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Interview: Leonardo Nam – Taking the Westworld by Storm

I chatted with Screen Actors Guild nominee Leonardo Nam, star of HBO’s Emmy-winning sci-fi series Westworld, which just had its second season premiere last night. We talked at length about the importance of visibility, opportunity and representation in films and television and his early role models and acting idols, Sidney Poitier and Denzel Washington. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Korean ...

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Crown’ Top BAFTA TV Craft Awards

HBO’s Game of Thrones won its first BAFTA awards at this weekend’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts TV Craft Awards, earning two competitive prizes and one special award. The Emmy-winning saga, which is closing in on its run, won for its Production Design and Costume Design. Netflix’s The Crown, another Emmy favorite, won sound and cinematography prizes. BBC’s Blue ...

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Emmy Podcast #21- Talking Westworld, The Handmaid’s Tale, Roseanne and One Day at a Time with Vox.com’s Todd VanDerWerff

In the first Emmy podcast of the 2017-2018 television season I am joined by a familiar voice – Vox.com’s critic-at-large Todd VanDerWerff. The first hour of this 90-minute podcast focuses heavily on the Outstanding Drama race which sees the return of Game of Thrones after taking a year off and now going up against last year’s winner The Handmaid’s Tale. ...

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‘Westworld’ Season 2 trailer: You say you want a revolution?

We’re less than a month away from the April 22nd premiere of the second season of the wildly successful HBO sci-fi drama Westworld from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and now we have the first trailer. Cunningly utilizing Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” (arranged by show composer Ramin Djawadi, the trailer brings us back to the impending robot uprising with Emmy nominees ...

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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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