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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.
Millie Bobby Brown might have delivered a tearful acceptance speech after winning Best Actor in a TV Show at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards, but only a few hours later she was celebrating with her “Stranger Things” cast mates at Netflix’s Emmy kick off event. And considering “Stranger” also took the Best TV Show honor there lot for co-stars Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp Gaten Matarazzo, Joe Keery, Shannon Purser and Natalie Dyer as well as executive producer Shawn Levy to celebrate. Continue reading Millie Bobby Brown And ‘Stranger Things’ Cast Celebrate MTV Win At Netflix’s Emmy Kickoff 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.
HOLLYWOOOD – When Amazon Studios announced there would be a surprise moderator at their Emmys FYC event for “Transparent” Saturday night the candidates seemed slightly obvious. It would likely be someone from Hollywood’s LGBTQ community such as RuPaul (who has been everywhere lately) or perhaps transgender pioneer Laverne Cox . Amazon had a much bigger surprise in store. The night began with the screening from two episodes of “Transparent’s” third season: “To Sardines and Back,” where Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) reveals she wants to fully transition, and, the season finale, “Exciting and New.” If you’ve watched last season (and if you haven’t why not?) you already know that the final episode ends with Shelly (Judith Light) surprising her family with an impromptu performance of her one-woman show “To Shell And Back” at sea. Continue reading Judith Light Sings As Alanis Morissette Is Surprise Moderator Of Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Emmy Panel at The Playlist.
HOLLYWOOD – Emmy season is already in full swing and Amazon Studios has spent this week pitching their contenders to Television Academy members at the historic Hollywood Athletic Club. Wednesday night the spotlight was on Jill Soloway’s latest series, “I Love Dick.” Now, before you let your imagination get away with itself you should know that the new series is an adaptation of Chris Kraus’ 1997 novel of the same name. Continue reading Jill Soloway On Why An All-Female Writer’s Room Was So Important For ‘I Love Dick’ [Emmys] 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.
[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.] It started off slowly, but along the way, “Big Little Lies” became a buzzworthy show that fans still cannot stop talking about and entertainment writers simply won’t stop praising. In fact, you’d think it was such a slow time of year that there was nothing else to write about (ponder that for a moment). Continue reading Emmy Contender: ‘Big Little Lies’ Has To Keep Momentum Alive In Crazy Competitive Year at The Playlist.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards and while the list featured a number of familiar names there were also a few surprises. CBS led all networks with 71 nods. Notably, Amazon was a surprise player with 50. “The Young and the Restless” led all programs with 25 nominations while “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “General Hospital” each earned 23. Continue reading Kate McKinnon, ‘LEGO Star Wars’ And ‘Jeopardy!’ Earn 2017 Daytime Emmy Award Nominations 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.