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According to a new demographics report released by the Television Academy, there have been significant gains in diversity and representation among new members. The Academy’s membership has grown significantly over the past few years, from 18,686 reported members in 2021 to 23,198 according to the latest report. Of these, 81.4% (or 19,058) of the members
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Pro tip for Screen Actors Guild Awards viewers: Watch it live. That’s because even those Netflix subscribers on the cheaper advertising tier will still get a commercial-free experience when the telecast runs live on Saturday at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. After that initial livestream, however, commercial breaks will be inserted into replays for users
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Jeffrey Wright is finally an Oscar nominee. The actor’s storied career had already brought him under the direction of masters such as Sidney Lumet, Ang Lee, and most recently, newcomer Cord Jefferson in the satirical dramedy “American Fiction.” But with his Oscar nom, Wright says he feels more supported than ever by the Hollywood community
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Oscar nominee America Ferrera has been cast in her next role outside of Barbie World. Ferrera has signed on to star in Oscar nominee Paul Greengrass’ upcoming drama “The Lost Bus” alongside Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey, Variety has learned exclusively. Being developed, produced and distributed by Apple Original Films with an original script by
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Margot Robbie, Idris Elba and Glen Powell are among the 30 presenters announced for the 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards, set to take place on Saturday. Additionally, Emmy and SAG Award winner Jennifer Aniston will present the 59th SAG Life Achievement Award to the legendary actor, singer, producer, writer and director Barbra Streisand. SAG winner
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“Paul Giamatti is our real-life Brad Pitt,” declares actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Giamatti’s Oscar-nominated co-star from “The Holdovers.” And she’s not joking. After all, as Randolph points out, “We can’t all be Brad Pitt, and I mean that in the most positive way.” The actor argues that Giamatti, in roles ranging from Revolutionary War heroes
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Sterling K. Brown made audiences cry as the obsessively responsible Randall Pearson on the hit NBC drama “This Is Us.” Randall wasn’t humorless, exactly, but he was more serious than his siblings Kate and Kevin on the show, and the drama’s most emotional moments often hinged on revealing the cracks in Randall’s tortured facade.  
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When Bonnie Timmermann is helping Ridley Scott or Michael Mann find the perfect person for a role in films like “Black Hawk Down” and “Heat,” she will buy auditioning actors pizza or Chinese food and grill them about their lives and ambitions. Sooner or later, they’ll get around to reading the scenes, but Timmermann has
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Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Cord Jefferson will write and executive produce the upcoming Scarlett Johansson limited series, which serves as her first major television role. The “American Fiction” filmmaker has boarded the Amazon Prime Video adaptation of John Katzenbach’s novel “Just Cause.” Additionally, acclaimed writer John Wells has joined the project, co-writing the series
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The 96th annual Oscar nominees luncheon gathered a vibrant crowd of celebrities, filmmakers and cinephiles at the iconic Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. DeVon Franklin, a Board of Governors member, kicked off the event by announcing the roll call of attendees, starting with the esteemed composer Laura Karpman of “American Fiction” and concluding with
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In case you didn’t know, animation directors are also auteurs. According to Yahoo Finance, the global animation market reached more than $400 billion at the end of 2023. That was up from $391 billion one year before. And yet, animated projects are not automatically covered by the WGA, are separate from the DGA, and are
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Writer, director and actor Bradley Cooper began working on “Maestro” years before the film went into pre-production. One person he turned to early on in that process was his collaborator on his directorial debut (“A Star is Born”), cinematographer Matthew Libatique. On this episode of the award-winning Variety Awards Circuit Podcast, Libatique discusses his process
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When Charlotte Stoudt was approached to take over as showrunner of Apple TV+’s hit “The Morning Show” in Season 3, she couldn’t resist the challenge. “I wasn’t sure I could do it, so I had to try,” she tells Variety, which will honor Stoudt with its showrunner award at the SCAD TVfest in Atlanta on
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Humanitas has started its call for submissions for three of its key honors: the 2024 Humanitas Prizes, the New Voices Fellowship and College Screenwriting Awards. The Humanitas Prizes are awarded to film and television writers, while the Humanitas New Voices Fellowship is a six-month mentorship program for emerging TV and screen writers and the Humanitas
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The Daytime Emmys will no longer include a category devoted to younger performers in a daytime drama. Effective this year, for the 51st Annual Daytime Awards, younger performers will be required to enter lead, supporting or guest categories. The decision to eliminate the younger performers category was one of several rule changes announced Thursday morning
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Taylor Swift (with Vote.org), the Elton John AIDS Foundation, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” CNN, Vice Media, TheGrio and the SiriusXM podcast network are among the winners at the 3rd annual Anthem Awards, Variety has learned exclusively. Also, Matt Damon, Selma Blair, Kevin Bacon and Jesse Tyler Ferguson are among the
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“A&W,” Jack Antonoff, Lana Del Rey and Sam Dew, songwriters (Lana Del Rey) “Anti-Hero,” Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift) “Butterfly,” Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson, songwriters (Jon Batiste) “Dance the Night” (From “Barbie: The Album”) Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Dua Lipa) “Flowers,” Miley Cyrus, Gregory Aldae Hein and Michael Pollack,
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Variety‘s Awards Circuit is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the the official predictions for the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Tony Awards, curated by Variety senior awards editor Clayton Davis. The prediction pages reflect the current standings in the race and do not reflect personal preferences for any individual
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The American Cinema Editors (ACE) have nominated “Anatomy of a Fall,” Killers of the Flower Moon,”“Maestro,” “Oppenheimer” and “Past Lives” in the category of feature film drama for the 74th annual ACE Eddie Awards. “Air,” “Barbie,” “American Fiction,” “Poor Things” and “The Holdovers” received nominations in the best edited comedic feature category. The TV nominees include “The Bear,”
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It was a gloomy Thursday afternoon on Aug. 31, 2017. My wife, Jessica, and I were sitting in a doctor’s office, waiting to speak with a the nurse practitioner who specializes in child development, who would tell us the results of her observation with our two-year-old son, Noah. She’d asked various questions regarding what he
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“Oppenheimer” has surged ahead of its competition, potentially becoming one of the most dominant Oscar winners since “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008), which garnered eight statuettes. Looking at the state of the race post-nominations, the Universal Pictures’ blockbuster could make an even bigger impact. Christopher Nolan’s historical drama about the father of the Atomic bomb leads the
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