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Emmys: 'Ozark's' Julia Garner Prevails Over 'Game of Thrones' Nominees for Best Supporting Actress Win

Ozark's Julia Garner took home the trophy for best supporting actress in a drama series at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, prevailing in a category dominated by Game of Thrones.

Onstage, the first-time Emmy nominee and winner thanked a number of people, including Ozark showrunner Chris Mundy and her co-star Jason Bateman, who she said has been "a guiding light from the beginning."

"I love playing Ruth so much, and every single day I just feel so lucky to be doing this," Garner said. "This is so special. I'll remember this forever."...
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Jason Bateman (‘Ozark’) on Marty Byrde’s series of ‘unhelpful lateral moves’ [Complete Interview Transcript]

Jason Bateman (‘Ozark’) on Marty Byrde’s series of ‘unhelpful lateral moves’ [Complete Interview Transcript]
Jason Bateman adds even more Emmy nominations to his record this year, nominated for starring in, directing and producing “Ozark.” The multi-hyphenate won the Screen Actors Guild Award earlier this year for his performance as Marty Byrde but he has yet to win the Emmy.

Bateman recently spoke with Gold Derby contributing editor Zach Laws about getting all those nominations for “Ozark,” his light approach to directing and his working relationships with Laura Linney and Julia Garner. Watch the exclusive video interview above and read the complete transcript below.

SEEJulia Garner Interview: ‘Ozark

Gold Derby: Jason, let me just start off by asking you, this is the second year in a row you’ve gotten in for acting and directing “Ozark” but now the show is in. Laura Linney and Julia Garner are both in as well. You’ve gotten a bunch of nominations elsewhere. What does it mean for
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‘Pose and ‘Ozark’ Casting Brought Unknowns Centerstage — and Earned An Emmy Spotlight

‘Pose and ‘Ozark’ Casting Brought Unknowns Centerstage — and Earned An Emmy Spotlight
Casting “Pose,” an FX drama about African American and Latino Lgtbq ballroom culture is a tricky balancing act, and it took a particularly keen eye for talent to pull it off with any degree of authenticity. One of the many reasons “Pose” has been critically acclaimed is due to its cast, who bring the glitziness of the show’s ballroom culture and quieter family scenes to life with remarkable sincerity.

“Pose” features a predominantly trans cast—the show’s creators claim it is the largest cast of transgender actors in regular series roles—and it is unafraid of diving into Lgtbq and trans issues that most shows on major networks wouldn’t dare to discuss. The show’s unapologetic mix of drama, extravagant ballroom scenes and underdiscussed social issues are part of why “Pose” earned three Emmy nominations, including for outstanding casting, last month. Although there’s plenty of on-screen
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'Ozark' Boss Shares Writers-Room Secrets and Season 3 Details

For season two of Netflix's money-laundering drama, Marty and Wendy Byrde (Jason Bateman and Laura Linney) and their two kids bet big on a waterfront casino to get them out of hot water. The tense second season resulted in nine Emmy nominations, including one for drama series, putting showrunner Chris Mundy and his team on a creative high as they film season three in the humid Georgia summer.

Mundy spoke to THR from the set of Ozark, sharing details from the writers room as well as his favorite second-season moment.

When Marty is forced to kill in order to save Wendy's life,...
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‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Ozark’ Bosses on Risky Stories and Crafting the Quintessential Season Finale

  • Variety
‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Ozark’ Bosses on Risky Stories and Crafting the Quintessential Season Finale
As showrunners, Peter Gould and Chris Mundy are at notably different points in their respective shows: Gould likes to say he’s “closer to the end than the beginning” of the run of AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” in production on the fifth season now as the previous run of episodes is Emmy-nominated; Mundy is working on the third season of Netflix’s “Ozark,” while his sophomore year is on the ballot. Both series center on characters that do questionable things but have become beloved by critics for their complicated studies of people who refuse to be or do what may be expected.

Here, the two men sit down with Variety to talk about taking risks in their storytelling, the importance (or lack thereof) of knowing an endgame, and why they prefer their season finales to punctuate the emotional journey the audience just went on, rather than set up something new too come.
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Flashback: Green Day Get Muddy and Violent at Woodstock ’94

Green Day‘s mud-caked set at Woodstock ’94 was a crucial moment in the group’s long history, but to Billie Joe Armstrong’s mother Ollie — who witnessed her son pulling his pants down, throwing mud at fans and chanting obscenities on live television — it was nothing but a profound embarrassment.

“She sent me a hate letter afterwards,” the singer told Rolling Stone‘s Chris Mundy later that year. “She said that I was disrespectful and indecent and that if my father was alive, he would be ashamed of me. She
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Drama Showrunners Talk WGA-Ata Dispute, Evolving Industry at Variety’s ‘A Night in the Writers’ Room’

  • Variety
The WGA-Ata saga loomed large at Variety‘s “A Night in the Writers’ Room,” where showrunners and lead writers from several of the year’s best dramas gathered to discuss their business and craft.

The big four agencies and the WGA finally agreed to return to the negotiating table last week after a weeks-long stalemate. But with guild-represented writers compelled to fire their agents as a result of the conflict, it’s fair to say it’s been a tumultuous couple months.

“It’s a tough situation for everybody. I know a lot of lower level writers that didn’t get staffed this year and my heart breaks for them,” said “Good Girls” showrunner Jenna Bans. “At the same time I think the issues we’re fighting for are real and legitimate and I think we all want a solution that reflects the writers’ interests and we hope we get one very soon.
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Ozark Season 3: Release Date, Cast, Story, News, and More

Kirsten Howard Jun 15, 2019

The Byrde family will find themselves in more hot water when Ozark season 3 returns to Netflix.

Ozark season 3 is coming to Netflix! 10 new episodes of the show will arrive on the streaming service next year. Star Jason Bateman, who will be directing the first two episodes of the third season, announced the initial renewal news over on Twitter towards the back end of 2018:

I'm happy for me, but concerned for Marty - it's official Ozark 3 is on its way. pic.twitter.com/xeGXZxfrjB

— Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) October 10, 2018

"I'm happy for me, but concerned for Marty," Bateman wrote. Us too.

As long as there's an audience for the crime drama series, it will continue on for a fair while yet. The team behind Ozark have a five year plan set out, but they seem open to extending the story beyond that

"We've always talked about it as five seasons.
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How ‘Bodyguard,’ ‘Ozark,’ ‘Into the Badlands’ Use Action to Enhance Tension

  • Variety
The idea of using traditional thriller tropes in a TV show can be a tricky one. Unlike action movies, in which the story is typically used to string together elaborately choreographed fight scenes long enough for the hero to limp off into the sunset, with a series, the action has to be balanced out with the larger story, while the consequences of any shootouts or sword fights will ripple through the narrative long after the smoke clears.

But utilizing action on the small screen can heighten and subvert the storytelling and help elevate the medium. While there are obvious big-budget contenders, including HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” others, such as BBC America’s “Killing Eve,” AMC’s “Into the Badlands” and Netflix’s “Ozark,” all utilize action-thriller elements as a method to amplify their storytelling, rather than overshadow it.

“Action can be like porn,
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'Ozark' Creative Team Has a Five-Season Plan in Mind

The creative team behind Ozark hope their gritty drama will buck the recent trend of Netflix shows getting canceled early in their runs.

In fact, the producers of the drug-fueled family saga have a five-season plan in mind for the series, showrunner Chris Mundy said Monday during a panel at the Milken Global Conference in Beverly Hills that was moderated by The Hollywood Reporter editorial director Matthew Belloni.

"We've always talked about it as five seasons. It could be four, it could be seven ... but that always seemed like a good number to us,” said Mundy, who was ...
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‘Green Book’ Wins at Producers Guild Awards, Picking Up Oscar Momentum

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‘Green Book’ Wins at Producers Guild Awards, Picking Up Oscar Momentum
Green Book” has won the top prize at the Producers Guild of America Awards, meaning we have an official Best Picture frontrunner. Often seen as an Oscar bellwether, the PGA Awards’ top winner has matched up with that of the Academy 20 times since the Guild started giving out awards — including last year, when “The Shape of Water” won both.

Avail yourself of the full list below, with winners in bold.

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

Black Panther” (Producer: Kevin Feige)

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody” (Producer: Graham King)

Crazy Rich Asians

The Favourite

Green Book

A Quiet Place

Roma

A Star Is Born

“Vice”

Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures

The Dawn Wall

“Free Solo”

“Hal”

Into the Okavango” (Producer: Neil Gelinas)

Rbg

“Three Identical Strangers”

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs
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Producers Guild Awards 2019: Complete list of PGA winners in all 13 categories

Producers Guild Awards 2019: Complete list of PGA winners in all 13 categories
Last year’s Producers Guild Awards told us which movie — “The Shape of Water” — would win the Oscar for Best Picture weeks before the Academy Awards. In fact 20 of the previous winners of this important prize have then gone on to Best Picture victories.

For the 30th annual PGA ceremony slated for Saturday evening, January 19, at the Beverly Hilton, we already know that the top choice will be at the very least a major front-runner for this year’s Oscar. Could it be a blockbuster like “A Star Is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” or “Black Panther”? Or maybe a critical favorite such as “Roma,” “Green Book” or “The Favourite”?

Seepga Awards predictions: ‘A Star Is Born’ will be reborn with a Best Picture win

We’ll have the actual champs indicated below with an ** immediately after they are announced. Here is the full list of nominations for the 2019 PGA Awards in
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2019 PGA Awards: All the nominees in the 3 film and 10 TV categories for Producers Guild of America prizes

2019 PGA Awards: All the nominees in the 3 film and 10 TV categories for Producers Guild of America prizes
The Producers Guild of America hands out its awards on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. That is three days before the academy announces the nominations for the Oscars. While the PGA ceremony is not televised, it is an important stop on the road to the Oscars.

The PGA Awards has an enviable track record at presaging the eventual Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards. The guild and the academy have agreed on 20 of the most recent 29 Best Picture champs, including last year’s double winner. “The Shape of Water.”

Since both groups expanded the Best Picture category, the PGA has predicted 70 of the 81 of the Best Picture nominees over the past nine years. Last year the guild went seven for nine in previewing the Oscars line-up: “Call Me by Your Name,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “The Post,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” The other four guild nominees were “The Big Sick,
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A Quiet Place, Black Panther, Green Book Among The Ten Films Nominated For 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards

Left to right: Noah Jupe plays Marcus Abbott, John Krasinski plays Lee Abbott, Emily Blunt plays Evelyn Abbott and Millicent Simmonds plays Regan Abbott in A Quiet Place, from Paramount Pictures.

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today motion picture and television nominations for the 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac. All 2019 Producers Guild Awards winners will be announced on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

At this month’s event, the Producers Guild will also present special honors to Toby Emmerich (Milestone Award), Kevin Feige (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Kenya Barris (Visionary Award), and Jane Fonda (Stanley Kramer Award).

The 2019 Producers Guild Awards Co-Chairs are Donald De Line and Amy Pascal. Cadillac is the Presenting Sponsor of the event, Delta Air Lines is the sponsor of the Visionary Award,
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'The Favourite', 'Roma', 'Black Panther', 'Crazy Rich Asians' among PGA nominees

'The Favourite', 'Roma', 'Black Panther', 'Crazy Rich Asians' among PGA nominees
The Americans, The Handmaid’s Tale up for outstanding episodic drama.

The Producers Guild Of America (PGA) has announced its theatrical and television nominations in Los Angeles (4).

The Favourite, Roma and Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians are in contention for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures alongside Green Book, BlacKkKlansman, and Bohemian Rhapsody, A Quiet Place, A Star Is Born, and Vice.

The PGA winners will be announced at the Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 19 in Los Angeles.

Full list of theatrical nominees and select television nominees appears below. All producers listed below title.
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PGA Announces Top 10 Film and Television Nominations, Packing In Surprises

Now we know what the most popular movies are vying for Oscars this year: The Producers Guild of America’s motion picture and television nominations went mainstream. Winners will be revealed at the 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards, to be held January 19 at the Beverly Hilton.

Many of these films will wind up on the the final list of Oscar nominations to be revealed on January 22; the eventual winners are here as well. That does not mean that “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “A Quiet Place,” or “Crazy Rich Asians” will land Best Picture nominations, but it is a sign of strength and popularity. Oscar voters tend to take degree of difficulty in production into consideration, and may lean into big box office hits this year.

(Left off the PGA list are long-shot Best Picture contenders “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” and “First Man.”)

The 2019 PGA motion picture nominations are
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Producers Guild Unveils Film And TV Nominations

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The Producers Guild has unveiled nominations for its 30th annual PGA Awards, listing nominees for the year’s best-produced works in motion pictures, television and short-form categories. The awards will be presented January 19 at the Beverly Hilton.

The 10-strong film list encapsulates the diverse range of films that have been making their way through awards season this year, spanning superheroes (Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther), romantic comedy (Warner BrosCrazy Rich Asians), musical drama (20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody and Warners’ A Star Is Born) and genre thriller (Paramount’s A Quiet Place).

Others making the cut in the category, the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, which was won by eventual Oscar Best Picture The Shape of Water last year: Focus Features’ BlacKkKlansman, Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite, Netflix’s Roma (Alfonso Cuarón’s drama is a rare foreign-language selection from this guild
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On the Set of 'Ozark' With Jason Bateman, Laura Linney as Season 2 Gets Grimmer

On the Set of 'Ozark' With Jason Bateman, Laura Linney as Season 2 Gets Grimmer
In the span of two seasons, the Byrdes have transformed from a mundane Chicago family of four to a unit that consists of a shoplifter who's seeking emancipation from said family, a preteen money launderer, a murderer and a scheming political strategist.

Chris Mundy, the showrunner and writer on Netflix's Ozark, delved into darker material for the show's second season, which debuted Aug. 31. "Originally, we thought this year could be funnier than the first season, but it naturally evolved into something much darker," Mundy recalls of the early writers room conversations.

THR's set visit (for ...
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Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Has Been Renewed For A Third Season

Netflix has renewed crime series Ozark for a third season. The new run will kick off in 2019 with ten new episodes, the streamer said in a statement.

Ozark Season 2 Synopsis:

In its much-anticipated second season, Ozark continues to follow Marty Byrde and his family as they navigate the murky waters of life within a dangerous drug cartel. With Del out, the crime syndicate sends their ruthless attorney Helen Pierce to town to shake things up just as The Byrdes are finally settling in. Marty and Wendy struggle to balance their family interests amid the escalating dangers presented by their partnerships with the power-hungry Snells, the cartel and their new deputy, Ruth Langmore, whose father Cade has been released from prison. The stakes are even higher than before and The Byrdes soon realize they have to go all in before they can get out.

Bateman directed multiple episodes in addition to serving as an executive producer.
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‘Ozark’ Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

  • The Wrap
‘Ozark’ Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix
Get ready to spend some more time in the Ozarks.

The Jason Bateman crime drama “Ozark” has been renewed for a third season, Netflix announced Wednesday. The series was recently nominated for five Emmy awards, including Bateman for Lead Actor and Outstanding Directing.

Season 2 was released in August, and picked up the story of the Byrde family where Season 1 left off. Just as Marty, Wendy (Laura Linney) and the kids are settling in, the crime syndicate sends ruthless attorney Helen Pierce (Janet McTeer) to shaken them up. Marty and Wendy struggle to balance their family life with the escalating dangers presented by their partnerships with the power-hungry Snells, the cartel and their new deputy, Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner), whose father Cade (Trevor Long) has been released from prison.

Also Read: 'Ozark' Stars Promise to Go as 'Treacherously as We Possibly Can' in Season 2

Bateman directed several episodes in the first two seasons,
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