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Scott Feinberg

Executive Editor of Awards

Scott Feinberg has led The Hollywood Reporter’s awards coverage since 2011 (he covered awards for the Los Angeles Times before that). He is best known for his “Feinberg Forecast,” through which he assesses the standings of various showbiz awards races, and for Awards Chatter, the interview-centric podcast that he started in 2015, for which he has conducted career-retrospective interviews with some 500 of Hollywood’s biggest names. An alumnus of Brandeis University, he is also a trustee professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and a voting member of BAFTA and the Critics Choice Association.

More from Scott Feinberg

LA, Italia Film Fest: Richard Dreyfuss, Diane Warren and Matteo Garrone Set for Honors on Sunday Night

The Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, the songwriter and perennial Oscar bridesmaid Diane Warren and Matteo Garrone, the director of this year’s best international feature Oscar-nominated Italian film Io Capitano, will all be honored on Sunday night during the opening ceremony of the 19th Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese […]

Boulder Int’l. Film Fest: Tony Goldwyn Set for Career Achievement Award, Live Recording of THR’s ‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast

Tony Goldwyn, the beloved actor and filmmaker who is perhaps best known for starring in the film Ghost and the TV series Scandal, will receive the Boulder International Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award on Friday in Boulder, Col., The Hollywood Reporter can exclusively report. The entire evening — which kicks off the fest’s 20th edition — […]

Oscars: Five Past Winners Will Introduce Current Nominees in All Four Acting Categories (Exclusive)

The Oscars ceremony that took place in 2009 remains an all-time favorite for many who watched it, including your humble correspondent, largely because of the thrilling way in which the four acting Oscars were presented: Five past winners introduced the five current nominees for each award. This resulted in massive standing ovations from the audience […]

Oscars: Film Academy Splits Its Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Into Two

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ nearly 10,000 members each belong to one of 18 branches. One of those branches, the short films and feature animation branch, is about to become two, a short films branch and a feature animation branch, the organization announced on Monday. The move is the result of a […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Pod: Lily Gladstone on Almost Quitting Acting Before ‘Killers,’ Secret Homages in Scorsese’s Film and Being An Awards Season “First”

Lily Gladstone, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is a trailblazing Native American actress whose breakout performance in Martin Scorsese’s film Killers of the Flower Moon, as an Osage woman named Mollie Burkhart whose oil wealth made her a target of white men during what is known as the […]

Feinberg Snapshot: Down to the Wire

Best Actor Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer The Irishman is thought to be in a tight race with The Holdovers’ Paul Giamatti, so his Feb. 18 BAFTA win and 60 Minutes segment, after his latest film, Small Things Like These, opened the Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 15, provided a nice shot of momentum. Best Adapted Screenplay American Fiction After […]

SAG Awards Analysis: What the Results Tell Us About the Oscar Race

A jam-packed weekend of last-gasp Oscar campaigning — the film Academy’s final round of voting opened on Feb. 22 and will close on Feb. 27 — kicked off on Saturday night with the 30th SAG Awards, the first major awards show ever to be streamed on Netflix. But do Saturday night’s results actually provide reliable clues […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast: Celine Song on True Story Behind ‘Past Lives,’ Final Draft’s Subtitles Problem and “In-Yun” in Her Life

Celine Song, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is a 35-year-old Korean-Canadian playwright-turned-filmmaker whose largely autobiographical feature directorial debut, Past Lives, is now nominated for the best picture Oscar, and whose script for it has brought her a best original screenplay nod. Filmmaker magazine called Past Lives “as confident […]

Diane Warren Performs Medley of All 15 of Her Oscar-Nominated Songs, Including This Year’s “The Fire Inside” from ‘Flamin’ Hot’ (Exclusive Video)

The legendary songwriter Diane Warren was presented with an honorary Oscar in November 2022, but if you think that means that the 67-year-old is done pursuing a competitive Oscar, well, then you don’t know Diane Warren. Indeed, for her latest tune, “The Fire Inside,” which is featured in Eva Longoria’s feature directorial debut Flamin’ Hot, […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast: America Ferrera on Her ‘Barbie’ Monologue and Oscar Nom, ‘Ugly Betty’ Emmy and Battle With “Imposter Syndrome”

America Ferrera, the guest on this episode of The Hollywod Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, which was recorded in front of film students at Chapman University, is a 39-year-old actress, producer, director and activist who has been a public figure — and a trailblazer — for more than 20 years. Ferrera has starred in projects on screens […]

‘Schindler’s List’: An Oral History of a Masterpiece

“Schindler’s List was never a cure for antisemitism,” emphasizes Steven Spielberg. “It was a reminder of the symptoms of it.” These days, tragically, antisemitism is all over the headlines: Neo-Nazis chanting “Jews will not replace us” in Charlottesville. The Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. The Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel that claimed the […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast: Cillian Murphy on ‘Oppenheimer,’ Potential ‘Peaky Blinders’ Movie and Making a Musical

Cillian Murphy, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is a terrific Irish actor who The New York Times has said is “known for his electrifying, typecast-defying turns in a range of movies, big and small.” Backstage has called him “a chameleonic performer, a character actor trapped in a leading […]