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They’re Not Here to Make Friends: THR’s 30-ish Most Powerful Producers in Unscripted TV

Examples of unscripted programming’s dominance abound. The genre gave Discovery the money to complete its $43 billion April merger with Warner Bros. In October, it propelled onetime alternative exec Rob Wade to the top post at Fox Entertainment. And as many cable networks wave the white flag, it’s allowed Bravo to thrive and even segue […]

Emmys: 10 Things the TV Cameras Missed 

On Monday evening, the biggest names in television gathered at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater for the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony. With so many A-listers in one room, most of the best moments — from star interactions to standing ovations — often go unseen on the live telecast. The Hollywood Reporter was on the […]

Nicole Byer on Emmy-Nominated Netflix Comedy Special: “I Tend to Find a Lot of Humor in Tragedy”

After extensively touring in 2019, Nicole Byer thought she had her one-hour Netflix special all worked out. Then the pandemic hit, and a rewrite became inevitable. “I tend to find a lot of humor in tragedy. That’s how I process trauma sometimes,” says Byer, who worked her COVID experience and the Black Lives Matter movement […]

‘Mack & Rita’ Review: Diane Keaton Leads a Game Cast in a Hit-and-Miss Body-Switch Comedy

In a feature that she also produced, Diane Keaton plays the 70-year-old version of a 30-year-old who feels out of step with her peers.

Emmys: Sydney Sweeney, Bill Hader, Julia Garner Earn Nominations for Multiple Shows

Jerrod Carmichael, Julia Garner, Bill Hader and Sydney Sweeney are among the stars who earned 2022 Emmy Awards nominations for multiple projects when the list of nominees was announced Tuesday. Marking her first-ever Emmy nominations, Sweeney was nominated for best supporting actress in a drama series for HBO’s Euphoria and best supporting actress in a […]

Lizzo, Jonathan Van Ness, Padma Lakshmi and THR’s Reality Roundtable Talk Guilty Pleasures, Crying on Camera and Underboob Sweat

The level of talent (and comic timing) at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Reality Emmy Roundtable was in no short supply, but there was still a moment of giddy reverence when one particular participant entered the chat. Will Arnett (Fox’s Lego Masters), Nicole Byer (Netflix’s Nailed It! and ABC’s Wipeout), Padma Lakshmi (Hulu’s Taste the Nation and […]

Nicole Byer, Career on the Rise, Slides Down a Stripper Pole

Nicole Byer had little interest in opening her first hourlong special the way so many other comics do, talking backstage or walking the streets of New York. It all felt too pedestrian, and Byer is anything but pedestrian. So, Big Beautiful Weirdo, which became available on Netflix on Dec. 7, begins instead with Byer swinging […]

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, […]