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Phoebe Waller-Bridge is on the cusp of something big. As a writer, producer and actress she already has two critically acclaimed TV series to her credit, “Crashing” and “Fleabag,” and she’s now shooting Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s untitled Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff. The British writer and actress crossed the pond for a quick 48-hour Emmy publicity tour for “Fleabag,” the six-episode BBC produced dramedy series that Amazon distributed in the United States. Continue reading Phoebe Waller-Bridge Breaks Down ‘Fleabag’ And Says Shooting ‘Han Solo’ Is “Wicked” [Podcast] at The Playlist.

Let’s be frank, ABC did not do John Ridley or “American Crime” any favors by moving the third season of the anthology series to Sunday nights at 10 PM. It’s hard to get attention for any show during this Peak TV era, but “Crime” was directly up against FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” in the same timeslot and HBO’s “Big Little Lies” only an hour beforehand. For a nuanced and not-so flashy drama like “Crime” that pretty much splintered its older prestige audience and it showed in the ratings. Continue reading Emmy Contender: ‘American Crime’ Ends A Striking Season Three You Shouldn’t Have Missed at The Playlist.

[As the Emmy nominating process draws closer, we’ll be revisiting programs that have completed their seasons to provide a snapshot of their strength and weaknesses as true contenders.] If there is one thing you can say about “Feud: Bette and Joan” it’s that Faye Dunaway’s performance in “Mommie Dearest” is no longer the definitive portrayal of Hollywood screen legend Joan Crawford. Continue reading Emmy Contender: ‘Feud’s’ Awards Hopes Don’t Begin And End With Jessica Lange And Susan Sarandon at The Playlist.

The Television Academy announced this morning that Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” would not qualify as a returning drama series, but instead be qualified as a limited series.  According to  the Television Academy this was petitioned by the show’s producers and was approved by the Academy’s industry panel in consideration for the 69th Emmy Awards. According to the Emmys, “A limited series is defined as a program with two (2) or more episodes with a total running time of at least 150 program minutes that tells a complete, non-recurring story, and does not have an on-going storyline and/or main characters in subsequent seasons.” “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was released on Nov. Continue reading ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ Throws Itself Into The Limited Series Emmys Crossfire at The Playlist.

Don’t discount the Television Academy’s adoration of Viola Davis (“How To Get Away With Murder”), Claire Danes (“Homeland”) or returning Emmy favorite Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”). Christine Baranski (“The Good Fight”) and Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”) are also potential spoilers here. [Posted March 21] FrontrunnersClaire Danes, “Homeland”Viola Davis, “How To Get Away with Murder” Claire Foy, “The Crown” Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale” Keri Russell, “The Americans” Winona Ryder, “Stranger Things” Almost ThereChristine Baranski, “The Good Fight” Taraji P. Continue reading 2017 Best Lead Actress In A Drama Series Emmy Awards Predictions at The Playlist.

It might be a slight reach to have Issa Rae (“Insecure”) as a frontrunner for a nomination, but our gut tells us the Television Academy will pay (or have already paid) attention to HBO’s critical comedy breakout.  Sarah Jessica Parker (“Divorce”) is Emmy royalty so even with Amy Schumer and Laurie Metcalf no longer in the mix it’s gonna be tough for Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”)Phoebe Waller-Bridge, (“Fleabag”), Constance Wu, “Fresh Off The Boat” or Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin” to crack the field. Continue reading 2017 Best Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Emmy Predictions at The Playlist.

Previous nominees Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”) and Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”) can absolutely return to the fold, but we think newcomers Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld”) and Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) will steal their thunder. [Posted March 17] FrontrunnersSterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” Anthony Hopkins, “Westworld” John Lithgow, “The Crown” Rami Malek, “Mr. Continue reading 2017 Best Lead Actor In A Drama Series Emmy Awards Predictions at The Playlist.

Previous nominees Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”) and Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”) can absolutely return to the fold, but we think newcomers Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld”) and Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) will steal their thunder. [Posted March 17] FrontrunnersSterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” Anthony Hopkins, “Westworld” John Lithgow, “The Crown” Rami Malek, “Mr. Continue reading 2017 Best Lead Actor In A Drama Series Emmy Awards Predictions at The Playlist.

Previous nominees Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”) and Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”) can absolutely return to the fold, but we think newcomers Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld”) and Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) will steal their thunder. [Posted March 17] FrontrunnersSterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” Anthony Hopkins, “Westworld” John Lithgow, “The Crown” Rami Malek, “Mr. Continue reading 2017 Best Lead Actor In A Drama Series Emmy Awards Predictions at The Playlist.

Previous nominees Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”) and Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”) can absolutely return to the fold, but we think newcomers Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld”) and Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) will steal their thunder. [Posted March 17] FrontrunnersSterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” Anthony Hopkins, “Westworld” John Lithgow, “The Crown” Rami Malek, “Mr. Continue reading 2017 Best Lead Actor In A Drama Series Emmy Awards Predictions at The Playlist.