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‘Rings of Power’ Star Sophia Nomvete on Fighting Racist Backlash: “My Place in This Show Is Not Just a Celebration, It Is an Act of Defiance”

Several castmembers from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series have been vocal about the racist backlash they received upon joining the Tolkien universe, and now actress Sophia Nomvete, who plays Disa, is opening up in detail about what that experience was like. At The Hollywood Reporter’s second annual Raising Our Voices […]

HBO Seemingly Trolls Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ With New ‘Game of Thrones’ Max Ad

The non-war between HBO’s House of the Dragon and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power seemingly just went to a whole new level of passive aggression. Online ads posted today for Warner Bros. Discovery’s rebranded Max streaming service (formerly HBO Max), show a regal Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones on the […]

Fire at U.K. Studio Briefly Disrupts ‘Lord of the Rings’ Filming

A fire Monday at the studio complex where The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is shooting its second season halted production for a time. The Prime Video series is filming at Bray Studios in the United Kingdom, having moved its production hub from New Zealand, where season one was based (and where […]

Horse Dies on Amazon’s ‘The Rings of Power’ Set, PETA Calls for Use of CGI Animals

A tragedy has occurred on the set of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power — a production horse perished during rehearsals for a season two scene. The horse died March 21 of cardiac arrest, the studio confirmed. “We are deeply saddened to confirm that a production horse died,” an Amazon Studios […]

‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Casts Ciaran Hinds in Season 2

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has added a trio of actors for its upcoming second season, including acclaimed actor Ciarán Hinds. Hinds is best known for his roles on HBO’s Rome and Game of Thrones, along with big-screen performances in films such as Munich, There Will Be Blood, Belfast and Justice […]

‘Lord of the Rings’: Amazon, Warner Bros. Ready for Tolkien Battle

When Amazon debuted its highly anticipated Most Expensive TV Series Ever Made — The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power last fall — the company had to contend with a bothersome rival from Warner Bros. Discovery: the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon. Warners picked a debut date for its prestige […]

‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ and ‘Elvis’ Among Art Directors Guild Nominees

The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) announced the nominations for the 27th annual ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards. Live-action features are divided into three categories: period, fantasy and contemporary film. Nominees for a period film are All Quiet On The Western Front, Babylon, Elvis, The Fabelmans and White Noise. Fantasy film nominees are […]

The Hollywood Reporter Editors’ Picks of 2022

It was an epic year in Hollywood. That’s true in terms of the actual business of entertainment, from the recalibration of streaming wars to the return of some legitimate big-screen hits (not to mention the return of Bob Iger). Just as bold was the drama and scandal surrounding the business, from the worldwide shock of […]

‘The Rings of Power’ Stunt Coordinator Vic Armstrong Sampled Some of His Greatest Hits for the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Prequel

On the sixth episode of The Rings of Power — the first in Amazon’s mega-budget The Lord of the Rings prequel to truly erupt in action as Adar’s rampaging orcs finally come face-to-face with Galadriel and her fresh-off-the-boat, battle-hungry Númenóreans — there are a few moments where viewers over a certain age may experience a […]

‘The Rings of Power’ Recasts Major Role for Season 2

Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings series announced seven new recurring cast members for season two. Among the additions, there’s also a shake-up: The fan-favorite role of Orc leader Adar has been recast. Game of Thrones veteran Joseph Mawle has been replaced by Sam Hazeldine (Peaky Blinders) in the part. “I loved my time […]

8 Standout Performances of Post-Emmys TV

Mo Amer MO (NETFLIX) Amer’s natural, seemingly effortless knack for connection long has been one of his clearest strengths, whether in his stand-up comedy or in his recurring role on Ramy. In Mo, he proves equally able to dig into the darker, sharper corners. His easy smiles and rambling jokes take on layers of anxiety […]

‘Halloween Ends’ Puts Peacock on Streaming Charts for the First Time

Peacock made its debut in the Nielsen streaming rankings with the opening of Halloween Ends. Ryan Murphy’s The Watcher opened at No. 1 on the chart, and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power got a bump in the week of its season finale. Halloween Ends, the 13th in the long-running franchise, was […]