Oscar Babies: See Adorable Sisters Recreate Stills from This Year’s Best-Picture Nominees

Photo by: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures, Don't Call Me O
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Mon, Feb 24, 2014 5:08 PM EST
Julie Miller

Last week, we saw kid actors reenact scenes from this year's best-picture nominees. And today, we present an even more adorable children's homage to this Sunday's Oscar candidates-two Chicago-based baby sisters and budding film buffs, Sophia Storino, 3, and Sadie Storino, 2, recreating stills from American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, and the rest of this year's top theatrical crop. The Oscar homage photo shoot is a family tradition overseen by Sophia and Sadie's mother, Maggie Storino-sister of Vanity Fair contributor Marnie Hanel-for her blog, Tumblr's Don't Call Me Oscar.

This year, Maggie tells us, the shoot helped the family stave off Polar Vortex insanity. Maggie volunteers that "bribery was definitely involved" in the process, which averaged one to two photos a weekend. Maggie paid her child models in Disney's princess Palace Pets, noting that, "surprisingly, the crazier the photo the less bribery was involved-Sophia loved wearing curlers and still asks to wear them daily. We are missing two Palace Pets in the collection, so Sophia keeps asking if we can take more pictures."

In addition to being a creative-and for the girls, lucrative-venture, the process was also educational. "During American Hustle, we had a long discussion about whether Bradley Cooper was a boy or a girl," Maggie explains of the actor, whose role required him to wear pink curlers. "For the record, Sophia is a girl, though she does play a boy very convincingly. She wanted to know why the man in 12 Years a Slave was so sad. And she thought Her was really funny." In case you were curious, the sisters are definitely rooting for one specific film going into this Sunday's awards ceremony: "Sophia saw her first movie in the theatre this year," Maggie reveals. "It was Frozen and that would definitely be her best picture this year."