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Emmy Category Profiles: Documentary or Nonfiction Series and Special

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SERIES The Andy Warhol Diaries (Netflix) Writer-director Andrew Rossi and exec producer Ryan Murphy draw from the 1989 book of the same name to offer an intimate portrait of the late artist’s public and private lives. It dropped March 9 (more recently than any competitor), is rated 97 percent on Rotten […]

‘Dopesick’ Star Kaitlyn Dever Says the Hulu Series Is “One of the Most Important Stories Impacting Our Culture”

In her relatively brief career, Kaitlyn Dever has amassed an impressive list of credits on her résumé. The 25-year-old first gained notice for her guest role as wayward teen Loretta McCready on the FX crime series Justified. She proved her comedic chops playing the youngest daughter of star Tim Allen on the ABC (and later […]

How ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Production Designer Found Artistic Triumphs Despite COVID Challenges

When COVID-19 hit, production designer Bill Groom recalls, the fourth season of Amazon's Emmy-nominated The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel suddenly became a bigger show to build from the ground up

“There’s Almost No Guardrails” : ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With the Creative Team Behind ‘The Boys Presents: Diabolical’

The Boys supervillain Homelander is just as maniacally insecure in short-form animation as he is in live-action. In 2021, after two seasons of critical acclaim and a season two Emmy nomination for outstanding drama series, Amazon Prime Video expanded the world of The Boys, its no-holds-barred satire of superhero storytelling and modern-day America. And in […]

Danny Strong, Shonda Rhimes and Other Limited Series Showrunners on Their Emmy-Nominated Series

This year’s limited series race is a competitive one: three Hulu shows are up against titles from Netflix and HBO, and four of the nominees tell captivating and hard-to-believe true stories of greed, fraud and public humiliation. Creatives behind each nominated series — Dopesick‘s Danny Strong, The Dropout‘s Elizabeth Meriwether, Inventing Anna‘s Shonda Rhimes, Pam […]

The Emmys Embraced True Crime, With a Focus on Scams Over Murder

This Emmy season was stuffed with true-crime sagas, largely among the limited/anthology series. With that category’s top prize restricted to just five nominees, four of the series noms went to titles that examined high-profile crimes: Hulu’s Dopesick, The Dropout and Pam & Tommy, plus Netflix’s Inventing Anna. While fraud is at the center of each […]

How HBO’s ‘100 Foot Wave’ Captured Big-Wave Surfing

Mike Prickett not only served as director of photography on 100 Foot Wave, but his own story is so uniquely intertwined with big-wave surfing that it is even depicted in episode five of the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary series. “In the world of cinematography in the ocean, Mike Prickett has been at the forefront,” says big-wave […]

Steve Martin on His Late Career Surge and Contemplating Retirement: “This Is, Weirdly, It”

Steve Martin keeps telling himself to stop fiddling with the same material, but he can’t help it. This lifelong impulse made a recent appearance a few stops into his latest tour with Martin Short, You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today! One joke was earning two perfectly adequate laughs from the crowd, but he […]

The Making of the “Sweet and Sour” ‘White Lotus’ Opening Titles

One year ago, the opening credits for HBO’s The White Lotus pulsated on screens all over the world: simple, wallpaper-like graphics subtly undulating and accompanied by haunting music. The tropical images of monkeys, birds and fruit go perfectly with the sonic elements, teasing the character trajectories in the episodes to come, yet composer Cristobal Tapia […]

The First Emmy Nom Is a Charm for Seth Meyers

On the day of the Emmy nominations, Seth Meyers left his phone at home and set out for a jog — alone, save for his thoughts. He describes the run as “5 miles of lies.” He spent the time reminding himself of all the reasons being recognized by Television Academy isn’t the most important thing, […]

‘Better Call Saul’: Vince Gilligan on Writing and Directing His Final Episode

'Breaking Bad' creator and 'Better Call Saul' co-creator Vince Gilligan discusses the joys of directing Carol Burnett, the challenges of black-and-white and Gene/Jimmy/Saul's big decision as we head toward the series finale.

Jeffrey Wright on Playing an “Usher” for Audiences in ‘Westworld,’ Bernard’s Plan and Why His Character Is a “Laurie Anderson Fan”

[This interview contains major spoilers for episode seven of Westworld season 4, “Metanoia.”] In the penultimate episode of Westworld season four, Charlotte Hale’s new world order is crushed by the hands of several hosts. That includes host William (Ed Harris), whose embracement of his human counterpart’s violent, nihilistic tendencies doesn’t just bring Hale’s tower crashing […]