HBO wants more Barry; renews dark comedy for third season

HBO decided they want more Barry and more NoHo Hank and, of course, more Henry Winkler as charismatic acting coach Gene Cousineau. Bill Hader’s creation got the renewal just days after Season Two’s second episode aired Sunday night. Critics are loving Barry, with various guilds nominating the show for a slew of awards. Last year, Barry earned three Emmys for Hader, Winkler, and sound mixing. Hader earned directing accolades for

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Hasan Minhaj, Hannah Gadsby earn Peabody Award nominations

The Peabody Award nominations are out and many comedies have made the cut this year. The Peabody Award jurors announced 60 nominees on Tuesday that are described as representing “the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2018.” Named for George Foster Peabody, the awards started in the 1940s as an award to honor excellence in storytelling for radio. This year, 19 jurors selected the

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Bo Burnham film Eighth Grade keeps winning awards; adds WGA win

Bo Burnham shocked Hollywood with another surprising win for Eighth Grade. Burnham won the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Original Screenplay, with just a week until the Oscars. The winner of this award is often a contender for Best Picture at the Oscars, so Burnham’s win was especially meaningful. Eighth Grade wins despite 0 Oscar nominations The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not nominate

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Bo Burnham beats frontrunner at DGA Awards

Bo Burnham beat out industry darling Bradley Cooper at the Directors Guild of America Awards. Burnham won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director on Saturday night, defying most people’s expectations. Many saw Cooper as a shoo-in for the prize, but Burnham has quietly racked up a series of trophies for his accomplishments with Eighth Grade. Before the DGAs, he won eight awards for

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Barry is “most evil bad-ass person” in HBO trailer

Bill Hader is back for Barry Season Two! HBO released a teaser for the second season of the award-winning smash hit. While there is no release date yet, the show returns this spring. In the short trailer, Barry is still caught struggling between his dreams of being an actor and his job as a former marine-turned-hitman. While Barry asserts “What I do is not who I am,” his acting teacher

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