Each year, the Oscars recognize A-list talent we regularly see on screen, on the red carpet, and in tabloids. But the Academy Awards also reward those who work behind the scenes: the writers, editors, costume designers, and others who help create trophy-worthy movie magic. This Oscars season, we’ll be toasting those off-screen artists by delving into the hidden secrets that helped create the on-screen magic that we — and the Academy — fell in love with. For more access backstage during this Oscars season, click here for EW.com’s Oscars Behind the Scenes coverage.
Any Harry Potter devotee can tell you that the most crucial parts of the series lie within the smallest of details. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
, nothing could be more so than Gringotts bank — the location of the fourth Horcrux. In this behind-the-scenes video, we learn how the crucial, fiery scene made it from camera to screen, no doubt helping the last film in the series to pick up Oscar nods for Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, and Best Makeup. Actors who played the dozens of Gringotts goblins also make an appearance, specifying how they were outfitted, from their teeth to contact lenses. Take a look below.
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