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Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Angela Bassett wonders why she was left out of American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Bassett, who's currently starring on another Ryan Murphy show, 9-1-1, says of not being part of the current American Horror Story season: "I mean, come on. Where’s Marie Laveau? I’m even a little bit in my feelings that Marie didn’t come back."
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 10:47PM EDT
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards looked like the worst Emmys ever
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 10 years ago featured the debacle of five reality TV hosts co-hosting, but this year's ceremony was much worse. "It was," says Tim Goodman, "the worst Emmys telecast I've ever seen. That's not hyperbole. (Maybe there was a telecast as bad when I was a teenager and wasn't paying attention?) It was lifeless, it was dull, it was poorly produced, terribly written and it had hosts who should not have been hosting (they aren't well-known enough and, last night, were not funny enough and not engaging enough). The pairing of presenters was ill-conceived. The material given them was pathetic. Nearly every 'bit' in the show imploded upon itself. The staging looked like it came from 1978. People looked like they didn't want to be there. The fact that the television industry, on a night when it is supposed to celebrate its own achievements, can't actually make a TV event that is interesting is really pathetic." Goodman blamed the Television Academy. "It needs more oversight," he says. "It can't just let Lorne Michaels and NBC take over the Emmys and bore the life out of the country.
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Amy Sherman-Palladino appears to be the first person to win the writing and directing Emmy in the same year
- ESPN boasts that Monday Night Football beat the Emmys -- even though MNF had its worst Week 2 ratings ever
- #OscarsSoWhite creator pushes for Emmys diversity: "How many non-Black people of color do you remember during @TheEmmys last night?"
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Barry stars won because Emmy voters love shows about show business
- Hannah Gadsby's brief appearance was a welcome detour from the pre-chewed and inoffensive banter of SNL
- Black-ish's Jenifer Lewis wore Nike on the red carpet to show her support for Colin Kaepernick
- Pre-taped categories robbed viewers of hearing celebrities mispronounce nominee names
- Angela Bassett responded to The New York Times mistaking her with Omarosa with an Olivia Pope GIF
# TOPICS: 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, ESPN, NBC, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Monday Night Football, Saturday Night Live, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Angela Bassett, Hannah Gadsby, Jenifer Lewis, Award Shows, NFL, Ratings
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 3:13PM EDT
Maybe the Emmys should adapt the "Popular Award" that the Oscars proposed
Sure, a hit show like Game of Thrones won the top drama award last night. But as Peter Rubin points out, "trophy after trophy went to the most prestigious of prestige TV: Netflix's Queen Elizabeth II bio-series The Crown; FX's Cold War domestic espionage cat-and-mouse The Americans; Amazon's upstart comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; HBO's ... everything. No question, these were deserving shows and performances. Henry Winkler? Still a treasure, even if his Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award for Barry came at the expense of Atlanta's far more deserving Brian Tyree Henry. Meanwhile, some of the television series I've had the most conversations about it—the good kind, the morning-after-Slackathon kind, the "oh, you've gotta watch this" kind—got overlooked... All of which makes me wonder if the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences might have been on to something with its proposed-then-scrapped idea to introduce a 'outstanding achievement in popular film 'Academy Award category—not for the Oscars, but the Emmys."
- Emmys allowed Lorne Michaels and his SNL stars to run wild, forgetting that they're supposed to be the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players"
- The Emmys did break diversity records, but it was during the Creative Arts Emmys
- Why The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is deserving of its Emmys sweep
- Oscars director Glenn Weiss and his new fiancé met at an awards show: The Tonys in 2001
- Ryan Murphy says he feels like he's "in the club" after his American Crime Story directing Emmy win
- New York Times to issue a correction after mistaking Angela Bassett for Omarosa in an Emmys caption
- Henry Winkler says winning his first Emmy "feels unbelievable"
# TOPICS: 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Angela Bassett, Glenn Weiss, Henry Winkler, Lorne Michaels, Omarosa Manigault, Ryan Murphy, Award Shows, Diversity, Oscars
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 1:39PM EDT
Angela Bassett celebrates her 60th birthday
The 9-1-1 star tweeted: "Happy Birthday to all my Leo brothers and sisters. Let’s eat cake!"
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Angela Bassett's 9-1-1 kids get a promotion
Corinne Massiah and Marcanthonee Reis, who play the children of Bassett and Rockmond Dunbar's characters, will become series regulars in Season 2.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 4:57AM EST
Fox’s 9-1-1 works because it brings Ryan Murphy’s outrageousness to a formulaic genre
“Like every other Ryan Murphy joint, from Glee to American Horror Story, 9-1-1 weirdly wins you over by being outrageously salacious,” says Jay Willis. “It brings a heavy dose of they did WHAT? to an extremely formulaic genre, counting on the fact that they can get you to forget about ordering food online the moment you see that holy sh*t, there really was a baby flushed down the toilet, are they gonna get it out on time?”
- 9-1-1 doesn’t feel like a Ryan Murphy show — the pilot feels like something from 10 or 15 years ago, and that’s a shame
- It’s compelling to see Murphy’s quirkiness on a mainstream “TV comfort food” kind of show
- The Murphy-Brad Falchuk machine delivers a “glossy sheen” that makes it hard to forget you’re watching a TV show
- 9-1-1’s cast of Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Connie Britton is so overqualified that the show is hard to dismiss
- “All the cases in the show are like Nip/Tuck: 100 percent truth," says Murphy
Posted Friday 10/27/17 at 10:04PM EDT
A Canadian transgender sitcom is disputing that Ryan Murphy's Pose has the largest-ever transgender cast
Canadian comedy The Switch “got there first,” says creator Amy Fox, noting that her show's pilot premiered on TV in 2014 and was broadcast on Canada’s OUTtv in 2016. Like Pose, The Switch featured five “transgender/non-binary stars” plus other transgender supporting cast. “We wish to correct the record not because it's important who was first, but because it is necessary to recognize the vision and bravery of the earliest trailblazers in the nascent realm of scripted transgender content,” Fox says in a statement. ALSO: Watch Ryan Murphy’s trailer for Fox procedural 9-1-1, starring Connie Britton, Peter Krause and Angela Bassett.