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Emmys: ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Hacks’ Directors Talks Character Deaths and Wearing Multiple Hats on Set

Liz Garbus and Lucia Aniello open up about their creative processes.

Emmys: Best Lead Actor Nominees in Comedy and Drama Categories Reveal Secrets Behind Their Performances

This year's nominees open up about their co-stars, creative partners and more.

Emmys: Limited Series Nominees Talk Fight Scenes, Lessons Learned and Getting Spoofed on ‘SNL’

The creative minds behind 'I May Destroy You,' 'Mare of Easttown,' 'The Queen's Gambit,' 'The Underground Railroad' and 'WandaVision' also open up about calls for a second season and what it's like to wear so many hats on a production.

Emmys: Comedy Series Showrunners Talk Inspirations, Pandemic Challenges and Final-Season Strategy

The creatives behind this year’s Emmy-nominated comedies reveal how they managed to make us laugh during an especially unfunny time in human history.

How Docs on Britney Spears, Billie Eilish and More Musical Artists Question the Burden of Celebrity

The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears is not your typical music documentary, especially given that its subject did not participate in the FX/Hulu film. But it is no doubt one of the most-talked-about docs of the year, with Spears’ controversial conservatorship taking center stage. While Framing Britney Spears does follow the singer’s rise […]

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 pain.

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 these TV shows let us in.

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 lives.