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Oscar Nominees Speak to Backstage

Oscar Nominees Speak to Backstage
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The Oscar nominations are out, and many of the nominees are people Backstage has covered over the last year. We also spoke to several people behind the casting of the nominated films. A quick guide, by film, of articles you might want to catch up on before the big night.


Read our interview with Michael Haneke, nominated for directing and writing the best picture nominee here.


Stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, and Alan Arkin talk shop here while CD Lora Kennedy discusses casting the film here. And nominee Arkin reveals a hilarious story about being fired from "Bonfire of the Vanities" here.


See our exclusive video with nominated writer John Gatins, best actor nominee Denzel Washington, and other cast members here.

"The Impossible":

We spoke to best actress nominee Naomi Watts about her grueling role here.

"Les Misérables"

Interviews with Tom Hooper and cast members here, with a profile on nominee Hugh Jackman here and frontrunner Anne Hathaway here. Read how the film was cast here.

"Life of Pi":

Actor Irrfan Khan discusses making the best picture nominee here, while CD Avy Kaufman talks about casting it here.


Nominee Sally Field talks about fighting for the role of Mary Todd Lincoln here and about how the Oscar doesn't always mean more jobs here, while Tommy Lee Jones talks about going over dialogue with fellow nominee Tony Kushner here. Read how Spielberg's film was cast here.

"The Master:"

Nominee Amy Adams was our Performer of the Year for 2012. Read our cover story on her here. Read how the film was cast here.

"The Sessions"

Read our interview with nominee Helen Hunt here and find out about the film's casting process here.

 "Silver Linings Playbook:"

Read our interview with Jennifer Lawrence talking about how she auditioned over Skype here and our cover story on Bradley Cooper here and read about how the film was cast here. You can also view video of our recent Q&A with nominees David O. Russell and Robert DeNiro here.

"Zero Dark Thirty:"

Jessica Chastain talked to Backstage about her toughest role yet here and you can read about the film's casting here.

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