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Geoffrey Rush looks beyond the scientific equations in his role as Albert Einstein in 'Genius'
What can bring TV frenemies together? In 'Big Little Lies,' all it took was Alexander Skarsgard's villain
Epic Emmys feud: 'Bette and Joan' or 'Big Little Lies'?

In each of the last two years, a standout limited series — HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge” in 2015, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” last September — have steamrolled through that category’s top prizes.

That’s not going to happen this year as the two most celebrated limited series — FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” and HBO’s “Big Little Lies” — are powered by women.

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Ewan McGregor slipped easily between 'Fargo's' feuding brothers: 'I was totally Ray ... and totally Emmit'

Ewan McGregor is no stranger to dual roles. He played both Jesus and the Devil in 2015’s “Last Days in the Desert” and a decade earlier portrayed his own clone in “The Island.” But only Noah Hawley’s limited FX series “Fargo” required the Scottish actor to play both sides of a bloody death scene.

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How Pamela Adlon captures the drudgery — and fleeting beauty — of parenting on 'Better Things'

After years of doing voice work (she brought Bobby Hill to life for 13 seasons on “King of the Hill”) and writing, producing and acting on Louis C.K.’s series “Louie” and raising her three daughters as a single mom, Pamela Adlon earned a showcase of her own with the FX comedy “Better Things.”

Adlon, in a recent video interview at The Times, said the series came along at the perfect time in her life.

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Samira Wiley talks 'Orange,' 'Handmaid's Tale' and doing the electric slide at Disneyland
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