IMDb > Sarah Paulson > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 | 2002 | 2000 | 1999

21-40 of 251 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


‘American Crime Story’ Season 2: Sarah Paulson, Other ‘O.J.’ Players May Star

18 June 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Plans for Season 2 of “American Crime Story” are currently underway with producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson telling Deadline that writers went to New Orleans last week on a research trip for the upcoming season.

The next chapter of the anthology series will focus on America’s response to Hurricane Katrina, and according to the site, Sarah Paulson has expressed great interest in continuing to be part of the Ryan Murphy-produced show.

“I would be more excited than almost anything to have a crack at something else with this same creative team,” she explained. “For me, the idea of treating Katrina as an ‘American Crime Story’ is incredibly resonant, powerful and accurate. The Katrina story, to me, is a literal American crime. It says something about a uniquely American attitude, and I find it incredibly potent. I’ve begged them, and there have been some conversations.”

Read More: Ryan Murphy »

- Liz Calvario

Permalink | Report a problem


‘American Crime Story’ Season 2: Sarah Paulson, Other ‘O.J.’ Players May Star

18 June 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Plans for Season 2 of “American Crime Story” are currently underway with producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson telling Deadline that writers went to New Orleans last week on a research trip for the upcoming season.

The next chapter of the anthology series will focus on America’s response to Hurricane Katrina, and according to the site, Sarah Paulson has expressed great interest in continuing to be part of the Ryan Murphy-produced show.

“I would be more excited than almost anything to have a crack at something else with this same creative team,” she explained. “For me, the idea of treating Katrina as an ‘American Crime Story’ is incredibly resonant, powerful and accurate. The Katrina story, to me, is a literal American crime. It says something about a uniquely American attitude, and I find it incredibly potent. I’ve begged them, and there have been some conversations.”

Read More: Ryan Murphy »

- Liz Calvario

Permalink | Report a problem


American Crime Story: Oj Castmembers Would Return for Season Two

17 June 2016 7:04 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Who will be back for season two of American Crime Story? Deadline reports several of the stars from season one of the FX series will return.

Season one of the anthology drama covered the events before, during, and after the infamous Oj Simpson murder trial. The cast included Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, and David Schwimmer.

Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter: Season Two Debuts June 26th

17 June 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_51024" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter TV show, season two, episode one. Photo Credit: Ruven Afanador/The Hollywood Reporter.[/caption]

SundanceTV has announced season two of its Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter TV show premieres Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 10:00am Et/Pt. The second season of 14 one-hour episodes will be split into two half seasons, with seven episodes focusing on potential Emmy® nominees this summer. Seven episodes featuring potential Oscar® nominees are slated for later this year.

The season two premiere episode features TV drama actresses (pictured above): Sarah Paulson, Julianna Margulies, Kerry Washington, Constance Zimmer, Kirsten Dunst, Regina King, and Jennifer Lopez. The second episode on July 3, features TV drama actors: Rami Malek, Bobby Cannavale, Wagner Moura, Cuba Gooding Jr., Forest Whitaker, and Paul Giamatti. The other TV-centric episodes feature comedy actresses, comedy actors, drama showrunners, comedy showrunners, and »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Emmy Contender Sarah Paulson Talks About Hitting Career Peak at Age 41 in Oj Simpson Drama (Video)

16 June 2016 6:04 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A version of this story on Sarah Paulson first appeared in the print edition of TheWrap Magazine’s Miniseries/Movies Emmy Issue. Success, you could say, has snuck up on Sarah Paulson. At the age of 41, the actress finds herself unpredictably enjoying a career peak, with four Emmy nominations in the last four years and two more chances this year, most notably for her searing and sensitive portrayal of Marcia Clark in “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” the 10-part FX miniseries about the double murder trial that riveted the country in 1995. That Paulson is a standout in the sprawling ensemble should. »

- Steve Pond

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Empire’ Co-Creator Danny Strong Signs Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

16 June 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Empire” co-creator Danny Strong has just closed a multi-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, the studio announced Thursday. Under the pact, he will develop, write, direct and supervise new projects for the studio, in addition to continuing as executive producer and frequent director and writer on “Empire,” which he developed with Lee Daniels.

“Our relationship with Danny goes all the way back to his days as an actor on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,'” commented Dana Walden and Gary Newman, CEOs of 20th Century Fox TV and Fox Television Group. “Little did we know then that he would one day go on to co-create one of the biggest hits in the history of our studio and network, let alone the No. 1 show on broadcast television. He’s a spectacular talent who can literally do it all, and everyone — from actors and writers, to the crew and executives — loves working with him. This is a big win for our company and we couldn’t be happier personally that Danny will continue to write, direct, supervise and develop series for us for years to come.”

“Working with Dana and Gary and their entire team has been one of the best experiences of my career. Without their guidance and creative instincts, ‘Empire’ never would have made it on the air, let alone become the success that it has. I’m so honored to be in business with a company that continues to raise the bar with excellent and original programming and am looking forward to many more years with such a fantastic and talented group of people,” Strong said in a statement.

Strong is wrapping his feature film directorial debut “Rebel in the Rye,” starring Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Hope Davis, Victor Garber and Sarah Paulson for Black Label Media, about the early years of the author J.D. Salinger and the events that led him to write his masterpiece, “The Catcher in the Rye.” He has also written “Guys and Dolls” for 21st Century Fox, with Michael Grandage directing.

Strong previously wrote the screenplay for Daniels’ “The Butler,” along with co-writing “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts I and II.” He penned and produced HBO filmsRecount” and “Game Change,” and will next be seen on screen in Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls” revival.

»

- Laura Prudom

Permalink | Report a problem


Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor Hold Hands During a Sweet La Stroll

15 June 2016 5:04 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are still going strong! On Sunday, the ladies - who have been dating since December 2015 - looked calm and relaxed while taking a stroll through an La neighborhood. The couple chatted among themselves and at one point, and Holland sweetly placed her hand on Sarah's shoulder. This is just the latest we've seen of the pair since their glamorous appearance at the Critics' Choice Awards in January, though Sarah recently opened up about their relationship to The New York Times, saying, "If my life choices had to be predicated based on what was expected of me from a community on either side, that's going to make me feel really straitjacketed, and I don't want to feel that. What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor." See more of the couple's outing now, then prepare to fall even more in love with their romance. »

- Monica Sisavat

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch Hollywood Reporter's Full, Uncensored Drama Actress Roundtable With Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington and More

15 June 2016 2:34 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A weekend TV-programming note: Check out The Hollywood Reporter's acclaimed roundtable series on SundanceTV. This Sunday was THR's Drama Actress Roundtable, which features seven of TV's top actresses — Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), 49; Jennifer Lopez, 46 (NBC's Shades of Blue); Sarah Paulson, 41 (FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, American Horror Story: Hotel); Kirsten Dunst, 34 (FX's Fargo); Regina King, 45 (ABC's American Crime, HBO's The Leftovers); Kerry Washington, 39 (ABC's Scandal, HBO's Confirmation); and Constance Zimmer, 45 (Lifetime's UnREAL) — in a candid conversation about the roles they will (and won't) strip

read more

»

- THR Staff

Permalink | Report a problem


Stars To Realign For ‘American Crime Story’ Katrina Tale, Producers Confirm

15 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Many of the original cast of American Crime Story‘s debut season — The People V. O.J. Simpson — are expected to reassemble for the next chapter in the Ryan Murphy-produced anthology show. Producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson confirm to Awardsline that writers went to New Orleans last week on a research trip for Season 2, which will tell of the American response to Hurricane Katrina. And O.J.‘s Marcia Clark, Sarah Paulson, says she fully intends to return to the… »

Permalink | Report a problem


How ‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’ Reframed The ’90s’ Most Infamous Murder Trial – Awardsline

15 June 2016 11:01 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

From anthology master Ryan Murphy, American Crime Story examines the dark underbelly of America's passions and prejudices. Beginning with The People V. O.J. Simpson, which made the nation reevaluate the O.J. Simpson murder trial, stars Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Courtney B. Vance, and producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, explain why crime isn't the exclusive preserve of criminals. The Superstar Cuba Gooding Jr. is O.J. Simpson Cuba Gooding Jr. was in South… »

Permalink | Report a problem


10 Must-Listen Podcast Episodes from 2016 So Far

14 June 2016 10:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Maybe you’re a podcast obsessive, filling every spare moment of your commute to catch up on your favorites. Or a single-subject listener, only keeping up with a subject or issue that means most to you. The beauty of podcasts is that they can cater to completists and dabblers alike.

Regardless of your preferred way to enjoy these stories and conversations, it can be daunting to track the latest from every show. To highlight some of the year’s best, here are 10 quality episodes we suggest adding to your listening queue.

Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People – 1. Ron Paul’s Baby

Airdate: March 15th

Why It’s Worth the Listen: In all its various broadcast homes, “The Chris Gethard Show” has been one of the most thrilling weekly experiments on TV. So it makes sense that a Gethard-hosted podcast would have the same comedic blend of empathy and honesty. The show is built on conversations between Gethard and anonymous callers, governed only by two rules: the phone line closes after an hour, but Gethard can’t hang up before then. The host has a keen sense for the unspoken questions, the topics that each caller wants to discuss but can’t quite figure out how to broach. Not afraid to let callers turn the questions onto him, these talks have a way of culminating in a common understanding between strangers, which can be as therapeutic for a listener as it is for the two parties involved. And there’s no better place to start than the premiere, which ends with a moment so cathartic, it’ll make you an instant fan of both the individuals involved.

Listen to These Episodes Next: “2. Passport, Exodus,” “4. The Most Amazing Destruction”

 

Embedded – The House

Airdate: March 30th

Why It’s Worth the Listen: As an NPR production, Kelly McEvers and the staff of “Embedded” demonstrate one of the essential values of great journalism: the power to use specific stories to generate empathy for groups of people often discussed in the abstract. “Embedded” is a ground-up approach to documenting various cross-sections of communities, highlighting the individuals to present an alternative to the group characterization that often befalls them. The premiere episode finds McEvers profiling the residents of a shared home in Austin, Indiana, where opioids have become an inescapable addiction for its residence. The details are stark, unsettling and unadorned. Perhaps the best proof of the value of a show like “Embedded” is that the people at the center of these stories don’t end after a half hour: an Austin resident was the subject of their first follow-up story.

Listen to These Episodes Next: “The League”

 

Extra Hot Great – 114: Blindly Watching Game of Thrones

Airdate: April 26th

Why It’s Worth the Listen: Extra Hot Great has been offering its special brand of TV observations over multiple podcast feed and co-host roster iterations. Now well past 100 episodes into its resurrection, the television discussion show has refined its dependable format, complete with a weekly consideration of a TV episode for induction in their Canon (spoiler alert: they don’t always make it, as is the case with the “30 Rock” episode discussed here). But what sets #114 apart is the episode’s installment of the weekly Game Time feature. The gang plays an round of a listener-submitted game called TV Typos (basically, the round-robin game show version of #ChangeALetterRuinATVShow). What follows is 25 minutes of brilliant, dumb wordplay with enough built-in momentum to have each co-host sobbing by the end. It’s a testament to the co-host’s deep bench of TV minutiae that they’re able to anticipate some of these before they come. The seconds between when you can tell they have the answers and the moment they give them are some of the simplest joys you’ll find anywhere.

Listen to These Episodes Next: “75: Ew Detective,” “103: The People Vs. The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “105: Ringing in a New Season of Better Call Saul

 

I Was There Too – Raiders of the Lost Ark with Martin Casella

Airdate: February 16th

Why It’s Worth the Listen: Matt Gourley’s interview show takes a biweekly look at the actors on the periphery of some of most beloved films of the past few decades. While the actor interviews give some choice fly-on-the-wall observations from set, the show’s most compelling episode this year is the talk with Martin Casella, who served as Steven Spielberg’s assistant during the production of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” From impromptu costume decisions to the director’s TV viewing and nutritional regimens, this firsthand account adds a new angle to an established classic. (And for anyone who’s ever obsessed over an Indiana Jones costume, Jeremy Carter’s post-interview discussion of the search for the perfect Indy leather jacket might do the same.)

Listen to These Episodes Next: “Field of Dreams with Dwier Brown,” “Aladdin with Gilbert Gottfried

 

Keepin’ It 1600 – Ep. 7: Cruz-Kasich Alliance and Special Guest Jon Lovett

Airdate: May 6th

Why It’s Worth the Listen: Amidst an election season that’s alternated between chaotic and soul-crushing in equal measure, it’s been fascinating to filter each week’s craziness through the perspective of two individuals who’ve been buried deep within the past two major presidential cycles. Former speechwriter Jon Favreau and Strategy and Communications Advisor Dan Pfeiffer (both of whom worked on President Obama’s national campaigns and in the White House) are each invested insiders and passionate outside observers of 2016’s descent into madness. A weekly look at the current state of political media, it’s also a dependable repository for great White House anecdotes. Alongside fellow former speechwriter Jon Lovett, the show’s seventh episode featured the trio recounting the choicest lines from the President’s various Correspondents Dinner appearances (particularly those delivered in the immediate wake of ordering the Bin Laden compound strike).

Listen to These Episodes Next: “Ep. 1: Drumpf and the Media and Rubio’s Missteps,” “Ep. 5: Bill Clinton’s Finger-Wagging and Special Guest Kal Penn,” “Ep. 9: ‘Meet the Press’ Host Chuck Todd, Drumpf’s ‘Pivot,’ Polling Mayhem, and More”

 

Modern Love – 3: Not So Simple Math

Airdate: January 28th

Why It’s Worth the Listen: Sarah Paulson’s central role as Marcia Clark was one of the main reasons the “American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson” grabbed the public’s attention in the year’s early months. But Paulson also gave another 2016-best performance in a venue where no one could see her face. Wbur’s Modern Love enlists notable performers like Paulson to perform entries from the regular New York Times column that highlights love in all its forms. Paulson reads Amy Seek’s story of navigating an open adoption with a gentleness that conveys the underlying heartbreak without being manipulative. While other episodes usually succeed on the strength of the performance, this one features a conversation with Seek herself, whose recollection of the events she details in her piece and the six years since is a powerful addendum to a story beautifully told.

Listen to These Episodes Next: “7: In Darkness and In Light,” “9: Seesawing Libidos”

 

More Perfect – Cruel and Unusual

Airdate: June 1st

Why It’s Worth the Listen: Some of the best new podcasts of the year have focused on institutions, whether they’re more abstract (American Public Media’s The Uncertain Hour focuses on policies and practice within America’s welfare system) or more defined, as with More Perfect’s close examination of the Supreme Court. In its pilot episode, this Radiolab presentation trains its microphones on the pivotal individuals at the center of multiple states’ capital punishment programs. Layered with the trademark attention to atmospheric sound design that makes its parent podcast such a reliable listen, More Perfect should provide a healthy perspective amidst a judicial branch currently in flux.

Listen to These Episodes Next: Once you’ve listened to this and Episode 2, “The Political Thicket,” go back and listen to the Podcast Hall-of-Fame-worthy Radiolab episode “Stochasticity.”

 

Reply All – #64-67: On the Inside

Airdate: May 11th-June 9th

Why It’s Worth the Listen: This Gimlet show has been the best podcast in existence for the better part of a year now, so to pick just one standout episode is particularly difficult. But the edge goes to the four-episode arc centered on Paul Modrowski, whose blog written from inside prison (where he’s currently serving a life sentence) first attracted the attention of producer Sruthi Pinnamaneni last year. What begins as an investigation of the logistics behind the posting of Modrowski’s expansive online diary eventually uncovers questions surrounding his incarceration. Like the best true crime stories, it balances the details of the central murder cases with a careful consideration of the individuals who allegedly inhabited its timeline. Most popular true crime podcasts keep the perspective of a single narrator, but Pinnamaneni sprinkles in just enough input from regular hosts Alex Goldman and Pj Vogt to add a conversational, illustrative layer to Modrowski’s story. Pinnamaneni’s reporting is extensive and forthright, the kind that will make you want to do your own outside research as soon as the last chapter ends.

Listen to These Episodes Next: “#3 We Know What You Did,” “#44 Shine on You Crazy Goldman,” “#56 Zardulu”

 

Skillset – #3: This is Bringing Up Weird Feelings for Me

Airdate: May 12th

Why It’s Worth the Listen: Amy Nicholson’s first-person podcast for MTV News is an intriguing blend of below-the-line education and critical insight. Between her forgotten film history written intros and the specificity of her interview subjects, Nicholson helps Skillset feel more like a series of audio profiles than regular taped conversations. These episodes highlight movies not just as a vital art form, but a gateway to the rest of what the world has to offer. (How many other film podcasts would have jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire as their inaugural guest?) This particular episode features a window into the practical, unenhanced feline training that let the cats of “Keanu” steal the spotlight against some comedic heavyweights. And if you’re wondering what a real punk band thought of Jeremy Saulnier’s latest genre triumph “Green Room,” Nicholson enlists The Muffs for some authentic opinions. It’s this kind of extra-layer digging that has this fresh batch of MTV shows (“The Stakes” takes a similarly fascinating route to addressing the unspoken side of politics) already off and running at full speed.

Listen to These Episodes Next: All six episodes so far all have quality hooks, but the Sharlto Copley episode from the pilot is particularly worth a listen.

 

Start Up – Season 3, Episode 4: Dear Music Fans…

Airdate: May 12th

Why It’s Worth the Listen: Season 1 of Start Up was a rare glimpse inside the creation of its podcasting parent company Gimlet Media, right as the medium was becoming mainstream. Season 2 stayed nested inside a company’s origin story, this time as an outside observer of a dating site’s early months. For their most recent set of episodes, Start Up managed to compress the roller coaster of entrepreneurship in a more compact form. Profiling the unexpected rise and publicly unceremonious end of Grooveshark, Eric Mennel reports on the music streaming site’s early troubles, serendipitous success and eventual replacement in the entrepreneurial space. It’s a familiar arc for the biographies of these kinds of businesses, but through the Start Up lens, these triumphs and tragedies reach further toward each pole than you might expect.

Listen to These Episodes Next: Season 1 launched the entire company, but Season 2’s 10-episode arc on Dating Ring is still great.

 

Honorable Listens also highly worthy of your time: the aforementioned The Uncertain Hour and The Stakes; 99% Invisible’s ode to trash truck tunes; Mortified’s tale of pining after the vice principal;  Lauren Lapkus helps to tackle kids’ impossible questions on The Longest Shortest Time; Candidate Confessional talks to the recipient of one of local politics’ most infamous viral booing sessions; Five Thirty Eight Politics’ audio doc on the Rev. Jeremiah Wright week of the ’08 presidential campaign; the episode of the Washington Post’s Presidential that proves James Monroe was everywhere in early American history; Making the Sausage’s in-depth conversation about music licensing; The First Annual Blank Check Awards (one of the best 2015 year-end wrap-ups you’ll hear); the ongoing You Must Remember This series chronicling the Hollywood Blacklist is a given for a list like this; The Dollop’s overview of the truly unbelievable Fed Ex Flight 705; Buzzfeed’s Internet Explorer compendium of workplace email/chat catastrophes; You’re the Expert’s hilarious panel show with a leading psychologist who studies nightmares; the Planet Money profile of an infuriating-yet-textbook Internet scamming scheme; The Memory Palace’s cryptic look at an American pariah-turned-wrestler; a careful consideration of the future of animation/CGI via Fighting in the War Room; The Gist and Chris Molanphy remember Prince.

Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

Related storiesHow to Survive Summer TV Season: 6 Shows to Binge, Now'Bloodline': The Rare Twist-Driven Drama That Gets Better in Season 2How Will the Cannes Film Festival Impact the Rest of the Year in Film? (Podcast) »

- Steve Greene

Permalink | Report a problem


These shows would make great Emmy nominees

14 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yesterday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences opened voting for this year's Emmy nominations, including the public release of ballots showing who submitted themselves and in what categories. That means it's time for my annual thought exercise, where I pretend that I'm an Academy member and try to figure out how I would fill out my ballot in the major categories. The whole thing becomes trickier with each passing year, just because there are so many shows and performances worthy of at least consideration: when I made my first run through the ballot, jotting down contenders in each big category, I wound up with 26 potential Outstanding Comedy Series nominees, for instance. It does give me a sense of how challenging this must be for the actual Emmy voters, especially since most of them have much less time to actually watch TV than I do. I'm using the same rules as usual: 1)I only consider shows and performances that were submitted. So even if I wanted to put, say, Hugh Dancy on my ballot for his work in the final season of Hannibal, I couldn't, because he only submitted his work on Hulu's The Path. 2)I can't move things into other categories to suit my preference. I can't treat Horace and Pete like a limited series, even though that's clearly what it was, because the Academy let Louis C.K. submit it in the drama categories, and I can't take a largely dramatic half-hour like Transparent or Togetherness out of the comedy categories. 3)I don't consider shows and performances that I didn't watch much, if at all, this season. Based on the last time I was a regular viewer of Penny Dreadful and Orphan Black, for instance, I suspect Eva Green and Tatiana Maslany would both be incredibly strong contenders for the drama lead actress category, but I haven't seen a second of either show's eligible season. Back in the days before Peak TV, it would make me crazy when actors were obviously nominated based on their work from previous seasons, rather than anything they had done in the current year, so I'm not going to make any nominations based on similar assumptions. Also, because so much of the biggest action this year is in the limited series categories (even sans Horace and Pete), I'm going to make picks there, when usually I've stuck with the comedy and drama fields. So here we go... Outstanding Comedy Series black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Review (Comedy Central) Transparent (Amazon) Veep (HBO) You're the Worst (FX) As I alluded to above, this was a tough one, especially since there are so many different kinds of "comedy" up for consideration. I could have surrounded Transparent and You're the Worst with a bunch of other half-hours that trended more towards the dramatic this year (say, Casual, Baskets, Togetherness, and Girls), or put on both of the CW's delightful Monday hour-long comedies in Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, or loaded up on the resurgent broadcast network comedy scene and paired black-ish with the likes of The Grinder, The Carmichael Show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Fresh Off the Boat. And I haven't even mentioned Broad City or Lady Dynamite or Catastrophe or Silicon Valley or Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or a bunch of others that I'm not happy to not have on my final list. But these six were ultimately the ones that stuck with me the most, in some cases very long after they first aired. Outstanding Drama Series The Americans (FX) Better Call Saul (AMC) Happy Valley (Netflix) Horace and Pete (LouisCK.net) The Leftovers (HBO) UnREAL (Lifetime) Because so many great shows like Fargo and American Crime and The People v. O.J. Simpson have gotten themselves categorized as limited series, this wasn't quite as impossible a category to cull down to six choices, even if I changed my mind five different times between including UnREAL, Mr. Robot, or Halt and Catch Fire for that last spot. The Leftovers was my favorite show of last year, and assuming its final season gets bumped to 2017, Horace and Pete and The Americans are the two front-runners to finish atop my best of list for this year. With Mad Men gone, and limited series more competitive, I'm holding out the faintest of hope that Americans can follow the Friday Night Lights pattern and start getting nominated late in its run after being largely ignored early on. Outstanding Limited Series American Crime (ABC) Fargo (FX) The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) Roots (History) Show Me a Hero (HBO) What an amazing resurgence for a format the rest of the TV business had all but ceded to HBO for the last decade. All six of these projects were extraordinary in different ways, and any one of them would be a more than deserving winner, though I'm assuming People v. O.J. is going to sweep its way through most of the limited series categories. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Anthony Anderson, black-ish Andrew Daly, Review Chris Geere, You're the Worst Rob Lowe, The Grinder Fred Savage, The Grinder Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent Some years, I set a rule that I will only nominate one actor per show, but I couldn't choose between the two Grinder leads, who were as perfect a crazy man/straight man pairing as TV has had in quite some time. Anderson and Geere did great work flipping back and forth between silliness and pathos this year (I still choke up thinking about Dre's Obama speech from the black-ish episode about how to talk to your kids about black people being shot by cops), Tambor was once again stunning in a largely dramatic performance (that is, again, eligible here, in a category that isn't Funniest Actor in a Comedy Series), and Daly's absolute commitment to the awfulness of Forrest MacNeil's life made the second Review season even funnier, and darker, than the first. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Steve Buscemi, Horace and Pete Louis C.K., Horace and Pete Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Matthew Rhys, The Americans Justin Theroux, The Leftovers Horace and Pete was another case of my inability to choose between two actors from the same show, as by the end, C.K.'s work was just as nuanced and devastating as the more experienced Buscemi's. Malek was so riveting that he made a lot of pieces of Mr. Robot work that would have failed utterly in the hands of an even slightly less gifted performer, Theroux's work in the last few Leftovers season 2 episodes left me a wreck, Odenkirk continues to demonstrate surprising depths as a dramatic actor, and it's absurd that Matthew Rhys has yet to be nominated for all he does on Americans. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Bryan Cranston, All the Way James Franco, 11.22.63 Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero Regé-Jean Page, Roots Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Patrick Wilson, Fargo Cranston and Franco both gave tremendous performances in ultimately flawed projects. Isaac somehow made all the exposition and policy wonkery of Show Me a Hero entertaining and tragic, Page and Vance were enormously charismatic as men who were flashy on the outside and deeply pained on the inside, and Patrick Wilson basically turned into Gary Cooper and became the powerful, still center around which all the craziness of Fargo season 2 could orbit. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Aya Cash, You're the Worst Gillian Jacobs, Love Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Michaela Watkins, Casual Louis-Drefyus will — deservedly — keep winning this category until either Veep ends or she pulls a Candice Bergen and withdraws herself from consideration. So it almost doesn't matter who gets nominated alongside her. But the other performances I chose were all wonderfully nuanced and complicated as they painted very different portraits of women who are all damaged in some way, and any of them would make an incredibly deserving winner if Louis-Dreyfus were to pull a Larry David and somehow offend everyone in Los Angeles at the same time. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Shiri Appleby, UnREAL Kerry Bishé, Halt and Catch Fire Carrie Coon, The Leftovers Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley Krysten Ritter, Jessica Jones Keri Russell, The Americans The Pov structure of Leftovers season 2 rendered everyone but Theroux a supporting player, but since Coon submitted herself here, I'm picking her, because when she was on screen, she was spectacular. Bishé was the highlight of the much-improved second season of Halt, Lancashire remains indelible on Happy Valley, Ritter lived up to all of my hopes for Jessica Jones, and refer to my Matthew Rhys comment when it comes to his TV spouse. The real surprise of the group is Appleby, who had never suggested the kind of depth and force that her role on UnREAL has allowed her to play. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie Kirsten Dunst, Fargo Felicity Huffman, American Crime Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience Rachel McAdams, True Detective Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Lili Taylor, American Crime As with the corresponding male category, we've got a couple of performances here (Keough and McAdams) that transcended iffy shows. You could argue that any or all of Dunst, Huffman, and Taylor belong in the supporting field, but they were all wonderful, even if they all understandably seem destined to lose to Paulson. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series Louie Anderson, Baskets Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Jaime Camil, Jane the Virgin Christopher Meloni, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley Timothy Simons, Veep Honestly, I could make this an all-Veep category — say, with Simons, Tony Hale, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson, and Matt Walsh (or swap any two of them out for Hugh Laurie and Reid Scott) — and it would be a completely respectable list. Instead, I decided to limit myself to one guy, and the New Hampshire election story has given Simons a chance to shine like never before. As for the others, Braugher is a national treasure, Camil may be playing the most reliable joke machine on television, Meloni stole First Day of Camp the same way he stole the original movie, and Miller got to add some surprising emotion to Erlich Bachman's usual hilarious buffoonery. And Anderson is, like Tambor, giving an almost entirely dramatic performance (and also playing a woman), but in a way that never feels like a gimmick. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series Alan Alda, Horace and Pete Dylan Baker, The Americans Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul Kevin Carroll, The Leftovers Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Lance Reddick, Bosch Even if the Academy at large didn't watch Horace and Pete, I expect Alda will be nominated on name recognition alone, and when they see him give the performance of his career, he'll hopefully win. Baker sketched out a complicated and tragic character in the space of 13 episodes, Banks continued finding new gravitas inside Mike Ehrmantraut, Carroll knocked me out as much as his more well-known co-stars, Dinklage remains so much fun that he can even carry a long scene where he's acting against thin air disguised as CGI dragons, and Reddick also did the best work of his career on the largely unheralded Bosch. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Ted Danson, Fargo Connor Jessup, American Crime Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager Zahn McClarnon, Fargo Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo Unfortunately, I assume John Travolta has one of these spots in the bag. And the only reason Jessup is here and not in the lead category is because he's young and relatively unknown. But this is still one of the most competitive groups in the whole field, and I'd love to see one of the more unheralded actors eligible win it, even though Danson and Laurie were both superb in the kinds of roles they don't usually play. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series Loretta Devine, The Carmichael Show Kether Donohue, You're the Worst Allison Janney, Mom Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live Amanda Peet, Togetherness Kristen Schaal, Last Man on Earth Janney, like Louis-Dreyfus, may have a stranglehold on her category for a while, and she's terrific enough — at both the light and dark parts of Mom — that I can't get too annoyed with it. This is another extremely deep category, which I tried to cover with a variety of different kinds of performances from different kinds of shows. There's Devine playing extremely big — and yet still human enough to be at the center of an episode about clinical depression — on Carmichael (where David Alan Grier would also be a fine nominee on the male side), McKinnon carrying SNL, Donohue and Peet doing a mix of utter silliness and something much messier, and Schaal turning out in time to be the very best part of Last Man. I'd have liked to find room for some of the Transparent actresses or Zosia Mamet or a bunch of others, but you've gotta make choices when you play this game. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series Amy Brenneman, The Leftovers Ann Dowd, The Leftovers Regina King, The Leftovers Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul Alison Wright, The Americans Constance Zimmer, UnREAL Nope. Not gonna leave out one of the three Leftovers ladies here. (As a past winner, King is the most likely to get an actual nomination.) Seehorn, meanwhile, essentially became co-lead for much of Saul season 2, and was so likable and vulnerable and interesting that it felt like she was adding to Jimmy's story rather than taking away from it. Wright was stronger than ever on Americans, even though Martha was in crisis throughout, and Zimmer was every bit Shiri Appleby's dramatic equal as part of the UnREAL two-hander. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie Olivia Colman, The Night Manager Rachel Keller, Fargo Regina King, American Crime Cristin Milioti, Fargo Anika Noni Rose, Roots Jean Smart, Fargo Another category where I went with three from one show, reflecting both the great work of Keller, Milioti, and Smart, but also the relative shallowness of this particular field. King is one of several actors this year who, thanks to the proliferation of limited series and shows with shorter seasons, has a realistic shot at being nominated for two different performances. Colman had a bunch of great moments during The Night Manager (particularly the monologue about why her character was so interested in taking down Hugh Laurie), and Rose was one of the best parts of the outstanding Roots ensemble. What does everybody else think? What nominations are you most hoping to see? Alan Sepinwall may be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com »

- Alan Sepinwall

Permalink | Report a problem


Set Your DVR’s: Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ Airs This Sunday on PBS SoCal

10 June 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The fourth season of Variety and PBS SoCal’s award-winning “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” will premiere Sunday night, June 12. The season will feature intimate conversations about filming sex scenes, race and gender and fame with talent from some of this year’s most notable TV programs, including “American Horror Story: Hotel,” “Shades of Blue,” “Game of Thrones,” “Master of None,” “American Crime Story” and “Outlander.”

The first episode of the season, which airs Sunday at 7 p.m. on PBS SoCal, will feature the following pairings: Lady Gaga of “American Horror Story: Hotel” with Jamie Lee Curtis of “Scream Queens”; Courtney B. Vance of “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with Tracee Ellis Ross of “Black-ish”; Jennifer Lopez of “Shades of Blue” with Felicity Huffman of “American Crime”; Aaron Paul of “The Path” with Tom Hiddleston of “The Night Manager”; and Emilia Clarke of “Game of Thrones” with Jay Duplass of “Transparent. »

- Variety Staff

Permalink | Report a problem


Emmy Awards: In Praise of Supporting Actors Who Stand Out From the Crowd

9 June 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime recently announced its remake of “Twin Peaks” will include a cast of 217 actors. I pity whoever has to assemble that call sheet.

It’s hard enough these days for shows to stand out from the pack. Best of luck to the actors. The larger the cast, the harder it is for an actor to get any attention. And this year’s supporting actor and actress races are shaping up to be even more competitive than many of the lead races.

With A-list talent flocking to TV, the rise of the star-studded ensemble has certainly benefited TV fans, who get to see an incredible caliber of talent in choice roles. But what’s even more satisfying — and surprising — are the breakout performances from those names you might never have heard of before.

Take FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” It’s one of the best-reviewed »

- Debra Birnbaum

Permalink | Report a problem


Emmy Contender Pedro Pascal on ‘Narcos': Netflix ‘Isn’t Movies, It’s the Next Thing’

29 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A version of this story first appeared in the print edition of TheWrap Magazine’s The Race Begins Emmy Issue. Pedro Pascal became a minor cult hero playing a high schooler memorably slain by TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a bigger hero on the ultimate cult show “Game of Thrones” — a role he got after his old friend Sarah Paulson showed his iPhone audition piece to her pal Amanda Peet, who showed it to her husband, “GoT” co-auteur David Benioff, who cast Pascal as the talkative but deadly Red Viper, a standout role before his head was unceremoniously crushed. »

- Tim Appelo

Permalink | Report a problem


James Urbaniak Joins Nicholas Hoult in ‘Rebel in the Rye’ (Exclusive)

24 May 2016 6:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Urbaniak has been cast opposite Nicholas Hoult in “Rebel in the Rye,” the J.D. Salinger biopic directed by Danny Strong.

Urbaniak will be playing Gus Lobrano, who was the real-life fiction editor of the New Yorker during the Salinger’s most productive years in the late ’40s through the ’50s. Previously named cast include Kevin Spacey, Hope Davis, Sarah Paulson, Victor Garber, Lucy Boynton and Brian d’Arcy James.

The movie is based on Kenneth Slawenski’s biography, “J.D. Salinger: A Life,” which Strong adapted. Black Label Media is financing with Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill producing alongside Bruce Cohen, Jason Shuman and Strong. CAA is representing North American rights.

The movie will cover Salinger’s rebellious youth, the bloody front lines of World War II, a life of rejection to the pages of the New Yorker and the Ptsd-fueled writer’s block that led to »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


TV Shows to Watch When You're Bored

19 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Once it settles, the dark cloud of boredom can be difficult to escape. Fortunately, the 21st century has provided many ways to access entertainment that'll send boredom packing. But what do you do when you're bored of television? When formulaic shows and canned laugh tracks just aren't cutting it, it's time to bring out the big guns. These are the series that will battle for your attention and wake up those sleepy synapses. Binge on any of these five shows to bid a fond farewell to TV tedium.

From relentless comic book action to the most aggressive comedy, these shows don't know the meaning of taking it easy. In fact, you may not want to look away for a second. Save the low-key shows for a low-key day -- now is the time for big stories, big characters, and a big pay-off.

'Jessica Jones' (2015 - )

Krysten Ritter is »

- Sage Young

Permalink | Report a problem


Jennifer Lopez on Being Mislabeled a 'Diva' in Hollywood: 'Am I Difficult Because I Care?'

18 May 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Don't call Jennifer Lopez a diva. Her 30 years of hard work in the industry proves otherwise, she says. The star of stage and screen discussed Hollywood's double standard for men and women with Kirsten Dunst, Regina King, Julianna Margulies, Sarah Paulson, Kerry Washington and Constance Zimmer for The Hollywood Reporter's TV actress roundtable. Thanks @hollywoodreporter. #ShadesOfBlue #Fyc #THRroundtables A photo posted by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on May 18, 2016 at 9:01am Pdt "I've always been fascinated by how much more well-behaved we have to be than men," Lopez shared. "I got a moniker of being 'the diva,' which I never »

- Karen Mizoguchi

Permalink | Report a problem


Jennifer Lopez Discusses ''Diva'' Title, Julianna Margulies Talks TV Sex: 9 Highlights From The Hollywood Reporter's Roundtable

18 May 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Hollywood Reporter gathered seven of the top ladies in television right now, including: Jennifer Lopez (Shades of Blue), Kerry Washington (Scandal), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Sarah Paulson (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, American Horror Story: Hotel), Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), Regina King (American Crime) and Constance Zimmer (UnREAL). They talked about everything from the sexism in the industry to on-screen sex, the public's perception of them and how their roles have changed them as people in the real world. While we wish we could have been in on the discussion between such empowering, successful women, we were able to get a glimpse of how the interacted and »

Permalink | Report a problem


Actress Roundtable: Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington, A-Listers on Nudity, Network Fights and the "Diva" Label

18 May 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jennifer Lopez has been saddled with the reputation of a diva for much of her career. Sarah Paulson has yet to land a leading-lady role without being asked to dye her naturally brown hair blond. And Julianna Margulies likely still would be fighting for acceptance into the Producers Guild had her seven-season drama, The Good Wife, not already concluded its run. Such is the plight of today's working actresses, even those at the top of their game. In late March, THR gathered seven such women — Margulies, 49; Lopez, 46 (NBC's Shades of Blue); Paulson, 41 (FX's The

read more

»

- Lacey Rose

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 | 2002 | 2000 | 1999

21-40 of 251 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners