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The Chair, The Jinx win TV critics awards

The Television Critics Association has given two TCA awards to unscripted series, The Chair and The Jinx. Also in nonfiction, the award for outstanding achievement in news and information went to HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The Chair, Starz’s exceptionally crafted documentary series that followed two filmmakers as they produced films from the …

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The Chair winner Shane Dawson comes out as bisexual

Earlier this year, fellow YouTube star and Amazing Race cast member Joey Graceffa came out as gay, and now the winner of Starz’s The Chair and YouTube star Shane Dawson has come out as bisexual via a video. “I always wished that I was gay, just 100 percent gay,” Shane says, “but I’m not, I’m …

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The Chair’s Anthony B. Sacco wins Directors Guild award

Anthony B. Sacco, the director of Starz’s The Chair, has won the Directors Guild Award for outstanding directorial achievement in reality programs. It’s his second win; he previously won for NBC’s Treasure Hunters in 2006, and in was nominated for an episode of Project Runway‘s fourth season in 2007. Sacco won for the ninth episode, which focuses …

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A second season of The Chair seems very possible

The Chair was one of my favorite series of 2014, and there seems to be a chance it could return for a second season. The network, Starz, is “totally open” and its creator, Chris Moore, has promised to go back to Pittsburgh for a second season of the outstanding filmmaking competition reality series. First, in …

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Shane Dawson on winning The Chair, Not Cool critics, Big Brother

Shane Dawson has won The Chair and $250,000, a coda tacked on to the ending of one of the best reality TV series I’ve ever watched. I talked to him about making Not Cool under the scrutiny of reality TV cameras, criticism of his work (including from Zachary Quinto), how fair the competition was considering his millions of followers on social …

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