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Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 12:16PM EDT
Netflix ends HBO's 17-year streak of Emmy nomination dominance, Game of Thrones tops all shows
Source: The New York Times
This is the first time in 18 years that HBO has failed to lead all nominations, with Netflix earning 112 Emmy nominations to HBO's 108. The streaming service has been gradually growing with 34 nominations in 2015, 54 in 2016 and 91 last year. Game of Thrones led all shows with 22 Emmy nominations. Saturday Night Live and Westworld tied for second with 21 nominations each, followed by The Handmaid's Tale (20), The Assassination of Gianni Versace (18) and Atlanta (16). Game of Thrones, which wasn't eligible last year, will battle it out with last year's winner, The Handmaid's Tale. Meanwhile, the best actress in a comedy series will be up for grabs for the first time since 2011 since Julia Louis-Dreyfus wasn't eligible as Veep was on hiatus. Black-ish's Tracee Ellis-Ross, Insecure's Issa Rae and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Rachel Brosnahan are among the contenders in the best comedy actress category.
- Read the complete list of Emmy nominations
- Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers were snubbed, while Stephen Colbert and James Corden were nominated (The Tonight Show wasn't nominated for best variety talk series a second year in a row)
- Roseanne, Modern Family and Will & Grace were snubbed for best comedy, Killing Eve was snubbed for best drama
- Roseanne did earn two Emmy nominations, including one for Laurie Metcalf
- "It worked": Megan Amram's An Emmy for Megan was nominated for an Emmy in short form comedy or drama series category
- Acting snubs: Kit Harington, John Goodman, Emilia Clarke, Kyle McLachlan, Alison Brie and Freddie Highmore
- The late Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown earned six Emmy nominations
- Amy Sedaris, Sarah Silverman and Tracey Ullman to take on SNL in outstanding variety sketch category
- Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage becomes the most-nominated drama series supporting actor in Emmy history
- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah earned its first nomination for best variety talk series
- Killing Eve's Sandra Oh becomes the first person of Asian descent to be nominated for best actress in a drama
- Samantha Bee's C-word controversy didn't stop Full Frontal from getting nominated for best variety talk series
- The best Emmy nomination reactions: Lin-Manuel Miranda is "Pretty, pretty, pretty grateful" to be nominated for Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Twin Peaks: The Return was snubbed in the major categories, but it did receive nine nominations
- Modern Family ends streak after eight-straight nominations for best comedy: “It was a hell of a run," says co-creator Steve Levitan
- Chrissy Teigen: If John Legend wins for Jesus Christ Superstar Live, "he will complete his EGOT and my spike tv award will probably be moved"
- Viola Davis was snubbed for Hot to Get Away with Murder, but she was nominated for playing the same character on Scandal
- This Is Us fans aren't happy with Mandy Moore's snub
- Kenan Thompson was finally nominated for his SNL acting ability, joining Leslie Jones, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin
- Breaking down Game of Thrones' 22 nominations: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau scores his first nod
- Real Time with Bill Maher was snubbed for the first time since 2004 -- was Maher hurt by N-word and featuring right-wing trolls?
- These actors earned nominations for multiple show: Jane Lynch, Donald Glover, Alex Borstein, Jeff Daniels and Sterling K. Brown
# TOPICS: 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, Amazon, CBS, FX, HBO, Hulu, NBC, Netflix, An Emmy for Megan, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, At Home With Amy Sedaris, Atlanta, Black-ish, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Game of Thrones, The Handmaid's Tale, I Love You, America, Insecure, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Killing Eve, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Modern Family, Real Time with Bill Maher, Roseanne, Saturday Night Live, This is Us, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Tracey Ullman’s Show, Twin Peaks: The Return, Veep, Westworld, Will & Grace, Aidy Bryant, Alec Baldwin, Alex Borstein, Alison Brie, Amy Sedaris, Anthony Bourdain, Bill Maher, Chrissy Teigen, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Freddie Highmore, Issa Rae, James Corden, Jane Lynch, Jeff Daniels, Jimmy Fallon, John Goodman, John Legend, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, Kit Harington, Kyle MacLachlan, Laurie Metcalf, Leslie Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mandy Moore, Megan Amram, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Rachel Brosnahan, Samantha Bee, Sandra Oh, Sarah Silverman, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, Sterling K. Brown, Steve Levitan, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tracey Ullman, Trevor Noah, Viola Davis, Award Shows, Emmys
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 5:41PM EDT
Tracee Ellis Ross says ABC's yanking of a Black-ish episode was "frightening"
Source: New York Daily News
The actress says she never got an answer for why ABC shelved the February episode, which tackled the National Anthem Protests. "The details of why the episode was pulled and everything that has surrounded that, I do not have the answers for,” Ross said in a Hollywood Reporter roundtable. “To a certain extent, I have purposefully stayed out of those conversations because I’ve had no power to do something beyond that." Noting that the Black-ish cast is usually involved in the show's content, she added: "I have asked for the information and pushed for the information that I felt would be helpful to me and constructive in what I can do with it, because I find it frightening." Black-ish creator Kenya Barris addressed the pulled episode last month, telling Vulture: "We just had a difference of opinion... I feel like it was something for us that we felt like we couldn’t come to an agreement and mutually decided just to sort of move past it." ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey also said last month that the kneeling "was not even really the issue, but I don’t want to get into that. At the end of the day, this was a mutual decision between Kenya and the network to not put the episode out.”
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
Tracee Ellis Ross to make her Black-ish directing debut
She’ll helm a late-season episode titled “Fifty-Three Percent.”
Posted Sunday 1/21/18 at 3:26AM EST
Tracee Ellis Ross: “There were never any threats” over equal pay and her Black-ish future
On Saturday night, the Black-ish star posted a statement on Twitter in response to reports of a Time’s Up meeting that extensively discussed her salary negotiation. In an article published last Thursday, unnamed sources told The Hollywood Reporter that "Ellis Ross feels that if she isn't brought up to (co-star Anthony) Anderson's (salary) level, she may opt to appear in fewer episodes to make up the disparity by guesting on another show.” In her statement, Ellis Ross writes that she “was in a renegotiation, like many actors find themselves in during a successful show. I wanted to be compensated in a way that matches my contribution to a show that I love for many reasons, including the opportunity it allows me to reshape what it is like to be a fully realized black woman on TV.” However, she wanted to make it clear that "the words and thoughts that were in the original article that started this public conversation were not mine; there were never any threats," and that she was never contacted by the reporter. “Having had my renegotiation become a public conversation was awkward,” she added, “but I’m grateful for the outpouring of support.”
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
Report: Tracee Ellis Ross is threatening to reduce her work on Black-ish if she doesn’t receive pay on par with Anthony Anderson
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Ellis Ross earning significantly less than her co-star was discussed at a recent Time’s Up meeting, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Tatiana Siegel. She reports that “with negotiations for the fifth season ongoing, sources say Ellis Ross feels that if she isn't brought up to Anderson's level, she may opt to appear in fewer episodes to make up the disparity by guesting on another show. The tactic has split opinions within Time's Up, with some worried that it's more a retreat than a forward-looking solution (fitting in extra work isn't always feasible, and often an actress wouldn't earn as much guesting as she would as a network star). A network source says a new deal will significantly increase her compensation and cautioned that Anderson and Ellis Ross' roles aren't equal given that he has been attached to Black-ish from the start and is an executive producer.” But as Siegel notes, this kind of discussion wouldn’t have happened without the recent discussion about equal pay.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
Oprah to interview Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Shonda Rhimes and more on their Time’s Up initiative
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Natalie Portman and Tracee Ellis Ross will also be part of Oprah Winfrey’s discussion on sexual harassment in Hollywood this weekend on CBS Sunday Morning.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 9:04AM EST
Golden Globes: Six nominations for Big Little Lies, three for Feud
Big Little Lies and Feud led among all TV series, while Fargo, The Handmaid’s Tale and This Is Us each netted three nominations. In the drama/musical series category, Will & Grace and newcomers SMILF and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel each earned a nomination.
- For the first time ever,Veep wasn’t nominated
- Netflix scored two of the five best drama nominees with The Crown and Stranger Things
- Tracee Ellis Ross and Debra Messing were snubbed as their respective Black-ish and Will & Grace co-stars were nominated
- HBO had the most nominations with 12, followed by Netflix's nine and FX's eight
# TOPICS: FX, HBO, Netflix, Big Little Lies, The Crown, Fargo, Feud: Bette and Joan, The Handmaid's Tale, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, SMILF, This is Us, Veep, Will & Grace, Debra Messing, Tracee Ellis Ross, Award Shows, Golden Globe Awards
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 2:18PM EST
Tracee Ellis Ross explains sexual harassment with a children’s book while guest-hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Black-ish star read from the "book" The Handsy Man on Tuesday’s show.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 9:35PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel Live! announces guest-hosts: Chris Pratt, Tracee Ellis Ross, Neil Patrick Harris and Melissa McCarthy
Jimmy Kimmel is taking the week off after his 7-month-old son, Billy, had successful heart surgery this morning. Tonight, Pratt fills in with guests Margot Robbie and Chris Stapleton. Billy Kimmel’s surgery was originally scheduled in late October -- when Kimmel last had guest hosts -- but was delayed due to a common cold.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 1:56PM EST
American Music Awards was a celebration of female artists
Host Tracee Ellis Ross delivered on the promise that the ceremony would focus on “women who take up space.”
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 2:27PM EST
Tracee Ellis Ross to host the American Music Awards as her mom, Diana Ross, receives a lifetime achievement award
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Black-ish star hosting makes this year’s ceremony a family affair. The Nov. 19 awards show will also feature Christina Aguilera paying tribute to Whitney Houston in honor of The Bodyguard’s 25th anniversary.