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Emmy Noms: ‘Good Lord Bird,’ ‘Girls5eva,’ ‘Master of None’ Snubbed; ‘Emily in Paris,’ ‘The Boys’ Surprise

Despite critical accolades and prognosticators expecting The Good Lord Bird and Girls5eva, executive produced by Emmys favorite Tina Fey, to score multiple nominations on Tuesday morning, the Showtime and Peacock series only earned one nomination each and were left out of the major limited and comedy series categories, respectively. In a particularly competitive year for […]

Peabody Awards: Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show,’ ‘I May Destroy You,’ ‘Small Axe,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ Among Winners

I May Destroy You, Ted Lasso, Small Axe and Stephen Colbert’s Late Show are among the winners of the 2021 Peabody Awards, announced this week. The awards, recognizing the most compelling and empowering stories released across broadcast and streaming media in 2020, were presented in the categories of children’s and youth, documentary, entertainment, news, podcast/radio […]

Dreaming in Color: The Good Lord Bird

This article was created in paid partnership with Showtime In the latest installment of The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Dreaming in Color,’ a series focused on amplifying talents of color, above and below the line, the stars and director behind Showtime’s The Good Lord Bird, Ethan Hawke, Daveed Diggs, Joshua Caleb Johnson, and Darnell Martin sat down […]

‘We Started Marching With This Story and Doors Opened’: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Ethan Hawke on Adapting ‘The Good Lord Bird’

When Ethan Hawke first read James McBride’s bestselling book The Good Lord Bird about the radical abolitionist John Brown, he was so taken with it that he wanted to give everyone he knew a copy for Christmas. But then his real-life partner and producer Ryan Hawke had a better idea: Why not adapt it? “My […]

How ‘The Good Lord Bird’ Author James McBride Combined Bitter Truth and Hidden History With Comic Flair

The Good Lord Bird author James McBride leavens bitter truth and hidden history with comic flair

“You Have to Feel Sick in Order to Feel Good”: Barry Jenkins, Ethan Hawke and the THR Drama Showrunner Roundtable

In the past, a question posed to a table of creatives about the projects that each would love to tackle if only Hollywood were ready for them would be met with a laundry list of wistful responses. But Barry Jenkins, the showrunner and director behind Amazon’s celebrated Underground Railroad adaptation, took one look around The […]

‘The Underground Railroad,’ ‘Dickinson’ and ‘The Good Lord Bird’ Production Teams on Re-Creating History

DICKINSON In the second season of the Apple TV+ series, Emily Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld) and her family go to the opera in Boston to see La Traviata. “It’s an important episode because Emily conflates the character Violetta with [best friend, sister-in-law and romantic interest] Sue. That became a big production design idea,” explains production designer […]

Peabody Awards: ‘I May Destroy You,’ ‘Never Have I Ever,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Among Nominees

The Peabody Awards board of jurors on Tuesday revealed its 60 nominees for the most compelling and empowering stories released across broadcast and streaming media in 2020. Thirty winners will be selected from the below nominees in the categories of children’s and youth, documentaries, entertainment, news, podcast/radio, public service and arts. The winners will be […]

Golden Globes Snubs and Surprises: ‘Emily in Paris,’ ‘Music’ Earn Nods While ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ ‘I May Destroy You’ Shut Out

'The Prom's' James Corden earned an unexpected nomination over fellow star Meryl Streep with Rosamund Pike sneaking into the best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy, as Tom Hanks, 'Malcolm & Marie,' 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always,' 'Fargo' and 'Insecure' weren't nominated.

Critics’ Conversation: ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ Ethan Hawke and Other Fall TV Faves and Fails

THR's TV critics break down the highs and lows of fall 2020's small-screen offerings, including 'The Queen's Gambit,' 'The Good Lord Bird,' 'The Vow,' 'Ted Lasso' and new seasons of 'The Crown,' 'The Mandalorian' and 'The Boys.'

‘The Good Lord Bird’: TV Review

Ethan Hawke gives a towering turn as abolitionist John Brown in Showtime's seven-episode adaptation of James McBride's acclaimed novel, 'The Good Lord Bird.'