Oscar Nominations on the Lopate Show

Friday, February 08, 2013 - 12:13 PM

We've spoken with a number of actors, directors, and writers of some of the films nominated for Oscars this year. The Academy Awards will be held Sunday, February 24. In the meantime, you can listen to those interviews here!

John Gatins was here in November to discus "Flight," with the film's director Robert Zemeckis. Gatins wrote the screenplay, which has been nominated for Best Original Screenplay. Listen to that interview here.  

"Silver Linings Playbook" has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. David O. Russell was on the Lopate Show in January to discuss the film, which he wrote and directed. Listen to that interview here.

"Django Unchained" has been nominated for Best Picture. we spoke with Samuel L. Jackson about his role in the film and his career. Listen to that interview here.

"Argo" is up for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. We spoke with former CIA agent Antonio Mendez, who wrote the book on which the movie is based—listen to that interview here. And Chris Terrio, who wrote the screenplay, is coming on the show Tuesday, February 12. 

The documentary "How to Survive a Plague," about AIDS activists in the early 1980s, has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature. Director David France was on our show in September, along with activist Peter Staley, who is featured in the film. Listen to that interview here

Director Dror Moreh was on the show to discuss "The Gatekeepers," which is nominated for Best Documentary Feature. Listen to that interview here.

"Searching for Sugarman" is also up for Best Documentary Feature. We spoke with director Malik Bendjelloul and Rodriguez, the subject of the film, in July. Listen to that interview here.

Jon Alpert and Matt O'Neill were here February 8 to discuss "Redemption," which has been nominated for Best Documentary Short. Listen to that interview here.




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