The Hollywood Reporter Awards Special, 30B, August 23, 2021

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the price women pay for positions of strength

Since the beginning of time, women have had a costly relationship when it comes to their proximity to power. It’s hard to miss the recent headlines about pop singer Britney Spears, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and tennis star Naomi Osaka using their power to take a stand for their mental health. I’ve been an executive producer on The Crown since its inception and, as we begin to cover a new era, it’s become abundantly clear that some of the well-documented history in our show parallels what we see today with women in powerful positions. To put it simply: Women are initially praised for their efforts, only to be mercilessly scrutinized later. The Crown centers on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, but in the fourth season we introduce two 20th century…

3 min.
portraits of our world, in many chapters

CITY SO REAL Nat Geo From revered Chicago filmmaker Steve James — best known for the 1994 doc Hoop Dreams and a nominee in this category in 2019 for Minding the Gap — comes a five-part study of the Windy City’s 2019 mayoral election (candidate Amara Enyia is pictured). After premiering four episodes at Sundance in 2020 (the fifth, finished after the fest, examines the city’s 2020 experience with COVID-19 and protests after the police killing of George Floyd), the complete series directed by James dropped on Nat Geo on Oct. 29 (longer ago than any other nominee). It received only one other nom — for its cinema to graphy — but is at 90 percent on RT. ALLEN V. FARROW HBO In their maiden docuseries effort, Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering — whose doc…

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‘there was a good period of time where i was definitely in survival mode’

Gillian Anderson first burst into the public’s consciousness 28 years ago with The X-Files. On Chris Carter’s ground breaking sci-fi drama for Fox, she played FBI special agent Dana Scully, a young woman with a medical degree and a graduate degree in physics who, with her partner, David Duchovny’s agent Fox Mulder, investigates unsolved cases of paranormal phenomena. Her Scully — whom The New York Times described as “one of the coolest, most competent professional women ever portrayed on television” — enlivened an initial run of nine seasons, two movie spinoffs and a recent 10th season, and she picked up an Emmy, a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award along the way. In between, she also shined in indie films like The House of Mirth and The Last King…

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5 great roles by gillian anderson

THE X-FILES (1993-2002, 2016, 2018) The groundbreaking sci-fi drama from Chris Carter starred Anderson as FBI special agent Dana Scully alongside David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder. Anderson earned four Emmy nominations during its nine-season original run, winning once, in 1997. THE HOUSE OF MIRTH 2000 Anderson portrayed Lily Bart — a socialite who risks her high-class standing by entertaining the affections of a penniless suitor, played by Eric Stoltz — in this acclaimed adaptation of Edith Wharton’s 1905 novel, written and directed by Terence Davies. BLEAK HOUSE 2005 Anderson was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the BBC’s 15-part series based on Charles Dickens’ serialized novel, published in 1852-53, and adapted by screenwriter Andrew Davies. The all-star cast also featured Carey Mulligan and Charles Dance (Emmy-nominated this year for his guest role on The…

3 min.
‘the wind’s been knocked out of her’

Episode three finds Mare of Easttown’s eponymous detective at an early stage of her investigation into the death of local teen Erin McMenamin (Cailee Spaeny). When Mare receives a tip that her ex-husband, Frank Sheehan (David Denman), now engaged to Faye, may be the father of Erin’s baby, she immediately goes to confront him, upending a peaceful family game night. “[This scene is] servicing the needs of the procedural in this moment and also the needs of the family drama,” says creator Brad Ingelsby. “It was a great opportunity to have an emotional scene where you could understand what’s happened to the family unit after Kevin’s death and how each of them is trying to deal with it or not [deal] with it.” Mare’s confrontational approach to both working and parenting…

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‘i came out on the other side more aware and more in contact with our ancestors’

Michael K. Williams and Jonathan Majors have never experienced a relationship quite like the one they shared making Lovecraft Country. The HBO drama series, boasting 18 Emmy nominations, is anchored by legacy and generational trauma, with Williams and Majors at the center of that. The show not only saw characters exorcising demons — those born from racism and the supernatural — within the narrative, but offscreen as well. Majors, who is up for outstanding lead actor in a drama, and Williams, up for outstanding supporting actor in a drama, reunited over Zoom to talk about their experience on the show and the bond they formed. In an emotional conversation between the two, the actors opened up about allowing themselves to be vulnerable with one another and fulfilling roles in each other’s…