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As one of the last stops of this unusual pandemic-era awards season, the Spirit Awards gave multiple prizes to Oscar nominees ‘Nomadland,’ ‘Sound of Metal’ and ‘Promising Young Woman.’

Viola Davis, Andra Day, Chadwick Boseman and Leslie Odom Jr. will vie for Oscars for their portrayals of Black jazz and soul musicians.

The pandemic? Yes. Streaming? Yes. But L.A. Times readers have more to say about predictions of an Oscar ratings dropoff. Plus, saving Hollywood’s Cinerama Dome and more.

Jay Penske has added another asset to his growing media empire, a 50% stake in the SXSW festival.

Roundtable conversations

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Six directors tackle the idea (or is it a myth?) of controlling a film set On Now

Six directors tackle the idea (or is it a myth?) of controlling a film set

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What happens when five actresses get together and let loose? On Now

What happens when five actresses get together and let loose?

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On Now

Five actors share their views (virtually), their insecurities and tributes to Chadwick Boseman

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Rashida Jones talks about Bill Murray and pandemic life On Now

Rashida Jones talks about Bill Murray and pandemic life

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Michelle Pfeiffer talks working with cats and playing fun roles On Now

Michelle Pfeiffer talks working with cats and playing fun roles

1:38

Andra Day talks the power of Billie Holiday On Now

Andra Day talks the power of Billie Holiday

2:20

Kate Winslet, on sex scenes, and fighting “heterosexual stereotypes” in movies. On Now

Kate Winslet, on sex scenes, and fighting “heterosexual stereotypes” in movies.

1:33

Regina King on directing her first film and her love of acting On Now

Regina King on directing her first film and her love of acting

2:59

Chloé Zhao talks 'Nomadland' and how chickens have helped her through the pandemic On Now

Chloé Zhao talks 'Nomadland' and how chickens have helped her through the pandemic

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Aaron Sorkin says directing amounted to “learning how much I don’t know.” On Now

Aaron Sorkin says directing amounted to “learning how much I don’t know.”

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“Da 5 Bloods” director Spike Lee talks about the surprising inspiration for his new movie On Now

“Da 5 Bloods” director Spike Lee talks about the surprising inspiration for his new movie

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Aaron Sorkin talks directing and writing and quarantining On Now

Aaron Sorkin talks directing and writing and quarantining

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Oscar nominated director David Fincher on resurrecting his late father’s screenplay for “Mank.” On Now

Oscar nominated director David Fincher on resurrecting his late father’s screenplay for “Mank.”

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Paul Greengrass on the “optimism” of his latest film, “News of the World” On Now

Paul Greengrass on the “optimism” of his latest film, “News of the World”

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First-time director Regina King on the “One Night in Miami” On Now

First-time director Regina King on the “One Night in Miami”

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Director Chloe Zhao on the story of despair and economic displacement in of her film “Nomadland” On Now

Director Chloe Zhao on the story of despair and economic displacement in of her film “Nomadland”

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On Now

'Minari' star Steven Yeun on a role rarely seen in American movies

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On Now

Oscar winner George Clooney, director and star of 'Midnight Sky,' turns back to 'ER'

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On Now

Riz Ahmed's big life lessons from 'Sound of Metal'

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On Now

Steven Yeun on the personal connection to 'Minari'

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On Now

'Sound of Metal' star Riz Ahmed: 'I was looking for something that would overwhelm me'

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On Now

'Da 5 Bloods' actor Delroy Lindo on tapping into his character’s love of Donald Trump

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On Now

George Clooney is ready to get to work

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On Now

'Mank' star Gary Oldman says his best work is 'the next one'

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Andra Day talks the power of Billie Holiday On Now

Andra Day talks the power of Billie Holiday

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Aaron Sorkin talks directing and writing and quarantining On Now

Aaron Sorkin talks directing and writing and quarantining

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When six directors — David Fincher, Paul Greengrass, Regina King, Spike Lee, Aaron Sorkin and Chloé Zhao — recently got together to talk about their latest projects, they shared candid feelings about control on-set and the movie business in a post-COVID world.

Riz Ahmed, George Clooney, Delroy Lindo, Gary Oldman and Steven Yeun take us inside their new films and open up about their insecurities.

Michelle Pfeiffer, Rashida Jones, Kate Winslet, Vanessa Kirby and film newcomer Andra Day gather (virtually) to talk nerves, women’s stories and the trick to lengthy careers.

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