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Emmys: Jean Smart Wins Best Comedy Actress for Second Year in a Row

At the 2022 Emmys, Jean Smart won the award for best actress in a comedy series for her performance in HBO Max’s Hacks. “Thank you for a second time honoring this show,” said the five-time Emmy winner in her acceptance speech, calling out the Hacks writers who “not only matched season one, but surpassed it.” […]

‘Wildflower’ Review: Kiernan Shipka Plays the Daughter of Neurodivergent Parents in an Endearing Coming-of-Age Film

The actress stars alongside Jean Smart, Jacki Weaver, Alexandra Daddario and Reid Scott in Matt Smukler's feature debut.

Hollywood Flashback: ‘Hacks’ Star Jean Smart Made Her Big Break on ‘Designing Women’

Long before she commanded the stage as Vegas stand-up diva Deborah Vance on Hacks — a role that has earned her two lead comedy actress Emmy nominations — Jean Smart got her big break as a sweet but naïve Atlanta office manager. Designing Women, the CBS half-hour comedy created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, followed four women […]

‘Hacks’ Renewed for Season 3 at HBO Max

HBO Max is going back to Vegas — and presumably, L.A. The Warner Bros. Discovery-backed streamer has renewed the Emmy-winning comedy series Hacks for a third season. The series starring Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder recently wrapped its critically praised sophomore run and is currently working the Emmy FYC campaign beat. “We congratulate Hacks’ extraordinarily […]

‘Hacks’ Team Celebrates Sophomore Run, Talks “Living Legend” Guest Stars

Coming off three Emmys and two Golden Globes in their triumphant 2021 awards run, the team behind HBO Max’s Hacks finally gathered Monday to celebrate the second season of the pandemic smash hit. Led by its three co-creators, co-showrunners, co-EPs and co-writers — Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky — the Hacks family […]

HBO Max’s ‘Hacks’ Season 2: TV Review

Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder's characters hit the road as the Emmy-winning comedy expands on its story of female friendship and mentorship in the standup world.

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards: ‘Belfast’ Named Best Picture

Belfast was named best picture by the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards during a virtual event celebration broadcast March 18 by Great Performances on PBS. Four-time nominee King Richard earned two awards for stars Will Smith (best actor) and Aunjanue Ellis (best supporting actress). Being the Ricardos‘ Nicole Kidman won best actress, and House of […]

Best-Dressed Stars at the 2022 SAG Awards, From Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga to Will Smith

“Look how nice everyone looks,” said Michael Keaton as he viewed the SAG Awards audience while accepting his best actor award for Dopesick on the stage in Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar on Sunday night. It’s been two years since SAG-AFTRA members gathered in person to celebrate outstanding work in their industry, and the absence — […]

Jean Smart on Why She Couldn’t Relax After Emmy Win: “I Was Very Worried”

After Bowen Yang announced Jean Smart’s name as the winner of lead actress in a comedy series for her turn as Deborah Vance on HBO Max’s Hacks at September’s Emmy Awards, the well-heeled crowd jumped up for a lengthy standing ovation. During an emotional speech, Smart, also nominated that night for HBO’s Mare of Easttown, […]

Zendaya, Jean Smart Recognized at Women in Film Honors

On Wednesday night, the Women in Film Honors: Trailblazers of the New Normal recognized three of this year’s top female creative partnerships, with Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder (Hacks), Marlee Matlin and Sian Heder (CODA), and Zendaya and Ashley Levinson (Malcolm and Marie). The gala, held at the newly opened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures […]

The Top 10 Jewelry Moments That Stunned at the 73rd Emmy Awards

At Sunday night’s 73rd Annual Emmy Awards, bright hues reigned on the red carpet, embraced by women and men alike, while stars also highlighted a wide variety of sparkle in imaginative ways. Here’s a look at The Hollywood Reporter‘s top 10 moments in diamonds and other jewels on the Emmys red carpet: Jean Smart in […]

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards: TV Review

As expected, 'The Queen's Gambit,' 'Ted Lasso' and 'The Crown' dominated the Emmys telecast supposedly honoring the best television of 2020-21.