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Tuesday February 21st, 2017

Oscars: Listen to ‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast Episodes With 22 Nominees

(Courtesy: Photofest)

(Courtesy: Photofest)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

One of the great joys of my job at The Hollywood Reporter is getting to host our “Awards Chatter” podcast, for which I conduct in-depth interviews with awards hopefuls about their lives, careers and awards-contending work. Many of my recent guests are up for Oscars on Sunday night, while several others were integrally involved with films that received noms. Below is a listing of their names and links to those conversations, in case you would like to check them out. And you also can click here to subscribe — for free — to the podcast, providing you with access to all of our past episodes and alerts about future ones.

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Sunday February 12th, 2017

BAFTAs: Casey Affleck, Dev Patel Wins Don’t Necessarily Point the Way to Oscars

Casey Affleck (Courtesy: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Casey Affleck (Courtesy: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

Team La La Land, Manchester by the Sea‘s Casey Affleck and Lion‘s Dev Patel were among the big winners at the 70th BAFTA Awards on Sunday. But do the results of the U.K.’s equivalent of the Oscars actually tell us anything about the actual Oscars ceremony that will take place in exactly two weeks?

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Wednesday February 8th, 2017

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Dev Patel (‘Lion’)

Dev Patel (Courtesy: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images)

Dev Patel (Courtesy: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

“It’s utterly overwhelming,” says the actor Dev Patel of his banner awards season as we sit down at the offices of The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of THR‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. Eight years after Patel first burst onto the scene with Slumdog Millionaire, he has, over the last six months, gone from the triumphant world premiere of the latest film in which he stars, Garth DavisLion, at September’s Toronto International Film Festival (where Slumdog also exploded onto the scene) to a best supporting actor Oscar nomination (his first, and only the third ever bestowed upon an actor of Indian descent), also picking up Golden Globe, SAG, Critics’ Choice and BAFTA noms along the way.

“What I hadn’t done before [Slumdog] was properly struggle,” Patel says, “and in-between that film and this film, that’s what I’ve done. There’s been times when I was worried — like, ‘How am I going to keep the lights on in this apartment? Am I gonna have to move back into my house in London?’ All these thoughts go through your head. And you’ve taken on roles that have not worked out well. You’ve been critically panned. You’ve been nominated for a Razzie. You’ve been everywhere. So to come [on stage at Toronto after the first screening of Lion was greeted with a rousing standing ovation] and stand next to Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman, Priyanka Bose and Garth? I felt, all of a sudden, just calm for a second, and it was nice.”

(Click below to listen to this episode or here to access all of our 100+ episodes via iTunes. Past guests include Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Eddie Murphy, Lady Gaga, Robert De Niro, Amy Schumer, Will Smith, Jennifer LopezLouis C.K., Kristen Stewart, Harvey Weinstein, Sally Field, Jerry Seinfeld, Jane Fonda, Tyler Perry, Kate WinsletMichael Moore, Helen Mirren, J.J. Abrams, Taraji P. Henson, Warren Beatty, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Eisner, Brie Larson, Sting, Natalie Portman, RuPaul, Sheila Nevins, Justin Timberlake, Lily Collins, Ryan Reynolds, Jessica Chastain, Tracy Morgan, Alicia Vikander, James Corden, Lily Tomlin, Eddie Redmayne, Sarah Silverman, Michael Keaton, Charlotte Rampling, Vince Vaughn, Nicole Kidman and Denzel Washington.)

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Sunday February 5th, 2017

Santa Barbara Film Fest: 8 Breakthrough Stars Take Their Place in the Spotlight

Honorees Dev Patel, Mahershala Ali, Simon Helberg, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Janelle Monae, Stephen Henderson, Ruth Negga and Naomie Harris (Courtesy: Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

Honorees Dev Patel, Mahershala Ali, Simon Helberg, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Janelle Monae, Stephen Henderson, Ruth Negga and Naomie Harris (Courtesy: Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

When actor Christopher Lloyd describes fellow thespians as “amazing,” you can be pretty sure that they are. And the eight that the Santa Barbara International Film Festival gathered at the Arlington Theatre on Saturday night to receive its Virtuoso Award from Lloyd in recognition of giving a breakthrough film performance — Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Simon Helberg, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Janelle Monae, Ruth Negga, Dev Patel and Aaron Taylor-Johnson — certainly fit the description.

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Friday December 23rd, 2016

Do the Golden Globes Tend to Highlight Young Talent Better Than the Oscars?

Hailee Steinfeld in 'The Edge of Seventeen' (Courtesy: STX Entertainment)

Hailee Steinfeld in ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ (Courtesy: STX Entertainment)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

The Oscars might be considered the tip-top of the awards season each and every year, but the Golden Globes are certainly fulfilling one thing this year: highlighting young acting talent. The recent nominations feature five actors and actresses who are less than 30 years of age in the lead and supporting categories across genres. So let’s get to know these contenders, shall we?

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Thursday December 15th, 2016

Oscars 2017: The One Thing That Could Keep ‘Lion’ From a Best Picture Nom

Dev Patel in 'Lion' (Courtesy: Long Way Productions)

Dev Patel in ‘Lion’ (Courtesy: Long Way Productions)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Aside from the amazing characters, acting, and storytelling in Lion, the film had another unique aspect to it: just how much non-English is spoken. The Garth Davis-directed drama is considered a frontrunner by most critics in the best picture at the 2017 Oscars — but will language hold it back in the long run? Let’s take a look at history and see what we can learn.

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Friday June 29th, 2012

Critics Greet Early Eps of Sorkin’s ‘Newsroom’ with Tepid Reviews

By Rachel Bennett

The premiere of Aaron Sorkin’s eagerly awaited The Newsroom came and went Sunday, but the reviews did not match the hype.

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Sunday June 5th, 2011

AN EXCITING NEW ADDITION TO OUR COVERAGE ON SCOTTFEINBERG.COM

Dear Readers:

My first love will always be the movies… but I’m also very passionate about television — past and present, popular and obscure, highbrow and lowbrow, etc.

I minored in film studies at college, but I also took classes on television, its history, and its cultural impact, all of which I loved, and I’ve continued to independently study those subjects in the years since.

When I operated AndTheWinnerIs.blog.com, the previous incarnation of my current Web site, I wrote numerous long-form posts about television (analyzing the roots of America’s fascination with “24,” the implications of America’s obsession with “American Idol,” etc.).

For that blog, and/or my former Los Angeles Times blog, and/or my current blog, and/or a book project that I have been researching for several years, I have extensively interviewed loads of people who are largely — and, in some cases, exclusively — associated with the small screen (including Gene Barry, Kitty Carlisle, Michael Cera, Richard Chamberlain, Thomas Haden Church, Angie Dickinson, Zac Efron, Matthew Fox, Anne Francis, Jennifer Garner, Betty Garrett, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Woody Harrelson, Hugh Hefner, Paris Hilton, Norman Jewison, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Melissa Leo, Benjamin McKenzie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dev Patel, Joan Rivers, Keri Russell, Eva Marie Saint, Michael Shannon, Aaron Sorkin, Mark Wahlberg, Ruth Warrick, Michelle Williams, etc.).

When I’ve made my fairly regular appearances on WTNH-8, the ABC News affiliate in New Haven, Connecticut, for which I serve as an entertainment contributor, I have talked about not only about matters pertaining to film, but also to television.

And, after the last Oscar season came to an end, I made a big decision: namely, that I will devote each year’s Oscar “off-season,” which spans roughly March through September, to posting significantly more television-related coverage — news, analysis, interviews, etc. — on ScottFeinberg.com.

This week, for instance, I’ll be conducting Flip-Cam interviews with John Slattery, the thrice Emmy-nominated actor who plays roguish Roger Sterling on “Mad Men,” and Michael Kenneth Williams, who has followed up his unforgettable portrayal of Omar Little on “The Wire” with another impressive turn as Chalky White on “Boardwalk Empire.” Then, next week, I’ll head into New York to speak with the ageless TV icon Betty White, who has helped to propel “Hot in Cleveland” to the highest ratings of any show on TV Land. And then I’ll be heading out to Los Angeles for a week, during which I’ll conduct several other interviews, including one with youngster Kiernan Shipka, whose role as young Sally Draper on “Mad Men” has grown more complex with each season of the show, and another with veteran June Lockhart, who we’ll always remember as the mother on both “Lassie” and “Lost in Space.”

For all of these reasons, I was very delighted to become one of the charter members of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association — an off-shoot of the 16-year-old Broadcast Film Critics Association, of which I am also a member — when it was formed earlier this year, and I’m very excited for 9am EST tomorrow morning, when we’ll be able to share with you the nominees for our first-ever Critics’ Choice Television Awards. The CCTA, which will take place on Monday, June 20th, at the Beverly Hills Hotel, will be hosted by Cat Deeley, the host of “So You Think You Can Dance,” and will be broadcast to viewers around the world on ReelzChannel and VH1.com. (I served on this year’s nominating committee for the drama branch, and I couldn’t be more pleased with our members’ selections, as well as those of the entire voting body.)

I hope that those of you who have been kind enough to read and support me over the years that I have been blogging about film will continue to do so now that I’ll be incorporating television into my coverage a lot more, as well. I think it will be an exciting, interesting, and fun new chapter for the site.

All my best,

Scott