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Another year, and another Emmy Awards have wrapped up, and pundits are still reflecting on how it all shook out. The big winners of the night — “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Big Little Lies” — shared a common thread, beyond giving dramatic voice to women in leading roles. Both Hulu and HBO‘s series rolled out traditionally, with week by week episodes, instead of following the Netflix and Amazon format of dumping all the episodes at once. Continue reading Emmys: Did Appointment Viewing Beat Out Binge Watching? at The Playlist.
Last night, Hollywood rolled out the red carpet to celebrate the best in television with the Emmy Awards. It was your usual evening of A-list celebrities basking in the glow of their accomplishments (full winners list here), however, what everyone seems to be talking about this morning is one huge, sour joke that is leaving a bitter taste in the mouth. READ MORE: Best and Worst of the 2017 Emmy Awards: ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ Donald Glover, ‘9 to 5’ Reunion As part of his opening monologue, Stephen Colbert wheeled out former White House press secretary Sean Spicer to the shock of those inside the Microsoft Theater. Continue reading Hollywood Reacts To Emmys Sean Spicer Snafu at The Playlist.
In a ceremony hosted by Stephen Colbert and broadcast on CBS, the 69th Emmy Awards were handed out on Sept. 17, 2017 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Here is a complete list of all the categories and nominees. This post will be updated as winners are announced. Outstanding Comedy Series “Veep” (HBO) “Atlanta” (FX) “Black-ish” (ABC) “Master of None” (Netflix) “Modern Family” (ABC) “Silicon Valley” (HBO) “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix) Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Foy (“The Crown”) Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) Robin Wright (“House of Cards”) Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”) Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”) Keri Russell (“The Americans”) Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Sterling K. Continue reading 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Winners And Nominees – Complete List at The Playlist.
‘Stranger Things’: Duffer Brothers On Inspiration, Season 2, And Knowing When It Will All End [Interview]
When I sat down with Matt and Ross Duffer (collectively known as the Duffer Brothers) last month they were pretty calm, cool and collected for two guys whose first series, “Stranger Things,” had become a cultural phenomenon and earned a tantalizing 18 Emmy nominations after the debut of its first season. To clarify, they certainly were not cocky or overconfident, but considering the looming deadline to submit nine episodes of the second season to Netflix they certainly were not as stressed as you or I would probably be. Continue reading ‘Stranger Things’: Duffer Brothers On Inspiration, Season 2, And Knowing When It Will All End [Interview] at The Playlist.
Are you ready for two more weeks of Emmy madness? The final round of Emmy voting has officially begun and the networks and streaming services have lined a ton of Q&A’s and events to try and sway Television Academy voters. Netflix has already held events for “The Crown” and “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” with panels for “The Keepers” and “Stranger Things” on deck for Tuesday and Thursday nights. Continue reading Emmy Awards Predictions 2017: Four Races That Are Currently Too Close To Call at The Playlist.
Donald Glover took the equivalent honor at the Golden Globes, but was snubbed without a nomination at the SAG Awards as was every actor from “Atlanta.” “Transparent’s” Jeffrey Tambor has won this category for the past two years and could easily take it again. We’re betting on Glover, but Tambor could snag the three-peat. [Updated July 27] Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 1. Continue reading 2017 Best Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Emmy Predictions at The Playlist.
Like David E. Kelley in the Writing category Jean-Marc Vallée should be rewarded for the breadth of his work directing every episode of “Big Little Lies.” If not, Ryan Murphy’s “And the Winner Is…” from “Feud: Bette and Joan” – the best thing he’s ever directed – or Steven Zaillian‘s first episode of “The Night Of” could surprise. [Updated July 27] Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, TV Movie or Dramatic Special 1. Continue reading 2017 Best Directing For A Limited Series or TV Movie Emmy Predictions at The Playlist.
This race may be too close to call. Both Reed Morano (“Handmaid’s Tale”) and Stephen Daldry (“The Crown”) have an excellent shot to take this Emmy as do the Duffer Bros. (“Stranger Things”). The question is whether the second “Handmaid’s” nomination for Kate Denis seriously affects Morano’s chances and just how much Emmy voters love “Stranger Things.” [Updated July 27] 1. Continue reading 2017 Best Directing For a Drama Series Emmy Predictions at The Playlist.