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Quinta Brunson, Olivia Wilde to be Honored by Women in Film Los Angeles

Women in Film, Los Angeles has announced 2022’s honorees for its annual gala, this year celebrating Quinta Brunson, The Woman King director Gina Prince-Bythewood and Don’t Worry Darling director Olivia Wilde and writer Katie Silberman. The WIF Honors, which will take place on Oct. 27 at the Beverly Hilton, will see the Crystal Award for […]

Michaela Coel and Julianne Nicholson Recognize Sexual Assault Survivors and Women in Texas, Afghanistan During Emmys

When Michaela Coel and Julianne Nicholson took to the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards stage on Sunday night, they used their acceptance speeches to platform the issues of sexual assault and women facing rights restrictions in places like Texas and Afghanistan. The I May Destroy You creator, who won this year’s writing for a limited or […]

Emmys Red Carpet Fashion: Most Memorable Looks from Anya Taylor-Joy to Billy Porter

After a 2020 awards show where the nominees appeared virtually, the Emmy Awards are back and in person this year. Live in downtown Los Angeles, the red carpet parade started at 3 p.m. PT with early arrivals including The Crown‘s Josh O’Connor wearing Loewe, Nailed It! host Nicole Byer in a purple Christian Siriano gown, […]

How Hollywood Is Navigating Busy Events Season Amid Delta Variant Surge: “You’ve Got to Be Nimble”

“Safely.” That’s the word Cynthia Erivo employs in describing how she’s stepping out this awards season, one that has, once again, been dented by a still-burning pandemic. “I’m approaching it safely as I possibly can but I’m excited to see people. We haven’t had a chance to see people for such a long time in […]

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 […]

Drama Republic’s Next Act: Top Execs Talk Pan-European Studio Ambitions

The deal, signed July 1, between French and German media giants Mediawan and Leonine to acquire a majority stake in Britain’s Drama Republic — the Emmy-nominated producer of The Honourable Woman, The Irregulars, and Black Earth Rising, not to mention the global hit Doctor Foster — has quietly created a new European television powerhouse. Last year, […]

African American Film Critics Association: Norman Lear, Michaela Coel and ‘Lupin’ Among Special Achievement TV Honorees

The African American Film Critics Association has announced that it will present a number of special accolades at its third annual AAFCA TV Honors on Saturday, August 21. Norman Lear, the force behind some of the most popular and socially impactful TV series of all time, will receive the Legend Award. Michaela Coel, the recently […]

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 […]

Michaela Coel’s BAFTA Speech Sparks Call for Mandatory Intimacy Coordinators, Independent Body for Complaints

Michaela Coel’s BAFTA TV Awards acceptance speech for leading actress (her second of Sunday’s ceremony) in which she praised the work of her I May Destroy You intimacy coordinator Ita O’Brien was widely praised across the industry, coming amid a number of sexual misconduct and assault allegations against leading figures in the British TV world. […]

BAFTA TV Awards: Michaela Coel Secures Two Wins, Paul Mescal Claims Leading Actor Honor

Michaela Coel emerged the big winner at Sunday’s BAFTA TV Awards, where her acclaimed drama I May Destroy You added to its growing stash of statuettes.  Coel beat out a fiercely competitive list of performances that included Letitia Wright (Small Axe), Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) and Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) to land the leading actress […]

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 […]