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Emmys: How ‘The Crown,’ ‘Bridgerton’ and More Drama Series Explore the Perks and Pitfalls of “Chosen Family”

Many of this year's top dramas focus on relationships characters form beyond those they're born into, revealing how found connections can help people rebuild lives post-trauma — or sustain the…

Emmys: Reality Contenders on Creating TV Amid a Pandemic

The creatives behind 'I Can See Your Voice,' 'The Masked Singer' and 'Selena + Chef' take The Hollywood Reporter behind the scenes of their shows.

Emmys: Contenders in the Variety Categories Go Behind the Scenes of Their Specials and Series

Michael Che, Chelsea Handler, Ziwe and more awards hopefuls reveal secrets behind their TV projects.

Emmys: Why the Limited and Anthology Series Category Is the Most Cut-Throat

There is no other race as packed with critically acclaimed programs and performances, and unlike the drama and comedy groups (which take eight nominees), only five will make the cut.

‘Hacks,’ ‘PEN15’ and ‘Girls5Eva’ Writers Reveal How They Crafted Their Funniest Jokes

A drunken conversation in a casino about bisexuality? Two best friends who are convinced they're witches? A musical based on Jim Carrey's oeuvre? Where do these ideas come from? The minds behind…

Anthony Mackie, Mario Lopez and 3 More Actors Reflect on Finding New Ways to Play Their Famous Characters

Ralph Macchio, Nicco Annan and Paul Bettany also discuss revisiting their characters while staying true to their previous incarnations.

Oscars: Producers on Best Picture Nominees Reveal Approaches to Portraying Specific Groups Authentically

Producers on 'Nomadland,' 'Judas and the Black Messiah' and 'Sound of Metal' open up about how they did endless research, brought on experts and often went straight to the people who had lived those…

SAG Awards: 15 Film Nominees on Their Craft, Characters and Inspirations

Riz Ahmed, Viola Davis, Maria Bakalova and more nominees talk to The Hollywood Reporter about their nominations and performances..

Oscars: A Closer Look at the 15 Shortlisted Documentary Features

Filmmakers reveal what inspired them, how they got subjects to open up and the challenges they faced.

Oscars: How Producers on 9 Best Picture Contenders Overcame Pandemic Challenges, Sweltering Heat and 11th-Hour Scrambles

For a film producer, part of the job means expecting the worst-case scenario. But completing their movies amid the COVID-19 pandemic and other obstacles required…

Golden Globes: 15 TV Nominees on What Drew Them to Their Roles and How They Got Into Character

Nominated actresses and actors reveal what happened during their auditions, how they conquered their biggest challenges and what inspired them.

How ‘Emma’ and ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Reinvented Classics for a Modern Age

The creatives behind the films reveal their approach to bringing canonical literature to contemporary audiences: "It's not a translation of something else. This is my…