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WATCH: LA Times Awards Season Round Table with Emma Thompson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harrison Ford, Oscar Isaac and More

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 3, 2014 at 12:40PM

Awards season round tables have practically become de rigeur, with several press outlets jumping into the game and rounding up a number of Oscar contenders for sit-down chats about their craft. The LA Times' Envelope screening series has various videos to peruse, including the one below of actors in the running for nominations: Emma Thompson ("Saving Mr. Banks"), Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave"), Harrison Ford ("42"), Forest Whitaker ("Lee Daniels' The Butler") and Oscar Isaac ("Inside Llewyn Davis"). Watch below.
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LAT round table

Awards season round tables have practically become de rigeur, with several press outlets jumping into the game and rounding up a number of Oscar contenders for sit-down chats about their craft. The LA Times' Envelope screening series has various videos to peruse, including the one below of actors in the running for 2014 nominations: Emma Thompson ("Saving Mr. Banks"), Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave"), Harrison Ford ("42"), Forest Whitaker ("Lee Daniels' The Butler") and Oscar Isaac ("Inside Llewyn Davis"). Watch below.

The Envelope also has a Directors Roundtable, not yet embeddable, talking helming with Nicole Holofcenter ("Enough Said"), Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips"), John Lee Hancock ("Saving Mr. Banks"), Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave") and Spike Jonze ("Her"). Check it out here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.