINNER SAN FRANCISCO FILM CRITICS CIRCLE WINNER SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE BAFTA AWARD NOMINEE WINNER BOSTON ONLINE FILM CRITIC

Contents HELEN MIRREN lights up a dazzling Palm Springs photo portfolio OscarWrap January 24, 2013 FEATURES 12 HOUSE OF PI They said it couldnt be done. Heres how Ang Lee, Suraj Sharma and Mychael

AN EXTRAORDINARY CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE. The best picture of the year. Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola offer a grateful tribute to the redemptive power of love. Rich B od , Th New Y ke Directed by W

Awards Beat The HeadHeart Conundrum Picking winners in the foreignlanguage and documentary categories can be tricky which organ do you trust BY STEVE POND Documentary I heard the theory from a cons

M O S T H O N O R E D F I L M O F T H E Y E A R S p i e l b e rg and hiS S c reenw riter , tony K uS hner... S u cc e e d e d i n maKing a v ery f ine f ilm , one that haS no eq u a l , n o pa

Front Center 5 of Our Favorite Oscar Nominees... BY STEVE POND Benh Zeitlin Best Director, Beasts of the Southern Wild The hard part about celebrating this nomination is that it may have come at th

Short Stuff A HANDFUL OF THEORIES ABOUT THE LIVEACTION SHORTS RACE Theory The New York movie wins. Example The New Tenants, 2009 God of Love, 10 This years entry Curfew The only U.S.made film among th

BEST PICTURE BEST DIRECTOR DRAMA BEN AFFLECK 7 ACADEMY AWAR WINNER BEST PI INCLU GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS GRANT HESLOV BEN AFFL 7 BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS I N C LU D I N G BEST PICTURE AWARD NOMIN

ARD NOMINATIONS WINNER ICTURE DING ECK GEORGE CLOONEY BEST PICTURE BEST DIRECTOR CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS ITS THE BEST FILM OF THE YEAR BECAUSE IT IS ABOVE ALL ELSE A MOVIE PURE, STRONG AND SOUND.

COVER STORY TIGER by the TALE BY SHARON WAXMAN a 12 THEWRAP.COM JANUARY 24, 2013

Conventional wisdom concluded that Yann Martels Life of Pi was unmakeable. It took Ang Lees unconventional wisdom to bring it to the big screen and make it an international hit. I A boy, a boat, a t

The pattern of how this movie plays is kind of strange. Ive never experienced it before, Lee said of Pis overwhelming international appeal. It was made to be a big movie, with lots of commercials ever

graphics, and investigating the logistics of creating a set where the ocean would seem like a real character. He decided to do the film in 3D. The price continued to riseand with it the anxiety of the

THE MUSIC MAN Sharma on the water tank in Taiwan where much of Pi was shot the actor imagined he was looking at Richard Parker, and CG artists expanded the horizon, changed the sea and added a tiger

Best of the Fest LA Shorts Fest International Short Film Festival Leuven Audience Award Fargo Film Festival Best Narrative Short Seminci Valladolid International Film Festival Best European Sho

A Moment to Shine Despite an upended calendar that had them walking the red carpet 24 hours after Oscar polls had closed, contenders flocked to the Palm Springs Film Festivals annual Awards Gala in ea

When youre on a film set, youre doing something exactly like they did it in 1942 when they made Casablanca. The only thing thats changed is the size of the lapels. And that makes me nervous, because I

I thought it spoke volumes that Patricia Hitchcock, the daughter of an incredibly famous man, wrote one book about her family, and she wrote it about her mother. It was a good one for the women. Helen

In the past, I would have shot a stairwell scene on a set wed built, but on Flight we didnt have enough money for that. It really brought me back to my filmschool experience. Robert Zemeckis, Flight

9 Betsy sharkey, Best PICtUre Produced by GIL NETTER ANG LEE DAVID WOMARK BaFta aWarD NOMINatIONs INCLUDING GOLDeN GLOBe aWarD WINNer Best OrIGINaL sCOre MyChaeL DaNNa 11 Best PICtUre Produ

NOMINee Best DIreCtOr aNG Lee DGa aWarD aDG aWarD NOMINee Best PICtUre OF the year PGa aWarD asC aWarD NOMINee Best aDaPteD sCreeNPLay WGa aWarD MPse aWarD NOMINee Best sOUND eDItING NOMINee eX

I was very nervous, because nobody had ever given me the opportunity to do something like this before. I thought, I dont know if I can do itand I know that if its David O. Russell directing, I cant fa

Im full of selfdoubt from day to day, and given a crisis I fall apart. So I didnt understand how the reallife tsunami survivor she played could be so sure. I want to get to that place, but I dont want

Acting for me has always been about finding the precious moments when I feel totally and sometimes dangerously alive. It hasnt always been easy, but you know what Easy is overrated. Sally Field, Linco

John and I looked at each other at the wrap party and went, What just happened We were total strangers and it was all pretend, but something wild happened and we were able to do right by this beautifu

When I started making movies, every studio had four or five Sidney Lumettype movies smart, wellwritten, characterdriven, dealing with things in our world. Its much more difficult for those films to be

5BEST PICTURE INCLUDING ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS BEST BEST ORIGINAL BEST ACTRESS DIRECTOR SCREENPLAY Kenneth Turan NatioNal society of film critics the best picture of the year time maGaZiNe los

FOREIGN LANGUAGE KonTiki codirector Espen Sandberg, left, and A Royal Affair director Nikolaj Arcel at the Four Seasons. STEVE POND Is there a kinship between Scandinavian filmmakers ESPEN SANDBERG

CHILES AD MAN TAKES ON THE BAD MAN Manus. Hes an amazing actor he looks the part, but he was actually on his way to study Biology when he got accepted to theater school. So I knew he would understand

PHOTO BY DENIS MANIN, COURTESY OF SONY PICTURES CLASSICS Left to right Director Michael Haneke, Emmanuelle Riva and JeanLouis Trintignant. One of the primary reasons for making Amour, Haneke told T

F O R Y O U R C O N S I D E R A T I O N BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM I N D E P E N D E N T S P I R I T AWA R D S A C A D E M Y A WA R D N O M I N E E BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM NOMINEE AND EMOTIONAL

DOCUMENTARY S wedish filmmaker Malik Bendjellouls journey to the Oscars with Searching for Sugar Man started with a journey around the world. Armed with a mandate from Swedish television to make a h

T THE MEN WITH THE MIRROR he idea was simple enough interview six of the directors of Israels feared security service, the Shin Bet, to hear the views of each on Israel. The results that The Gatekeep

BROKEN, BUT NOT DEFEATED T D Burnats mother pleads with an Israeli soldier to release her son Khaled after he was arrested. his years overhaul of the Academy documentary process, which replaced t

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 8ET5PT LIVE ON 2 NETWORKS JEFF MARGOLIS PRODUCTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS TM 2013 Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights R

ANIMATION FEAT OF CLAY Based in the west of England and best known for its claymation Wallace and Gromit shorts and features, Aardman Animations has an enviable track record at the Oscars. Aardman di

absurdist and mischievous. And if I say intelligent, I hope people wont be scared by that word. Its quite like Monty Python, to me. The guys that did Monty Python were Cambridge graduates, but they mi

T DEATH, DARKNESS...DISNEY im Burtons initial career at Disney came to an end shortly after he delivered his 1984 short film Frankenweenie, which the studio found too strange and frightening to be re

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMDENMARK SUPERBLY ENTERTAINING Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE and sumptuously produced. Mads Mikkelsen gives a marvelous performance. A SLAM D

Oscars Back Pages 2 3 1 The Academy Goes to War Drugs and the culture wars are rife with ambiguity and confusionjust take a look at this years films, from Zero Dark Thirty to The Gatekeepers to Th

F O R Y O U R C O N S I D E R AT I O N ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE TEN BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR F I V E B E ST D O C U M E N TA R I E S National Board of Review B E ST D O C U M

epic NOMINATIONS INCLUDING ambition BEST ACTOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS N O M I N E E BEST DIRECTOR TOM HOOPER N O M I N E E BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR universalpicturesawards.com 2012 UNIVE

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