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Sunday, March 14, 2021

‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical poised to win a Grammy a quarter-century after Alanis Morissette’s breakthrough by Daniel Montgomery

In February 1996, Alanis Morissette made history as the youngest Album of the Year winner at the Grammys at age 21 when her landmark collection “Jagged Little Pill” prevailed. She lost t…

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

‘United States vs. Billie Holiday’ sound editor Robert Hein and mixer Joshua Berger on letting Andra Day’s voice shine [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIE by Daniel Montgomery

“We were struck by her performance when we got the footage,” says “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” supervising sound editor Robert Hein about Andra Day‘s turn as the title ch…

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

‘Cats’ redeemed? Thanks to Taylor Swift, the movie musical could win more Grammys than The Weeknd by Daniel Montgomery

Plenty has already been said about The Weeknd‘s startling Grammy snubs, but it still seems shocking when you consider what surprising projects could end up winning this year instead. That …

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Not everyone agrees that Chadwick Boseman will win a posthumous Golden Globe for ‘Ma Rainey’ – who could upset? by Daniel Montgomery

As of this writing, the late Chadwick Boseman is the odds-on favorite to sweep through the awards season with Best Actor victories at most of this season’s events, according to the combine…

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Will ‘Ma Rainey’s’ supporting band mates steal the show at the Oscars? by Daniel Montgomery

The Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced on January 26 and included a windfall for the cast of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” — not just leads Viola Davis and the late Cha…

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

2020 Tony Awards officially postponed: ‘The health and safety of the Broadway community is of the utmost importance’ by Daniel Montgomery

The 2020 Tony Awards honoring the best in Broadway plays and musicals were in limbo as the result of the coronavirus pandemic, which forced theaters in New York City to shut their doors, and…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Tony champ Bryan Cranston (‘Network’) on threats against our rights: ‘It’s important to keep sounding the alarm’ [WATCH] by Daniel Montgomery

When he accepted the 2019 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, Bryan Cranston (“Network”) said that the media isn’t the enemy of the people, but that demagoguery is. He talked more abo…

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Tony winner Stephanie J. Block (‘The Cher Show’) on her unlikely friendship with the music icon [WATCH] by Daniel Montgomery

Stephanie J. Block won a Tony for Best Actress in a Musical for playing Cher in “The Cher Show,” and she actually heard from the artist herself before the event. “She was wishing love,…

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

EGOT Watch: Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel win at Daytime Emmys and are now an Oscar away from the grand slam by Daniel Montgomery

There’s definitely a new quick path to EGOT — or at least three-quarters of it. First Cynthia Erivo won a Tony, Grammy and Emmy for “The Color Purple.” Then Ben Platt and Rachel Bay …

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Shakespearean double play: Tragedy of ‘King Lear’ could triumph at both Tonys and Emmys by Daniel Montgomery

William Shakespeare is quite prolific for a playwright who has been dead for four centuries. His plays have been adapted many, many, many times. But 2019 is unique in that one of his most fa…

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Shortcut to EGOT? Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel could be the latest to win Tony, Grammy and Emmy for one show by Daniel Montgomery

It looks like there’s a new handy shortcut to EGOT. First Cynthia Erivo won a Tony, Grammy and Emmy for Broadway’s “The Color Purple.” Then Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones achieved th…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Renew ‘One Day at a Time’: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Estefan and more urge Netflix to bring back acclaimed sitcom by Daniel Montgomery

“One Day at a Time” creator Gloria Calderon Kellett reccently scared fans of her Netflix sitcom when she tweeted that the show might be at risk of cancellation. “[Netflix] made clear t…

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Ariana Grande (‘Thank U, Next’): The reviews are in, and it’s the best album of her career by Daniel Montgomery

It’s been a good couple of weeks for Ariana Grande. Despite clashing with the Grammys executive producer over a performance that never ended up happening, she won her first ever Grammy…

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Who got a Grammy bump on the Billboard charts? Kacey Musgraves, Lady Gaga and more by Daniel Montgomery

The Grammys aren’t just the biggest awards of the year for music, they’re also one of the biggest platforms for artists to reach new listeners. And after this year’s prizes…

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Could Sam Elliott (‘A Star is Born’) replicate James Coburn’s upset victory at the Oscars? by Daniel Montgomery

The Oscar race for Best Supporting Actor is shaping up to be all Mahershala Ali all the time for “Green Book,” but is there a chance Sam Elliott (“A Star is Born”) co…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

2019 Grammys behind the scenes: Lady Gaga won so many she dropped one by Daniel Montgomery

The 2019 Grammys telecast lasted almost four hours, but somehow there were moments we didn’t see on TV. The recording academy has released a video of some of the candid behind-the-scen…

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Who gave the best Grammys performance: Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile, Alicia Keys …? [POLL] by Daniel Montgomery

The Grammys are only as good as their performances, which is to say the 2019 Grammys were pretty great. That’s what I thought, anyway. What often feels like an awkward mash-up of artis…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Ladies night at the Grammys? Lady Gaga and Kacey Musgraves predicted to be the biggest winners by Daniel Montgomery

Despite controversies surrounding female musicians last year and this year, it looks like women will dominate the Grammys on Sunday night, February 10, according to the combined predictions …

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Ariana Grande vs. the Grammys: She’s not performing, but says Grammy producer is lying about why by Daniel Montgomery

As if the Grammys needed another controversy about how female musicians are treated by the recording academy. Ariana Grande isn’t performing at the awards despite being nominated twice…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

It’s official: Lady Gaga will perform at the 2019 Grammy Awards by Daniel Montgomery

It was recently reported that Lady Gaga would be attending the Grammys on February 10 instead of the BAFTA Awards on the same day. Now the recording academy and CBS have officially revealed …

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Friday, February 1, 2019

2019 Directors Guild Awards predictions in 7 races, ranked by likelihood of winning: Alfonso Cuaron, Bradley Cooper and more by Daniel Montgomery

The Directors Guild Awards honor the best achievements behind the camera in both television and film, so who will be this year’s top picks when the industry’s directors have thei…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Bo Burnham (‘Eighth Grade’) could school Bradley Cooper at the DGA Awards, according to our top users by Daniel Montgomery

Comedian Bo Burnham earned raves from critics for his debut feature film, the coming-of-age comedy “Eighth Grade,” which has earned him recognition from groups including the Goth…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Lady Gaga’s heart will go on: ‘Shallow’ may be the 1st soundtrack song to win top Grammy since ‘Titanic’ anthem by Daniel Montgomery

Soundtrack songs used to be all the rage at the Grammys. But none have won Record of the Year since “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion, the inescapable hit from “Titanic…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Ariana Grande (‘7 Rings’) goes 2-for-2 with chart-topping debuts [WATCH] by Daniel Montgomery

Ariana Grande has made frequent appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, but a number-one hit eluded her for most of her career. Now she has gone two-for-two. Her last single R…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

‘Black Panther’ and ‘Vice’ predicted to win 2 SAG Awards each … unless ‘A Star is Born’ strikes by Daniel Montgomery

There are only six categories to be handed out for film at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night, January 27, but the more than 100,000 members of the SAG-AFTRA industry union …

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Diane Warren will ‘Fight’ to win Best Song Oscar on her 10th try against her former co-nominee Lady Gaga by Daniel Montgomery

Songwriter extraordinaire Diane Warren just received her 10th Oscar nomination for Best Original Song, but she has never won, so it’s appropriate that her song is titled “I’…

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Friday, January 18, 2019

2019 Oscar predictions by film: ‘A Star is Born’ will have a lot to sing about with a leading 11 nominations by Daniel Montgomery

After months of speculation, analysis and anticipation, the 2019 Oscar nominations will finally be announced in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday, January 22. And we think the musical …

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Grammys off the deep end? Lady Gaga and Childish Gambino TIED in our Record of the Year predictions by Daniel Montgomery

The Oscar for Best Original Song looks like it might be a cakewalk for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s “Shallow” from “A Star is Born.” But they face a tougher c…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Who’s mostly likely to have a clean sweep at the Grammys: Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Drake or …? [POLL] by Daniel Montgomery

Norah Jones did it in 2003. U2 did it in 2006. Adele did it in 2012 and 2017. Bruno Mars just did it in 2018. But it seems like it should be very hard to do. I’m talking about achievin…

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Bradley Cooper (‘A Star is Born’) could win Oscars as actor, director and producer, but are we underestimating him as a writer? by Daniel Montgomery

So far the awards season has been a real nail-biter, but Bradley Cooper is holding on to the lead in our predictions for both Best Picture and Best Actor for “A Star is Born.” An…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Our top users say ‘Roma’ will rise above ‘A Star is Born’ for Best Picture Oscar by Daniel Montgomery

The Oscar race for Best Picture is still up in the air, especially after the Golden Globes, which picked “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Best Film Drama over presumed Globes and Oscar fa…

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