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    Why TV Movies and Limited Series Are More Diverse Than Feature Films

    From "Bessie" to "Olive Kitteridge," the stories and subjects of this year's Emmy longform contenders are impressively varied. Here's why they're besting feature films.

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    How To Talk About Racism on Television: 'The Comedians' and 'American Crime' Take Different Tactics

    Can comedy be a more effective access point than drama for discussing serious national issues?

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    'American Crime': Do Ratings Equal Relevance, or Can John Ridley Land Season 2?

    With ratings dropping, "American Crime" looks like it's on the road to cancellation. Can its subject matter save it?

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    Why 'American Crime' Creator John Ridley Prefers TV Even After Winning an Oscar

    "To me, it would've been really wonderful to do 'American Crime' for two hours and explore these characters, but it's even more wonderful to be able to explore them over 11 hours and really take the time to step these characters out."

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    Review: 'American Crime' is the Most Complex & Ambitious Broadcast Drama You Don't Need to Watch

    The initiative of John Ridley's cable-like broadcast drama is admirable, but the result for all that effort is merely affecting instead of effective.

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    On ABC's 'American Crime,' the Series to Launch a Thousand Think Pieces

    Despite its didacticism and self-satisfaction, ABC's latest drama emerges as a gratifyingly audacious examination of the social contract's bleeding edge.

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    Watch: Actors and Filmmakers Answer 'What's Your Favorite Movie That No One Has Seen?'

    In the latest Academy Originals video, actors and filmmakers let us know their favorite movies that others might never consider.

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