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Newsweek's Oscar Roundtable with Six of 2009's Best Actors

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February 8, 2010

Newsweek's Oscar Roundtable

Back in December, THR hosted a roundtable interview with the six soon-to-be-nominated Best Directors of 2009 (sadly, Peter Jackson was the one who didn't make the Oscar cut). Following in suit, Newsweek put together their own big roundtable interview after the Academy Awards nominations were announced. Their new series, called simply Oscar Roundtable 2010, includes one big roundtable interview with these six great actors: Jeff Bridges, Morgan Freeman, Carey Mulligan, Sandra Bullock, Gabourey Sidibe and Woody Harrelson. You can check out one of the video clips below or head over to their site for more. Check ’em out!

Six actors. One room. A conversation so intimate, we were even invited to tag along for potty breaks. Welcome to Newsweek's 13th Oscar Roundtable. I don't know how to view the entire video uncut, but there are a bunch of links to clips on the Newsweek site for this series, though they only link to the one video seen above. There's also a transcript of the entire thing, but who wants to read? I'm joking, but in all seriousness, I wish they had this as an uncut video from start to finish. All of them look pretty bored at the roundtable in this clip. Maybe they should've gotten a more energetic interviewer? What do you guys think of these?

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments

1

I really enjoyed the clip where Jeff Bridges and Morgan Freeman teased Cary about her toes, and made her open a water bottle with just her toes. Very funny.

dex on Feb 8, 2010

2

is woody stoned in this video?

zondron on Feb 8, 2010

3

Everyone looks very uncomfortable and awkward in the beginning.

az on Feb 8, 2010

4

My ? where was viggo mortensen for the Road it was a lot better movie than An Eduction, invictus, the Blind side, The messinger, woody should have had the support oscar nomination for zombieland.

Cineprog on Feb 8, 2010

5

My question is: Who the fuck put the Cookie Monster's fatter sister in the middle of the portrait? Were they afraid she would tip the photo stage if she was off to either side. She shouldn't even be a part of this conversation, I mean she's fat, ugly and probably self-loathing. She played a chick who's fat, ugly and self-loathing. Biiiiiig stretch there. And even her name sounds like the swollen lips of a fat person trying to say someone's normal name. I hope she's not sitting on the aisle seat when the winner actually gets up.

Scotty97 on Feb 8, 2010

6

@5 ... ... ... ...lol.

Angry Chief on Feb 8, 2010

7

I like these. It is so delightfully awkward at first, and then Mr. Bridges cracks the ice kind of flawlessly (I laughed at the fact that his ass is in Bullock's face). Oh, and that poor frail little girl sitting on the same couch as Precious. Ha. These came off the wrong way. oh well.

Angry Chief on Feb 8, 2010

8

#2 Harrelson is a big time supporter of cannabis so the possibility of him being stoned here is high (no pun intended).

Xerxex on Feb 8, 2010

9

The Dude breaks the ice. I think Bridges has one of the best laughs ever.

Xerxex on Feb 8, 2010

10

The Dude was showing some definite interest in Sandra throughout the interview. Lots of hand holding, awkward body language and efforts to touch her lightly whenever he got a chance. Her body language said: this guy next to me is a creep. Lol, old pervert. Jeff Bridges is the greatest actor of all time though IMO.

Joe on Sep 27, 2010

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