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Deadline’s TV Talk Podcast Returns: Emmy Comedy Best Actor Contenders & More

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It's Emmy season 2018 and that means we're back with a brand new run of TV Talk. Coming just days after our packed Deadline's The Contenders Emmy event at the DGA, we're jumping in right away with a look at the legacy of Atlanta's Donald Glover and who could be up for a Best Actor in a Comedy Series when the Primetime Emmy nominations are announced July 12. Will Solo: A Star Wars Story actor Glover take home the Emmy again with Atlanta Robbin' Season? Could Black-ish's… Read

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Maggie Gyllenhaal On Playing Hookers And Porn Stars, Donald Trump’s ‘Deuce’ Connection, And Taking Control Of Her Career – The Actor’s Side

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal kicks off the new Emmy season of The Actor’s Side, my Deadline series that focuses on the art and craft of acting with today’s top stars. Gyllenhaal came to our studio to talk about HBO’s The Deucethe edgy series about the explosion of porn in the early 1970s in New York City — she plays a hooker named Candy who gets sucked into this world and becomes a porn actress and filmmaker. Sound like Stormy Daniels? I asked her if there was any connection, as… Read

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Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Photo Studio 2018

The third annual The Contenders Emmys, Deadline's television awards-season event, was held yesterday at the DGA Theater in Hollywood, where a total of 24 networks and studios showed off 43 of their Emmy-contender programs to kick off Emmy season. The event lasted all day in front of a packed, invitation-only audience of Television Academy voters and PGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGAW and DGA members. Take a look at some of our beautiful, exclusive portraits by photographer Michael… Read

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‘Loudermilk’ EP Talks Appeal Of “Anti-Social, Hard To Get Along With” Characters & More – The Contenders Emmys

“I always like characters like this who are anti-social, hard to get along with, but there's still something within them that's likeable and can help other people,” Loudermilk EP Bobby Mort told Dawn Chmielewski today at The Contenders Emmys. With Sam Loudermilk—the misanthropic recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor portrayed by Sam Livingston in the AT&T Audience Network series—Mort has found his latest great character. Known for comedies in the film world… Read

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‘Mr. Mercedes’ Cast & EP Talk Complexity Of Characters, Reveal Season 2 Premiere Date – The Contenders Emmys

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes will be back for a ten-episode second season on August 22, AT&T Audience Network told Deadline during the show’s panel at The Contenders Emmys. Director Jack Bender joined stars Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway, Kelly Lynch and Holland Taylor to discuss the series’ first run. Speaking with Deadline’s Joe Utichi, Bender offered his first impressions of Mr. Mercedes. “When Stephen first sent me the galleys, I was thrilled,”… Read

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Sandra Oh On Her ‘Killing Eve’ Character: “I Wanted To Stay In The Show’s World” – The Contenders Emmys

Sandra Oh made the trip to the DGA for Deadline’s Emmy Contenders event to talk about her new series, BBC America’s Killing Eve, which marks her first series regular role after spending 10 seasons as Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy. “Immediately what struck me was the tone and Phoebe’s [Waller-Bridge, creator] unique and fresh voice. She was exploring the genre of thriller in a completely unique way,” Oh shared. “Also, the fact that is was a psychological thriller… Read

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‘Younger’ Co-Stars On How Show Resonates In Current Political Environment – The Contenders Emmys

Younger stars were on hand at Deadline’s annual Emmy Contenders to speak on how their TV Land hit series Younger, which is centered on Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), fortysomething woman who pretends to be in her mid-20s in order to get a job in the highly competitive world of publishing, can resonate within the current political commentary. “The show is based on this lie. Having a conversation about the value of truth is well within the confines of what our show is all… Read

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Conan O’Brien Wants The World To Laugh At America, And They Are! – The Contenders Emmys

Conan O'Brien has been lampooning contemporary society ever since his Harvard days, if you'll pardon the pun. The comedy giant is the longest-running host in late-night and shows no signs of slowing. And that's by design. While most of his peers cherry-pick material from the daily White House guffaws, O'Brien's goal is to create a body of work that stands the test of time. "My career has been a freak show," said the laughing host at Deadline's The Contenders Emmys event… Read

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‘Young Sheldon’ Co-Creator Talks More Crossovers & ‘Sheldon’s Endgame — The Contenders Emmys

“There’s no reason why we can’t keep going back and forth in this weird time portal that has been created between the two shows,” said co-creator Steven Molaro, when it comes to the number of crossover episodes between CBS’s new hit comedy and its predecessor, The Big Bang Theory.  Joined by star Iain Armitage at Deadline’s Emmy Contenders event, Molaro talked about young Sheldon’s ongoing development and how far it will get before we meet Jim Parsons’s Sheldon. “I think… Read

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Sharon Stone Praises HBO’s ‘Mosaic’ As Perfect Vehicle For Hollywood Comeback – The Contenders Emmys

After a brief hiatus from acting, Sharon Stone found the perfect project for her Hollywood return in the HBO miniseries, "Mosaic." "It is a great role and I feel very blessed because I took time out from my career, and to come back to this type of intriguing work… I found it very, very wonderful," Stone said Sunday after taking the stage at Deadline's The Contenders Emmys event. The veteran actress plays Olivia Lake in director Steven Soderbergh's murder mystery about an… Read

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Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Underway; Huge Lineup Of TV’s Best Kicks Off Season

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The third annual The Contenders Emmys, Deadline's television awards-season event, is now underway at the DGA Theater in Hollywood, where a total of 24 networks and studios are showing off 43 of their Emmy-contender programs to kick off Emmy season. The event is happening all day in front of a packed, invitation-only audience of Television Academy voters and PGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGAW and DGA members. Taking turns moderating panels will be Deadline's co-editors-in chief Nellie… Read

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Netflix Brings Back Emmy-Season ‘FYSee’ Showcase

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A roster including awards-season staples The Crown and Stranger Things are among the series Netflix will promote for its second annual series of awards-consideration events “FYSEE,” the exhibition space that is now returning for a second season. Like last year’s kickoff edition, the five-week showcase on three soundstages at Hollywood’s Raleigh Studios running May 6-June 10 will host industry and guild members to mix and mingle with cast and creators of Netflix shows… Read