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The Star-Studded Farewell Episode — Screen Talk, Emmys Edition

24 August 2016 3:34 PM, PDT

Well, here we are at the finale! With the end of Emmys voting on the horizon, Anne Thompson and Michael Schneider bring the rest of their predictions to a close. This week, the dramas, TV movies and limited series are front and center. Will HBO continue their run with an “All the Way” win? Have enough people seen “Mr. Robot” to continue the show’s surprise run? Which showrunner will walk away with the drama writing prize? Time to complete the collection with the last of the 2016 Emmys Screen Talk episodes.

Listen to the full episode above.

Screen Talk is available on iTunes. You can subscribe here or via RSS. Share your feedback with Thompson and Schneider on Twitter or sound off in the comments. Browse previous installments here, review the show on  and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific »


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‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’: Why Sarah Paulson Will Win Best Actress Emmy (Video)

22 August 2016 1:46 PM, PDT

It was the first day of shooting on FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” and Sarah Paulson was anxious.

Why? Because she had not auditioned for the role. Her “American Horror Story” executive producer Ryan Murphy, who is also behind “American Crime Story,” had offered her the part.

Now, Paulson is considered the frontrunner for Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series, and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” has been nominated for a whopping 22 Emmys. And in hindsight, it’s hard to believe that Paulson, who has been plying her craft as a working actress for 20 years, was worried that she would pass muster as Marcia Clark.

“I really fear walking onto the set and having them go, ‘oops!'” she confessed during our video interview at the recent Television Critics Association confab, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. “When you’re auditioning, you know you »


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Nyff 2016 Adds Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,’ His Ambitious 4K Fast Frame Narrative Feature

22 August 2016 10:04 AM, PDT

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has added, as expected, Ang Lee’s latest technological advance, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”  The special world premiere presentation of the film will screen on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square. The Nyff presents the first public screening of a full-length narrative film shot in 4K, native 3D at the ultra high rate of 120 frames-per-second.

At CinemaCon, Sony studio chairman Tom Rothman, much as he did when he introduced Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” — in his old guise at Fox — in 2012 as a potential Oscar contender and game-changer, launched the Sony show with Lee’s follow-up, a true-life drama about an Iraq War vet who is turned into a hero. Kristen Stewart co-stars as his sister. Nyff opener “Life of Pi” went on to win Lee the Best Director Oscar; Sony will push for Lee’s new film as an Oscar contender. »


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