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Danny Strong, Shonda Rhimes and Other Limited Series Showrunners on Their Emmy-Nominated Series

This year’s limited series race is a competitive one: three Hulu shows are up against titles from Netflix and HBO, and four of the nominees tell captivating and hard-to-believe true stories of greed, fraud and public humiliation. Creatives behind each nominated series — Dopesick‘s Danny Strong, The Dropout‘s Elizabeth Meriwether, Inventing Anna‘s Shonda Rhimes, Pam […]

Henry Winkler, Martin Short and Other Emmys Veterans Share Their Most Valuable Advice

This story first appeared in an August stand-alone issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe. Billy Crudup, ‘The Morning Show’ Nominated for best supporting actor in a drama “I remember hearing Olympia Dukakis speak about acting, and this one quote always stuck with me: ‘Don’t have the reason why you became an […]

‘Night Sky,’ ‘Yellowjackets,’ ‘Pachinko’ and the Challenges of Multiple Stars Playing the Same Characters

We see it often in shows: flashbacks or flash-forwards to give the audience a deeper glimpse into the lives of — or what life has in store for — our favorite characters. But to establish that deep connection with the characters for viewers, casting directors search far and wide for physical and spiritual similarities to […]

How ‘Severance,’ ‘Tokyo Vice’ and ‘WeCrashed’ Sound Pros Built Very Different Sonic Environments

The sound editors on these series had to create familiar, yet slightly unreal, soundscapes for their respective dramas.

From Speaker to Screen: A Podcast Boom Hits TV

If you’ve listened to a good podcast in the past year, chances are high that a studio is already in talks to adapt it for the screen. The podcast-to-TV trend kicked into high gear earlier this year with the release of shows like Hulu’s The Dropout, Apple TV+’s WeCrashed, Peacock’s Joe vs. Carole and NBC’s […]

‘Euphoria,’ ‘PEN15,’ ‘Reservation Dogs’ and ‘Yellowjackets’ Costume Designers on Dressing With Teen Spirit

The costume designers for these teen-centric comedies and drama captured their characters’ adolescent angst with style.

‘Belfast’ Stars Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe Drew From Personal Experiences to Play a Married Couple Caught in a Tumultuous Time


Stars Caitríona Balfe and Jamie Dornan discuss why they were drawn to Kenneth Branagh's film based on his own childhood, and the emotionality of playing a couple going through a tumultuous time

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How a PGA Award Nom Can Boost a Blockbuster’s Oscar Chances

Ever since the Oscar category for best picture was expanded to include 10 potential nominees (a response to the outcry when commercial and critical hits The Dark Knight and Wall-E failed to claim one of the category’s five slots in 2008), the Academy has attempted to balance its top category with typical awards season fare […]

Oscar Hopefuls for Best Documentary Feature Offer Powerful Stories of Humanity

Ascension STUDIO MTV Documentary Films DIRECTOR Jessica Kingdon TOP AWARDS National Board of Review top doc; 6 Critics Choice noms; PGA, Gotham and Independent Spirit Awards noms It’s possible that Kingdon’s terrific documentary Ascension (winner of Tribeca’s top doc prize at this year’s edition) won’t rewrite your intellectual understanding of President Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream.” […]

Oscars 2022: A Guide to the Top 30 Movies in the Race

BEING THE RICARDOS  STUDIO Amazon RELEASE DATE Dec. 10 CAST Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda REVIEWED BY DAVID ROONEY ON DEC. 7 Hollywood adores few things more than a Hollywood story, so there should be no shortage of folks nostalgic for bygone studio days, ready to eat up Being the Ricardos. But this […]

How The New York Times and The New Yorker Have Made the Doc Shorts Race More Competitive

Outlets like The New York Times and The New Yorker have embraced original streaming content, making the documentary short subject category increasingly competitive: 'This explosion … is an early warning sign that a news organization might have bigger ambitions' BY ALEX WEPRIN

“I Wanted It to Be Honest and Real”: Acting Contenders Share Tales From the Sets of Their TV Series

ELLE FANNING (The Great) The first season of Hulu’s historical comedy was all about Catherine the Great’s rise to power, and the second begins with her grabbing the crown from her husband, Peter (Nicholas Hoult). “The second season is asking the question, ‘Once you have the power, what are you going to do with it?’ […]