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2017 Best Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Emmy Predictions

Donald Glover took the equivalent honor at the Golden Globes, but was snubbed without a nomination at the SAG Awards as was every actor from “Atlanta.” “Transparent’s” Jeffrey Tambor has won this category for the past two years and could easily take it again. We’re betting on Glover, but Tambor could snag the three-peat. [Updated […]

2017 Best Directing For A Limited Series or TV Movie Emmy Predictions

Like David E. Kelley in the Writing category Jean-Marc Vallée should be rewarded for the breadth of his work directing every episode of “Big Little Lies.” If not, Ryan Murphy’s “And the Winner Is…” from “Feud: Bette and Joan” – the best thing he’s ever directed – or Steven Zaillian‘s first episode of “The Night […]

2017 Best Directing For a Drama Series Emmy Predictions

This race may be too close to call. Both Reed Morano (“Handmaid’s Tale”) and Stephen Daldry (“The Crown”) have an excellent shot to take this Emmy as do the Duffer Bros. (“Stranger Things”). The question is whether the second “Handmaid’s” nomination for Kate Denis seriously affects Morano’s chances and just how much Emmy voters love […]

‘LBJ’ Trailer: Woody Harrelson Gets Presidential

If you were looking for a sequel to “Jackie,” this is probably as close you’re going to get. Last year, Rob Reiner‘s “LBJ” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and it’s taken a little while to resurface. However, perhaps in an awards season bid, the film is now coming to cinemas this fall, with […]

Tilda Swinton Was Eyed For Pennywise In ‘It’

It’s an unwritten but widely acknowledged rule that a movie is instantly better the moment Tilda Swinton shows up. The tremendously talented actress can do it all. There is no character too broad, or portrayal too subdued that she can’t handle. So, it’s really not all that surprising that the Oscar winner was considered for […]

2017 Best Directing For A Comedy Series Emmy Predictions

“Transparent’s” Jill Soloway, the winner in this category the past two years, was shockingly snubbed this time around, but this has always been Donald Glover‘s to lose anyway. The “Atlanta” star, director and writer earned a DGA Award nod for the same episode losing to an episode from the previous “Veep” season and the series […]

Male Nerd Entitlement And The Threat of (Fictional) Women

If you’ve been anywhere near the Internet recently, you’ve no doubt read that BBC fan favorite “Doctor Who” has cast Jodie Whittaker to play the thirteenth Doctor, making her the first woman to ever play the protagonist in the show’s 54-year history. The Doctor, an alien who regenerates as another humanoid being instead of dying, […]

2017 Best Writing For A Comedy Series Emmy Predictions

If there is justice in the world Lena Waithe‘s deeply personal “Master of None” episode “Thanksgiving” will take this Emmy. If not, either “Veep” episode (we’re going with the funnier “Georgia”) or “B.A.N.” from “Atlanta” are next up. [Updated July 27] Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series 1. “Master of None,” “Thanksgiving” by Aziz Ansari […]

Writer Of Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ Revealed

You never really know when something’s going to cause a big stir on the interwebs, especially inside baseball jobs. Today, THR wrote a piece questioning the authenticity of the screenwriter Rebecca Blunt, credited as writing filmmaker Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming hillbilly heist movie “Logan Lucky” starring Channing Tatum, Riley Keough, Adam Driver and, as the final […]

Exclusive: Stream David Wingo’s “Premiere” From The ‘Brigsby Bear’ Soundtrack

This weekend, an oddball, endearing and sweet movie lands in theaters with “Brigsby Bear.” Earning strong buzz out of Sundance, the film co-written and starring “Saturday Night Live” star Kyle Mooney works it’s own unique magic, one that’s aided by the score from David Wingo. The composer has been a longtime collaborator on the films of David […]