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The Leonard Lopate Show

Oscar Nominees on the Lopate Show

Friday, February 24, 2012

The 84th annual Academy Awards take place on Sunday, and a number of the nominees have been guests on the Leonard Lopate Show this year. Here’s a list of interviews with directors and actors (and even one football coach) that you can listen to to learn more about their work:

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Your Industry's Oscar Nominations

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Academy Awards are this Sunday. Before the winners are announced, we want to know which films made the cut for your industry. Screenwriters, make-up artists, sound editors, actors, costume designers: which work would you nominate for your industry's category? What feature film, documentary, performance, or technical feat was a glaring omission from the Oscar nominations and what was spot on? Give us a call 212.433.WNYC, or post your story here!

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Studio 360

Are the Oscars Hurting Hollywood?

Friday, February 24, 2012

While it's become an annual rite to complain about the Oscars, aside from the Super Bowl, more Americans still watch the Academy Awards than any other TV show. But according to agent and producer Gavin Polone, Hollywood's biggest night may be hurting the movie industry ...

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Studio 360

No Really, It's an Honor to be Nominated

Friday, February 24, 2012

When it comes to the Oscars, cynicism is in vogue — unless, of course, you’re a first time nominee. Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey are the director and producer of the comedy Time Freak, which is nominated this year for best live action short. They're also a married couple ...

Video: A scene from Time Freak

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: Oscars Preview

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Excitement about the red carpet heats up as the 84th Annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday. Will "The Artist" walk away with best film? And will the Academy take "Bridesmaids" seriously and make Melissa McCarthy the victorious underdog? Find out who our Movie Date podcasters think will go home with a little statuette. As always we hear from Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for the Takeaway.

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Features

Look | 5 Memorable Oscars Moments

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sunday is the 84th Academy Awards ceremony and flashbulbs will be popping on the red carpet. To help get in the mood, here are a few highlights of memorable Oscars moments through the years.

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Features

Join New York Public Radio's Live Chat of the Academy Awards

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

On Sunday, WNYC will host a live chat during the ABC telecast of the Oscar Awards ceremony. Special guests include Fresh Air and New York Magazine Film Critic David Edelstein, Salon's Senior Writer on Film Andrew O'Hehir, Managing Editor of Fashion for NBC New York Laurel Pinson, Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen, Fishko Files host Sara Fishko, WQXR hosts David Garland, Jeff Spurgeon, Kerry Nolan and Elliott Forrest, and the Movie Date team from The Takeaway. Join the conversation at 8 P.M. on Sunday.

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Features

Take a Snapshot with a Real Oscar Statuette at Grand Central

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Who hasn't stood in front of a mirror, pretending to hold an Oscar and giving a thank you speech? Well, from Wednesday through Sunday, members of the public can do just that with a real Oscar statuette in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall.

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WQXR Features

Live Chat: Watch the Oscars with WQXR and WNYC

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tonight at 8 pm, join WQXR hosts Jeff Spurgeon, Elliott Forrest and David Garland for an unbridled discussion of the Academy Awards' winners and losers.

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The Takeaway

Some Closure for the West Memphis Three in 'Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory'

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

On May 5, 1993, the bodies of three 8-year-old boys were found murdered by a creek in West Memphis, Arkansas. One month later, teenagers Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley were arrested and later convicted of brutally raping, mutilating and killing the boys. After spending 18 years in prison, they were released after entering Alford pleas, a controversial plea in which defendants plead guilty while maintaining their innocence. The "Paradise Lost" trilogy has traced all of the case's developments.

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Soundcheck

'The Artist': Feeling the 'Vertigo'

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A key scene in the Oscar-nominated film “The Artist” recycles a famous piece of film music. The Wall Street Journal’s Jim Fusilli joins us to discuss the controversy over the use of Bernard Hermann’s score from an Alfred Hitchcock classic.

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Features

Vote | Give Us Your Oscar Picks

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Academy Awards ceremony will be telecast on ABC on Sunday, beginning at 8:30 P.M. (Red carpet pre-show starts at 7 P.M.) Take our Oscars survey to cast your vote for Best Picture, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress and more.

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Top Five Best Score Oscar Snubs

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It wouldn't be an Academy Awards season with out a snub -- perceived or real. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross can join the company of Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone and Duke Ellington.

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The Takeaway

'Hell and Back Again': Fighting in Afghanistan, Recovering in North Carolina

Monday, February 20, 2012

In 2009, filmmaker Danfung Dennis was embedded with U.S. Marines "Echo Company" as the marines launched a major offensive on the Taliban stronghold of Helmand province in Afghanistan. Danfung worked closely with Sergeant Nathan Harris, one of the Marines leading the charge. When Danfung returned to U.S. a few months later, he discovered that Sergeant. Harris had been gravely injured, just two weeks before his battalion was scheduled to return home. The story of Sergeant Harris’s recovery is now the focus of Danfung Dennis’s newest documentary, "Hell and Back Again."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Nominated Documentaries: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Friday, February 17, 2012

Bruce Sinofsky, director, with Joe Berlinger, of "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory," discusses the final film of the trilogy telling the story of three boys murdered in West Memphis and the campaign the filmmakers helped launch to free the teenagers convicted of the crimes. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Nominated Documentaries: If a Tree Falls

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Marshall Curry, director of If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, discusses his look at the post-9/11 prosecution of a 90s-era "eco-terrorist."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Nominated Documentaries: Pina

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Filmmaker, Wim Wenders discusses his Oscar-nominated documentary "Pina" -- a tribute to choreographer Pina Bausch, done in 3D.

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The Takeaway

Oscar Nominees on The Takeaway

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This year's Oscar nominations have been announced. Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" lead the pack with 11 nominations including one for best picture. Also nominated for best picture was the silent film "The Artist"; the George Clooney film "The Descendants"; the 9/11 drama "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"; the Southern story of domestic workers "The Help"; the romantic fantasy "Midnight in Paris"; the sports blockbuster "Moneyball"; the family chronicle "The Tree of Life"; and the World War I epic "War Horse." 

Here are the Oscar-nominated and Oscar-associated actors, directors, producers, and writers we've had on The Takeaway:

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WNYC News

Scorsese's 'Hugo' Leads Oscars with 11 Nominations

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Martin Scorsese, Stephen Daldry, Joe Berlinger and Meryl Streep were just some of the filmmakers, actors and writers nominated for Academy Awards on Tuesday.

Listen: Alec Baldwin interviews Oscar-nominated directors Stephen Daldry and Joe Berlinger on Here's the Thing.

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The Takeaway

'The Iron Lady' and 2011's Best and Worst Movies

Friday, December 30, 2011

The last week of the year brings with it Hollywood's last chance to release movies eligible for 2012's Academy Awards. "The Iron Lady" (trailer after the jump), the Margaret Thatcher biopic starring Meryl Streep is among them. The movie is getting mixed reviews, but Streep's performance is said to make her a shoo-in for this year's Oscars. The Takeaway's Movie Date podcast team gives their assessment of "The Iron Lady," and look back at their picks for the best and worst movies of 2011.

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