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15 Reasons Film and TV Lovers Should Be Thankful in 2021

We should all be thankful for Jennifer Coolidge's knockout "White Lotus" performance and for "Dune" getting its planned sequel greenlit.

"Squid Game" and more film and TV to be thankful for in 2021.

“Squid Game” and more film and TV to be thankful for in 2021.

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If 2020 was the year the coronavirus pandemic uprooted our lives and forced the film and television industries to go through radical changes, then 2021 was the year we started to put some of the lessons learned and emotions felt into action. Nothing about 2021 was easy, but it was a year where history-making victories (see Chloe Zhao at the Oscars or Julia Ducourna at Cannes) and long overdue reckonings (see the Golden Globes-voting HFPA scandal) continued to push the industry into a better, more inclusive place. Nothing is perfect in Hollywood, but there’s enough victories in 2021 that it feels right to take them all in and celebrate.

Check out our full list of 15 reasons film and television lovers should be thankful for 2021 below. And happy Thanksgiving to all our readers, we’re thankful for you, too.

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