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Emmy Podcast #17: Limited Series/TV Movie Contenders

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In our first Emmy podcast of the 2016-2017 Emmy season, Chris Pepper and I focus on the Limited Series and TV Movie categories. Starting with Supporting Actress and Actor, we debate if American Horror Story can still muster nominations for Emmy winners Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson or will Ryan Murphy’s new venture, Feud: Bette and Joan, gobble up those ...

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Frontrunner Friday: Who’s On Top in the 2018 Oscar Race?

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Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Riots Projects remains on top this week, as does her pole position in Best Director. Release date announcements from The Weinstein Company on The Current War (Dec. 22) and Mary Magdalene (Nov. 24) spurred some change and movement for the two films and their acting prospects (Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix). TWC ...

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Red-Band Trailer for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

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Martin McDonagh (Seven Psychopaths, In Bruges) hasn’t made a film in five years but he’s back in fine form with the trailer for his new film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The red-band trailer is packed full of the deeply dark comedy we’ve come to expect from McDonagh (with a not so subtle social commentary nod to Ferguson) and he’s ...

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2017 Emmys: Drama Series Analysis

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This year’s Drama Series category is first notable not for what’s going to make it in but what isn’t. Downton Abbey‘s first season was as a Miniseries (where it won) but once it was decided the show would continue on it was submitted in Drama Series where it was nominated for all of its five-season run, never winning the top ...

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‘Moonlight’ Tops 2017 Chlotrudis Awards; Isabelle Huppert, Joel Edgerton Win Acting Honors

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The 2017 awards season isn’t quite finished, folks. The 23rd Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film announced their winners on Sunday and the Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight picked up another win with the group, along with Director (Barry Jenkins), Supporting Actor (Oscar winner Mahershala Ali) and Ensemble. Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert won Best Actress for Elle and Joel Edgerton won ...

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Frontrunner Friday: Female Directors, Auteurs, Oscar Favorites and a WWII-heavy slate

Top: John Boyega in Kathryn Bigelow's Untitled Detroit Riots Project; Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon in Downsizing
Bottom: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post; Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell in Mudbound

Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing, The Post and Mudbound head up this week’s Frontrunner Friday So early, still so many predictions of the ‘good on paper’ variety but that isn’t stopping us from looking at what is or might be drawing buzz towards the march to Oscar next season. Kathryn Bigelow’s (still) Untitled Detroit Riots Project remains in the top ...

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Emmy Awards: Key Dates for 2017 Emmys Voting and Nominations

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The Television Academy has announced key dates for the 2017 Emmy Awards, including voting and nomination dates, entry process and awards ceremonies. The entry process for the annual awards starts on March 20th, with a deadline of May 1st. All eligible shows must be more than halfway through their season run by May 31st. Then there is a  two-week window for online voting ...

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