Monday, April 16, 2018

Camille A. Brown (‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ & ‘Once on This Island’ choreographer) on the beauty of ‘bodies moving together’ [EXCLUSIVE by Daniel Montgomery

“It was really just about how you push the story forward. How does the movement help to tell the story?” says choreographer Camille A. Brown about her work on NBC’s live co…

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‘Amadeus’ voted top Best Picture Oscar winner of the 1980s, rising above all ‘mediocrities’ [POLL RESULTS] by Kevin Jacobsen

While Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) says in “Amadeus” that he speaks for “all mediocrities in the world,” the film clearly rises above such mediocrities, accord…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Will ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ win Daytime Emmys and Tonys in the same year? by Daniel Montgomery

You wouldn’t expect a children’s cartoon to be in a position to win Emmys and Tonys in the same year, but the long-running Nickelodeon series “SpongeBob SquarePants” …

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‘Paterno’ reviews: Al Pacino ‘at his best’ in ‘remarkable’ performance as disgraced football coach Joe Paterno by Marcus James Dixon

Al Pacino is the king of HBO, winning Emmys for “You Don’t Know Jack” in 2010 and “Angels in America” in 2004. Both of these trophies came for playing real-life cha…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Nathan Lane (‘Angels in America’) could win third Tony Award, first for a play by Andrew Carden

Nathan Lane has won two Tony Awards from five nominations. This year, with his acclaimed turn as notorious attorney Roy Cohn in the Broadway revival of”Angels in America,” Lane h…

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2018 Olivier Awards: ‘Hamilton’ wins record 7, ‘The Ferryman’ takes 3 by Paul Sheehan

Two years after sweeping the Tony Awards, Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s musical “Hamilton” did the same at the British equivalent, the Olivier Awards, on April 8. It won seven of it…

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2018 Olivier Awards: Complete list of winners led by ‘Hamilton,’ ‘The Ferryman’ by Paul Sheehan

Winners of the 42nd annual edition of the Olivier Awards were revealed in ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall on April 8 hosted by Catherine Tate. Unlike the Tony Awards, which are …

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’: Will Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper & Brandon Victor Dixon break Emmy curse for live musical actors? by Daniel Montgomery

NBC’s live production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” broadcast on Easter Sunday, April 1, to excellent reviews (with a current MetaCritic score of 81). In recent years these l…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sweet ‘Jesus’! Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice would EGOT with John Legend if ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ wins Emmy by Daniel Montgomery

Only 12 entertainers in the history of Hollywood have won EGOT: the showbiz grand slam of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards. NBC’s live production of “Jesus Christ Superstar…

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Monday, April 2, 2018

EGOT watch: Will John Legend (‘Jesus Christ Superstar’) wrap up his awards grand slam by winning an Emmy? by Daniel Montgomery

John Legend has won an Oscar, a Tony and multiple Grammys. That means he only needs an Emmy to complete his EGOT. And he’s certainly swinging for the fences in that regard. On Easter S…

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Emmy spotlight: Brandon Victor Dixon (‘Jesus Christ Superstar’) brings Tony winning theater chops to ‘majestic’ role as Judas Iscariot by Daniel Montgomery

NBC’s live April 1 production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” came with the combined star-wattage of A-list musicians John Legend as Jesus, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdelene and…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

‘Three Tall Women’: ‘Exquisite’ Glenda Jackson stars in ‘torrentially exciting’ Edward Albee ‘classic’ by David Buchanan

Edward Albee won three Pulitzer Prizes over the course of his distinguished career, with two of those award-winning plays (“A Delicate Balance,” “Seascape”) bowing on Broadway during…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Brian Tyree Henry: Will ‘Hero’-ic Broadway reviews lead to Emmy nomination for ‘Atlanta’ Season 2? by Marcus James Dixon

Despite a star-studded cast of A-listers that includes Chris Evans and Michael Cera, Brian Tyree Henry‘s performance is being singled out in the Broadway revival of “Lobby Hero.&…

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Laurie Metcalf is totally OK losing the Oscar to Allison Janney by Joyce Eng

Laurie Metcalf has her share of die-hard fans who wish she had won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Lady Bird,” but the actress herself was completely fine hearing Allison Janney…

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‘Frozen’: Did new musical version of Oscar-winning film melt hearts of Broadway critics? by David Buchanan

Just a day after a spring Nor’easter blew through New York City, a much more permanent ice storm began to brew on Broadway as “Frozen,” the high-profile stage adaptation of Disney’s …

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Rita Moreno (‘One Day at a Time’) poised for Emmy return 31 years after winning EGOT by Zach Laws

Can Rita Moreno make an Emmy comeback for “One Day at a Time” after a 35-year absence from the awards? As the wise-cracking grandmother of a Cuban-American family living in Los A…

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‘Three Tall Women’: Glenda Jackson could finally win a Tony to go alongside her Oscars and Emmys by Andrew Carden

With a pair of Oscars and a pair of Emmys under her belt, Glenda Jackson is only a Tony Award away from completing the Triple Crown of acting. And that could change this June as Jackson make…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Renee Zellweger transforms into Judy Garland in ‘Judy’ biopic [PHOTO] by Joyce Eng

Will Renee Zellweger win another Oscar for playing an Oscar nominee? The “Cold Mountain” star is unrecognizable as Judy Garland in the upcoming biopic “Judy.” Production on the film…

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Viola Davis could become 13th EGOT winner thanks to ‘Corduroy Bear’ by Kevin Jacobsen

Oscar, Emmy and Tony winner Viola Davis has announced she is writing a children’s book called “Corduroy Takes a Bow,” the latest in a series that centers on the titular bea…

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Kelly Clarkson vs. Jennifer Hudson: Which ‘American Idol’ superstar is the better ‘The Voice’ coach? [POLL] by Marcus James Dixon

This season on “The Voice,” new coach Kelly Clarkson is not shy about bringing up the fact that she’d be the best mentor because she’s been through a similar process …

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Tony Awards 2018: Predictions center is now open so make your 1st picks today by Sam Eckmann

The Gold Derby predictions center for the 2018 Tony Awards nominations launches today with 17 categories! Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, May 1, ahead of a June 10 ceremony on CBS.…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Laurie Metcalf or Allison Janney: Who will complete her Triple Crown of acting first? by Jeffrey Kare

Laurie Metcalf and Allison Janney are both one notch away from completing the Triple Crown of acting — that is, winning an Oscar, Emmy and Tony — but who might get there first? A…

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2018 Olivier Awards nominations: ‘Hamilton’ lands record 13, ‘The Ferryman’ leads among plays with 8 by Paul Sheehan

Two years after sweeping the Tony Awards, Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s musical “Hamilton” is poised to do the same at the British equivalent, the Olivier Awards. On March 6, it rea…

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Robert Lopez becomes first double EGOT winner with Oscar for ‘Coco’ by Paul Sheehan

In 2014, composer Robert Lopez became the youngest member of the EGOT club when he won an Oscar for his hit song “Let It Go” from the Disney smash “Frozen.” He was on…

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ trailer: Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda fly a kite [WATCH] by Paul Sheehan

If you were wondering why Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda were presenting together on the 2018 Oscars, it is because they co-star in the upcoming Disney film “Mary Popplns Returns.&…

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Tom O’Neil’s final, gutsy, 100% accurate Oscar predictions by Tom O'Neil

You can see all of my Oscar predictions on one page here, but let’s go through each category. Many races listed below need no explanation considering these contenders already bagged e…

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Oscar mystery explained: How voting works for Best Picture [Video] by Tom O'Neil

Huzzahs to Gold Derby user Ryan Casselman for producing this handy-dandy video that does a rather smart job explaining the mysterious, convoluted, antediluvian process of voting for Best Pic…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Oscar predictions: ‘Get Out’ pulls away from ‘Three Billboards’ in Best Original Screenplay by Joyce Eng

Less than a week after finding itself in a near deadlock tie with “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Get Out” has opened up a lead in the Oscar race for Best Original Scre…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Pasek and Paul (‘The Greatest Showman’) are trying to become the third back-to-back Best Original Song Oscar winners by Joyce Eng

Will a Pasek and Paul tune be music to Oscar voters’ ears again? After winning Best Original Song last year for “City of Stars” from “La La Land,” Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are g…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Meryl Streep in ‘Into the Woods’: A look back at her 19th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome by Andrew Carden

This article marks Part 19 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with…

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Sam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’) would be sixth Best Supporting Actor Oscar champ to beat a co-star by Joyce Eng

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” ended a 26-year drought in Best Supporting Actor, producing two nominees, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, from the same film for the first t…

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