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2017 Emmys: Drama Series Analysis

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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‘Looking’ Feature Film to Close San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Film Fest

  After a short two-season run on HBO, the 40th San Francisco International Film Festival (put on by Frameline) will World Premiere the final chapter of LOOKING. The show, about 30-something gay men trying to find love, career, friendship, and meaning in contemporary San Francisco will see a wedding weekend turn into a series of heartfelt encounters with loves new and ...

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The Big Short wins USC Scripter; Show Me a Hero Wins Inaugural TV Award

  To absolutely no one’s surprise, The Big Short won the 28th USC Scripter award on Saturday, marching its way to its inevitable WGA and Oscar wins for Adapted Screenplay. It bested three of the four nominees it’s up against at the Oscars, with The End of the Tour replaced by Carol there. Last year, The Imitation Game won here ...

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

  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

  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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Emmy Podcast #9: Mad Men, Big Bangs and Transparent Virgins

In the first Emmy prediction podcast of the 2014/2015 season (I know, I know…), Awardswatch Emmy Experts Chris Pepper and Jonathan Boehle and myself, Erik Anderson, are honored to have AW alum and Vox.com Culture Editor Todd VanDerWerff join us as we deconstruct the Emmy submission ballots released last week and figure out if Orange is the New Black will ...

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

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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