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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
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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
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Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Presenting the 12 best series finales of TV's current golden age
Source: The Washington Post
Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under and The Sopranos rank No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 in closing out their respective series.
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Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Is the nostalgia TV trend a kind of backlash to TV's increasing diversity?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Let's first get this out of the way: There are definite exceptions to the Make (White) TV Great Again trend," says Inkoo Kang, pointing to Netflix's One Day at a Time and the planned reboots of Party of Five, Roswell and Charmed. But from Will & Grace to Roseanne to Twin Peaks to Fuller House, "it's hard not to interpret the current iteration of nostalgic programming as a backlash to TV's increasing diversity — a throwback to the days of Friends and Frasier when people joked that 'NBC' stood for 'No Black Characters,'" says Kang. "Yes, these reboots and revivals comprise only a handful of the hundreds of scripted shows on the air, but many of them tend to be TV's highest-profile projects. The fact that, in their totality, they inadvertently re-entrench the normalcy of all-white casts while erasing women of color and queer people is notable and worrisome."
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 6:57AM EDT
Showtime boss: Twin Peaks revival "certainly paid off"
CEO David Nevins said Twin Peaks: The Return had a halo effect of bringing the subscription network "a lot" of new viewers. “It wasn’t just art, it was commerce as well,” he said. “The show had magic to it, and it was an honor to be able to put it out into the world…. It certainly paid off.”
Posted Sunday 1/07/18 at 3:33AM EST
Showtime says the door is always open for more Twin Peaks
“The door at Showtime is always open to Mark (Frost) and David (Lynch) for more Twin Peaks or anything else they want to talk about,” Showtime head of programming Gary Levine said Saturday at the TV press tour.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 4:40PM EST
Doug Jones has had quite a year, from Alabama to Twin Peaks to Star Trek: Discovery
The newly elected U.S. senator from Alabama shares a name with some well-known TV characters. Twin Peaks: The Return fans were especially happy, celebrating Jones' victory with Kyle MacLachlan-Dougie Jones GIFs.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 11:19PM EST
The Los Angeles Valley diner where David Lynch and Mark Frost conceived of Twin Peaks is closing
Du-Par’s Restaurant and Bakery in Studio City, a fixture of the entertainment industry since 1948, is closing its doors in three weeks. The diner holds an important place in Twin Peaks history. As Lynch once recalled, “we were at Du Par's, the coffee shop at the corner of Laurel Canyon and Ventura and all of a sudden, Mark Frost and I had this image of a body wrapped in plastic washing up on the shore of a lake."
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Kyle MacLachlan on the Twin Peaks TV vs. movie debate: “I think it’s kind of both”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
MacLachlan tells EW that David Lynch “was very specific about calling them hours and not episodes. So they’re 18 hours, and the way it was written and directed was if it were a long film. In other words, we didn’t break it into pieces when we were filming. So I think structurally, it is a film. Obviously, it was broadcasted on television and intended for television, but I think you could make the argument that it also works as a film.” ALSO: Why MacLachlan is currently TV’s best actor.
Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 9:21PM EST
Is Twin Peaks a movie, a TV drama or a variety show?
Source: Entertainment Weekly
It’s hard to really pigeonhole David Lynch’s work, says Darren Franich, since one of his most acclaimed movies, Mulholland Drive, was originally a failed pilot made for ABC. “Semantics are fun to debate,” Franich says in weighing in on the TV show vs. movie debate. “Saying that the new Twin Peaks is both television and film feels accurate, but also erratic. It’s just as easy to say Twin Peaks is neither television nor film, which isn’t an answer at all – and even the ambiguous endings of Twin Peaks have some final core truth, an emotional conjuration that goes deeper than mere confusion. You feel the need to get creative with your definitions. At one point in this past summer, I was hot on the idea that Lynch and Frost had turned Twin Peaks into their own private variety show, like their very own The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour. There was a weekly musical number. There were wacky Dougie sketches, with important lessons for kids — Don’t Put Your Fork In An Electrical Socket. There were occasional check-ins from Dr. Amp, with an important advertorial message about shoveling yourself out of our modern pile of capitalist sh*t. There were occasional check-ins with Nasty Mr. C, who was for Twin Peaks what Uncle Traveling Matt was for Fraggle Rock.”
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 7:07PM EST
Fast food chain Wendy’s weighs in on whether Twin Peaks: The Return was a TV show or a movie
“If we call it a movie, then where do we actually draw the line between television and film,” tweeted the Wendy’s Twitter account. “The current line seems to be making one episodic, though the current trend in superhero movies could also be called episodic. Hard to tell.”
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:01AM EST
Four more women accuse Robert Knepper of sexual misconduct
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Prison Break alum, whose most recently appeared on Twin Peaks and iZombie, has been hit with four more sexual misconduct allegations, spanning between 1983 and 2013. These allegations come weeks after stylist Susan Bertram accused him of sexual assault on the set of the 1992 film Gas Food Lodging. The four women described in detail their encounters with Knepper to The Hollywood Reporter, including one who said she was attacked by the actor and forced to perform oral sex on him when they worked on the movie King Kong in 2010. In response to the accusations, Knepper issued the following statement: "We have come to a time where hard-earned careers are being lost on the basis of accusations. I need to reiterate that these accusations against me are false. We have lost the presumption of innocence; we have lost "due process;" and we have lost the ability to review evidence — allowing the media to become both ‘judge and jury.’ Until I can sit down and have a dialogue with my accusers, managed not by the press but by an impartial mediator, I have nothing further to say on this matter. My wife, family and close friends, know me and my true nature and I am grateful for their love and support.”
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:01AM EST
Twin Peaks: The Return named the second best “film” of 2017 by Sight & Sound
David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks revival was beaten out by Jordan Peele’s Get Out in the UK publication's annual film critics' poll.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 12:21AM EST
Twin Peaks: The Return is best experienced watching all 18 hours in a row, as if it were a feature film
Evan Davis tried it, and writes: “I decided to see what Twin Peaks: The Return was like as a movie, so I sat down and watched the series’ entirety in one go. There were a few bathroom breaks along the way, but otherwise, I plowed through from beginning to end, giving (David) Lynch and co-writer Mark Frost’s magnum opus its intended treatment. I discovered some things along the way that I didn’t pick up on the first time around, and probably couldn’t have revealed themselves in week-to-week viewing.”
Posted Wednesday 11/22/17 at 10:51PM EST
Spike Lee’s Netflix TV remake of She’s Gotta Have It showcases his greatness and shortcomings
Parts of the TV series based on Lee’s debut 1986 film are “well-meaning but didactic and sledgehammer-y,” says Alan Sepinwall. Other parts are “so jarring.” “And a lot of it is utterly stunning in how it combines words and music and pictures to create what feels like a new audiovisual language. In other words… it’s a Spike Lee Joint. The creative disasters and triumphs come from the same emotional place, and you have to accept one to get the other. Even the direct address from Nola (or other characters) to the audience is a mixed bag: intimate and bewitching sometimes, stilted and distancing at others. But when it works… man oh man.”
- Like David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return, this series feels partly like a career retrospective for Lee
- Lee is able to truly offer complex depictions of modern blackness thanks to sharing the writing with a staff that includes female writers
- She’s Gotta Have It finds Lee operating in an entranced, scattered, digressive mode reminiscent of his movies like Bamboozled, Girl 6 and Jungle Fever
- This is “full-on Spike Lee,” which requires taking his excesses for better and for worse
- The remake was Lee’s wife's idea: “She watches a lot of television. I don't watch television”
- Lee credits “three black women at Netflix” for making the show happen: “At the other places, there were no black people in the room”