KPCC's The Frame presents its 2016 Academy Awards preview, featuring many of the nominees who have visited with host John Horn to talk about their creative process in making some of last year’s most memorable films. Go behind the scenes and hear compelling interviews with many of the nominated directors, actors, writers and composers.
Plus: get Oscar insights and analysis from Kyle Buchanan, Senior Editor at New York Magazine's culture website, Vulture.
Airs Sunday, February 28 at 1pm on AM 820/NJPR and 6pm on 93.9FM/NJPR
This special was compiled from The Frame segments listed below. Click the links to hear the full-length interviews:
Sylvester Stallone on why he told “Creed” director Ryan Coogler he wouldn’t attend the Oscars if the young filmmaker didn’t want him to.
“Creed” director Ryan Coogler on how he went from "Fruitvale Station" to making a "Rocky" movie.
Why director Alejandro González Iñárritu says he’ll never make a film like “The Revenant” again.
Leonardo DiCaprio explains why he believes there’s an environmentalist undertone in “The Revenant.”
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Why director Tom McCarthy’s connection to the Catholic Church made the sex abuse scandal film a delicate project for him.
THE BIG SHORT
How director Adam McKay's "The Big Short" is a factor in the presidential races.
Actress Brie Larson on why she put herself through isolation to get into character for “Room.”
“Carol” screenwriter Phyllis Nagy on sharing a flask at a graveyard with “The Price of Salt” novelist Patricia Highsmith.
Novelist/screenwriter Emma Donoghue explains how captivity cases inspired her to create “Room.”
BEST SONG & SCORE
“Carol” composer Carter Burwell says most directors don't care if a score is "good" or "interesting."