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    The Curious Race for Best Drama Actor

    The hardest race to predict at this year’s Emmys is Best Drama Actor. For pundits and prognosticators this is the height of irony. Because in recent years this has been  the easiest race to predict.  Here’s a look at the last 11 winners: Kyle Chandler for the last season of “Friday Night Lights” (2011) Damian […] More

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    Emmys: Will “Abbott Elementary” follow “Fleabag” road to Emmy Success”?

    Abbott Elementary, debuted in December and was an instant hit with both Critics and audiences alike. The mockumentary about an inner city grade school in Philadelphia. The mid-season replacement became one of the most beloved new series of the year. Abbott Elementary was not only the only big-four network show to receive a series nomination […] More

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    Before Emmy Gold: Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

    We’re taking a look at this year’s Emmy nominees and digging into their past work and credits that may have influenced their Emmy-nominated work this year. Since 2000 there’s only four ways to win this category: series/season premier, series/season finale; be the biggest episode in the category and/or have an episode directed by an Oscar […] More

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    Before Emmy Gold: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

    This week, we’re taking a look at this year’s Emmy nominees and digging into their past work and credits that may have influenced their Emmy-nominated work this year. For the third year in a row the Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor category is chaos—only two of the nominees Michael Keaton (Dopesick) and Sebastian Stan (Pam […] More

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    Before Emmy Gold: Outstanding Limited Series/TV Movie Directing

    We’re taking a look at this year’s Emmy nominees and digging into their past work and credits that may have influenced their Emmy-nominated work this year. Why are some of the nominees up for a single episode while others will compete for the entire series? Simple, if a single director is responsible for the entire […] More

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    Before Emmy Gold: Best Limited Series/TV Movie Writing

    We’re taking a look at this year’s Emmy nominees and digging into their past work and credits that may have influenced their Emmy-nominated work this year. Why are some of the nominees up for a single episode while others will compete for the entire series? Simple, if a single writer is responsible for the entire […] More

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    Will There Be More Emmy Success For ‘Succession’ in 2022?

    If you’re a continuing series and you win the top prize at the Emmys (and don’t have a disaster of a follow up season, ala 24), typically your series will receive a bump in nominations. The 2020 Best Drama Series winner Succession will be back in competition after sitting out last year due to COVID. […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Proves the Magic is Gone

    Before the sixth and final season of Downton Abbey, creator Julian Fellowes reassured its loyal audience, that Adolph Hitler and WWII would not feature in its plot. The 2019 film focused on a Royal visit giving all the characters just enough to do to be worth it. Now the second film appears to be stuck— […] More

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    A Post SAG TV Recap— And Now We Wait (Again)

    Well, now we’re in for a long wait. Emmy eligibility ends on May 31st, with the nominations set to be announced on July 22nd. Then, the ceremony won’t air until September. Of course, in between tthe Critics Choice Awards will air on March 13th. But then, that’s pretty much it and now the winners and […] More

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    SAG Film Awards Wrap Up—Where Are We Now?

    Now that the SAG Awards are over, we’re halfway through the precursors with both BAFTA and the Critics Choice Awards announcing their winners on March 13th. The BAFTAs are slightly more important of a precursor since their membership overlaps with the Academy and Oscar voting ends on March 22nd.  The acting branch is the largest […] More

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