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Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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Last Year’s Winner: Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: While a number of actors have won this category twice, we haven’t seen a repeat victor since Ray Walston won for “Picket Fences” in 1995 and 1996. That streak will continue at least one more year, given last year’s winner is ineligible in 2017.

Fun Fact: “The West Wing” won this category four times with four different actors: Richard Schiff (2000), Bradley Whitford (2001), John Spencer (2002), and Alan Alda (2006).

With “Game of Thrones” ineligible, this field is wide open. Only three of last year’s six nominees are eligible to earn another nomination in 2017 — Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”), Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), and Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan”) — meaning even if all three get back in, we’re going to see some new blood this year…

…starting with John Lithgow. The beloved Emmys presence (a five-time winner and 11-time nominee »


- Ben Travers

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Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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Last Year’s Winner: Dame Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: After nabbing one nomination in 2013 (Emilia Clarke) and 2014 (Lena Headey), “Game of Thrones” expanded in subsequent years to two nominations in 2015 and three in 2016 (when Maisie Williams snagged her first nod).

Fun Fact: Only two actresses have won this category more than twice: Ellen Corby for “The Waltons” (three times) and Nancy Marchand for “Lou Grant” (four times).

With “Game of Thrones” out of contention and the great Dame Maggie Smith’s “Downton Abbey” over, only two of last year’s nominees are eligible again in 2017: Maura Tierney in “The Affair” and Constance Zimmer in “UnREAL.” Both are coming off their first Emmy nominations, but both of their TV shows lost a bit of buzz in their follow-up seasons. Neither are guarantees (though certainly deserving).

So, who’s going to fill all these slots? There’s no shortage of options. »


- Ben Travers

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Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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Last Year’s Winner: Louie Anderson, “Baskets

Still Eligible: Yes.

Hot Streak: There hasn’t been a back-to-back winner in the category since Jeremy Piven won three years in a row for “Entourage.”

Fun Fact: Tony Hale, Ty Burrell, and Eric Stonestreet have all won twice in the past seven years, but never consecutively.

Last year saw two “Veep” supporting actors land nods, but let’s see if we can get a few more in 2017. In addition to Tony Hale (who’s won twice in the past four years) and Matt Walsh (who snagged his first nod in 2016), Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, and Gary Cole are all more than deserving of some TV Academy love. Sure, that would take up five of the six slots, but can we really argue against any of them?

Those willing to try include last year’s winner Louie Anderson, who returns stronger than ever »


- Ben Travers

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‘The Magicians’’ Grand, Expensive Musical Tribute to ‘Les Miserables’ Won’t Be Its Last

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The Magicians” went into battle on Wednesday night and pulled out the ultimate weapon: a Broadway musical song.

In the episode, Fillory’s High King Eliot (Hale Appleman) is about to enter into mortal combat with the King of Lauria, who has never been defeated. Eliot’s right-hand magician and partner in every crime imaginable Margo (Summer Bishil) gives him a pep talk and reminisces about how well he did in a production of “Les Miserables.” Inspired by that success, she used magic to force him and others to perform the number “One Day More” from the musical in order to get him pumped up for his duel.

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“I just had this idea that going into a life and death battle, there is a great tradition in feudal societies of soldiers »


- Hanh Nguyen

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MPAA Report Says Non-White Audiences are Growing, While Women Drive Blockbusters

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Breaking a tradition that goes back to the Jack Valenti era, MPAA Chairman Christopher Dodd will not attend the upcoming CinemaCon exhibitors’ convention, citing personal commitments. That means John Fithian, president and CEO of the National Association of Theater Owners, will have to make the state of the industry speech solo on Tuesday at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. However, he and Dodd spoke with press on Wednesday via conference call to announce the MPAA’s early release of their annual Theatrical Market Statistics report for 2016.

We knew that box office was virtually flat in 2016: Global box office returns reached $38.6 billion, up just 1 percent from 2015, while in North America, receipts rose by 2 percent to $11.4 billion. However, MPAA 2016 statistics reveal some seismic changes. It supports an increased focus on the domestic market and movies that appeal to women and minorities, which are growing while white audiences decline.

Let’s do the 2016 numbers. »


- Anne Thompson

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7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In April, Including ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ and ‘Casting JonBenet’

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The hits keep on coming from your friendly neighborhood streaming giant, Netflix, which announced a fresh round of titles hitting the airwaves next month. Ranging from never-before-streamed comedy specials to historical classics to critically acclaimed kids’ films, these titles are sure to keep you cooped up and entertained throughout mud season. Enjoy.

1. “Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin'” (available April 1)

The first of only four specials ever filmed by the legendary comedian, this 45-minute stand-up set from 1978 was released on VHS in 1985 and has never been available to stream before (legally). Almost universally revered by comedians of all stripes, this special has stayed relatively obscure due to an uneven performance from Pryor. Still, you can learn from a genius even on a bad day.

2. “Across the Universe” (available April 1)

Even Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess anchor this visually enchanting Beatles movie musical from visionary Broadway director and choreographer Julie Taymor (“Titus »


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Bobby Farrelly Outlines His Problem With Modern Comedy: People Are ‘Thin Skinned’ and ‘Sensitive’

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Bobby Farrelly has spent a quarter century in comedy, and the co-director of films like “Dumb and Dumber” and “There’s Something About Mary” says the world’s sense of humor has become increasingly touchy.

“People are very thin-skinned about a lot of subjects,” he said, speaking at Idaho’s Sun Valley Film Festival, held March 15-19. “You can’t even joke about them. These aren’t the days of Lenny Bruce, when you could try a bunch of different things and break rules. Now, people are sensitive. But I think it’ll change. It’s a cyclical thing. Someone will come along who’s doing it differently, a modern-day Joan Rivers who can make people laugh about being sensitive.”

Read More: How Two Brothers Directed One Film With a Singular Vision

Another change Farrelly noted is the shrinking number of names that matter as comedy box office draws. It »


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‘Teachers’: Why Six Bold Women Named Katie Aren’t Afraid to Get Ugly for Great Comedy

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If you’re wondering what the future of women in comedy might look like, consider Caitlin Barlow’s armpits. “We’re painting my armpit hair on for this episode,” she said to IndieWire. “I grew it out for a week, but it wasn’t dark enough.”

That’s just one example of the sort of creative choice made regularly in the course of making “Teachers,” the bold, profane and hilarious comedy created by sketch comedy group the Katydids and executive produced by Ian Roberts and Jay Martel (“Key and Peele”). Having just wrapped the first half of its second season, the TV Land series features Katydids members Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Kathryn Renee Thomas as an eclectic group of educators who work at an elementary school, doing their best not to warp young minds with their outrageous behavior.

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‘Salt and Fire’ Exclusive Clip: Michael Shannon and Gael Garcia Bernal Unite to Save the World in Werner Herzog’s Thriller

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Salt and Fire” premiered last year at the Shanghai International Film Festival, before screening in the Special Presentations section during the Toronto International Film Festival. Now, the thriller written and directed by Werner Herzog (“Queen of the Desert”) is ready for its theatrical debut in April.

Read More: ‘Salt and Fire’ Trailer: Werner Herzog and Michael Shannon Team Up In New Eco-Thriller

Based on the story “Aral” by journalist and fiction writer Tom Bissell, the film follows ecologists Laura (Veronica Ferres) and Dr. Fabio Cavani (Gael Garcia Bernal) who travel to the South American country of Bolivia to research an impending volcanic eruption. Once there, they are kidnapped by Matt Riley (Michael Shannon) and his henchmen. Eventually, both sides must come together to prevent the volcano from destroying everything in its path.

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The exclusive clip sees Dr. »


- Yoselin Acevedo

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David Lynch and Kyle MacLachlan Start the ‘Twin Peaks’ Reunion Early in New Short Film — Watch

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May 21. Is there a more important date this year? The return of “Twin Peaks” is now under two months away, and we’re getting extremely anxious over any new footage, trailers, clips or posters that could possibly drop over the next several weeks. David Lynch has gone on record saying nothing will be revealed until the first episode airs, so consider the new short film “A New Sunrise Over Sunset” a gift.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’: How David Lynch Kept Details of the Year’s Biggest Revival a Secret Even From His Own Cast

The five-and-a-half minute short has absolutely nothing to do with “Twin Peaks,” but it does bring Lynch and star Kyle MacLachlan back together and throw them into quite a surreal space. Sound familiar? The short debuted this week as a joint production between the David Lynch Foundation and Dazed Media. The two groups partnered to »


- Zack Sharf

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Brie Larson to Play First Female Presidential Nominee Victoria Woodhull in Amazon Drama Film

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Oscar winner Brie Larson has lined up another exciting gig. Deadline reports the actress will produce and star in ‘Woodhull,” a biopic about the suffragette Victoria Woodhull and her journey in becoming the country’s first woman to run and be nominated for President. Woodhull earned a nomination in 1872, four decades before women had the right to vote, and her story is even more relevant following Hillary Clinton’s Presidential run last year.

Read More: Brie Larson on Not Clapping for Casey Affleck at the Oscars: The Moment ‘Spoke for Itself’

Amazon Studios has acquired the film in a package deal, which also includes screenwriter Ben Kopit and producers Lloyd Braun and Andrew Mittman. No director is currently attached to the project.

Larson can currently be seen in “Kong: Skull Island” and will hit theaters again April 21 in Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire.” She recently wrapped production on her directorial debut “Unicorn Store, »


- Zack Sharf

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2017 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations: ‘Ellen’ and ‘The View’ Among Nomineees

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The National Academy of Television has announced the nominations for the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards. “The Young and the Restless” leads the pack with 25 nods, including Outstanding Drama Series, two bids for Outstanding Lead Actress for Gina Tognoni and Jess Walton, and two for Outstanding Lead Actor for Peter Bergman and Kristoff St. John.

Competing for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show are “The View,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Maury,” “Live With Kelly,” and “The Talk.” The ladies of “The View” are also in the run for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts.

The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will take place April 30, in Pasadena, California. See below the nominees in the main categories.

Outstanding Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of Our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Actress

Nancy Lee Grahn — Alexis, General Hospital

Gina Tognoni — Phyllis, The Young and the Restless

Heather TomKatie, The Bold and the Beautiful »


- Yoselin Acevedo

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’Twin Peaks’: How David Lynch Kept Details of the Year’s Biggest Revival a Secret Even From His Own Cast

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David Lynch has notoriously kept any information about the “Twin Peaks” revival a secret, so much so that even Showtime has had to go to great lengths to come up with creative ways to promote the series.

In a profile with GQ, Watts called shooting with Lynch “a game of guessing and torture, but in a sort of pleasant way, and then not knowing becomes part of the fun.”

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In the interview, Lynch, the cast and even writing partner Mark Frost some of the ways the auteur has fanatically kept his secrecy about the project:

1. Don’t Even Tell the Cast the Revival Is Happening: Most of the returning cast members had no clue that “Twin Peaks” was returning until they read about the news online and emailed Lynch. His response? “I’ll »


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‘Deadpool 2’: Michael Shannon is the New Frontrunner to Play Cable Opposite Ryan Reynolds

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Michael Shannon could finally be ready to return to blockbuster filmmaking. The 42-year-old Oscar nominee is the early frontrunner to star as Cable opposite Ryan Reynolds in the highly anticipated “Deadpool 2,” The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Other names in contention also include David Harbour (best known as Sheriff Hopper in “Stranger Things”), but sources say Shannon is currently sitting at the very top of the shortlist.

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Cable, a mutant who harbors psychic powers, is one of the biggest new additions to the “Deadpool” movie franchise, which is bringing on a lot more mutants this time around. Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”) joined the film earlier this month in the role of Domino. Shannon hasn’t been a major player in blockbusters over the years. His role in “Deadpool 2” would follow in the footsteps of “Jonah Hex” and »


- Zack Sharf

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‘Love Actually’ Sequel: First Trailer for Short Film Asks Which Cast Members Have Aged the Best

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Red Nose Day Actually,” the short film sequel to “Love Actually,” has released a teaser trailer featuring 11 members of the cast from the original film. The project is part of Red Nose Day, a charity event aimed at ending child poverty that involves people wearing red noses to raise money and awareness.

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In the trailer, “Love Actually” cast members hold up cue cards the same way Andrew Lincoln’s character of Mark did in the film. “Tune in to see what happened to everyone, and, amongst other things, which one of us has aged best,” the cue cards read. The actors in the video are Lincoln, Hugh Grant, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightly, Lucia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson, Bill Nighy and Rowan Atkinson.

“Over the years I’ve »


- Graham Winfrey

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Charlie Hunnam, the Original Christian Grey, Explains Why He Still Hasn’t Seen ‘Fifty Shades’

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When Charlie Hunnam backed out of starring as Christian Grey in 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey,” due to what Universal cited as a scheduling conflict with his FX motorcycle drama “Sons Of Anarchy,” fans of E. L. James’ erotic romance novel were left wondering what really happened. Now, in an interview with Elle Magazine, the actor has opened up about the film he passed on.

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“I haven’t,” the actor answered when asked if he had seen the films. “I developed a friendship with [‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ director Sam Taylor-Johnson], but that was a somewhat traumatic experience for me. I didn’t want to open that wound.”

The actor also opened up about filming sex scenes. “I try to be sensitive to the fact that we’re doing something intimate, but also keep a clear boundary, »


- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Fargo’ Season 3 Trailer: Watch Ewan McGregor Talk to Himself in First Full-Length Look at Year 3

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Fargo” has been teasing us endlessly with cryptic, 10-second teasers for its hotly-anticipated third chapter, but the FX anthology series has finally released a legitimate trailer.

And it does not disappoint.

While light on spoilers (thankfully, in our humble opinion), the charming cast is out in full force for the minute-long spot. With a two-for-one deal on Ewan McGregor — sporting a springy perm as Emmit Stussy and an impressive bald cap as his twin brother Ray — and Carrie Coon’s Gloria Burgle hunting down criminals, the new trailer (below) offers our best look yet at what’s to come in “Year 3.”

We’ve got official photos below (and even more in the gallery above) as well as the trailer, but here’s FX’s official synopsis, in case you’ve missed it:

Set in 2010, the third installment of Fargo centers on “Emmit” and his slightly younger brother “Ray Stussy” (Ewan McGregor). Emmit, »


- Ben Travers

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Trailer: See Jonah Ray and Patton Oswalt in New Netflix Revival

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Netflix has released the trailer for its revival of “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” The cult favorite is making a big return this April for a 12-episode season on the streaming giant.

Read More: ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Revival Gets First Look Photo, Netflix Release Date

The revival sees some new cast members, including Jonah Ray (The Nerdist Podcast) as the latest unfortunate host who is forced to watch terrible movies, in the company of his robot friends Crow and Tom Servo. Joining Ray in the Satellite of Love, is Felicia Day as evil scientist Kinga Forrester who terrorizes him, assisted by Patton Oswalt as TV’s Son of TV’s Frank. Dan Harmon and Joel McHale of “Community,” and Justin Roiland are among the writers for the revival.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Trollhunters’ Get Mashed-Up In Inspired New Netflix Trailer — Watch

The revival has been funded by a Kickstarter »


- Yoselin Acevedo

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Southpaw Regional Wrestling: John Cena Stars in Hilarious WWE Comedy Miniseries

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WWE may have a digital hit on its hands thanks to a miniseries called “Southpaw Regional Wrestling” that stars John Cena. The video has been viewed roughly 1.5 million times on YouTube and has a 9.6 out of 10 on IMDb through 72 ratings. Here’s the official synopsis from IMDb:

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A mini-series that parodies 80’s southern Wrestling, “Southpaw Regional Wrestling” is a low budget wrestling show set in February 1987 featuring current WWE superstars playing 80’s wrestling stereotypes building up to the PPV “Lethal Leap year.”

The original WWE four-part miniseries introduces itself by claiming to be footage from a video cassette discovered in the WWE archives of a “renegade promotion” called Southpaw Regional Wrestling. Cena stars as Lance Catamaran, a wrestling announcer in the vein of Ron Burgandy who repeatedly hints at an impending emotional collapse.

“What a week it’s been! »


- Graham Winfrey

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‘Shots Fired’: How George Zimmerman’s Acquittal Led to Fox’s Powerful New Series — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

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Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Planet Earth II’ Producers on Showcasing Our Fragile Planet in Troubled Times – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Fox’s “Shots Fired” dives into the explosive subject of race-related police shootings by throwing everything you know about recent real-life incidents up in the air.

The new 10-part series kicks off with a police shooting — but in this case it’s an African-American cop who shoots a young white man. Department of Justice investigators are brought in, and they encounter resistance from everyone, including cops and witnesses.

What really happened? We’ll find out by the end of the series, promise creators and executive producers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood.

Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Stephen Moyer, Mack Wilds, Aisha Hinds, Richard Dreyfuss, Helen Hunt, Jill Hennessy, and Dennis Haysbert are among the stars.

The show originated from something that happened within the Bythewood family, after George »


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