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Phoebe Waller-Bridge is on the cusp of something big. As a writer, producer and actress she already has two critically acclaimed TV series to her credit, “Crashing” and “Fleabag,” and she’s now shooting Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s untitled Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff. The British writer and actress crossed the pond for a quick 48-hour Emmy publicity tour for “Fleabag,” the six-episode BBC produced dramedy series that Amazon distributed in the United States. Continue reading Phoebe Waller-Bridge Breaks Down ‘Fleabag’ And Says Shooting ‘Han Solo’ Is “Wicked” [Podcast] at The Playlist.

Millie Bobby Brown might have delivered a tearful acceptance speech after winning Best Actor in a TV Show at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards, but only a few hours later she was celebrating with her “Stranger Things” cast mates at Netflix’s Emmy kick off event. And considering “Stranger” also took the Best TV Show honor there lot for co-stars Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp Gaten Matarazzo, Joe Keery, Shannon Purser and Natalie Dyer as well as executive producer Shawn Levy to celebrate. Continue reading Millie Bobby Brown And ‘Stranger Things’ Cast Celebrate MTV Win At Netflix’s Emmy Kickoff at The Playlist.

Adam Devine hosted the newly christened 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles.  Here’s a list of all the categories and the winners as they are announced. Movie of the Year “Beauty and the Beast” “The Edge of Seventeen” “Get Out” “Logan” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Best Actor in a Movie Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” Emma Watson – “Beauty and the Beast” Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen” Hugh Jackman – “Logan” James McAvoy – “Split” Taraji P. Continue reading MTV Movie And TV Awards 2017 – Winner’s List at The Playlist.

There is a moment in Azazel Jacobs’ “The Lovers” (read our review of the movie, which opens in limited release today) that feels almost shockingly real. And it’s a small one that almost anyone watching the movie may have experienced in their own lives. The film centers on a long-married couple, Mary (Debra Winger) and Michael (Tracy Letts), who are each having an affair with someone else as their union teeters on divorce. Continue reading Debra Winger Didn’t Think She Was Making A Comedy When She Shot ‘The Lovers’ [Interview] at The Playlist.

Let’s be frank, ABC did not do John Ridley or “American Crime” any favors by moving the third season of the anthology series to Sunday nights at 10 PM. It’s hard to get attention for any show during this Peak TV era, but “Crime” was directly up against FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” in the same timeslot and HBO’s “Big Little Lies” only an hour beforehand. For a nuanced and not-so flashy drama like “Crime” that pretty much splintered its older prestige audience and it showed in the ratings. Continue reading Emmy Contender: ‘American Crime’ Ends A Striking Season Three You Shouldn’t Have Missed at The Playlist.

It was already pretty unclear how the producers of the MTV Movie & TV Awards plan on incorporating the announcement of 16 categories into a two-hour telecast.  A challenge that would is obviously more difficult considering the program that will also include performances from Big Sean, Pitbull and Noah Cyrus, among others.  Well, the Adam Levine hosted event just made things bizarrely more complicated by adding two more categories into the mix.   Continue reading MTV Movie & TV Awards Adds Two New Categories With Five Days To Go Because Why Not? at The Playlist.

[As the Emmy nominating process draws closer, we’ll be revisiting programs that have completed their seasons to provide a snapshot of their strength and weaknesses as true contenders.] If there is one thing you can say about “Feud: Bette and Joan” it’s that Faye Dunaway’s performance in “Mommie Dearest” is no longer the definitive portrayal of Hollywood screen legend Joan Crawford. Continue reading Emmy Contender: ‘Feud’s’ Awards Hopes Don’t Begin And End With Jessica Lange And Susan Sarandon at The Playlist.

HOLLYWOOOD – When Amazon Studios announced there would be a surprise moderator at their Emmys FYC event for “Transparent” Saturday night the candidates seemed slightly obvious. It would likely be someone from Hollywood’s LGBTQ community such as RuPaul (who has been everywhere lately) or perhaps transgender pioneer Laverne Cox . Amazon had a much bigger surprise in store. The night began with the screening from two episodes of “Transparent’s” third season: “To Sardines and Back,” where Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) reveals she wants to fully transition, and, the season finale, “Exciting and New.” If you’ve watched last season (and if you haven’t why not?) you already know that the final episode ends with Shelly (Judith Light) surprising her family with an impromptu performance of her one-woman show “To Shell And Back” at sea. Continue reading Judith Light Sings As Alanis Morissette Is Surprise Moderator Of Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Emmy Panel at The Playlist.

HOLLYWOOD – Emmy season is already in full swing and Amazon Studios has spent this week pitching their contenders to Television Academy members at the historic Hollywood Athletic Club. Wednesday night the spotlight was on Jill Soloway’s latest series, “I Love Dick.” Now, before you let your imagination get away with itself you should know that the new series is an adaptation of Chris Kraus’ 1997 novel of the same name. Continue reading Jill Soloway On Why An All-Female Writer’s Room Was So Important For ‘I Love Dick’ [Emmys] at The Playlist.

It’s sort of hard to believe, but “Veep” finally won a Peabody Award today.  The critically acclaimed HBO series won for its fifth season as The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced seven winners in the entertainment category for the 76th Peabody Awards. The bigger news, however, is that the Peabody Awards really like Louis C.K.  Seriously, they really like him. The other winners besides “Veep” this year included Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” (expected), Louis C.K.’s “Horace and Pete” (the second Peabody win for Louis C.K.), FX’s “Better Things” (produced by Louis C.K. Continue reading Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade,’ ‘Atlanta’ And ‘Veep’ Among 2017 Peabody Winners at The Playlist.