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Founded in 1905, Variety is an entertainment newspaper published weekly by Reed Business Information. The subtitle of the paper is The International Entertainment Weekly. Variety features stories and columns pertaining to theatre, television, radio, music, records and movies. Variety's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief is Peter Bart. Charles Koones serves as President and Publisher. Dana Harris is the Editor and Olivia Hemaratanatorn is the Managing Editor.

Articles from Vol. 341, No. 3, August 13

Celebrating COMPLICATED Heroines
WHEN IT COMES to developing threedimensional, wellrounded characters, television is still the best place for performers to work. This is especially true when the role itself is mysterious and keeps the audience guessing. Such complications not only attract...
Character Looks Aid Performances
ACTORS AND ACTRESSES may get most of the glory, but it truly does take a village to make a character come alive on screen. Departments including hair, makeup and costumes are crucial to building a backstory or offer Easter eggs to details that may not...
Comparing the Incomparable
LET'S MAKE one thing clear from the start: No one, including me, wants a longer awards show. NO ONE.But when the categories just don't accurately reflect the breadth of work that's being done, maybe it's time to give them another thought.This year featured...
Elisabeth Moss vs. Keri Russell
NO EMMY CATEGORY demonstrates the wealth of material on TV these days better than lead actress in a drama. The nominees run the gamut and voters have a near-impossible choice of parsing standout performances from actresses working at the top of their...
Fashion Flashback
2018 EMMY EDITIONChristina Hendricks scored six Emmy noms for portraying sassy Joan Holloway in "Mad Men" and is now playing a suburban-mom-turnedsupermarket-robber in NBC's "Good Girls." Such intrepidness extends to her wardrobe. "I've fallen in love...
I Try to Find Songs That Are a Little Bit out of the Box
A veteran music supervisor for television and movies, Jennifer Pyken landed her first Emmy nomination for her work on NBC's "This Is Us." This native New Yorker-turned-Valley Girl started out as an Island Records intern and continues to showcase her...
Lead Actress, Comedy
Pamela Adlon"BETTER THINGS"Adlon also directed "Eulogy," her submission for her second consecutive Emmy nom, and in it she shows off her range in both crafts, always allowing the audience into her character's mind, whether she's wistfully wondering where...
Lead Actress, Drama
Claire Foy"THE CROWN"With her second consecutive nom for the role of Queen Elizabeth II, it's also her last year eligible, given that the show has recast its key figures for the third season. In her submitted episode, "Dear Mrs. Kennedy," Foy reveals...
Lead Actress Limited Series/movie
Jessica Biel"THE SINNER"As Cora, a woman who murdered a seeming stranger in cold blood, Biel spent a harrowing eight episodes unraveling the secrets that led to the crime. She dug deep to portray the psychological complexities of varying degrees of trauma,...
Masters of TV Music
The 2018 Emmy nominees for music composition for a series, original dramatic score, could hardly be more diverse: the grim cliffhanger episode of a popular cable serial; a smallcombo score for a Marvel Comics heroine; the series finale of a fantasy based...
Noah's Comedy Ark
As the host of "The Daily Show," Trevor Noah sits behind a desk four nights a week to deliver comedic and thoughtful takes on the news. But by day, he prefers to keep his midtown Manhattan office a more open design. "A desk feels like a waste of space...
Rebooted, Revived, Remade
HERE IS CERTAINLY no shortage of familiar titles returning to television these days, but while some return as revivals with original casts, settings and storylines intact, others are instead rebooted, drawing on the existing intellectual property and...
Sandra Oh and Sarah Paulson
"KILLING EVE""AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT"Somehow, despite their long careers in the industry, Sandra Oh and Sarah Paulson have never met. They've both worked for two of the most prolific creators on television, Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy. They've...
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