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  1. 'Hidden Figures' Screenwriter Allison Schroeder: "I Grew Up Playing on the Mercury Capsule Prototypes" | Writer Oscar Roundtable

    5:00 am 12/15/2016

    "There’s a sense of comradeship [at NASA] that I’ve never seen anywhere else. You walk in, and every single person feels like their a part of that launch. We really tried to put that in the film."Read more

  2. Animation Roundtable: Seth Rogen and 6 More on Avoiding Ethnic Stereotypes and Creating Princesses Who Don't Wear Uncomfortable Shoes | Animation Oscar Roundtable

    5:30 am 12/14/2016

    A panel of top toon creators — including Byron Howard ('Zootopia), Garth Jennings ('Sing'), Travis Knight ('Kubo and the Two Strings'), Mike Mitchell ('Trolls'), John Musker ('Moana') and Mark Osborne ('The Little Prince') — reveal their surprising inspirations, when to avoid having certain characters kiss and why you have to "kill yourself" when working in animation.Read more

  3. Oliver Stone: '"Snowden' Was One of the Hardest Things I've Done" | Director Oscar Roundtable

    5:00 am 12/14/2016

    "It required so much research. It's research that kills you."Read more

  4. Denzel Washington on the Ease of 'Fences': "We Had Performed it 114 Times to Great Success" | Director Oscar Roundtable

    5:00 am 12/12/2016

    "I always thought I was too young [for 'Fences']. When I saw 53, I was 55, I'm like, 'I better hurry up.'"Read more

  5. Barry Jenkins of 'Moonlight': "I'm My Best Self on a Film Set" | Director Oscar Roundtable

    5:00 am 12/11/2016

    "You walk on a set and you just have no idea. It's all possible."Read more

  6. Mira Nair of 'Queen of Katwe': "Authenticity is a Huge Part of What Gives Me That Life [on Film]" | Director Oscar Roundtable

    5:00 am 12/10/2016

    "I always love putting incredibly skilled actors, great legendary actors sometimes, opposite people who had never thought to act before."Read more

  7. Mel Gibson of 'Hacksaw Ridge': "I Like Telling Stories Where No One Says Anything" | Director Oscar Roundtable

    5:00 am 12/9/2016

    On actor Andrew Garfield: "This kid is amazing. He speaks volumes without words, and you can see his soul through his eyeballs."Read more

  8. Director Roundtable: Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington and 4 More on Paralyzing Fears, Cast and Crew Complaints

    6:30 am 12/8/2016

    The contenders — also including Oliver Stone, Barry Jenkins, Damien Chazelle and Mira Nair — discuss first gigs, the backlash over 'The Birth of a Nation' director Nate Parker's rape trial, and their "painful" directing process: "It's like trying to cram 10  pounds of shit into a 5-pound bag." Read more

  9. 'Queen of Katwe's' Mira Nair: "Authenticity is a Huge Part of What Gives Me That Life [on Film]" | Director Oscar Roundtable

    5:00 am 12/8/2016

    "I always love putting incredibly skilled actors, great legendary actors sometimes, opposite people who had never thought to act before."Read more

  10. Mel Gibon of 'Hacksaw Ridge': "I Like Telling Stories Where No One Says Anything" | Director Oscar Roundtable

    5:00 am 12/8/2016

    "I had this actor called Andrew Garfield in the film. This kid is amazing. He speaks volumes without words, and you can see his soul through his eyeballs."Read more

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