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Sarah Silverman Fosters Conversation & Connection With ‘I Love You, America’ – The Contenders Emmys Video

Sarah Silverman

An Emmy-winning comedian also recognized for her contributions as an actress, writer and producer, Sarah Silverman dove head-first into the talk-show arena as host of the Hulu series I Love You, America. Featuring appearances from an array of entertainers, politicians and high-profile personalities including Patton Oswalt, Al Franken and Roxane Gay, I Love You, America was conceived by Silverman as a “Mister Rogers for adults”—a series that would foster conversation and… Read

Natalie Dormer On New ‘Picnic At Hanging Rock,’ ‘Game Of Thrones’ & Equity – Next Generation TV

Natalie Dormer

"The original material of the novel is such a great story, and it has so much to give, then, like a lot of stories that we revisit in the industry, it lends itself very easy to a wider interpretation," Natalie Dormer says of Amazon's adaptation of Picnic At Hanging Rock, which of course was also a seminal film from director Peter Weir in 1975. "You've got six hours here to handle the original 200 pages of Joan Lindsay's book," Game of Thrones alum Dormer adds of the… Read

Laura Dern On The “Restorative Justice” Of Jennifer Fox’s ‘The Tale’ In The Time’s Up Era — Awardsline Screening Series

HBO Films will premiere The Tale, Jennifer Fox's powerful narrative memoir about her own reckoning with childhood sexual abuse, on May 26th, and Fox joined castmembers Laura Dern, Isabelle Nélisse, Jason Ritter, Ellen Burstyn and Common for a moving panel after Sunday night’s AwardsLine screening of the film at LA’s Landmark Theatre. The film, which started shooting in 2015, came together in advance of the #MeToo and Time’s Up tidal waves that have shifted the… Read

Obie Awards Complete Winners List: Rajiv Joseph’s ‘Describe The Night’ Among Honorees

The American Theatre Wing’s President and CEO Heather Hitchens and The Village Voice President and CEO Peter Barbey revealed the winners of the 63rd Annual Obie Awards Monday night. Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night,  produced by Atlantic Theater Company, was honored as Best New American Play while Tony Award-nominated and three-time Obie Award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Hosted by Emmy and Obie-winning actor… Read

‘Loudermilk’s Peter Farrelly On Coming Around To TV With His First Series – The Contenders Emmys Video


Moving to Los Angeles to embark on his career more than two decades ago, writer-director Peter Farrelly (There’s Something About MaryDumb and Dumber) never had the small screen in mind. “Unless you were on Seinfeld or Cheers or Friends, then it wasn't worth it — it seemed like a waste of time,” Farrelly recalled during Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys panel on his Audience Network original series Loudermilk. Witnessing television’s evolution into an extended Golden Age… Read

‘9-1-1’s Angela Bassett Brings The Heat In First Cop Role

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett was recently thrown onto the force with regular collaborator Ryan Murphy's idiosyncratic, thrilling procedural series 9-1-1 on Fox. Having never played a cop before, Bassett — a Golden Globe winner, Oscar nominee and four-time Emmy-nominated actress including this year for her turn on Netflix’s Master of None — did her due diligence, while working to challenge her own preconceptions. "You just have this idea: 'OK, you’re running, you’re pulling your gun… Read

‘Cocaine Godmother’: Catherine Zeta-Jones Was “Fascinated” With Playing A Drug Queenpin – The Contenders Emmys Video

Catherine Zeta-Jones

When talking to Deadline’s Pete Hammond at our annual The Contenders Emmys event, Catherine Zeta-Jones made it clear that she loved — nay, “relished” — playing drug queenpin Griselda Blanco in Lifetime’s Cocaine Godmother. Not because she enjoyed playing a drug lord, but because of the layered character "This character is the polar opposite of what I believe in morally and how I would want to live one's life," said the Oscar-winning actress during Lifetime’s panel… Read

Lena Waithe To Be Honored With MTV Movie & TV Trailblazer Award

The innovative talents of Lena Waithe will be spotlighted with the presentation of the Trailblazer Award at the upcoming 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The award recognizes game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment. Waithe made history as the first woman of color to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for her work on Master of None.  Hosted by Tiffany Haddish, the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air on Monday, June… Read

Emmy Double Play: Peter Kunhardt Directs Two Awards-Contending Docs, On John McCain & Martin Luther King Jr.

Award-winning filmmaker Peter Kunhardt has not one but two documentaries in the running for Emmys this year—one that came out in April and another that is just about to make its debut. John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls, his film on the ailing senior senator from Arizona, is set to premiere on HBO on Memorial Day, a fitting date given the title subject's renown as a Vietnam War hero (notwithstanding President Trump's comments to the contrary) and Chairman of the Senate… Read

Billboard Music Awards Complete Winners List: Janet Jackson Honored With Icon Award, Ed Sheeran Takes Top Artist

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards were handed out on Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with Ed Sheeran taking the night’s biggest prize for Top Artist. The “Shape of You” singer and Kendrick Lamar were the night’s top winners, receiving six awards each. Other winners of the evening included Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons and Cardi B. American Idol winner and award-winning musician Kelly Clarkson was on double duty as host and performer at the… Read

Billboard Music Awards Reveals Non-Televised Award Winners

Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with six awards already won in the non-televised award categories for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, taking place today in Las Vegas and set to be broadcast live on both coasts via NBC-TV. Lamar is tied with Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran this year for most nominations (15). His already secured awards include Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Songs Artist and Top Streaming Song… Read

‘No Blood Was Shed’: Jury Head Cate Blanchett On Gender, Race And Choosing The ‘Right’ Palme D’Or  

With three films by female directors in the mix this year, speculation was rife that the Palme D'Or might finally go to a woman for the first time since Jane Campion made history 25 years ago with The Piano. Eva Husson's Les Filles Du Soleil took an early bath last week after a disastrous press screening; but Italy's Alice Rohrwach and Lebanon's Nadine Labaki – with Happy As Lazarus and Capernaum, respectively – both sustained buzz until awards night. As it was, both went… Read