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Immersed in Movies: Craft-Talking David Fincher's Emmy-Contender 'House of Cards'

From the very first moment that Kevin Spacey broke the fourth wall as the devilishly charming House Majority Whip Frank Underwood in "House of Cards," Netflix's first original TV series, we knew that we were in for "Richard III" in D.C. It's so David Fincher, who signed on as exec producer and director of the first two episodes, while writer-showrunner Beau Willimon ("The Ides of March") plotted the political machinations with transcendent glee. No wonder it's induced binge viewing and attracted Emmy buzz.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • May 24, 2013 2:22 PM
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Why Everyone Should Be Watching 'Homeland'

Showtime's Emmy winner for Best Drama returns Sunday for its second season. Fans can spend a few days pondering last season's stunning finale, but for newcomers it's time to play catch up. Because everyone should be watching "Homeland": it's the most astute piece of film or television to come out of the War on Terror.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • September 26, 2012 4:21 PM
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Emmy Wrap: 'Homeland,' 'Modern Family' Clean Up During Dull Evening Capped by Star-Packed HBO Party (Video)

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, proved to be a gratifying night for big winners "Homeland," "Modern Family" and "Game Change"— "and no one watching at home," reports Salon.
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • September 24, 2012 1:37 PM
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Berlinger & Sinofsky's HBO Doc 'Paradise Lost: Purgatory' on DVD August 14; Collector's Edition Trilogy Lands November 6

Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s "Paradise Lost: Purgatory," the third of their West Memphis Three trilogy, will be released on DVD August 14 and a collector's edition of the complete HBO trilogy will be available November 6...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 19, 2012 3:49 PM
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Actors' Emmy Race Competition Stiffen: Lead & Supporting Categories Combined

The primetime Emmy Awards have amended their longform acting category to combine both lead and supporting performances into one category. Instead of five nominations each for both lead and supporting roles in the actors' and actress' competitions, a total of six men and six women will be singled out for their work in a TV miniseries. This change will not effect this year's contenders, but will go into effect in 2013.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 31, 2012 1:46 PM
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Coen Brothers Join TV Migration with Detective Comedy

Everybody's going to TV. Even Joel and Ethan Coen have sold an hour-long private detective comedy to Fox, HarveKarbo. With Cedar Rapids writer Phil Johnston on the script, the brothers' single-camera show will trace the life of P.I. Harve Karbo and his noir-like investigations into the seedy underbelly of Hollywood high society. The Coens, along with Johnston, Imagine co-founder Brian Grazer and president Francie Calfo, will executive produce, reports Deadline.
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • October 5, 2011 4:16 AM
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63rd Emmy Awards: Video & Photo Highlights, Movie Stars as TV Stars

Movie stars were TV stars last night, from Kate Winslet (Outstanding Leading Actress in a Mini-series or Movie, Mildred Pierce), Guy Pearce (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or Movie, Mildred Pierce), Maggie Smith (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-series or Movie, Downton Abbey), Julian Fellowes (Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special, Downton Abbey) and Martin Scorsese (Outstanding Directing In For A Drama Series, Boardwalk Empire) to Peter Dinklage (Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series, Game of Thrones), Melissa McCarthy (Outstanding Actress in a Comedy, Mike & Molly) and Barry Pepper (Outstanding Leading Actor in an Mini-Series or Movie, The Kennedys). Here's the rest of the big winners. Our favorite part of the show? Jane Lynch telling Don Draper that in the future people can fast forward commercials (see her intro below).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • September 19, 2011 7:50 AM
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Honor Roll: SAG Honors Mary Tyler Moore, BAFTA Awards Beatty, SBIFF Tributes Michael Douglas

Honor Roll: SAG Honors Mary Tyler Moore, BAFTA Awards Beatty, SBIFF Tributes Michael Douglas
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA LA) will honor Warren Beatty with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. The actor, producer, director and writer has starred in a bevy of classics including: Bonnie and Clyde, Shampoo, Dick Tracy, and Splendor in the Grass. Only Beatty and Orson Welles have been Oscar-nominated as an actor, director, writer, and producer for the same film; Beatty for Heaven Can Wait and again for Reds, and Welles for Citizen Kane. BAFTA will honor Beatty on November 30, 2011.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 8, 2011 4:07 AM
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David Strick's Emmy Nominee Photos: Justified, Glee, Modern Family, 30 Rock

Check out David Strick's photos from the sets of Emmy-nominated shows. From Glee to Justified, here's the complete set and a selection below:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 18, 2011 4:44 AM
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Emmy Watch: Seven Nominees with Promising Film Futures: Elba, Wiig, McCarthy, Enos, Hamm, Hendricks

Some Emmy nominees will win on September 18, but other Emmy nominees are already winning with major film careers taking off.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 14, 2011 6:11 AM
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