Playback: Conversations With This Year’s Oscar Nominees

Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

This week “Playback” kicks off a brand new partnership with iHeartMedia that promises to bring those conversations to an even wider audience. The San Antonio-based mass media corporation, which reaches more than a quarter of a billion monthly listeners, comes aboard as co-producer and co-distributor of the show, just in time for the 90th annual Academy Awards, set for Sunday, March 4. The collaboration launches a planned 40-episode season with today’s hour-long special collecting anecdotes from conversations with many of this year’s Oscar nominees.

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We’ve talked to 15 of this year’s nominees here on the show over the last 12 months or so. Clips from those chats have been assembled as a sort of trip through 2017, beginning with the Sundance Film Festival in January and early-year releases, moving through the Cannes Film Festival in May and summer blockbusters, and into late-summer festivals in Italy, Colorado and Canada as well as awards-season releases.

See below for a listing of each clip.

01:50 — Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay

06:27 — Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Best Actor

10:44 — Kumail Nanjiani, “The Big Sick”
Best Original Screenplay

15:49 — Dee Rees, “Mudbound”
Best Adapted Screenplay

18:31 — James Mangold, “Logan”
Best Adapted Screenplay

23:28 — Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Best Supporting Actor

26:49 — Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
Best Picture, Best Director

32:58 — Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay

38:57 — Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Best Supporting Actor

42:12 — Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Best Original Screenplay

45:59 — Saoirse Ronan & Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
Best Actress
Best Director, Best Original Screenplay

51:24 — Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Best Supporting Actress

55:23 — Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Best Actor

1:00:23 — Aaron Sorkin, “Molly’s Game”
Best Adapted Screenplay

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