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The ‘Reservation Dogs’ Cast Deserves Emmys Attention This Year

The best thing about FX’s Reservation Dogs is that depending on the episode, any of the show’s four stars — Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Lane Factor, Paulina Alexis — could be front and center, as each of the young, previously unknown actors has already proven their ability to anchor installments with creators Sterlin Harjo and […]

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Winner Willow Pill on Historic Win: “This Is My Future and Reign, and It Goes How I Want It to Go”

Willow Pill made history this year when she won season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, becoming the first disabled or chronically ill person (she’s diagnosed with the rare genetic disorder cystinosis) to take home the crown, as well as the first trans non-All Stars winner, having come out during her run on the show. Fans […]

Elliot Page, ‘Umbrella Academy’ Showrunner and Writer on Weaving Viktor’s Transition Into Season 3

In The Umbrella Academy’s third season, Viktor Hargreeves survives the end of the world — again. But for the first time, he’s doing it as his authentic self. A character as tempered as he is explosive, Viktor (played by Elliot Page) spent the hit Netflix series’ first two seasons fighting to be seen by his […]

Miley Cyrus on Challenges of ‘Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party’ and Why Pete Davidson Was the Best Co-Host

Miley Cyrus may seem like a go-with-the-flow person, but when it comes to a TV special like NBC’s Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party, she’s all about structure. Because of COVID, which prevented rehearsals and special guest appearances and prompted multiple location changes, the Miami-set live show had its fair share of challenges. Still, after two […]

Why ‘The Afterparty’ Star Sam Richardson Deserves an Emmy Nom

It’s easy to root for Sam Richardson. Onscreen, he radiates sweetness so effortlessly that he even managed to bring an impervious sunniness to the otherwise caustic, cynical Veep. At the same time, he’s versatile enough to subvert expectations by playing the dick on Ted Lasso or Promising Young Woman. Apple TV+’s The Afterparty, in which […]

‘Pam & Tommy’ Editor Reflects on Scene That Was a “Pivotal Turning Point”

Talking about reteaming with her I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie on Pam & Tommy, Oscar-nominated editor Tatiana S. Riegel describes the stories Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, and that of Tonya Harding, as “misunderstood.” “I actually find them kind of similar, the two stories,” Riegel says in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the Screen podcast. […]

How ‘Bridgerton’ Composer Kris Bowers Set Up a “Dangerous Connection” in Season 2

Bridgerton composer Kris Bowers made sure Anthony Bridgerton and Edwina Sharma’s first dance had an “alluring, almost darkness to it,” through his score. Most readers now know this is a doomed relationship, as Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Edwina’s sister, Kate (Simone Ashley), fall in love. “The music has a darker element to it, and it […]

‘The Garcias’ Are Doing It Themselves With Their Emmy Campaign

When the powers that be decided that HBO Max’s sitcom The Garcias — a sequel series to Nickelodeon’s The Brothers Garcia, which aired from 2000 to 2004 — would not get an FYC campaign to promote its Emmys eligibility, the show’s executive producer Jeff Valdez took matters into his own hands. “We were told HBO […]

Amber Ruffin, Ziwe, Desus and Mero and the New Vanguard of Late Night

I knew Ziwe Fumudoh had truly made it when she was both parodied and saluted on the latest season of Succession, an au courant satire ostensibly about the ouroboros that is media itself. The acid-tongued cringe comedian, who found an audience through YouTube and Instagram commenting on privilege politics before eventually landing a newsy late […]

How ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Brilliantly Bridges Gap Between Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness’ Iconic ‘Star Wars’ Character

[This story contains spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi.]  Hello there. Come here, my little friend. Don’t be afraid. For years, Star Wars fans have wondered about the gap in which Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi becomes Alec Guinness’ Ben Kenobi. And thanks to the most recent Star Wars miniseries on Disney+, viewers have a far better understanding […]

‘The Boys’ “Ruined” Superhero Movies for Series Star Tomer Capone

On Amazon Studios’ hit corrupt-superhero series The Boys, Hughie (played by Jack Quaid) is a sensitive young man who’s increasingly eager to become a badass. By contrast, his compatriot Frenchie — portrayed by Israeli actor Tomer Capone — has a long history as a hardened criminal (and he infamously killed the superhero Translucent with an […]

Emmys: The Hollywood Reporter’s TV Critics Pick Their Favorite Contenders

Ahead of the Emmy announcement July 12, THR's TV critics reflect on a year that saw an overwhelming number of new and returning series now vying for the Television Academy's attention