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Joel Fields Compares ‘Fosse/Verdon’ to ‘The Americans’: ‘More Dancing, Less Killing’

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Joel Fields didn’t move very far in finding his next project after “The Americans,” staying with FX as an executive producer on the network’s upcoming Sam Rockwell-Michelle Williams drama “Fosse/Verdon.”

And though his new series centers on a male-female couple that have a very complicated relationship — which sounds an awful lot like his prior series — Fields noted one major difference compared to his former Cold War spy drama.

“More dancing, less killing,” Fields said Monday during the Television Critics Association press tour.

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The upcoming limited series is about the creative and romantic partnership between choreographer/director Bob Fosse and dancer Gwen Verdon, starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams in the titular roles. Fields argued that, though the stakes are “not the quite the same in terms of life and death,” he does see similarities between Fosse and Verdon and “The Americans’” Philip and Elizabeth Jennings.

“As we used to say on ‘The Americans,’ ‘We’re all spies in our own lives,’ and I think on this show we can say, ‘We’re all playing roles in our own lives.’ So it’s really not so different,” Fields said. “The chance to explore another complicated marriage and relationship was impossible to say no [to].”

The eight-episode show will debut Tuesday, April 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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Matthew Rhys Takes Over Title Role From Robert Downey Jr. in HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Limited Series

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Matthew Rhys will star in HBO’s long-gestating “Perry Mason” limited series.

Rhys, who last year wrapped up his starring role in FX’s “The Americans,” replaces Robert Downey Jr., who departed the project as an actor earlier this year, though he is remaining on board as an executive producer.

Rhys will star as Perry Mason “at a time in his life when he is living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator.  Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and is suffering the effects of a broken marriage.”

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The logline for the series, per HBO is: 1932, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this limited series follows the origins of American Fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason.  When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.

The series is based on the characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner. Raymond Burr starred as the character on CBS’ “Perry Mason” which ran from 1957 to 1966.

“Perry Mason” has been in development since 2016, with “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto originally on board to pen the script, before departing to work on the third season of his HBO drama, which premiered Sunday night. Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald, who were brought in to replace him, will serve as showrunners. Downey will executive produce alongside Team Downey’s Susan Downey and Amanda Burrell.

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Golden Globes 2019: The Complete List of Nominees

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The nominees are in for next month’s 76th annual Golden Globes! Yes, Little Monsters: Lady Gaga got a nod. And also yes, Comic-Con dwellers: “Black Panther” has been nominated for Best Movie – Drama.

Find all of the nominees in each of the 25 categories below. “Vice” led the way for film, while “The Assassination of Gianna Versace: American Crime Story” collected the most chances for a trophy on the TV side of the business.

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Amy Adams – “Vice”
Claire Foy – “First Man”
Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Emma Stone – “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz – “The Favourite”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Arkin – “The Kominsky Method”
Kieran Culkin – “Succession”
Edgar Ramirez – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Ben Whishaw – “A Very English Scandal”
Henry Winkler – “Barry”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Kristen Bell – “The Good Place”
Candice Bergen – “Murphy Brown”
Alison Brie – “GLOW”
Rachel Brosnahan – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Debra Messing – “Will & Grace”

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Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“The Alienist” – TNT
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” – FX
“Escape at Dannemora” – Showtime
“Sharp Objects” – HBO
“A Very English Scandal” – Prime Video

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
“Barry” – HBO
“The Good Place” – NBC
“Kidding” – Showtime
“The Kominsky Method” – Netflix
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – Prime Video

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
“A Quiet Place”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Black Panther”
“First Man”
“Mary Poppins Returns”

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Amy Adams – “Sharp Objects”
Patricia Arquette – “Escape at Dannemora”
Connie Britton – “Dirty John”
Laura Dern – “The Tale”
Regina King – “Seven Seconds”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alex Bornstein – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Patricia Clarkson – “Sharp Objects”
Penelope Cruz – “The Assassination of Gianna Versace: American Crime Story”
Thandie Newton – “Westworld”
Yvonne Strahovski – “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen – “Who Is America”
Jim Carrey – “Kidding”
Michael Douglas – “The Kominsky Method”
Donald Glover – “Atlanta”
Bill Hader – “Barry”

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas – “Genius: Picasso”
Daniel Bruhl – “The Alienist”
Darren Criss – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Benedict Cumberbatch – “Patrick Melrose”
Hugh Grant – “A Very English Scandal”

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
“Capernaum” – Lebanon
“Girl” – Belgium
“Never Look Away” – Germany
“Roma” – Mexico
“Shoplifters” – Japan 

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma”
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara – “The Favourite”
Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Adam McKay – “Vice”
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly – “Green Book”

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Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Black Panther”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“A Star Is Born”

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“Crazy Rich Asians”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Vice”

Best Motion Picture – Animated
“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mirai”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Glenn Close – “The Wife”
Lady Gaga – “A Star Is Born”
Nicole Kidman – “Destroyer”
Melissa McCarthy – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Rosamund Pike – “A Private War”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born”
Willem Dafoe – “At Eternity’s Gate”
Lucas Hedges – “Boy Erased”
Rami Malek – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
John David Washington – “BlacKkKlansman”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt – “Mary Poppins Returns”
Olivia Colman – “The Favourite”
Elsie Fisher – “Eighth Grade”
Charlize Theron – “Tully”
Constance Wu – “Crazy Rich Asians”

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Best Director – Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born”
Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma”
Peter Farrelly – “Green Book”
Spike Lee – “BlacKkK
lansman”
Adam McKay – “Vice”

Best Television Series – Drama
“The Americans” – FX
“Bodyguard” – Netflix
“Homecoming” – Prime Video
“Killing Eve” – BBC America
“Pose” – FX

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe – “Outlander”
Elisabeth Moss – “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Sandra Oh – “Killing Eve”
Julia Roberts – “Homecoming”
Keri Russell – “The Americans”

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Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman – “Ozark”
Stephan James – “Homecoming”
Richard Madden – “Bodyguard”
Billy Porter – “Pose”
Matthew Rhys – “The Americans”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale – “Vice”
Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Mary Poppins Returns”
Viggo Mortensen – “Green Book”
Robert Redford – “The Old Man & The Gun”
John C. Reilly – “Stan & Ollie”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali – “Green Book”
Timothee Chalamet – “Beautiful Boy”
Adam Driver – “BlacKkKlansman”
Richard E. Grant – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Sam Rockwell – “Vice”

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Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“All the Stars” – “Black Panther”
“Girl in the Movies” – “Dumplin’”
“Requiem for a Private War” – “A Private War”
“Revelation” – “Boy Erased”
“Shallow” – “A Star Is Born”

Jennifer Maas contributed to this report.

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