EXCLUSIVE: Though it preceded the onslaught of Oscar films when it opened October 2, The Martian has stayed squarely in the awards-season conversation. One of the big reasons: the feeling that finally, after directing such classics as Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down and many others, this might be the year that Ridley Scott gets an Oscar. Here, the cast talks about what it was it was like to work with a legend in the genre he helped pioneer.

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