You’ve seen the actresses roundtable, now spend roughly 3 hours total (an hour for each session) with the actors, directors and screenwriters or this year’s awards contenders, including Forest Whitaker (The Butler), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave), Lee Daniels (The Butler), and John Ridley (12 Years A Slave), to name a few, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, in a series moderated by THR’s executive editor Matt Belloni and executive editor of features Stephen Galloway.
As an aside, I wonder why Chiwetel Ejiofor wasn’t a part of the actors roundtable. He’s certainly a “contender” for his work in 12 Years A Slave, especially since both the director and writer of that film were included in their respective sessions. Maybe he just wasn’t available on that day. Maybe there’s some other explanation.
First, here’s the actors roundtable: