Fritz Weaver Dies; Patrician Star Of Stage And Screen Was 90
Fritz Weaver, an actor who transmitted an air of patrician assurance in roles that took him from a regular presence in Golden Age television dramas to Broadway stardom, prominent characters in films including Fail-Safe in 1964, and an Emmy nomination for NBC’s acclaimed 1978 drama series Holocaust, died Saturday at home in Manhattan. He was 90.
In that mini-series, Weaver played Dr. Josef Weiss, a Jewish doctor sent first to the Warsaw ghetto and then to the… Read
International Emmys: Dustin Hoffman, Christiane Paul & ‘Deutschland 83’ Take Prizes – Complete List
Germany’s Deutschland 83 was named Best Drama at the 44th International Emmy Awards gala in New York tonight, with Dustin Hoffman (Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot) and Christiane Paul (Under the Radar) taking top acting prizes.
Hosted by Alan Cumming at the New York Hilton, the awards roster also included The Man Who Shot Hiroshima for best arts programming, The Great Swedish Advanture for nonscripted entertainment, Hoff the Record for best comedy, and Krieg der Lugen (War of… Read
John Oliver Offers Donald Trump His Emmy If Candidate Will Accept Election Results
UPDATE with video: John Oliver has offered Donald Trump his Emmy Award if the GOP Presidential nominee would accept the election results November 8.
The Last Week Tonight host made the offer in the form of a bet. First, Oliver noted the most revealing moment in last Wednesday’s debate came when Hillary Clinton mentioned that time Trump, after failing to win an Emmy for his The Apprentice franchise three years running, started tweeting that the Emmy Awards were rigged… Read
Emmys: Liberty Media Chairman John Malone Among Engineering Award Honorees
The Television Academy has announced the recipients of the 68th Engineering Emmy Awards honoring development and innovation in broadcast technology.
Liberty Media chairman John C. Malone will receive the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, which “honors a living individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering.” Malone will be honored for his lifetime commitment and immeasurable contributions… Read
Brazil, UK Lead Pack For International Emmy Nominations
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences unveiled this year's nominations on Monday, with Brazil leading the pack with seven nominations, including a best actor nod for Globo TV's Rules of the Game (Alexandre Nero) and a best actress nod for Grazi Massafera in Hidden Truths. Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench received nominations for their roles in BBC One's TV movie Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, based on the famous author's children's novel about a lonely older man… Read
PBS Dominates At 37th News & Documentary Emmys As CBS Leads Broadcast Networks
In a repeat of 2015, PBS was the single biggest winner tonight, with CBS right behind in second place, to more than dwarf all other competitors at the 37th News and Documentary Emmy Awards, handed out tonight at the Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
Public Broadcasting took home 14 statuettes, the majority for Frontline, which won seven Emmys, with the terrorism focused episodes “ISIS in Afghanistan” and “My Brother’s Bomber” taking two apiece… Read
Alan Yang Responds To Italian American Foundation Being “Disturbed” By His Emmy Speech
UPDATED, 2:50 PM: Alan Yang took to social media today to respond to the National Italian American Foundation’s negative reaction to his Emmy acceptance speech on Sunday. “The point isn’t to pit groups of people against each other,” he wrote on Instagram. “I was praising what I consider to be four masterpieces of film and TV.” Here is his post:
News & Documentary Emmys Will Be Livestreamed On Twitter & Periscope Tonight
We’ve just been handed this bulletin, ladies and gentlemen: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said today that the News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be livestreamed on and Periscope for the first time. Viewers can watch and interact live via @newsemmys starting at 7:30 PM ET
The 37th annual trophy show from the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P Rose Hall in Manhattan will see hardware doled out in 40 categories, with PBS leading all networks… Read
Emmy Winner Maggie Smith To Jimmy Kimmel: “Please Direct Me To The Lost & Found”
Maggie Smith scored her third Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy last night for her indelible portrayal of Downton Abbey‘s Dowager Countess. She also took some repeated ribbing from host Jimmy Kimmel. He noted at the top of the show this was the ninth career Emmy nomination for Smith and the ninth time she was a no-show at the ceremony. Referring to her as “Downton absent,” he wondered: "What is wrong with us? Why do we keep nominating this woman?" When Smith ultimately… Read
Facebook Fans Show Up for Emmys Telecast Despite Low Ratings
More than 9M people had 14M interactions on Facebook last night during ABC’s Emmy Awards telecast, according to the social media giant.
Some of the night’s biggest trending moments included Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany’s surprise (and well deserved) win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Game of Thrones‘ record-breaking 38th Emmy win, including this year’s trophy for Outstanding Drama Series (its second in a row), and Sterling K. Brown’s award for… Read
Emmy Awards Hits All-Time Low Of 11.3M Viewers; Down Hard From 2015 In Demo
2nd UPDATE, 11:20 AM: When it comes to Emmys ratings this year, to paraphrase that famous political quip, it isn't the show that gets you, it's the competition.
Facing a match-up between the nationally followed Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers plus a strong performance from Part 1 of the two-night The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey on CBS, the final nationals for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards has the ceremony pulling in 11.3 million viewers… Read
Emmys: Winners (And Losers) Celebrate Into The Wee Hours; What You Didn’t See On TV
Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel and a fairly fresh crop of winners, this year’s Emmy season has wrapped up a winner itself. The ratings may have been ho-hum, but reaction to the show from nearly everyone I spoke with was upbeat. The mood about the ABC telecast, the victors, the nominees and all those Donald Trump jokes was definitely on a high at the afterparties, where the real postmortem starts to set in. Speaking of Trump, though, from my vantage point inside the Microsoft… Read