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In an Emmys First, Performers of Color Comprise at Least Half of Drama Lead Categories

As awards bodies continue to diversify their selections and there are fewer first-time breakthroughs to achieve, it becomes increasingly instructive to look at racial and ethnic diversity by percentage – not to mention more efficient, as nominees of color in each awards class nowadays routinely number in the double-digits. Overall, performers of color comprise 44 […]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Mckenna Grace on Her “Uncomfortable” Character and Hopes for Season 5

[This story contains spoilers to The Handmaid’s Tale‘s season four finale, “The Wilderness.”] “I’m grateful to the Lord for His bounty, Aunt Lydia,” are surprising final words to hear out of the mouth of Mrs. Keyes. The Handmaid’s Tale viewers last see Esther Keyes (Mckenna Grace) in the penultimate episode of season four, “Progress.” The […]

Ann Dowd on What Will Motivate Aunt Lydia in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 5

[This story contains spoilers from the season four finale of The Handmaid’s Tale, “The Wilderness.”] “Can you imagine staying in that world? No, you’d go mad,” says Ann Dowd of leaving her Handmaid’s Tale character, Aunt Lydia, behind when not filming. The Emmy-winning actress adds, “When scenes are particularly emotional or challenging, of course it […]

‘Mare of Easttown,’ ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Fargo’ and More Creators on Crafting Season Finales

Mare of Easttown (HBO) Creator: Brad Ingelsby  “It was written as a limited, and it ends — there’s no more mystery to be solved. Kate [Winslet] and I, if we could crack a story that we were really proud of and felt like it was a deserving second chapter in Mare’s journey, then maybe. I […]

Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’ Tops Streaming Chart for Debut Weekend

Zack Snyder’s movie Army of the Dead racked up a sizable opening weekend audience for Netflix. Jupiter’s Legacy, meanwhile, plummeted in its third week of release. Army of the Dead topped Nielsen’s streaming charts for the week of May 17-23. The zombie movie racked up 913 million minutes of viewing time for the week, equivalent to […]

Person of Interest: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Yvonne Strahovski Makes Leap to Sci-Fi Action Hero in ‘Tomorrow War’

A week after sending an audition tape for an American dramedy, Chuck, in 2007, Australia-born actress Yvonne Strahovski received a call saying she’d landed one of the lead roles, a CIA agent, in the pilot. She booked a round-trip flight to Los Angeles but would never use the return ticket. “Lo and behold, one thing led […]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Boss on the Finale’s “Ugly Justice” and Ambiguity Heading Into Season 5

[This story contains major spoilers from The Handmaid’s Tale season four finale, “The Wilderness.”] “Weak men, they do make the world go ’round.” In the world of The Handmaid’s Tale, not anymore. The season four finale brought about a moment of long-awaited catharsis when Elisabeth Moss’ June orchestrated the murder of her former abuser, Commander Fred Waterford […]

Emmys: How ‘The Crown,’ ‘Bridgerton’ and More Drama Series Explore the Perks and Pitfalls of “Chosen Family”

Many of this year’s top dramas focus on relationships characters form beyond those they’re born into, revealing how found connections can help people rebuild lives post-trauma — or sustain the pain.

Elisabeth Moss Goes Behind Lethal ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 4 Finale Choice: “She Wants to Bring the Whole System Down”

[This story contains major spoilers from The Handmaid’s Tale season four finale, “The Wilderness.”] The fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale ends with an act of vengeance, a shocking image and lingering questions about what will come next. And an earlier moment in the season finale set it all in motion, says Elisabeth Moss. “What […]

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star on What the Penultimate Episode Reveals About a Marriage

[This story contains spoilers to the penultimate episode of the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale, “Progress.”] In a flashback scene earlier in the season, The Handmaid’s Tale traveled back to the moment when June (Elisabeth Moss) told her husband, Luke (O-T Fagbenle), that she was pregnant with their daughter, Hannah (Jordan Blake). Given the […]

‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ Repeats at No. 1 in Nielsen Streaming Rankings

Jupiter’s Legacy claimed the top overall spot in Nielsen’s streaming rankings for the week of May 10-16, outperforming its debut week in total minutes watched. Former Crackle series StartUp reached the top of the acquired series rankings after debuting on Netflix, and The Woman in the Window led the movie chart — though its opening […]

“How the Hell Are We Going to Do This?”: Lena Dunham, Noah Hawley, Steven Canals and the THR TV Director Roundtable

There’s nothing Zach Braff likes more than directing. It’s where he’s happiest, he says, surrounded by creative people, encouraging them to do their best work. It is also stressful — sometimes hugely so. “I read somewhere that first [assistant directors] don’t live very long, and that’s one of the reasons the DGA has such good […]