The 83rd Academy Awards are this Sunday at the Kodak Theatre. Over the year, a number of the nominees have joined KPCC’s talk show hosts to talk about their films. Here’s a rundown of those up for an Oscar and links to the programs they've visited. DIRECTING • Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan — Darren Aronofsky on AirTalk (Feb. 16, 2011) • David O. Russell for The Fighter — David O. Russell on AirTalk (Jan. 7, 2011) • Tom Hooper for The King’s Speech — Tom Hooper on The Madeleine Brand Show (Nov. 26, 2010) — Tom Hooper on Patt Morrison (Jan. 12, 2011) • David Fincher for The Social Network • Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for True Grit ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE • Javier Bardem in Biutiful • Jeff Bridges in True Grit • Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network • Colin Firth in The King's Speech • James Franco in 127 Hours ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Christian Bale in The Fighter • John Hawkes in Winter's Bone • Jeremy Renner in The Town • Mark Ruffalo in The Kids Are All Right • Geoffrey Rush in The King's Speech ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE • Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right • Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole • Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone — Jennifer Lawrence on AirTalk (June 11, 2010) • Natalie Portman in Black Swan — Natalie Portman on All Things Considered with Alex Cohen (Dec. 3, 2010) • Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine — Blue Valentine co-writer and director Derek Cianfrance on Patt Morrison (Jan. 14, 2011) ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Amy Adams in The Fighter — Amy Adams on All Things Considered with Alex Cohen (Dec. 17, 2010) • Helena Bonham Carter in The King's Speech • Melissa Leo in The Fighter • Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit • Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom — Jacki Weaver on Patt Morrison (Dec. 20, 2010) ANIMATED FEATURE FILM • How to Train Your Dragon Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois • The Illusionist Sylvain Chomet • Toy Story 3 Lee Unkrich — Lee Unkrich on AirTalk (June 18, 2010) DOCUMENTARY FEATURE • Exit through the Gift Shop — Roger Gastman, producer, on All Things Considered with Alex Cohen (April 8, 2010) • Gasland • Inside Job • Restrepo — Sebastian Junger, co-director, on AirTalk (May 26, 2010) — Sebastian Junger on Patt Morrison (June 23, 2010) • Waste Land WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY) • 127 Hours screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy — Danny Boyle on AirTalk (Nov. 4, 2010) • The Social Network screenplay by Aaron Sorkin • Toy Story 3 screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich • True Grit written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen • Winter's Bone adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini — Debra Granik on AirTalk (June 11, 2010) — Debra Granik on Patt Morrison (Jan. 7, 2011) WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) • Another Year written by Mike Leigh • The Fighter screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson • Inception written by Christopher Nolan — Hans Zimmer, composer, on AirTalk (Feb. 16, 2011) • The Kids Are All Right written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg • The King's Speech screenplay by David Seidler
THE CRITICS' PICKS Just down the street from the Kodak’s red carpet at the Egyptian Theatre, AirTalk host Larry Mantle and his regular round of FilmWeek critics got together in front of a live audience to discuss — and dismiss — this year’s Oscar nominees. That special FilmWeek show airs from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday on 89.3 KPCC and will be available on the AirTalk page. Photo Gallery: Larry Mantle and the FilmWeek critics at the Egyptian Theatre.
AirTalk Oscar preview with the FilmWeek critics.