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E. Oliver Whitney is a senior editor at ScreenCrush. When not talking Game of Thrones theories or waiting for the next Terrence Malick film, they* are probably having an SVU marathon. They were formerly an entertainment editor at The Huffington Post and have written for Variety, New York magazine, Indiewire, Moviefone, and Backstage. *E. Oliver Whitney uses gender-neutral pronouns they, them, theirs.
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2017 Emmys Nominations: 5 Major Snubs and 5 Amazing Surprises

The nominations are in for the 2017 Emmy Awards and there’s just as much to celebrate as there is to be disappointed about. The 2016-2017 TV season was a huge year for the small screen, reaching the peak-iest of peak TV. It was full of more new series than you could keep track of, diverse casts, and many groundbreaking episodes in both the comedy and drama departments. A brief scan of the major categories may leave you feeling a little bummed over the nominations, with many of the usual suspecting making the cut yet again – can the Emmys even exist without Modern Family or Julia Louis-Dreyfus nods at this point? And critical and fan favorites like The Leftovers, Girls, and Legion were nowhere to be seen in the top categories.

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Lady Gaga Sings With Bradley Cooper in First ‘A Star is Born’ Photo

Stefani Germanotta, better known to the world as Lady Gaga, decided to try out the title of triple threat when she entered Hollywood back in 2013. With minor roles in Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, it was hard to tell just how serious we were supposed to take Gaga’s acting career. Then she went and won a Golden Globe last year for her vampiric role in American Horror Story: Hotel. With next year’s A Star is Born remake, she’ll have the perfect opportunity to show off her acting skills on the big screen while doing what she does best: sing.

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Seth Meyers Spoofs Awards Season As a Sad White Guy in ‘Oscar Bait’

You know the movies. They’re the weepy dramas, often based on a true story, about an ailed male protagonist. Maybe they comment on race relations in one or two scenes, maybe a main character is afflicted with a fatal disease, or maybe a man is wrecked with guilt for an accident he caused. They’re Oscar bait; the movies made to jerk tears and woo the Academy.

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2017 Oscar Nominations: ‘La La Land’ Leads with a Record-Tying 14 Nominations

Ah, can you smell it? The aroma of scorching hot awards season debates is already in the air! The nominees for the 2017 Oscars were announced bright and early this morning – or should we say dark and early, as the ScreenCrush team beat the sunrise for the big announcement.

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2017 Golden Globes Nominations Announced, ‘La La Land’ and ‘The People v. O.J.’ Lead

Following Sunday night’s Critics’ Choice Awards, the Golden Globes nominations have arrived. On Monday morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominees for the 2017 awards, recognizing the best in film and television.

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Mark Wahlberg Stars in First Teaser Trailer for Boston Bombing Drama ‘Patriots Day’

Director Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg are tackling two devastating events in recent American history in their latest films. Following the recent Deepwater Horizon, the filmmaker and actor’s next film this year will follow the tragedy of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing in Patriots Day.

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New Netflix Instant Releases: October 2016

The best thing about the beginning of a new month is the slew of new releases and classics coming to Netflix Instant. Wishing you could have a rom-com double feature? Good, because now you can with How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Bummed you missed two art house releases, Greek comedy Chevalier and last year’s Palme d’Or winner Dheepan? No problem. Have you been itching for a good cry and Titanic movie night? Wait no longer! (Sorry, I buried the lead. Titanic coming to Netflix is all that matters.) On top of those, the new season of dystopian tech thriller Black Mirror hits Netflix Instant next month, plus Christopher Guest‘s Mascots and Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th. It’s gonna be a good month of you, your TV and your couch.

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Johnny Depp Plays Donald Trump In Bizarre Funny or Die Fake Biopic

Weren’t pleased with Johnny Depp’s Boston gangster? Underwhelmed by his continual attempts to charm you with makeup-clad characters? Too bad, because Depp’s latest role takes character acting to the next level, finding him playing the ultimate character: Donald Trump.

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