Interviews with Oscar Nominees

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The Academy Award nominations were announced this week, and a number of actors and filmmakers have been guests on the Leonard Lopate Show. Listen to those interviews!

"Nebraska" is nominated for Best Picture, and Leonard spoke with Bruce Dern, who was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role, for playing Woody in that film. Will Forte was also on, talking about playing Woody's son.

"Philomena," nominated for Best Picture, is based on the real life of Philomena Lee. She and Steve Coogan, the film's co-producer, co-writer and lead actor were on the show in November,

Jared Leto discussed playing Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club." He’s nominated for Best Actor in Supporting Role and the film is nominated for Best Picture.   

Actress Lupita Nyong’o is nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in "12 Years a Slave," which was nominated for Best Picture.

"The Act of Killing" is nominated for Best Feature Documentary, and director Joshua Oppenheimer spoke with Leonard about making the film.

Director Jehane Noujaim and activist Khalid Abdalla, who is featured in the film, were on the show to discuss "The Square," which is nominated for Best Feature Documentary and is about the revolution in Egypt.

"Twenty Feet from Stardom" is also a Best Feature Documentary nominee. Director Morgan Neville was joined by backup singers Merry Clayton and Darlene Love talked about the movie and about their careers.