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Bolin, Korra, and Mako are three of the heroes in the Nickelodeon series The Legend of Korra. Nickelodeon hide caption

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(Clockwise from upper left) Joshua Caleb Johnson in The Good Lord Bird, Rafe Spall in The Salisbury Poisonings, Whoopi Goldberg in The Stand, Nicole Kidman in The Undoing, Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Amelie Smith in The Haunting of Bly Manor William Gray/Showtime, James Pardon/Dancing Ledge/BBC ONE/AMC, James Minchin/CBS, Niko Tavernise/HBO, Niko Tavernise/Netflix, Eiki Schroter/Netflix hide caption

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Millie Bobby Brown stars in Enola Holmes, the new Netflix film based on the book series by Nancy Springer. Netflix hide caption

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"The train's afoot!": (L to R) Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin) literally look down on their younger sister Enola (Millie Bobby Brown) in Netflix's Enola Holmes. Alex Bailey/Legendary/Netflix hide caption

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Daniel Levy, pictured here, picked up four Emmys for his work on the series Schitt's Creek. ABC hide caption

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Eugene Levy accepts his award for lead actor in a comedy series for Schitt's Creek as his son (and creative partner) Dan Levy looks on at Sunday night's Emmy Awards. ABC via Getty Images hide caption

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Janelle Monáe stars in the new film Antebellum. Matt Kennedy/Lionsgate hide caption

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What will be the visual cues that film and television will one day use to depict 2020? Malorny/Getty Images hide caption

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Billy Porter on the red carpet for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb hide caption

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Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis sit for an awkward dinner in Charlie Kauffman's latest film, I'm Thinking Of Ending Things. Mary Cybulski/Netflix hide caption

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In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Aang, the titular "last airbender" and his friends, Sokka (l) and Katara (r), travel on a flying bison on a quest to bring the world into balance. Nickelodeon hide caption

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Snow Way Out: A couple (Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons) takes a long road trip during a snowstorm in I'm Thinking of Ending Things on Netflix. Mary Cybulski/Netflix hide caption

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Liu Yifei stars in the live-action reimagining of Disney's Mulan. Disney hide caption

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The second season of Amazon Prime's The Boys comes out on Friday. Karl Urban plays Butcher (from left), and his "boys" Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid), The Female (Karen Fukuhara), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso). Jasper Savage/Amazon Studios hide caption

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