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Presenting the 2019 Emmy Nominations!

It might feel like just yesterday that we were celebrating exciting wins for Regina King, Bill Hader, the cast of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and more stars at the 2018 Emmys, but this year's award season is officially here. While there are plenty of familiar faces on the long, long list of worthy candidates, there are also a few surprises. Check out all the nominees below, then get ready for the The Academy of Television Arts & Science's 71st annual Emmy Awards when it airs on Sept. 22 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Related: Game of Thrones Breaks Emmy Nomination Record and Scores Nods For, Well . . . Everyone

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

Bodyguard

Game of Thrones

Killing Eve

Ozark

Pose

Succession

This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series

Veep

Schitt's Creek

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Barry

The Good Place

Fleabag

Russian Doll

Outstanding Limited Series

Escape at Dannemora

Chernobyl

When They See Us
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The Handmaid's Tale: The Cruelest Things Aunt Lydia Has Ever Done

Lydia Clements, known to those in the dystopian society of Gilead in the Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale simply as Aunt Lydia, is a frightening, menacing extremely strict teacher to the handmaids. She is responsible for ensuring that they adhere to the rules of the nation, do their duties, and follow their indoctrination. She takes care of them when they are with child and punishes them when they commit a purported sin.

In the latest episode of the series, currently airing its third season through Hulu, we got to see Aunt Lydia’s backstory, who she was before the takeover, and why she might feel so strongly about Gilead’s warped views on women, family, and life.

Related: The Handmaid’s Tale: Aunt Lydia’s Backstory Explained

Regardless of sometimes showing a softer side, and truly believing that what she does is for the greater good (it’s “God’s
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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Yvonne Strahovski to Star in Chris Pratt’s ‘Ghost Draft’

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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Yvonne Strahovski to Star in Chris Pratt’s ‘Ghost Draft’
“The Handmaid’s Tale” star Yvonne Strahovski has closed a deal to star in Chris Pratt’s sci-fi film “Ghost Draft,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Chris McKay (“Lego Batman”) is directing the Skydance project. “Ghost Draft,” a working title, is written by Zach Dean and is about a man who is drafted to fight in a future war which forces him to confront his past. Strahovski will play a woman Pratt meets in the future.

Producers are David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, David Goyer, Jules Daly and Adam Kolbrenner. Matt Grimm is overseeing the project for Skydance.

Production is set to begin this summer.

Also Read: 'Handmaid's Tale': Yvonne Strahovski on Serena's 'Fantasy' Life in DC and 'Brutal' Breakup With June

Strahovski currently stars in “The Handmaid’s Tale” as Serena Joy, for which she received an Emmy nomination in 2018. She most recently starred
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The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Episode 9 Review: Heroic

All actions have consequences and June had to learn the hard way on The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Episode 9 that she was not the exception to that rule.

June has got by with a lot more than any of the other girls have, but not this time.

This time she was forced to her knees at the foot of Ofmatthew's bed and made to stay there.

We learned in The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Episode 8 that Ofmatthew's real name is Natalie.

I feel like Natalie would have been a more fitting title for this episode seeing as most of it was spent in her hospital room, and June and Janine were finally referring to her by her real name.

The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Episode 8 Review: Unfit

I don't like referring to the girls by their Gilead given name, so I was happy to finally learn her true name.

Natalie had a life
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Presenting the 2019 Emmy Nominations!

Presenting the 2019 Emmy Nominations!
It might feel like just yesterday that we were celebrating exciting wins for Regina King, Bill Hader, the cast of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and more stars at the 2018 Emmys, but this year's award season is officially here. While there are plenty of familiar faces on the long, long list of worthy candidates, there are also a few surprises. Check out all the nominees below, then get ready for the The Academy of Television Arts & Science's 71st annual Emmy Awards when it airs on Sept. 22 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Related: Game of Thrones Breaks Emmy Nomination Record and Scores Nods For, Well . . . Everyone

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

Bodyguard

Game of Thrones

Killing Eve

Ozark

Pose

Succession

This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series

Veep

Schitt's Creek

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Barry

The Good Place

Fleabag

Russian Doll

Outstanding Limited Series

Escape at Dannemora

Chernobyl

When They See Us
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No, Big Little Lies, Stranger Things, and The Handmaid's Tale Did Not Get Snubbed by the 2019 Emmys

No, Big Little Lies, Stranger Things, and The Handmaid's Tale Did Not Get Snubbed by the 2019 Emmys
Don't get yourself too worked up just yet! You may not have been able to spot Stranger Things, Big Little Lies, or The Handmaid's Tale—three of the biggest shows of the year—amongst the 2019 Emmy nominees, which were just announced (and which you can see below), but do not worry, because there's a very good reason, and it all has to do with airdate. The rules are somewhat complicated, but generally, the majority of episodes of a show must air in primetime between June 1 of the previous year and May 31 of the current year, though shows are also eligible if episodes were made available to voters before June, and then aired in June. Variety has the full rundown of the Emmy organization's...
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2019 Emmy Nominations Predictions: Game of Thrones, Veep and More Surefire Bets

It's Emmys time, which means there are going to be a few select very happy people and fans, and quite a few broken hearts. We've already told you our dream Emmy nominations, now it's time to talk realistic predictions. Veep, which sat out last year's race, is back for its final season and you can expect the HBO comedy will clean up in nominations. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who has won six Emmys for playing Selina Meyer, will be nominated for her performance once again. Last year's winner, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan, is sure to receive a nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category alongside Louis-Dreyfus. In the Drama category, The Handmaid's Tale and...
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With Their White Feminist Bias, TV’s Prestige Dramas Continue to Fail

With Their White Feminist Bias, TV’s Prestige Dramas Continue to Fail
[Editor’s note: Spoilers below for the current seasons of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Big Little Lies,” and the final season of “Game of Thrones.”]

If we’re going to talk about white feminism on television, the conversation begins and ends with the Lincoln Memorial.

In the sixth episode of Season 3 of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” June (Elisabeth Moss) and her former “family” made up of Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and wife Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) take a little trip down to Washington, D.C. on a diplomatic mission and in the process stop by the National Mall, now undone by the fall of the United States as we know it and the rise of the totalitarian government known as Gilead.

During a quiet moment of respite, June stands at the foot of the now destroyed statue of Lincoln at his namesake memorial, gazing sorrowfully at the desecration when she is joined by Serena. The pair devolve into aimless bickering.

It’s
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The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Episode 8 Review: Unfit

We've all been wondering who Aunt Lydia was before becoming one of Gilead's brutal and ruthless Aunts, and The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Episode 8 delivered.

Well, for the most part. As interested as I was in her life before, I would like to have seen her transition under Gilead's' rule as well.

However, after getting a glimpse into her backstory, I think she probably adapted quite well.

Aunt Lydia's past as a family law attorney turned fourth-grade school teacher was a bit surprising.

I expected her to have been the warden at a prison, or the very least, a correctional officer.

Aunt Lydia always had a desire to help children, and based on her conversation with the school principal, Jim, I assume her reason for becoming a teacher was to reach more children.

When we're introduced to Ryan, a little boy in Miss. Clements' fourth-grade class whose mother is running late to pick him up,
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Marvel’s ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ Series Recruits ‘John Wick’ Writer Derek Kolstad

When we last reported on Marvel's Falcon and the Winter Soldier series, Captain America: Civil War stars Daniel Brühl and Emily Van Camp were in talks to join Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, and veteran TV helmer Kari Skogland (The Handmaid's Tale) had just signed on to direct from a script by Malcolm Spellman (Empire). Well, it seems that Spellman will be getting a helping hand from none other than Derek Kolstad, the man who created the Baba Yaga, aka John Wick. TheWrap broke the news and Collider has since confirmed that Kolstad is now involved with …
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The Handmaid's Tale Just Dove Into Aunt Lydia's Backstory, and It's Pretty Twisted

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Did you ever think you'd see the day Aunt Lydia would sing "Islands in the Stream" and get it on with an elementary school principal on The Handmaid's Tale? In season three, the dystopian Hulu series finally gives us a glimpse into Aunt Lydia's past as a fourth-grade teacher named Ms. Clements. Earning her an Emmy, Ann Dowd's performance as Gilead's draconian rule enforcer can only be described with a chef's kiss. Now, Lydia, definitely not dead after her heated encounter with Emily, finally has a backstory, and it's just as twisted as you'd expect. Here's your fair warning that there are spoilers ahead!

In the episode "Unfit," Lydia contemplates her past as she punishes June for her latest brawl with Ofmatthew. In her flashback, we first see Lydia inside a classroom with her student Ryan as she calls his mother, Noelle, a waitress. She plans to take him home,
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The Handmaid's Tale Just Dove Into Aunt Lydia's Backstory, and It's Pretty Twisted

The Handmaid's Tale Just Dove Into Aunt Lydia's Backstory, and It's Pretty Twisted
Did you ever think you'd see the day Aunt Lydia would sing "Islands in the Stream" and get it on with an elementary school principal on The Handmaid's Tale? In season three, the dystopian Hulu series finally gives us a glimpse into Aunt Lydia's past as a fourth-grade teacher named Ms. Clements. Earning her an Emmy, Ann Dowd's performance as Gilead's draconian rule enforcer can only be described with a chef's kiss. Now, Lydia, definitely not dead after her heated encounter with Emily, finally has a backstory, and it's just as twisted as you'd expect. Here's your fair warning that there are spoilers ahead!

In the episode "Unfit," Lydia contemplates her past as she punishes June for her latest brawl with Ofmatthew. In her flashback, we first see Lydia inside a classroom with her student Ryan as she calls his mother, Noelle, a waitress. She plans to take him home,
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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Ann Dowd on the Power of ‘Shame and Humiliation’ in Aunt Lydia’s Backstory

  • The Wrap
‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Ann Dowd on the Power of ‘Shame and Humiliation’ in Aunt Lydia’s Backstory
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Wednesday, July 10’s episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 3)

Aunt Lydia’s backstory was finally revealed on this week’s episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” with a story that may actually have you sympathizing for the devil responsible for many of the horrors inflicted upon the Handmaids of Gilead.

Wednesday’s hour of the Hulu drama gave us a glimpse into the former life of Ann Dowd’s Lydia, who once upon a time was an elementary school teacher with deeply Christian values and a deep concern for her young students. Lydia takes an interest in one little boy, Ryan (Ian Ho), in particular and his mother, Noelle, who isn’t doing a fantastic job of parenting him. When Noelle (played by Emily Althaus) and Lydia grow close due to Lydia’s desire to help her improve, the young mother encourages Lydia
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Saw Reboot Director Teases Start of Production with First Set Photo

Saw Reboot Director Teases Start of Production with First Set Photo
Filming is underway on the Saw Reboot and director Darren Lynn Bousman has shared the first set photo. We first head back in may that Chris Rock, yes the very famous comedian Chris Rock, had partnered up with Lionsgate for a fresh take on the long-running franchise. Things got much more interesting earlier this week when it was revealed that Samuel L. Jackson will be joining Rock amongst the cast. While many details are still being kept under wraps, Bousman did offer us the tiniest of looks at the action.

At this point, with things being so secretive, Darren Lynn Bousman, who previously directed Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV, can't show us much. He did, however, share an image of the clapboard from the set. The background is blurred out, so we can't ascertain too much about what's going on. But the board does have the working title "The Organ Donor" on it,
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'The Handmaid's Tale' Delivers Damage in "Unfit" Origin Story

[This story contains spoilers through season three, episode eight of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.]

Throughout season three, The Handmaid's Tale has pushed June (Elisabeth Moss) deeper into the heart of the resistance against Gilead — and in the season's eighth episode, June pushes right back against the dystopian nation, with devastating impact.

In "Unfit," June rails against Ofmatthew (Ashleigh Lathrop), a fellow handmaid who follows Gilead's ways to the letter — so much so that she's responsible for the death of the Martha assigned to care for June's daughter, Hannah (Jordana Blake)....
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Costume Designer on the Telling Details Within Gilead’s Wardrobes

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Costume Designer on the Telling Details Within Gilead’s Wardrobes
Now halfway through its third season, things on Hulu’s nightmarish exploration of existence in a misogynistic, totalitarian state “The Handmaid’s Tale” are as tense as they’ve ever been. Though things continue to be dire inside Gilead, the series has found new storytelling opportunities by expanding the show’s vision, taking the show — literally — on the road to Washington, D.C. and in the process, expanding the scope of the whole of Gilead.

And, most importantly, introducing a ton of fantastic new costumes.

Series costume designer Natalie Bronfman served as the show’s costume supervisor and buyer through the first two seasons, before taking over as designer this season. Bronfman welcomed IndieWire to the show’s set in April and offered insights into her process and the sheer volume of costumes the season demanded.

For instance, in “Under His Eye,” viewers see Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and his
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New Saw Movie Begins Shooting, Cast & Character Details Revealed

New Saw Movie Begins Shooting, Cast & Character Details Revealed
The Saw Reboot has officially kicked off production! We first learned back in May that comedian Chris Rock, rather surprisingly, had partnered with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures to revamp the long-running horror franchise. Now we have word that filming is underway, with Samuel L. Jackson confirmed to be amongst the new cast members. Not only that, but it's also been confirmed that this sequel will be part of the ongoing canon.

Plot details are still largely being kept under wraps, but Chris Rock will play a cop investigating a series of violent crimes. Samuel L. Jackson is on board as his father. Max Minghella (The Handmaid's Tale) will play Rock's Partner, William Schenk. Lastly, Marisol Nichols (Riverdale) will play police captain Angie Garza, who serves as Rocks' boss. Joe Drake, chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, had this to say in a statement.

"We think Samuel L. Jackson
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Samuel L. Jackson to Star in Chris Rock’s ‘Saw’ Reboot

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Samuel L. Jackson to Star in Chris Rock’s ‘Saw’ Reboot
Samuel L. Jackson has joined Chris Rock in Lionsgate’s upcoming “Saw” reboot.

Production has officially begun on the film, in which Rock will play a police detective investigating a series of grizzly crimes. Jackson will portray Rock’s father. Max Minghella, who stars in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and recently directed “Teen Spirit,” also joins the cast as the partner of Rock’s character. “Riverdale” actress Marisol Nichols will play a police captain.

Lionsgate is keeping details of the plot under wraps other than saying it will offer deviously treacherous traps, clever clues and the edge-of-the-seat suspense that fans expect.

“We think Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock along with Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols make this film completely special in the ‘Saw’ canon and we can’t wait to unleash this unexpected and sinister new story on fans of this franchise. This is next level of ‘Saw’ on full tilt,
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The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Episode 7 Review: Under His Eye

It is back to business as usual on The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Episode 7 after June and Aunt Lydia return from their trip to D.C.

Aunt Lydia has reclaimed her position as reining tormenter to the handmaids, while June is back to making reckless decisions and showing little concern for the consequences that may follow.

There was not very much progress made on "Under His Eye," and I don't know about everyone else, but I'm ready for an uprising!

June's conversation with the Mckenzies' Martha at Loaves and Fishes proved to be somewhat fruitful as she gifted her with a few shards of information:

There is a guard at Hannah's school that could help June to see her daughter, and Hannah's new moniker is Agnes.

The information about the guard ultimately proved useless, as he was not even on duty when June showed up, but the consequences of her
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'Handmaid's Tale' Costume Designer Breaks Down "Fascist New Year's Eve Party" Looks

'Handmaid's Tale' Costume Designer Breaks Down
[The following story contains spoilers for "Under His Eye," the seventh episode of the third season of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.]

The Handmaid’s Tale costume designer Natalie Bronfman talked to The Hollywood Reporter in advance of the release of season three’s seventh episode (“Under His Eye”) on Wednesday, July 3. Bruce Miller’s Emmy-winning Hulu series, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, takes the female characters to bold new places this season as they fight the totalitarian regime in Gilead; their suppression and moments of freedom are reflected ...
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