2019 Emmy Snubs and Surprises

The nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and you know what that means: it’s time to pick apart the selections and make our case for why some of our favorites didn’t make the cut. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ voting body has about 24,000 members, and their collective decisions gave us plenty of nominations to praise and scratch our heads about.

Let’s run through a list of some of the 2019 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »

2019 Emmy Nominations

It’s almost time to honor the finest achievements in television again. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air this fall, but before that, we need to know who has been nominated for the most coveted awards in television. Covering drama, comedy, variety, reality, animation and more, the Emmys honor the best in television and streaming, and this year is full of a wide spectrum of nominees from network, cable, and various streaming services.

The big news is Game of Thrones finished its television run with a record-setting 32 nominations this year, the most for any program in a single season, beating the previous record set by NYPD Blue. Meanwhile, on the comedy side of things, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel landed 20 nominations, and in the limited series category, Chernobyl made a big showing with 19 total nominations.

Check out the list of the biggest 2019 Emmy nominations below. Read More »

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David and Devindra are joined by Ariel Fisher to watch Pet Sematary. Does this most recent resurrection of Stephen King’s novel live up to the horror of the original film?

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Barry season 3

Good news for NoHo Hank fans: HBO’s Barry is officially coming back for season 3.

Bill Hader and Alec Berg‘s show about a hitman who accidentally discovers his love for acting has proven to be one of the funniest and darkest shows on television, and even though it’s just a couple of episodes into its sophomore season, today HBO decided to renew it for a third season. Read More »

Barry Season 2 Trailer

The first season of Barry had no right being as magnificent as it was. HBO’s pitch-black comedy about a hitman who gets bitten by the acting bug was the perfect blend of silly and tragic, a character-driven farce with a dark, Breaking Bad-esque heart, all powered by Bill Hader and Henry Winkler doing career-best work.

Now, the full trailer for the new season has arrived and it looks bigger, brasher, and yes, somehow even darker. Check it out below.

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2019 WGA Awards Winners

Over the weekend, the Writers Guild of America handed out their annual awards honoring the best writing in film and television, and they’re definitely shaking things up in the final week before the Oscars.

While Roma has been the Oscar favorite for some time now, earning the Directors Guild of America’s top honors, Green Book walked away with the Producers Guild of America’s big trophy. Meanwhile Black Panther landed a Screen Actors Guild awards victory for ensemble cast, and the American Cinema Editors awarded both Bohemian Rhapsody and The Favourite. These are the awards constantly looked to in order to determine who might walk away with Best Picture. Find out how the 2019 WGA awards winners make things even more complicated Read More »

2019 DGA Award Winners

Awards season has brought another key victory for the powerful Mexican drama Roma. Last night, the Director’s Guild of America handed out their 2019 awards, and Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film went to Alfonso Cuarón for his work behind the camera on the Netflix movie. After winning one of the 2019 DGA Awards, it’s practically a done deal that he’ll walk away with the Oscar for Best Director. But that wasn’t the only award handed out. Read More »

Barry Season 2 Teaser

With its first season, Barry took a potentially hacky premise (“A hitman wants to become an actor!”) and transformed it into the darkest, funniest, most intense crime show since Breaking Bad. Even with the comedy at the forefront, Bill Hader and Alec Berg‘s series bottled some kind of lightning – it was hilarious and it was intense and it was charming and it was horrifying.

The first teaser trailer for the second season of Barry has arrived and while there’s not too much here, it’s a reminder that the return of Game of Thrones in a few months isn’t the only reason to make sure your HBO subscription is all paid for.

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2019 SAG Awards Nominations

This morning, the nominations for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced. This is the ceremony where Hollywood’s actors nominate their own, ultimately voting on the winners. This year’s roster features quite the diverse array of performances across film and television…and suggests who may be suiting up for the Oscars in a few months.

Let’s run through the 2019 SAG Awards nominations below. Read More »

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The long march through awards season continues today with the announcement of the 24th Critics Choice Awards nominations. It might seem predictable that a period film like The Favourite came out on top of the pack with 14 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and nominations for the three stars, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, you might be surprised that the Marvel Studios blockbuster Black Panther wasn’t far behind with 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Get the full roster of the 2019 Critics Choice Awards nominations below. Read More »