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What the Variety Staff Is Thankful for in Entertainment in 2021

Movie theaters reopened, “Succession” Season 3 is finally here and some of the biggest artists are hitting the road once again to go back on tour. As the…

Jason Sudeikis and Jean Smart to Star in ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Table Read for The Ed Asner Family Center (EXCLUSIVE)

Jason Sudeikis will star in a table read of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The “Ted Lasso” Emmy winner will play George Bailey in the holiday classic and his…

Zendaya Talks Inclusion in Hollywood at WIF Honors: ‘When You Open the Door, Your Job Is to Jam It Open for Other People to Come In’

Women In Film, Los Angeles hosted its first fundraising event since 2019 following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Formerly named the Crystal + Lucy Awards, the WIF…

It’s an Emmy-Winning Honeymoon in the Writers Room for ‘Hacks’ Co-Creators Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs

Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs were among the countless couples around the world whose wedding plans in 2020 were up-ended by the pandemic. The pair, who are…

Streaming platforms dominate Emmys as Netflix takes best drama

Notably, the streaming platforms swept the three most prestigious awards of outstanding comedy series, drama series and limited or anthology series.

The biggest Emmys 2021 snubs and surprises: Michael K. Williams and more

Sunday night got off to a rollicking start — and rarely let up, leaving last year’s COVID-shellshocked ceremony safely in its rearview mirror.

The best and worst moments of Emmys 2021: Was it really #EmmysSoWhite?

It was a big night for “Ted Lasso,” Jean Smart, “The Crown,” and for “The Queen’s Gambit” director Scott Frank briefly becoming Hollywood’s most hated man. However, for major nominees of color, Emmys 2021 was a major disappointment — and #EmmysSoWhite was trending on Twitter by the time the broadcast ended after running 15 minutes overtime….

It’s High Time for the Emmys to Do Away With Time Limits for Acceptance Speeches

One of the most potent moments in the Emmy broadcast came during Michaela Coel’s speech for writing for a limited series. The “I May Destroy You” creator addressed…

‘The Crown’ and ‘Ted Lasso’s’ Big Emmy Wins Solidify TV’s New British — and Streaming — Invasions

Television’s British invasion was on full display Sunday night at the 73rd Emmys. Netflix’s “The Crown” and Apple TV Plus’ “Ted Lasso” — series both set in the…

#EmmysSoWhite: No Actors of Color Win Despite Record Nominee Lineup

The Primetime Emmy Awards were unable to capitalize on its historic and diverse nomination fields, with all major acting trophies going to white actors. Actors that were seen…

Netflix Wins Most Emmys for First Time Ever, ‘The Crown’ and ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Tops 2021 Awards Haul

Netflix has won more Emmys than any other network or platform for the first time ever, with the streaming giant nabbing 44 awards total in 2021. Not only…

Women Take Top Emmy Comedy and Drama Series Directing Emmys for First Time

Female directors took home the Primetime Emmy Awards for comedy and drama series directing in the same year for the first time, as helmers from “Hacks” and “The…