Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER INTERVIEWS,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday.
As we get into the winter break, it’s great to hear some of the best moments of the season so far as we go back to the Middleburg Film Festival in October. There, we had the chance to speak to several contenders including Greta Gerwig, the writer, and director of “Lady Bird,” Maggie Betts, writer and director of “Novitiate,” Daniela Vega, star “A Fantastic Woman,” Valerie Faris, co-director of “Battle of the Sexes,” and Scott Cooper, the co-writer and director of “Hostiles.”
Recorded during Middleburg, we had time with each of the filmmakers and stars who are in the thick of the Oscar race. They touch on films, movies, politics, and responding to the Harvey Weinstein scandal that dropped shortly before the festival. As voters gear up to take their screeners home, they will be prioritizing what they need to watch. Any of the films by these filmmakers would be time well spent. Let’s hear what they think of films, movies, the Harvey Weinstein controversy, and more.
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