Will Rachel Weisz be Oscar's 'Favourite'?
On today's show:
Drama in the Queen's Court
Best Picture nominee "The Favourite" is a period drama like no other. Set early in the 18th Century, Rachel Weisz plays Lady Sarah, the main aide-de-camp to an ailing and mercurial Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). Weisz also has to cope with the arrival of an ambitious distant cousin, played by Emma Stone. All three actresses are nominated for Academy Awards — Colman as lead actress, Weisz and Stone as supporting actresses. Weisz spoke with John Horn about working with director Yorgos Lanthimos, who also has an Oscar nomination.
Oscar makes another stumble
After its aborted attempt to introduce a Most Popular Movie category, the Academy of Motion Pictures has now announced that four awards — including cinematography and film editing — will not be handed out during the broadcast. And members of the industry are not happy. Kyle Buchanan of the New York Times talks with John about the Academy's decision and its ramifications.
A Pan-Latin statement at the border
Pianist Arturo O’Farrill is a composer, arranger and founder of the renown New York-based Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. Last year, O’Farrill embarked on a monumental project: He took his 18-piece orchestra to the U.S.-Mexico border to record an album called “Fandango at the Wall." The Frame contributor Betto Arcos has the story.