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Welcome to The Envelope: Your ultimate guide to award season. Every Wednesday, join Los Angeles Times television and film reporters Yvonne Villarreal and Mark Olsen to hear interviews with award season's top contenders, from the Golden Globes to the Oscars to the Emmys. Actors, directors and showrunners share insights into their roles, along with behind-the-scenes stories you’ll want to hear.

The Envelope Los Angeles Times

    • TV & Film
    • 3.5 • 290 Ratings

Welcome to The Envelope: Your ultimate guide to award season. Every Wednesday, join Los Angeles Times television and film reporters Yvonne Villarreal and Mark Olsen to hear interviews with award season's top contenders, from the Golden Globes to the Oscars to the Emmys. Actors, directors and showrunners share insights into their roles, along with behind-the-scenes stories you’ll want to hear.

    Steven Canals

    Steven Canals

    Our guest is Steven Canals, co-creator of FX’s groundbreaking drama “Pose.” Canals talks about directing the series finale while grieving the loss of his grandmother, striking balance in the show between joy and trauma, and why he feels “ultra privileged” to be working in TV and entertainment right now.

    For more exclusive awards season coverage, visit latimes.com/envelope and sign up for our Envelope newsletter. Guest photo courtesy of ID PR.

    Kate Winslet

    Kate Winslet

    Our guest is actor Kate Winslet, who plays a Pennsylvania police detective in the new HBO series “Mare of Easttown.” Winslet talks about how she got the Delaware County accent down for the series, sharing a house with fellow actors Guy Pearce and Jean Smart and how she was able to hold her breath for more than 7 minutes for "Avatar 2."

    For more exclusive awards season coverage, visit latimes.com/envelope and sign up for our Envelope newsletter. Guest photo by Frederic Auerbach. 

    • 49 min
    Cynthia Erivo

    Cynthia Erivo

    Our guest is actor Cynthia Erivo, who plays Aretha Franklin in “Genius: Aretha” in National Geographic’s biographical anthology series. Erivo talks about how she landed the role, using her platform to advocate for change and the way scent has helped her find characters. Plus: Reaction to the 2021 Academy Awards from L.A. Times columnists Glenn Whipp and Mary McNamara.

    For more exclusive awards season coverage, visit latimes.com/envelope and sign up for our Envelope newsletter. Guest photo by Terrell Mullin. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Emerald Fennell

    Emerald Fennell

    Our guest is Emerald Fennell, who wrote, directed and produced “Promising Young Woman.” Her debut feature film got five Oscar nominations. Fennell talks about the strong responses to “Promising Young Woman” since its release, the importance of casting actor Carey Mulligan in the starring role and writing a new screenplay about the DC Comics superhero Zatanna Zatara.

    For more exclusive awards season coverage, visit latimes.com/envelope and sign up for our Envelope newsletter. Guest photo by Faye Thomas.

    • 51 min
    Amanda Seyfried

    Amanda Seyfried

    Our guest is actor Amanda Seyfried, who earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Marion Davies in “Mank.” Seyfried talks about why this performance is her favorite to date, what it was like to meet the film’s director, David Fincher, for the first time, and the prep she’s doing for her next role playing disgraced Silicon Valley executive Elizabeth Holmes.

    For more exclusive awards season coverage, visit latimes.com/envelope and sign up for our Envelope newsletter. Guest photo by Michael Nagle.

    • 49 min
    Kate Mara

    Kate Mara

    Our guest is actor and producer Kate Mara, who plays a high school teacher who gets involved with her teenage student on the FX on Hulu series “A Teacher.” Mara talks about the importance of having discussions about sexual assault, what it was like to produce her first TV series, and the happy accident of not being cast in “Lost.”

    For more exclusive awards season coverage, visit latimes.com/envelope and sign up for our Envelope newsletter. Guest photo by Diego Uchitel.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
290 Ratings

290 Ratings

elecblues ,

Replace Mary please!

Mary is an annoying, horrible female tv “critic.” She brings nothing to the conversation aside from her vitriol. The male critics (Mark, Glen and Justin) bring so much knowledge and insightfulness. I could listen to them all day. Intelligent and thoughtful criticism on their part. Mary is giving females a bad rap with the drivel that comes out of her mouth. Are there no witty and smart female journalists in Los Angeles available that can replace her? Anne Thompson, Joyce Eng and Perri Nemiroff blow her out of the water with their film analysis. Can they be invited on the podcast instead?

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More stars, less Glenn and Company, please.

It’s best when Yvonne Villarreal is talking to the stars. And that’s a great podcast. Everything else is clutter.

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