...Anne Hathaway who has scored yet another golden trophy for her stellar performance in Les Misérables! TIME recently featured eleven notable actors who gave superb performances last year, and these emotional portraits by photographer Paola Kudacki show just how deserving each nominee is.
“It’s always interesting to meet actors who are completely different than the characters they play,” said fashion photographer Paola Kudacki. Kudacki, recently commissioned to shoot classic portraits of 2013 Oscar nominees, previously photographed Zero Dark Thirty directory Kathryn Bigelow for the February 4 issue of TIME. To capture these still but moving images, she focused on finding “the moment of ultimate intimacy.”
While conversations between photographer and subject are important to create a rapport, Kudacki also made up fictional characters and situations for each participant to play during the shoot. “For actors, used to playing a specific role, I hoped this would help them relax,” she said. In making the roles their own, the actors might also reveal something about themselves. "Like the first time I developed my own film,” she says, “capturing these characters in camera is like turning fantasy into reality.” (TIME)
Congratulations to all the nominated entertainers who continue to amuse us with their craft! Read Oscar 2013: Great Performances on TIME.com and visit Oscar.com for the full list of 2013 Academy Awards winners.