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[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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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[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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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