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Come March 2, the great and good of Hollywood will gather at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater to celebrate the best of each other’s work over four hours of retina-melting glamour. Champagne will be quaffed, backs will be patted and at some point, Jennifer Lawrence will fall over. The most prized gong – Best Picture – will go to one of nine worthy contenders. Amid all the lovely dresses and tuxedos, it’s easy to forget what went into making them. Allow us to take you behind the scenes...

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AMERICAN HUSTLE

A slight favourite for this year’s big prizes, including Best Picture and Best Director and Cinematographer Who Looks Most Like A Male Model (check out its Aragorn–looking DP Linus Sandgren here), American Hustle had a rapid, improv-heavy Massachusetts shoot in early 2013. Director David O. Russell explains that the filming style “made things feel more alive and not what [Robert De Niro] called ‘bedroom perfect’,” and that looseness translated into four Oscar-nominated performances. True fact: Christian Bale has now gained and lost the equivalent of three London buses in weight during his film career.

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