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Will Packer to Produce 2022 Oscars Telecast

The 2022 Academy Awards are starting to come into focus. Nearly six months ahead of ABC’s annual telecast, the academy has tapped Will Packer to produce the show. “The power, the beauty…

Oscars: South Korea Picks ‘Escape From Mogadishu’ for International Feature Category

The Korean Film Council has picked Escape From Mogadishu, an action drama from director Ryoo Seung-wan, to represent South Korea at the 2022 Academy Awards in the best international

Oscars: Spain Selects ‘The Good Boss,’ Starring Javier Bardem, for International Feature Category

Spain has picked The Good Boss, starring Javier Bardem, to represent the country at the 2021 Academy Awards in the best international feature category. Bardem, a best supporting-actor Oscar…

Todd Boehly Named Interim CEO of Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Right on the heels of announcing a new class of members on Friday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association also has a new CEO in Todd Boehly. In the interim role, Boehly will lead the group…

‘The Crown’ Actor Daniel Donskoy on Being the First Jewish Entertainer to Host German Film Awards

People have a hard time placing Daniel Donskoy. That’s just the way he likes it. “In London, people would say: ‘Are you South African?’ Yes. ‘Danish?’ Yes. I always say yes. I’m anything you…

Susanne Bier to Get Lifetime Honor From European Film Academy

Danish director Susanne Bier, an Oscar and Golden Globe winner for In a Better World (2010), and Emmy winner for 2016 miniseries The Night Manager, will receive the 2021 European Achievement in…

Israeli Film ‘Advocate’ Wins Best Documentary Emmy

Israeli film Advocate won best documentary during Wednesday’s 42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. Directed by Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche for PBS, the story follows the…

Tonys Analysis: A Ceremony Better Late Than Never, But Still Too Late

What to say about the 74th Tony Awards, the ceremony held on Sunday night — Sept. 26, 2021 — in recognition of Broadway achievements during the 2019-2020 season prior to its interruption…

Tonys: 12-Time Nominee ‘Slave Play’ Shut Out in Surprise

Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play made history when the nominations for the 2021 Tony Awards, celebrating the shortened 2019-2020 Broadway season, were announced almost a year ago. With 12 nods, it…

Tonys: Audra McDonald, ‘The Inheritance’s’ Matthew Lopez, More Winners Push for Increased Broadway Inclusivity

The 2021 Tony Awards was peppered with calls for increased diversity as Broadway’s big night returned to New York as stage shows are resuming after being shut down for more than 18 months due to…

Tonys: Predicting the Musical Winners Using Math

My annual mathematical Tony predictions are meant to focus attention on the shows that received nominations, but almost as notable this year is what’s missing. A number of shows either missed…

Tonys: Predicting the Play Winners Using Math

Seemingly no aspect of entertainment – or life, for that matter – has gone untouched by this pandemic. We’ve found new and creative ways to keep ourselves entertained these past 18 months, but…

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