2013 Oscars - Best Car to the Stars

Leading auto and home insurance agency, Answer Financial® Inc., shares its Oscar picks in a new category: Best Car to the Stars.

Feb 20, 2013, 07:55 ET from Answer Financial Inc.

ENCINO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amidst the glitz and glam of the star-studded Academy Awards, the media is abuzz over who will take an Oscar, which designers our celebs will don and what surprises the night will have in store. Chiming in on the Oscar fodder is the team at AnswerFinancial.com – car enthusiasts by day, movie goers by night – with a new category for the Academy: Best Car to the Stars.

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Here's what leading actors in the Academy's Best Picture nominated films are driving.

Django Unchained - Leonardo DiCaprio
Leo has been long known as an environmental activist, so it's no surprise to see him in a fuel efficient car. His latest ride – the 2012 Fisker Karma hybrid – takes sustainability even further with reclaimed and recycled interior wood trim, animal-free interiors, solar panel roof and "Diamond Dust" paint that uses flakes of re-cycled glass. DiCaprio has even partnered with the company through his foundation dedicated to protecting the planet 'and all of its inhabitants'. To protect his Karma, Leo can easily compare a variety of insurers and coverages.

Silver Linings Playbook – Bradley Cooper
In an interview by Vanity Fair contributor, Brett Berk, and reported by CelebrityCarsBlog.com, Bradley named among his possession a 2007 Toyota Prius and a 2004 G55 AMG Mercedes, but what did he confess he 'dreams about when [he's] away'? This Best Actor nominated favorite loves his Vespa! Hopefully Bradley scored on his insurance like he did with the critics, and took advantage of a multi-car discount.

LincolnDaniel Day-Lewis
This shoe-in for the Best Actor is revered for his complete transformations into character, famously remaining in character both on and off set throughout the entire filming of his movies. He is also notoriously humble, which may be why an investigation for the Day-Lewis-car-of-choice came up dry.

Zero Dark Thirty – Jessica Chastain
This Zero Dark Thirty beauty isn't letting newfound fame go to her head. When asked by Parade magazine how she spent her 'first big paycheck', the rising star replied, "I don't spend a lot of money on things. I still drive my 2006 Prius!" As a fan of saving, Jessica can compare multiple insurance quotes at once, with Answer Financial.

Les Miserables – Hugh Jackman
This down to Earth Aussie has an affinity for Audis, even promoting the brand as a spokesperson. He drives an Audi Q7. Answer Financial is licensed to sell insurance in all 50 states, but not in Australia, so since Hugh now lives in New York City, he too can save online or with the help of an agent.

Beasts of the Southern Wild - Quvenzhane Wallis
Sorry, Nazie! At 9 years old she'll just have to settle for a shot at Best Actress.

Argo – Ben Affleck
His face has graced many screens, but this accomplished actor is equally regarded for his achievements as a director, producer and Oscar-winning screenwriter. What's this all-around talented artist driving? If you guessed the Tesla Model S, you'd be right. We're betting a guy this busy doesn't have time to shop for the best insurance rate. That's why Answer Financial does the work for you.

Life of Pi - Suraj Sharma
On how he scored the lead in the film, this 19 year old newcomer from New Delhi, India explained that he has his brother to thank. As a favor (and with the promise of free lunch), Suraj auditioned with his brother for moral support and wound up winning the part. While we weren't able to locate this young star's ride, Suraj commented on Jimmy Kimmel Live that driving through LA in a cab reminds him of Grand Theft Auto.

Amour - Jean-Louis Trintignant
Among his many accolades, Jean-Louis Trintignant can claim to be one of France's most esteemed actors, a successful viticulturist and an accomplished race car driver! The actor-racer competed for more than 2 decades before trading in his keys for a vineyard in South France.

These are your choices for the 2013 Oscars - Best Car to the Stars. Who wins your vote?

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Leonardo DiCaprio: http://www.eonline.com/photos/3106/hybrid-hollywood-stars-in-eco-friendly-cars, http://www.leonardoDiCaprio.com/
Bradley Cooper: http://www.celebritycarsblog.com/2011/03/bradley-cooper-sits-down-to-talk-cars/
Jean-Louis Trintignant: http://filmsdefrance.com/FDF_jltrintignant.html
Hugh Jackman: http://www.bornrich.com/hugh-jackman.html, http://fourtitude.com/news/Audi_News_1/audi-australia-extends-film-sponsorship-with-unique-sydney-based-drive-in-concept/
Ben Affleck: http://www.inautonews.com/ben-affleck-drives-a-tesla-model-s#.URVO3h3BF8E
Jessica Chastain: Quoted by http://www.parade.com/celebrity/personality-parade/2013/01/13/jessica-chastain-zero-dark-thirty.html, reported by http://www.justjared.com/2013/01/13/jessica-chastain-my-first-big-purchase-was-a-couch/
Suraj Sharma: http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/suraj-sharma-life-of-pi-interview/, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSjqjFT7FZA

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