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694 nominations. 162 wins.
No network has so dominated a category at the Emmy Awards as HBO has TV movies. Its unprecedented run dates back to 1993 with a double win for “Barbarians at the Gate” and “Stalin”; since then, it’s lost just four times.
This year, it has two high-profile contenders — “The Wizard of Lies,” starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” headlined by Oprah Winfrey — as part of the cabler’s overall 111 nominations. Poised to play spoiler are a new iteration of PBS’ “Sherlock” (which won last year) and the “San Junipero” episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror.”
“If you look at the category, we know there are a lot of things that maybe aren’t necessarily movies,” says HBO Films president Len Amato, a not-so-thinly veiled slight against the stand-alone episode of “Black Mirror.” “But we just continue to play our game.”
- Debra Birnbaum
Exclusive: Ross Katz, the producer behind Lost in Translation and Taking Chance, is set to direct a film adaptation of Nick Blaemire's modern musical A Little More Alive. Blaemire, who wrote the music and lyrics for Broadway musical Glory Days and appeared as an actor in shows such as The Big C and The Good Wife, wrote the book, music and lyrics for the stage production of A Little More Alive. He also writes the screenplay for the feature. Tony Award winner Hunter Arnold… »
2 items from 2017
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