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‘Lovecraft Country’ Star Jurnee Smollett on Fighting Monsters During the Real-Life Horror of Jim Crow America

Almost a year after “Lovecraft Country” first premiered on HBO, series star Jurnee Smollett still isn’t sure if a second season may be coming. “I will accept and surrender to whatever destiny is in store for these characters. If COVID has taught me [anything], it’s taught me that you cannot get attached to certain plans,” […]
Tags: Hbo, Podcasts, Awards, Features, Emmys, Lovecraft Country, Jurnee Smollett, Derek DelGaudio, Awards Circuit Podcast, Real Life Horror of Jim Crow America


Watch Cynthia Erivo Present Steve McQueen’s Peabody Award for Amazon’s ‘Small Axe’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon Prime Video’s “Small Axe” is among the final batch of this year’s Peabody Award winners, which have been announced throughout the week. Variety also has a first look at actor Cynthia Erivo presenting the honor to “Small Axe,” and filmmaker Steve McQueen’s acceptance speech; scroll down to watch. A collection of five films from […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Awards, Steve McQueen, Variety, Cynthia Erivo, Peabody Awards, Small Axe, Peabody Award for Amazon


Will Virtual Reunions for Beloved Shows Like ‘Friends’ and ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Get Emmy Love?

One of the first times I left my house during quarantine last year was a rare drive to the office to record a virtual panel. But this one was extra special: a reunion of the cast of “Community,” along with creator Dan Harmon. I knew the show’s fans were eager to see the gang from […]
Tags: Opinion, Awards, Columns, Emmys, Fresh Prince Of Bel-air, Dan Harmon, Awards Circuit Column, Friends: The Reunion


Emmy Predictions: Best Drama Series – ‘The Crown’ Still Sits On Top As Voting Nears an End

Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Emmys ceremonies from film awards editor Clayton Davis. Following history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, the Emmy predictions are updated regularly with the current year's list of contenders in all categories. Variety's Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year […]
Tags: Awards, Emmys, Variety, The Crown, Clayton Davis, Awards Circuit, TV Predictions


‘I May Destroy You,’ ‘Crip Camp’ Among Next Batch of 2021 Peabody Award Winners

HBO’s “I May Destroy You” and Netflix’s “Crip Camp” are among the next batch of this year’s Peabody Award winners, which continue to be announced throughout the week. Variety also has a first look at actor Selma Blair presenting the honor to “Crip Camp”; scroll down to watch. Peabody is slowly announcing all 30 of […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Awards, Netflix, Selma Blair, Variety, Peabody, Peabody Awards, Crip Camp, I may destroy you


‘I May Destroy You’ Proves an Early Favorite As Emmy Contenders Pick Their Hopeful Nominees

Call it another COVID-19 pandemic casualty, but for the first time in a decade, the number of scripted series that aired in the calendar year of 2020 decreased from the previous year (493, down from 532). And that dip has affected the number of series vying for Emmys this year. Since the Emmy eligibility calendar […]
Tags: Awards, Emmys, The Queen's Gambit, Ted Lasso, I may destroy you


The 2021 Daytime Emmys May Be a ‘Transition Year’ But It’s Still on With the Show

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is prepping for a return to normalcy in 2022, including a live, in-person Daytime Emmys at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. But that’s next year. For 2021, NATAS, CBS and producer Associated Television Intl. are putting together a pre-taped Daytime Emmys telecast that will still be a hybrid […]
Tags: Awards, Features, Cbs, Pasadena, Sheryl Underwood, Daytime Emmys, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Associated Television Intl


History Could Be Made Here: Forecasting Potential Record-Making Emmy Nominations

The Oscars had their moment of historic diversity, and it could be time for the Emmys to have one as well. The biggest takeaway from the nominations-round ballots is that each acting category across drama, comedy and limited series/TV movie should have more than one POC nominated in their respective races. If the stars continue […]
Tags: Awards, Emmys, POC


10 Best Meryl Streep Performances the Oscars Didn’t Recognize

Having her for 72 years just isn’t enough, we need even more. Meryl Streep has been a staple of the film industry, often described as our greatest living actress, and shows no signs of slowing down. With three Oscars (supporting actress for “Kramer vs. Kramer” and lead actress for “Sophie’s Choice” and “The Iron Lady”), […]
Tags: Awards, Actors, Meryl Streep, Oscars, Lists, Academy Awards, Sophie, Kramer, Death Becomes Her


H.E.R., Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen and Other Top Music Stars Enter Emmy Competition

More than a dozen of music’s biggest stars, from Beyoncé to H.E.R., would love an Emmy to add to their award shelves. A Variety review of the 535 entries throughout the Television Academy’s seven music categories reveals a surprising number of A-list singers, songwriters and music directors apparently eager for TV’s top honor. Among them: […]
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, News, Awards, Emmys, Variety, Sara Bareilles, Television Academy, H.e.r, Beyonce Bruce Springsteen


ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards Names Lil Baby Songwriter of Year, UMPG as Top Publisher

Rapper Lil Baby was named songwriter of the year in the Wednesday unveiling of winners of the 34th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, held virtually today through Thursday on the performing rights organization’s social media. Dominant plays for Lil Baby songs like “Baby,” “The Bigger Picture,” “Emotionally Scarred” and “For the Night” contributed to […]
Tags: News, Awards, Ascap, Universal Music Publishing Group, Swizz Beatz, Lil Baby, ASCAP Rhythm, ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards


Scarlett Johansson to Receive American Cinematheque Award

Scarlett Johansson will receive the 35th annual American Cinematheque Award gala and tribute at the Beverly Hilton on Nov. 18. American Cinematheque chair Rick Nicita said Johansson’s career embodies the essence of the prestigious award. “Her immense talent has shone brightly from her movie debut as a child through her emergence as a megastar of […]
Tags: News, Awards, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Beverly Hilton, Johansson, American Cinematheque, Scarlett Johannson, Rick Nicita


21st Annual BET Awards: What you need to know about the performers, nominees and where to watch

After rushing to put together a virtual event in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the BET Awards return with an in-person ceremony that will recognize artists, entertainers and athletes in 21 categories at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 27. The 21st annual awards show will air live at 8 p.m. on BET and feature performances by Andra Day, City Girls, DaBaby, DJ Khaled, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin, Lil Baby, Migos, Moneybagg Yo!, Rapsody, Roddy Ricch, T...
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Television Academy Opens Door for ‘Performer’ Emmy, and Solves the Documentary Double-Dipping Conundrum For Good

The Television Academy is making a small, but meaningful change in how it recognizes gender-nonbinary performers in the Emmy competition. Effective immediately, nominees and/or winners in any performer category can request that their nomination certificate and Emmy statuette carry the term “performer” in place of “actor” or actress.” The org isn’t abolishing its actor, actress, […]
Tags: News, Awards, Emmys, Television Academy


Academy Board Adds Rita Wilson, Lesley Barber and Record Number of Women in New Class

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the results of the new elected Board of Governors for the 2021-2022 year, showing increasing progress within the Oscar ranks. The number of women increased from 26 to 31 while the number from underrepresented racial and ethnic communities grew from 12 to 15. Elected to the […]
Tags: News, Awards, Oscars, Academy Awards, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Rita Wilson, Rita Wilson Lesley Barber, Academy Board Adds


Rita Wilson, Lesley Barber and Howard A. Rodman Among New Academy Board of Governors for 2021-2022

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the results of the new elected Board of Governors for the 2021-2022 year showing increasing progress within the Oscar ranks. The number of women increased from 26 to 31 while the number from underrepresented racial/ethnic communities grew from 12 to 15. Elected to the board for […]
Tags: News, Awards, Oscars, Academy Awards, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Rita Wilson, Rita Wilson Lesley Barber


From ‘I May Destroy You’ to ‘Immigration Nation,’ 2021 Peabody Award Nominees Capture the Zeitgeist

Every year, the Peabody Awards recognize a stacked group of TV projects across all different genres, taking care to highlight shows that are worthy of further consideration. Looking over the 2021 nominees, it’s interesting to note the Peabodys’ assertion that this year’s honorees “represent the most compelling and empowering stories” released during an unusually fraught […]
Tags: Awards, Columns, Peabody Awards, Never Have I Ever, I may destroy you, Immigration Nation


‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,’ ‘Asian Americans’ Among First Batch of 2021 Peabody Award Winners

“Ted Lasso” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” are among the first batch of this year’s Peabody Award winners. Peabody is slowly announcing all 30 of its winners throughout the week; on Monday, the org announced its first eight recipients. A total of 60 nominees were announced as nominees in May, representing “the most […]
Tags: News, Stephen Colbert, Awards, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Peabody, Peabody Awards, Ted Lasso


‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and Netflix Top a Tie-Heavy 2021 Critics Choice Real TV Awards Winners List

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” led all programs at this year’s virtual Critics Choice Real TV Awards, with two nods — for best competition series and best ensemble cast in an unscripted series. But the real surprise, as the awards were announced Monday via press release, was the sheer number of ties in top categories. VH1’s “RuPaul’s […]
Tags: Awards, Netflix, Rupaul's Drag Race, Rupaul, NPACT, Critics Choice Association, Critics Choice Real TV Awards


SAG Awards Sets Date for 2022 Ceremony, Which Will Return to a Live, 2-Hour Telecast

The 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place next year on February 27, 2022. That was the date originally reserved for the 94th Academy Awards — but with the Oscars moving to March 27, the SAG Awards will now fill that date. The show will return to a two-hour telecast and be simulcast […]
Tags: News, Awards, SAG Awards


‘Hamilton,’ ‘In & Of Itself’ Among Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) Contenders That Kept Stage Alive During COVID

As Broadway and local stages remained closed over the past year of the pandemic, it was television that kept the spirit of theater alive. Watching a taped version of a stage performance doesn’t replace the excitement and personal connection that comes with seeing works in person — but some of this year’s top variety special […]
Tags: Awards, Broadway, Columns, Emmys, Hamilton, In & Of Itself, Awards Circuit Column


‘Girls5eva’ Cast on the Show’s Catchy Earworms, Tough Music Video Choreography and Season 2 Ideas

Grammy-winner Sara Bareilles is honest about the “so many” experiences in the music industry where someone may be really having a moment and then they disappear from the zeitgeist. That, she believes, “speaks to the fickle nature of our consumer culture — that we get bored of people really quickly.” But she also knows that […]
Tags: Podcasts, Awards, Features, Emmys, Sara Bareilles, Girls5eva, Awards Circuit Podcast


The 1847 Colt Walker, the “Official” Handgun of Texas

Cimarron Firearms 1847 Walker’s Walker pistol Fredericksburg, Texas (Ammoland.com) – The proud State of Texas has a well-known “official” state flower, the Bluebonnet, and official state bird, the mockingbird, and as of May 24, 2021, an official handgun. Texas Gov. Greg Abbot signed a resolution naming the 1847 Colt Walker as the official handgun of the State of Texas. The 87th Legislature of the Texas Senate Bill titled, “Recognizing the 1847 Colt Walker pistol as the official handgun of the ...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Awards, Rangers, Bill, Texas Rangers, Walker, Old West, Samuel Walker, Cimarron Firearms Co, Greg Abbot, Samuel Colt, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News, Colt, Biedermann


2021 Emmy Predictions: The Collective

Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Emmys ceremonies from film awards editor Clayton Davis. Following history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, the Emmy predictions are updated regularly with the current year's list of contenders in all categories. Variety's Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year […]
Tags: Awards, Actors, Emmys, Variety, Primetime Emmy Awards, Clayton Davis, Awards Circuit, TV Predictions


Emmy Predictions: Competition Program – Can ‘The Masked Singer’ Challenge ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’?

Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Emmys ceremonies from film awards editor Clayton Davis. Following history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, the Emmy predictions are updated regularly with the current year's list of contenders in all categories. Variety's Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year […]
Tags: Awards, Emmys, Variety, The Masked Singer, Clayton Davis, Awards Circuit, TV Predictions


Anthony Mackie on His ‘Promotion’ to Captain America, and Sam and Bucky’s ‘Bromance’ on ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’

When Anthony Mackie first put on the Captain America costume for Marvel Studios’ Disney Plus series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” he says he “literally experienced 1,000 emotions in one minute.” “I’ve worked so long in this business and I’ve done so many things that I felt were not appreciated, or overlooked or things […]
Tags: Podcasts, Awards, America, Emmys, Sam, Marvel Studios, Falcon, Anthony Mackie, Bucky, Marvel Studios Disney, Awards Circuit Podcast


CMA Awards to Stay on ABC Through At Least 2026 Under New Deal Extension

The CMA Awards will remain on ABC for another five years, as the network and the Country Music Association have extended their deal through 2026. The pact means the CMA Awards (dubbed “Country Music’s Biggest Night”) and specials including “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas” will continue on the Alphabet network through at least mid-decade. […]
Tags: Cma Awards, News, Abc, Awards, Cma, Country Music Association, CMA Fest


Emmys 2021: Significantly Fewer Shows Submitted After Pandemic’s Production Slowdown

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt far and wide, with the latest being on the nominations-round ballots for the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The total number of submissions are down significantly across most categories. The drama series race sees 133 contenders, while the comedy series race sees 68 titles on the […]
Tags: News, Awards, Emmys


Asian American and Pacific Islander Inclusion Doesn’t Just Mean More of The Rock

Let me start this column off by saying, I love Dwayne Johnson. I mean, who doesn’t love The Rock? We’ve been smelling what he’s been cooking for nearly 25 years. And yet, it was quite deflating to see the recent report “The Prevalence and Portrayal of Asian and Pacific Islanders Across 1,300 Films,” which found […]
Tags: Dwayne Johnson, Opinion, Awards, The Rock, Columns, Young Rock, Awards Circuit Column, Pacific Islanders Across


Emmys’ Documentary Eligibility Rule Change Hasn’t Solved Its Double-Dipping Dilemma With the Oscars

Remember when National Geographic’s “Free Solo” won the Academy Award for documentary in 2018 and then went on to win six Emmys, including directing for a documentary/nonfiction program? Or when ESPN’s “O.J.: Made in America” did the same thing in 2016? The loophole that allowed docs to somehow compete in both Oscars and Emmys was […]
Tags: Awards, America, Espn, Columns, Emmys, National Geographic, Dick Johnson Is Dead, Boy's State, Awards Circuit Column