Melissa Block hears from the directors of two films up for Best Picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday — Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty and Ben Affleck for Argo. They have the opposite approaches to putting history in a fiction film.
Audie Cornish talks with Cynthia Wade. She is the director of Mondays At Racine, a documentary about how some women deal with the physical and emotional scars from cancer. The short film has been nominated for an Oscar.
At the Oscar ceremony on Sunday night, there'll be lots of talk about excellence — the movie industry honoring its own. But as NPR's Bob Mondello notes, there has always been another side to the Oscars: money.
The actor, nominated for an Academy Award for his role in David O. Russell's film, talks about watching movies with his father as a kid in Philadelphia, his childhood fascination with soldiers and being up against Daniel Day Lewis for an Oscar.
Ben Affleck's Argo won Golden Globes for best director and best motion picture/drama. The film now has Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Affleck talks about his approach to the story of six diplomats who managed to escape a hostile Iran in 1979.
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