Emmy Awards

In recent years, proximity to balloting appears to have boosted contenders like ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ though it’s no guarantee of success. The average Emmy voter’s attention span appears to be shrinking. For the past three years, the TV Academy’s best drama nod has gone to a series whose eligible season either was
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Director Joel Crawford talks reuniting Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick and “bringing the joy.” Some familiar animated faces among this year’s Emmy contenders are Dreamworks Animation’s Trolls. Following up on the 2016 Oscar-nominated Trolls, DWA brought the gang back together for Trolls Holiday, a computer-animated half-hour special that reunited Anna Kendrick as Poppy, Justin Timberlake
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Behind some of TV’s top new comedies — from ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ to ‘GLOW’ — are female writers who are using their shows to explore thoughtful takes on the issues of gender, dating and sex. In The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s pilot, viewers learn just how perfect 1950s housewife Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) used to
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In 2017, television finally caught up with 78-year-old Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood and her feminist themes and dark undercurrents. Atwood was front and center as Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale dominated the Emmys. Sarah Polley and Mary Harron’s adaptation of Alias Grace premiered to acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival and on Netflix. She
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The filmmaker behind ‘Whitney: Can I Be Me,’ along with documentarians behind other specials about stars including Jim Carrey, Garry Shandling and Eric Clapton, reveal the complicated individuals living within larger-than-life figures. Who is Jim Carrey, really? That’s a question that Chris Smith’s documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond — Featuring a Very Special,
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The first visible evidence of this decision will be the absence of the show and its talent Sunday from a TV Academy showcase of several ABC programs, for which it had previously been scheduled to be included. Does ABC’s decision to cancel Roseanne, in the wake of a racist tweet Tuesday morning by executive producer/star
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The President looms large in a slew of Emmy contenders in which showrunners chose to face the political climate head-on, from hypothetical impeachment campaigns to radical conservative governments. During the April  29 episode of The Good Fight, CBS All Access’ operatic legal drama, Emmy- and Tony-winning lead Christine Baranski spends the better part of  the 52-minute
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Frankie Shaw on ‘SMILF’ Courtesy of Mark Schafer/Showtime The charts below reflect how THR’s awards columnist Scott Feinberg believes the Emmy standings would look if voting for the 2018 race ended today. (Eligible for consideration is work released between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.) These projections are formulated using a combination of personal
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Additional changes affect the Motion Picture & Title Design, Sound, Makeup Artists/Hairstylists and Reality Programming peer groups. The already-sprawling Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has decided to take on a bunch of new members. According to an announcement Wednesday, the TV Academy’s board of governors recently voted to include in the organization’s membership personal
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July 13, 2017 2:19pm PT by Scott Feinberg Courtesy of Netflix; Courtesy of HBO; Courtesy of National Geographic Channels From left: Aziz Ansari on ‘Master of None’; Nicole Kidman on ‘Big Little Lies’; Neil deGrasse Tyson on ‘StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson’ Check out host Scott Feinberg’s conversations with nominated performers, hosts, writers, directors, producers
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