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Emmys 2017

What you are looking at is pure, unadulterated joy.  The image accompanying this story finds Lena Waithe dancing her ass off at Netflix’s post-Emmy party in Hollywood. She was at the center of the dance floor.  Throwing her Emmy up in the air to cheers from everyone in the room. And if you were in her shoes you would have been just as euphoric.  Waithe became the first African-American woman to win a Comedy Series writing Emmy for her now classic episode “Thanksgiving” from “Master of None.” Throw in the two wins for “Black Mirror: San Junipero” (including an unexpected writing trophy) and it didn’t matter that “Stranger Things” was shut out or only John Lithgow took home a statue for “The Crown.” Netflix topper Ted Sarandos and stars such as Jeffrey Tambor, Dave Chappelle, James Cordon as well as some familiar Netflix faces made sure the party was a lit as the HBO ceremony five miles a way.  Continue reading Lessons Learned From The 2017 Emmy Awards Season at The Playlist.

Will viewers remember this year’s Emmy ceremony more than last year’s?  Probably not, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good one.  Stephen Colbert was arguably better than Jimmy Kimmel’s pre-Oscars stint a year ago, there were a number of impressive upsets (Holy Ann Dowd!) and, for the most part, the winners were incredibly worthy of their just rewards (just don’t get us started on “The Voice” over “Drag Race” in Reality-Competition).  Continue reading Best and Worst of the 2017 Emmy Awards: ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ Donald Glover, ‘9 to 5’ Reunion 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.

The Emmys are upon us. Whether you’re an avid fan of one show, support diverse television, or just want to watch for the pure entertainment factor, the broadcast is bound to be exciting. We have our predictions of winners ready and our ballots checked, but there are some things we are still hoping to see happen. Here is a list of ten things we’d like to see at this year’s Emmys (no envelope mishaps, please). Continue reading 10 Things We’d Like To See At This Year’s Emmy Awards at The Playlist.

Emmy is in for an eventful night.  The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards have more than enough suspense to go around for even a casual television or streaming content viewer.  Throw in Stephen Colbert as your host, the uncontrollable fingers of a sitting president and it could be more memorable than anyone could have imagined. At the crux of this year’s Emmy Awards is who will or won’t dominate the drama series categories. Continue reading Final 2017 Primetime Emmy Award Predictions: Will ‘Stranger Things’ or ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Triumph? at The Playlist.

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.

WEST HOLLYWOOD – The final round of Emmy voting begins on Monday which means a number of networks and services are doing some last minute events to champion their contenders. On Thursday night Netflix put on an elegant soiree for “The Crown” at the London Hotel with nominees John Lithgow and Peter Morgan on hand. Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series nominee Claire Foy and co-star Matt Smith participated in a Q&A with James Corden at the beginning of June so this was chance for Lithgow, in particular, to make his case to the Television Academy and members of the press on hand. Continue reading Peter Morgan On Finding The Future Queen And Ted Sarandos Talks Coen Bros. At ‘The Crown’ Emmy Event at The Playlist.

The Television Critics Association wrapped up their long summer soiree of network and streaming provider presentations by holding their annual TCA Awards gala.  Since 1984 the TCA has handed out honors for the best programs and performances of the year and have championed shows such as “The Americans,” “The Leftovers,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Friday Night Lights” and “My So Called Life” before Emmy voters ever considered them. Continue reading ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Atlanta’ and Carrie Coon Big Winners At 2017 TCA Awards 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.