A Movie Marathon of ‘Saturday Night Live’ Stars from Crystal to Ferrell to Wiig
Mar23

A Movie Marathon of ‘Saturday Night Live’ Stars from Crystal to Ferrell to Wiig

For all the millions of “Saturday Night Live” viewers who just can’t get enough—the show has achieved its highest ratings in 20 years during the current season—there’s some special programming to tide them over until the next original episode airs April 8, with Louis C.K. hosting. Beginning this Saturday, March 25, HDNET Movies presents “Stars of Saturday Night,” a week-long TV event featuring 24 films that have one thing in...

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History Comes to Life in Season 2 of WGN America’s ‘Underground’
Mar08

History Comes to Life in Season 2 of WGN America’s ‘Underground’

The abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who died in 1895, is certainly having a moment—notwithstanding President Trump’s recent comment about him that many interpreted as the president thinking Douglass was still alive. Ten-time Grammy Award-winning musician John Legend will portray the African-American social reformer in WGN America’s “Underground,” the historic drama series on which Legend is one of the executive producers. That’s just...

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Women in Film Celebrates the 46 Female Oscar Nominees
Feb25

Women in Film Celebrates the 46 Female Oscar Nominees

This may have been the year of #OscarsSoMale, but let’s not lose sight of the actual numbers. Women in Film didn’t. In what has become a highly anticipated awards season tradition, the organization feted the 46 femmes that received Academy Award nominations.   Last year’s best actress winner Brie Larson and WIF president Cathy Schulman hosted Women in Film’s 10th annual pre-Oscar cocktail party at West Hollywood’s...

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It’s Meryl Time at the Costume Designers Guild Awards
Feb23

It’s Meryl Time at the Costume Designers Guild Awards

“Live from the Meryl Streep Ballroom,” said actress Mandy Moore as she began her hosting duties for the 19th Costume Designers Guild Awards, held Tuesday February 21 in what is otherwise known as the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom. Ms. Streep was not only the elephant in the room, she was actually in the room to receive the Guild’s Distinguished Collaborator Award as the capper to the evening, which annually honors costume...

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Things Get Political as ‘Arrival,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Atlanta’ Score Big at WGA Awards
Feb20

Things Get Political as ‘Arrival,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Atlanta’ Score Big at WGA Awards

It was certainly telegraphed that there would be a comedic mash-up of politics and performance at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards when the West Coast ceremonies kicked off with a brief video that focused on the ethnicities of Guild members and ended with a hammer and sickle woven into the WGA logo. Host Patton Oswalt, in his second year running as emcee of the ceremonies, then brought out the “trophy girls,” two Russian Army soldiers....

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