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‘Hacks,’ ‘I May Destroy You,’ ‘Pose’ Among Top Winners at LGBTQ Critics’ Dorian TV Awards

Hacks, I May Destroy You and Pose were among the top winners at the GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ Dorians TV Awards, which were handed out Sunday night. It’s a Sin, Framing Britney Spears, ZIWE, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Big Mouth and Love, Victor also were among the winners at the ceremony, which aired […]

Emmys: Limited Series Nominees Talk Fight Scenes, Lessons Learned and Getting Spoofed on ‘SNL’

The creative minds behind 'I May Destroy You,' 'Mare of Easttown,' 'The Queen's Gambit,' 'The Underground Railroad' and 'WandaVision' also open up about calls for a second season and what it's like to wear so many hats on a production.

Michaela Coel Hopes ‘I May Destroy You’ Encourages Viewers to Change Their Self-Narratives

I May Destroy You is both a case of art imitating life and life imitating art. Michaela Coel’s masterful HBO limited series — which centers on a British writer named Arabella (Coel) who is dealing with the fallout of sexual assault, along with myriad other subjects — is rooted in her own experiences to the point […]

Michaela Coel to Bo Burnham: 6 Auteurs Taking Peak TV by Storm

At the beginning of Peak TV, the industry’s visionaries were pushing the envelopes, challenging their audiences to follow along with complex characters and antiheroes whose choices were shocking and maddening — and made for great TV. If one thinks of an auteur as someone who writes, creates and sometimes directs a vision so compelling as […]

Emmys: Will Escapist Shows Dominate This Year’s Race?

If last year’s Emmys were the first proof that a pandemic-era awards show is possible, this year’s will highlight the entertainment we consumed during all that time spent at home — and based on the nominations, it seems many of us turned to television as a means of escape. Ted Lasso is the clear frontrunner […]

‘Bridgerton,’ ‘Lovecraft Country’ and ‘WandaVision’ Among Shows to Earn ReFrame Stamp

A record number of television shows have earned the ReFrame Stamp, a distinction doled out to productions that have achieved gender-balanced hiring. Among the newly stamped shows are Bridgerton, The Handmaid’s Tale, WandaVision, Lovecraft Country, The Flight Attendant, Hacks, Pose, Black-ish, PEN15, The Underground Railroad and I May Destroy You. The news was announced today by […]

Critic’s Notebook: 2021 Emmy Nominations Offer Pleasant Surprises (and ‘Emily in Paris’ Nominations)

As pundits have been saying for months, this year’s Emmy nomination field was always going to be chaotic. Every major series and acting winner from the 2020 ceremony wasn’t eligible, meaning there was the opportunity for a slate of nominees that could either open the door for fresh talent or for utter embarrassment. Fortunately and […]

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 […]

Peabody Awards: Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show,’ ‘I May Destroy You,’ ‘Small Axe,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ Among Winners

I May Destroy You, Ted Lasso, Small Axe and Stephen Colbert’s Late Show are among the winners of the 2021 Peabody Awards, announced this week. The awards, recognizing the most compelling and empowering stories released across broadcast and streaming media in 2020, were presented in the categories of children’s and youth, documentary, entertainment, news, podcast/radio […]

Banff Rockie Awards: HBO’s ‘I May Destroy You’ Wins Grand Jury Prize

HBO’s I May Destroy You from creator Michaela Coel has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Banff Rockie Awards, while the breakout British drama also earned the best limited series trophy. The Brit series from Coel, who stars as a woman rebuilding her life after a rape, has earned widespread critical acclaim, including picking […]

‘I May Destroy You’ and ‘It’s a Sin’ Offer Nuanced Portrayal of Friendships With Emotional Benefits

Friendships have been captured on television for years, but two recent British limited series — Russell T. Davies’ It’s a Sin and Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You — portray the intimacy and adventure of these relationships with the same levels of fascination as their more romantic counterparts. They succeed at it by forgoing grand […]

Michaela Coel, Jodie Comer, Paul Mescal to Attend Hybrid BAFTA TV Awards

Michaela Coel, Jodie Comer and Paul Mescal are among the nominees set to attend this weekend’s BAFTA TV Awards ceremony in person, with others joining via video link. The hybrid event — being hosted by Richard Ayoade at London’s Television Centre — is keeping in line with COVID-19 protocols by allowing nominees in a number of […]