THR Weekly Magazine

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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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 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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