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Directors Guild of America Announces 2019 TV Award Nominations

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Watchmen,” and “Game of Thrones” lead the Directors Guild of America nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Dramatic Series; Comedy Series; and Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for 2019. Winners will be announced at the 72nd Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, January 25, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.The nominees […]

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HBO Adds Mental Health Awareness Disclaimers Before ‘Euphoria’, ‘Barry’, and ‘Sopranos’

Starting October 10 — World Mental Health Day — HBO is adding mental health awareness disclaimers, called “bumpers”, to select episodes of its programming, including from shows like “Euphoria”, “Barry”, and “The Sopranos”. These bumpers will specifically occur before episodes that feature scenes of mental illness, as well as provide the phone number for a […]

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Chernobyl’ & ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Dominate Creative Arts Emmys Night Two

After handing out 46 winners last night, the Television Academy bestowed another 49 winners on Sunday night for the second and final night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The remaining honors will be announced on Sunday, Sept. 22nd during a primetime telecast on Fox. Tonight’s winners, in particular, showed a potentially fierce battle brewing […]

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“Barry” Star Anthony Carrigan Will Play the “Relentless” Villain in ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will reunite in Hammerstone Studios and Orion’s upcoming Bill & Ted Face the Music, which will also star Samara Weaving (Mayhem) as Thea Preston, Bill’s daughter, and Brigette Lundy-Paine (“Atypical”) as Billie Logan, Ted’s daughter. Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi) is also on board, as is “Barry” actor Anthony Carrigan! […]

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Water Cooler: Game Of Thrones, Aladdin, John Wick 3, Barry, Nausicaa, Shoplifters, Speed, Good Omens, The Silmarillion

On the May 20, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. Opening banter: We talk about a reader who suggested a t-shirt idea based […]

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‘Barry’ Review: Season 2 Finale Turns Out the Light in a Twisted Ending

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Barry” Season 2, Episode 8, “berkman > block” — the Season 2 finale.]Barry Berkman isn’t blocked, he’s broken — but “Barry” is only getting better. In the Season 2 finale of Bill Hader’s existential HBO comedy, the eponymous hitman-turned-thespian tries to plug up a release valve that’s […]

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‘Bonding’ Creator Responds to Dominatrix Criticism of His Bdsm-Centric Netflix Show

“Bonding” creator Rightor Doyle has responded to criticism that his new Bdsm-centric Netflix comedy misrepresents and stigmatizes the dominatrix community. The series follows a young gay man who takes a job assisting a dominatrix while pursuing a career as a stand-up comedian. “Bonding,” which premiered in full on Netflix on April 24, is based on […]

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‘Documentary Now!’: Behind the Scenes of How Owen Wilson Became a Cult Leader

It was hot and cramped inside the small two-story building where the cast and crew shot “Documentary Now” last June. Despite the Oregon humidity, there was a lightness on the set where they were midway through shooting fictional cult documentary “Batshit Valley.” And despite the presence of Oscar nominees Owen Wilson and Michael Keaton, it […]

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Hidden Among All the Familiar WGA TV Winners: Hope For Offbeat Shows

In what’s likely to be a recurring theme throughout the 2019 awards season, the biggest surprises at the Writers Guild of America TV Awards on Sunday all occurred down ballot.HBO’s killer comedy “Barry” took home awards for both episodic comedy and new series, while Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won Best Comedy Series, further cementing […]

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