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Theater

Tony Awards 2014: Year of the Drama Queens

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

If you, too, love the theater, there was very little not to love about this year’s Tony Awards program. All in all, it was a delight. Speeches were sincere and brief. Excerpts from nominated shows were exhilarating. This was a celebration of the men—and particularly, the women—who give it their all eight shows a week.

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Film & Television

Emmy Awards 2012: Watch the Women

By Alexandra MacAaron
Whether or not "Mad Men" can continue its Drama Series winning streak (and whether or not Jon Hamm finally receives the recognition he deserves), I can’t help but root for Christina Hendricks in the Supporting Drama Actress category. This was her character Joan’s year. . .
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Film & Television

Oscars 2019: Less Host, More Diversity

By Alexandra MacAaron
This year's Academy Awards took steps to reinvent itself, recognizing that viewing habits are changing and that Hollywood needs to represent more of America — more women, more blacks, Latinos, Asians, and immigrants — in the films and filmmakers it honors.
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Film & Television

Oscar’s Women: This Year’s Best of the Best

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

When the Academy Award nominations are announced, we bemoan the lack of women recognized by the industry itself, not to mention, the virtual absence of any diversity this year. However, there are two categories that by their very nature cannot exclude women. This silver screen velvet ghetto includes Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. And this year, there are many fine contenders in each.

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Arts & Culture · Film & Television

A Train Wreck Named Jasmine

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

Woody Allen, whether you love him or hate him, has always had a way with women. He somehow gets the very best out of his leading ladies—which is confirmed by their 11 Academy Award nominations and 5 wins. I’ll add “so far,” because Cate Blanchett’s Jasmine is about as close to an Oscar sure thing as I have ever seen.

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