Kristen Stewart and Daniel Radcliffe — Bella Swan and Harry Potter together at last — presented veteran production designer Rick Carter with the 2013 Academy Award for Best Art Direction for his work on Lincoln. (Jim Erickson was the film’s set decorator.) Directed by Steven Spielberg, Lincoln was in the running for 12 Academy Awards, winning only two: one for Carter and another for Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis. Among the evening’s Lincoln losers were director Spielberg, veteran producer Kathleen Kennedy, supporting actress Sally Field, supporting actor Tommy Lee Jones, and screenwriter Tony Kushner. (Photo: Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart with Oscar-winning production designer Rick Carter. Please scroll down for more Kristen Stewart images.)
Rick Carter had previously won an Academy Award for James Cameron’s Avatar (2009), shared with production designer Robert Stromberg and set decorator Kim Sinclair. Carter received two other Oscar nominations: for Steven Spielberg’s War Horse (2011) and Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump (1994).
Among the other Rick Carter / Steven Spielberg collaborations are Munich, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, War of the Worlds, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Amistad, and Jurassic Park. Carter’s collaborations with Robert Zemeckis include What Lies Beneath, Cast Away, The Polar Express, and Death Becomes Her.
Kristen Stewart is the female lead in the Twilight Saga franchise, co-starring Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Stewart’s stardom soared in 2008, with the release of Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight; it was later solidified via four sequels: Chris Weitz’s New Moon, David Slade’s Eclipse, and Bill Condon’s Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Breaking Dawn Part 2. Generally derided by critics, the Twilight movies have been immensely popular worldwide.
Besides Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart recently played another iconic character, Snow White, in what may turn out to be the first movie in a mini-franchise, Snow White and the Huntsman, directed by Rupert Sanders, and co-starring Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. Other Kristen Stewart movies include Walter Salles’ On the Road, with Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley; Floria Sigismondi’s The Runaways, with Dakota Fanning; Greg Mottola’s Adventureland, with Jesse Eisenberg and Ryan Reynolds; and David Fincher’s Panic Room, with Jodie Foster and Forest Whitaker.
Kristen Stewart currently has three films reportedly in pre-production: Snow White and the Huntsman 2, with Chris Hemsworth, and not to be directed by Rupert Sanders for obvious reasons (no director has been announced so far); Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s Focus, which was to have co-starred Ben Affleck, who has since dropped out of the project (no new leading man has been announced so far); and Steven Shainberg’s The Big Shoe, featuring Elizabeth Banks and Jim Sturgess.
Daniel Radcliffe became one of the highest-paid actors in the world following the phenomenal success of the Harry Potter movie franchise, which ended with David Yates’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, co-starring Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Ralph Fiennes, in summer 2011. Since then, Radcliffe has been seen in James Watkins’ mystery / horror thriller The Woman in Black, which became a surprising international box office hit.
Next in line for Daniel Radcliffe are John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings, in which he plays gay poet Allen Ginsberg opposite Ben Foster, Elizabeth Olsen, Dane DeHaan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kyra Sedgwick, and Michael C. Hall; Michael Dowse’s The F Word, with Amanda Crew, Adam Driver, and Rafe Spall; and Alexandre Aja’s Horns, with BAFTA Orange Rising Star winner Juno Temple, Kelli Garner, and James Remar.
Top photo, featuring Kristen Stewart, Daniel Radcliffe, and Oscar winner Rick Carter: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S. Kristen Stewart, Oscar winner Rick Carter, and Daniel Radcliffe, with giant Oscar statue behind them: Heather Ikei / ©A.M.P.A.S. Kristen Stewart on the Oscar 2013 red carpet photos: Sara Wood / © Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.