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‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Piles Up More Hardware, as DGA Honors Achievements in TV and Film

“Breaking Bad” continued its streak of racking up hardware after wrapping up its five-season run, when show creator Vince Gilligan picked up the honor of outstanding directorial achievement in dramatic series at the 66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards….

Jan 27, 2014

Critics Choice Movie Awards Help Firm Up Handicapping for the Oscars

The quirks of this year’s awards season calendar, with the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards coming just four days after the Golden Globes and on the eve of the Academy Awards nominations announcement, served to cement the favorites and…

Jan 20, 2014

The Golden Globes, Airing This Sunday, Are Usually More Adventuresome Picking Their Winners Than the Emmys. Let’s See Whether That Holds Up This Year. Here Are Hillary’s Picks

When it comes to handing out hardware to television shows and talent, Golden Globes voters have a long history of being ahead of the curve in recognizing quality new programming on the small screen. Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press…

Jan 10, 2014

Chris Christie: A Master Class on How to Talk to the Media About a Scandal. But …

One of my favorite scenes in “Lawrence of Arabia” is when Alec Guinness, as Prince Feisal, makes reference to a secret treaty that he’s not supposed to know about that will split up Arabia between the British and the French…

Jan 9, 2014