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Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

‘MANHATTAN BEACH’ By Jennifer Egan (Scribner). Egan’s immensely satisfying new novel, the follow-up to “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” which won a Pulitzer Prize, is a dreadnought of a World War II-era historical novel, bristling with armaments yet intimate in tone. It primarily tells the story of Anna Kerrigan, a young woman who works at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where women have been allowed to hold jobs that belonged only to men. This is an old-fashioned page-turner, tweaked by this witty and sophisticated writer so that you sometimes feel she has retrofitted sleek new engines inside a craft owned for too long by James Jones and Herman Wouk. (Read the review.)

‘SUNSHINE STATE: ESSAYS’ By Sarah Gerard (Harper Perennial). Thanks to books by John Jeremiah Sullivan (“Pulphead”) and Leslie Jamison (“The Empathy Exams”) and a handful of other young writers, the essay collection has

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/books/critics-favorite-books-2017.html

Netflix, FX’s ‘Feud’ Lead Critics’ Choice TV Nominations

FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” led the Broadcast Television Assn.’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominations with six mentions, including best limited series and best actress in a TV movie or limited series (Jessica Lange). HBO’s “Big Little Lies” picked up five.

But it was Netflix that was the overall nominations hog, gobbling up 20 nominations for a variety of series including “The Crown,” “Stranger Things,” “American Vandal, “GLOW,” “Godless” and “BoJack Horseman.” HBO was a few paces back with 15 nominations.

Drama series nominees were “American Gods,” “The Crown,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Stranger Things” and “This Is Us.” Meanwhile, “The Big Bang Theory,” “Black-ish,” “GLOW,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Modern Family” and “Patriot” filled out the comedy ranks.

Joining “Feud” and “Big Little Lies” in the limited series category were “American Vandal,” “Fargo,” “Godless” and “The Long Road Home.”

Last year’s top Critics’ Choice

Read more at: http://variety.com/2017/tv/awards/critics-choice-tv-nominations-list-1202631798/

The 15 best documentaries on Netflix, according to critics

10. Five Came Back – 81

Five Hollywood directors – John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens – went onto the frontline during World War II to help inform their later depictions of the conflict. Their experiences were turned into a book by Mark Harris, and that book became an intriguing Netflix documentary with the help of contemporary directors Francis Ford Coppola (Huston), Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass, Lawrence Kasdan, Steven Spielberg and Guillermo del Toro.

Read more at: https://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/tv/best-documentaries-uk-netflix/333858

Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations Unveiled

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) have announced the nominees for the second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. The winners will be presented their awards at a gala event on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.

Kedi leads the nominations this year with four nominations and one honor, including Best Documentary, Best First Documentary, Most Innovative Documentary, Ceyda Torun for Best Director and the Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary honor for The Cats of Istanbul.

Films that are recognized with three nominations are California Typewriter, Chasing Coral, City of Ghosts, Cries From Syria and Dawson City: Frozen Time.

The nominations for California Typewriter are Best Documentary, Best First Documentary and Doug Nichol for Best Director.

The nominations for Chasing Coral are Best Documentary, Jeff Orlowski for Best Director and Kristen Bell

Read more at: https://www.shootonline.com/spw/second-annual-critics%E2%80%99-choice-documentary-awards-nominations-unveiled

The 2016 Critics’ Choice TV Nominations Prove That We’re Not Over Our True-Crime Obsession Yet

If you were wondering if our nationwide obsession with true-crime was petering out, the 2016 Critics Choice TV nominations are here to reassure you that it is not. You might have thought that shows like Making A MurdererThe Jinx, and the dozens of takes on the JonBenét Ramsey case would have us turning our attention elsewhere. But there at the top of the list of television shows being honored with a Critics Choice nomination was The People v. O.J. Simpson, so I guess not. The FX show was the runaway hit of the summer, focusing on the brutal double murder of O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994. The crime took place over 20 years ago at this point, so the fact that FX’s retelling of the trial for their new American Crime Story series is garnering

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/articles/195061-the-2016-critics-choice-tv-nominations-prove-that-were-not-over-our-true-crime-obsession-yet