Oscar Roundtables

Video conversations with Academy Award-contending artists


2024 Contenders

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Directors Roundtable: Bradley Cooper, Michael Mann, Alexander Payne and more
2023 Envelope Directors Roundtable: Alexander Payne, Justine Triet, Celine Song, Bradley Cooper, Blitz Bazawule, Michael Mann

Directors Blitz Bazawule (‘The Color Purple’), Bradley Cooper (‘Maestro’), Michael Mann (‘Ferrari’), Alexander Payne (‘The Holdovers’), Celine Song (‘Past Lives’) and Justine Triet (‘Anatomy of a Fall’) on how they do what they do.

Dec. 5, 2023

2023 contenders

FULL Directors Roundtable: Rian Johnson, Jordan Peele, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Charlotte Wells & More

The directors at this year’s Envelope Roundtable -- Rian Johnson, Jordan Peele, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Maria Schrader, Charlotte Wells and Florian Zeller -- found shared experiences.

Dec. 20, 2022

FULL Actresses Roundtable: Angela Bassett, Laura Dern, Janelle Monáe, Emma Corrin & More

Bassett, Monáe, Emma Corrin, Kerry Condon, Danielle Deadwyler and Laura Dern open up about the benefits of intimacy coordinators and channeling pain.

Dec. 8, 2022

FULL Actors Roundtable: Austin Butler, Adam Sandler, Jonathan Majors, Brendan Fraser & more

Six Oscar contenders -- Austin Butler, Paul Dano, Brendan Fraser, Jonathan Majors, Bill Nighy and Adam Sandler -- talk about family, playing real people ... and mortality.

Dec. 15, 2022

2022 Contenders

For the Envelope roundtable, Kenneth Branagh, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Siân Heder, Adam McKay and Lin-Manuel Miranda come together to talk about the deep connections they all forged to their work.

Jan. 4, 2022

Six actresses at the top of their game -- Penelope Cruz, Kirsten Dunst, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, Kristen Stewart and Tessa Thompson -- dive into how to get into character, on-set safety and how best to play drunk.

Dec. 15, 2021

Javier Bardem, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Dinklage, Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac and Jared Leto gather to talk about their films, their inspirations and ... orchids exploding with blood?

Jan. 7, 2022

2021 Contenders

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

Jan. 19, 2021

What happens when five actresses get together and let loose?

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.

Feb. 9, 2021

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

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.

Jan. 26, 2021