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Interviews, Travel

As you read this I've just arrived in LA. After settling in at the brand new hotel The Line (it's so industrial chic inside), dinner with friends and then surely a fitful night of sleep given what happens in the morning: CHRISTMAS PRESENTS (by which I mean "Oscar Nominations!")  After that blessed event, I shall strap a tux on for the first time since my high school prom (!!!) for the Critics Choice Awards. Then jet off to meet up with Glenn and Michael at Sundance where I'll try to shift focus a bit from Oscar mania to snowbank-climbing film-festing. All of this while still wrapping 2013 up with my own awards ballots and continuing to process those Oscar nominations. I'm exhausted thinking about all this but I share it with you to lean on your collective strength.  Give it to me!

My point is this: it's a good time to take stock before the next wave of excitement. Here are a dozen plus talented showbiz beauties we talked to for the 2013 film year here at The Film Experience in case you missed any. With more to come both Oscar related and non

Brie Larson (Short Term 12)
Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Joanna Scanlan (The Invisible Woman)
Jonathan Groff (Frozen)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said)
Julie Delpy (Before Midnight)
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)
Sarah Paulson (12 Years a Slave
Joanna Scanlan (The Invisible Woman
Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave) 

Behind the Camera
Director Asghar Farhadi (The Past)
Costume Design Michael O'Connor (Invisible Woman)
Costume Design Patricia Norris (12 Years a Slave

Quick Chat
Colin Farrell & Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks)

Way Off Oscar's Path (But There's More To Film Than Shiny Gold)
Blood Brother, Five DancesClub SandwichPit StopVivien Leigh Bio

Have you been enjoying the interviews? Who would you love to talk to or read about?

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Reader Comments (9)

Happy Oscar Nom Eve!!! We're expecting warm weather in the 70's here in L A through the week. Have fun!!!

January 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267

Enjoy the nominations and the Critics Choice Awards! I'll be at Sundance; maybe we'll run into each other there!

January 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAbe

Have a great time out there. So jealous here.

January 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Have a great time! And yep, I like reading the interviews.

January 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEdward L.

Congratulations on everything!

January 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSad man

We love the interview..and you snagged some good ones with nuanced, thoughtful questions. Thanks so much Nat and keep at it!!

January 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Nathaniel! I wanted to share this link with you. Very interesting.


January 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Thanks for these.

You mentioned that one of your friends wrote a bio about Barbara Stanwyck and I just received one for Christmas. It's huge, and apparently volume 1. Wondered if was the same one written by your pal. Really enjoying it, as far as Hollywood biographies go.

January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Love the interviews and would like more (especially with actresses that don't seem to be interviewed too often by the press). A quick wishlist for 2014 -

Anna Faris (vastly underappreciated - an actress without vanity)
April Grace (how can someone do THAT in Magnolia and be offered so little in return?)
Marisa Tomei (one of the true American greats - a supporting actress legend in the making! Her forgotten or unseen performance in Factotum is, in my opinion, her very best)

January 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKermit The Frog

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