74th Academy Awards Preview


Guests:

Jeffrey Sipe
*Film Reporter, Hollywood Reporter

Damien Bona
*Author, Inside Oscar 2 (Ballentine, 2002)

Lee Daniels
*President, Lee Daniels Entertainment
*Producer, Oscar-nominated film Monsters Ball

Diane Werts
*Television Reviewer, New York Newsday

Mark Mobley
*Music Producer, NPR's Performance Today
*Former, Arts & Entertainment Critic, The Virginian-Pilot
*Discusses music inspired by spring

It's Oscar time ... and this year the Academy is abuzz about the possible smear campaign against Best Picture nominee A Beautiful Mind, three black actors have been nominated for best actor awards for the first time in history, and of course, there's the usual talk about who's going to say or wear what. Join Neal Conan for the 74th Academy Awards preview, on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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