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ESPY Awards: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Katie Ledecky, Sunisa Lee Among Nominees

NFL stars Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, the NBA’s Stephen Curry, Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky and Olympic gymnast Sunisa Lee are among the nominees for the 2022 ESPY Awards. Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and Curry of NBA champions Golden State Warriors will vie for best athlete in men’s sports at the July 20 […]

Film Academy Invites 397 People to Become Members, Including Billie Eilish, Jamie Dornan, Dana Walden and Leonard Maltin

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 397 members of the global film community to join the organization, it was announced Tuesday. Among those who will henceforth be able to vote for the Oscar nominations and winners if they accept, as the vast majority of people who have received invites historically have: […]

BET Awards: 8 Things the Cameras Missed

The BET Awards, otherwise known as “Culture’s Biggest Night,” is adept at highlighting cultural and artistic diversity within the Black community and broader African diaspora. Many examples of this were broadcast for the world to see: host Taraji P. Henson shouting out Historically Black Colleges and Universities (specifically Howard University in celebration of fellow alum […]

BET Awards: Diddy Celebrated With Kanye “Ye” West Speech and Star-Studded Musical Tribute

Diddy reflected on his storied career while accepting the lifetime achievement award at Sunday’s BET Awards ceremony. The segment began with a star-studded medley of hits on which the music superstar is credited. This included Jodeci’s “Come and Talk to Me,” Mary J. Blige’s “I’m Goin’ Down,” Puff Daddy’s “Victory,” Shyne’s “Bad Boyz,” Puff Daddy’s […]

BET Awards: Janelle Monae Holds Up Middle Finger, Says “F*** You, Supreme Court” During Live Telecast

The stars at the BET Awards wasted no time in criticizing the Supreme Court after its decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion nationwide. Janelle Monáe, the first presenter of the night, put up a middle finger and said, “Fuck you, Supreme Court,” from the stage during the live […]

BET Awards: Jazmine Sullivan, Mary J. Blige, Marsai Martin Among Winners

Stars at the 2022 BET Awards didn’t shy away from addressing the recent Supreme Court decision to reverse the Roe v. Wade ruling at Sunday night’s ceremony. The show kicked off with host Taraji P. Henson, presenter Janelle Monáe and best female R&B/pop artist winner Jazmine Sullivan all criticizing the decision within the first 17 […]

‘Black-ish’ Showrunner on Finding “The Emotional Finality” Ahead of Series Finale

The following scene, during the penultimate episode of the ABC family comedy Black-ish, originated last season, when recurring star Laurence Fishburne pitched an idea. “He was like, ‘Hey man, I want to do an episode about why it’s so hard for Black men of certain generations to say they love each other,’ ” recalls showrunner Courtney Lilly. […]

‘Station Eleven’ Stars Matilda Lawler and Mackenzie Davis Deserve Emmys Recognition for Their Shared Role

In 2021, Claire Foy won her second Emmy for playing Queen Elizabeth on Netflix’s The Crown, a bizarre guest acting triumph for what was barely even a cameo. The easiest way to interpret Foy’s victory is that Emmy voters have lost all ability to judge guest acting categories, which require a complete overhaul. Or, looking […]

Hollywood Flashback: Natasha Lyonne Made Her TV Debut on ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’

For a Saturday morning children’s show, the number of rising stars who passed through Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a marvel ­— and indicative of just how developed an eye Paul Reubens had for spotting emerging talent. There was Laurence Fishburne as Cowboy Curtis; Phil Hartman as Captain Carl; S. Epatha Merkerson as Reba the Mail Lady; […]

A TV Season Full of Infamous, Real-Life Characters

These performers transformed into fraudsters, criminals and dirty political dealers.

Why ‘Somebody Somewhere’ Actor Jeff Hiller Deserves an Emmy Nomination

Of all the joys on television over the past year, one of the purest has been HBO’s dramedy Somebody Somewhere, created by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen — and of all the gems in the series, one of its brightest is Jeff Hiller’s Joel. Bridget Everett’s Sam might be the protagonist, and every character down […]

The Hollywood Reporter Wins 10 SoCal Journalism Awards, Including Journalist of Year and Best Columnist

The Hollywood Reporter won 10 awards at the 64th Southern California Journalism Awards on Saturday night, including print journalist of the year for Seth Abramovitch and best columnist for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Taking place at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, the event distributed awards from the Los Angeles Press Club. Categories included TV and film criticism, crime […]