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‘Westworld’ Team On The Series’ Super-Engaged Fan Base, Music Hints & Being Part Of The Solution – PaleyFest

As the 34th annual Paleyfest winds toward its conclusion, The Paley Center for Media has saved some of the best panels for last, with an evening session Saturday for hit HBO series Westworld. Based on the 1973 film directed by Michael Crichton, the sci-fi series has embraced the mysteries at its core, dropping clues for viewers as to the future of the Westworld amusement park and its androids coming to self-awareness, and generating record ratings and serious fan… Read

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2017 Daytime Emmy Nominations: CBS Leads Networks With 70 Noms, ‘Young & Restless’ Tops With 25

The usual gang of suspects in daytime drama and the morning show line-ups are well-represented in this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards nominations. The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital are in the running for the Outstanding Drama Series, pretty much accounting for today’s entire soap universe, while CBS, ABC and NBC are up for Outstanding Morning Show with, respectively, CBS Sunday Morning and CBS This Morning, Good Morn… Read

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Deadline To Launch 2nd The Contenders Emmys On April 9 With Record 25 Networks & Studios

One day, 25 networks and studios, 50 shows. For a second consecutive year, Deadline is proud to present The Contenders Emmys, an all-day event on Sunday, April 9 to celebrate the launch of the Emmy awards season (Deadline produces Contenders exclusively; it is not affiliated with the Television Academy). No sooner has one major kudos season ended than another begins, and Deadline is starting out with a bang featuring stars, writers, directors, showrunners and key creative… Read

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Emmys: ‘Z: The Beginning Of Everything’ & ‘Series Of Unfortunate Events’ Category Eligibility Announced

The Television Academy has decided category eligibility for two series wishing to enter the 69th Emmy Awards competition. Half-hour Amazon series Z: The Beginning Of Everything is eligible to enter in the drama series category, and Netflix’s hour-long episodic program A Series of Unfortunate Events is eligible to submit as a comedy series, according to the Academy’s industry panel. A two-thirds vote from the nine-member panel, which includes five industry leaders… Read

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Notes On The Emmys: NBC & Uni TV Kick Off TV Awards Season Showcasing Some Of Its Contenders

It didn’t take long for the Oscar awards season to end (with a bang) and for Emmy season to kick off. Just as #Envelopegate and the Best Picture debacle at the 89th annual Academy Awards signaled a bittersweet finale for movie contenders after a six-month trek from Telluride to the Dolby, NBC and Universal Television threw a lunch Monday at Ysabel to unofficially launch the six-month trek to the Microsoft Theatre for Emmy hopefuls. The invite simply promised “an intimate… Read

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Emmys: TV Academy Opens Envelope On Two New Categories & Rule Changes

And the new Emmy categories go to … Outstanding Music Supervision and Outstanding Casting in a Reality Series. The Television Academy said today that it has added those two races for the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards. The org also announced a handful of rule changes for this year’s trophy show. The Music Supervision category will acknowledge the creative contributions made by the music supervisor to the music of any TV program. Casting in a Reality Series recognizes casting… Read

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Stephen Colbert To Host Next Primetime Emmy Awards, In A CBS First

Stephen Colbert will host the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS and the Television Academy today announced today. It will be the The Late Show host’s first time hosting this awards ceremony. That trophy show will be broadcast on Sunday, September 17, and it’s CBS’s turn to host, obviously. Anticipating your next question, it is unusually early to be making this announcement – and comes in marked contrast to the Movie Academy’s unusually late announcement that ABC late-night… Read

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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