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Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 2:17PM EDT
Netflix puts Jeffrey Tambor back in the Emmy race, submitting him for Arrested Development
Season 5 of Arrested Development launches on May 29, just before the Emmy cutoff of May 31. Amazon previously declined to submit Tambor for his work on Transparent following his sexual misconduct firing.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 5:28PM EDT
Amazon will not submit Jeffrey Tambor in the Emmy race for Transparent
According to Gold Derby, "the streaming service confirmed to us that the two-time Best Comedy Actor winner, who left the show after Season 4 amid sexual harassment allegations, will not be submitted on the 2018 Emmy ballot by the studio."
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 1:23PM EDT
David Letterman praises Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondents' Dinner performance in a chat with Jerry Seinfeld
"I really had great admiration for the fact that she was able to just walk into that room and decimate the place," Letterman said in conversation at a Netflix For Your Consideration Emmy event promoting Letterman's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction and Seinfeld''s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. "So I saw the complete script of what she had done. The more I got to thinking about it, I thought 'Wow, that was great,'" Letterman told Seinfeld. "Because, just, whatever the reaction — there's no damage. And she had the guts to stand up there and didn't apologize, where everybody is now apologizing for everything." Seinfeld admitted he didn't "know" Wolf, but he had heard of her. "Everybody talks about how dedicated — that she's out every night working on her stuff and those are the kind of people I really like," he said.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
An Emmy For Megan star Megan Amram: "I think me winning this Emmy would make up for Steve Carell and The Wire being snubbed"
"My desire is overwhelmingly sincere," The Good Place writer says of her blatantly Emmy-seeking web series. "As sincere as anything I’ve ever set out to do. It’s less about the category and more about the award. I would really love an Emmy award. A lot of my friends have them, and they seem great. The awards, not my friends. I think my friends from home would think it was really cool if I won. I don’t have any major awards and I think me winning this Emmy would make up for Steve Carell and The Wire being snubbed." ALSO: Amram says of her Emmy campaign: "I am willing to sink every penny of my savings into this."
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 6:42AM EDT
Days of Our Lives was the big winner at the Daytime Emmys, winning five awards
CBS led with seven wins overall, while NBC followed with five wins at Sunday's Daytime Emmy Awards. Good Morning America won for best morning program for the second year in a row, while The Talk beat out Ellen in the talk show entertainment category.
Posted Friday 4/27/18 at 9:17PM EDT
A Good Place writer's new web series, An Emmy for Megan, has one goal: To win an Emmy
Comedy writer Megan Amram has made a six-episode web series that meets all of the minimum requirements to win an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. Her boss, The Good Place creator Michael Schur, tweeted of An Emmy for Megan: "On a daily basis, I am overwhelmed and astonished by the creative abilities of #TheGoodPlace writers."
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Family Guy boasts in Emmy mailer: "We predicted Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein..."
"Open DVD to see who’s next,” states the mailer, which comes with a mirror.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 1:57AM EDT
Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington to become the first Game of Thrones actors to compete in the lead acting categories
Game of Thrones actors have always submitted themselves for the Emmy supporting acting categories. Peter Dinklage, for instance, has been nominated for outstanding supporting actor six times, winning twice. But this year Game of Thrones actors are breaking out of the "supporting" categories. According to Gold Derby, Clarke and Harington will become the first Game of Thrones stars to compete for outstanding lead actress and actor, respectively.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:05AM EDT
A U.S. senator once won an Emmy award for grilling witnesses in Congressional hearings
With all eyes on Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress, The Washington Post has this factoid: Sen. Estes Kefauver, a Democrat from Tennessee, was so effective in his Senate committee's televised investigation into organized crime in the early 1950s that he was presented with a special achievement Emmy Award for "outstanding public service on television" in 1952.
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to compete as a comedy series at the Emmys after fears it would be labeled a "drama"
Amy Sherman-Palladino's Amazon series took home the Golden Globe for best comedy series, but that didn't allay worries that the TV Academy would label it a drama. Mrs. Maisel would have had to compete with Game of Thrones and The Handmaid's Tale in the Outstanding Drama category. Instead, it'll compete in a field which won't include Veep for the first time in years.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
President Trump touts Roseanne's big ratings, which he learned about from Mark Burnett
“I got a call from Mark Burnett, he did The Apprentice, he’s a great guy," Trump said in a speech in Ohio. "He said, ‘Donald, I called just to say hello, and to tell you: did you see Roseanne’s ratings?’ I said, ‘Mark, how big were they?’ They were unbelievable! Over 18 million people! And it was about us! They haven’t figured it out! The fake news hasn’t quite figured it out yet…But they will, and when they do, they’ll become much less fake.”
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 6:02PM EDT
ESPN scores a leading 54 Sports Emmy nominations
NBC and Fox tied for a distant second with 31 nominations apiece.
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 1:53PM EDT
Lena Waithe covers Vanity Fair, which says she's "disrupting the hell out of Hollywood"
"If you haven’t heard of Lena Waithe, check yourself for a pulse," Jacqueline Woodson says in her "engrossing deep dive" into The Chi mastermind and Master of None Emmy winner. "She is disrupting the hell out of Hollywood. As the first black woman to nail an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Lena—along with a crew of other black creatives—is sending a message to the world that Black Brilliance has arrived in Hollywood and has not come to play.
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 12:37PM EDT
Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Emmy campaign features a phone line staffed with live people
Callers to the Susie Myerson phone number that is being displayed on billboards will be greeted by a live person/character from the world of Alex Borstein's character, who will talk up Mrs. Maisel, AKA Midge.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
Emmy winner Nanette Fabray dies at 97: Original One Day at a Time alum played mom to famous sitcom characters
Fabray played Mary Richards' mom on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Ann Romano's mom on the original One Day at a Time, appearing on 42 episodes. Fabray also won three Emmys working with Sid Caesar on NBC's Caesar’s Hour in the 1950s.