Oscar Nominations

The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Docs: The Salt of the Earth

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Our series of conversations with the directors of the five Oscar-nominated documentaries continues with Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, the co-director of "The Salt of the Earth."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Docs: Last Days in Vietnam

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The filmmaker Rory Kennedy talks about her Oscar-nominated documentary "Last Days in Vietnam," which examines how the American evacuation from Saigon echoed the entire war.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Docs: Finding Vivian Maier

Monday, February 16, 2015

The filmmaker Charlie Siskel tells the story of a nanny who was posthumously discovered to have been a talented street photographer in his Oscar-nominated doc "Finding Vivian Maier."

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New Sounds

With Jóhann Jóhannsson

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Icelandic-born, Berlin-based composer Jóhann Jóhannsson visits our studio to introduce portions of his Oscar-nominated score to the film  - The Theory of Everything, & other works.



The Oscars in Three Minutes

Friday, February 28, 2014

Sort of. In advance of the Academy Awards, we've collected the voices of actors and filmmakers who've recently come through our studios, and who could wind up on the podium this weekend. The result is a trip.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Interviews with Oscar Nominees

Friday, January 17, 2014

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!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Preview with Kristen and Rafer

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Oscars are here, and everyone has an opinion. The hosts of the "Movie Date" podcast, Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer culture producer for The Takeaway, preview this weekend's Academy Awards. Rafer and Kristen are also hosts of the special broadcast "Oscar: Totally Naked" -- listen to it below or download it here.

The special airs at 2 and 9 today on WNYC-FM, tomorrow at 6pm on AM820, and again on Sunday at 7pm, just before the Oscars, on WNYC-FM

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Nominated Documentaries: "The Gatekeepers"

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The annual series on the best documentary Oscar nominees continues with a conversation with Dror Moreh, director of "The Gatekeepers." 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

SOTU Preview; “The Invisible War”; Why Priests?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight. David Leonhardt, Washington editor for The New York Times, previews the speech and talks about his new book on deficits and economic growth. Plus: the Oscar documentary series continues with “The Invisible War”; Pulitzer prize-winning author Garry Wills on his new book about priests, and on the Pope’s resignation; and a closer look at U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East.

→ Watch and Live Chat Tonight: Join Brian, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and others during the State of the Union. Starts at 9.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Nominated Documentaries: 'Searching for Sugar Man'

Friday, February 08, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show kicks off its yearly series on Oscar nominated feature documentaries. Today: Brian talks with "Searching for Sugarman" director Malik Bendjelloul.

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Movies on the Radio

Oscar Nominees for Best Score, and the Musical Urgency of 'Downton Abbey'

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Host David Garland is joined by film critic Dana Stevens to present music from these scores.

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Lincoln Leads Oscar Nominations with 12 Nods

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lincoln, featuring Daniel Day-Lewis and directed by Stephen Spielberg, is the big winner of Oscar nominations.



Oscars and WNYC

Thursday, January 10, 2013

WNYC looks back at the best Oscar-related conversations on our air - from Leonard Lopate's talk with Samuel L. Jackson to the real-life sex surrogate who inspired Helen Hunt's Academy Award-nominated role.

+ Full List: 'Lincoln' Leads With 12 Oscar Nominations

+ Bookmark it: Awards Night Bingo with Studio 360