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Emmys Upstage Oscars In Diversity and Female-Led Programs In 2016

14 July 2016 2:53 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

After Oscars So White, when every single one of the 20 acting nominations were given to white thespians, Thursday’s Emmy nominations revealed far more diversity in the television industry. While the Motion Picture Academy responds well to certain high-end dramas such as Best Picture winner “12 Years a Slave,” those films just don’t come along that often. (So far Oscars 2017 look to tell a different story.)

Unlike the movie industry, in television more shows are aimed at more diverse audiences from the start, which gives 19,000 Emmy voters a wealth of options. The television industry casts a wide net, aiming shows at every audience segment, especially women, who are consistently underserved by the Hollywood studios, despite their strong box office stats.

Read More: The full Emmy nominations list

In dramatic contrast, this year’s Emmy contenders put strong women front and center, matching wits and strength with their male co-stars. This »

- Anne Thompson

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Emmys Upstage Oscars In Diversity and Female-Led Programs In 2016

14 July 2016 2:53 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After Oscars So White, when every single one of the 20 acting nominations were given to white thespians, Thursday’s Emmy nominations revealed far more diversity in the television industry. While the Motion Picture Academy responds well to certain high-end dramas such as Best Picture winner “12 Years a Slave,” those films just don’t come along that often. (So far Oscars 2017 look to tell a different story.)

Unlike the movie industry, in television more shows are aimed at more diverse audiences from the start, which gives 19,000 Emmy voters a wealth of options. The television industry casts a wide net, aiming shows at every audience segment, especially women, who are consistently underserved by the Hollywood studios, despite their strong box office stats.

Read More: The full Emmy nominations list

In dramatic contrast, this year’s Emmy contenders put strong women front and center, matching wits and strength with their male co-stars. This »

- Anne Thompson

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Emmys Upstage Oscars In Diversity and Female-Led Programs In 2016

14 July 2016 2:53 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After Oscars So White, when every single one of the 20 acting nominations were given to white thespians, Thursday’s Emmy nominations revealed far more diversity in the television industry. While the Motion Picture Academy responds well to certain high-end dramas such as Best Picture winner “12 Years a Slave,” those films just don’t come along that often. (So far Oscars 2017 look to tell a different story.)

Unlike the movie industry, in television more shows are aimed at more diverse audiences from the start, which gives 19,000 Emmy voters a wealth of options. The television industry casts a wide net, aiming shows at every audience segment, especially women, who are consistently underserved by the Hollywood studios, despite their strong box office stats.

Read More: The full Emmy nominations list

In dramatic contrast, this year’s Emmy contenders put strong women front and center, matching wits and strength with their male co-stars. This »

- Anne Thompson

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Game of Thrones' Carice van Houten Just Shared the Best Throwback Picture

29 June 2016 8:33 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Just call Game of Thrones' Carice van Houten the Red Woman with the jokes. The actress, known for playing Melisandre on the hit HBO fantasy drama, is basically an expert at Twitter. After her character (spoiler alert, but really, don't be on the Internet reading Game of Thrones articles if you're not caught up) brought Kit Harington's Jon Snow back to life, she sent a simple tweet: "Happy now?" with a winking emoji with its tongue out. Her latest post, a throwback to last season (we know, it's not Throwback Thursday, but you can forgive a shadowbinder), is just magical. She posted the image below with the caption: "Awkward farewell presents." Yes, that's a fireplace fire »

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‘Game of Thrones': Will Arya Meet Melisandre Again in Season 7?

27 June 2016 6:48 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Spoiler alert: Do not keep reading if you did not see the Season 6 finale of “Game of Thrones”) The season finale of “Game of Thrones” moved the story along in several major ways, but it could have also set the stage for a reunion between two key characters. Back in Season 3, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) had a brief encounter with Melisandre (Carice van Houten) when she was a guest of the Brotherhood Without Banners. During that meeting, Melisandre prophecized that Arya would kill many people and that they would meet again. Up to this point, the two have been in. »

- Joe Otterson

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'Game of Thrones': Complete Guide to Musician Roles and Cameos

22 June 2016 6:28 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Since its inception, Game of Thrones has had deep ties to real-life musicians. Kristian "Hodor" Nairn has a lengthy career as a guitarist and DJ. The Hold Steady's version of the popular-in-Westeros song "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" appears in the Season Four episode "Walk of Punishment." And Alfie Allen, who plays everyone's favorite humbled eunuch Theon Greyjoy, is the brother of pop star Lily Allen.

But the show has gone beyond that, casting actual recording artists as regular cast members or occasional superfan guests for the benefit of eagle-eyed music fans. »

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Bran from Game of Thrones Explains How Hodor Managed to Carry Him Everywhere (There Was a Trick!)

17 June 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It should come as no surprise to Game of Thrones fans to learn that the cast and crew regularly incorporate a bit of movie/TV-making magic during the production of their hit series. This is a show that involves dragons, White Walkers, and giants, after all. One of the sixth season's more impressive "tricks", however, does not involve any of the fantastical elements above, it involves a manmade dummy of cast member Isaac Hempstead Wright, aka Bran Stark. "They made a life-sized dummy of me," Wright tells People of how the production worked around Wright's growth spurt and his co-star Kristian Nairn's (Hodor! »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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Bran from Game of Thrones Explains How Hodor Managed to Carry Him Everywhere (There Was a Trick!)

17 June 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It should come as no surprise to Game of Thrones fans to learn that the cast and crew regularly incorporate a bit of movie/TV-making magic during the production of their hit series. This is a show that involves dragons, White Walkers, and giants, after all. One of the sixth season's more impressive "tricks", however, does not involve any of the fantastical elements above, it involves a manmade dummy of cast member Isaac Hempstead Wright, aka Bran Stark. "They made a life-sized dummy of me," Wright tells People of how the production worked around Wright's growth spurt and his co-star Kristian Nairn's (Hodor! »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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Send in The Hound: Behind the Game of Thrones Return With Ian McShane

6 June 2016 6:53 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Remember when everybody thought Ian McShane would be responsible for bringing Jon Snow back to life on Game of Thrones because he kept hinting that his character would bring another back? They were wrong, it was Melisandre (Carice van Houten) who revived the dear Lord Commander, but McShane wasn't lying about having a hand in bringing a character back: it was Sandor Clegane aka The Hound (Rory McCann). The Hound was living life away from violence, but death and bloodshed found him once again. According to co-executive producer Bryan Cogman, the character was always going to return, it was just a question of how. "Ian McShane is a New Age ex-warrior with a painful history of violence, and he's found his »

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Carice van Houten: ‘I feel like my back is straightening when I become Melisandre’

5 June 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Game of Thrones star on playing Nazi film director Leni Riefenstahl, getting into character and male nudity

Actor and singer Carice van Houten was born in the Netherlands in 1976. Acclaimed in her own country, where she has won a number of Golden Calf awards, she attracted international attention with her role in Paul Verhoeven’s 2006 film Black Book. Her English-language films include Valkyrie (2008), Repo Men and Black Death (both 2010). Since 2011, she has portrayed Melisandre in Game of Thrones. Now van Houten stars as Nazi film-maker and propagandist Leni Riefenstahl in a new film, Race, about African American athlete Jesse Owens and his impact on the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

What kind of research did you do into Leni Riefenstahl?

I watched a lot of her films, footage, read a lot about her. The more I knew about her the more I wished we could make a whole movie about her alone. »

- Kathryn Bromwich

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Carice van Houten: ‘I feel like my back is straightening when I become Melisandre’

5 June 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Game of Thrones star on playing Nazi film director Leni Riefenstahl, getting into character and male nudity

Actor and singer Carice van Houten was born in the Netherlands in 1976. Acclaimed in her own country, where she has won a number of Golden Calf awards, she attracted international attention with her role in Paul Verhoeven’s 2006 film Black Book. Her English-language films include Valkyrie (2008), Repo Men and Black Death (both 2010). Since 2011, she has portrayed Melisandre in Game of Thrones. Now van Houten stars as Nazi film-maker and propagandist Leni Riefenstahl in a new film, Race, about African American athlete Jesse Owens and his impact on the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

What kind of research did you do into Leni Riefenstahl?

I watched a lot of her films, footage, read a lot about her. The more I knew about her the more I wished we could make a whole movie about her alone. »

- Kathryn Bromwich

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Movie Review – Race (2016)

2 June 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Race (2016)

Directed by Stephan James

Starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten, William Hurt, Eli Goree, Shanice Banton, Barnaby Metschurat, Glynn Turman, Amanda Crew, Adam Zwicker.

Synopsis

This biopic retells the historic moment where a young African-American athlete Jesse Owens came to defy the Nazi’s Aryan ideology.

Anybody familiar with their history will be full acquainted with the athletic icon Jesse Owens (portrayed here by director Stephan James), and what he came to define – in the 1936 Berlin Olympics he had participated in three track and field games, and successfully undermined the Nazi’s the Aryan supremacy by winning the gold. This rhetoric was one that Adolf Hitler and the Reich’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels (Barnaby Metschurat) tried to aggressively propagate to the world. Now filmmaker Stephan James is confident that the audience will come into this picture with that in mind (the marketing does emphasise »

- Matthew Lee

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Race review – reverential middle-of-the-pack drama

2 June 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Stephan James’s committed turn as Jesse Owens stops this grandstanding film about the 1936 Olympics from descending into cheesiness

More marathon than sprint, Stephen Hopkins’ period biopic affords the Jesse Owens story – one of the greatest eff-yous ever recorded in competitive sport – a reverential, middle-of-the-pack treatment: stumbling exposition, grandstanding performers, a thousand yards of rousing speeches and music cues. It’s regrettably typical that Stephan James’s Owens is given a caucasian interlocutor in coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis, reining in the smirks), and that his personal struggles are partially obscured by the negotiations of diplomat Jeremy Irons with a chilly Goebbels (Barnaby Metschurat) and saucy Leni Riefenstahl (Carice van Houten). Still, it raises its game – as drama, spectacle and camp – the closer it gets to the Olympic stadium, where Hitler awaits, muttering darkly in the stands like a Voldemort in epaulettes. That it remains broadly watchable owes much to James’s lean, »

- Mike McCahill

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Game of Thrones Episode 6.5 Recap - Hold the Door

23 May 2016 12:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Game of Thrones continues to thread seminal events in season one to tragic conclusions in season six. Episode five, The Door, answers two of the show's greatest mysteries. The White Walkers creators are revealed, as well as the tragic destiny of Hodor (Kristian Nairn); the benevolent, simpleton giant who has carried and protected Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright). This conclusion was a whopper. The sanctity of The Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow) is shattered as The Night King finally makes his move.

"The Door" begins with Littlefinger (Aiden Gillen) arranging a secret meeting with Sansa (Sophie Turner) in Moles Town. He is surprised that she has brought Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) as security. Sansa bitterly rebukes Littlefinger for delivering her into Ramsey Bolton's (Iwan Rheon) sadistic clutches. She no longer trusts him. Sansa recounts the horrifying abuse. Female characters are brutalized without recourse or discussion. This was a much needed moment in Game of Thrones. »

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The Night's King Revealed in Game of Thrones Episode 6.05 Photos

18 May 2016 3:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It may be hard to believe, but Season 6 of Game of Thrones reaches its halfway point with this week's episode The Door, airing Sunday, May 22 at 9 Pm Et on HBO. Some fans are still in shock over the fiery finale of last week's Book of the Stranger, making the short wait until The Door airs even more excruciating. To help ease your pain, HBO has released seven new photos, which offer some intriguing details, along with our latest look at the villainous Night's King. If you aren't caught up with this season yet, there will be Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

In one of the few early trailers released by HBO before this season debuted, one of the most compelling pieces of footage shown featured Bran Stark turning around to see the Night's King, which happens in one of these new photos. The Night's King first »

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Game of Thrones Season 6 – Episode 4 Review – ‘Book of the Stranger’

16 May 2016 3:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Book of the Stranger

Directed by Daniel Sackheim

Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

Jon & Sansa

How awesome is it to have a section title with those two names together? A genuinely emotional moment for everyone as Sansa (Sophie Turner) rode into Castle Black and gave a loitering, listless Jon (Kit Harington) what he very much needed – not just a reminder of the past, not just a reminder he’s always been a Stark, but a rallying cry; he doesn’t just have a reason to leave behind a Night’s Watch he has no faith in, he has a reason to keep fighting given he knows Rickon is at Ramsay’s mercy, a reason to oddly enough become what he always wanted to be – more than just a bastard (not that he ever was, but we still haven’t seen R+L=J confirmed. It’s coming, it’s coming… »

- Tony Black

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Game of Thrones Star Revealed Jon Snow's Fate Early to a Cop

16 May 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you aren't caught up with this current season of HBO's Game of Thrones, you may want to stop reading now, because there will be numerous Spoilers below. The period between Season 5 and Season 6 was by far the most secretive in the show's history, with the producers failing to confirm any new cast members at Comic Con, one of the show's long-standing traditions. And the network even stopped sending out advanced screeners for the first four episodes like they had done in the past. For many fans, there was one burning question they needed an answer to, regarding the fate of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), and as it turns out, one lucky fan knew before almost everyone else.

The fate of Jon Snow was constantly discussed in the months leading up to Season 6, with Kit Harington and the show's producers constantly insisting that he is in fact dead. The Season »

- MovieWeb

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Horror Highlights: Cured Impressions, Wayward Pines Season 2, Incarnate, Death Follows Preview Pages

16 May 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Jesse Burks and Eric England’s new project, Cured, stars Michael Berryman and Scout Taylor-Compton, and we have photos and impressions of the exorcism short film. In Wayward Pines, there’s one road in and no road out, and another teaser has dropped hyping fans of Fox’s Wayward Pines for the second season that premieres on Wednesday, May 25th. Also: a trailer and release details for Incarnate and six preview pages as well as cover art for the graphic novel Death Follows.

Cured Impressions and Photos: Tied and gagged on a gurney, The Possessed is carted down a hallway by four solemn women. They cart her into a room to see The Surgeon, leaving her writhing below a pair of overhead lights before backing out the door. Eyes wide and wearing a surgical mask and cap, The Surgeon turns around to greet his latest guest. He is accompanied by a tray of tools, »

- Tamika Jones

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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 16-22

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

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's new on Netflix and TV, we've got you covered.

TV Worth Watching

"Castle" (Monday on ABC at 10 p.m.)

This is another gigantic week for TV finales, including the "Mike & Molly" and "Castle" series finales, plus season finales for "Bates Motel," "NCIS," "Chicago Med," "NCIS: New Orleans," "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Chicago Fire," "The Middle," "The Goldbergs," Empire," "Modern Family," "Black-ish," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "The 100," "Grey's Anatomy," "Mom," "The Blacklist," "The Catch," "Grimm," "The Originals," "Shark Tanks," Banshee," "Saturday Night Live," "America's Funniest Home Videos," "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," "Bob's Burgers" and "Mr. Selfridge." Whew! And that's not even counting the two shows below.

On May 16, "Castle" is saying goodbye not just to Stana Katic's Detective Kate Beckett and Tamala Jones's Lanie Parish, who were already announced as leaving, but to the entire show, »

- Gina Carbone

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Bran Stark Faces the Night's King in Game of Thrones Episode 6.5 Preview

16 May 2016 2:02 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Even though it seems like Game of Thrones is just getting started, this season is still almost halfway over, with the airing of tonight's episode Book of the Stranger. Following tonight's epic episode, HBO has debuted a new preview for next week's episode, The Door, which marks the halfway point of the season when it airs one week from today, Sunday, May 22 at 9 Pm Et on HBO. Be warned, if you haven't watched tonight's episode of Game of Thrones, there will be Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

The trailer opens with a reunion many fans had been waiting for, with Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) confronting Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish (Aidan Gillen), asking him if she knew about how treacherous and dangerous her former husband Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) really is. Shortly after Sansa was married to Ramsey, he brutally raped her while forcing Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen »

- MovieWeb

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