The Race
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Damien Chazelle ('La La Land')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Damien Chazelle ('La La Land')
The 32-year-old, who already has helmed two best picture Oscar nominees and is poised to become the youngest best director Oscar winner ever, reflects on the roots of his passion for music and movies, the Harvard pal who became his closest collaborator and the rollercoaster of a journey to realizing his dream of making an original movie musical.
Oscars: Contenders Make Closing Arguments Throughout Stressed-Out City of Stars
Oscars: Contenders Make Closing Arguments Throughout Stressed-Out City of Stars
THR's awards analyst summarizes where and how nominees are courting votes in the final days before Oscar ballots are due.
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Barry Jenkins ('Moonlight')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Barry Jenkins ('Moonlight')
The 37-year-old who could become the first black filmmaker to win the best director Oscar reflects on how his tumultuous childhood has informed his work, the pals who have been by his side ever since film school and the causes and effects of the eight-year gap between his debut feature and his taboo-busting masterpiece.
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Isabelle Huppert ('Elle')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Isabelle Huppert ('Elle')
The "Meryl Streep of France," finally an Oscar nominee at the age of 63, discusses her close collaborations with Claude Chabrol and Michael Haneke, her attraction to "perverse, manipulative, icy" characters and the controversial new film for which she's received the best notices of her career.
How 'La La Land' Brought to Life That Crazy Party Sequence (Exclusive Video)
How 'La La Land' Brought to Life That Crazy Party Sequence (Exclusive Video)
The "Someone in the Crowd" sequence early in the film displays a remarkable combination of beautiful choreography, production design, cinematography, film editing and music.
Feinberg Forecast: The Final Round of Oscar Voting Is Underway
Feinberg Forecast: The Final Round of Oscar Voting Is Underway
THR's awards analyst updates his picks in the aftermath of the BAFTA, USC Scripter, Art Directors Guild, Society of Camera Operators, NAACP Image and Grammy awards.
BAFTAs: Casey Affleck, Dev Patel Wins Don't Necessarily Point the Way to Oscars
BAFTAs: Casey Affleck, Dev Patel Wins Don't Necessarily Point the Way to Oscars
THR's awards analyst notes that the awards, which are chosen by a group that includes some 500 Academy members, have a shaky track record at predicting the Oscars.
USC Scripter Awards: Why It Matters That 'Moonlight' Won (Analysis)
USC Scripter Awards: Why It Matters That 'Moonlight' Won (Analysis)
The last six recipients of this award, which celebrates adapted screenplays and the written works that inspired them, went on to win the best adapted screenplay Oscar.
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Lin-Manuel Miranda ('Moana')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Lin-Manuel Miranda ('Moana')
Poised to become, at 36, the youngest EGOT in history, the creator of 'Hamilton' reflects on that groundbreaking musical's origins and success, realizing his lifelong dream of writing music for a Disney movie while at the center of his show's "wonderful tsunami," the roots of his love of music and theater and the ambitions he has not yet fulfilled. (And yes, there will be a 'Hamilton' movie.)
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Emma Stone ('La La Land')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Emma Stone ('La La Land')
The 28-year-old critics' darling and fan favorite opens up about overcoming "debilitating" childhood anxiety through acting, moving to Hollywood at 15 (and changing her name and dyeing her hair), finding magical chemistry with Ryan Gosling in three films and, under the oversight of Damien Chazelle, breathing new life into the American movie musical.
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Dev Patel ('Lion')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Dev Patel ('Lion')
The 26-year-old British actor reflects on the life-changing impact of 'Slumdog Millionaire' — good and bad ("It was like being in a gold-plated cage") — and why he so aggressively pursued and transformed himself for the film for which he just became only the third person of Indian descent ever to receive an acting Oscar nom: "A script like this — a journey like this — is never gonna come around again."
Feinberg Forecast: Less Than a Week Remaining Before Final Oscar Voting
Feinberg Forecast: Less Than a Week Remaining Before Final Oscar Voting
THR's awards analyst steps away from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to attend the Oscar Nominees Luncheon and take the temperature of all 24 Oscar categories.