The Hollywood Reporter continues its roundtable series (an annual affair for the outlet), this time with a group of six actresses in contention this awards season, including Octavia Spencer, Lupita Nyong’o, Oprah WinfreyAmy Adams, Emma Thompson, and Julia Roberts.

It’s a candid conversation worth watching, especially considering its inclusion of 3 black actresses in what has been a seemingly banner year for black cinema.

This is the kind of thing (amongst many others) that I’d love to be able to do here at S&A, if we had the access, reach and resources; but, obviously we’re not quite there yet. 

In the meantime… moderated by Stephen Galloway and Matthew Belloni, watch THR’s hour-long chat with the actresses below; although an hour just isn’t enough time with these 6 in the same room together, at the same time: