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The Great British and Irish Film and TV Breakouts of 2022

The Oscars broke with tradition in 2022 by being somewhat light in winners from across the Atlantic, but normality looks likely to resume in 2023 — largely thanks to Martin McDonagh’s beloved Irish tragicomedy The Banshees of Inisherin. There are also a few other major U.K. heavyweights in the running, with Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins […]

Three Emerging Red Carpet Designers Dressing Gemma Chan, Jennifer Hudson, Rita Ora and More

The new guard of red carpet designers aren’t just dazzling us with inspired shapes, innovative embellishments and fresh aesthetics. They’re also sending powerful sartorial messages through their original visions, leaving anticipation for what they’ll do next. Perhaps at this year’s Met Gala? From theatrical creations to sculptural pieces and red carpet moments with an edge, The […]

The ‘Bridgerton’ Family on What Comes Next for Seasons 3 and 4

[This story contains major spoilers for the second season of Netflix’s Bridgerton.] At the end of its long-anticipated second season, fans were left hanging on the edge of their seats for what comes next in Shondaland’s Bridgerton. Season three and four are already confirmed — along with a Queen Charlotte origin story spinoff — and […]

‘Bridgerton’ Star Jonathan Bailey on “the Payoff of the Slow Burn” and What It Means for Future Seasons

The enemies-to-lovers storyline between Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) has been the talk of the ‘ton since Netflix released the second season of Bridgerton. When the season begins, Anthony is in search of a wife — not true love — and Kate is looking for the perfect husband for her […]

Less Sex, But Still “Palpable”: Why ‘Bridgerton’ Told a Different Love Story for Season 2

[This story contains major spoilers for the second season of Netflix’s Bridgerton.] Dearest gentle readers, season two of Bridgerton is finally on Netflix and its love story is one for the ages: an enemies-to-lovers tale that follows Viscount Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathan Bailey) quest for a viscountess. At the beginning of season two, the eldest Bridgerton is […]