As years go, 2013 will go down as a pretty good one for new series. A look at the top-rated series of the calendar year (based on original episodes) finds that five of the 25 biggest shows among…
The key to surviving awards season is kind of like what G. Gordon Liddy famously observed about how to endure holding your hand over a candle: "The trick is in not minding." So each year, as I watch…
2013 may well be remembered as the year that the Internet established itself as a bona fide alternative to TV for original programming. But what Netflix, Amazon and Hulu accomplished isn't really…
Variety TV critic Brian Lowry lists his top 12 television shows of the year. Pay cablers are well represented among his favorites, with “Masters of Sex” and “Game of Thrones,” but even public…
If the following soundtracks had to be filtered through the Academy's stringent qualifications for awards worthiness, almost half wouldn't survive the cut. Luckily for us, this is simply about how…
From Oprah to Ted Sarandos, here's Variety's survey of the year's Most Influential People — those who set the tone and blazed trails in 2013.
Justin Bieber and pals Scooter Braun, Usher, Jaden Smith and Kylie Jenner rolled out the purple carpet for the premiere of “Justin Bieber's Believe” at L.A. Live on Dec. 18.
From Ben Affleck to Denis Villeneuve, past honorees have gone on to glory.
For two days in late November, the Variety Awards Studio hosted talent from a cross-section of the year's notable films, representing majors and indies, live action as well as animation. The…
Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and Jonah Hill braved the snow for the Gotham premiere of “The Wolf of Wall Street” on Dec. 17. The after-party continued at the Roseland Ballroom, where Orlando…