Oscars: Listen to 'Awards Chatter' Podcast Episodes With 22 Nominees

Check out Scott Feinberg's in-depth conversations with actors and actresses, directors and screenwriters, songwriters and a sound mixer — from A (as in Casey Affleck) to Z (or at least W, as in Denzel Washington).
From left: Mahershala Al, Emma Stone, Denzel Washington

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 nominations. 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.


Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), best actor — LISTEN

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), best supporting actor — LISTEN

Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), best supporting actor — LISTEN

Damien Chazelle (La La Land), best director and best original screenplay — LISTEN

Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), best actor — LISTEN

Naomie Harris (Moonlight), best supporting actress — LISTEN

Isabelle Huppert (Elle), best actress — LISTEN

Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), best director and best adapted screenplay — LISTEN

Nicole Kidman (Lion), best supporting actress — LISTEN

Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana), best original song — LISTEN

Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic), best actor — LISTEN

Ruth Negga (Loving), best actress — LISTEN

Kevin O'Connell (Hacksaw Ridge), best sound mixing — LISTEN

Dev Patel (Lion), best supporting actor — LISTEN

Natalie Portman (Jackie), best actress — LISTEN

J. Ralph (Jim: The James Foley Story), best original song — LISTEN

Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals), best supporting actor — LISTEN

Sting (Jim: The James Foley Story), best original song — LISTEN

Emma Stone (La La Land), best actress — LISTEN

Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins), best actress — LISTEN

Justin Timberlake (Trolls), best original song — LISTEN

Denzel Washington (Fences), best picture and best actor — LISTEN

People closely associated with nominees...

Michael Barker and Tom Bernard (Sony Classics) — LISTEN

Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) — LISTEN

Chris Pine (Hell or High Water) — LISTEN

Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them) — LISTEN

Harvey Weinstein (The Weinstein Co.) — LISTEN

Vince Vaughn (Hacksaw Ridge) — LISTEN