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Monday, Sep. 16, 2019
On Saturday (9/14), the first evening of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in downtown L.A., Netflix led the pack with 15 Emmys, nearly twice as many as second place finisher National Geographic which scored a total of eight (seven for Free Solo). But on Sunday (9/15),...
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019
David Klein, ASC is a three-time Emmy Award nominee, the latest coming this season for best cinematography for a limited series or movie on the strength of Deadwood: The Movie (HBO), directed by Daniel Minahan. Klein’s first two Emmy nods came in 2014 and 2016 for the respective ...
Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
Robin Thede knew plenty of talented African-American female comedians, but only a few were getting hired on popular TV comedy shows such as "Saturday Night Live" and "Mad TV."
So, Thede decided to create her own show featuring some of the industry's funniest black women. The comic-writer-...
Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019
HBO's forthcoming fantasy series "His Dark Materials" and its new televangelist comedy "The Righteous Gemstones" bring wildly different worlds to the screen, yet both grapple with the same central problem: How to take on religion without degrading and demeaning viewers' beliefs.
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019
HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap.
The bloodthirsty saga's...
Monday, Jul. 1, 2019
In the pilot of the new HBO series "Euphoria," a young woman is about to be assaulted by an angry drunk in the kitchen at a house party. Her hand happens to find a kitchen knife.
She raises it. "You want to hurt me?" she screams at her attacker.
"Put the knife down," the drunk now...
Monday, Jul. 1, 2019
Michelle Carter sent her suicidal boyfriend countless text messages encouraging him to follow through on his plan to take his own life until he actually did.
Two years after Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a case that gripped the nation, the director of a new...
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2019
The Television Critics Association (TCA) has unveiled the nominees for the organization’s 35th Annual TCA Awards. Winners will be announced at the invitation-only presentation on Saturday, August 3, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
HBO leads with 15 nominations this year, inching past Netflix...
Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2019
Every time a popular HBO series ends, the network faces a round of stories essentially asking, “is there life for HBO after (fill in the blank). This time, it was “Game of Thrones.”
Based on early indications, its executives shouldn’t worry too much.
The series “Big Little Lies”...
Friday, May. 24, 2019
Composer Nicholas Britell is a two-time Oscar nominee for Best Original Score, both for films directed by Barry Jenkins: Best Picture Academy Award winner Moonlight in 2017, and If Beale Street Could Talk this year. Britell’s feature filmography also includes a couple of...