The Hollywood Reporter Awards Special, 30A, August 19, 2021

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how to navigate awards season amid the delta variant surge

Safely.” That’s the word Cynthia Erivo employs to describe how she’s stepping out during this year’s awards season, one that has once again been dented by the COVID-19 pandemic amid rising concerns over the delta variant and renewed mask mandates for indoor spaces. “I’m approaching it as safely as I possibly can, but I’m excited to see people,” says the star, Emmy-nominated for her turn as the Queen of Soul in Nat Geo’s Genius: Aretha. Seeing people has mostly been relegated to small screens for virtual events, much like last year — but not completely. Studios, streamers and networks have hosted some in-person gatherings, but the look, feel and logistics are not back to normal. “The volume is not what it was pre-pandemic,” Amy Ramirez, Swisher Prods. chief creative officer and…

2 min.
can you handle the truth?

THE BEE GEES: HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART HBO One of two HBO music docs in the category, this one was directed by Steven Spielberg’s longtime producer Frank Marshall and benefited from the cooperation of the sole survivor of the group, Barry Gibb, who offers emotional memories of his family throughout. An exploration of the Gibbs’ personal and professional ups and downs, as well as the origins and demise of the disco era, it possesses a 96 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes (the strongest of any of these nominees) and scored six total noms (more than all but one other nominee). BOYS STATE Apple TV+ Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss’ chronicle of Texas teens participating in a mock government program was recognized with the 2020 Sundance Film Festival’s grand jury prize for U.S.…

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‘always do your best because you never know who is looking’

Frank Marshall is one of the most artistically and commercially successful producers in Hollywood history. For 53 years, he has helped to realize the visions of filmmakers including Peter Bogdanovich, Walter Hill, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, M. Night Shyamalan, David Fincher, Paul Greengrass and, most famously, Steven Spielberg, with whom he has collaborated on and off for 40 years. And with producing credits including The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, E.T., The Color Purple, Empire of the Sun, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, all five installments of the Indiana Jones franchise, all three installments of the Back to the Future franchise, three installments of the Jurassic Park franchise and all five installments of the Bourne franchise, it’s little surprise…

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5 other acclaimed films from producer frank marshall

PAPER MOON 1973 Marshall was an associate producer on Peter Bogdanovich’s Depression-era road movie starring Ryan O’Neal and daughter Tatum O’Neal. The film earned four Oscar noms the following year, including best supporting actress for 10-year-old Tatum, making her the youngest performer to win a competitive Oscar. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 1981 Marshall earned his first Oscar nomination for the launch of the Indiana Jones franchise (the only film in the series to land a best picture nod), his first collaboration with Steven Spielberg. THE COLOR PURPLE 1985 Marshall’s second best picture-nominated film proved Spielberg could helm serious, dramatic films — but went for a record-tying 0-for-11 at the Oscars. THE SIXTH SENSE 1999 Marshall produced M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller, which he had read as a spec script. It earned six Oscar noms, including best picture. THE CURIOUS CASE OF…

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‘the last place she wants to be’

In this scene from The Flight Attendant’s first episode, Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) returns to the scene of the crime at the center of the HBO Max comedy series’ murder-mystery plot: the Bangkok hotel suite where she discovers Alex (Michiel Huisman), who has been brutally killed at some point the night before, during Cassie’s alcohol-induced blackout. But this is not really the hotel suite — it’s Cassie’s “mind palace,” where she returns frequently throughout the series to process the trauma she has experienced and figure out what happened to Alex. “It’s a structure that you can build in your head to help you concentrate on things, remember things, visualize things,” explains Steve Yockey of this seemingly otherworldly version of the hotel suite. It was not a device novelist Chris Bohjalian used in…

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yes, i did say that!

“I am so sick of fricking Zoom.”KATHRYN HAHNThe WandaVision nominee, to Harper’s Bazaar, expressing her Zoom fatigue along with her hopes of celebrating the Emmys in person.“Please wear your mask so I can shoot my show.”ROBIN THEDEThe creator and star of HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show, to The Playlist, imploring people to wear their masks in Los Angeles.“That’s not exactly the Emmy I was looking for.”COURTENEY COXThe Friends star, to Entertainment Weekly, on being nominated as executive producer of the show’s reunion special, after recently revealing on The Howard Stern Show that she was disappointed at never being nominated for her performance on the original show.“The only thing I’m dealing with is, why am I nominated?”BARRY JENKINSThe Underground Railroad director, to Vanity Fair, on not wanting to take all…