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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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2018 Oscar Predictions – BEST PICTURE (March)

Top: Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing
Bottom: Wonderstruck, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk

Moonlight‘s surprise win in Best Picture just over a week ago should have lit a fire under the collective asses of Oscar predictors. Defying all possible odds to best the perceived frontrunner (even with its weak spots)  means the Academy was ready for something different and weren’t about to be told what was going to win. Does that mean the ...

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Amazon Sets Major September Comedy Launch, Titles Woody Allen Series

Amazon aims for the fall TV premiere market with four new comedy series'

Amazon has set September for a comedy series launch with four shows, including Woody Allen’s highly anticipated and newly revealed title Crisis in Six Scenes. The streaming service revealed the title of the Woody Allen series, which stars the director himself, Miley Cyrus and Elaine May, today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Their 2016 awards were announced last night. Amazon’s launch ...

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Emmy Podcast #11: TV Movies and Limited Series’ Take the Front Seat with special guest Todd VanDerWerff

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In our first Emmy podcast for the 2015/2016 television season, I am joined by Vox.com’s Culture Editor Todd VanDerWerff for a deep dive into this year’s Emmy predictions. With TV Movies, Miniseries and Limited Series dominating the attention and airwaves for the last couple of years (this year in particular) the majority of our conversation circulates around these categories. American ...

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Critics Choice Television Awards Nominations: Fargo On Top, The Leftovers and Transparent Score

FARGO Leads Critics Choice TV Noms, You Betcha

  The second season of FX’s anthology series Fargo topped the list of Broadcast Television Journalists Association nominees today with eight mentions. HBO’s The Leftovers and Amazon’s Transparent were next with six apiece. The Wiz Live! (NBC) garnered five nominations, while Black-ish (ABC), Mr. Robot (USA), and Penny Dreadful (Showtime) each earned four. Other top series with multiple nominations include ...

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What To Expect at Sunday’s Emmy Awards – Comedy Categories

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  This could be a big year for comedy at The Emmys. We’ll either see a new Comedy Series champ crowned if Modern Family manages to win a 6th consecutive award, making it the sole record holder for wins, or we’ll see a new show have the chance to start an Emmy run. Veep and Transparent are the two most ...

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Critics’ Choice TV Awards: Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City, The Americans, Justified Score

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The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced nominations for the 5th annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards with HBO, FX and Comedy Central coming out as big winners today. Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer nabbed three mentions while Broad City also got three, including one for Best Comedy Series. Also on the Comedy side, Amazon’s Transparent (which won two Golden Globes this ...

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