Awards Chatter

Awards Chatter

'Awards Chatter' is a podcast that features in-depth interviews with the most interesting and accomplished people in show business. Created and hosted by: Scott Feinberg. Produced by: Matthew Whitehurst.

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August 12, 2022 63 min

The TV veteran of '8 Simple Rules' and 'The Big Bang Theory' reflects on her start in the business, the lessons and loss of mentor John Ritter and breaking out of sitcoms to produce and star in an HBO Max comedic thriller that has now brought her three Emmy nominations.

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The first woman of color to ever run a Hollywood studio, who is now the head of global television at the world's preeminent streamer and one of TIME's 100 most influential people in the world, reflects on climbing the ranks in a business in which no one looked like her, championing shows like 'The Mindy Project' and 'Master of None' and helping to guide to fruition 'Squid Game,' which is the biggest ...

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The Oscar-winning filmmaker and world’s most famous living New Zealander reflects on his path to filmmaking and passion for visual effects, the crazy series of events that made it possible for him to make the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and the loss of a longtime collaborator that has driven him towards documentary filmmaking, most recently with an epic docuseries about the run-up to The Beatles’ final public performance.

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August 3, 2022 31 min

Tune in to Scott’s 2014 Dodger Stadium interview with the greatest broadcaster in the history of sports, the voice of the Dodgers from 1950 in Brooklyn through 2016 in Los Angeles, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 94.

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July 26, 2022 96 min

The first Black woman ever to receive three Emmy noms in a single year reflects on her path to comedy, appearances on others' shows (e.g. 'A Black Lady Sketch Show') while trying to sell one of her own and the teachers who inspired her hit new ABC sitcom.

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July 18, 2022 64 min

The ‘SNL’ standout turned HBO auteur reflects on why he owes his career to Megan Mullally, what prevented him from enjoying his eight years in 30 Rock’s Studio 8H and how his work in the indie film ‘The Skeleton Twins’ led to the opportunity to co-create, write, direct and star in a TV series about a hitman/actor.

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During this conversation recorded at the 2015 TCM Film Festival, the legendary star of Hollywood’s Golden Age reflects on the classics she made with everyone from Hitchcock to Wilder, how she became a believer of New Age ideas and what she makes of the business today.

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The actor best known for playing a Hollywood fixer over seven seasons on Showtime and now in a Paramount+ TV movie reflects on the immense impact of his maternal grandfather, how his physical appearance has shaped his job opportunities and why he was reluctant to sign up for the TV series for which he is now best known.

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The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter reflects on the highs and lows of her long journey to stardom, how she came to preach body positivity and why she agreed to host a reality competition program for Amazon Prime.

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One of the most consequential investigative journalists of our time reflects on his complicated childhood, his reporting on Harvey Weinstein and how he and the guys behind 'RuPaul's Drag Race' turned his podcast into an Emmy-contending docuseries.

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June 15, 2022 67 min

The game-changing ESPN sportswriter turned CEO of The Ringer reflects on his rise to prominence during the early days of the Internet, his rocky tenure at ‘The Worldwide Leader in Sports’ and following ‘30 for 30’ with another ambitious docuseries.

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The singer/songwriter and actress reflects on the pros and cons of Disney Channel child stardom, finding her voice as a solo artist and getting the chance to show what she can do as an adult — opposite comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short — on her first TV series since 'Wizards of Waverly Place' ended a decade ago.

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Five badasses of Broadway discuss theater in the time of COVID, the challenges of eight shows a week, stage versus screen acting, exorbitant ticket prices, unruly audience members and more.

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The child performer turned iconic star reflects on unconventional beauty and how her career changed after Steve Martin cast her as a desirable woman in 1991's 'L.A. Story,' why 25 years ago she was reluctant to play sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw on 'Sex and the City' and what it has been like to revisit the character more than a decade after she last played her — this time with diverse costars but without Kim Ca...

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The Queen of Cannes reflects on the unrequited crush that led her to acting, the differences between French and Hollywood filmmaking and being the first actress to appear in multiple installments of the 007 franchise as the same Bond girl.

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The prolific actress behind a generation's favorite sitcom reflects on the early breaks that helped her land the part of Monica on 'Friends,' how working with Wes Craven on several 'Scream' films influenced her own directorial approach and why she feels her role on Starz's new horror/comedy series is the most layered and challenging she has ever played.

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The four-time Emmy nominees best known for 'The Good Wife' reflect on 35 years of marriage, the differences between making shows for broadcast versus streaming and juggling two vastly different series at the same time.

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May 10, 2022 53 min

The legendary funnyman, in a rare interview, reflects on how his childhood shaped his comedy, the challenges and rewards of playing multiple characters in the same project and how a line he spoke in a 1993 film inspired his new Netflix comedy series.

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One of our most respected and beloved actors reflects on starting out as a Shakespearean theater specialist, transitioning to screen acting and the challenges and rewards of playing ADA-turned-DA Jack McCoy on 17 seasons of Dick Cook's landmark legal drama for NBC.

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April 29, 2022 59 min

The world renowned chef and humanitarian reflects on popularizing tapas in America through his celebrated restaurants, what inspired him to establish World Central Kitchen to feed people in disaster areas and being the subject of a new Ron Howard-directed documentary.

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