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Best Picture Closeup: American Hustle

  • By Stephanie Wenger

 

Can’t get enough of AMERICAN HUSTLE? In the eighth installment of Best Picture Closeup, Oscar.com is taking you inside the Academy member screening for the film. Best Director nominee David O. Russell discusses creating a story filled with emotion and passion. AMERICAN HUSTLE tells the story of con man Irving Rosenfeld and his partner, Sydney Prosser, who are forced to work for FBI agent Richie DiMaso. While working with DiMaso, they are pushed into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

Best Actress nominee Amy Adams and Best Achievement in Costume Design nominee Michael Wilkinson also chat about how the characters’ struggles influence the costumes in this 70's-inspired film.

Will AMERICAN HUSTLE take home Best Picture this weekend? Find out when The Oscars air on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PT on ABC and online at oscar.go.com.

 

Watch more Best Picture Closeups by clicking the links below:

Best Picture Closeup: Gravity

Best Picture Closeup: Captain Phillips

Best Picture Closeup: Nebraska

Best Picture Closeup: The Wolf of Wall Street 

Best Picture Closeup: Dallas Buyers Club

Best Picture Closeup: 12 Years a Slave

 

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