‘The Crown’ Reigns at the 2017 Golden Globes

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In its first eligible year, “The Crown” reigned over the Golden Globes. The Netflix drama won two awards: best performance by an actress in a television drama (for Claire Foy) and the crown jewel award, best television series drama. The freshman show beat out strong contenders such as HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Netflix’s other buzzy new… Read more »

Golden Globes: ‘The Crown’ Star Claire Foy Thanks Queen Elizabeth II in Acceptance Speech

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Claire Foy won the Golden Globe Award Sunday for best actress in a television drama, and thanked the monarch she portrays as she took the stage to accept. Foy’s work as a young Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s “The Crown” earned her her first-ever Globe nomination. She has also been nominated for a Screen Actors… Read more »

Golden Globes 2017: ‘The Crown’ Wins Best Television Drama

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“The Crown” won best television drama series at the 2017 Golden Globes on Sunday night. The Netflix royal period piece triumphed over fellow nominees HBO’s epic fantasy “Game of Thrones,” Netflix’s retro sci-fi sleeper “Stranger Things,” NBC’s family drama “This is Us,” and HBO’s western thriller “Westworld.” Creator Peter Morgan thanked his 11-year-old son, whose birthday was the same… Read more »

Golden Globes 2017: The Complete List of Winners and Nominees (Updating Live)

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We’re officially a “go” for awards season: Jimmy Fallon will get the 2017 Golden Globes started momentarily, when the trophies will flow as generously as the champagne.

TheWrap will update this post in realtime, denoting each winner. Until then, the best we can do is guess. Like, will musical “Mozart in the Jungle” upset established TV comedies “Transparent” and “Veep”? Which of the four freshmen dramas has the best chance to take down the dragon that is “Game of Thrones”?

On the big screen, it’ll be comedy “Deadpool” trying to upset musical “La La Land,” and a likely battle between “Moonlight” and “Manchester By the Sea” on the drama side.

Check out the complete list of nominees below (winners are in bold).

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Riz Ahmed-“The Night Of”
Bryan Cranston-“All the Way”
John Turturro-“The Night Of”
Tom Hiddleston-“Night Manager”
Courtney B. Vance-“People v. OJ Simpson”

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
“Mozart in the Jungle”

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
“La La Land”
“Hidden Figures”

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali-“Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges-“Hell or High Water”
Simon Helberg-“Florence Foster Jenkins”
Dev Patel-“Lion”
Aaron Taylor Johnson-“Nocturnal Animals”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Felicity Huffman-“American Crime”
Riley Keough-“The Girlfriend Experience”
Sarah Paulson-“People v. OJ Simpson”
Charlotte Rampling-“London Spy”
Kerry Washington-“Confirmation”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sterling K. Brown-“People v OJ Simpson”
Hugh Laurie-“The Night Manager”
John Lithgow-“The Crown”
Christian Slater-“Mr. Robot”
John Travolta-“People v OJ Simpson”

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Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
“The Salesman”
“Toni Erdmann”

Best Motion Picture – Animated
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“My Life as a Zucchini”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Olivia Colman-“The Night Manager”
Lena Headey-“Game of Thrones”
Chrissy Metz-“This Is Us”
Mandy Moore-“This Is Us”
Thandie Newton-“Westworld”

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Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“People v OJ Simpson”
“The Dresser”
“The Night Manager”
“The Night Of”
“American Crime”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Rachel Bloom-“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Julia Louis Dreyfus-“Veep”
Sarah Jessica Parker-“Divorce”
Issa Rae-“Insecure”
Gina Rodriguez-“Jane the Virgin”
Tracee Ellis Ross-“black-ish”

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
“La La Land”
“Nocturnal Animals”
“Manchester By The Sea”
“Hell or High Water”

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson-“black-ish”
Gael García Bernal-“Mozart in the Jungle”
Donald Glover-“Atlanta”
Nick Nolte-“Graves”
Jeffrey Tambor-“Transparent”

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe-“Outlander”
Claire Foy-“The Crown”
Keri Russell-“The Americans”
Winona Ryder-“Stranger Things”
Evan Rachel Wood-“Westworld”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Viola Davis-“Fences”
Naomie Harris-“Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman-“Lion”
Octavia Spencer-“Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams-“Manchester by the Sea”

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Colin Farrell-“The Lobster”
Ryan Gosling-“La La Land”
Hugh Grant-“Florence Foster Jenkins”
Jonah Hill-“War Dogs”
Ryan Reynolds-“Deadpool”

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Can’t Stop the Feeling”-“Trolls”
“City of Stars”-“La La Land”
“How Far I’ll Go”-“Moana”

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Rami Malek-“Mr. Robot”
Bob Odenkirk-“Better Call Saul”
Matthew Rhys-“The Americans”
Liev Schrieber-“Ray Donovan”
Billy Bob Thornton-“Goliath”

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Casey Affleck-“Manchester by the Sea”
Joel Edgerton-“Loving”
Andrew Garfield-“Hacksaw Ridge”
Viggo Mortensen-“Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington-“Fences”

Best Director – Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle-“La La Land”
Tom Ford-“Nocturnal Animals”
Mel Gibson-“Hacksaw Ridge”
Barry Jenkins-“Moonlight”
Kenneth Lonergan-“Manchester by the Sea”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening-“20th Century Women”
Lily Collins-“Rules Don’t Apply”
Hailee Steinfeld-“Edge of Seventeen”
Emma Stone-“La La Land”
Meryl Streep-“Florence Foster Jenkins”

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Best Television Series – Drama
“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“20th Century Women”
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“La La Land”
“Sing Street”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Amy Adams-“Arrival”
Jessica Chastain-“Miss Sloane”
Isabelle Huppert-“Elle”
Ruth Negga-“Loving”
Natalie Portman-“Jackie”

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Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Manchester by the Sea”

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Golden Globes 2017: Movie and TV Predictions in All 25 Categories (Photos)

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Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Manchester by the Sea”

While HFPA members were reportedly fond of “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Lion,” this one looks to be a contest between two critical favorites, Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” and Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight.” When there’s a film in the running that is a clear favorite of critics’ groups – “Boyhood” and “The Social Network” being two recent examples – Globes voters tend to follow suit. For that reason, I’ll go against most prognosticators and say the HFPA will pick the terrific indie film that has won the most critics awards over the terrific indie film that would narrowly get my vote.
Prediction: “Moonlight”

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Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Joel Edgerton, “Loving”
Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington, “Fences”

While Andrew Garfield could be a surprise pick, this seems to be a race between two performances that couldn’t be more dissimilar: Casey Affleck’s subtle, quiet one in “Manchester” and Denzel Washington’s thunderous one in “Fences.” My gut says they’ll be impressed and charmed by Denzel, but my head says they’ll follow the lead of most critics and go with Casey.
Prediction: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Ruth Negga, “Loving”
Amy Adams, “Arrival”
Jessica Chastain, “Miss Sloane”

To my mind, there’s a real wild card in this category: Isabelle Huppert, the legendary French actress who’s never before been nominated for a Globe despite a celebrated film career of more than 40 years. Will Globe voters, who represent international outlets, take the opportunity to reward one of the foremost international stars? I think they just might, although in the end Natalie Portman’s uncanny performance as an iconic First Lady may just be undeniable.
Prediction: Natalie Portman, “Jackie”

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Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“20th Century Women”
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“La La Land”
“Sing Street”

This one was a no-brainer before the first nominating ballot was cast. “20th Century Women” is inventive and touching, “Deadpool” is a delicious surprise, “Florence Foster Jenkins” is thoroughly entertaining and “Sing Street” is utterly charming – but the dazzling musical “La La Land” is the kind of movie for which this category was designed.
Prediction: “La La Land”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Colin Farrell, “The Lobster”
Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
Hugh Grant, “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Jonah Hill, “War Dogs”
Ryan Reynolds, “Deadpool”

Ryan Gosling is a singing, dancing movie star at the heart of an irresistible song-and-dance spectacle. But if voters are determined to spread the wealth, they might go for Hugh Grant (overdue) or Ryan Reynolds (hot) instead.
Prediction: Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”

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Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening, “20th Century Women”
Lily Collins, “Rules Don’t Apply”
Hailee Steinfeld, “The Edge of Seventeen”
Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

If “La La Land” wins for musical or comedy, and Ryan Gosling wins for musical/comedy actor, could Emma Stone possibly not win in this category? Don’t bet on it – Annette Bening and Meryl Streep are certifiable legends doing great work, but Stone is the glorious heart of her movie.
Prediction: Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Best Supporting Actor in Any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
Simon Helberg, “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Dev Patel, “Lion”
Aaron Taylor Johnson, “Nocturnal Animals”

Mahershala Ali is only in the first third of “Moonlight,” but he brings such enormous heart to the film that he has been winning one critics’ award after another. His streak isn’t about to stop at the Globes, Jeff Bridges and Dev Patel notwithstanding.
Prediction: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Best Supporting Actress in Any Motion Picture
Viola Davis, “Fences”
Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman, “Lion”
Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Viola Davis and Michelle Williams both have enormous impact in two wrenching dramas – Davis with so much screen time she almost qualifies as lead, Williams with only a handful of scenes. They’re the two frontrunners here, and Davis is such a force of nature for so much of “Fences” that voters will find it hard to deny her.
Prediction: Viola Davis, “Fences”

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Best Director – Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Tom Ford, “Nocturnal Animals”
Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

The Best Director winner usually comes from the drama side, and I’m really not comfortable with how many “La La Land” wins I’m predicting. But Damien Chazelle’s achievement in creating a wondrous modern musical so singular that it should overpower the subtler accomplishments of Jenkins and Lonergan. (Mel Gibson is the real joker in this deck, with an over-the-top movie and a narrative of redemption that some voters just might love.)
Prediction: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Tom Ford, “Nocturnal Animals”
Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
Taylor Sheridan, “Hell or High Water”

HFPA voters love Tom Ford and “Nocturnal Animals.” A vote for “Hell or High Water” could be a timely endorsement of a grim state-of-the-union message. But this is probably between “La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea.” You can almost flip a coin, but I’m guessing that the writing award goes to the accomplished playwright.
Prediction: Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Motion Picture – Animated
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“My Life as a Zucchini”

While “Kubo and the Two Strings” is easily Lakia’s best shot at winning its first Golden Globe, “Zootopia” is Disney/Pixar’s shot at winning its ninth in the category’s 11-year existence. And Disney has the advantage of a timely story of tolerance and co-existence trumping fear-mongering.
Prediction: “Zootopia”

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Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
“The Salesman”
“Toni Erdmann”

If they vote for “Elle,” the Globes can show that they’re bolder than the Academy by going for a transgressive film that didn’t even make the Oscar shortlist. If they vote for “Toni Erdmann,” they can celebrate a crowd-pleasing film seven weeks before the Academy will probably do the same thing. In the end, though, “Elle” is probably just too disturbing and divisive.
Prediction: “Toni Erdmann”

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
“La La Land”
“Hidden Figures”

My instinct is that they’ll give both music awards to “La La Land,” but I’m going to chicken out here and say that just enough voters will focus on Justin Hurwitz’s songs over his score. “Moonlight” is an adventurous alternative, but “Arrival” might have just the right touch of drama to attract voters who don’t want to give “La La Land” too much.
Prediction: “Arrival”

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” from “Trolls”
“City of Stars” from “La La Land”
“Faith” from “Sing”
“Gold” from “Gold”
“How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”

Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Iggy Pop (!) are all nominated in this category, and in a normal year I could see any of them winning. (Well, Iggy would probably always be a longshot for “Gold.”) But the centerpiece song from “La La Land” can’t really lose, can it?
Prediction: “City of Stars” from “La La Land”

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Best Television Series – Drama
“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”

Last year’s winner, “Mr. Robot,” wasn’t even nominated this year. “Game of Thrones” has never won in this category at the Globes, but its two consecutive Emmy wins could make it seem like old hat to the HFPA. The race between four new shows – “The Crown,” “Stranger Things,” “This Is Us” and “Westworld” – could go any way, but the classy look of “The Crown” may tip the scales.
Prediction: “The Crown”

Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Billy Bob Thornton, “Goliath”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Jon Hamm won a valedictory Globe last year for the final season of “Mad Men,” which put Rami Malek one year behind schedule to get his Globe for “Mr. Robot,” which was named best drama series. Voters will probably make good this year, in a category where it’s not unusual to win on the second or third nomination – although since the “Mr. Robot” heat has cooled off a bit, watch out for Billy Bob Thornton or Bob Odenkirk.
Prediction: Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”

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Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Winona Ryder, “Stranger Things”
Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”

Foy, Ryder and Wood have the hot new shows; Balfe and Russell have the returning shows that haven’t yet gotten their just desserts. I can imagine almost every one of them winning, but I suspect that “The Crown” has the momentum to put Foy over the top.
Prediction: Claire Foy, “The Crown”

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
“Mozart in the Jungle”

Since 2000, 13 different series have won in this category, and nothing has repeated since “Glee” in 2009 and 2010. That’s not good news for last year’s surprise winner, “Mozart in the Jungle” – but it’s very good news for “Atlanta,” which came along at the right time to grab momentum just as Globes voting was about to begin.
Prediction: “Atlanta”

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Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Gael Garcia Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”
Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Nick Nolte, “Graves”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Sorry, Messrs. Tambor and Garcia Bernal: Globes voters haven’t given us a repeat winner in the category this decade. The last five winners have taken the trophy during their shows’ first seasons, and Donald Glover is the ideal candidate to continue that streak.
Prediction: Donald Glover, “Atlanta”

Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Sarah Jessica Parker, “Divorce”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”

Rachel Bloom is the epitome of a musical/comedy actress. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is TV’s reigning queen of comedy. “Black-ish” is overdue. But with six nominees to further split the vote and make the winning total even smaller, this could well be a category where voters go for the newest and freshest – which, in this case, means Issa Rae and “Insecure.”
Prediction: Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“American Crime”
“The Dresser”
“The Night Manager”
“The Night Of”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Yes, the Globes like to be first. And yes, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” has already won just about every award there is to win. But no, neither of those things matter. It was the television event of the year, and it’s going to win here, too.
Prediction: “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

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Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of”
Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”
John Turturro, “The Night Of”
Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”
Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Here’s a category where the fact that “The People v. O.J. Simpson” has already won so much might hurt it a little – maybe, just maybe, voters might want to award Tom Hiddleston for “The Night Manager,” or one of the two nominees from “The Night Of.” Let’s go out on a limb and say they do just that.
Prediction: Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Riley Keough, “The Girlfriend Experience”
Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Charlotte Rampling, “London Spy”
Kerry Washington, “Confirmation”

You can go back and re-read everything I wrote about why “O.J.” was going to win in the the limited-series category. It applies to Sarah Paulson here, too.
Prediction: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

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Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”
John Lithgow, “The Crown”
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”
John Travolta, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

Three actors from miniseries are going up against two from series – and while Sterling K. Brown and Hugh Laurie would probably be duking it out if this were a miniseries-only category, John Lithgow had a bigger platform with “The Crown,” and will likely repeat his Critics’ Choice win.
Prediction: John Lithgow, “The Crown”

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Chrissy Metz, “This Is Us”
Mandy Moore, “This Is Us”
Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Viewers were divided on “Westworld,” but Thandie Newton was enough of a standout to make this the easy category in which to reward that big, brazen HBO newcomer. Chrissy Metz might have had a better shot without competition from her “This Is Us” castmate Mandy Moore.
Prediction: Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Corgi Orgy: The 5 Best Corgi Scenes in 2016, From ‘BFG’ to ‘The Crown’ (Videos)

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From Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG” to Andy Samberg’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Queen Elizabeth’s fave dog the Welsh corgi has made some memorable onscreen appearances this year.

“The BFG”

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book includes a memorable scene in which the Queen of England — and her three corgis — drink a fizzy green beverage called frobscottle from Giantland that has some hilariously gassy side effects.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

In last February’s third-season episode “Cheddar,” Amy and Jake manage to lose Holt’s beloved corgi, Cheddar, while house-sitting for the captain while he takes his hubby to Paris.

“Infinity Train”

In the Cartoon Network series, Tulip finds herself in Corgiana, a land ruled by a King Atticus, “uniter of the Cardigans and Pembrokes” (the two breeds of corgi).

“The Crown”

The Netflix series about the young Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) features several too-brief scenes featuring the British monarch with her beloved Welsh Pembroke corgis — who even keep a visiting Prime Minister Winston Churchill company while he waits for the queen at Buckingham Palace.

“Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”

In the BBC America’s bizarro adaptation of the Douglas Adams novels, a supernatural detective (Samuel Barrett) and his reluctant bellhop sidekick (Elijah Wood) keep running into a corgi who seems central to their investigations — at one point, the dog swaps bodies with a woman.

The 20 Best New TV Shows of 2016

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Approximately 18,450 new shows premiered in 2016. All right, I apologize, that’s an exaggeration. But it feels true, and isn’t that what matters? In all seriousness, there were months in which it felt as though a dozen new shows were premiering every day, and it is true that there are now more than 400 scripted shows… Read more »

‘The Crown’: 7 Reasons the Golden Globes Darling Is So Worth Watching (Photos)

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Netflix’s British royalty drama “The Crown” scored an impressive three Golden Globes nominations — and deserved them all. If you hadn’t paid much attention to the series before the Golden Globes recognition, here are seven reasons its worth watching.

The surprises

If you think of the royals as old and fusty, you’ll be delighted to meet them when they were young and confused. The first shock: Queen Elizabeth II (Golden Globe-nominated Claire Foy) has little to no desire to be queen. Her father, King George VI (Jared Harris) takes the job only out of obligation. And his brother, Edward VIII (Alex Jennings) abdicated the thrones altogether.

The guilty pleasures

When Princess Margaret sneaks a drink — or a kiss from a married man — you’ll delight in her flouting of propriety as much as she does. And every word out of the mouth of the former king Edward VIII (Alex Jennings) is a giddy delight. The mix of high obligation and base humanity makes “The Crown” an obvious choice for its Outstanding Drama Series nomination.

It’s lavish to watch

You see the money that went into this, not just in the costumes, sweeping locales and parties, but in the attention to detail it took to make Buckingham Palace and other famed locales look lived in, and even musty and worn. This is the rare show about royalty that won’t make you envy the royals.

The acting is stellar

From Winston Churchill (John Lithgow) to Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) to Prince Philip (Matt Smith) to Princess Margaret (Vanessa Kirby), the cast is uniformly, compulsively watchable.

The mix of history and family drama

“The Crown” gloriously mixes events that actually happened — like Churchill’s resignation — with conversations we can only imagine, like one in which Elizabeth asks Philip is he’s cheated… in her very proper, British way.

The sweep

The first episode makes a hunting expedition feel like a journey to Mars, but more dramatic. Jared Harris imbues King George VI with an aching humanity.


We all know the never-give-up Winston Churchill of World War II. But “The Crown” introduces to the Churchill who doesn’t know when to let go. It’s heartbreaking. John Lithgow received another Golden Globe nomination for his performance.

Once you’ve watched the show, check out this list of “The Crown” characters, ranked.


Veteran UK Producer Andrew Eaton Leaving Revolution Films

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EXCLUSIVE: Veteran UK producer Andrew Eaton, who has been behind films such as Rush and 24 Hour Party People and, more recently, TV shows The Crown and The Trip, is leaving Revolution Films after 22 years.
The well-respected industry stalwart co-founded the Brit production banner in 1994 with director Michael Winterbottom. Since then, he’s produced a wealth of British and international film and television product that has travelled globally.
Eaton is the independent…

Thanksgiving Viewing Guide: What to Binge, From ‘Gilmore Girls’ to ‘Star Wars’ (Photos)

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Binge: “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”

A reunion nine years in the making, the further adventures of Lorelai and Rory are available to binge, for 90 minutes at a time, starting at midnight on Thanksgiving.

Watch: “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”

A decades-old turkey day tradition, the holiday barely counts without sitting down the whole family to watch Snoopy and the gang celebrate Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, 8 p.m. on ABC.

Binge: “Stranger Things”

You still haven’t seen “Stranger Things”?! Well, now’s your four-day weekend chance. Bonus: The strong nostalgia factor and strong young cast should make this a fun adventure for the whole family.

Watch: “Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade”

Yay for getting up super early to watch a bunch of giant balloons float through New York City!

Live, 9 a.m. ET, CBS

Marathon: John Wayne movies

AMC is marathoning five classic westerns starring the ultimate cowboy, starting at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving.

Watch: NFL Games

If Thanksgiving is all about football for your family, here’s when to catch the three NFL games on Thursday.

Minnesota at Detroit airs live at 12:30 p.m. on CBS.

Washington at Dallas airs at 4:30 p.m. on Fox.

Pittsburgh at Indianapolis airs at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.

Marathon: “The Simpsons”

Watch every single episode of “The Simpsons,” all 600 of them, starting at noon on Thanksgiving, running back to back to back to… through Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Binge: “The Crown”

Time to get in on everyone’s latest Netflix obsession, a 10-part chronicle of how Queen Elizabeth came into power.

Marathon: “Search Party”

TBS has succummed to the binge-model and released all the episodes of its new comedy series, but if you don’t feel like navigating through the app, all episodes will air on TV starting at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving.

Marathon: “Star Wars”

All six classic “Star Wars” films, three prequels and three original, are airing back to back on TNT, Friday, starting at 6:45 a.m.

Marathon: Sitcom’s best Thanksgiving episodes

Wrap yourself in warm familiarity with TVLand’s weekend marathon of Thanksgiving-themed episodes from shows including “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The King of Queens,” “Roseanne” and “How I Met Your Mother.”

Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Debut Ratings: Worse Than ‘Longmire,’ Better Than ‘Bloodline’ (Exclusive)

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Netflix’s “The Crown” didn’t draw viewership worthy of a king, despite its reported palatial price tag.

The original series debuted to just 496,000 total viewers over its opening weekend, according to Symphony Advanced Media data that was provided exclusively to TheWrap. That places the premiere 26th out of the 35 originals measured by Symphony AM since the inception of its VideoPulse technology last year. “The Crown” fared better than “Bloodline” Season 2, but was worse than the fifth season of “Longmire” on Netflix.

Due to the recent release of “The Crown,” Symphony’s Live + 3 day data is not completely stable yet and is subject to change slightly.

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The Season 1 debut of “Fuller House” (7.33 million) remains atop Symphony’s list, with runner-up “Orange Is the New Black” Season 4 (5.84 million) quite a ways behind it.

In third and fourth are two Marvel shows: “Luke Cage” and “Daredevil.” “Stranger Things” rounds out the top five.

Symphony measures viewership through audio recognition software found in a panelist’s cell phone. The list also includes Hulu and Amazon series. Hulu first appears at No. 9 for the premiere of “11.22.63,” while Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle” tops that platform at No. 22 overall.

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Here are some more unpopular debuts against which “The Crown” did worse: “The Ranch,” “The Path” and “Haters Back Off,” for example. It did, however, top “The Mindy Project” Seasons 4 and 5, and “Marco Polo,” among a handful of others.

Readers are probably wondering which show measured by Symphony AM had the worst debut viewership. That unfortunate distinction belongs to Amazon’s “Catastrophe,” which only attracted 274,000 viewers over its first few days.

Check out the full Symphony rankings below. Netflix does not reveal viewership data. Executives at the streaming giant have denounced Symphony’s data as “remarkably inaccurate” in the past.

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“The Crown” reportedly had a $130 million production budget, which would make it the most expensive TV show ever. Clearly, the returns on that investment have not been worthy of such royal treatment.

Without further adieu, here are the streaming originals’ viewership, ranked in descending order…

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Prince Philip (Played by Matt Smith)

Many people would appreciate it if the king of England took them duck hunting and plainly explained their purpose in life. Philip’s is to take care of his wife, the queen. But his ego won’t allow him to just be good at that one thing, so he jollies around flying, planning a hipster coronation, and insulting the crowns of Kenyan rulers. Points for holding an elephant at bay, but did that even really happen?

Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor (Lia Williams)

Why did King Edward give up his throne for her? It’s clearly not her way with words, since she hardly ever talks except to complain. Apparently the real king appreciated that she couldn’t care less about the trappings of royalty. Neither could he, which may have been the whole appeal.

The former King Edward/Duke of Windsor (Alex Jennings)

He abdicated the throne for the love of a total drip, hates his home country and plays the worst musical instrument there is. Oh, and he gets an allowance from his family like a child. Jennings and show creator Peter Morgan have lovingly made him eminently despicable.

Anthony Eden (Jeremy Northam) 

Kind of bland.

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (Victoria Hamilton)

In real life, they called her “the Smiling Duchess” because of her perpetual public expression. At home, she doesn’t have to keep up that front — but she doesn’t go around pitying herself, either. She’s not the most fascinating person on “The Crown,” but she’s stoic and we respect that.

Queen Mary (Eileen Atkins)

She recognizes that being queen is a job. She’s very good at her job.

Tommy Lascelles (Pip Torrens)

The House of Windsor’s Doug Stamper is a joyless joy to watch.

Venetia Scott (Kate Phillips)

We thought “The Crown” might be setting up a gross and tedious May-December affair between Winston and his secretary but OH MY GOD we did not see that coming. Her adoration of her boss, exceptionally well played by Phillips, leads to a magnificently dark twist. 

Peter Townsend (Ben Miles)

Probably more talented and heroic than any of the people he serves, he nonetheless finds himself bending to their commands. He’s the best argument for meritocracy over monarchy.

Winston Churchill (John Lithgow)

Perhaps the most brilliant thing about “The Crown” is that a takes a superhuman figure — a man who literally helped save the world – and focuses on his little flaws. He feels mortal and alive. And did anyone else have a twinge of national pride that another American finally got to play a Brit instead of the other way around? Lithgow and Renee Zellweger should get together to pour tea into Boston Harbor.

King George VI (Jared Harris)

Like the brother he succeeded, he clearly doesn’t want to rule — but unlike King Edward, George has a plumber’s let’s-get-on-with-it-then grit. And he sings. “The Crown” uses him just sparingly enough to give him the mystique of an actual king.

Princess Margaret (Vanessa Kirby)

A great role model who proves you can be a princess and a homewrecker. Kirby is so compelling as the most passionate royal that we kind of wish she’d gotten a crack at playing the queen. Of course, it would have posed problems dramatically: Everyone would have bended to her will as easily as poor Peter Townsend.

Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy)

She packs more into a single “oh” than any other practitioner of the English language — of course God chose her to be queen. Foy is brilliant as a woman tragically torn between herself and her title.

Prince Philip, again (Matt Smith)

That’s right: The worst person on our list is the best character, because that’s how “The Crown” works: It forces us to reconsider both our fairytale fantasies and our stereotypes about nitwit royals. Philip is a noble twit, and that’s a fascinating combination.

‘The Crown’ Star Matt Smith on How Prince Philip Compares to ‘Doctor Who’

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Spoiler alert: This interview contains spoilers from the first season of “The Crown.” Do not read until you’ve watched the full season.  Matt Smith is perhaps best known for his role as the Doctor in BBC’s “Doctor Who.” But in Netflix’s new series “The Crown,” which was created by Peter Morgan, he takes on quite a… Read more »

‘The Crown’ Receives a Royal Welcome in Britain

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LONDON – “The Crown,” the glossy, costly Netflix series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II that launched Friday, has received a mostly regal cheer from British critics, although almost all have their quibbles. The staunchly royalist Telegraph newspaper called the show “magnificent,” while the equally staunchly republican Guardian declared that “Netflix can rest assured that… Read more »

‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Sausage Party,’ ‘The Get Down’ Credited for Sony Pictures’ Q2 Operating Profit

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Sony Pictures saw its fiscal second-quarter 2016 revenue grow versus last year — plus, the segment recorded an actual operating profit this time.

That mini-achievement is thanks to the box office performance of “Ghostbusters,” “Sausage Party” and “Don’t Breathe,” Sony Corp. said Tuesday in an early morning media release. “The Crown” and “The Get Down” helped out on the small-screen.

A lone Yahoo Finance-surveyed media analyst had forecast an overall Sony Corp loss per share of 7 cents on $16.9 billion in revenue. Instead, Sony made 4 cents per share on $16.7 billion in revenue, when Yen was converted to USD.

That doesn’t mean it’s all good news, however.

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Overall company sales decreased 10.8 percent year over year, mainly due to foreign exchange rates. And, also unfortunately, Sony’s overall profit plummeted almost 86 percent.

Mobile Communications was the big loser in revenue, slipping nearly 40 percent due to slower smartphone sales. However, the unit was actually profitable this time around, thanks to its lowered costs.

Sony’s Game & Network Services, Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, Semiconductors, and Components also saw their revenues fall as well. Pictures, Music and Financial Services all grew at their respective top lines, though that last one sunk in operating income.

The company’s gaming arm suffered due to a PlayStation 4 price drop, and its Semiconducters was hurt by earthquakes in the Kumamoto region. Meanwhile, Components got crushed by a planned transfer of its battery business.

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