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‘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 […]

American Film Institute Sets 2023 AFI Awards Date

The American Film Institute on Wednesday revealed that the 2023 AFI Awards will take place on Jan. 5, 2024, at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. AFI Awards selections are made through a jury process comprised of AFI trustees, artists, critics and scholars. Deadlines for submissions will be announced in the coming […]

Guest Column: Judy Blume Has Always Been There

The first time I watched Judy Blume Forever, in anticipation of its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, I got my period. Now, being a 30-something-year-old woman, this was not a complete surprise to me. And yet I was struck by my body’s little symbolic response to the documentary directed by Davina Pardo and Leah […]

Audra McDonald on Bringing Adrienne Kennedy’s ‘Ohio State Murders’ to Broadway: “We Just Wanted to Do Right By Her”

With her most recent Tony Award nomination, for her role in Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders, Audra McDonald reached yet another career milestone.  The six-time Tony Award winner already holds the record for most competitive wins by an actor but has now tied the record for most nominated individual performer, with 10 nominations. This puts […]

Cannes Analysis: Jury Prize Winners and Losers to Watch for Come Oscar Season

Nobody can see everything that screens in competition at the Cannes Film Festival — there were 21 titles in the mix this year — and I certainly didn’t. So, without passing judgment on all of the titles that were recognized with prizes on Saturday, I must say that I am struck by the fact that all […]

Tom Stoppard on Delving Into His Family History for ‘Leopoldstadt’ and What’s Next: “I Feel That I’m Getting Into Something New”

In the final scene of Tom Stoppard’s latest play, Leopoldstadt, which follows generations of a Jewish family living in Vienna from the late 1800s through World War II and its aftermath, a stand-in for the playwright himself makes an appearance.  The character, named Leo, fled Vienna during the war as a child, and now, in […]

Television Academy Honors Canceled Amid Writers Strike

The 2023 Television Academy Honors have been canceled due to the ongoing writers strike. “After discussions with the WGA and out of deference to those impacted by the ongoing labor dispute, the Television Academy is canceling the Television Academy Honors reception which was scheduled for the evening of May 31. We appreciate everyone’s understanding,” an […]

Will Early Birds Get the Emmys?

Abbott Elementary After winning Emmys last year for its debut season — including best writing for a comedy series (creator Quinta Brunson, pictured) and best supporting actress (Sheryl Lee Ralph) — the ABC sitcom won Critics Choice Awards for best comedy and supporting actress (Ralph), Golden Globes for best actress (Brunson) and supporting actor (Tyler […]

The Blurred Lines Between Comedy and Drama Pose Emmy Classification Confusion

Comedy is tragedy plus time, as the saying goes — and in TV comedies, timing is everything. Historically, the TV Academy has considered a comedy to be a half-hour of television. But this season, several shows are blurring the lines between comedy and drama in both tone and episode length — which may impact their […]

Critics Choice Association Sets 2024 Awards Date

The 29th annual Critics Choice Awards will take place on Jan. 14, 2024 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, the Critics Choice Association announced on Thursday. The show will air live on The CW and honors the best in cinema, TV and streaming achievement. Last year, Everything Everywhere All at Once dominated […]