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Is Succession a Comedy?

The Roys’ lives might be tragic, but their whole world is laughable.
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The Season SNL Embraced Its Old, Weird Self Again

The show’s writers walk us through the highlights from a year when they dialed back the Trump.
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Michelle Williams Never Thought Life Could Be Fair

The Fosse/Verdon star is standing up for herself — and for Gwen Verdon.
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    Is Succession a Comedy?The Roys’ lives might be tragic, but their whole world is laughable.
  2. pose
    A Pop-Culture Guide to Pose Season TwoWhat to watch, listen to, and read after every episode to more fully experience the rich history of NYC’s ballroom scene in 1990.
  3. chat room
    Ozark’s Julia Garner Doesn’t Want ‘Hollywood-Standard Beautiful’ Roles“I get cult members. I get pregnant Mormon girls. I get cannibals. I got a girl who was in love with a KGB secret agent.”
  4. backstories
    The Season SNL Embraced Its Old, Weird Self AgainThe show’s writers walk us through the highlights from a year when they dialed back the Trump.
  5. trailer mix
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 3 Teaser: She’s Going on TourPlus: Sterling K. Brown!
  6. rupaul's drag race
    RuPaul’s Drag Race and All Stars Renewed by VH1, So Drag Will Never Not Be on TVThe drag boom continues.
  7. chat room
    Barry’s Sarah Goldberg Makes the Case for Why Sally Is a Seriously Good Actress“How do you do bad acting that slowly gets better?”
  8. emmy insider
    Michelle Williams Never Thought Life Could Be FairThe Fosse/Verdon star is standing up for herself — and for Gwen Verdon.
  9. 2019 emmy awards
    The Emmys Have Found No One Deserving of a Governors Award This YearOuch.
  10. books
    The Man Booker Long List Includes Margaret Atwood’s Upcoming NovelAlongside Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer.
  11. ken ehrlich
    Grammys Producer Who Clashed With Ariana Grande to Step DownKen Ehrlich famously feuded with Ariana, Frank Ocean, and more artists.
  12. 2019 emmy awards
    Mandy Moore Will Not Let a Rattlesnake Ruin Her Emmy Nomination“My husband’s like, ‘There’s a snake outside.’”
  13. 2019 emmy awards
    Emmy Nominations 2019: The 24 Biggest Surprises and SnubsYay, Fleabag! But really, no Rhea Seehorn?
  14. awards
    Game of Thrones, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Lead 2019 Emmy NominationsAnd Beyoncé got 6!
  15. vmas 2019
    And Your 2019 MTV VMAs Host Is … Sebastian ManiscalcoNo, really!
  16. emmy insider
    Sacha Baron Cohen’s Eyebrows Were ‘Obliterated’ for Who Is America?“If the makeup doesn’t work, the show’s over,” the prosthetics artist told us.
  17. Christina Applegate Explains the Backstory of Jen’s Mastectomy on Dead to Me“It’s something that I just never saw anyone really discuss in any show.”
  18. How Timothy Simons Handles All the Insults on VeepIt pays to have thick skin.
  19. chat room
    Maggie Gyllenhaal on The Deuce, Sex Work, and Falling in Love With Fleabag“I’ve gotten into trouble with sex workers online for saying this, but my fantasy of that life is that it’s got to be numbing.”
  20. The Cast of Miracle Workers Plays a Round of Catch PhraseOf course Daniel Radcliffe pulled the Harry Potter card.
  21. The Women of One Day at a Time Ship Penelope and Schneider’s Relationship“Men and women can be friends.”
  22. DeWanda Wise on Preparing for Her Role in She’s Gotta Have ItDeWanda Wise does her homework.
  23. Sutton Foster Gushes Over Younger Director Miriam Shor“She’s a complete natural.”
  24. The Team Behind I Am the Night on Why It’s So Universally Resonant“[Fauna] was someone who refused to be defined by the circumstances.”
  25. Linda Cardellini Is Good at Keeping SecretsSo is her character Judy in Dead to Me.
  26. Here’s What Went Into Filming Camping Episode of Project RunwayThe cast and crew were up against a few challenges
  27. Natasha Rothwell Channels Her Inner Nancy MeyersThe Insecure star demonstrates her many talents.
  28. Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine on Why Pen15 Is So Relatable“Anyone can relate to the trauma around that time.”
  29. Niecy Nash Critiques Iconic Nails“It is very much giving me Edward Scissorhands vibes.”
  30. Eric McCormack on What Society Expects From Sitcoms“If you have a family sitcom that’s what it is, it’s a family and nobody’s supposed to get divorced.”
  31. character study
    Making a (Cheerful and Optimistic, If Not Particularly Talented) MurdererHow NoHo Hank, Barry’s scene-stealing, endlessly quotable would-be crime boss, was inspired by an Apple Store employee.
  32. Behind the Infamous Romper Scene in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel“Go, you chicken fat, go!”
  33. Lily Collins on the Importance of Strong Female Story Lines“It shouldn’t matter about the gender. It should matter about their drive.”
  34. emmy insider
    Our 2019 Emmy-Nomination PredictionsIt’s gotten harder than ever to forecast the field of nominees, but that’s not going to stop us from trying!
  35. Christina Hendricks and Retta Play the Newlywed GameWho would last longer in a zombie apocalypse?
  36. Why Christopher Abbott Read Catch-22 Twice Before Filming“It’s a plethora of knowledge and backstory about these characters and this world.”
  37. Connie Britton on Why Dirty John Is So Timely“Women are still coming from a tradition where we don’t value ourselves equally.”
  38. Carla Gugino and Timothy Hutton Recall Filming With Ghosts“Every single one was in the scene with us.”
  39. Paul Dano on Filming in a Real Prison for Escape at Dannemora“The size of the cells, frankly, was really shocking.”
  40. Jennifer Love Hewitt on Acting Alongside Her Husband on 9-1-1“Thank God my husband on the show is nothing like my husband in real life.”
  41. Desus and Mero on Why They Love Working With Showtime“They were like, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”
  42. Elizabeth Olsen and Mamoudou Athie on Sorry for Your Loss’ Flashback Scenes“The way we rooted [our acting] was in A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion.”
  43. emmy insider
    15 Performances Emmy Voters Shouldn’t Forget About This YearWe’ll be upset if none of these actors end up on your ballot.
  44. Marc Maron on How He Stopped Worrying About What to Wear“I really thought that if you wear green, you’re gonna bomb.”
  45. Padma Lakshmi Thinks Top Chef Is the Best Reality Show on TV“We don’t compare ourselves to other shows.”
  46. backstories
    Pamela Adlon’s Filmmaking Motto: ‘The Moment Is Everything’The writer, director, and star of Better Things on influences, inspirations, and the importance of trusting your inner voice.
  47. Susan Kelechi Watson Revisited Her Dance Background for This Is Us“It was really intense trying to get that ballet back in my body.”
  48. party report
    Ava DuVernay on Trump’s Latest Central Park Five Comments: ‘I Don’t Care’“It’s expected. It’s not a big deal to me.”
  49. Phoebe Robinson Isn’t Ruling Out More ‘2 Dope Queens’Also, she loves Lizzo!
  50. Marsai Martin on Becoming Hollywood’s Youngest Producer“I wanted to do it more because there wasn’t a lot of people who looked like me that was my age that was doing this.”
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Awards Show Schedule

  • MTV Video and Music Awards

    August 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. EST on MTV

  • Primetime Emmys

    September 17, 2017 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS

  • The Golden Globes

    January 7, 2018 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC

  • Screen Actors Guild Awards

    January 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. EST on TNT and TBS

  • The Grammys

    January 28, 2018 on CBS

  • The Indie Spirit Awards

    March 3, 2018 on IFC

  • The Oscars

    March 4, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC