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Hollywood Flashback: Larry Wilmore and Bernie Mac Made History in 2002

Twenty years ago, Larry Wilmore had already earned two Emmy nominations for his work on In Living Color and The PJs, but it was his pilot episode of The Bernie Mac Show that struck gold. In…

Emmys: TV Academy to Allow Acting Nominees to Opt for Non-Gendered Description, Ban All Oscar-Eligible Docs

In response to calls from some quarters to eliminate gendered acting categories in recognition of wider spectrum of genders beyond males and females, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences said

Hollywood Flashback: Gillian Anderson Reigned at the Emmys in 1997

Some 25 years before she was earning awards buzz for her portrayal of stoic, uncompromising British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on The Crown, Gillian Anderson won an Emmy for playing…

Hollywood Flashback: Betty Thomas Broke an Emmy Glass Ceiling in 1993

If it weren’t for a scheduling conflict, Betty Thomas might not have won an Emmy in 1993. “I wasn’t supposed to direct that script,” recalls Thomas of “For Peter’s Sake,” the episode of HBO’s…

Emmys: Hollywood Reporter Critic Picks TV Performances Voters Should Not Forget

NICCO ANNAN P-Valley, Starz Maybe you recognized Nicco Annan from brief runs on Claws or Shameless, but chances are better that the actor first came to your attention in Starz’s P-Valley…

Script to Scene: ‘It’s a Sin’ Showrunner Examines Pivotal Scene From First Episode

“I almost thought this was a risky scene because it feels a bit like a thriller,” says creator Russell T. Davies. Despite It’s a Sin being a drama set against the AIDS epidemic, the way the…

‘In & of Itself’: Derek DelGaudio Explains Why He Created a Filmed Version of His Conceptual Magic Show

Beginning in 2017, the stage version of Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself ran for 72 weeks at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York. But for the many who didn’t get to catch the conceptual magic…

Hollywood Flashback: ‘Bring the Pain’ Made Chris Rock a Superstar in 1997

Chris Rock’s first Emmy — or make that Emmys, as he won two for this particular project — came in 1997, when he won outstanding variety, music or comedy special and outstanding writing for a…

Emmys: 20 Supporting TV Actors on Their Characters, Pandemic Splurges and What They Miss From Set Life

NAOMI ACKIE (Master of None, Netflix) Best note from my showrunner/director Aziz [Ansari] once told me “making a show is like jazz.” I’ll never forget that. There was a flexibility…

Emmys: Where Does Film End and TV Begin?

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, the line distinguishing film and TV is blurrier than ever. Things have been moving in this direction for years. Movie stars like Glenn Close and Kevin

Script to Scene: ‘Good Lord Bird’ Boss Breaks Down Moment That Sparked John Brown’s Abolitionist Crusade

In Showtime’s limited series The Good Lord Bird, co-creator and executive producer Ethan Hawke stars as the infamous abolitionist John Brown. The series — based on the National Book…

Hollywood Flashback: Bob Mackie Won His First Emmy for 1966’s ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’

The first Emmy ever awarded for costume design went to Bob Mackie and his late partner (creatively and, later, romantically), Ray Aghayan, for their fanciful designs on NBC’s 1966 TV movie Alice Throu…