Alexander Payne was the guest on last night's "Colbert Report," a little more than a week before the Oscars. Payne's wonderful latest, "Nebraska," is nominated for six awards, including best picture and best director.
Stephen Colbert mostly wanted to ask Payne about his home state.
"You are allowed to leave Nebraska?," Colbert asked Payne.
Payne laughed at Colbert's few light jabs at his state but also defended his choice to live here.
"I'm from there, so I just like being there," he told Colbert.
"We don't really ask Woody Allen or Martin Scorsese why they like to shoot in New York."
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