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Emmy Predictions, Round 1: Key & Peele (& John & Ninja) — Screen Talk, Emmys Edition
27 July 2016 9:50 AM, PDT
It’s Week 1 of Screen Talk Emmys predictions! Anne Thompson and Michael Schneider debate the leaders in the Variety Sketch, Variety Talk and Reality Competition categories. Will long-time fave “The Amazing Race” or a surprise newcomer beat last year’s “The Voice?” Will John Oliver run away as the only “Daily Show” grad in the race? Will “Key & Peele” be the favorites with their last chance to win?
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- Steve Greene
Toronto Film Festival 2016: What Films Will Contend For Oscar Gold After Tiff Premieres
26 July 2016 9:05 AM, PDT
The Toronto Film Festival, which runs September 8-18, announced its lineup today with a ton of potential Oscar contenders — but it’s not the only showcase that some of them will have in the fall. Tiff has been sensitive of late about Labor Day weekend rival Telluride’s annual panoply of unannounced Oscar contenders. However, the two film events work in concert, as the earlier well-curated festival — attended by a small coterie of influencers — builds buzz for the later, sprawling Tiff, with its larger mass of junket media, including the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which votes on the Golden Globes.
Venice debuts many awards contenders as well, but American awards pundits are in Telluride, where many Oscar calls are made (“The King’s Speech,” “12 Years a Slave”) and surprises »
- Anne Thompson
‘Homeland’ Director Lesli Linka Glatter is Fearless (Emmy Video)
25 July 2016 3:01 PM, PDT
It isn’t news when Lesli Linka Glatter earns another Emmy nomination for directing “Homeland” (Showtime) — this time, she’s gotten two, as well as sharing Best Drama with showrunners Alex Ganza and Howard Gordon and the other executive producers.
From the start, Glatter has deployed the rigorous discipline she learned from being a modern dance choreographer to meticulously preparing everything she does, from storyboards to character analysis.
After her AFI women’s directing program short was nominated for an Oscar in 1985, Steven Spielberg hired her to direct an episode of “Amazing Stories,” a huge-scale World War II battle sequence with soldiers storming a beach and 150 extras. Then there was nothing she couldn’t do. While she went on to direct the 1995 teen classic “Now and Then,” she has found more nourishment from television than movies.
- Anne Thompson