On today's show:
Digging into the Oscar nominations
(Starts at :45)
"The Favourite" and "Roma" led the way with 10 nominations each, but what were the surprises and snubs? And what does it all say about the state of the movie industry? Claudia Puig, president of the L.A. Film Critics Association, breaks it down with John Horn.
The women who carry 'Roma'
(Starts at 7:45)
Yalitza Aparicio had just gotten her teaching degree when her sister convinced her to audition for a movie, even though she had never done any acting of any kind. Also auditioning was Marina de Tavira, an accomplished actress in Mexican cinema. But for de Tavira, the audition of this unnamed movie was unlike any she'd ever had. Instead of reading lines or talking about the part, she was asked about her life, her childhood, her family. Over months, both women went through a semi-mysterious process — at first not even knowing who the filmmaker was — before they were ultimately cast as the leads in Alfonso Cuarón's cinematic memoir, "Roma." And now both are nominated for Academy Awards. John Horn talks with Aparicio and de Tavira about the making of "Roma."
'Panther' makes history for production designers
(Starts at 19:12)
Hanna Beachler is the first African-American to receive a production design nomination. She speaks with John Horn about the challenges and opportunities in designing a new world for "Black Panther."