Emmy Awards

The 2021 Emmy Awards air Sunday, Sept. 19, but whether this year’s ceremony marks a return to business as usual for the Academy, the industry, and its audiences remains up in the air.

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“Hacks” on HBO Max, one of the buzziest comedies of the summer, follows two women — a Boomer and a Zoomer.

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Ewan McGregor on the public and private lives of designer Roy Halston

Ewan McGregor: ‘Halston’

Ewan McGregor on the public and private lives of designer Roy Halston

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In National Geographic’s “Genius” series, British actor and singer Cynthia Erivo gives an Emmy-nominated portrayal of Aretha Franklin.

What’s it like for a Brit to play US icons? Cynthia Erivo recently portrayed Aretha Franklin and Harriet Tubman

In National Geographic’s “Genius” series, British actor and singer Cynthia Erivo gives an Emmy-nominated portrayal of Aretha Franklin.

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Marvel Studios’ superhero spy thriller “Black Widow” opened last weekend to the tune of $215 million in global revenue.

The confusing success of ‘Black Widow’ and the populism of the Emmys

Marvel Studios’ superhero spy thriller “Black Widow” opened last weekend to the tune of $215 million in global revenue.

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Daveed Diggs made his Broadway debut when his friend and fellow rapper, Lin-Manuel Miranda, cast him in a show as Marquis de Lafayette and a very saucy Thomas Jefferson.

Life after ‘Hamilton’: ‘That Daveed Diggs that everybody fell in love with does not exist anywhere but on that stage’

Daveed Diggs made his Broadway debut when his friend and fellow rapper, Lin-Manuel Miranda, cast him in a show as Marquis de Lafayette and a very saucy Thomas Jefferson.

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Actress Uzo Aduba on therapy as process.

Uzo Aduba: ‘In Treatment’

Actress Uzo Aduba on therapy as process.

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NBC’s Peacock recently launched the musical comedy “ Girls5eva .” It follows a fictional girl group that had one hit in the 1990s, then disappeared into obscurity.

‘Girls5eva’: Fictional 1990s girls’ music group gets another shot at fame two decades later

NBC’s Peacock recently launched the musical comedy “ Girls5eva .” It follows a fictional girl group that had one hit in the 1990s, then disappeared into obscurity.

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Starting in the mid 1990s, Hugh Grant was famous as the charming, slightly awkward but still witty heart throb in a string of romantic comedies including “Four Weddings and a Funeral,”…

Hugh Grant delights in playing the villain in HBO’s ‘The Undoing’

Starting in the mid 1990s, Hugh Grant was famous as the charming, slightly awkward but still witty heart throb in a string of romantic comedies including “Four Weddings and a Funeral,”…

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Director Barry Jenkins on giving his characters time to breathe.

Barry Jenkins: ‘The Underground Railroad’

Director Barry Jenkins on giving his characters time to breathe.

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Six years ago, actor Daveed Diggs went from being a substitute English teacher in middle schools to starring on Broadway in the critically acclaimed musical “Hamilton.”

Daveed Diggs shares his journey to ‘Hamilton’ and Broadway, plus what it means to be an artist

Six years ago, actor Daveed Diggs went from being a substitute English teacher in middle schools to starring on Broadway in the critically acclaimed musical “Hamilton.”

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In the new Peacock comedy “ Girls5eva ,” a one-hit wonder 1990s girls’ group gets a 21st century opportunity when a rapper named Lil’ Stinky decides to sample one of their tracks in a…

Meredith Scardino made a fake CD with fake songs to pitch ‘Girls5eva.’ Now the show is real

In the new Peacock comedy “ Girls5eva ,” a one-hit wonder 1990s girls’ group gets a 21st century opportunity when a rapper named Lil’ Stinky decides to sample one of their tracks in a…

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Actor Kenan Thompson on taking comedy very seriously.

Kenan Thompson: ‘Kenan’

Actor Kenan Thompson on taking comedy very seriously.

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Actor Billy Porter talks about living in New York during the AIDS crisis, gender identity, and queer visibility in the media.

‘A plague that nobody wanted to talk about’: Billy Porter on AIDS crisis and art creating political change

Actor Billy Porter talks about living in New York during the AIDS crisis, gender identity, and queer visibility in the media.

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Writer-director Emerald Fennell on why subtlety is overrated.

Emerald Fennell: ‘Promising Young Woman’

Writer-director Emerald Fennell on why subtlety is overrated.

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When insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, many wore shirts or waved flags emblazoned with a single letter: Q.

‘Q: Into the Storm’ director Cullen Hoback on his globe-trotting effort to unmask Q

When insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, many wore shirts or waved flags emblazoned with a single letter: Q.

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‘WandaVision’ Executive Producer Jac Schaeffer on the storytelling possibilities of the sitcom

Jac Schaeffer: ‘WandaVision’

‘WandaVision’ Executive Producer Jac Schaeffer on the storytelling possibilities of the sitcom

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In the NBC series “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” the title character, played by Jane Levy, unexpectedly develops a musical superpower when an earthquake strikes while she’s getting…

Making ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ involves ‘bigger moments, bigger memories,’ says Austin Winsberg

In the NBC series “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” the title character, played by Jane Levy, unexpectedly develops a musical superpower when an earthquake strikes while she’s getting…

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Writer and speaker Fran Lebowitz on her misinterpreted affection for New York.

Fran Lebowitz: ‘Pretend It’s a City’

Writer and speaker Fran Lebowitz on her misinterpreted affection for New York.

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Writer-director Eugene Ashe’s new take on an old-fashioned love story.

Eugene Ashe: ‘Sylvie’s Love’

Writer-director Eugene Ashe’s new take on an old-fashioned love story.

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