Stars and Creatives from TV, Film, streaming shows gather for a two-day event panels to kick-off television awards season, presented by Deadline

By Oliver Carnay

A 2-day 35-panel Contenders Television extravaganza kicked-off the small-screen awards season presented by Deadline, Live from the Directors Guild of America on Saturday and Sunday (April 13 & 14), featured 20 networks, studios and streamers that showcased conversation with stars and creatives around the buzziest dramas in multiple genres, from dramas and comedies to tv movies, unscripted and late night.
Among big stars attended in the panels included Jodie Foster, Tom Hiddleston, Lily Gladstone, Matt Bomer, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Jimmy Fallon, Tim Robbins, Andrea Riseborough, Logan Lerman, Joey King, Kiefer Sutherland, David Oyelowo, Kristen Wiig, Theo James, Quinta Brunson, Brie Larson, Rebecca Ferguson, Common, Nicole Kidman and Walton Goggins (who joined virtually) and many more .. studios that participated are the following: Apple TV+, Legendary, Prime Video, Showtime, Paramount+, CBS Studios, Hulu, Netflix, National Geographic, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Television, Lifetime, Masterpiece on PBS, AMC/AMC+, ABC, Marvel Studios/ Disney+, Warner Bros Television and FX.
Among shows and series in the line-up were Prime Videos’ “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and “Fallout;” Showtime’s “The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial” and “Fellow Travelers;” Paramount+ “FRASIER;” HBO/Max “True Detective: Night County;” APPLE TV+/LEGENDARY’s “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters;” APPLE TV+ “Masters of the Air,” “Loot,” and “The New Look.” From CBS: “Survivor;” Marvel Studios/Disney+ “LOKI;” AMC/AMC+ “Parish;” Peacock’s “Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie;” Sony Pictures Television’s “Platonic;” Lifetime’s “Murdaugh Murders: The Movie;” National Geographic’s “Genius: MLK/X;” Masterpiece on PBS “Alice & Jack;” HULU’s “We Were The Lucky Ones” and “Under the Bridge.”
On Sunday, the line-up included NBC Universal’s “The Tonight Starring Jimmy Fallon;” Apple TV+: “Lessons in Chemistry,” “”The Morning Show,” “Silo,” and “Palm Royale;” Prime Video’s “Expats” and “Red, White, & Royal Blue;” Warner Bros. Television’s “Bookie;” Netflix’s “The Gentlemen;” FX’s “A Murder at the End of the World; and Showtime’s “The Curse.”
In the afternoon, panels included ABC’s “Abbott Elementary;” Paramount+ “Lawmen: Bass Reeves;” CBS Studios’ “Colin From Accounts;” and Netflix’s “3 Body Problem.”
Browse more video clips from this event at “Hollywoodflip by Oliver Carnay” youtube channel.