"Yes, the film is a lightning rod -- it's exciting!" Martin Scorsese says to Gold Derby about "The Wolf of Wall Street," not ruffled at all about the controversy it's sparking. "It's profane and obscene … like the money culture it covers, so I think: why not just show it? Provoke people until you take them into that mindset and actually at times find it funny. This is the sharp edge of the picture.
"This is a big issue in terms of what it says about our country – what it says about our culture, what it says about human nature."
In addition to discussing his latest film during our webcam chat, Scorsese also revisits his Oscar win as Best Director for "The Departed," which also won Best Picture.
"I must say that it was one of the great, great times of my life," he recalls. "I didn't think the academy would go for it at all …. Don't forget that I went 36 years or so without acknowledgment on that level from the academy. Yeah, I would've liked to have won for 'Raging Bull,' for 'Goodfellas,' but we didn't. But we got to make the pictures. So I can't complain."
Every actor submits only one sample episode, which will be judged by other actors (ranging from 25 to 75 per category jury) between July 28 and August 14. TV series submit six, which will be split into three pairs to be distributed randomly to about 300 voters. We now have uncovered every single title submitted for the 2014 races. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODES
We analyze the pros and cons
of episodes submitted by actors
to Emmy judges
Who submitted well? Click links below to read our in-depth analysis of each actor's episode entry.
DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Kate Burton ("Scandal")
Jane Fonda ("The Newsroom")
Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex")
Kate Mara ("House of Cards")
Margo Martindale ("The Americans")
Diana Rigg ("Game of Thrones")