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Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a Drama Series — One More for Porter, or a First for O’Connor?

Last Year’s Winner: Jeremy Strong, “Succession”Still Eligible: No.Hot Streak: The Best Actor in a Drama Series category hasn’t seen a repeat winner in over a decade, and it won’t see one again this year. Bryan Cranston was the last to win back-to-back(-to-back) Emmys from 2008 – 2010, and while Jeremy Strong will return to defend […]

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Jurnee Smollett Had No Expectations For ‘Lovecraft Country’ Season 2 & Is Excited For ‘Escape From Spiderhead’ [Interview]

Jurnee Smollett began her career in Hollywood at the age of six. She’s starred on seminal programs such as “Friday Night Lights,” “True Blood,” and “Underground.” She’s also appeared in films such as “Eve’s Bayou,” “The Great Debaters,” and, most recently, “Birds of Prey.” Now, 29 years later, after she entered the biz, she’s finally […]

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Netflix’s Coming-of-Age Tale ‘Audible’ Follows Deaf High School Football Team

Netflix’s coming-of-age documentary “Audible,” which world premiered this week at Hot Docs Film Festival, follows Maryland School for the Deaf high school athlete Amaree McKenstry and his close friends during their senior year. Director Matt Ogens speaks to Variety about the film, whose exec producers include actor Peter Berg, the Emmy nominated creator of “Friday […]

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If Covid Happened in ‘Veep,’ Showrunner Says Selina Meyer Would Actually Be Competent

While we’re all inside marathon-watching television until our eyeballs bleed and the bedsores take hold, it’s fun to imagine what certain shows might look like in the time of the coronavirus. This week, Vulture did just that, polling 37 TV writers on what their characters in series new and old might do in a pandemic.The […]

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‘Midnight Mass’ Cast: Mike Flanagan’s Netflix Series Adds ‘Haunting of Hill House’ and ‘Friday Night Lights’ Actors

Mike Flanagan is sticking with some familiar faces for Midnight Mass, his new Netflix horror series. Kate Siegel, who appeared on Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House (and is also married to the filmmaker) has joined the Midnight Mass cast, along with Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights) and Hamish Linklater (Legion). Hill House alumnus Annabeth […]

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‘Parasite’ as an HBO Miniseries? This Is Not Your Father’s Foreign-Film Crossover (Column)

There’s a time-honored tradition of turning celebrated movies into television series. A lot of them have ended up as sitcoms: “The Odd Couple,” “M*A*S*H,” “Alice” (spun out of Martin Scorsese’s 1974 landmark “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”). But not all of them. Did you know that “Casablanca” was turned into two different TV series, one […]

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Michael Shannon to Star in Coming-Of-Age Drama ‘Swing’ From Howard Deutch

Michael Shannon is set to star in a romantic coming-of-age drama from director Howard Deutch (“Pretty in Pink”) that Fortitude will present to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival, the company announced Wednesday.Shannon will star in “Swing,” which has been compared to “Friday Night Lights” and “Dead Poets Society.” The story is set in 1999 […]

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Netflix’s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” Cast Adds Brie Larson and Jesse Plemons for Director Charlie Kaufman

Variety reports that the ever-busy Jesse Plemons, whose credits include “Friday Night Lights,” “Breaking Bad,” and the upcoming Vice, has joined the cast of “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.” He will play the role of Jake, the boyfriend to Brie Larson’s character. Read full article

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