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Awards Circuit

Awards Circuit

"Variety Awards Circuit" podcast, hosted by Clayton Davis, Jenelle Riley, Jazz Tangcay and Michael Schneider (who produces), is your one-stop listen for lively conversations about the best in film and television. Each week "Awards Circuit" features interviews with top film and TV talent and creatives; discussions and debates about awards races and industry headlines; and much, much more. Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or anywhere you download podcasts. New episodes post every Thursday.

  • Natalie Portman (“May December”) and Peter Sarsgaard (“Memory”)
    by Variety on November 23, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    “May December” star Natalie Portman discusses the film, the state of the industry and why she warns against child actors in Hollywood. […]

  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph (“The Holdovers”) and Kazu Hiro (“Maestro”)
    by Variety on November 16, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    “The Holdovers” star Da’Vine Joy Randolph discusses Alexander Payne’s new critically acclaimed film and her busy career. Also, […]

  • Cord Jefferson (“American Fiction”)
    by Variety on November 10, 2023 at 1:54 am

    “American Fiction” writer and director Cord Jefferson discusses how the film — his first — came together so quickly. Also, on the […]

  • Greta Gerwig (“Barbie”)
    by Variety on November 2, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    "Barbie" writer/director Greta Gerwig breaks down countless moments from the film, as well as what a “Barbie” sequel could look like […]

  • Celine Song and Greta Lee (“Past Lives”)
    by Variety on October 30, 2023 at 11:42 pm

    “Past Lives” writer and director Celine Song shares her experience with making her love story; later, “Past Lives” star Greta Lee […]

  • Eva Longoria (“Flamin’ Hot”)
    by Variety on October 19, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    Eva Longoria, the director behind the recent feature “Flamin’ Hot,” discusses the film, the difficulty of being taken seriously as a […]

  • Film Awards Season Kick-Off Mega Roundtable Edition
    by Variety on October 12, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    The Variety Awards Circuit Podcast is back for fall! Michael Schneider, Clayton Davis, Jenelle Riley and Jazz Tangcay discuss the state of […]

  • Mega Roundtable Final Emmy Predictions Edition
    by Variety on August 31, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    The Variety Awards Circuit Podcast’s Michael Schneider, Clayton Davis, Emily Longeretta and Jazz Tangcay give their picks on who will win […]

  • Padma Lakshmi (“Top Chef,” “Taste the Nation”)/Cody Heller (“Jury Duty”)
    by Variety on August 24, 2023 at 5:39 pm

    Emmy-nominated Padma Lakshmi, the outgoing host of Bravo's “Top Chef” and exec producer/host of Hulu's “Taste the Nation,” talks […]

  • Kathryn Hahn (“Tiny Beautiful Things”)/Ben Winston (“Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium”)
    by Variety on August 18, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    Emmy nominee Kathryn Hahn talks about excelling at playing women without boundaries, and the origins story behind her Hulu series “Tiny […]

  • Paris Barclay (“Dahmer”)/Mark Mylod (“Succession”)
    by Variety on August 17, 2023 at 4:56 pm

    Emmy-nominated "Succession" director/exec producer Mark Mylod talks about the end of the hit HBO series, the episode “Connor’s […]

  • Kumail Nanjiani (“Welcome to Chippendales”)
    by Variety on August 10, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    “Welcome to Chippendales” star Kumail Nanjiani, Emmy-nominated for outstanding lead actor in a limited or anthology series, talks about […]

  • Karyn Kusama (“Yellowjackets”)
    by Variety on August 3, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    "Yellowjackets" executive producer Karyn Kusama, who also directed the series’ shocking Season 2 finale, talks about about where the […]

  • Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Giancarlo Esposito, Peter Gould (“Better Call Saul”)
    by Variety on July 27, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    'Better Call Saul' stars Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn and Giancarlo Esposito, as well as exec producer Peter Gould, talk at an FYC panel in […]

  • Pedro Pascal (“The Last of Us”)
    by Variety on July 20, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    Pedro Pascal is this year’s Emmy overachiever, receiving three nominations, including one for 'The Last of Us' and another as guest host […]

  • Emmy Nominations 2023 Mega Roundtable
    by Variety on July 14, 2023 at 2:17 am

    Variety's Michael Schneider, Clayton Davis, Emily Longeretta and Jazz Tangcay dissect this year's Emmy nominations — including big noms […]

  • Michael Shannon (“George & Tammy”)
    by Variety on June 23, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    Michael Shannon talks about his recent TV work as George Jones in the Showtime limited series “George & Tammy,” as well as starring […]

  • Cecily Strong and Ego Nwodim (“Saturday Night Live”)
    by Variety on June 22, 2023 at 11:00 am

    “Saturday Night Live” star Cecily Strong — who left the show in December after a stint as the show’s longest-running female star […]

  • Rob Lowe (“Unstable” and “9-1-1: Lone Star”)
    by Variety on June 21, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    Rob Lowe talks about the father/son dynamic with John Owen Lowe that led to Netflix's "Unstable," and what it's like to work together. Lowe […]

  • Marc Maron (“Marc Maron: From Bleak to Dark”)
    by Variety on June 20, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Comedian, actor and podcaster Marc Maron talks about a wide range of issues, including his special — and how he addressed the loss of his […]

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