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‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Bpm,’ and ‘Lady Bird’ Lead GLAAD Media Award Nominations — Full List

‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Bpm,’ and ‘Lady Bird’ Lead GLAAD Media Award Nominations — Full List
GLAAD, the world’s largest media advocacy organization for Lgbtq representation, announced the nominees for its 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards Friday. The GLAAD Media Awards honor various branches of media for outstanding representation of the Lgbt community and the issues that affect their lives. On hand to announce live from Park City were “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Wilson Cruz and “Transparent” star Trace Lysette, accomplished Lgbtq activists in their own right.

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Leading the film nominations were Oscar frontrunner “Call Me by Your Name,” “Lady Bird,” and “The Shape of Water.” GLAAD also nominated two gay-themed films that are unlikely to pick up any Oscar nominations, “Battle of the Sexes,” and “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.” The outstanding limited release film category includes “Bpm,” “God’s Own Country,” and “A Fantastic Woman.
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GLAAD Media Awards: This Is Us, Doc McStuffins, Discovery Among Nominees

GLAAD Media Awards: This Is Us, Doc McStuffins, Discovery Among Nominees
Nominees for the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced on Friday at the Sundance Film Festival by Transparent‘s Trace Lysette and Star Trek: Discovery‘s Wilson Cruz, where both actors’ shows were among those meriting nods.

Relatedglaad: TV’s Lgbtq Representation Is at a High But Still Needs More Diversity

Other TV nominees include fist-timers This Is Us, The Handmaid’s Tale, Legion and The Bold Type, the freshly cancelled One Mississippi, Sense8‘s final season and the Will & Grace revival. For the first time this year, GLAAD will honor Lgbtq-inclusive content in Kids & Family Programming, with
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GLAAD Media Awards Nominees: Full List

On Friday morning, GLAAD announced its nominees for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards via a live-stream from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The nominations, presented by “Star Trek: Discovery” star Wilson Cruz and “Transparent” actress Trace Lysette, were streamed on Variety‘s Facebook page.

The organization’s awards honor media for fair, accurate, and and inclusive portrayals of the Lgbtq community across film, television, music, journalism, and comic books. This year’s 141 nominees also include 16 Spanish-language nods.

Among those included in the nominations are films “Call Me by Your Name,” “Lady Bird,” “A Fantastic Woman,” and “Battle of the Sexes,” shows “This Is Us,” “Will & Grace,” “Andi Mack,” and “The Voice,” and artists Halsey, Kesha, and Sam Smith. For the first time, GLAAD will include an outstanding kids & family programming category to recognize shows aimed at a younger audience. Netflix leads the nominations with seven, followed by NBC, CBS, and [link=co
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RuPaul's All Stars Enter the Workroom!

Chris here, champing at the bit to just get RuPaul's Drag Race All Star-ted, already! We are only a week away from a new season of mega-wattage lipsyncs and high stakes before another queen joins previous All Stars winners Alaska Thunderfuck and Chad Michaels in the Drag Race Hall of Fame. We still have no sign of the mystery tenth queen, so we can expect the show to save her for a big reveal as it did last season with the return of Cucu. However, we can expect a slew of guest stars including Titus Burgess, Vanessa Williams, Kristen Chenoweth, and, catch this, Nancy Pelosi!

And to aid our speculation on the eventual winner before the premiere, we've gotten a glimpse at the first looks as the queens enter the workroom. Since we're Drag Race obsessed, let's rundown the best first impressions and rank the looks:
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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Guest Judges Include Nancy Pelosi (Yes, For Real), Vanessa Hudgens, Tituss Burgess and More

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Guest Judges Include Nancy Pelosi (Yes, For Real), Vanessa Hudgens, Tituss Burgess and More
Nancy Pelosi is heading to the Drag Race. The congresswoman will guest judge the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. Vanessa Hudgens, Tituss Burgess, Kristin Chenoweth, Marc Jacobs, Shay Mitchell, Chris Colfer, Vanessa Williams, Adam Lambert, Constance Zimmer, Emma Bunton, Todrick Hall, Garcelle Beauvais, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Nicole Byer will also judge the third season of the VH1 competition series. This is Pelosi's reality show debut. She previously appeared as herself on 30 Rock. Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews return alongside RuPaul, of course. The new season kicks off with a 90-minute premiere on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. on VH1. Expect the two top queens to...
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No Joke: Nancy Pelosi Is Going To Be A Guest Judge On ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’

It’s been on an upward trend for a number of years, but moving to VH1 and a dramatic increase in the number of Emmy nominations (and wins) has brought “RuPaul’s Drag Race” more notoriety, acclaim and respect than at any other time during its 10-year existence. In fact, the show will be saluted at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival with a panel on Friday, Jan. 26, a rare honor for any form of content at the festival.

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RuPaul to star in comedy feature Drag Queens on a Plane

Award-winning production company World of Wonder announces today it is in development on the upcoming scripted comedy feature Drag Queens on a Plane, executive produced by RuPaul Charles and World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Tom Campbell.

From the producers of RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul stars in what is being described as “the most glamorous disaster movie in herstory!” Here’s the logline:

On the maiden voyage of Glamazonian Airways, RuPaul has packed the flight with drag’s finest. But some evil trolls who don’t believe in loving yourself are on board and will do their damnedest to bring the plane down. Can drag’s greatest queens thwart the terrorist’s evil plan?

“We have seen an overwhelming global demand for scripted and unscripted content illuminating the stories within drag culture,” said World of Wonder co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. “What was previously thought
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Here Are the 2018 Critics' Choice Award Winners!

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The Critics' Choice Awards have taken their toll on award season, recognizing the picks of critics in 2017's TV and film. There were a ton of extremely talented nominees, but not everyone can be a winner. While The Shape of Water, Get Out, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri all won big, Call Me by Your Name was once again shut out in the acting categories. On the TV side, it was another big night for the Big Little Lies cast, as well as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Handmaid's Tale! See everyone who took home a Critics' Choice award below. RelatedAward Season Scorecard: How the Buzziest Movies Are Doing So Far Movies Best Picture The Shape of Water Best Actor Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour Best Actress Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Supporting Actor Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Supporting Actress Allison Janney,
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Viceland Renews ‘Most Expensivest’ For Season 2; Extends ‘Trixie & Katya’

Viceland is on a renewing and extending spree. The cable net from Vice Media and A+E Networks announced today that it has renewed hip-hop star 2 Chainz’s Most Expensivest for a second season and extended drag comedy The Trixie & Katya Show for six more episodes. Most Expensivest features the unpredictable Grammy-winning hip-hop superstar 2 Chainz's exploring the culture of excess while Trixie & Katya features RuPaul's Drag Race fan favorites Trixie…
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U.S. Hispanic, Latin American Svod Markets Fuel Imira Entertainment Sales

Madrid — In the run-up to Miami’s Natpe TV trade fair, Imira Entertainment, the top Spanish distributor of kids and family content and part of India’s Toonz Media Group, has unveiled a raft of deals, often inked with Svod platforms.

Recent sales underscore the special relevance of Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market in business at Imira, which has consolidated a strong position as a content provider in these TV regions over the years.

Imira is also showing its sales muscle in Emea territories, where has inked with powerful TV operators such as Discovery, who bought U.K. and Middle Eastern rights to new Toonz co-production series “Smighties” and “Darwin & Newts.” In Italy, Turner picked up Korean studio Samg’s “Vroomiz” for its pre-school TV service Cartoonito.

In the U.S. Hispanic market, Condista, a Florida and California-based TV channels distributor and also a VOD service operator, has taken rights
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‘Stranger Things’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Casts to Appear at PaleyFest 2018 — Full Lineup

The Paley Center for Media has unveiled the lineup for its 35th annual PaleyFest television festival, which will once again feature the casts of some of the most critically acclaimed shows on TV, as well as some fan favorites

The festival will pay tribute to the legendary singer Barbra Streisand in an opening night celebration, honoring her for her work in television, including many Emmy-award winning concert specials. In addition to Streisand, the casts of “Stranger Things,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “Riverdale” will also be featured.

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PaleyFest La benefits the Paley Center’s preservation and archival digitization efforts, and its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on culture and society. The Paley Center is home to the nation’s foremost publicly accessible archives of television and radio content,
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25 Shows to Binge If You Love New York

New York. Yas. Yas. Yas! The city that never sleeps is worth staying up for, especially to binge the most stellar comedies and dramas ever televised.

We can’t get enough of shows set in New York because of the City’s culture, fashion, restaurants, and hustle; not to mention the comedic timing and badass attitude of its talented stars.

And when it comes to television’s most epic series, nobody plays the leading lady quite like New York City herself.

1. Broad City BFFs and diehard New Yorkers, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glaser make each of their days together wild adventures, under the influence of whatever drugs they’re carrying and sexual boundaries they’re crossing. Created by the hilarious Jewish millennials themselves and Executive Produced by Amy Poehler, Broad City is one of the freshest comedies on TV and will take you around the City like no other show on this list.
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‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Wonder,’ ‘Saturday Night Live’ Lead Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Nominations

‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Wonder,’ ‘Saturday Night Live’ Lead Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Nominations
“Darkest Hour” and “Wonder” led all other movie productions with three nominations apiece from the Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Friday. The two films are considered to be in the thick of the makeup and hairstyling Oscar race.

The overall champ across film and TV was “Saturday Night Live” with five mentions.

“Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2” and “I, Tonya” each landed a pair of nominations, while Netflix’s “Bright” received one. The only other film on the Academy’s bake-off shortlist to pick up a notice was “Ghost in the Shell,” for best contemporary make-up.

Victoria & Abdul,” the final Oscar contender, was passed over by the guild in all categories.

Trailing “Saturday Night Live” on the television side was “American Horror Story: Cult” with four nominations, though the FX miniseries’ promotional campaign added two more to the tally in the commercial/music video categories. FX’s “Fargo” also received four nominations.

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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Contestant Avoids Jail in DUI Case, But ...

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"RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant Andrew Bryson won't spend time behind bars in his DUI case, but there are strings attached.   Andrew -- whose drag name is Blair St. Clair -- pled guilty to 1 count of DUI for his March arrest in Indiana. His 365-day jail sentence is suspended, so long as he keeps his nose clean. A clerk at Allen County Superior Court tells TMZ ... Andrew has to complete an alcohol treatment program and
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Year in Review: 17 Wigs From 2017

Each day a new "year in review" angle. Here's Chris Feil...

Perhaps it's the return of RuPaul's Drag Race next month or the fact that we finally have Greta Gerwig in the Oscar race, but we've got wigs on the brain. While Oscar has nailed down the potentially nominated wiggery for the Makeup and Hairstyling category, it's worth reflecting that this year gave us far more glorious wig moments than can be captured in a single Oscar category.

From Michelle Williams's subtle 70s waves in All the Money in the World, the white trash extravaganza of I, Tonya, to The Greatest Showman's candy confections, the movies had us shouting "Wig!" all year long.

Here are 17 memorable moments in wigs in 2017...
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Did S.H.I.E.L.D. Spoil Reveal? Five-0's Best Future Shock? Dynamite Voice Duet? 'Waige' in Danger? And More Qs

Did S.H.I.E.L.D. Spoil Reveal? Five-0's Best Future Shock? Dynamite Voice Duet? 'Waige' in Danger? And More Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Once Upon a Time, Scorpion, The Voice and Major Crimes!

1 | Were you surprised The Ranch‘s audience didn’t have a bigger reaction to Kurtwood Smith calling his former ’70s Show costars “dumbasses”? Wasn’t it fairly predictable that the pipeline deal was going to fall through? And were you surprised by all the jokes the Bennetts made about Russia, assuming the family voted for Trump?

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‘Freak Show’ Trailer: Laverne Cox & Bette Midler Support a Gender-Bending Teen’s Run for Homecoming Queen (Exclusive)

‘Freak Show’ Trailer: Laverne Cox & Bette Midler Support a Gender-Bending Teen’s Run for Homecoming Queen (Exclusive)
Notorious club kid James St. James was canonized in the 2003 film “Party Monster,” which saw an adult Macaulay Culkin return to the screen for the first time since 1994’s “Richie Rich.” In his controversial comeback, based on St. James’ memoir and directed by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” producers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, Culkin played a drug-addled party promoter who becomes embroiled in a murder. Fifteen years later comes “Freak Show,” which is based on the eponymous novel by St. James. “Freak Show” has a lighter take on a similar character, although not one without his demons.

From first-time feature director Trudie Styler, “Freak Show” releases its flashy first trailer today.

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Alex Lawther (“The Imitation Game”) plays Billy Bloom, a teenaged version of Culkin’s Michael Alig. The
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Sundance: Joaquin Phoenix's 'You Were Never Really Here' Joins Lineup

Sundance: Joaquin Phoenix's 'You Were Never Really Here' Joins Lineup
The Sundance Film Festival has added eight new features to its 2018 lineup, including Lynne Ramsay’s new film You Were Never Really Here, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a traumatized veteran who tracks down missing girls. The film originally debuted at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

The fest, which is set to run Jan. 18-28 in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah, also announced a retrospective of VH1’s Emmy-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race, which has just completed its tenth season, with a panel that will include executive producers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, along with Tom Campbell and Pamela...
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Sundance: Wes Anderson VR, Joaquin Phoenix Indie, RuPaul Retrospect Join Lineup

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Sundance: Wes Anderson VR, Joaquin Phoenix Indie, RuPaul Retrospect Join Lineup
Eight feature films, a Wes Anderson VR experience and a RuPaul retrospective have been added to the Sundance 2018 lineup, the Sundance Institute announced Tuesday.

RuPul is set to convene a retrospective of VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and host a panel with executive producers and Sundance Film Festival veterans Randy Barbato and Fenton Baily, alongside Tom Campbell and SVP of Original Programming for MTV, VH1 and Logo Pamela Post. He will also serve as the Next Innovator Award juror and will present the award to his favorite film in the category.

The virtual reality experience, “Isle of Dogs Behind the Scenes.
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Sundance 2018 Adds New Films From Lynne​ ​Ramsay, Hannah Fidell, Tamara​ ​Jenkins, and More

Sundance 2018 Adds New Films From Lynne​ ​Ramsay, Hannah Fidell, Tamara​ ​Jenkins, and More
The Sundance Film Festival has completed the announcement of its slate with today’s addition of ​eight​ ​feature​ ​films,​ ​a​ ​Vr​ ​experience,​ ​the​ ​Next​ ​Innovator’s​ ​Award​ ​juror​, ​and​ ​hosted​ ​retrospectives, all joining the 2018 fest’s lineup today. Notable features that will screen at the festival include the North American premiere of Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here,” featuring Joaquin Phoenix in his Cannes-winning role, along with new films from Hannah Fidell, Tamara Jenkins, and Jonas​ ​Åkerlund. The festival will also play home to a brand-new Vr experience inspired by Wes Anderson’s upcoming stop-motion feature “Isle of Dogs.”

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Additionally, RuPaul​ ​will​ ​convene​ ​a​ ​retrospective​ ​of​ ​VH1’s​ ​Emmy-winning​ ​“RuPaul’s​ ​Drag​ ​Race”​ ​on​ ​the​ ​heels​ ​of​ ​its​ ​tenth​ ​season,​ ​and host​ ​a​ ​panel​ ​with​ ​executive​ ​producers​ ​and​ ​Sundance​ ​Film​ ​Festival
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