October 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm #116065
PBS to Air Hollywood Reporter Roundtables as Holiday Event Series
Broadcast of the five-part series, which features Hollywood’s leading Oscar contenders such as Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Emma Thompson, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuaron and Forest Whitaker in intimate discussions, kicks off Dec. 22 on PBS SoCal.
The Hollywood Reporter and PBS SoCaL have partnered to produce The Hollywood ReporterRoundtables series, which features Hollywood’s leading Academy Award contenders in intimate discussions. Broadcast of the five-part series kicks off Dec. 22 and will continue premiering episodes during the holiday season through Dec. 30 on PBS SoCaL. PBS SoCaL reaches more than 18 million viewers in Southern California on its HD channel (KOCE), including viewers in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Emma Thompson, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuaron and Forest Whitaker are among the A-list stars slated to appear. The Hollywood Reporter will continue to feature a photographic and print version of the series in its weekly magazine, in its weekly iPad edition at THR.com/ipad and online at THR.com.October 23, 2013 at 1:58 am #116067
It’s remarkable how many different avenues and opportunities there are for potential nominees to campaign in these days. Apart from the usual award shows ie, Ampas screenings, interviews and now indepth roundtable discussions.
Hopefully the many Independent films, and films that were released earlier in the year use these avenues to their atvantage. (Mud, 42 and the others)October 30, 2013 at 11:42 am #116069
Interesting line-up, as these roundtables tend to have the favorite for each category in them and it doesn’t appear to be the case here.November 6, 2013 at 11:19 am #116070
Next roundtable The Writers: George Clooney and Grant Heslov for The Monuments Men, Jonas Cuaron for Gravity, Julie Delpy for Before Midnight, Nicole Holofcener for Enough Said, John Ridley for 12 Years A Slave, Danny Strong for Lee Daniels’ The ButlerNovember 8, 2013 at 12:27 pm #116071
The actors roundtable was soooo boring but the writers roundtable is great.
I think John Ridley has the adapted screenplay win LOCKED.November 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm #116072
So we now know that the Actress Roundtable thus far is Oprah, Julia Roberts, Emma Thompson, and Octavia Spencer —
Any guesses on the final three?November 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm #116073
Both Jordan and Spencer are campaigning early I see. I knew Weinstein was not gonna give up on Fruitvale Station. Now watch this make a comeback in the race as the weeks go by.November 11, 2013 at 7:23 pm #116074
These roundtables are censored this year. All of the profanity is muted. Why are we watching the PBS version of these things on the internet?November 12, 2013 at 7:00 am #116075
These roundtables are censored this year. All of the profanity is muted. Why are we watching the PBS version of these things on the internet?
Especially since they posted the actors one with a “full uncensored” title.November 14, 2013 at 11:52 am #116076
Next roundtable: Steve â€¯McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Paulâ€¯ Greengrass (Captain Phillips),
Davidâ€¯ O.â€¯Russell (American Hustle), Benâ€¯ Stiller (The Secret Life of
Walter Mitty), Alfonsoâ€¯ Cuaron (Gravity) and Leeâ€¯ Daniels (The Butler)
join THR’s Matt Belloni and Stephen Galloway to discuss their moviesNovember 14, 2013 at 2:31 pm #116077
There are some people who never do these roundtables. Scorsese, Spielberg, Meryl. Some of the best discussions happen at the guild screenings/pre-awards ceremonies. Last year Spielberg, Bigelow, and Lee were on the same stage for the DGA Awards breakfast discussion Q&A—it’s too bad it wasn’t published online.November 18, 2013 at 11:58 am #116078
Add Lupita Nyong’o to the THR Actress Roundtable! That’s Oprah, Julia Roberts, Emma Thompson, Octavia Spencer, Lupita Nyong’o
At the Fox Searchlight holiday party in Los Angeles on Friday though, Nyong’o told us that it was Oprah who recently rendered her speechless during her most surprising interaction of the award season lead-up. “I did the Hollywood Reporter roundtable with her,” Nyong’o remembered, explaining that the talk legend sneak-attacked her. “I was sitting at my makeup station and the hair stylist looked at me in the mirror and mouthed, ‘Oprah.’ I was like, ‘What?!’ It was like slow motion. I got up. I turned around and she was there. Her arms were outstretched and she gave me a big hug. She was like, ‘You were amazing!’”
How does one even respond to such unexpected affection from the world’s reigning media empress? “I was like, ‘Hi Oprah,’” she said, squeaking out the last two words. “It just happened. Time is a blur. I don’t even know what day it is. She was just such a lovely woman. So ordinary and yet so extraordinary.”
Her interaction was made slightly less intimidating by the fact that, minutes before, she had been introduced to some other Hollywood heavyweights. “Before that, I had just met Emma Thompson and Julia Roberts. By the time I met [Oprah], I was a little numb. And then the next day, I met Harrison Ford.”November 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm #116079
Lol. Adorable exchange.November 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm #116080
Next roundtable The Cinematographers Barry Ackroyd (Captain Phillips), Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave), Bruno
Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis), Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska) and
Stuart Dryburgh (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) sit down for a candid