From Leonardo DiCaprio to Lupita Nyong'o: 6 Must-Watch Oscar Roundtables (Video)
After miles of red carpets, hours of pundit prognostications and endless studio campaigning, the Oscars are just one week away.
For the past several months, The Hollywood Reporter has been gathering together awards season's top talent for no-holds-barred roundtable conversations detailing the gritty, uncensored stories behind making this year's Oscar contenders.
In the Actors Roundtable, Matthew McConaughey reveals how turning down a $15 million offer to take on smaller roles led to his buzzed-about career reinvention, and Jared Leto gives all the gory details about waxing his legs for Dallas Buyers Club. Watch the full interview here.
The Actresses Roundtable sees Amy Adams, Julia Roberts and Lupita Nyong'o discuss crying for Steven Spielberg, their scariest on-set moments, kissing Meryl Streep and "muff shots." Watch the freewheeling conversation here.
In the Directors Roundtable, Gravity's Alfonso Cuaron talks about dropping out of film school. American Hustle's David O. Russell, 12 Years a Slave's Steve McQueen and Captain Phillips' Paul Greengrass discuss fighting with studios, taking notes and the toll the all-consuming task of directing takes. Watch all the action here.
The Writers Roundtable welcomes Gravity's Jonas Cuaron and 12 Years a Slave's John Ridley. The screenwriters dish on awful agent advice and which public figure they'd like to write about. Watch the full conversation here.
In the Producers Roundtable, Charles Roven, Pam Williams, Michael De Luca, Dede Gardner and David Heyman talk salary disputes, dealing with directors and facing backlash for adapting beloved books. Watch the full conversation here.
As part of a The Wolf of Wall Street cover story in December, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and screenwriter Terence Winter talk about airplane orgies, scoring quaaludes and Spielberg's visit to set. Watch the full conversation here.
The Oscars take place Sunday, March 2.