‘SMILF’s Frankie Shaw On Season 2’s Risks, Tackling Sexual Abuse & That Title – Next Generation TV

“I feel that it is so similar – the process of being a single mom with a young child and creating and running a TV show – there is almost no difference,” SMILF creator, showrunner and star Frankie Shaw says in the first installment of Deadl…

"I feel that it is so similar – the process of being a single mom with a young child and creating and running a TV show – there is almost no difference," SMILF creator, showrunner and star Frankie Shaw says in the first installment of Deadline’s second season of Next Generation TV. "You are thinking about the show and the stories at every moment of the day, even when you are not thinking about it," adds the Golden Globe nominee. Based on Shaw's 2015 Sundance Film…

‘SMILF’ Creator-Star Frankie Shaw: “This Season Gets Weirder And Darker” – The Contenders Emmys

Third up on ABC Studios’ Contenders Emmys panel was SMILF creator-star Frankie Shaw, who cultivated the Showtime series out of a short film she directed.
Speaking to moderator Michael Ausiello of TVLine, Shaw teased what’s to come in the 10-episode second season of the often-surreal, lyrical series, following the dating escapades of a single mother. “This season gets weirder and darker,” she said. “We’re dealing with identity and the masks we wear to present ourselves to…

Third up on ABC Studios’ Contenders Emmys panel was SMILF creator-star Frankie Shaw, who cultivated the Showtime series out of a short film she directed. Speaking to moderator Michael Ausiello of TVLine, Shaw teased what’s to come in the 10-episode second season of the often-surreal, lyrical series, following the dating escapades of a single mother. “This season gets weirder and darker,” she said. “We're dealing with identity and the masks we wear to present ourselves to…

SMILF” Creator and Star Frankie Shaw Lands Los Feliz Monterey Colonial (EXCLUSIVE)

Frankie Shaw celebrated the success of her standout Showtime comedy series “SMILF” — after two 2017 Golden Globe nominations, one for Best Actress, Television Series Musical or Comedy and the other for the Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, the show was picked up late last year for a sophomore season — with the $2.15 […]

Frankie Shaw celebrated the success of her standout Showtime comedy series “SMILF” — after two 2017 Golden Globe nominations, one for Best Actress, Television Series Musical or Comedy and the other for the Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, the show was picked up late last year for a sophomore season — with the $2.15 […]

Golden Globes: Wonder Women Gal Gadot, Brooklyn Prince, Salma Hayek Huddle with W Mag (Photos)

That long line of cones splicing Sunset Boulevard on Thursday night, steering traffic away from the famed Chateau Marmont, came with good reason.

Throngs of Golden Globe nominees and other captains of pop culture ascended to the rooftop penthouse for a pre-Golden Globes weekend soiree tied to the release of W Magazine’s Best Performances portfolio.

Ashley Olsen and Elizabeth “Lizzie the Sundance Queen” Olsen

Much like how their corporate cousin Vanity Fair swallows Oscar week’s glitterati, W Magazine Editor In Chief Stefano Tonchi, Best Performances guru Lynn Hirshberg, and their glossy squad drew the power players around Golden Globes weekend into a single orbit on Thursday night.

James Franco arrives in one of the 35 chauffeured Audi Q7’s whisking talent past the throngs of paparazzi and autograph hounds down below

The stars in the middle of that orbit? Salma Hayek, “Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot, James Franco, Mary J. Blige and a rare sighting of Olsen sisters Ashley and Elizabeth (not Ashley’s twin) in the same room.

Spanish import Miranda Makaroff has flown in to spin this bash for the past few years (BFA)

Tilting your forehead 45 degrees towards the floor, you might have seen the breakout of the juniors division, young Brooklynn Prince from “The Florida Project,” chatting up the Lizzie Olsen or Gadot, while looking up revealed a new addition on the packed outdoor balcony — a disco ball. It would go to good use as a feisty duo from Spain flew in to spin in the living room, as they have for the past few years

“Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross. (Getty Images)

Also Read: Golden Globes 2018: Here are Hollywood’s Top Party Invites (Updating)

Frankie Shaw, the force behind Showtime’s semi-autobiographical single mom comedy “SMILF,” caught Tracee Ellis Ross in the hallway, introducing herself. Ross told Shaw she was so glad she had stopped her. When a photographer approached to ask to capture the moment, Ross asked, “Would you please?”

Mainlining glam: James Franco and Emilia Clarke (Donato Sardella/Getty Images)

Less accessible was Gal Gadot. The “Wonder Woman” star had a dedicated security guard stationed in front of her patio table throughout the night.

Salma Hayek, continuing her trend of pure candor, had no qualms about capturing the view herself. After Entertainment Tonight’s Carly Steel wrapped up casual on-camera arrival chats in one of the converted bedrooms, the one-time “Frida” had a friend shoot cellphone pictures of her on the balcony overlooking Sunset.

Hong Chau, Lynn Hirschberg (who cast and wrote the Best Performances portfolio), and Salma Hayek (Donato Sardella, Getty Images)

“I had a successful soap opera career in Mexico,” Hayek says in the new issue. “I left my fame and my comfort and I moved to Los Angeles because I wanted to make films. I was very, very famous in Mexico, and in the States I was working as an extra. People thought maybe I was running from the police.”

Also Read: Golden Globes Film Predictions: From ‘Get Out’ to ‘Lady Bird’ (Photos)

As for actual running, the night before this party a new cast began racing around the world again on CBS’ 30th season of “The Amazing Race.”

Also Read: ‘Amazing Race’ Creators on Surprise Renewal, Emmys and Plans for the Future (Exclusive)

The show beat “The X-Files” in ratings, won its timeslot and nearly doubled recent premiere numbers. I caught CBS chief Les Moonves near the elevators who accepted congratulations.

“It’s back and the numbers were great,” Moonves told The Party Report.

There was an endless tap of Dom Perignon. Here, a bottle butler made it past Gadot’s security guard to fill her glass (Donato Sardella/Getty Images)

Other titans and cultural curiosities in the mix included New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (whose team has the weekend off due to a playoff bye), Duran Duran bassist John Taylor, hat guy Nick Fouquet, and model Karrueche Tran.

Also Read: Golden Globes TV Predictions: From ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to ‘Ozark’ (Photos)

Tracee Ellis Ross and “SMILF” star Frankie Shaw. (BFA)

In a more somber and odd coincidence, Jim Belushi also made the scene. As part of well known Hollywood history, his older brother John died in this hotel back in 1982. His connection to the event and this year’s Globes is not clear.

Also Read: NY Times Trolls Hollywood With Golden Globes Ad About Sexual Misconduct Reporting (Video)

View from the Chateau Penthouse. (BFA)

Those fully invested in this confluence of media and entertainment in the mix included Dawn Ostroff (President, Conde Nast Entertianment), CN Chief Business Officer Chris Mitchell, Pilar Guzman, and one of Hollywood’s skeleton keys, Ken Sunshine.

Released earlier on Thursday, the party celebrated W’s 2018 “Best Performances” portfolio.

This year’s honors featured six covers of duos: Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone; Mary J. Blige and Tom Hanks,  Gadot and Franco; Daniela Vega and Robert Pattinson; Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman; and Saoirse Ronan and Andrew Garfield. They are the leads among 29 awards-favored artists along with  Hayek, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Kaluuya, Diane Kruger, Hong Chau, Timothee Chalamet, Allison Janney, Gary Oldman, Michelle Williams, Jake Gyllenhaal, and more.

W Editor In Chief Stefano Tonchi shows “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya his spread in the Best Performances broadsheet (BFA)

The Best Performances portfolio was co-produced with British Vogue, photographed by Juergen Teller, styled by Edward Enninful. Audi, who started their partnership with Amazon (which includes Sunday night’s post-show bash and Amazon music streaming in their chauffeured Q7’s) shuttled the talent. Dom Pérignon  provided an endless pour of top shelf bubbles and Dior also partnered on the event.

The Golden Globes air live coast to coast on NBC this Sunday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Golden Globes 2018: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman to Present (Exclusive)

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Golden Globes Film Predictions: From ‘Get Out’ to ‘Lady Bird’ (Photos)

Golden Globes TV Predictions: From ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to ‘Ozark’ (Photos)

That long line of cones splicing Sunset Boulevard on Thursday night, steering traffic away from the famed Chateau Marmont, came with good reason.

Throngs of Golden Globe nominees and other captains of pop culture ascended to the rooftop penthouse for a pre-Golden Globes weekend soiree tied to the release of W Magazine’s Best Performances portfolio.

Ashley Olsen and Elizabeth “Lizzie the Sundance Queen” Olsen

Much like how their corporate cousin Vanity Fair swallows Oscar week’s glitterati, W Magazine Editor In Chief Stefano Tonchi, Best Performances guru Lynn Hirshberg, and their glossy squad drew the power players around Golden Globes weekend into a single orbit on Thursday night.

James Franco arrives in one of the 35 chauffeured Audi Q7’s whisking talent past the throngs of paparazzi and autograph hounds down below

The stars in the middle of that orbit? Salma Hayek, “Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot, James Franco, Mary J. Blige and a rare sighting of Olsen sisters Ashley and Elizabeth (not Ashley’s twin) in the same room.

Spanish import Miranda Makaroff has flown in to spin this bash for the past few years (BFA)

Tilting your forehead 45 degrees towards the floor, you might have seen the breakout of the juniors division, young Brooklynn Prince from “The Florida Project,” chatting up the Lizzie Olsen or Gadot, while looking up revealed a new addition on the packed outdoor balcony — a disco ball. It would go to good use as a feisty duo from Spain flew in to spin in the living room, as they have for the past few years

“Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross. (Getty Images)

Frankie Shaw, the force behind Showtime’s semi-autobiographical single mom comedy “SMILF,” caught Tracee Ellis Ross in the hallway, introducing herself. Ross told Shaw she was so glad she had stopped her. When a photographer approached to ask to capture the moment, Ross asked, “Would you please?”

Mainlining glam: James Franco and Emilia Clarke (Donato Sardella/Getty Images)

Less accessible was Gal Gadot. The “Wonder Woman” star had a dedicated security guard stationed in front of her patio table throughout the night.

Salma Hayek, continuing her trend of pure candor, had no qualms about capturing the view herself. After Entertainment Tonight’s Carly Steel wrapped up casual on-camera arrival chats in one of the converted bedrooms, the one-time “Frida” had a friend shoot cellphone pictures of her on the balcony overlooking Sunset.

Hong Chau, Lynn Hirschberg (who cast and wrote the Best Performances portfolio), and Salma Hayek (Donato Sardella, Getty Images)

“I had a successful soap opera career in Mexico,” Hayek says in the new issue. “I left my fame and my comfort and I moved to Los Angeles because I wanted to make films. I was very, very famous in Mexico, and in the States I was working as an extra. People thought maybe I was running from the police.”

As for actual running, the night before this party a new cast began racing around the world again on CBS’ 30th season of “The Amazing Race.”

The show beat “The X-Files” in ratings, won its timeslot and nearly doubled recent premiere numbers. I caught CBS chief Les Moonves near the elevators who accepted congratulations.

“It’s back and the numbers were great,” Moonves told The Party Report.

There was an endless tap of Dom Perignon. Here, a bottle butler made it past Gadot’s security guard to fill her glass (Donato Sardella/Getty Images)

Other titans and cultural curiosities in the mix included New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (whose team has the weekend off due to a playoff bye), Duran Duran bassist John Taylor, hat guy Nick Fouquet, and model Karrueche Tran.

Tracee Ellis Ross and “SMILF” star Frankie Shaw. (BFA)

In a more somber and odd coincidence, Jim Belushi also made the scene. As part of well known Hollywood history, his older brother John died in this hotel back in 1982. His connection to the event and this year’s Globes is not clear.

View from the Chateau Penthouse. (BFA)

Those fully invested in this confluence of media and entertainment in the mix included Dawn Ostroff (President, Conde Nast Entertianment), CN Chief Business Officer Chris Mitchell, Pilar Guzman, and one of Hollywood’s skeleton keys, Ken Sunshine.

Released earlier on Thursday, the party celebrated W’s 2018 “Best Performances” portfolio.

This year’s honors featured six covers of duos: Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone; Mary J. Blige and Tom Hanks,  Gadot and Franco; Daniela Vega and Robert Pattinson; Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman; and Saoirse Ronan and Andrew Garfield. They are the leads among 29 awards-favored artists along with  Hayek, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Kaluuya, Diane Kruger, Hong Chau, Timothee Chalamet, Allison Janney, Gary Oldman, Michelle Williams, Jake Gyllenhaal, and more.

W Editor In Chief Stefano Tonchi shows “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya his spread in the Best Performances broadsheet (BFA)

The Best Performances portfolio was co-produced with British Vogue, photographed by Juergen Teller, styled by Edward Enninful. Audi, who started their partnership with Amazon (which includes Sunday night’s post-show bash and Amazon music streaming in their chauffeured Q7’s) shuttled the talent. Dom Pérignon  provided an endless pour of top shelf bubbles and Dior also partnered on the event.

The Golden Globes air live coast to coast on NBC this Sunday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Golden Globes 2018: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman to Present (Exclusive)

NY Times Trolls Hollywood With Golden Globes Ad About Sexual Misconduct Reporting (Video)

Golden Globes Film Predictions: From 'Get Out' to 'Lady Bird' (Photos)

Golden Globes TV Predictions: From 'The Handmaid's Tale' to 'Ozark' (Photos)

Golden Globes TV Predictions: From ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to ‘Ozark’ (Photos)

Yes, there will be surprises at the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday evening. There always are at the Golden Globes. Here’s what I think will happen in the TV categories:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Nominees:
“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”

In the TV categories, HFPA voters love to salute new shows, and to go a different route than the Emmys. The first of those won’t be difficult, but the second will be – “The Handmaid’s Tale” was the big winner at the Emmys, but it feels too much like the show of the moment for the Globes to shy away just because the Television Academy likes it too.
Winner: “The Handmaid’s Tale”

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Nominees:
“Black-ish”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
“Master of None”
“SMILF”
“Will and Grace”

It’ll be easy to go for a new show in this category, too – but which one, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” or “SMILF?” Maybe the former, which had a splashy debut just as the HFPA was voting.
Winner: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

BEST LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Nominees:
“Big Little Lies”
“Fargo”
“Feud: Bette and Joan”
“The Sinner”
“Top of the Lake: China Girl”

The voters reportedly loved “The Sinner,” but this is probably another category where the reigning Emmy champ will be too much of an event to ignore. But there’s one potential snag: Now that HBO has announced a second season, “Big Little Lies” should really be in the drama-series category – and if voters feel as if they’re victims of category fraud, “The Sinner” could stage an upset here.
Winner: “Big Little Lies”

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Nominees:
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Freddie Highmore, “The Good Doctor”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Sterling K. Brown could well win for “This is Us,” but I suspect voters will want someone from a slightly newer show – either Jason Bateman for “Ozark” or Freddie Highmore for “The Good Doctor.”
Winner: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Nominees:
Catriona Balfe, “Outlander”
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Deuce”
Katherine Langford, “13 Reasons Why”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Maggie Gyllenhaal gets “newest, hottest show” points for “The Deuce,” but even the HFPA knows this is the year of Elisabeth Moss.
Winner: Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Nominees:
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Kevin Bacon, “I Love Dick”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Eric McCormack, “Will and Grace”

Voters apparently really liked the revived “Will and Grace,” so Eric McCormack is a contender. Aziz Ansari is always a cool choice. And Kevin Bacon is not only a star, he’ll let some lucky presenter say “I Love Dick” on national television.
Winner: Kevin Bacon, “I Love Dick”

BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Nominees:
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Alison Brie, “GLOW”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Frankie Shaw, “SMILF”

There are lots of fresh new faces on fresh new shows in this category, and you could make a case for any of them winning. But as creator, showrunner and star of a late-breaking show, maybe Frankie Shaw has a slight edge over Rachel Brosnahan.
Winner: Frankis Shaw, “SMILF”

BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Robert De Niro, “The Wizard of Lies”
Jude Law, “The Young Pope”
Kyle MacLachlan, “Twin Peaks”
Ewan McGregor, “Fargo”
Geoffrey Rush, “Genius”

Fresh new faces? Not so much. In a category filled with esteemed veterans, look for the most veteran and most esteemed to take the prize.
Winner: Robert De Niro, “The Wizard of Lies”

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Nominees:
Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”
Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies”

Yes, this should be an easy win for Nicole Kidman, who already has the Emmy for her performance in “Big Little Lies.” But voters know it’s not really a limited series, and they do love Jessica Biel and “The Sinner,” so this is an upset waiting to happen.
Winner: Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Nominees:
David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
Alfred Molina, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”
David Thewlis, “Fargo”

The supporting categories mix drama and comedy series with limited series and TV movies, which means that qualms about where “Big Little Lies” belongs are meaningless here. That’ll help Alexander Skarsgard, who had the most eye-catching, um, part of the season.
Winner: Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Nominees:
Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”
Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Chrissy Metz, “This Is Us”
Michelle Pfeiffer, “The Wizard of Lies”
Shailene Woodley, “Big Little Lies”

And the absence of potential category fraud will also help Laura Dern at the end of a year in which everybody finally kind of figured out that Laura Dern rocks.
Winner: Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”

Yes, there will be surprises at the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday evening. There always are at the Golden Globes. Here’s what I think will happen in the TV categories:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Nominees:
“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”

In the TV categories, HFPA voters love to salute new shows, and to go a different route than the Emmys. The first of those won’t be difficult, but the second will be – “The Handmaid’s Tale” was the big winner at the Emmys, but it feels too much like the show of the moment for the Globes to shy away just because the Television Academy likes it too.
Winner: “The Handmaid’s Tale”

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Nominees:
“Black-ish”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
“Master of None”
“SMILF”
“Will and Grace”

It’ll be easy to go for a new show in this category, too – but which one, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” or “SMILF?” Maybe the former, which had a splashy debut just as the HFPA was voting.
Winner: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

BEST LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Nominees:
“Big Little Lies”
“Fargo”
“Feud: Bette and Joan”
“The Sinner”
“Top of the Lake: China Girl”

The voters reportedly loved “The Sinner,” but this is probably another category where the reigning Emmy champ will be too much of an event to ignore. But there’s one potential snag: Now that HBO has announced a second season, “Big Little Lies” should really be in the drama-series category – and if voters feel as if they’re victims of category fraud, “The Sinner” could stage an upset here.
Winner: “Big Little Lies”

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Nominees:
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Freddie Highmore, “The Good Doctor”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Sterling K. Brown could well win for “This is Us,” but I suspect voters will want someone from a slightly newer show – either Jason Bateman for “Ozark” or Freddie Highmore for “The Good Doctor.”
Winner: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Nominees:
Catriona Balfe, “Outlander”
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Deuce”
Katherine Langford, “13 Reasons Why”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Maggie Gyllenhaal gets “newest, hottest show” points for “The Deuce,” but even the HFPA knows this is the year of Elisabeth Moss.
Winner: Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Nominees:
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Kevin Bacon, “I Love Dick”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Eric McCormack, “Will and Grace”

Voters apparently really liked the revived “Will and Grace,” so Eric McCormack is a contender. Aziz Ansari is always a cool choice. And Kevin Bacon is not only a star, he’ll let some lucky presenter say “I Love Dick” on national television.
Winner: Kevin Bacon, “I Love Dick”

BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Nominees:
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Alison Brie, “GLOW”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Frankie Shaw, “SMILF”

There are lots of fresh new faces on fresh new shows in this category, and you could make a case for any of them winning. But as creator, showrunner and star of a late-breaking show, maybe Frankie Shaw has a slight edge over Rachel Brosnahan.
Winner: Frankis Shaw, “SMILF”

BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Robert De Niro, “The Wizard of Lies”
Jude Law, “The Young Pope”
Kyle MacLachlan, “Twin Peaks”
Ewan McGregor, “Fargo”
Geoffrey Rush, “Genius”

Fresh new faces? Not so much. In a category filled with esteemed veterans, look for the most veteran and most esteemed to take the prize.
Winner: Robert De Niro, “The Wizard of Lies”

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Nominees:
Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”
Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies”

Yes, this should be an easy win for Nicole Kidman, who already has the Emmy for her performance in “Big Little Lies.” But voters know it’s not really a limited series, and they do love Jessica Biel and “The Sinner,” so this is an upset waiting to happen.
Winner: Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Nominees:
David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
Alfred Molina, “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”
David Thewlis, “Fargo”

The supporting categories mix drama and comedy series with limited series and TV movies, which means that qualms about where “Big Little Lies” belongs are meaningless here. That’ll help Alexander Skarsgard, who had the most eye-catching, um, part of the season.
Winner: Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Nominees:
Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”
Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Chrissy Metz, “This Is Us”
Michelle Pfeiffer, “The Wizard of Lies”
Shailene Woodley, “Big Little Lies”

And the absence of potential category fraud will also help Laura Dern at the end of a year in which everybody finally kind of figured out that Laura Dern rocks.
Winner: Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”

Frankie Shaw on Why ‘SMILF’ Took on Woody Allen in Season Finale

In the wake of #MeToo, the creator of the timely single-mom comedy reveals what the climate in Hollywood means for her Golden Globe-nominated show.read more


In the wake of #MeToo, the creator of the timely single-mom comedy reveals what the climate in Hollywood means for her Golden Globe-nominated show.

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Frankie Shaw Talks Showrunning, Storytelling and Season 2 of ‘SMILF’

Frankie Shaw ended 2017 on a high note. The first season finale of her auteur comedy “SMILF” aired on New Year’s Eve, and Shaw already has the date to return to the writers room for Season 2 booked (Feb. 5). Last year marked quite a professional turnaround for a woman who never felt entirely comfortable […]

Frankie Shaw ended 2017 on a high note. The first season finale of her auteur comedy “SMILF” aired on New Year’s Eve, and Shaw already has the date to return to the writers room for Season 2 booked (Feb. 5). Last year marked quite a professional turnaround for a woman who never felt entirely comfortable […]