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Envelope Oscar Roundtables 2019: Watch all the video interviews

Envelope Oscar Roundtables 2019: Watch all the video interviews
From left to right top row, Viggo Mortensen, Michael B. Jordan, John C Reilly. Bottom row: Steven Yeun, Willem Dafoe and Ethan Hawke gather for the actors roundtable. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Awards season means it's also roundtable season. Once again, The Envelope has gathered top talent from in front of and behind the camera for a series of in-depth group discussions. These candid conversations cover topics that include their acclaimed projects as well as the hot-button topics facing the industry at large. Keep this page bookmarked for updates throughout awards season.

Ethan Hawke, ‘First Reformed,’ and Willem Dafoe, ‘At Eternity's Gate’

Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe share notes about their working experiences with director Paul Schrader.

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Michael B. Jordan, ‘Black Panther’

Michael B. Jordan discusses the important conversation of identity at the center of "Black Panther" and how that influenced the film's global reach. "It started a conversation I never knew I needed," he says.

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Viggo Mortensen, ‘Green Book’

Viggo Mortensen describes working with Peter Farrelly, known primarily as a comedic director, on the drama "Green Book."

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John C. Reilly, ‘The Sisters Brothers’

John C. Reilly and others weigh the benefits and the drawbacks of working repeatedly with the same director.

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Steven Yeun, ‘Burning’

Steven Yeun describes why working on "Burning" was so personally meaningful to him as a Korean American and his transition coming off of "The Walking Dead."

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The Directors

BEL AIR, CA, 11/18/2018: The Envelope Live Directors Roundtable took place with Spike Lee (Black
The Envelope Live Directors Roundtable featuring Spike Lee ("BlacKkKlansman"), Ryan Coogler ("Black Panther"), Karyn Kusama ("Destroyer"), Josie Rourke ("Mary Queen of Scots") Yorgos Lanthimos ("The Favourite") and Alfonso Cuaron ("Roma"). Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

Ryan Coogler, 'Black Panther'

Director Ryan Coogler describes the political overtones of the fictional African country Wakanda in the film "Black Panther."

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Alfonso Cuaron, 'Roma'

"BlacKkKlansman" director Spike Lee and "Roma" director Alfonso Cuaron lament the decline of cinema on the big screen.

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Karyn Kusama, 'Destroyer'

"Destroyer" director Karyn Kusama discusses casting Nicole Kidman in a role traditionally played by a man.

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Yorgos Lanthimos, 'The Favourite'

"The Favourite" director Yorgos Lanthimos discusses the differences between working in theater and film, while Spike Lee complains about people watching epic movies on mobile devices.

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Spike Lee, 'BlacKkKlansman'

Coogler discusses the powerful impact of seeing Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" with his father when he was a child.

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Josie Rourke, 'Mary Queen of Scots'

Lanthimos and Josie Rourke ("Mary Queen of Scots") discuss their approaches to feminism in their filmmaking and updating their period dramas for 2018.

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