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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Tonys: Meet the Pre-Teen Siblings Who Are the Talk of Broadway by Scott Feinberg

Sydney Lucas, 11, is a Tony nominee for her work in 'Fun Home,' and her brother Jake, 12, is opposite Kelli O'Hara—for the third time—in 'The King and I.'read more

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tonys: Nominations Snub Harvey Weinstein's 'Finding Neverland' (Analysis) by Scott Feinberg

In addition to the musical's stars Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer, other notable exclusions include Glenn Close, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nathan Lane, James Earl Jones, Rose Byrne and Tony Danz…

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tonys: Drama Desk Award Nominations Embrace 'Hamilton,' Snub 'King and I' Thesps by Scott Feinberg

Also making strong showings were 'An American in Paris,' 'Something Rotten!,' 'The Visit' and 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.'read more

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Tonys: Can Helen Mirren Win Another Award for Playing the Queen? by Scott Feinberg

The 69-year-old, who won the best actress Oscar eight years ago for 'The Queen,' is now in the running for the best actress in a play Tony for 'The Audience.'read more

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tonys: 'The Audience,' 'Curious Incident' Among Drama League Award Nominees by Scott Feinberg

'Hand to God' and 'Fun Home,' which were ineligible for Monday's Outer Critics Circle Award noms, registered strongly in Tuesday's announcement.read more

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Tonys: 'Something Rotten!' Leads Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations by Scott Feinberg

The group, which recognizes Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, also accorded Off-Broadway sensation 'Hamilton' five noms.read more

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Tonys: Bradley Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal and Assessing the Shows Already Closed by Scott Feinberg

Plays starring Bradley Cooper and Jake Gyllenhaal, Glenn Close's first Broadway show in 20 years, and a musical by Sting are among more than a dozen productions that have already closed, yet…

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Tonys: This Year's Full Field of Contenders by Scott Feinberg

THR has compiled longlists of possible nominees in every major category, including shows ranging from 'Airline Highway' to 'You Can't Take It with You' and people from F. Murray Abraham to T…

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tonys: Who Will Host Broadway's Biggest Night? by Scott Feinberg

THR's awards analyst considers the candidates, including recent hosts Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris, and new possibilities such as Jim Parsons, James Corden and Stephen Colbert.read m…

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Feinberg Forecast: Scott Predicts Tuesday's Tony Nominations by Scott Feinberg

Numerous Hollywood notables — from Bradley Cooper and Helen Mirren to Harvey Weinstein and Sting — hope to be in the running for Broadway's top honors.read more

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Tonys: The Importance of a Musical's Opening Number by Scott Feinberg

THR discusses the matter with 2015 Tony contenders Casey Nicholaw ('Something Rotten!'), Diane Paulus ('Finding Neverland'), John Rando ('On the Town'), Christopher Wheeldon ('An American in…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tonys 2015: Honors for Excellence Recipients Announced by Scott Feinberg

Scenic artist Arnold Abramson, publicist Adrian Bryan-Brown and theater technician Gene O'Donovan will receive this year's honors at the Tony Honors Cocktail Party on June 1.read more

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Tonys: Catching Up With Last Year's Acting Contenders by Scott Feinberg

THR's awards analyst reports on the recent and upcoming activities of last year's 39 nominated thesps, from Neil Patrick Harris and Idina Menzel, who recently crossed paths at the Oscars, to…

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Peabody Awards: Fred Armisen to Host Drastically-Reimagined 74th Edition by Scott Feinberg

"I want more public awareness of what it is we do," the awards' director told THR, explaining why it is moving from a weekday lunch to a weekend dinner, and why winners of entertainment cate…

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Monday, March 30, 2015

TCM Film Fest: 'Easy Rider' Icon Peter Fonda on Henry, Weed, Motorcycling and the MPAA (Podcast) by Scott Feinberg

The 75-year-old Oscar-nominated screenwriter and actor sat down with THR's Scott Feinberg for a wide-ranging, hour-long conversation.read more

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TCM Film Fest: George Lazenby on How a Threesome Led Him to the Role of James Bond (Podcast) by Scott Feinberg

The 75-year-old, who played 007 in the 1969 film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service,' dishes candidly to THR about his expectations-defying life and career.read more

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TCM Fest: Shirley MacLaine on Her Best Roles, Witnessing UFOs and Passing on 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' (Podcast) by Scott Feinberg

The 80-year-old Oscar and Emmy winner, who was being celebrated at the fest, sat down with THR's Scott Feinberg to discuss her life, career and unique worldview. read more

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Eight-Eight-Year-Old Oscar Voter Assesses Field After 2015's Bleak First Quarter: "It's Gonna Be a Long Year" (Podcast) by Scott Feinberg

Marcia Nasatir, the first woman ever to serve as vp production in Hollywood and a member of the Academy for the past 40 years, rejoined THR's awards analyst Scott Feinberg for the second ins…

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

On the Eve of 'Sound of Music' Reunion, Julie Andrews Reveals "I Was a Very Sad Little Girl" by Scott Feinberg

A half-century after winning an Oscar for her first film and starring in the biggest blockbuster to that point, the legendary actress, nearing her 80th birthday, reflects on a life that hasn…

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Friday, March 20, 2015

MTV Movie Awards: Shailene Woodley to Receive Trailblazer Award (Exclusive) by Scott Feinberg

The popular 23-year-old's three-time costar Miles Teller, opposite whom she's now appearing in 'Insurgent,' will present her with the honor on April 12.read more

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

San Luis Obispo Film Fest: 'Citizen Kane' Plays in William Randolph Hearst's Private Screening Room by Scott Feinberg

Ben Mankiewicz, the grandson of the film's late co-writer Herman J. Mankiewicz, introduced the unprecedented screening, a fundraiser that was given the go-ahead by Hearst's great-grandson St…

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

SXSW: Tab Hunter Opens Up About Life As a Closeted Gay Star During Hollywood's Golden Age by Scott Feinberg

The 82-year-old legend told his story in a 2005 memoir and a new documentary because, he says, he wanted people to "get it from the horse's mouth and not from some horse's ass after I'm dead…

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

TCM Film Fest: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Fonda and an Ex-007 Will Make Appearances (Exclusive) by Scott Feinberg

The fest also announced that three people whose lives have been depicted on screen—Tony Mendez ('Argo'), Aron Ralston ('127 Hours') and Mark Schultz ('Foxcatcher')—will appear together o…

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Oscars 2015: A Weird Season Ends With Something for Just About Everyone (Analysis) by Scott Feinberg

THR's awards analyst performs a post-mortem on the winners, the show and his own predictions.read more

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 9: 'Selma' "Incredibly Misleading," 'Inherent Vice' "Trash" by Scott Feinberg

An anonymous male Academy member says 'Nightcrawler' is drawn from "a tremendous script," 'The Salt of the Earth' is "transcendent" and he can't vote for 'American Sniper' because it's "a ri…

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Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 8: 'Grand Budapest' "Most Underrated," "Gender Discrimination" Hurt Ava DuVernay by Scott Feinberg

An anonymous female Academy member says she has a crush on the writer of 'Whiplash,' backed 'Ida' because she's "obsessed with stories about the Nazis and WWII" and felt Patricia Arquette wa…

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'The Geezer and the Kid,' Ep. 1: An 88-Year-Old Oscar Voter Shares Her Picks, Reviews '50 Shades of Grey' (Podcast) by Scott Feinberg

Marcia Nasatir, the first woman ever to serve as a VP of production in Hollywood and a member of the Academy for the past 40 years, joins THR's awards analyst Scott Feinberg for the first ep…

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Spirit Awards 2015: 'Birdman' Tops 'Boyhood' on Saturday, Previewing Sunday? (Analysis) by Scott Feinberg

Two of the last three films that won the best film Spirit Award — but only three in 29 years — went on to win the best picture Oscar, as well.read more

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 7: "No Better Filmmaker" Than Eastwood, "Loved" 'Mr. Turner' by Scott Feinberg

An anonymous male Academy member backs his former classmate "Bobby Duvall" ("Even in a bad picture, he held his own"), calls 'Inherent Vice' "amazing" and says he is "not so much into specia…

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Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 6: 'Birdman' "Genius on Many Levels," "Loved" 'Guardians of the Galaxy' by Scott Feinberg

An anonymous female Academy member also says she voted twice for 'Unbroken,' 'Nightcrawler' deserved a best picture nom and Benedict Cumberbatch "can do just about anything."read more

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Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 5: I "Love" 'Sniper,' "Just Can't Do It Again" With Streep by Scott Feinberg

An anonymous male Academy member also says he "didn't care for" 'Birdman,' backed Robert Duvall "because I don't believe that this will happen for him again" and voted for 'Leviathan' becaus…

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