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Light brigade: Austin during SXSWi. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty

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British film director Steve McQueen (left)  with the star of his film 12 Years A Slave Chiwetel Ejiofor. Photograph: Reuters

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When it comes to television award shows, the Emmys have consistently tried to emulate other awards shows. They think they’re the TV Oscars. From cerem(...)

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“In The Fall our fabulous female detective (Gillian Anderson) explains that the killer has washed the body of the dead woman, and even washed and dried her bed linen, before arranging her in a photogenic pose on her own bed.” Photograph: Steffan Hill

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Another season, another crummy Nicholas Sparks film. It is often said that Mr Sparks’s oeuvre is discriminated against by a chin-stroking, hig(...)