TV Academy Reclassifies Variety Special Emmy Categories; Splits Some Costume, Directing & Sound Editing Fields
The Television Academy has announced some 2018 rules changes for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.
The Academy has restructured the Outstanding Variety Special and Special Class to eliminate the confusing "special class” designation. The categories are now Outstanding Variety Special (Live) and Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded).
In addition, some of the costume, directing and sound editing categories have been split and redefined.
Outstanding Costumes for a… Read
International Emmy Awards: Kenneth Branagh, Anna Friel Among Winners – Complete List
The winners for the 45th annual International Emmy Awards were announced tonight, with Kenneth Branagh winning Best Actor for his role in Wallander and Anna Friel taking Best Actress for Marcella. Both series are from the United Kingdom.
Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge’s Scissor Isle taking home the trophy for Best Comedy, also from the UK. Norwegian detective series Mammon II won for Best Drama Series.
Iranian-American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani hosted the… Read
Kevin Spacey: International TV Academy Withdraws His Emmy Founders Award Amid Allegations
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said today that it won’t give its 2017 International Emmy Founders Award to Kevin Spacey amid allegations of sexual misconduct against the Oscar-winning actor.
“The International Academy has announced today that in light of recent events it will not honor Kevin Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award,” the organization said in a statement.
The Academy had said in June that it would present the award to… Read
TV Academy Board Votes To Initiate Disciplinary Proceedings On Harvey Weinstein; Hearing Set For November
Harvey Weinstein may be dismissed from another entertainment industry organization.
After a discussion at tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Television Academy’s board of governors, the group voted to initiate disciplinary proceedings on the disgraced mogul, possibly expelling him from the organization that numbers nearly 22,000 active voting members.
The procedure is in accordance with the Academy’s “established procedures” for such actions. Per the Academy’s… Read
PBS & CBS Lead The Field Again At News & Documentary Emmys: Complete Winners List
PBS and CBS led the way at the 38th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, which were presented tonight at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. The pubcaster scored a leading 12 wins, and the Tiffany Network bagged nine. That’s closer than last year’s tally, when PBS led with 14 wins and CBS led broadcasters with seven.
ABC and HBO tied for third with five Emmys apiece. CNN and and Univision had three each. Discovery Channel and MSNBC were the only other nets to take home… Read
Donald Trump Says Ratings For This Year’s Emmys Were “The Worst Ever”
It took him a while, but Donald Trump finally decided to throw in his two cents about this year’s Emmys, which had a fair share of criticism of the former Celebrity Apprentice host. The tweet comes nearly two days after the ceremony and suggests that he waited until after his UN speech to weigh in on the Emmy Awards. Speculation was that he would not tweet about the Emmys so as not to distract from his UN appearances.
I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on… Read
James Corden Regrets His Kiss With Sean Spicer; Promises It Was A “One-Time Thing”
“Anyone ever have that feeling when you get a little drunk and wake up the next morning and think, ‘Oh God, who did I kiss last night?’ It’s a bit like that,” said James Corden last night in his opening monologue on The Late Late Show. Of course, Corden is referring to the picture of him giving former White House press secretary Sean Spicer a smooch at the Emmy Awards Sunday night.
“To be fair, everyone was kissing ass last night at the Emmys,” added Corden. “I just… Read
Tucker Carlson Blasts Emmys; Calls It A “Remarkable Triumph Of Identity Politics Over Art & Entertainment”
Tucker Carlson did not like the Emmys — and he made sure to let everyone know on Tucker Carlson Tonight.
Huge strides were made last night at the 69th annual Emmy Awards when it came to diversity, representation, and inclusion with Lena Waithe being the first black queer woman winning an Emmy for Best Comedy Writing and Riz Ahmed being the first Asian actor to win an Emmy. None of that really mattered to Carlson. He focused on the “race hostility from the left” and began… Read
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: How 32-Year-Old Book Became Timely Drama & Toast Of the Emmys
This had been billed as the most competitive Emmy drama race in years, with 4-5 strong series in contention, each staking its claim at glory. In the end, it was a landslide victory for Hulu/MGM’s rookie The Handmaid’s Tale, which swept the drama field, winning all five categories it was nominated in last night, including Best Drama Series.
Before dominating the Emmys, the Bruce Miller-created show, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, took over the pop culture… Read
‘Big Little Lies’ Gets Post-Emmys Marathon On HBO2
Big Little Lies tied for the most Primetime Emmy Awards last night, and HBO is giving the uninitiated a chance to check it out and the converted to revisit it. HBO2 will air the limited series in its entirety this week.
All seven hours of the drama will run starting at 8 PM Thursday. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Lead Actress Emmy winner Nicole Kidman as mothers of first-graders whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Laura Dern… Read
Watch Deadline’s Emmy Video Wrap-Up
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards featured historic wins, surprising shutouts, ex-White House staffer cameos and plenty to chew on Sunday on CBS. It also saw dominant wins by shows from Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale to HBO’s Big Little Lies and in its 42nd season Saturday Night Live. Check out Deadline’s video wrap-up capturing the best moments of the year’s biggest TV… Read
How Sean Spicer’s Surprise Emmys Cameo Came To Be, And What He’s Doing For An Encore
“Sh*t, this is like a f*cking press conference,” former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer joked last night to a group of Deadline staffers after his cameo to kick off the Primetime Emmy Awards. “It’s been a crazy night,” he said at Netflix’s post-Emmys bash.
It certainly was. Earlier on Sunday, in a moment that shocked the live audience at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and surely beyond, Spicer emerged onstage during host Stephen Colbert’s opening… Read