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How the Emmys Adopted Groupthink

When the nominees for the Emmy Awards are announced July 12, don’t be surprised if the acting categories are dominated by performers from a handful of shows — likely Succession, Ted Lasso, Saturday Night Live, The White Lotus, Stranger Things, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Euphoria, Yellowjackets, Squid Game and Dopesick. Yes, this is the era […]

Non-English Content Has a Bigger Shot Than Ever at This Year’s Emmys

In March, Netflix’s Squid Game made history with its SAG Award wins for best actor and best actress, making it the first non-English-language series to take home those honors. The hugely popular South Korean drama is now an Emmy frontrunner, and it’s likely it will be the first non-English show to earn a series nom […]

“This Is Why Women Are So Dope”: Robin Thede, Natasha Lyonne and THR’s Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

It was not by design that every participant on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Comedy Showrunner Emmy Roundtable was a woman. But, about one hour into an 80-minute Zoom over Memorial Day weekend, gender prompted a shared gripe: Female TV writers — even those as prolific as I Love That for You‘s Jessi Klein, Russian Doll‘s Natasha […]

Emmys: 20 Supporting Actors on Their Characters, the Best Advice They’ve Received and Who Wanted to Steal the Goldfish From Set

In a season filled with shows toplined by A-list box office stars and award winners, it was often the supporting players who riveted us the most.

Critic’s Notebook: What Will Get Lost in TV’s Pre-Emmy Onslaught?

Old TV Awards Season Conventional Wisdom: The three-month onslaught of campaigning and promotion between the close of the Emmy eligibility window on May 31 and the actual awards in September can make it very difficult for even the best summer premieres to find traction nearly a year later. Won’t somebody please take pity on The […]

NATAS Unveils New Emmys Ceremony Focusing on Children’s and Family Programming

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Wednesday unveiled the Children’s and Family Emmy Awards, which will debut next year. The children’s and family programming categories had, up to now, been part of the Daytime Emmy Awards, but this move separates them into their own show. The announcement marks the first standalone expansion […]

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, […]

‘The Crown’s Tobias Menzies Dedicates His Emmy Win to Michael K. Williams

Tobias Menzies, who won the best supporting actor in a drama award at Sunday’s Primetime Emmys, dedicated his win to the late Lovecraft Country star Michael K. Williams, who was considered the frontrunner for the honor. Menzies, who was not in attendance at the ceremony to accept his award, was nominated for his role as […]

Karaoke, Biscuits and Birthday Cake for Jason Sudeikis: How ‘Ted Lasso’ Team Celebrated Emmy Wins

Apple TV+ and its Ted Lasso team had much to celebrate after Sunday night’s Emmy Awards. The streamer picked up four additional trophies — its first series prize ever for outstanding comedy, along with acting prizes for Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein and Hannah Waddingham — for a total of 11 Emmys in 2021 across five […]

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 of which was Emmy-eligible in 2017 and the fourth and most recent season of which was Emmy-eligible this year. In 2017, Hulu […]

Emmys: Michael K. Williams, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Snubbed

By the time Netflix scored its first drama series win for The Crown at the 2021 Emmys, the show about the British royal family was already ruling the drama categories presented during the CBS broadcast, leaving no room for winners from other series. Among the multiple nominees left out due to The Crown‘s reign was […]

Emmys: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Wins Best Limited Series

The Queen’s Gambit, Scott Frank’s seven-parter about a chess prodigy, which became one of the most-watched original shows in Netflix history after dropping during the thick of lockdown, was awarded the best limited or anthology series prize during the primetime Emmys telecast on Sunday night, prevailing over formidable competition including Amazon Prime’s The Underground Railroad, […]