It’s almost Oscars time! And in anticipation of the biggest award show of the year, we at Rotten Tomatoes gathered all of our interviews with the 2016 nominees into one big list. From The Big Short to Youth, enjoy these 14 conversations with the actors and directors that will be celebrated by the Academy this weekend.
Director Adam McKay and stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale talk the important topics addressed on The Big Short
Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing
Director Kenneth Branagh and stars Lily James and Richard Madden tell what their least favorite duties were as children. And when Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett weighs in, she really lets loose.
Best Costume Design
Creed (2015) 95%
Sylvester Stallone and cast discuss why Rocky is such an inspiring character, talk about their favorite moments on set, and play the Rocky
Trivia Game.Sylvester Stallone and cast discuss why Rocky is such an inspiring character, talk about their favorite moments on set, and play the Rocky
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Eddie Redmayne talks about working with Tom Hooper and the artistry of making a film about artists. Then he discussed the reception The Danish Girl
has received so far and the exploration of Lily Elbe removing society’s trappings to find herself. Alicia Vikander also discusses her education, revelations, and exploration of transgender issues in preparation for the role of Gerda Wegener. The cast talked about the (sometimes difficult) experience of watching themselves on screen, and director Tom Hooper delves further into the making of the film.
Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design
Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, and writer/director Quentin Tarantino play a round of “Was That For Real?!?” Then they reveal whether they would bring their bounty in dead or alive.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Cinematography, Best Music – Original Score
Grae Drake leads the cast through a twisty-turny road of feelings and asks them about what their imaginary friend would look like if they had one today.
Best Animated Feature Film, Best Writing – Original Screenplay
Mad Max surges onto the Fury Road
in George Miller’s fourth film in the series starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, and Courtney Eaton. The cast discuss the beauty in the details of the film, what it’s like to be tied to the hood of a car, the film’s blooper reel, and what the cast and George Miller think happened to Furiosa’s (missing) arm.
Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects, Best Make Up and Hairstyling
RT went on a mission to NASA to ask Matt Damon why he keeps getting left in space in his films, what sci-fi technology we need in the real world, and whether The Martian
will finally be his ticket to a Golden Tomato Award!
Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects
Room (2015) 94%
Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay talk about the details hidden within the film, Brie’s new BFF, and what Jacob and Tom Cruise have in common. Then we speak to director Lenny Abrahamson and writer Emma Donoghue about the rules and challenges of shooting Room
Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay
Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin and Emily Blunt from Sicario
discuss the realness of Del Toro’s characters, the warning signs in wardrobe choices, and the magic of the film’s score.
Best Cinematography, Best Music – Original Score, Best Sound Editing
Craig discusses people’s love/hate relationship with the character and how even though Bond creator Ian Fleming tried to kill off 007 a few times, but the superspy still holds an undeniable appeal for fans. After discussing the role and being told that he’d be missed, Craig replied “I’m not gone yet.” Dave Bautista talls about how his character, Mr. Hinx, should be in the whole movie, and Christoph Waltz speculates about what Spectre
’s legit ventures might be.
Best Music – Original Song
Grae Drake plays a stellar game of “Star Wars
or Florida?” with Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, and director J.J. Abrams.
Best Film Editing, Best Music – Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects
Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, and O’Shea Jackson Jr. reveal the secret ingredient to playing a member of N.W.A., and we get a glimpse of how deep the family resemblance to Ice Cube runs. Also, F. Gary Gray discusses his inspirations in directing this film.
Best Writing – Original Screenplay
The cast talks about Dalton Trumbo and Hedda Hopper, the power of hats and mustaches, and where in the house everyone does their best work. Plus, director Jay Roach discusses the souls at stake in this film.
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Youth (2015) 73%
Award-winning actor Harvey Keitel tells us about his favorite definition of philosophy and his affinity for the youths in Youth
Best Music – Original Song