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Feinberg Forecast: Which TV Movies Look Strongest in Emmys Race

BEST TV MOVIE Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas (NBC) Earlier critic-proof Dolly Christmas specials were nominated in 2017, 2020 and 2021 (2021’s won). Given her popularity (there’s a reason her name is in the title), this one, shot at Dollywood with Willie Nelson among the guests, should wind up with a nom, too. Prey (Hulu) […]

Drag Superstars Trixie and Katya on World of Wonder Series ‘UNHhhh’: “This Show Demystifies Drag”

For eight seasons, RuPaul’s Drag Race alums Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova have opened up their darkly twisted brains for their World of Wonder shortform series UNHhhh, in which the duo dish on a range of subjects — such as jealousy, the weather, phones and domesticity — while seated in front of a greenscreen. Riffs […]

Script to Scene: ‘The Good Fight’ Scribes Detail the Paramount+ Drama’s Final Moments

There were some high stakes for the final scene of Paramount+’s The Good Fight — itself a spinoff of CBS’ long-running The Good Wife. The pressure to close out the saga of Chicago lawyer Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) was high. “The intention was to not face-plant,” co-creator and showrunner Michelle King told THR in an […]

Hollywood Flashback: ‘The Good Wife’ Won Showrunners Robert and Michelle King Their First Case

Showrunners Michelle and Robert King have been in the Emmy conversation for 13 consecutive years: The past six for The Good Fight, starring Christine Baranski in a role she originated on their OG legal drama, The Good Wife, which was an awards contender for each of its seven seasons. The creative and married partners first […]

‘Dear Mama’ Director Allen Hughes on Tupac Shakur’s Legacy: “He Lived More in a Day Than Most in a Year”

By the time the fifth and final episode of FX/Hulu’s Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur ends, director Allen Hughes comes from behind the camera and embraces Afeni’s sister, Glo, with a generous hug. She can no longer hold back the flood of tears recalling the harrowing yet remarkable lives of her […]

Feinberg Forecast: Emmys Projections With Two Weeks Until Nomination Voting

PLEASE NOTE: This forecast, assembled by The Hollywood Reporter’s awards columnist Scott Feinberg, reflects his best attempt to predict the behavior of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, not his personal preferences. He arrives at these standings by drawing upon consultations with voters and strategists, analysis of marketing and campaigns, results of awards that […]

Guest Column: ‘Mind Over Murder’ Director on How a Play Swayed Opinion Over a Murder

Memory has always been an important topic to me as a filmmaker, starting with my first documentary. After finishing the edit, I watched it with the main subject of the film. She told me that everything in the film happened just as she’d remembered it. This was surprising to me, because in the edit, I […]

Critics Appreciation: ‘Party Down’ Star Ken Marino Holds It All Together

At this point in Peak TV, it’s almost harder to think of an old, beloved series that hasn’t come back in some fashion — and yet, even within that landscape, Starz’s long-overdue third season of Party Down stands out as the rare revival that completely and utterly works. Within the first minutes of the premiere, […]

20 Supporting Actors Who Stole Scenes This Past Year

Joel Kim Booster (Loot, Apple TV+) My character summed up in one sentence Overachieving gay bully with an impeccable sense of style. The part of my character I relate to the most Deep-seated and far-reaching insecurity that manifests as near-constant snark. And the style. And the part I don’t His general sense of apathy.  Show […]

‘Boys in Blue’ Director Peter Berg on Whether Doc Series Changed His View on Policing

For many years, filmmaker Peter Berg held nothing but fond memories from his college days in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. “My memory was just one of happiness and real joy, and it felt extremely diverse and inclusive,” the Macalester College alum tells THR — until decades later, when the murder of […]

‘Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal’ Director on Uncovering an “Underbelly of Corruption, Greed and Powers of Social Control”

The saga behind Netflix’s Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal was a monster to take on, with added pressure on the filmmakers as details unfolded in real time while they were in production. Directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, the doc series chronicles the powerful and wealthy Murdaugh family in the Lowcountry region of […]

How ‘Queen Charlotte’ Star Arsema Thomas Prepared for the Role of Young Lady Danbury: “I Needed to Call Upon the Women in My Life”

Arsema Thomas had not seen the Netflix hit Bridgerton before she sent in an audition tape to play young Lady Agatha Danbury in its prequel series, Queen Charlotte, while doing her master’s degree in fine arts in London. But even without having seen the show that has captivated fans globally, she knew she wanted the […]