‘This Is Us,’ ‘Handmaid’s’ and ‘The Crown’ Dominate TCA Awards Nominations
Jun19

‘This Is Us,’ ‘Handmaid’s’ and ‘The Crown’ Dominate TCA Awards Nominations

The Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards nominations are the first of the current television season out of the gate, and there are some clear trends. NBC’s freshman hit “This Is Us” scored a number of nods as did Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and “The Crown.” But it wouldn’t be in awards contest without the participation of Julia Louis Dreyfus, who was nominated again for HBO’s “Veep.” HBO leads...

Read More
Politics in the Spotlight at Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards
Jun15

Politics in the Spotlight at Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards

With “Wonder Woman” still lording over everything and everyone else at the box office, the timing could not have been more perfect for Women In Film’s 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards, which honor femmes in filmmaking and television. But the honorees are not restricted to women, as the organization has a long history, going back to 1977, of praising people at its annual gala who lead by example in advocating gender parity – and excellence –...

Read More
Reunited and it Feels So Good at ATX TV Festival
Jun13

Reunited and it Feels So Good at ATX TV Festival

Old TV shows not only don’t die anymore, they are often more appreciated now than they were during their original runs. That axiom came to vivid life with the reunion of the cast of Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica” on the closing night of the sixth edition of the ATX.Television Festival in Austin, Texas, which has made a name for itself in recent years by showcasing high-profile comebacks and launches of new programs. The festival, which...

Read More
You Can’t Stop the Beat: ‘Hairspray Live’ Stars Sing for Emmy Voters
Jun12

You Can’t Stop the Beat: ‘Hairspray Live’ Stars Sing for Emmy Voters

By Michael Menachem We are in the heat of Emmy campaign season, and perhaps the award for Best Performance at an FYC event should go to the cast of “Hairspray Live!” Key players from NBC’s December musical extravaganza, shot on the Universal Studios backlot, and top creative team members took the stage at the TV Academy’s Saban Media Center in NoHo Friday night to make their case.   Performing live for an enthusiastic...

Read More
Gold Derby’s 2017 Emmy Season Kickoff Party
Jun05

Gold Derby’s 2017 Emmy Season Kickoff Party

Emmy campaigning season kicked into high gear as more than 150 performers, executives, publicists and industry insiders crammed into the second floor bar area of new Beverly Hills restaurant Nerano for some awards season schmoozing. The bash was thrown by Gold Derby, the folks who make it their business to predict who will win the awards. Among those making the scene, potential contenders Chrissy Metz, Matt Walsh, Mary Elizabeth...

Read More