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Hillary Atkin

Television Academy Honors Go to Seven Programs

In the midst of Emmy FYC season, with a wide range of contenders vying for hundreds of coveted nominations on the ballot, the Television Academy handed out an exclusive number of other prestigious awards at its 12th annual Honors ceremony….

Redefining Premium Content and Re-Examining the Reboot: A Look Back at the Network Upfronts, Part 2

The dust is still settling from last week’s upfronts in New York, even as nearly all of the top network executive chairs were rearranged due to consolidation or misconduct. There was much discussion about the promise of data-driven accountability in…

Mergers, Acquisitions, One High-Profile Fall From Grace and a New Buzzword: A Look Back at the Network Upfronts, Part 1

What a difference a year makes. Mergers, acquisitions and an ignoble fall from grace meant many of the pieces on the chessboard were rearranged during last week’s series of major network presentations for the 2019 TV upfronts, held in a…

Faith, Family, Creativity and the E Street Band: A Conversation Between Bruce Springsteen and Martin Scorsese

E Street Band fans will rejoice in the news Bruce Springsteen broke in a candid conversation with Martin Scorsese Sunday night that kicked off Netflix’s series of Emmy FYC events on a soundstage at Hollywood’s Raleigh Studios. The two men,…

Nature Show Offers a Different Point of View

It’s clear by the title alone that it is not your grandparents’ nature show. National Geographic Channel’s “Hostile Planet” takes a unique point of view — one from the perspective of the animals it chronicles, from a stealthy snow leopard…

Celebrating Costumes as ‘Symbols of Truth’

It was time. Women have hosted the majority of this season’s awards shows. Alicia Keys at the Grammys. Aisha Tyler at the Directors Guild Awards. Chelsea Peretti at the Writers Guild Awards. Sandra Oh (with Andy Samberg) at the Golden…

A Good Night for Underdogs at the WGA Awards

“To the other nominees in the category, have fun at the Oscars — losers. How is this happening?,” Bo Burnham said with a smile as he accepted the award for best original screenplay for “Eighth Grade” at the 2019 Writers…

No Joke Is Too Old for the ‘Olden Globes’ — Just Ask Martin Short … and See the Complete List of Winners

It’s the only awards show where the screeners are sent out on VHS, according to actor and comedian Martin Short, who took the mic as emcee of AARP The Magazine’s 18th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards. Short’s jokes were flying…

Humanitas Prize Awards Offer Hope — and Compassion

Recognizing television programs and films that inspire hope, compassion and understanding is the laudable goal of the nonprofit organization Humanitas, which presented its 44th Annual Humanitas Prize awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday night. Just like a traditional…

African American Film Critics Association Awards Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Every awards ceremony taking place this season and each trophy presented engenders a certain amount of pride, but pride was there in extra special doses at the 10th annual African American Film Critics Association Awards show held Wednesday night. For…