Oscars: 23 Nominees Speak with THR’s ‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast

Check out Scott Feinberg’s in-depth conversations with actors and actresses, directors and screenwriters, producers and songwriters, a cinematographer, a composer and a documentarian — from A (or at least B, as in Mary J. Blige) to Z (as in Hans Zimmer).

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. Twenty-three of our guests are nominated for awards at Sunday night’s 90th Oscars. Their names — and links to listen to their episodes — appear below. You also can click here to subscribe — for free — to the podcast, providing you with access to all of our 200-plus past episodes and alerts about future ones.


Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), best supporting actress and best original song — LISTEN

Kobe Bryant (Dear Basketball), best animated short — LISTEN

Timothee Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), best actor — LISTEN

Common (Marshall), best original song — LISTEN

Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), best supporting actor — LISTEN

Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), best picture, best director and best original screenplay — LISTEN

Bryan Fogel (Icarus), best documentary feature — LISTEN

Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), best director and best original screenplay — LISTEN

James Ivory (Call Me by Your Name), best adapted screenplay — LISTEN

Allison Janney (I, Tonya), best supporting actress — LISTEN

Rachel Morrison (Mudbound), best cinematography — LISTEN

Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), best original screenplay — LISTEN

Jordan Peele (Get Out), best picture, best director and best original screenplay — LISTEN

Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World), best supporting actor — LISTEN

Margot Robbie (I, Tonya), best actress — LISTEN

Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), best supporting actor — LISTEN

Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), best actress — LISTEN

Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game), best adapted screenplay — LISTEN

Steven Spielberg (The Post), best picture — LISTEN

Meryl Streep (The Post), best actress — LISTEN

Diane Warren (Marshall), best original song — LISTEN

Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.), best actor — LISTEN

Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk), best original score — LISTEN


Tom Hanks (The Post), star of best picture nominee — LISTEN

Lisa Nishimura (Heroin(e), Icarus and Strong Island), distributor of best documentary feature and short nominees — LISTEN

Bob Odenkirk (The Post), star of best picture nominee — LISTEN

Allison Williams (Get Out), star of best picture nominee — LISTEN