Ezra Edelman and Trevor Noah in the green room at “The Daily Show” before the taping. (Libby Geist/ESPN Films)
Ezra Edelman and Trevor Noah in the green room at “The Daily Show” before the taping. (Libby Geist/ESPN Films)

Peabody and Emmy-award winning director Ezra Edelman was the main guest on last night’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” to talk about the Academy Award-nominated “O.J.: Made in America” in advance of next Sunday’s Oscars. The two visited backstage before the show and talked about how relevant all of the themes represented in the film are in today’s America.

During the interview, Edelman commented: “We made an 8-hour movie and, in this age of increasingly small and short attention spans, people have engaged. They might have come to the movie because they wanted to see the Bronco chase, they wanted to see a movie about murder and sex, but. . . we told this really important story about race in America, about celebrity, about identity, about domestic abuse, about the criminal justice system and people watched it.”

“O.J.: Made in America” is nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Feature category. The 89th annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC on Sunday, February 26 at 7 p.m. ET.

The documentary is available now on WatchESPN, iTunes, Hulu, Google Play and Amazon Instant Video.

 Ezra Edelman and Trevor Noah during a taping of “The Daily Show” on February 16. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Show)
Ezra Edelman and Trevor Noah during a taping of “The Daily Show” on February 16. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Show)