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A major lesson from Lena Waithe's 'Master of None' Emmy and 'Moonlight's' Oscar wins

Is 2017 the year of black queer storytelling?

After Lena Waithe’s historic Emmy win Sunday night — for writing, with Aziz Ansari, the “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of None,” based on her own coming-out story — the week’s headlines and think pieces will surely make it seem so.

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Toronto audience award history is good news for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

Walking onstage at Ryerson Theatre to introduce his new movie, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh couldn’t help but remember the last time he attended the Toronto International Film Festival.

“It was a ‘Midnight Madness’ screening of ‘Seven Psychopaths,’ ” the British filmmaker and playwright said, referring to his self-aware crime comedy that premiered at Toronto in 2012.

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Historic victories for Donald Glover and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Emmys

This year’s Emmys were memorable for a number of reasons, and not just for Anna Chlumsky’s shocked reaction when Sean Spicer rolled that lectern onstage.

Donald Glover, the multi-hyphenate behind FX’s groundbreaking comedy “Atlanta,” became the first black director to win an Emmy for comedy direction.

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The complete list of 2017 Emmy winners and nominees

The 2017 Emmy Awards have come to an end, with “Veep,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Big Little Lies” taking home the top prizes in the comedy, drama and limited series categories, respectively. Elisabeth Moss of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Sterling K. Brown of “This Is Us” went home with the lead acting in a drama awards.

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Who will take home Emmy gold on Sunday?

“Game of Thrones’ ” latest season debuted too late for the show to be eligible for this year’s Emmys. Good news, right? Because if “Thrones” had won a third consecutive drama series Emmy for that disappointing run of episodes, it would have made my face scrunch up in a look of disapproval rivaling anything Maggie Smith ever threw down on “Downton Abbey.”

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Toronto International Film Festival puts awards season in focus

Greetings! I’m back from Toronto, meaning I no longer need to google “peameal” and other strange Canadian cured meats and can concentrate on building my vitamin C levels back up and, of course, focus on the Oscar races.

Welcome to the Gold Standard, the newsletter from the Los Angeles Times that helps guide you through the ins and outs of the awards season leading up to the Oscars.

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