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

THR's awards columnist and podcast host Scott Feinberg revisits his conversations with recent guests ranging from Casey Affleck to Nicole Kidman to Meryl Streep to Denzel Washington.
Meryl Streep; Denzel Washington; Casey Affleck

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. I am delighted to report that 15 of my recent guests were recognized with Oscar nominations Tuesday morning, 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, for which I will be sitting down with additional nominees over the coming weeks.


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

Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), best actor — LISTEN

Naomie Harris (Moonlight), best supporting actress — LISTEN

Nicole Kidman (Lion), best supporting actress — LISTEN

Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic), best actor — LISTEN

Ruth Negga (Loving), best actress — 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

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