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Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series — Can Hulu Hold Off a ‘The White Lotus’ Win?

Last Year’s Winner: “The Queen’s Gambit”Still Eligible: No.Hot Streak: For the most part, only the anthology side of the category could have a streak. “American Crime Story” has already won the category twice, so should “Impeachment” win, it would make “American Crime Story” the first anthology since “Prime Suspect” to win the category three times. […]

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Neil Gaiman Didn’t Want American Gods To Repeat Game Of Thrones’ Mistakes

With the wonderful adaptations of “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Station Eleven,” “Pachinko,” and so on, it’s become clearer than ever that television is the best medium for adapting novels, not film. This was shown perhaps most clearly through the first season of “American Gods,” which dedicated eight hour-long episodes to the first hundred or so pages […]

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‘Vinyl’ Director Sara Sugarman Set to Take Over From Jonas Akerlund on Beatles Manager Movie ‘Midas Man’

Director Sara Sugarman is set to replace Jonas Åkerlund on “Midas Man,” the biopic of The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, Variety understands.“Midas Man” tells the story of Brian Epstein, the man who is considered responsible for launching The Beatles into the stratosphere. He also managed other hit musical acts from the 1960s including Gerry and […]

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The Queen’s Gambit Season 2 Won’t Be Happening: ‘We Would Ruin What We’ve Already Told’

Creator of “The Queen’s Gambit” Scott Frank just delivered a very hard truth: some limited series are better off not getting renewed. The joy of a single-season show is the promise of a complete story. Knowing the ending from the onset means that when the season concludes, so will the character arcs, leaving the audience […]

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‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Wins the Best Limited Series Emmy — the First Streaming Series to Top the Category

At the time of last year’s Emmys ceremony, a seven-episode literary adaptation about the tumultuous life of a fictional chess prodigy might not have been an obvious awards mainstay. Yet, after a year when “The Queen’s Gambit” never really waned in its quest for TV’s highest prize, the Netflix show finished its calendar-spanning run by […]

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‘The Underground Railroad’ Shut Out at the Emmys, as TV Academy Snubs Barry Jenkins’ Masterpiece

“The Underground Railroad” has been shut out of the 2021 Emmy Awards. After receiving seven nominations, including recognition for showrunner Barry Jenkins (Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series) and the series overall (Outstanding Limited Series), the Amazon Prime Video original lost all seven categories over two weekends of Emmy presentations.Competition was fierce, among limited series […]

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Anya Taylor-Joy, Edgar Wright Talk ‘Last Night in Soho’ at Venice: ‘It’s Dangerous to Romanticize the Past’

Filmmaker Edgar Wright and stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith were in sparkling form at the press conference for ‘Last Night in Soho’ on Saturday.The London-set film travels back in time and Wright describes it as an homage to the “psychological thrillers I really adore” made by British filmmakers Michael Powell and Alfred Hitchcock and […]

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We May Never See Another Movie Like Sean Penn’s Father-Daughter Drama ‘Flag Day’ — Here’s Why

MGM is releasing “Flag Day” exclusively in theaters on August 20, because Michael De Luca is still running the studio — until the sale to Amazon goes through. A decade ago, he had fallen in love with the Jez Butterworth (“Ford v. Ferrari”) adaptation of Jennifer Vogel’s novel about her con man father. After two-time […]

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‘The Queen’s Gambit’: How Three Locations Were Transformed into the Series Most Memorable Sets

Even before “The Queen’s Gambit” showrunner Scott Frank considered shooting in Berlin, he knew he had found his first-choice for a production designer when he saw Uli Hanisch’s work in the 2017 German neo-noir television series “Babylon Berlin.”“Whenever you ask [Frank] now, he says ‘No, no, I came to Berlin because of the designer,’ but […]

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