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'La La Land' wins the first of what's likely to be many, many prizes

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.

I'm Glenn Whipp, The Times' awards columnist and your newsletter host.

The Toronto International Film Festival has wrapped and Damien Chazelle’s magical musical, “La La Land,” took the event’s coveted People's Choice Award.

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Warren Beatty to receive Santa Barbara Film Fest honor in December

Warren Beatty will receive the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film on Dec. 1 at a benefit evening at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

The award coincides with the release of Beatty’s upcoming movie “Rules Don’t Apply,” his first film since 2001’s poorly received romantic comedy “Town & Country.”

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes Emmy history

If Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Emmy win had a familiar ring, it was because the 55-year-old actress made history Sunday night.

Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth lead actress in a comedy Emmy — and fifth in a row —  for her turn as career politician Selina Meyer on HBO’s “Veep,” giving her the most wins ever in that category.

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HBO and FX reign over the Emmys with 'Game of Thrones' and 'The People v. O.J. Simpson'

Thanks to O.J. Simpson, the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards partied like it was 1995.

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” the FX limited series that dramatized the sensational murder case and trial that divided a nation more than two decades ago, became the most celebrated program of the year at Sunday’s ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater and telecast on ABC.

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Toronto firms up the chances for several Oscar contenders

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.

I'm Glenn Whipp, The Times' awards columnist and your newsletter host.

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Emmy predictions: Look for 'Game of Thrones' and 'Veep' to repeat as winners

Yes, yes, television has never been better. I know. I know! But while figuring out a way to binge-watch shows while I’m asleep, a stray thought keeps popping into my brain. Why, if there’s so much great TV, do the Emmys often reward the same shows and performances over and over again?

The reruns are probably going to happen anew on Sunday with “Game of Thrones” and "Veep” repeating as series winners.

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