Videos: Contender Interviews

Exclusive interviews with nominees for the 2014 Academy Awards by Gold Derby editors.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu tries not to get too flustered by the compet..
If you were watching "The Grand Budapest Hotel" in a theater last s..
"I try to design costumes that say who they are in some ways, like Rapun..
"I was regularly very, very frightened making this film," says dire..
"I didn't anticipate getting the [awards] attention for the song ini..
"The sexuality was stuff I'd never done before in a film, but I had ..
"The biggest challenge was to create something that didn't feel tire..
"When you read 'Wild,' it cracks your heart wide open and you fe..
Visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin faced a sizeable challenge with "..
Nathan Crowley has earned Oscar nominations for his work on two Christopher N..
Gregg Landaker, who served as sound re-recording mixer on Christopher Nolan&#..
"Early on, I wrote 'love' on the cover of the script and circled..
When looking over the Best Picture predictions of 25 Oscar experts at Gold De..
After working with him on four films (the "Batman" trilogy, "I..
"There was some kind of a vision for this to happen. The moment there..
"I'm a realist … sometimes you're popular, sometimes you&..
"I wanted to make a movie about a jazz drummer that would play like a th..
"I think the music needed to very much underscore the emotions of the st..
When I tell "Whiplash" star J.K. Simmons that 14 of Gold Derby'..
Mark Ruffalo co-stars in the film "Foxcatcher" and is a strong fron..

Exclusive interviews with top rivals for Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and Emmys by Gold Derby editors.

"It was total disbelief because it’s a nomination from your peers,..
"The series has been criticized for the kind of depressing tone to it, b..
Gina Rodriguez looks to make history at this year's Golden Globes by land..
Last year Starz broke into the Golden Globes race with a win for Jacqueline B..
Uzo Aduba is looking to add a Golden Globe Award to her mantel next to her Be..
Liev Schreiber ('Ray Donovan') chats with Gold Derby editor Chris Bea..
Ben McKenzie ('Gotham') chats with Gold Derby editor Matt Noble.
Joshua Jackson ('The Affair') chats with Gold Derby editor Matt Noble..
"Being an actor is great," says Carrie Coon in our video chat (watc..
"I just thought it was the most original and very unusual for a period p..
"There is no bag of tricks. You better get your act together, girl,"..
"The more I worked on it, the more I thought of my mom," admits&nbs..
"It's like a dream come true," said Lisa Kudrow during her chat..
On "American Horror Story: Freak Show," Finn Wittrock plays derange..
"There's a lot of twists and turns coming up, that's for sure,&q..
"The blood is really pumping out of those bodies," declared Mi..
Justin Theroux wasn't sure what would happen to his character, small-town..
"Television is a lot like the wild west these days," says John Benj..
Ruth Wilson is a potential Golden Globes contender for her performance as a m..
"It was time for him to completely just lash out and completely just lac..
"It's all taking place in the shadow of this enormously terrifying a..
If there was a prize strictly for diversity among this year's Emmy nomine..
Mark Ruffalo stars in HBO's "The Normal Heart," about the early..
"I don't know if you can ever anticipate this. I mean, 12 is a lot o..
"It’s physically impossible to put words to how I knew both organi..
"It was a hefty show to do," Julia Louis-Dreyfus tells us about sho..
Allison Janney has a strong chance of winning two acting Emmy Awards in the s..
At January's Screen Actors Guild Awards,"Modern Family" star Ty..
On the most recent season of "The Big Bang Theory," nerdy character..
Josh Charles sure can keep a secret. After all, he knew for more than a ..
If Jim Parsons claims Best Comedy Actor at this year's Emmys for his work..
Edie Falco ls the only actress ever to win Emmys for leading roles in bo..
Matt LeBlanc revealed in our recent webcam chat (watch below) that he signed ..
During our recent webcam chat (watch below), "Scandal" star Ke..
Gay rights have come a long way since the play "The Normal Heart" w..
"You're gonna make me stress vomit, Marcus!" exclaimed Allison ..
Never underestimate Ricky Gervais in an awards competition. The subversive co..
Colin Hanks thinks of his character on the FX miniseries "Fargo,&qu..
"About a Boy" star  Minnie Driver revealed to Gold Derby durin..

Exclusive interviews with top rivals for Academy Awards, Golden Globes and SAG Awards by Gold Derby editors.

It's frustrating to watch Jennifer Aniston's character in "Cake&..
"The most nerve-wracking thing about the process is not getting it right..
"I think that people are going to … see it as a departure for Tim..
In 2012, musician J. Ralph earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song,..
"It’s all to me characterized by the character of the wind,”..
"Rob (Marshall), with his theater background, approaches this in a very ..
"I don’t think everything lends itself to be a movie," says &..
"With something like ‘Chicago,’ it’s all carefully cho..
"It started in 1998," says producer Matt Baer of the process of tur..
After making "The Theory of Everything," a biographical drama about..
Christoph Waltz won two Oscars for portraying diabolically snarky characters ..
For Shailene Woodley, playing Hazel in "The Fault in Our Stars" pre..
"Being an actor is great," says Carrie Coon in our video chat (watc..
Mary Zophres has created costumes for more than 40 films but has never had to..
As Lee Smith has edited all of Christopher Nolan’s films since “B..
"When we were on set, we took things very much to the extreme," Jos..
"'Noah' happened in March, so I'm glad to remind people that..
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association often embraces international stars at..
"I think there are similarities – not many, but there are," s..
As Mike Leigh's new film "Mr. Turner" reveals, famous British p..
After reaping an Oscar bid for Best Original Score for “How to Train Yo..
During our recent webcam chat, cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema admitte..
Before writing the screenplay for "Wild," based on Cheryl Strayed&#..
Antonio Sanchez is a Grammy-winning jazz musician, but "Birdman" is..
"The interesting thing about animated films is they take ages," say..
Veteran sound wizard Randy Thom did double duty on DreamWorks Animation's..
How important is an Oscar now when when filmmakers like Tommy Lee Jones set o..
"I love the fact that ['The Homesman'] is something that people ..
Channing Tatum admits "Foxcatcher" was a painful film for him to ma..
"Are the performances worthy of awards? Do they touch an audience? Do th..
As Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," star Eddie Redmay..
So how do you turn Hollywood heartthrob Eddie Redmayne into Stephen Hawking? ..
"I didn't want people to think the film was limited to someone not m..
"It does play like a thriller," admits Miles Teller about "Whi..
Damien Chazelle ('Whiplash') chats with Gold Derby editor Tom O'N..

Winners for the 2014 Emmy Awards chat with Gold Derby.

Producer Christopher Lloyd is on the verge of making Emmy history... again. H..
The easiest Emmy prediction is picking what will win Best TV Movie. "The..
Editor Bill Turro reaped his third career Emmy nomination for cutting th..
Just how enormous is the cast of Netflix's red-hot prison dramedy "O..
After more than two decades of directing TV comedies, Gail Mancuso picked up ..
Uzo Aduba is riding high as a first-time Emmy nominee as Best Comedy Guest Ac..
Back in 1981, when Ann Druyan co-wrote "Cosmos" with her husband Ca..
"I thought [the finale] was perfect, I really did," Anna Gunn told ..
With the Tony Awards coming up this Sunday, it's time to check in with th..
Noah Hawley knows he took on a daunting task by adapting the beloved Osc..
During our recent webcam chat, we asked Joe Morton to clear up once and for a..
The revolution will be webcast. That's what director Jehane Noujaim a..

Nominees for the 2014 Emmy Awards chat with Gold Derby.

Christina Hendricks just earned her fifth consecutive Emmy nomination for her..
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directed 11 of the 13 episodes of "American Horror S..
Christine Baranski. has reaped an Emmy bid as Best Drama Supporting Actress&n..
The success Laverne Cox has found in Netflix's "Orange is the New Bl..
The third installment of Ryan Murphy’s "American Horror Story"..
Despite the mega success of "Breaking Bad" at the Emmys -- includin..
The third season of "Veep" had a surprise ending with U.S. Vice Pre..
When director Adam Bernstein joined the "Fargo" production team, he..
Jane Fonda is back in the Emmy derby competing for Best Guest Drama Actress f..
A four-time contender for Best Reality Host for "So You Think You Can Da..
Receiving the first Emmy nomination of his three-decade career for "Veep..
Visual effects supervisor Dominic Remane recently scored his second Emmy nomi..
"We're thrilled to have yet another Emmy nomination," said &quo..
"The research was really intense," admits Emmy nominee Karri Farris..
Don Mischer is not only producing the Emmys again this year (for the 12th tim..
“Writing the music for ‘Fargo’ has been really the highligh..
"Sometimes there will be a really silly idea, and we almost want to thro..
"That was probably, next to getting married and having my child, one of ..
During our recent webcam chat (watch below), Joanne Froggatt admitted to..
Amy Schumer, star of Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," was..
The name of veteran awards show producer Ken Ehrlich (Grammys, Emmys, MTV Mov..
For awards pundits like us, Louis J. Horvitz is the king of all directors, ha..
Gareth Neame, the executive producer of "Downton Abbey," says ..
"The truth is that I am a little dumb, and sometimes I'm a little sm..
"From an acting standpoint, ['American Horror Story'] is the bes..
Last year "The Voice" pulled off what no other singing-competition ..
Ellen Burstyn already has two Emmys on her crowded mantle and could well..
"The World Wars" is the new History Channel documentary about World..
Whoopi Goldberg once told talk show host Larry King that she was giving up ac..
"House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon says he was "astounded&..
This season of “Game of Thrones” has proven to be an intense one ..
Margo Martindale is a strong contender to receive an Oscar nomination for her..
Lizzy Caplan ('Masters of Sex') chats with Gold Derby editors Matt No..
Idris Elba ('Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' & 'Luther') c..

Contenders for the 2014 Emmy Awards chat with Gold Derby.

Since his character, Rick Grimes, woke up to find the world overrun by "..
In "Looking," which aired its eight-episode first season in winter ..
"I have a really weird part for you on 'American Horror Story,' ..
Two seasons ago on "The Big Bang Theory," Howard Wolowitz (Simon He..
"The Big Bang Theory" fans waited a long time for Kunal Nayyar..
In the recent Lifetime telefilm "Return to Zero," Paul Adelste..
"She was the power behind the throne of a Southern crime ring," exp..
Season three of "New Girl" began with romantic turmoil for Schmidt ..
This shortened season of “Mad Men” saw Don Draper and his wife Me..
In our recent webcam chat with comedian David Spade, he described his new Com..
"The Killing" has had a tumultuous run since it debuted in spring 2..
During our recent webcam chat with "Nashville" star Connie Bri..
"I don’t know if I’ll ever get a job after this. I’m m..
“It’s okay to be completely imperfect,” declared Gabrielle ..
Last year Nathan Barr became the first composer ever to reap two Emmy bids fo..
Daniel Licht was "really happy" to be given the job of composing th..
"Nothing beats Ronald Reagan," proclaimed Joe Weisberg, co-cre..
During our recent webcam chat, Zosia Mamet readily admitted that her cha..
During our recent webcam chat, "Shameless" star Emmy Rossum&nb..
Sean Hanish was inspired by his own misfortune to write and direct the emotio..
Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth") has directe..
A&E's "Bates Motel," based on Alfred Hitchcock's classi..
The season two finale of "The Mindy Project" ended with a grand rom..
If having a doozy of an episode to submit to Emmy judges helped Dan Bucatinsk..
BAFTA-nominated production designer Wolf Kroeger has worked in film for the l..
From his record eight consecutive bids for "24," composer Sean Call..
"The thing about Daryl is people have been trying to hook him up left an..
Fifteen years ago, Laura Benanti made her Broadway debut as Maria, the nun tu..
In our recent webcam chat, Emmy-winning actor Jeffrey Wright ("..
Joan Bergin faces massive challenges being in charge of the costumes for &quo..
"I don't anticipate being back. It was fun while it lasted," Sc..
When Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Best TV Comedy Actress at this year's Screen..
The freshman season of the hit laffer "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" ended wi..
"Mad Men" may be headed towards the finish line after seven seasons..
At the end of the recently concluded second season of "The Americans&quo..
"He's ever increasingly isolated, challenged, tormented," says ..
Comedians Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson recently made a leap from online to ..
"I think it was time for [Lydia] to go," admitted Laura Fraser..
Uzo Aduba plays fan-favorite prisoner Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren o..
Poor John Leguizamo. He's no longer eligible to snag the Emmy he won for ..
Sword-wielding Michonne is a fan-favorite character in "The Walking Dead..
David Walton plays successful songwriter and bachelor Will Freeman on NB..
Conan O'Brien is certainly no stranger to the Emmy Awards. He is a three-..
Matthew Rhys is a Welsh actor playing a native-born Russian pretending to be ..
"[Marco Ruiz is] a cop that really wants to make a difference in a very ..
"You know, I think it's really interesting that these two characters..
"It's kind of hard to believe that we're going into season 10,&q..
Awards recognition finally caught up with Freddie Highmore when he was recent..
"I couldn't tell you a whole lot, but I can tell you you'll die ..
"You can't think of it in terms of Russians and Americans,"&nbs..
Evan Peters faced a monster of an acting challenge in the "Coven" i..
This past year has been “seismic!” Bellamy Young proclaimed, when..
“It sure was full of surprises!” Tony Goldwyn exclaims when asked..
Last year, Carrie Preston won the Guest Actress Emmy for her recurring r..
Laura Haddock plays a multi-faceted role in "Da Vinci's Demons"..
"Travis Fimmel deserves an Emmy nomination," insists the Boston Glo..
Michelle Monaghan has a complex relationship with both of her leading men in ..
"I didn't want to be just an actor doing tics," said Diane Krug..
Two years ago, Kevin Bacon considered many projects and offers when deciding ..
Taryn Manning is both a musician and an actress, so it's fitting that she..
During our recent webcam chat, Katheryn Winnick explained why women..
Caitlin FitzGerald has a tricky role on the new Showtime series "Masters..
"I'm not somebody who shies away from a challenge," revealed&nb..
"This is so classic Gold Derby," Jesse Tyler Ferguson exclaimed at ..
This season of “Parks and Recreation” ended with a game-changing ..
It took a few years in a career filled with guest roles and failed series (in..
It's time to put those age-old Emmy rumors to rest, folks: The cast membe..
It's time to put those age-old Emmy rumors to rest, folks: The cast membe..
Clive Standen has endured a lot of physical challenges while portraying fearl..
Starring in Comedy Central's "Review" appealed to actor and com..
"There's not a chance in hell that I'll be nominated [for an Emm..
The most recent season of “House of Lies” left a whole lot of thi..
The season finale of “The Blacklist” delivered a series of shocke..
"As a comedian, I have no range whatsoever," admits David Steinberg..
Garry Trudeau is just the right wily cowboy to ride that intriguing dark hors..
Over four seasons of “Boardwalk Empire,” the character Richa..
Merritt Wever has played loveable, irrepressibly happy ER nurse Zoey Barkow f..
“We were super shocked," writer/executive producer Laura McCreary ..
"Look, I'll take the Emmy, okay? I'm not saying I won't take..
As “Boardwalk Empire” heads into its last season, Gretchen M..
"We were all duped!" exclaimed "American Horror Story: Coven&q..
Even Michael Kelly doesn't know if he still has a job on "House of C..
"Anytime you play a … ruthless guy, you always want some other as..
What's coming up on "Justified" as it heads into its final seas..
Last year "Da Vinci's Demons" earned Starz its first Emmys, win..
Olivia Munn ('The Newsroom') chats with Gold Derby editors Matt Noble..
Michael Sheen ('Masters of Sex') chats with Gold Derby editors Chris ..
Elisabeth Moss ('Mad Men') chats with Gold Derby editor Chris Beachum..
Anna Faris ('Mom') chats with Gold Derby editor Chris Beachum.
Stephen Merchant ('Hello Ladies') chats with Gold Derby editor Matt N..
Gold Derby editor Tom O'Neil chats with top Emmy contenders.


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