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Making a (Cheerful and Optimistic, If Not Particularly Talented) Murderer

How NoHo Hank, Barry’s scene-stealing, endlessly quotable would-be crime boss, was inspired by an Apple Store employee.
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15 Performances Emmy Voters Shouldn’t Forget About This Year

We’ll be upset if none of these actors end up on your ballot.
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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.
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    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.
  2. 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.”
  3. How Timothy Simons Handles All the Insults on VeepIt pays to have thick skin.
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    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.”
  5. The Cast of Miracle Workers Plays a Round of Catch PhraseOf course Daniel Radcliffe pulled the Harry Potter card.
  6. The Women of One Day at a Time Ship Penelope and Schneider’s Relationship“Men and women can be friends.”
  7. DeWanda Wise on Preparing for Her Role in She’s Gotta Have ItDeWanda Wise does her homework.
  8. Sutton Foster Gushes Over Younger Director Miriam Shor“She’s a complete natural.”
  9. 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.”
  10. Linda Cardellini Is Good at Keeping SecretsSo is her character Judy in Dead to Me.
  11. Here’s What Went Into Filming Camping Episode of Project RunwayThe cast and crew were up against a few challenges
  12. Natasha Rothwell Channels Her Inner Nancy MeyersThe Insecure star demonstrates her many talents.
  13. Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine on Why Pen15 Is So Relatable“Anyone can relate to the trauma around that time.”
  14. Niecy Nash Critiques Iconic Nails“It is very much giving me Edward Scissorhands vibes.”
  15. 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.”
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    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.
  17. Behind the Infamous Romper Scene in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel“Go, you chicken fat, go!”
  18. Lily Collins on the Importance of Strong Female Story Lines“It shouldn’t matter about the gender. It should matter about their drive.”
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    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!
  20. Christina Hendricks and Retta Play the Newlywed GameWho would last longer in a zombie apocalypse?
  21. Why Christopher Abbott Read Catch-22 Twice Before Filming“It’s a plethora of knowledge and backstory about these characters and this world.”
  22. Connie Britton on Why Dirty John Is So Timely“Women are still coming from a tradition where we don’t value ourselves equally.”
  23. Carla Gugino and Timothy Hutton Recall Filming With Ghosts“Every single one was in the scene with us.”
  24. Paul Dano on Filming in a Real Prison for Escape at Dannemora“The size of the cells, frankly, was really shocking.”
  25. 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.”
  26. Desus and Mero on Why They Love Working With Showtime“They were like, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”
  27. 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.”
  28. 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.
  29. Marc Maron on How He Stopped Worrying About What to Wear“I really thought that if you wear green, you’re gonna bomb.”
  30. Padma Lakshmi Thinks Top Chef Is the Best Reality Show on TV“We don’t compare ourselves to other shows.”
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    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.
  32. Susan Kelechi Watson Revisited Her Dance Background for This Is Us“It was really intense trying to get that ballet back in my body.”
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    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.”
  34. Phoebe Robinson Isn’t Ruling Out More ‘2 Dope Queens’Also, she loves Lizzo!
  35. 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.”
  36. stinky!!
    Netflix Renews Tim Robinson’s I Think You Should LeaveA blessing for comedy nerds everywhere.
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    This Is Us Stars on Portraying a War Vet and an Addict“Shooting in Vietnam did bring a new dynamic.”
  38. How Puberty and Pantsing Inspired Nick Kroll’s Big Mouth“She saw my bald little cashew.”
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    On My Block’s Sierra Capri on Monse’s Best Season Two Moments“There are so many things that go on in her life that I’m just like, Wow. I can’t even believe she’s experiencing this so early.”
  40. Debra Messing Wants Grace to Go Through Menopause on Will & Grace“I want Grace to be covered in sweat … literally like in-the-shower wet.”
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    The Black Monday Cast Talks Fake Cocaine and Plays a Game of Password“They actually got real cocaine from the ‘80s.”
  42. Terry Crews Is the Mother Hen on America’s Got Talent“If they need a drink of water, I’ll go up there and give them some water.”
  43. What Adam Scott and Sanaa Lathan Love About The Twilight ZoneHere’s a twist, it’s not the twists!
  44. Andy Cohen Lives for Conflict“I am not confrontation averse, as long as other people are doing the confronting.”
  45. How Richard Madden’s Childhood Prepared Him for Bodyguard and Rocketman“I always look for something different.”
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    How a Great TV Wig Is MadeThe stylists behind Russian Doll, GLOW, and American Horror Story explain what goes into making the best kind of wig, which is one no one notices.
  47. Pamela Adlon Sang ‘Shallow’ at the Better Things Wrap PartyEven though she doesn’t really remember it.
  48. Busy Tonight Had 6 Months to Try and Change the World“Simply being a woman at this point is a political statement.”
  49. Billions’ Maggie Siff on Her Time as a Temp on Wall Street“That skill set, whatever it is, is not mine.”
  50. Giancarlo Esposito on Embodying the Violence of Better Call Saul’s Gus FringHe’s seen 300 500 times.
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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