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Emmy Handicaps: Actor In A Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series There will be a rather large shake up in this race, even though four of the seven nominated actors are returning from last year. None of them (Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Liev Schreiber & Kevin Spacey) have won before in the category, but they have a real shot this year in the absence of reigning champ Rami Malek, whose work on Mr. Robot this season didn't draw a nomination after criticism of the show's sophomore outing. But for… Read

ADG Awards: Art Directors Guild Draws Up New Category For Animated Feature Production Design

The Art Directors Guild has penciled in a new category for its 22nd annual trophy show. Coming to the ADG Awards stage in January for the first time will be a category for Excellence in Production Design for an Animated Feature Film. The 2018 hardware will be handed out January 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. For the past 11 years, animated features have vied for an ADG Award as part of its Production Design for a Fantasy Feature Film category. "It… Read

Nicole Kidman On ‘Big Little Lies’, Kubrick And Taking Chances: “I Don’t Approach Things From That Safe Place”

Remember the glow of those early summer days when restlessness called to you beyond the school gates? Recall those days, full of experiences that defined your youth, bathed in the magic hour sunset of memory. Perhaps, like Nicole Kidman, you ducked into a theater and saw a film you shouldn't have seen. One that taught you something about the world around you, spoke to the teenage rebel in your heart and introduced you to the possibility of this strange, dark room, with… Read

Gordon Ramsay Discusses Process Of Identifying And Elevating Young Talent On ‘MasterChef Junior’

If you’ve ever caught an episode of such reality cooking competition series as Hotel Hell or Hell’s Kitchen, you are met with an unrelenting and often unforgiving Gordon Ramsay, celebrity chef and television personality extraordinaire. Undoubtedly, Ramsay makes a strong impression—surface observation reveals a man of fiery intensity who demands the chefs under his supervision rise to the standards of the five-star restaurant. Stopping at this understanding of Ramsay… Read

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Emmy Nominations Grow But “Still So Much Work To Be Done,” Host Says

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Last year, RuPaul Charles scooped his first Emmy as host of RuPaul's Drag Race. While that win was the first Emmy recognition for either Charles or the show, this year, their ninth season boasts a grand total of eight nominations. Charles is again nominated for host, while the show is up for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, and its makeup, hairstyling, costumes, picture editing and casting also merited noms. So why the sudden Emmys bonanza? Possibly, a Season 9… Read

‘Big Little Lies’ Music Supervisor Susan Jacobs On Series’ Musical “Color Box” And Working Without A Composer

From its first frames, HBO limited series Big Little Lies is imbued with palpable atmosphere and a very defined sense of space—as the waves crash violently against Monterey’s shores, and the old soul, blues-infused soundtrack plays, we know exactly where we are, both physically and emotionally. Working alongside French-Canadian auteur Jean-Marc Vallée of the Oscar-nominated Dallas Buyers Club—an artist known for going without a composer—Grammy- and now Emmy-nominated… Read

‘Stranger Things’ Casting Director Carmen Cuba On Finding The Child Actors Who Drove The Netflix Series

Boasting such repeat collaborators as Steven Soderbergh and Ridley Scott, who better to usher in the new generation of visionaries than casting director Carmen Cuba? This is precisely what the Emmy winner has done with Stranger Things, the “little project that could” from creators Matt and Ross Duffer that took the world by storm last year. Rooted in the Duffer brothers’ nostalgia for ’80s Amblin classics, the genre bender challenged Cuba to find a group of child actors… Read

‘This Is Us’: Creator Dan Fogelman & Cast Tease Even More Details About Season 2 – Deadline Emmy Panel

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Warning: This article contains some spoilers about NBC/20th Century Fox TV’s This Is Us season 2. Updated with video from last night’s event. Thirty minutes prior to tonight’s Deadline Hollywood This Is Us Emmy panel on the Paramount lot, creator Dan Fogelman literally had just left the editing bay,  having finished a cut of season 2’s first episode, which airs Sept. 26 on NBC. We thought we heard a lot about season 2 at TCA, but Fogelman and the cast brought even more… Read

‘Genius’ Composer Lorne Balfe Thinks Up Emmy-Nominated Theme: Deadline’s Crew Call Podcast

Much like mathematics and science was embedded in Albert Einstein at an early age, so has music for composer Lorne Balfe who by his late teens was a successful commercial jingles writer in the United Kingdom. The Scottish native eventually found himself at Hans Zimmer’s composer think thank Remote Control in Santa Monica where he worked on a variety of film and TV scores including writing additional music on such pics as The Dark Knight, Transformers: The Revenge of the Fa… Read

Jimmy Fallon Gets Serious In Late-Night Monologue; Delivers Emotional Attack On Trump After Charlottesville

There were no jokes in Jimmy Fallon’s Monday Tonight Show monologue. An emotional Fallon delivered a powerful statement on his reaction to the violent events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend and President Trump’s delayed response. “Even though The Tonight Show isn’t a political show, it’s my responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism as a human being,” he began. "What happened over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia… Read

New Academy President John Bailey Talks Diversity, The Museum, CEO Dawn Hudson & That Best Picture Envelope Disaster

In our first interview since his election last week, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President John Bailey has good things to say about the organization’s move toward diversity, the long-awaited museum, CEO Dawn Hudson, the Best Picture “screwup” at this year’s Oscars, and his wife, who also happens to be a longtime board member — just like her husband who now takes on the job as leader. Bailey, who turned 75 last week, is the first from the Cinematographers… Read

‘Born This Way’ EP Jonathan Murray Discusses Reality TV Journey & Focus On “The Ability Within The Disability”

Winning the Emmy last year for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, Born This Way represents the very best of what’s possible in reality television today. From Jonathan Murray of Bunim/Murray Productions—a reality TV pioneer who started out with 1992’s landmark series The Real WorldBorn This Way examines the lives of young adults born with Down syndrome, and their fight to live their lives on their own terms. Like The Real World, Murray’s latest reality series… Read