With at least another month of self-quarantine in place as the United States attempts to slow the spread of coronavirus, entertainment companies are doing their part to help people stuck at home pass the time with a variety of content. HBO just opened up a bunch of their premium shows and movies for free, J.K. Rowling created a Harry Potter hub for kids and teachers at home, and a new batch of fun opportunities just became available for your home entertainment pleasure.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s live theater performance of Fleabag, which inspired the Emmy-winning series of the same name, and Disney’s 25th anniversary Broadway benefit concert will both be streamed online to help support a number of charities helping people during the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, David Harbour is getting more personal with fans by offering up a phone number for fans to text in an attempt to connect with people when they need it most. Get the details on all of that below. Read More »
Last weekend, the 2020 SAG Awards honored achievements in acting in both film and television from last year. When it comes to the film side of the awards, there weren’t really any surprises, at least not until the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture was handed out. That’s the SAG equivalent of Best Picture, and it was quite a shock with Parasite became the first foreign film ever to win the top prize. Get the full list of 2020 SAG Awards winners below.
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This weekend, the 31st Producer’s Guild Awards honored achievements in producing film and television from last year. This is one of the key awards that start to give us an idea of what movie is likely to take home Best Picture when the Oscars are handed out, so everyone was waiting to see what movie won The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, the equivalent of Best Picture among the 2020 PGA Awards winners.
In a turn that was a little less surprising after its victory at the Golden Globes a couple weeks ago, Sam Mendes‘ war drama 1917 landed the top prize. But who walked away with awards for animated and documentary features, as well as all the television awards? Get the full list of 2020 PGA Awards winners below. Read More »
There were a lot of winners at last night’s 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, but none won bigger than Fleabag. Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s razor-sharp dark comedy series about a grief-stricken, sexually promiscuous woman trying to survive in modern London was a sleeper sensation this year, earning critical acclaim and awakening many a fan’s love for Hot Priests.
But the series came to a definitive end with the bittersweet second season, with Waller-Bridge ruling out a possibility of a Fleabag season 3. And that’s how it will stay, Waller-Bridge confirmed to reporters, clutching her many trophies in hand at the 2019 Emmy Awards.
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Fleabag may have broken our hearts with its series finale, but we’ll be getting more of our favorite acerbic guinea pig cafe owner soon. Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s original one-woman Fleabag stage show is coming to movie theaters across the country this September. So put on your Fleabag jumpsuits and get ready to kneel (in gratitude).
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The 2019 Television Critics Association Tour handed out accolades with the 35th Annual TCA Awards honoring achievements in television, and this year cable and streaming walked away with almost all of the awards. Amazon’s comedy series Fleabag came out on top with three awards, but HBO also had a good night with Chernobyl and Deadwood taking home awards, including a lifetime achievement award for the latter show’s creator, David Milch. Get the rest of the 2019 TCA Awards winners below. Read More »
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 »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week we give birth as a man, see what kind of controversy Chris Lilley is bound to create with his latest, get creative with some art on top of a lake, find deliciousness on a street corner, and check back in with a head case. Read More »
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- Walking Dead cast member Chandler Riggs joins A Million Little Things.
- Netflix has renewed both F is for Family and Fuller House.
- Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw join Fleabag season 2.
- The final season of Homeland has been pushed to fall.
- Rosanna Arquette joins Ryan Murphy’s Ratched.
- The Walking Dead has been renewed again, because of course it has.
- Archer season 10 premieres in April.
- Bewitched reboot might not happen.
- Freeform picks up Party of Five reboot.
- Pieces of Her series headed to Netflix.
- Modern Family will finally come to an end in 2020.
- Mom has been renewed for seasons 7 and 8.
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The conversation about streaming television often seems to begin and end with Netflix, which is a bit of a shame. While they may be the biggest player in the game (and have the library of original programming to match), the competition is nothing to scoff at. Take at look Amazon, who have just dropped a new trailer for Transparent season three and a trio of new shows: the law drama Goliath, Tig Notaro‘s One Mississippi, and the dark comedy Fleabag. If you’re steaming world begins and ends with one destination, you’re missing out.
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