The 84th annual Academy Awards take place on Sunday, and a number of the nominees have been guests on the Leonard Lopate Show this year. Here’s a list of interviews with directors and actors (and even one football coach) that you can listen to to learn more about their work:
Gore Verbinski, director of Rango, nominated for Best Animated Feature.
Marshall Curry, director of If a Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front, nominated for Best Documentary Feature.
Joe Berlinger, co-director (with Bruce Sinofsky) of Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, nominated for Best Documentary Feature.
Wim Wenders, director of Pina, nominated for Best Documentary Feature.
Daniel Lindsay and T. J. Martin, directors of Undefeated, nominated for Best Documentary Feature (along with coach Bill Courtney, who is featured in the film).
Asghar Farhadi, director of A Separation, nominated for Best Foreign Language Feature.
Kenneth Branagh, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for My Week With Marilyn.
Jonah Hill, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Moneyball.
Gary Oldman, nominated for Best Actor for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Alexander Payne, nominated for Best Director for The Descendants, which was also nominated for Best Picture. Actresses Judy Greer and Shailene Woodley were also on to talk about their roles in the film.
Michel Hazanavicius, writer and director of The Artist, nominated for Best Picture. He’s also been nominated for Best Director.