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'Awards Chatter' is a podcast that features in-depth interviews with the most interesting and accomplished people in show business. Created and hosted by: Scott Feinberg Produced by: Matthew Whitehurst

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The character actor's character actor — there's a reason the 'Six Degrees' game is named after him — reflects on lessons learned from early projects like 'Animal House' and 'Diner,' why he sabotaged his own stardom after 'Footloose,' how he later reinvented himself as a character actor and why his attitudes towards television changed. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tina Fey - 'Girls5eva'

Tina Fey - 'Girls5eva'

2021-06-0759:36

The beloved comedy writer, actress and producer — the first female head-writer and second female 'Weekend Update' anchor in the history of 'Saturday Night Live' — reflects on the roots of her interest in comedy; her 'SNL' experience, from Poehler to Palin; and her experiences with series TV, from '30 Rock' to her pandemic projects 'Mr. Mayor' and 'Girls5Eva.' Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The thrice Oscar-nominated and twice Emmy-winning founder/CEO of Blumhouse, who the New York Times called "the king of low-budget horror movies," reflects on getting his start by producing college roommate Noah Baumbach's directorial debut, becoming an independent producer after years of working for Harvey Weinstein and making his name with breakout hits like 'Paranormal Activity,' 'The Purge,' 'Insidious' and 'Get Out.' Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The comedienne who went viral with her videos lip-syncing Donald Trump reflects on walking away from a Google to pursue comedy, what it was like becoming famous during a global pandemic and her new Netflix comedy special. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The indie darling turned Marvel star reflects on what she learned from older sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley, overcoming debilitating panic attacks as her own career suddenly exploded and finally getting to portray Wanda Maximoff's humor and complexity on Disney+'s first MCU TV series. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The brilliant and funny writer, talker and thinker reflects on how she first wound up in New York, her decades-long battle with writer's block and what it's like being the subject of a Martin Scorsese documentary and docuseries. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The 25-year-old breakout star of Netflix’s most popular limited series ever reflects on her unusual childhood, the twists of fate that led her to modeling and screen acting and why she almost quit the biz just before ‘Emma’ went into production. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The revered stage and screen actor reflects on his decades of commercials and guest spots before becoming famous at 43, the happy accidents that led Vince Gilligan to cast him on 'Breaking Bad' and what it was like, seven years after that show ended, to return to TV in the limited series format. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pete Docter - 'Soul'

Pete Docter - 'Soul'

2021-04-1401:27:54

Pixar's chief creative officer, a writer/director who is the most Oscar-nominated person in the history of the best animated feature category, reflects on the roots of his love of animation, transitioning from hand-drawn to computer and succeeding John Lasseter. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Martin Luther King of the disability rights movement reflects on how polio shaped her childhood, why she became an activist and the legacy of the camp at the center of Netflix’s Oscar-nominated documentary in which she appears. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The four-time Grammy winner reflects on adopting a moniker that stands for “Having Everything Revealed,” helping to repopularize R&B and landing an Oscar nom for her new tune “Fight for You.” Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The trailblazing superstar reflects on growing up between India and America, winning the Miss World beauty pageant and building an international acting career. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The legendary star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, one of America's top box office attractions in the 1950s and the leading lady of the greatest movie of all time according to Sight & Sound’s famous poll, Alfred Hitchcock's 'Vertigo,' reflects on the challenges and rewards of the studio system, what really happened between her and Sammy Davis Jr. and why she abandoned Hollywood for a quiet life making art and caring for animals in Oregon. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Grammy-nominated singer and Golden Globe-winning actress talks about her path from a strip mall to Stevie Wonder, creating the unofficial BLM anthem "Rise Up" and why it seems she was fated to portray Billie Holiday in Lee Daniels' new film. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The fan favorite and youngest-ever best actress in a drama series Emmy winner, for HBO's 'Euphoria,' reflects on the roots of her love for acting, navigating child stardom and why she and the writer/director Sam Levinson bring out the best in each other. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Oscar-winning Welsh actor best known for playing Hannibal Lecter reflects on getting early breaks from Laurence Olivier, leaving the stage and ending up on the screen in 1973 and becoming a major star at 53. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gary Oldman - 'Mank'

Gary Oldman - 'Mank'

2021-02-2301:50:25

One of the great chameleonic actors of his generation reflects on his British working-class roots, the personal things that have shaped his professional journey (from alcoholism to single fatherhood) and the challenges and rewards of playing people who actually lived, from Sid Vicious to Herman J. Mankiewicz. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
55 years into a legendary career, one of the few people ever to be a bona fide movie star as both a child and an adult reflects on what got her into and keeps her in the game, why she's drawn to characters who could have been — and sometimes were written to be — males, and how her objectives changed when she turned 50. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Oscar-winning actor and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman reflects on his transformation from homeless to heartthrob, totally committing to his parts and very nearly quitting acting before ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’ Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The man who made hip hop mainstream reflects on becoming a mogul by 23, the east/west feud that claimed his best friend and expanding his brand into fashion, vodka and socially-important films like a new short about police brutality on which he is an executive producer. But first: Travon Free, the Emmy-winning writer and co-director of 'Two Distant Strangers,' discusses the short's origin story and desired impact. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Студент Большой

Great episode 👍 Love Lizzie 😊

May 25th
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Maria Ray

Great episode, Sandra is amazing and the interviewer did a great job!

Aug 29th
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Reggie Williams

I enjoyed this episode.

Jul 4th
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walhus

great interview

Sep 27th
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