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Hillary Atkin

New HBO Doc, Premiering Tonight, Takes an Uncensored Look at Robert Mapplethorpe

Even as HBO’s “Vinyl” presents a fictionalized look at the music and drug scene in New York in the 1970s, the pay-cable channel’s new feature documentary “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures” presents the real-world art and drug scene of the…

‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producer-Director Opens Up About ‘Getting It Right’ — and Making It Human

Just as it was more than 20 years ago during the so-called Trial of the Century, the nation appears to still be riveted by the case of O.J. Simpson and the accusations that he murdered his former wife Nicole Brown…

A-Listers Share the Spotlight at 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards

It was another winning night for TV favorites “Game of Thrones,” “American Horror Story: Hotel” and “The Knick” as their respective costume designers Michele Clapton, Lou Eyrich and Ellen Mirojnick took home trophies presented at the 18th Costume Designers Guild…

PBS Marks Anniversary of Carole King’s Landmark ‘Tapestry’

Carole King is having a moment. This month marks the 45th anniversary of the release of acclaimed singer-songwriter’s landmark solo album “Tapestry,” one of the biggest selling records of all time. To honor the occasion, PBS is unspooling a new…

WGA Awards Keep Things Light, Spoof SAG Awards

If the show had been televised, the 2016 WGA Awards ceremony in Los Angeles would almost certainly be nominated itself as best comedy/variety special. Rarely has an awards show that honors excellence in film and television — much of it…

‘Those Who Can’t’: Tonight’s Premiere Marks a Big Moment in truTV Rebranding

All the cool kids are doing it. truTV, known for reality skeins like “Impractical Jokers,” “The Carbonaro Effect” and “Billy on the Street,” is delving into the scripted series world for the first time tonight with its high school-set comedy…

Directors Guild Awards Make History

Even as the controversy over the second year of #OscarsSoWhite simmers down a few notches with the Academy’s accelerated efforts to diversify its membership, Hollywood’s major professional guilds continue to make clear statements that could be termed #NotSoWhite. The Screen…

WGA-West Event Is Beyond Words

You know it’s going to be an entertaining evening when a “fight” breaks out amongst acclaimed screenwriters of some of the most honored films this awards season. That’s what happened at the Writers Guild of America West’s Beyond Words Feb….

Diversity Issue Rubs Off on Casting Society’s Artios Awards — Here Are the Ceremony Highlights and Full List of Winners

With all the recent controversy about the lack of inclusion at the Oscars, and on the evening before the Motion Picture Academy took action to broaden its membership, the point was made several times during the 31st annual Artios Awards…

Critics’ Choice Awards: A TV Drama Breaks Out, an Action Movie Dominates and an Oscar Contender Wins Best Picture

One of the most exciting things about the television industry is when a little-seen basic cable show bursts out of the gate of its freshman season to widespread acclaim, often, as “Mad Men” did for AMC, redefining its parent network….