Leonard Lopate Interviews with 2017 Oscar Nominees

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The Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards airs on Sunday, February 26th! Click on the links below to listen to our interviews with 2017 Oscar nominees. 

Captain Fantastic

We discussed "Captain Fantastic" with actor Viggo Mortensen and director Matt Ross.


We talked to award-winning French actress Isabelle Huppert about her starring role in "Elle." 

Fire at Sea

Director Gianfranco Rosi joined us to discuss his documentary, “Fire at Sea."

Florence Foster Jenkins

We talked to director Stephen Frears about his film, “Florence Foster Jenkins.”

Jim: The James Foley Story

Diane Foley, the mother of James Foley, and James' friend and filmmaker Brian Oakes joined us to discuss the HBO documentary “Jim: The James Foley Story."

Kubo and the Two Strings

We were joined by Travis Knight, who directed and produced the critically acclaimed animated film, “Kubo and the Two Strings."

Land of Mine

Martin Zandvliet joined us to talk about his film, "Land of Mine," which he wrote and directed. 

Life, Animated

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried talked to us about his role in the documentary “Life, Animated."


Actor Dev Patel joined us to discuss his starring role in the film, “Lion."

Dev Patel Stars in LION (reprinted with permission from The Weinstein Company)


We were joined by filmmaker Jeff Nichols and actors Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, who star as Richard and Mildred Loving, to discuss their film “Loving.”

Manchester By the Sea

Director/screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan and actor Lucas Hedges joined us to discuss their film, “Manchester by the Sea.”


Director Barry Jenkins and actress Naomie Harris talked to us about their film, “Moonlight.”

OJ: Made in America

Director/producer Ezra Edelman discusses his five-part documentary, “O.J.: Made in America,” with us.


Actor Andrew Garfield joined us to talk about his starring role in Director Martin Scorsese’s film, “Silence.”


Actor Tom Hanks joined us to discuss his leading role as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger in Director Clint Eastwood's "Sully." 


The Salesman

We were joined by writer-director Asghar Farhadi to discuss his latest film, “The Salesman.”

Actors Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti in 'The Salesman' (reprinted with permission from Cohen Media Group).


Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore joined us to talk about their animated feature, “Zootopia.”

ZOOTOPIA – Pictured: Judy Hopps. ©2016 Disney. All Rights Reserved.


Filmmaker Ava DuVernay joined us to talk about her documentary, “13th.”