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Disney Has an Avengers-Sized Legal Problem (Maybe Bigger Than It Realizes)

Seven years ago, in an event both momentous and foreshadowing, Disney blinked. At the time, Disney’s Marvel unit was facing off in court against the estate of comic book legend Jack Kirby over

The Academy Museum Finally Arrives: Inside the New $484M Temple of All Things Movies

“Minstrel,” reads the label on the canister of pancake makeup. The provocative object sits in a glass case next to another tin marked “Chinese,” in the costume, hair and makeup section of the…

Despite Risks, ViacomCBS’ Streaming Push Is Convincing Wall Street So Far

Shari Redstone’s ViacomCBS appears ready to take a big risk: playing to win in the streaming wars. The company plans to double its streaming content spend to bulk up streamer Paramount+…

No Time to Lose: Hollywood Pins Its Hopes on Bond Director Cary Fukunaga

The first time this THR reporter met Cary Fukunaga was on Feb. 26, 2020, at London’s Goldcrest postproduction facilities. The director was standing in front of a wall filled with 100-plus index…

“Change That Is Long Overdue”: Why IATSE May Call for a Strike

On Sept. 18, as industry power brokers were getting ready for the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, an estimated 2,800 crafts workers in Local 700 — which represents Hollywood editors — participated…

Emmys Analysis: The Changing of the Guard Is Complete

Interestingly enough, the Primetime Emmys’ “changing of the guard” from the cable era to the streaming era has unfolded entirely over the course of the run of Netflix’s The Crown, the first season…

Emmys: It Took a Pandemic, But Netflix Finally Topped HBO

Netflix has earned Emmys bragging rights for the first time in its history. The streaming giant topped all winners after the statuettes were handed out — between Sunday’s ceremony and…

#EmmysSoWhite: White Actors Sweep the 2021 Emmy Awards

“It comes with a lot of pressure, being Black, hosting a job like this,” 2021 Primetime Emmys host Cedric the Entertainer joked near the top of the show. “My people, they expect that I can just…

Emmys: Netflix Snags Its First Series Award as ‘The Crown’ Wins Best Drama

Netflix, which was the first streaming service to land a Primetime Emmy Award nomination back in 2013, but was beaten to series wins by competitors Hulu and Amazon Prime, has finally snagged a…

Emmys Give ‘The Crown’ a Coup, as ‘Ted Lasso’ and Netflix Have a Lot to Brag About

Host Cedric the Entertainer opened the 2021 Primetime Emmys with a declaration that the annual TV kudos would be a celebration of the entire medium, not just the past year’s standouts. Well…

Experts Weigh In: Who Should Win — And Who Will Win at the Emmys

BEST DRAMA SERIES WILL WIN: The Crown (Netflix) The Handmaid’s Tale has one more acting nomination (10), The Mandalorian the same total (24), and this is the last chance to honor Lovecraft…

Brutally Honest Emmy Ballot: ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Best Thing on TV in 10 Years

Best Drama Series I don’t get why The Boys is nominated, except that it arrived at a time when everything was Marvel and DC, our senses were overwhelmed by superheroes, and anybody who came…