Netflix and Game of Thrones reign supreme as 2018 Emmy nominations are announced

The unveiling by the Television Academy of the nominations for the 70th Emmy Awards yesterday represents a significant changing of the guard. Netflix, the web-based streaming giant, flexed its growing production muscle and came out on top for the first time with 112 nominations. Premium cable service HBO, which has been king of the hill

Stranger Things, Westworld and SNL all win big at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards

The leaders of the pack at the Television Academy’s annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards came from all ends of the TV spectrum — with NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Westworld on HBO and Netflix’s Stranger Things each picking up five awards. HBO’s criminal melodrama The Night Of; Netflix documentary 13th about racial injustices in the country’s prison system;

Westworld and Saturday Night Live top the 2017 Emmy nominations

In what’s being hailed as the Platinum Age or Peak TV, Television Academy members this year have been asked to pick through what can best be described as an embarrassment of riches to decide what shows and performers to nominate for the 2017 Emmys. With the Television Academy on Thursday officially announcing the nominees for


The Salesman review: Asghar Farhadi’s multi-layered drama is a masterpiece

The Salesman, the new film from award-winning Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi, is a multi-layered, neo-realist drama that evolves into a mystery with strong moral overtones. The plot centers on a married couple in modern-day Tehran, Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) and Emad (Shahab Hosseini). They are actors in a theater company and as artists they belong to

La La Land dominates as diversity returns in Oscar nominations

Tune-filled and bittersweet, La La Land proved to be a juggernaut when nominations for the 2017 Oscars were announced on Tuesday by the Motion Picture Academy. The original musical for the big screen, a rarity among films these days, La La Land was nominated in 14 categories. That ties the all-time-record set by All About

The Iranian Short Film Festival winners announced in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, home to the largest Iranian community in the world outside of Iran itself, has evolved into a central showcase for that country’s arts and culture community, especially Tehran’s vibrant filmmaking scene. A recurring event on the calendar, the 8th annual Iranian Short Film Festival, sponsored by the Farhang Foundation, culminated this past weekend