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  The host spoofed best pic nominee ‘La La Land’ with an epic musical number to kick off the night’s festivities. Golden Globes host Jimmy Fallon opened the 74th annual awards show with a musical homage to best comedy or musical contender La La Land. Fallon led a musical number that included singing, dancing and celebrity cameos. Stuck in a...

  The three-hour show, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, pulls its best overnight rating since 2014. Jimmy Fallon may be No. 1 in late night, but how did his hosting skills translate to the Golden Globes? The Tonight host had his first spin manning the stage at the film and TV kudos Sunday night, and early ratings have the three-ish-hour telecast up a little from last...

  Sting gets impatient, a bomb-sniffing dog gets his 15 minutes and the audience reacts to Meryl Streep’s passionate anti-Trump speech. La La Land broke a record, Meryl Streep gave a passionate anti-Donald Trump speech and host Jimmy Fallon had to deal with a failed TelePrompTer. That’s what viewers of the 74th annual Golden Globes saw Sunday night...

Like the aspiring actress she plays in the ebullient musical “La La Land,” Emma Stone on Sunday dedicated her first ever Golden Globe Award to the dreamers and creatives who’ve ever been shut down. In what was a Globes sweep for “La La Land,” Stone beat out heavyweights like Annette Bening for “20th Century Women” and Meryl...

The Beverly Hills, California, ceremony got off to a rocky start, with a broken teleprompter initially froze Fallon. “Cut to Justin Timberlake, please,” implored a desperately improvising Fallon. It was the second fiasco for Globes producer Dick Clark Productions, which presented the infamous Mariah Carey flub on New Year’s Eve. The “Tonight...

The ‘La La Land’ team accepts the best motion picture musical award. THR’s awards analyst breaks down the meaning of the original musical’s record-setting seven wins, as well as the significance, or lack thereof, of other results, ranging from ‘Moonlight’ winning best picture (drama) to Aaron Taylor-Johnson winning best supporting...

FX president John Landgraf and AMC topper Charlie Collier also talk with THR about basic cable’s big showing, as HBO’s Casey Bloys looks toward next year. For the first time in recent memory, HBO left a major awards show empty-handed. The premium cable network, which went into Sunday’s Golden Globes Awards with a leading 14 nominations, was...

“Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if we kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts,” she said. Streep put in a plug for vigorous journalism, urging that contributions be made to the Committee to Protect Journalists. While Streep won the annual Cecil B. DeMille...

6:00 AM PDT 5/30/2016 by Annie Howard “Kevin would deal with shit, but it probably wouldn’t be with a sympathetic tone,” said Michael Kelly on choosing his ‘House of Cards’ co-star Kevin Spacey. When asked which co-star they would choose to bail them out of jail, Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness) picked co-star Amanda Peet because, “she’d take care of everything.” Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst) chose Aya Cash because, “she’d give me a lot of money to bail me out of jail....

Tambor called his lead role on ‘Transparent’ “a great privilege and a huge responsibility.” “Jill Soloway changed my life,” Jeffrey Tambor said of the Transparent creator during The Hollywood Reporter’s Comedy Actor Emmy Roundtable. “She just handed me this role of Maura Pfefferman.” He referred to himself as “a cisgender male actor” who is “essaying this role,” and called the experience of playing a trans woman “a great privilege and a huge responsibility.” “Even...

9:02 PM PDT 5/28/2016 by John Hecht Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna produced director David Pablo’s second feature. The Chosen Ones (Las Elegidas), a drama about a teenage girl forced into prostitution, on Saturday night won best picture and director at the 58th Ariel Awards, Mexico’s version of the Oscars. Produced by Canana Films, the production company of Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, The Chosen Ones had its world premiere last year in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard. Writer-director David Pablo’s film grabbed...

The 87-year-old Italian star dishes on Howard Hughes, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and the 2016 presidential race. “I’m really moved when I’m with the public,” says Gina Lollobrigida, the Italian star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, as we sit down to record an episode of the ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast in the penthouse of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where she was staying during her rare, brief visit from Rome to Los Angeles for April’s TCM Classic Film Festival. “They say ‘thank...

‘The People vs. Fritz Bauer’ The biopic about the German-Jewish attorney general and relentless Nazi hunter won best film and director honors Friday night during the German cinema awards ceremony in Berlin. In one of the oddest showdowns in international cinema, Tom Hanks, Heidi and Adolf Hitler squared off Friday night in Berlin for the 2016 German Film Awards, known as the Lolas, Germany’s equivalent of the Oscars. This year’s nominees ranged from the big-budget spectacle of Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram for...

1:28 PM PDT 5/26/2016 by Gregg Kilday Taraji P. Henson, Natalie Dormer This year’s Crystal Award for Excellence in Film will be shared by eight powerhouse women producers. Empire’s Taraji P. Henson will be honored with the Lucy award for excellence in television at Women in Film’s annual Crystal + Lucy Awards fundraising gala, which will be held June 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Natalie Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones, has been selected to receive the Max Mara “Face of the Future”...

12:44 PM PDT 5/26/2016 by John Hecht The Platinos honor the best in cinema from the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world. Colombia’s Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent (El Abrazo de la Serpiente) and Guatemala’s acclaimed drama Ixcanul have each garnered eight Platino Award nominations, including best picture, it was announced Thursday. Both films have made history in their respective countries. Ciro Guerra’s Amazon jungle-set drama Embrace last year became the first Colombian picture to ever land an Academy...

The king and queen of improv comedy reflect on 42 years of friendship and collaboration; why she owes her career to Gilda Radner; how he almost wound up with her in ‘Home Alone,’ and out of ‘American Pie’; what it was like performing a song in-character on the Oscars; what’s brought them to TV; and more. “I always tended to gravitate to characters who are not necessarily the sharpest utensils in the drawer,” says Eugene Levy as we sit down with Catherine O’Hara, his comedic collaborator...

9:18 AM PDT 5/26/2016 by THR Staff The awards show will be broadcast live from NYC on June 12. The 2016 Tony Awards have announced the first group of presenters that will be handing out trophies on Sunday, June 12, in New York. Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett and Steve Martin are set to present, along with Edie Brickell, Carole King, Audra McDonald, Saoirse Ronan, Patina Miller and Nathan Lane. This year’s ceremony, set to take place at the Beacon Theatre, will be hosted by James Corden and broadcast live on CBS.  The musical...

Doug Hyun/FX On the eve of Emmy nomination voting, which starts June 13, there is a refreshing air of possibility for this year’s race. After an Oscar race that resulted in a mostly predictable winner’s circle, TV’s top honor (scheduled to be handed out Sept. 18 on ABC) currently isn’t poised to have too many repeat victors. As any programmer will breathlessly remind anyone who asks, there is more content than ever, translating to a record number of eligible nominees. Somewhere in the vicinity of 400 scripted series...

Rest assured, Louis C.K. fans: Contrary to widespread reports, the popular stand-up comedian and TV auteur is not, as some have written, “broke” as a result of overextending himself on Horace and Pete, the drama series he financed with $4.5 million of his own money and released through his website LouisCK.net. And, also contrary to widespread reports, the groundbreaking show has not been canceled as a result. In fact, C.K. revealed during an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s awards podcast that was released Saturday...

The groundbreaking show ‘Louie’ has been on an “extended hiatus” since last May. People who have been craving new episodes of Louis C.K.‘s groundbreaking FX comedy series Louie since it went on an “extended hiatus” last May, following its season-five finale, finally have new information from the comedian about the show’s future — and they may not like it. “I think the guy that I played on the show — the just-divorced kinda underwater dad/struggling New York comic —...

“I have a no problem with something going down in flames,” says Louis C.K., the stand-up comedian and TV auteur, as we sit down to discuss his life and career on the “Awards Chatter” podcast. He continues, “I’m not afraid of that. It’s very important to me that it works, but that doesn’t come from fear of failure — failure is okay.” The 48-year-old, who is most widely known for his stand-up specials and his on-hiatus FX series Louie, certainly risked failure with his latest project,...

8:40 AM PDT 5/6/2016 by Gil Kaufman, Billboard Ty Dolla $ign will join the ‘Billboard’ cover stars at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Fifth Harmony will make their Billboard Music Awards debut on May 22 with a performance of “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The Billboard cover stars will perform the song as part of the live broadcast from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Ludacris and Ciara-hosted show will be packed with amazing performances by Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Go’s,...

“It’s not something that I’m gonna be able to change overnight,” the Oscar and Emmy nominee recently told THR, “but as the opportunities make themselves available I’m definitely going to push that way whenever I can.” “I’ve been preaching and saying that for years, that we need to go day-and-date,” Dana Brunetti, Relativity Media’s new president of production, said when the topic of Sean Parker‘s proposed new model for distribution, The Screening Room, came up during...

6:10 PM PDT 5/5/2016 by David Rooney Stephen Karam’s ensemble drama about the conflicts and comforts of the American family in an age of anxiety took best play honors, while George C. Wolfe’s glittering historical exhumation was named best musical. In a decision that stands to turn up the heat behind Tony Awards prognostications, the New York Drama...

11:50 AM PDT 5/5/2016 by Mia Galuppo Alex Gibney’s ‘Zero Days’ will open the fest, while Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s ‘Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You’ will close things out. Werner Herzog has been named the 2016 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree by the American Film Institute as a part of the AFI Docs fest, organizers announced Thursday. The honor is meant to recognize filmmakers who produce outstanding nonfiction storytelling. The festival, which is set to run June 22­-26 in Washington,...

9:00 AM PDT 5/5/2016 by Kimberly Nordyke Five winners have been chosen for the inaugural prize, including two ‘Frontline’ documentaries. The Peabody Awards has teamed with Facebook to create “a new prize honoring excellence and innovation in digital storytelling.” The honor, dubbed the Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award, aims to recognize “stories that matter, educate and inspire social change.” Five winners were selected for 2015: — Ebola Outbreak (Frontline), a look at how the epidemic...

“Merle forever changed the course of country music,” said the Oscar winner. Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey was on hand at the American Country Countdown Awards on Sunday night to introduce Toby Keith’s Merle Haggard tribute with the country star’s legendary back-up band The Strangers. “Merle forever changed the course of country music,” the actor and country music fan said to the sold-out crowd at The Forum in Los Angeles. “Merle’s a hero to country music.” The country legend, who...

5:29 PM PDT 5/1/2016 by THR Staff The duo won best entertainment talk show host during the awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa won a Daytime Emmy Award on Sunday on the heels of controversy over the former’s impending departure from the show. The Live! duo won best entertainment talk show host during the awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Their win comes on the heels of Strahan’s announcement he will be departing the show on May 13. He originally had planned to exit over the summer for a full-time...

Courtesy of HBO FRONTRUNNERS Anna Chlumsky (Veep)Allison Janney (Mom)Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)Judith Light (Transparent)Julie Bowen (Modern Family)Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) MAJOR THREATS Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent)Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)Debra Winger (The Ranch)Carol Kane (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)Noel...

The Directors Guild poll of the 80 best-directed films of the last 80 years unwisely snubbed foreign cinema, Hollywood giants like Howard Hawks and more recent American auteurs like Robert Altman, David Lynch and Terrence Malick. The 1970s rule as far as the Directors Guild of America is concerned. In a poll of DGA members (published last week) taken to identify the 80 best-directed films made in the 80 years since the guild’s founding in 1936, 18 of the chosen movies were released during the decade of the so-called New Hollywood,...

‘The Young and the Restless,’ ‘The Mind of a Chef’ and ‘Sesame Street’ took home honors on Friday. The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, The Mind of a Chef, Sesame Street and The Ellen DeGeneres Show took home gold at the 43rd annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The awards show, which honors craft and behind-the-scene categories, was held on April 29 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles. “Tonight’s gala is a tribute to the hundreds of nominees...

11:08 AM PDT 4/29/2016 by David Rooney Producer Scott Rudin had lobbied for the behind-the-scenes reimagining of the 1921 jazz show to be considered as a revival, thus taking it out of direct competition with ‘Hamilton.’ In a few days the nominations will be announced for the 70th Annual Tony Awards, revealing the final candidates for top honors of the 2015-16 Broadway season. But one question tossed back and forth by theater pundits in recent weeks has already been answered. The Scott Rudin production Shuffle Along,...

10:00 AM PDT 4/29/2016 by Michael O’Connell Courtesy of Warner Bros. Television Distribution THR breaks down what sets apart the hosts of ‘The Real,’ ‘The Talk’ and ‘The View’ as all three women-led panel shows are up for the outstanding talk show/entertainment award. This story first appeared in the May 6 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. The Real (Syndicated) The Cast: Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera...

1:26 AM PDT 4/25/2016 by Alex Ritman The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ casting director was also honored with BAFTA’s special award. There was a relatively even spread of winners at BAFTA’s annual celebration of behind-the-scenes talent working in British television. Despite leading the pack with six nominations going into the 2016 BAFTA TV Craft Awards, held in London on Sunday evening, Wolf Hall emerged with two wins, for editing: fiction and sound: fiction. The Dresser –...

6:15 PM PDT 4/23/2016 by Ashley Lee ‘Children of the Mountain’ and ‘Midsummer in Newtown’ were the runners-up for the fest’s narrative and documentary honors. Here Alone and The Return took home the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival audience awards, it was announced Saturday night. The awards, which include a cash prize of $10,000 and an...

“I relate to all of them, in the sense that they’re in the struggle, and the struggle is a real struggle when you’re an entrepreneur and you’re grinding away and you’re [part of] a small team and you’re trying to get to point B and there are all these giant companies around you.” So says Dick Costolo, Twitter’s COO from 2009 to 2010 and CEO from 2010 to 2015, of the characters on the TV show on which he now serves as a special consultant, HBO’s Silicon Valley (the first episode of the...

“Will [my kids] look at me one day and ask me what I did? Or will they find themselves in a situation where they’re a victim of a system that I was too much of a coward to address?” The Birth of a Nation’s Nate Parker gave a rousing speech when honored by the Tribeca Film Festival’s Disruptive Innovation Awards on Friday. “It’s...

3:00 PM PDT 4/21/2016 by Ashley Lee Acting honors were awarded to Dominic Rains in ‘The Fixer’ and Mackenzie Davis in ‘Always Shine.’ Demetri Martin’s directorial debut Dean and Ingrid Jungermann’s first feature Women Who Kill were among the top films of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, as the winners of its competition...

12:49 AM PDT 4/21/2016 by Patrick Brzeski The new awards gala, held during the U.S.-China industry conference in November, will honor film professionals and companies for excellence in co-productions and international relations. The 2016 U.S. China Film & TV Industry Expo (UCFTI), held in Los Angeles on Nov. 2-3, will debut the first edition of the Golden Screen Awards, a special gala honoring individuals and companies for excellence in film co-productions and international relations. The inaugural awards event was announced at...

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox The Revenant and Sicario topped the feature categories at the Location Managers Guild International’s (formerly the Location Managers Guild of America) third annual awards, which were presented Saturday at the.Alex Theatre in Glendale. The Revenant was recognized in the category for a period film while Sicario earned...

9:00 AM PDT 4/21/2016 by Lorena O’Neil “Through her music and outspoken support, Mariah Carey has inspired and empowered countless LGBT fans across the globe,” said the GLAAD president and CEO. GLAAD announced today it will honor Mariah Carey at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York. Director Lee Daniels will present Carey with her award at the Waldorf Astoria New York on May 14. Carey is receiving the LGBT media organization’s Ally Award, which is presented to “a media figure who has consistently...

“Whether you’re endometriosis or a misogynistic reporter, you do not f— with Lena and Jenni,” said Allison Williams of the ‘Girls’ co-showrunners, who both suffer from the uterine disorder. On Tuesday night, Lena Dunham made an impassioned plea for a particular type of medical research — endometriosis. “Medical research...

6:03 AM PDT 4/19/2016 by Ashley Lee Acclaimed director Marshall W. Mason also will be honored at the Beacon Theatre ceremony June 12. L’chaim! Sheldon Harnick, who penned the iconic lyrics of Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me, will receive the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, it was announced Tuesday. Acclaimed director Marshall W. Mason — the founding artistic director of Circle Repertory Company and frequent collaborator of playwright Lanford Wilson, who won Tonys for staging...

8:00 AM PDT 4/15/2016 by Michael O’Connell The pay cabler is using the ‘The Circus’ in its messaging for the 2016 (TV) race. Showtime is capitalizing on the election year and the widening reach of its premiere service this Emmy season. The pay cable net kicks off its 2016 Emmy campaign in earnest on Friday, extending free subscriptions to TV Academy members and rolling out a very political-looking campaign. With phase one of Emmy voting getting underway on June 13, just days after the California primary, Showtime...

It’s not fair to judge a book by its cover — but with a quick glance at a book’s cover and its back cover and its author’s track record and the people who have endorsed it, a reader can usually get a fairly decent sense of what sort of a book they have in front of them. That’s the rationale for scanning the just-announced lineup for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in the hope of finding titles that scream “future Oscar contender.” Of course, this sort of an approach sometimes produces false positives...

THR’s awards columnist looks at the mounting Emmys campaign for C.K.’s groundbreaking drama series — and why it’s so important for the future of the show and its creator. During the 2014 Emmys telecast, comedian Billy Eichner mocked the trend of websites releasing TV shows, claiming, for instance, that stuck-in-the-past Hotmail was picking up the long-canceled Judging Amy. But this year, for the first time since the internet was introduced as an Emmy-eligible platform in 2008, the TV Academy might actually nominate...

8:31 PM PDT 4/13/2016 by Gregg Kilday As its board election heats up, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson calls any negative campaigning “unacceptable.” With the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences having opened up its annual board of governors election to all its members, CEO Dawn Hudson sent an email today to the Academy’s membership, urging them to avoid “free-for-all campaigning [that] could reflect poorly on the Academy.” She also announced that the Academy is setting up pages on the members-only section...

6:00 AM PDT 4/13/2016 by Kate Stanhope The Oscar winner will receive GLAAD’s Excellence in Media Award, which recognizes media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance. Robert De Niro is about to add another award to his collection. The two-time Oscar winner will be recognized by the GLAAD Media Awards in May, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. De Niro will receive the group’s Excellence in Media Award, which recognizes media professionals who have made a significant difference...

9:18 AM PDT 4/12/2016 by Hilary Lewis A total of 60 finalists for a selection of 30 honorees were unveiled Tuesday as the awards ceremony takes a new approach to this year’s show. The Peabody Awards on Tuesday announced the 60 finalists from which its selection of 30 winning programs will be chosen. The selection of finalists, by the Peabody Awards’ Board of Jurors, followed by a set number of winning programs, which will be unveiled starting next week, is part of the show’s new process. The Peabody 30 will be revealed...

7:05 PM PDT 4/11/2016 by THR Staff BHFF presented its 2016 lineup of 80 competition films over five days at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. The 16th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival on Monday announced its Jury and Audience award winners. Irrefutable Proof, the feature-length drama directed by Ziad H. Hamzeh, won the Golden Palm Award, which is given to the best film in all categories. The U.K.’s A Punters Prayer received the Special Jury Prize for best feature, while the Audience Award...