AXS TV and The Los Angeles Times Partner on New Series ‘The Envelope’ Featuring 2017 Oscar(R) Contenders Feb. 8

AXS TV AND THE LOS ANGELES TIMES PARTNER ON NEW 5-PART SERIES THE ENVELOPE, FEATURING 2017 OSCAR® CONTENDERS, PREMIERING IN A SPECIAL MARATHON ON WED., FEB. 8, AT 5:30PE

L.A. Times Journalists Sit Down with the Season’s Biggest Stars Including Robert De Niro, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone, Amy Adams & Many More

LOS ANGELES – February 6, 2017 – Get to know the stars behind some of the year’s best performances and most celebrated films as AXS TV and the Los Angeles Times partner on the new interview series THE ENVELOPE—premiering in a special marathon event on Wed., Feb. 8, at 5:30pE/2:30pP. The five-part series gives viewers behind-the-scenes access as L.A. Times journalists sit down with the major stars of the awards season in an intimate roundtable format. AXS TV is the exclusive broadcast home for the series, while short-form videos will be available exclusively on the L.A. Times website and social platforms. The five-part series will encore on Wed., Feb. 15, starting at 5:30pE/2:30pP.

Each 30-minute episode highlights a different award category and features roundtable discussions with Lead Actors such as Robert De Niro, Matthew McConaughey and Casey Affleck; Lead Actresses Amy Adams, Annette Bening and Emma Stone; Supporting Actors Jeff Bridges, Dev Patel and Michael Shannon; Supporting Actresses Nicole Kidman, Octavia Spencer and Michelle Williams; and Directors Damien Chazelle, Barry Jenkins and Kenneth Lonergan, among many others. L.A. Times film writer Mark Olsen serves as lead moderator for this special series, and is joined by Times entertainment writer Yvonne Villarreal for the Directors, Supporting Actors, and Lead Actresses roundtables; with Times film writer Amy Kaufman joining Olsen for the Supporting Actresses and Lead Actors conversations.

THE ENVELOPE is produced by Herzog & Company/HCO (SIXTIES, SEVENTIES, EIGHTIES) in association with the Los Angeles Times.

THE ENVELOPE program listings for February 8 (All Times Eastern) are as follows:

5:30 PM – THE ENVELOPE: DIRECTORS

Roundtable with Jeff Nichols (“Loving”); Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”); Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”); Pablo Larrain (“Jackie”) and Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”).

6:00 P.M. – THE ENVELOPE: LEAD ACTORS

Roundtable with Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”); Robert De Niro (“The Comedian”); Joel Edgerton (“Loving”); Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge,” “Silence”); Adam Driver (“Paterson,” “Silence”) and Matthew McConaughey (“Gold”).

6:30 P.M. – THE ENVELOPE: SUPPORTING ACTRESSES

Roundtable with Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”); Felicity Jones (“A Monster Calls”); Nicole Kidman (“Lion”); Aja Naomi King (“The Birth of a Nation”); Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”) and Michelle Williams (“Manchester by the Sea”). 

7:00 P.M. – THE ENVELOPE: SUPPORTING ACTORS

Roundtable with Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”); Jeff Bridges (“Hell or High Water”); Aaron Eckhart (“Bleed for This,” “Sully”); Dev Patel (“Lion”), David Oyelowo (“Queen of Katwe”) and Michael Shannon (“Nocturnal Animals,” “Loving”).

7:30 P.M.  – THE ENVELOPE: LEAD ACTRESSES

Roundtable with Amy Adams (“Arrival,” “Nocturnal Animals”); Annette Bening (“20th Century Women”); Ruth Negga (“Loving”); Natalie Portman (“Jackie”) and Emma Stone (“La La Land”).

ABOUT AXS TV

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ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country and has been covering L.A., California and the world for more than 135 years. The Envelope, Los Angeles Times’ Hollywood awards and entertainment industry insider, is renowned for insightful analysis, breaking news and red carpet highlights. Follow The Envelope through awards season at theenvelope.com and @Envelope.

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