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Best of 2019

From Leonardo DiCaprio to Rami Malek: Oscar-Winning Actors of the 2010s

Christoph Waltz and Mahershala Ali each won two Oscars (supporting actor) over the decade. Waltz's wins came from his roles in Tarantino's 'Inglorious Basterds' and 'Django Unchained,' while Ali won back to back honors for Barry Jenkins's 'Moonlight' and Peter Farrelly's 'Green Book.'

Critic’s Notebook: An Ode to 2019’s Sweet TV Dopes

In 2019, shows like 'The Good Place' and 'Superstore' found their emotional anchors in kindhearted but simple-minded bros.

Daniel Fienberg: The 10 Worst TV Shows of the Year

Bungled literary adaptations, limp political satire, toothless genre experiments, a reality-contest embarrassment, a wannabe 'This Is Us' weepy and the underwhelming return of a fan-favorite noir were among low points in the viewing year of The Hollywood Reporter's chief TV critic, with a special badge of dishonor for a thrill-free sci-fi thriller.

Critics’ Notebook: A Year of Change and Resistance in French Cinema

THR's Paris-based critics discuss the year in French movies, from Cannes favorites to the emergence of a new generation of female directors and renewed debate around Roman Polanski.

Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 10 Worst Films of 2019

A dreary 'X-Men' conclusion, a low point for Brian De Palma, an awful animated feature, two John Travolta flicks and a cat-aclysmic musical misfire — these and more were the worst movies of the year (in alphabetical order).

Daniel Fienberg: The 10 Best TV Episodes of 2019

The Hollywood Reporter’s chief TV critic finds perfection in installments of 'Barry,' 'Baskets,' 'Bojack Horseman' and 'Broad City' but dips into the rest of the alphabet too, lauding the superlative season two opener of 'Fleabag,' plus great samples of 'Ramy,' 'Watchmen' and others.

Daniel Fienberg: The Best TV Performances of 2019

Among the favorites of THR's chief TV critic are Carla Gugino relishing a plum role (finally!), a peerless trio of actresses from Netflix’s 'Unbelievable,' the most surprising member of the 'Morning Show' ensemble and more.

Hollywood Reporter Film Critics Pick the 25 Best Performances of the Year

It was a year of so many stellar screen performances that no list of 25 could possibly cover them all. Hence such omissions as the expertly gauged interplay between Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, as distinctly different men of God, approaching one another with prickly caution and forging an unexpectedly deep connection in The Two […]

Daniel Fienberg: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2019

Among The Hollywood Reporter chief TV critic’s faves are gems from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Damon Lindelof and Ava DuVernay, as well as a Northern Irish Netflix comedy, an underloved AMC oddity and a stellar sophomore season of HBO’s most Shakespearean family saga.

The Best New York Theater of 2019

The Hollywood Reporter chief theater critic's top 10 includes formally inventive reflections on racial identity, illuminating revivals that found new shadings in familiar works, a peerless solo show and a kickass concert that doubles as a cure-all elixir.

The 33 Most Shocking TV Character Deaths of 2019

TV character deaths of 2019: 'Game of Thrones,' 'The Walking Dead' and far beyond.

Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the Best Films of 2019

Among The Hollywood Reporter's chief critic Todd McCarthy's faves are new masterworks from Tarantino and Scorsese, Greta Gerwig’s vital spin on a beloved classic and two wildly different French films, while top picks from other THR critics include 'Marriage Story,' 'Pain and Glory' and 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco.'