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TV Talk Podcast: Emmy Comedy Actress Race Wide Open

TV Talk Podcast Deadline

Deadline’s TV Talk podcast returns with a deep dive into the Primetime Emmys’ Outstanding Actress in a Comedy race. In past years this would be a quick conversation: Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has dominated in the category, winning the past six Emmys in a row to set a record. But with Louis-Dreyfus and her HBO show not in the running this year, that opens up the field. We’ll spare you a drawn-out argument about who becomes the new frontrunner: We both agree it is Rachel… Read

Emmy Doc Contenders: ‘Seeing Allred’ Directors See Attorney Gloria Allred As Heroic, Misunderstood

Famed women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, an ardent foe of President Trump, might not welcome a comparison to him. But there is one thing they share in common: a mastery of the media. As witnessed in the Netflix documentary Seeing Allred, now contending for Emmy nominations, when Allred calls a news conference on behalf of a client, reporters never fail to assemble. But filmmakers Roberta Grossman and Sophie Sartain point to what they say is a key distinction between… Read

20th Century Fox Gets Emotional In Powerful Show As Much About Its Past As It Was About The Future – CinemaCon

20th Century Fox CinemaCon

Did CinemaCon save the best for (nearly) the last? In terms of the movies on display we’ll have to wait and see, but in terms of pure emotion I would have to guess there wasn’t a dry eye in Caesars Palace’s Colosseum at this morning’s richly nostalgic, proud and perhaps bittersweet presentation from 20th Century Fox that could — if and when the proposed Disney merger is approved — be the last the iconic studio ever does on of these on its own here as one of Hollywood’s… Read

How ‘The Orville’s Production Designer Created The Two-Story Spaceship For “Aspirational” Series – Production Value Video Series

This week, Deadline’s Production Value video series continues its space exploration with Seth MacFarlane sci-fi series The Orville, as Emmy-nominated production designer Stephen Lineweaver takes us behind the scenes and into the Fox show’s titular space vessel. Beginning his career in the art department in 1984—with credits over the years including Tommy BoyJerry Maguire and Role Models—Lineweaver has over the past seven years found a strong collaborative relationship… Read

‘SNL’s Colin Jost & Michael Che To Host 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards, Lorne Michaels To Executive Produce

NBC’s Saturday Night Live team is taking over the network’s 70th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast later this year. Weekend Update co-anchors and SNL co-head writers , Colin Jost and Michael Che, have been named co-hosts. SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels has been tapped as executive producer of the awards special, which also will feature appearances by other SNL cast members. With Jost and Che, NBC continues the tradition of tapping its late-night hosts as… Read

Tom Cruise Conquers Convention, From Paramount To Pioneer Award – CinemaCon

There is no question that between today’s late afternoon Paramount presentation which he dominated, and tonight’s Pioneer Of The Year dinner at which he was honored, Tom Cruise simply owned CinemaCon today. The superstar effectively had the single film that will save Paramount this summer, and this exhibitors’ confab made him the first actor ever to win their top honor in the 77-year history of the organization which effectively takes care of its own and those most in… Read

Freddie Highmore On Going From Bad Norman Bates To ‘The Good Doctor’ – The Actor’s Side

Freddie Highmore

A big and much-needed hit for ABC and broadcast TV this season has been The Good Doctorstarring Freddie Highmore as an extraordinarily talented and autistic medical wunderkind. Highmore had only three days between moving from his long-running Bates Motel series, in which he played the iconic Norman Bates, to the new series, as he told me when he visited our Deadline studios to appear on this week’s edition of my video series The Actor’s Side. Only 26, Highmore is… Read

Tony Awards To Honor Photographer, Beader And Broadway’s Drycleaner

A New York Times photographer, a premiere beader of stage costumes and a drycleaning business that’s been removing opening night sweat stains since the days of George M. Cohan will receive this year’s Tony Awards’ Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. The awards’ Administration Committee announced the recipients today: Culture photographer Sara Krulwich, beader Bessie Nelson and the Ernest Winzer Cleaners. The Honors recognize extraordinary achievement outside the… Read

Bradley Cooper To Receive 2018 American Cinematheque Award

Bradley Cooper

Four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper will receive the 32nd annual American Cinematheque Award, with the annual honor to be bestowed at the organization’s gala November 29 at the Beverly Hilton. Amy Adams received last year’s honor. The award established in 1986 (Eddie Murphy got the first one) goes to “an extraordinary filmmaker in the entertainment industry, who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the… Read

‘Frozen’ Star Patti Murin Speaks Out On Anxiety, That Missed Performance & The Responsibilities Of A Disney Princess

Frozen‘s Patti Murin missed a show last week. Not unheard of, certainly, but rare enough at the peak of this high-focus (and high-stress) Tony Awards season. And Murin stands a better-than-good chance of getting nominated – as does her co-star Caissie Levy, since both are eligible for lead actress honors. Murin, in a crowd-pleasing and well-reviewed turn as Anna, the iconic and beloved Disney heroine (the one who doesn’t sing “Let It Go”) knows well that she’s the… Read

Golden Globes: Limited Series Category, Ensemble Cast Designations Get Rules Tweaks

Big Little Lies Golden Globes

Golden Globes organizers the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has just unveiled a series of rules tweaks ahead of the 2019 awards show. Most are clarifications to the awards submission process, which will be added to the group’s guidelines. Among the changes are clarifications in the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category, these coming after this year’s Globes (and 2017 Emmys) winner there, HBO’s Big Little Lies, was renewed for a… Read

‘Family Guy’ Takes On Harvey Weinstein & Kevin Spacey Scandals In Emmy Mailer

Family Guy‘s designated Emmy pitchman, Peter Griffin, is back on duty this year with another current events reference in his blunt message to voters. “We predicted Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weisntein. Open DVD to see who’s next,” Griffin says on the mailer cover. If you are curious, we did open it, and there is a mirror inside, jokingly making every Emmy voter a suspect. The Family Guy patriarch is referring to a scene on the animated comedy about Spacey and a comment made… Read