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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 Australian multi-hyphenate reflects on the filmmaking collective that he helped to establish 25 years ago, leveraging an early role in 'Star Wars' and the varied credits that have followed, from 'Warrior' to 'Loving' to, most recently, Barry Jenkins' acclaimed limited series adaptation of Colson Whitehead's bestselling novel. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Carroll Baker - Film Legend

Carroll Baker - Film Legend

2021-07-0501:19:53

The star of Hollywood's Golden Age turned author, who is now 90 and celebrating the 65th anniversary of her start in the movies in 'Giant' and 'Baby Doll,' shares the pros and cons of being a sex symbol, memories of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe and thoughts about the #MeToo movement — including an unpopular opinion of Bill Cosby, who was unexpectedly released from prison the next day. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The best character actor working today, according to a 2021 industry survey, reflects on how he came to acting by way of the scene shop, why he quit the profession for two years in the early 2000s and what explains his remarkable past decade — a Tony nom, an Emmy nom (with another likely next month) and roles in five best picture Oscar nominees, two of which won. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sarah Paulson - 'Ratched'

Sarah Paulson - 'Ratched'

2021-06-2101:24:39

The first lady of television reflects on how her challenging childhood shaped her as a person and an actress, early jobs that were expected to be game-changers but proved not to be and the origins and evolution of her close collaboration with Ryan Murphy. Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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'

2021-06-0759:361

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'

2021-04-1401:26:46

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
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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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