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Posted Sunday 9/09/18 at 8:02PM EDT
Anthony Bourdain wins a posthumous Emmy for Parts Unknown
Bourdain's CNN series took home two Emmys at the Creative Arts Awards, including Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program. UPDATE: Parts Unknown took home six total Emmys.
- Apple takes home its very first Emmy, for Carpool Karaoke
- Netflix's Queer Eye reboot wins its first Emmy for structured reality series
- Wild Wild Country wins for documentary/non-fiction series
- The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling wins for documentary/non-fiction special
- John Oliver's Last Week Tonight wins best writing for a variety series for the third year in a row
- W. Kamau Bell's United Shades of America wins best unstructured reality program
# TOPICS: 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, Apple, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Last Week Tonight, Queer Eye, United Shades of America, Wild Wild Country, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, John Oliver, W. Kamau Bell, Emmys
Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Queer Eye's Karamo Brown reveals past suicide attempt
Source: E! Online
"I know so many of us suffer from mental health issues and we just don't know where to turn and every day seems darker and darker," he said in an Instagram video. "But I want you to know that things do get better. If you get help and you do the work daily, your life can change. I'm living proof of that and if you know someone in your life that's going through it, reach out to them. You could be there support."
Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 1:52PM EDT
Carson Kressley walks back his dig at the Queer Eye reboot
The original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star has clarified his dig at the Netflix reboot that he made to Variety earlier this week. “I loved being a part of the original Queer Eye, and I love the reboot," Kressley tells People. "When I said the original was more groundbreaking it only meant that the original aired in an era when there was far less representation of gay people on television. We have come a long way and I am very proud to have passed the torch to the wonderful and talented new cast."
Posted Tuesday 8/21/18 at 5:47PM EDT
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Carson Kressley takes a dig at Netflix's Queer Eye reboot
“I’m thrilled that they’re nominated, but it was a little more groundbreaking back when we won an Emmy in 2004,” Kressley told Variety.
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 12:22PM EDT
Queer Eye may come out with a line of fashion, merchandise, food and beauty products
IMG is partnering with the Netflix reality show to create "products, experiences and collaborations focused around the core areas addressed in the show," according to Variety. "These include fashion and accessories, home design and décor, health, beauty and grooming, food and wine, and culture and travel."
Posted Tuesday 7/31/18 at 6:25PM EDT
Queer Eye is coming out with a book later this year
Queer Eye: Love Yourself, Love Your Life, due out on Nov. 13, will be divided into five chapters, each devoted to each cast member's area expertise.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 3:19PM EDT
Queer Eye is headed to the Midwest after Season 3 renewal
After devoting Seasons 1 and 2 to the South, the Fab Five are moving production to the Midwest. Shooting on Season 3 will begin later this summer in Kansas City, Missouri.
Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 5:29PM EDT
Netflix got the most Emmy nominations because it had the most shows, not the best ones
With 112 nominations, Netflix overtaking HBO for the most nods "is a reflection of volume, and an emerging status quo," says Willa Paskin. Netflix aired 70 new shows during the nominating period, while HBO aired 20 new and returning shows. "Forget hours: to stay ahead in the prestige game, HBO’s bread and butter, it would seem to have make more series to keep up," says Pasklin. "But there’s another way to look at these numbers. HBO still has way more nominations per show than Netflix does: Of the 10 shows with the most nominations, HBO had three; FX had two; Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix each had one, which is another way of saying that Netflix got the most nominations because it had the most shows, not the best ones." She adds that amid the "overkill" of so many potential contenders, Emmy voters glom on to stuff they could actually remember and start using "brands like HBO, Netflix, and FX to look for contenders. Unlike Netflix and the networks, HBO and FX aren’t trying to appeal to everyone, but in terms of reliably attracting attention for their series, they too are the new networks."
- Netflix didn't do a few shows extremely well -- it did a lot of shows very well
- Netflix dominated by having lots of Emmy-approved shows in many categories, rather than one or two overperforming titles
- Don't write off HBO just yet: It landed more major program noms than anyone else, including the top two scripted series
- Netflix officially rules television with its 112 nominations
- A true changing of the guard will happen when Netflix wins in the major award categories
- Amy Sherman-Palladino, snubbed for Gilmore Girls, reacts to 14 noms for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: "Why are they letting me into the club?!"
- John Legend on a possible EGOT: "To do it with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice would be especially cool"
- Rachel Bloom posts a "Super chill" video of her trashing her office in reaction to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Emmy snub
- Bill Hader always wanted to do something like Barry, and now his show has earned five nominations
- Henry Winkler's Emmy nomination for Barry is his first for a regular TV role since Happy Days in 1978
- GLOW creators are proud to be part of a "really idiosyncratic group" of nominees
- Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost, who was nominated for writing, on major category snub: "External validation is a popsicle"
- Jonathan Van Ness was nominated for Queer Eye and Gay of Thrones
- Here are the 11 best Emmy nomination reactions -- and two of the worst
- American Vandal and Big Mouth each got nominated -- a huge victory for d*ck jokes
- Seven members of The Handmaid's Tale cast received nominations
- Donald Glover and Bill Hader each picked up four nominations, for Atlanta and Barry, respectively -- and for hosting SNL
- Roseanne wasn't snubbed -- it didn't deserve to be nominated
- The Handmaid's Tale's Yvonne Strahovski on her first Emmy nomination: "I can’t stop smiling, my face hurts"
- Megan Mullally was surprised Will & Grace was snubbed
- Regina King was nominated for the fourth year in a row, thanks to Seven Seconds
- Sarah Drew celebrates her surprise Emmy nomination for Grey's Anatomy: B-Team after she was dropped from Grey's Anatomy
# TOPICS: 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, HBO, Netflix, American Vandal, Atlanta, Barry, Big Mouth, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Gay of Thrones, GLOW, Grey's Anatomy: B-Team, The Handmaid's Tale, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Queer Eye, Roseanne, Saturday Night Live, Seven Seconds, Twin Peaks: The Return, Will & Grace, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Bill Hader, Donald Glover, Henry Winkler, John Legend, Jonathan Van Ness, Mark Frost, Megan Mullally, Rachel Bloom, Regina King, Sarah Drew, Tim Rice, Yvonne Strahovski, Emmys
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 12:09AM EDT
Queer Eye Season 2 stars get married
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Netflix shared photos of the wedding ceremony of William Mahnken and Shannan Eller. ALSO: Jonathan Van Ness' podcast proves he's a great interviewer, too.
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 5:15PM EDT
Karamo Brown gets Netflix to fix its Queer Eye subtitle problem
Members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community had complained that the subtitles edited out a lot of the Fab Five's dialogue.
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 1:21PM EDT
Check out the Queer Eye-Nailed It! crossover
Netflix has let the Fab Five work in the Nailed It! kitchen in a special crossover episode.
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 7:07PM EDT
Queer Eye releases a mini-episode set in the town of Yass, Australia
Source: E! Online
The Fab Five have gone global for the special "make-better" episode Down Under, helping make over a farmer named George in a town that is actually named "Yass." "I think because Australia just legalized their same-sex marriage moment," says Jonathan Van Ness, "it's only fitting that we would sweep into a gorgeous little town and create a gorgeous community moment because, honey, is this rolling hill moment everything? Yes! Do they need a more pulled-together bistro? Probably." ALSO: Antoni Porowski is opening a restaurant.
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Queer Eye's return for Season 2 begs the question: How "queer" is it?
Source: The Atlantic
"It’s 2018—how is there a popular new TV show that portrays gay guys as sassy hairdressers, fashionistas, interior designers, platonic best friends, and underwear models who appear to mostly live off amuse-bouches?" says Spencer Kornhaber. "A skeptic of 'woke' culture might argue that the success of Netflix’s rebooted Queer Eye is a sign of latent hunger for the comfort of stereotypes. A sociologist might say we’re seeing the results of decades of prejudice funneling queer men into trades coded as feminine. A superfan might echo the company line, as once articulated by home-décor guru Bobby Berk: 'We’re just five guys who happen to be experts in our field, and who happen to be gay.' The truth probably combines all three explanations. But as highlighted in the second season that now arrives just four months after the first, Queer Eye is queer on a level deeper than its sanctifying of homosexuals as domestic superheroes."
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Queer Eye will do its first-ever makeover for a transgender man
“That episode for me I think is one of the most powerful episodes that will ever be seen on TV,” says Karamo Brown of the Season 2 episode. "First of all, usually when we see the first trans experience, we usually see it through the lens of a trans woman. We never really see our trans brothers being highlighted and showing their experience."
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 5:41PM EDT
Check out Queer Eye's Season 2 trailer
The new Fab Five are back June 15 with its first female participant.