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2019 Oscars: With RBG, Mr. Rogers and Whitney Houston, box office and popularity are shaping the Documentary Feature Oscar race

We may only be halfway through the year but we’ve already got a handful of high-profile Documentary Feature Oscar contenders and, in difference from normal years, they’re also box office hits. Both RBG, about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, about famed children’s television personality Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood) have enjoyed boffo box …

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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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