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‘Reservation Dogs,’ ‘Abbott Elementary’ Among Sentinel Awards Honorees

Reservation Dogs, Abbott Elementary, Dopesick and Hacks are among the television series set to be honored at the 2022 Sentinel Awards. The gala event will celebrate 12 series from broadcast, cable and streaming that tackled powerful and timely topics including racism, mental health and abortion. Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program from the USC […]

Five Emmy Narratives to Expect in 2023: A ‘Better Call Saul’ Farewell, Limited Race Churn and More HBO-Netflix Jockeying

Is Emmy season ever really over? The glut of television and a collective obsession with accolades have ballooned the TV awards race into a year-round affair. So, while there may be a slight respite from FYC billboards, panels and screenings, they’ll be back soon — even if nobody watches the show itself. With that it mind, […]

Jennifer Coolidge Wins Emmy, Dances While Getting Played Off

Jennifer Coolidge won her first Emmy for her scene-stealing performance in HBO’s The White Lotus, and delighted audiences yet again with her reaction to getting played offstage at the Microsoft Theater. Coolidge bested four also-nominated White Lotus co-stars (Connie Britton, Alexandra Daddario, Natasha Rothwell and Sydney Sweeney) to take home the award for outstanding supporting […]

Emmys: ‘The White Lotus’ Wins Best Limited or Anthology Series

HBO’s The White Lotus has won the 2022 Emmy for best limited or anthology series. “I forgot to thank HBO my other speeches,” said The White Lotus writer-director Mike White, who earlier in the ceremony won Emmys for both writing and directing the anthology series. “I’ve been talking about this show for 15 years,” said […]

Script to Scene: How ‘The White Lotus’ Writer-Director Mike White Crafted the Moment That Sparked the HBO Series

In the final episode of The White Lotus, Rachel (Alexandra Daddario) finds her voice at last. After a fraught honeymoon with new husband Shane (Jake Lacy) — throughout which he harasses the resort manager for a room upgrade and hosts his mother (Molly Shannon) when she pops by for a brief stay — Rachel has come […]

‘Abbott Elementary,’ ‘The White Lotus’ and ‘Yellowjackets’ Among Top Winners at LGBTQ Critics’ Dorian TV Awards

Abbott Elementary, The White Lotus and Yellowjackets were among the top winners at the GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ Dorians TV Awards, which were announced Wednesday. The shows took home the awards for best TV comedy, miniseries and drama, respectively. Bob’s Burgers, Heartstopper, Squid Game and The Other Two were also among the winners. […]

Emmys: The Hollywood Reporter’s Critics Break Down the Frontrunners

DANIEL FIENBERG Emmy voters enjoy a good juggernaut. Two years ago, you had Succession, Schitt’s Creek and Watchmen thoroughly dominate the list of winners. Last year, even though Hacks snuck in with a couple of surprising and thoroughly not-surprising wins — all hail Jean Smart — The Crown, Ted Lasso and The Queen’s Gambit had […]

‘The White Lotus’ Star Natasha Rothwell Says Mike White’s Script “Spoke to the Invisibility That We Often Feel as People of Color”

Natasha Rothwell has long been known as a brilliant comedy writer and performer, having been employed as a writer for Saturday Night Live and Insecure, the latter of which also saw her acting (in the scene-stealing role of Kelli) and executive producing (which earned her an Emmy nomination in 2020 for outstanding comedy series). But […]

‘The White Lotus’ EP David Bernad Teases Season Two: “You Will Have No Idea Where the Show Is Going”

David Bernad and Mike White have been producing partners for 13 years — but their working relationship extends even further back than that. Bernad began his production career in the mailroom at UTA, hustling to produce short films on nights and weekends. “I had this romantic notion of starting in the mailroom. I really wanted […]

Danny Strong, Shonda Rhimes and Other Limited Series Showrunners on Their Emmy-Nominated Series

This year’s limited series race is a competitive one: three Hulu shows are up against titles from Netflix and HBO, and four of the nominees tell captivating and hard-to-believe true stories of greed, fraud and public humiliation. Creatives behind each nominated series — Dopesick‘s Danny Strong, The Dropout‘s Elizabeth Meriwether, Inventing Anna‘s Shonda Rhimes, Pam […]

The Making of the “Sweet and Sour” ‘White Lotus’ Opening Titles

One year ago, the opening credits for HBO’s The White Lotus pulsated on screens all over the world: simple, wallpaper-like graphics subtly undulating and accompanied by haunting music. The tropical images of monkeys, birds and fruit go perfectly with the sonic elements, teasing the character trajectories in the episodes to come, yet composer Cristobal Tapia […]

‘The White Lotus’ Stars Murray Bartlett and Jake Lacy Reflect on Those Intimate Scenes: “It Felt Like Shooting a French Farce”

With 20 nominations, HBO’s The White Lotus is the most honored limited or anthology series at this year’s Emmys, with eight of those noms for various members of its ensemble cast. Two standouts of that impressive bunch are Murray Bartlett, who plays the chipper hotel manager Armond as he combusts on a shocking drug-fueled spiral, […]