Awards Chatter

Christopher Plummer - 'All the Money in the World'

Episode Summary

The legendary actor of stage and screen, who made his film debut 60 years ago and, at 88, is still going strong, reflects on why he long felt that being angry and drunk were musts for an actor, why he has conflicted feelings about 'The Sound of Music' and what it was like reshooting all of Kevin Spacey's scenes in nine days for Ridley Scott. But first: Rachel Morrison, a 39-year-old cinematographer, joins Scott to discuss the dearth of female practitioners of her craft, how it feels to know that most people will see a Netflix-distributed film on a small screen and what it has been like making history this season — she became the first woman ever to win the best cinematography New York Film Critics Circle Award and the first woman ever to be nominated for the American Society of Cinematographers' top award, and could soon become the first woman ever to be nominated for the best cinematography Oscar.

Episode Notes

The legendary actor of stage and screen, who made his film debut 60 years ago and, at 88, is still going strong, reflects on why he long felt that being angry and drunk were musts for an actor, why he has conflicted feelings about 'The Sound of Music' and what it was like reshooting all of Kevin Spacey's scenes in nine days for Ridley Scott.

But first: Rachel Morrison, a 39-year-old cinematographer, joins Scott to discuss the dearth of female practitioners of her craft, how it feels to know that most people will see a Netflix-distributed film on a small screen and what it has been like making history this season — she became the first woman ever to win the best cinematography New York Film Critics Circle Award and the first woman ever to be nominated for the American Society of Cinematographers' top award, and could soon become the first woman ever to be nominated for the best cinematography Oscar.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded by Matthew Whitehurst and Dennis Schweitzer and produced by Matthew Whitehurst.