Hollywood Sessions Spotlights Awards-Season Frontrunners

EPIX series features conversations between actors and L.A. Times writers

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With the calendar year winding down and awards season gearing up, Hollywood Sessions, a joint venture between the L.A. Times and the EPIX network, is spotlighting the movie talents likely to make this year’s statue shortlist. A series of hour-long conversations between contenders and Times writers, Sessions offers a candid look at the filmmaking process and its key players.

Tonight’s episode features five virtual locks for Supporting Actor accolades: Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice), Edward Norton (Birdman), Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Christoph Waltz (Big Eyes).

Future episodes will focus on the lead actor and directing categories.

Hollywood Sessions airs Monday evenings at 8 p.m. ET/PT on EPIX, along with latimes.com/theenvelope, EPIX.com, EPIX On Demand and via the EPIX app.

For a preview of tonight’s episode, check out a couple of exclusive clips with Brolin, Simmons and Ruffalo.