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'Awards Chatter' is a weekly podcast, moderated by THR awards analyst Scott Feinberg, featuring musings about the Oscar, Emmy and Tony races, as well as in-depth interviews with top contenders for those prizes.

'Awards Chatter' is a weekly podcast, moderated by THR awards analyst Scott Feinberg, featuring musings about the Oscar, Emmy and Tony races, as well as in-depth interviews with top contenders for those prizes.
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'Awards Chatter' is a weekly podcast, moderated by THR awards analyst Scott Feinberg, featuring musings about the Oscar, Emmy and Tony races, as well as in-depth interviews with top contenders for those prizes.

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English


Episodes

Bob Shaye - 'Ambition'

10/14/2019
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Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Duration:01:39:58

Pedro Almodóvar - 'Pain and Glory'

10/7/2019
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The most celebrated Spanish auteur since Buñuel reflects on the revolutionary period from which he and his colorful films emerged, why he has avoided Hollywood and what makes his 21st features his most personal yet. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Duration:00:44:10

Jonathan Pryce - 'The Two Popes' & 'The Height of the Storm'

9/30/2019
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The revered vet of stage and screen reflects on the tragedy that struck his family when he was a young actor; finding himself at the center of the infamous 'Miss Saigon' controversy; why he turned down 'Game of Thrones' before signing on to play the High Sparrow; and what it's like playing Pope Francis in one of the year's most acclaimed films. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Ryan Gabos and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Duration:01:05:03

Randy Newman - ‘Marriage Story’ & ‘Toy Story 4’

9/25/2019
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The legendary singer/songwriter and film composer reflects on his half-century career, nine films with Pixar and composing his first dramatic score in decades for Noah Baumbach. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Duration:01:10:29

Renée Zellweger - 'Judy'

9/19/2019
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One of the outstanding actresses of her generation reflects on the roles that made her 'America's Sweetheart,' the downfall of her frequent collaborator Harvey Weinstein, the personal turmoil that led her to step away from the biz for six years and her performance as Judy Garland that many are calling her best work yet. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Duration:01:09:12

Tom Hanks - 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'

9/10/2019
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The legendary actor returns to the podcast, this time for a free-form conversation covering topics such as how he evaluates the success of his films, how his countenance has impacted his career, why he was so influenced by Robert Duvall and Jason Robards and why the many heroes he has played — most recently, Fred Rogers — are all very different. But first: Matt Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter's editorial director, joins Scott to discuss the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film...

Duration:01:12:21

Bill Gates - 'Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates'

9/2/2019
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The man, myth and legend of tech and philanthropy — founder of Microsoft and cofounder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — reflects on his trailblazing work with computer software, starting the largest private philanthropic foundation in history and cooperating with a Netflix docuseries. But first: Davis Guggenheim, the documentary filmmaker best known for the Oscar-winning 'An Inconvenient Truth,' joins Scott to discuss his career and his aforementioned Netflix docuseries about Bill...

Duration:00:57:09

Margaret Qualley - ‘Fosse/Verdon’ & ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

8/26/2019
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The 24-year-old breakout star — an Emmy nominee for FX’s limited series and a scene-stealer in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film — reflects on growing up as Andie MacDowell’s daughter, abandoning dancing and modeling for acting and how HBO’s ‘The Leftovers,’ a Spike Jonze perfume ad and the indie ‘Novitiate’ all set the stage for her crazy 2019. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Joshua Farnham and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Duration:00:56:27

Patricia Clarkson - 'Sharp Objects'

8/19/2019
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One of the most respected actresses of her generation reflects on her decision to forgo having a family and focus singularly on acting, how she broke out of suburban mom type roles and became a queen of the art house and why her part on HBO's acclaimed limited series was among the most challenging she has ever played. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Duration:00:56:47

Remembering Peter Fonda (1940-2019)

8/17/2019
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Tune in to Scott's 2015 conversation with the son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda, who made his own name in the 1969 counter-culture classic 'Easy Rider' and later earned a best actor Oscar nom for 1997's 'Ulee's Gold.' He died of lung cancer at the age of 79 on Friday. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Jessie Katz and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Duration:00:59:29

Ben Stiller - 'Escape at Dannemora'

8/12/2019
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One of the funniest actors and most talented directors in Hollywood reflects on growing up the son of a legendary comedy team, his inner-conflict about starring in broad comedies versus directing more serious work and what went in to making the seven-part Showtime limited series for which he is up for two Emmys. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Duration:01:31:48

Josh Gondelman - 'Last Week Tonight' & 'Desus & Mero'

8/7/2019
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The rising-star comedian and writer, who won three Emmys and two Peabodys for his contributions to HBO's John Oliver vehicle before moving over to Showtime's first late night show, reflects on venturing into standup, co-creating Modern Seinfeld and working with talents spanning the spectrum of senses of humor. But first: Gil Robertson, the co-founder and co-chief of the African-American Film Critics Association, joins Scott to discuss his career and organization, which will present its...

Duration:01:57:36

Lulu Wang - 'The Farewell'

7/31/2019
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The breakout filmmaker behind one of 2019's most acclaimed films — and the year's highest per-theater-average gross — reflects on her family's immigrant experience, hirings and firings she experienced en route to her breakthrough and what Hollywood should learn from the success of her very personal film. But first: Meher Tatna, who just wrapped a two-year term as president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, joins Scott to discuss her life and the origins, controversies and...

Duration:01:27:08

Giancarlo Esposito - 'Better Call Saul'

7/24/2019
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The great character actor reflects on his four collaborations with Spike Lee, subsequent struggles that left him suicidal and the career renaissance made possible by Vince Gilligan's 'Breaking Bad' and its prequel. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Joshua Farnham and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Duration:01:29:09

David Crosby - 'David Crosby: Remember My Name'

7/19/2019
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The rock and roll legend from The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, who is the subject of an acclaimed new documentary, begins reflecting on his rollercoaster life and career before having a meltdown and forcing Scott to terminate the interview, an ‘Awards Chatter’ first. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Duration:00:39:47

George Schlatter - 'Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate'

7/15/2019
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One of the most influential producers in the history of television — a man best known for creating and producing the landmark variety sketch series 'Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In' — reflects on that show's origins, impact and legacy, most recently on display in a tribute show on Netflix. But first: THR's Matthew Belloni, Daniel Fienberg, Lesley Goldberg and Michael O'Connell join Scott to dissect Tuesday morning's announcement of the 71st Emmy nominations. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg,...

Duration:01:27:23

Rhea Seehorn - 'Better Call Saul'

6/21/2019
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The actress best known for playing Kim Wexler on AMC's 'Breaking Bad' prequel opens up about her roots as a character actress, what she learned from prior short-lived TV series and what it's like to play her current show's only principal character whose fate is not already known. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Duration:01:36:36

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero - 'Desus & Mero'

6/17/2019
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The late night hosts with the youngest and most diverse audience reflect on how they were shaped by being first-generation Americans from the Bronx, how social media led to their podcast and TV shows and what makes their new current program different from competitors'. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and produced by Matthew Whitehurst and Joshua Farnham.

Duration:01:15:27

David Letterman - 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction'

6/11/2019
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The standup and late night comedy legend, who rarely grants interviews, opens up about why he pursued a public life despite immense shyness, why he adored Johnny Carson and has mixed feelings about Jay Leno, why he retired from 'Late Show' only to return two years later with a longform interview series on Netflix, what he thinks of today's late night hosts and how he feels now about his former frequent guest Donald Trump. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Harley Yanoff and...

Duration:01:12:09

Bob Mackie - 'The Cher Show'

6/8/2019
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One of the greatest fashion designers and costume designers for the last 60 years reflects on his famous clients (including Judy Garland, Carol Burnett and Cher), his most iconic outfits (from the 'Gone with the Wind' parody dress for 'The Carol Burnett Show' to Cher’s various Oscar outfits) and finally being accepted by the fashion world establishment. But first: David Rooney, THR's chief theater critic, joins Scott to preview Sunday night's 73rd Tony Awards. Credits: Hosted by Scott...

Duration:01:45:19