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Today was a happy day for a whole new crop of Emmy Award nominees.  Here are some of the reactions from some of this morning’s big winners. For all the major Emmy nominations, click here. For a look at the Best and Worst of the Emmy Nominations, click here. “When we started on this journey we never thought the series would connect on such a big way worldwide. Continue reading Emmy Nominee Reactions: Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Tambor, RuPaul And More at The Playlist.

In this era of Peak TV there is no way to make everyone happy. There are always going to be snubs when it comes to the Emmy nominations. There are always going to be deserving nominees who didn’t make the cut. The question this year was whether the Television Academy could continue their trend of rewarding those truly deserving of recognition as opposed to those shows they just love to watch every week. And, some might say that’s one and the same. Continue reading Best And Worst Of The 2017 Emmy Awards Nominations: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Westworld,’ ‘The Leftovers’ at The Playlist.

It might be middle of summer, but that doesn’t mean Hollywood isn’t thinking about awards. The 2017 Emmy Award nominations are here, and HBO will be popping the champagne. The network’s brand new, expensive, and somewhat risky sci-fi series “Westworld” is the toast of the town, with the series leading the field with 22 nominations. The show is tied with “Saturday Night Live” for the most nominations, with the sketch show no doubt aided by a very buzzy election year, which saw Alec Baldwin frequently guest as Donald Trump, and Melissa McCarthy play Sean Spicer. Continue reading 2017 Emmy Award Nominations Led By ‘Westworld’ & ‘Saturday Night Live’ at The Playlist.

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Yes, it’s almost time to reveal the nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards and some of the world’s biggest stars have learned to care and fret about the Emmys like they never have before. And so are the networks and streaming services behind the series, limited series and TV movies vying for those pretty gold statuettes. There are no official statistics as of yet, but based on just the live events staged by Netflix and Amazon over the past few months this has been arguably the most expensive Emmys campaign to date. Continue reading Emmy Nomination Predictions: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The Crown’ And ‘Atlanta’ Will Dominate at The Playlist.

That’s it. Perhaps the biggest, most contentious and competitive phase one of any Emmy season is over. Members of the television academy have cast their ballots (in the categories they are allowed to participate in) and the networks, streaming services and potential individual nominees will hold their breath until the 2017 Emmy nominations are revealed on July 13th. There are some major showdowns on the horizon (“Big Little Lies” vs. Continue reading Emmy Awards Nomination Voting Is Over For 2017: What Have We Learned? at The Playlist.

Ian McShane is a talker in the best possible way. In conjunction with a series of interviews I conducted for a THR feature, I requested to speak to the “American Gods” star for just 10-15 minutes. These were quick phone interviews, but McShane insisted on meeting in person. I wasn’t feeling well heading over to the hotel, but the McShane is just as charming as the characters he tends to play and as our conversation ran long I quickly forgot the flu that would rack me for the rest of the week. Continue reading Ian McShane On ‘American Gods’ And The ‘Myth’ of ‘Deadwood’ [Emmys Interview] at The Playlist.

Mandy Moore has made a statement. No, she hasn’t given a political speech or stood up at protest rally (although she is vocal in those areas).  Moore made a statement with her impressive performance as Rebecca Pearson in Dan Fogelman‘s breakout NBC drama “This Is Us.” As Rebecca, Moore not only plays her character in the late ’70s and early ’80s, but as a sixtysomething grandmother in modern day.   Continue reading ‘This Is Us’: Mandy Moore Was “Sacred S**tless” About Playing Her Character 30 Years Older [Emmy Interview] at The Playlist.

Lena Dunham’s “Girls” didn’t go quietly into the night in its six and final season. Dunham and producing partner Jenni Konner continued to push the creative boundaries of the half-hour “comedy” format. One of their most impressive endeavors was “American Bitch” which was written by Dunham and directed by series veteran Richard Shepard (“The Matador,” “Dom Hemingway”). The season’s third episode finds Hannah (Dunham) agreeing to meet a noted author Chuck Palmer (a fantastic Matthew Rhys) after she’s published a story with allegations that he coerced college students into having sex with him. Continue reading ‘Girls’: Richard Shepard On That Shocking Moment From ‘American Bitch’ That Wasn’t In The Script [Emmy Interview] at The Playlist.

When “Master of None” creators Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang sent their lead character, Dev (played by Ansari), to Italy at the end of the show’s pitch perfect first season you had to wonder if they could duplicate that success when the Netflix program inevitably returned.  Over a year later the answer was a resounding, “yes.” The two Italian episodes might not have worked for everyone, but they were the foundation for an exemplary second season that featured, arguably, three of the best half hour narrative episodes anywhere on television so far this year. Continue reading ‘Master of None’: Aziz Ansari On That “Heartbreaking” One-Take Scene And “Wanting What You Can’t Have” [Emmy Interview] at The Playlist.