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An Oscar Winner & A 72-Year-Old Neurologist-Turned-Filmmaker Combine For Festival’s Most Unique Movie – Tribeca

The Last Poker Game

In an industry that caters to youth and is thought to be rampant with ageism, there is some encouraging news coming out of the Tribeca Film Festival tonight. It is the premiere of The Last Poker Gamestarring Martin Landau as an aging physician who moves into a nursing home with his ailing wife and strikes up an improbable new friendship with a gambler and womanizer (Paul Sorvino). Landau is 88, and Sorvino is 78, and while it is encouraging that they are still getting… Read

‘Feud’: Charles And Diana Season 2 “Begins With Divorce Papers,” Says EP Ryan Murphy

Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange in Feud: Bette and Joan

Fans of Ryan Murphy's latest show Feud: Bette And Joan have much to look forward to. Not only has Feud already been renewed for a second and third season, but Season 2 will focus on Prince Charles and Princess Diana, beginning with divorce and ending with Diana’s death, according to Murphy. "The next one is about Charles and Diana," he confirmed at an FX Emmy event in Los Angeles tonight. "We are shooting I think in the late fall and I’m casting Charles and… Read

Kevin James On The Joys Of TV Over Film With ‘Kevin Can Wait’ – Emmys

After becoming a $2.4 billion-grossing movie star at the global box office, Kevin James is enjoying his return to primetime broadcast television. One of the upsides in playing comedy on TV over film: The immediate feedback from a live studio audience. “Movies you screen and test it,” James told Deadline’s Senior Editor Dominic Patten at Wednesday’s Awardsline screening for Sony TV’s Kevin Can Wait which airs on CBS, “but it’s like a two-year process.” “To do this each… Read

Deadline’s TV Talk Podcast Episode #1: Hammond & Patten On Emmy Kickoff & A Potential Writers Strike

As you've seen by all the FYC billboards and screening invites around Los Angeles and New York, Emmy season is upon us. With that, today Deadline debuts a new podcast, TV Talk. Sitting down each week for the next several months, Deadline's Awards Editor (that would be Pete) and Senior Editor, Chief TV Critic (that would be Dominic) dig into all things small screen. We start off by setting the stage for this year's Emmy race with a debate about the value of Oscars vs… Read

Tony Awards Announce 2017 Honors For Excellence

Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser, two of Broadway’s most successful general managers behind productions from Cats to Lysistrata Jones, will receive this year’s Tony Awards’ Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. Nina Lannan has served as executive producer and general manager on more than 50 Broadway productions since she began as the assistant general manager on the musical Cats in 1980. In addition to general management, she served as the executive producer of School of Rock… Read

‘Veep’, ‘Atlanta’, ‘Horace & Pete’ Among Peabody Honorees; HBO, FX & Hulu Tie For Wins

Atlanta, Better Things, Horace and Pete, Veep and Lemonade are among this year’s Peabody Awards entertainment winners, the Peabody organization announced today. HBO, FX and Hulu each scored two wins. The honorees are among seven winners in the awards’ entertainment category. Other entertainment winners are BBC One’s Happy Valley and The Forge/Hulu’s National Treasure. (The Peabodys added Hulu to the roster of winners after the organizations original announcement was… Read

Giovanni Ribisi Talks ‘Sneaky Pete’, Losing ‘Junior Star Search’ & Why He Can’t Escape ‘Friends’ – The Actor’s Side

Welcome to a new season, Emmy season, of intimate interviews with actors for my series The Actor’s Side. Kicking off our latest chats with top TV and movie talent is Giovanni Ribisi, star of Amazon’s wonderfully watchable Sneaky Petein which Ribisi plays the dueling personalities of Marius and the identity of Pete that takes on in the ultimate con game. The show evolved believe it or not from an Emmy acceptance speech co-star/executive producer Bryan Cranston gave; it… Read

Golden Globes Rule Tweaks Could Impact Foreign Language Entries

Golden Globes organizer the Hollywood Foreign Press Association today unveiled rules changes for its upcoming 75th season. Among the tweaks were amended the current guidelines to allow for the possibility of multiple directors in the Best Animated Motion Picture Best Foreign Language Motion Picture categories. The HFPA also said it would rely on PGA accreditations for the producer or producers who get the Animated award, which this year was won by eventual Oscar winner Zoo… Read

‘Desus & Mero’ Duo Talk WGA, Donald Trump & Breaking The Late-Night Mold – AwardsLine Screening Series

“It was just looked up, and tomorrow's episode will be Episode 90. You know what I'm saying? We've done 90 episodes,” Desus & Mero co-host The Kid Mero said last night, kicking off the spring run of Deadline’s AwardsLine Screening Series with a bang. “Shout-out to my exes who said I couldn't keep a job,” chimed in co-host Desus Nice, rapid-fire. “You feel stupid now.” (Click on the video above to see highlights of the panel.) All things considered, the celebratory mood… Read

Kevin Spacey Is Set To Host The Tony Awards

Kevin Spacey will host the 71st annual Tony Awards, to be telecast live by CBS on June 11 from Radio City Music Hall. This will be the first time hosting for Spacey, who won a Tony in 1991 for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers (along with two Oscars, in 1996 for The Usual Suspects and 2000 for American Beauty). "I was their second choice for Usual Suspects, fourth choice for American Beauty and 15th choice to host this… Read

Emmys: ‘Gilmore Girls’ To Compete As Limited Series

Gilmore Girls Revival

The Television Academy said today that Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life will compete in the Primetime Emmy Awards as a limited series after a petition was submitted by show’s producers. The ruling puts the revival of the series in the same pool as the likes of Fargo, American Horror Story and American Crime. Last year, FX’s The People V. O.J. Simpson won the Emmy in the category, which included AMC’s The Night Manager and History’s Roots revival. According to… Read

Peabody Awards: ‘O.J.: Made In America, ‘13th’, ‘Zero Days’ Among Documentary Winners

Oscar winner O.J.: Made In America, Ava DuVernay’s criminal justice docu 13th and Alex Gibney’s cyber warfare pic Zero Days are among the 12 winners of Peabody Awards for documentaries. PBS scored four of the 12 spots, with Frontline pieces on ISIS and the refugee crisis, Independent Lens: Trapped and POV: Hooligan Sparrow. Netflix, which has ramped up its documentary slate considerably in the past year, has three titles on the list: Audrie & Daisy, DuVernay’s… Read