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‘The Crown’ Wins Best Drama Series at the Primetime Emmys

“The Crown” has long been a favorite of awards season voters since it premiered on Netflix in 2016, but the show achieved a new milestone on Sunday evening when Television Academy voters awarded the show the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.“The Crown” beat out Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys,” HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” Hulu’s […]

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‘Bridgerton’: Here’s How Shondaland’s Chris Van Dusen Concocted a ‘Thirsty’ and Relevant Romance

Shonda Rhimes and writer-turned-showrunner Chris Van Dusen go back 17 years, to his first job as her assistant just out of USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program. He soon transitioned to a writer on “Grey’s Anatomy” and was executive story editor of “Scandal” before taking on “Bridgerton,” Shondaland and Van Dusen’s first scripted series at Netflix, […]

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‘Bridgerton’: Inside the Refreshing Visual Approach to Period Storytelling

Created by Chris Van Dusen for Shondaland based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, the show’s dazzling, diversely cast and notably sexy eight-episode first season feels both comfortingly familiar and refreshing, conjuring up a gleeful world that blends “Gossip Girl” and “Downton Abbey” with a droll, modern edge. A winning fusion by all accounts: Not only […]

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The New Normal on U.K. Productions: Vaccination Questions, Double Props and Tennis Balls

In the U.K., where the government reduced pandemic masking and social distancing requirements last month, there has been a spike in production shutdowns due to Covid-19 and growing calls for mandatory vaccinations on set.Throughout July and early August, dozens of productions — including “Bridgerton,” “House of the Dragon” and Steven Spielberg’s “The Masters of the […]

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‘Bridgerton’’s Rege-Jean Page To Star In ‘The Saint’ Reboot

Rege-Jean Page, the breakout actor from Netflix’s Shondaland series “Bridgerton” (in which he starred as a very handsome Duke of Hastings), has been cast in and set to executive produce Paramount’s reboot of “The Saint,” says The Hollywood Reporter. At the same time, playwright and actor Kwame Kwei-Armah (who also co-wrote “892.” an indie drama […]

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‘WandaVision,’ ‘Bridgerton,’ and ‘Pose’ Earn ReFrame Stamp for Gender-Balanced Hiring

After the Emmys finally smashed a few records with their nominations last week, the emphasis on how diversity and inclusion makes for better content continues. ReFrame — the gender equity coalition founded by Women in Film and the Sundance Institute, alongside IMDbPro — announced which shows received their Stamp, and several of them are Emmy […]

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Creative Arts Emmy Analysis: ‘The Mandalorian’ Leads, ‘The Underground Railroad’ Disappoints

Disney+ flexed its sci-fi and superhero muscles at the Creative Arts Emmys on Tuesday. “The Mandalorian” came roaring back for Season 2 to lead all craft nominations with 17, followed by Marvel’s trippy “WandaVision,” which scored 15. However, Netflix did better overall, with “The Queen’s Gambit” seizing 12 noms, “The Crown” (Season 4) capturing 11, […]

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‘Sweet Tooth’ Trailer: A Deer-Boy Finds Adventures In The Post-Apocalypse In Jim Mickle’s New Series

Netflix (and just about every studio on the planet right now) is always on the hunt for the next big thing. The thing that is going to capture the cultural zeitgeist and enter the overall pop culture discussion, such as what happened with “Game of Thrones” at its height or to a lesser extent, Netflix’s […]

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2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards Red Carpet (Photos)

The MTV Movie & TV Awards make their return on the first installment of a two-night event. Hosted by Leslie Jones, Sunday evening’s show takes place at the Hollywood Palladium with a slew of presenters that include TikTok icon Addison Rae, ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ star Anthony Mackie, and ‘In the Heights’ creator […]

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