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Dick Van Dyke To Receive BAFTA’s Britannia Excellence In TV Award

Dick Van Dyke

BAFTA Los Angeles has kicked off the list of recipients for its annual Britannia Awards, announcing today that Dick Van Dyke will be honored with the returning Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at this year’s ceremony October 27 at the Beverly Hilton. The American star of iconic The Dick Van Dyke Show — who has five Emmy Awards, a Tony, a Grammy and a SAG Lifetime Achievement Award — will receive the Britannia honor, which is bestowed on “inspiring individuals… Read

Deadline’s PMC, Hollywood Filmmakers & Sports Teams Back Launch Of National Heroes Day

A group of Hollywood filmmakers, sports teams and Deadline’s parent company Penske Media Corp are among those teaming to support the launch of this country’s first annual National Heroes Day today. The Day is designed as a celebration of every day Americans who perform courageous and selfless acts of heroism. National Heroes Day comes on the 48th anniversary of NASA’s successful Apollo 11 Moonwalk mission, and is inspired by the heroism of those who sacrificed and risked… Read

American Cinematheque To Honor Imax At Awards Gala

Imax

The American Cinematheque will honor Imax with the 2017 Sid Grauman Award, part of its 31st annual awards gala that will see Amy Adams honored with the American Cinematheque Award. The ceremony is set for Friday, November 10 at the Beverly Hilton. The award will be presented to Imax CEO Richard Gelfond and CEO Greg Foster. Jeffrey Katzenberg was the first recipient of the honor in 2015, with the award established to honor significant contributions to the Hollywood film… Read

‘Saturday Night Live’s Female Cast Members Seize The Day At Emmy Noms

If Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig carved out serious mainstream space for the modern female comic, then Kate McKinnon is making the most of that relatively new arena. If Saturday Night Live is having a renaissance of buzziness in Donald Trump’s America, the NBC late-night show’s female actors seized the day on Emmy noms morning. Of the show’s 22 Emmy noms – the most of any any program in this year’s crop of contenders – nine are for acting. And five of those are… Read

‘Stranger Things’ Star David Harbour On Darker Hopper In Magic But Different Season 2

David Harbour, who today earned his first Emmy nomination for Stranger Things, was tasked on the series with the challenge of ascending to the position of a leading man — or at least, of a supporting actor who leaves an indelible mark on an acclaimed series with an all-around solid ensemble. "I was so in love with the project and the script that I was quite intimidated going in,” he said. “It was something I'd never been asked to do, to really be the male protagonist of… Read

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon & Alexander Skarsgard Talk ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 & Who Is Behind Those Binoculars

Much like we learned over the spring, season 2 of HBO’s Big Little Lies is still in the very early stages of development. Reese Witherspoon told Deadline today, “We had initial conversations with (author) Liane Moriarty and she’s thinking about it, it’s up to her.” “She is writing ideas and we’re hopeful,” said Nicole Kidman, “The characters are all so strong and to just leave them would be sad.” Today, Big Little Lies, racked up 16 Emmy nominations including best limited… Read

‘Homeland’ EP/Director Lesli Linka Glatter On Whether Fake News-Themed Season 6 Went Too Far

Lesli Linka Glatter

Lesli Linka Glatter is a rare female director to consistently land drama directing Emmy nominations in a male-dominated field where no woman has won in 23 years. The Homeland executive producer and director, who earned her seventh nomination Thursday for the Showtime staple, touched on the mid-season shift that occurred following the election of President Donald Trump, and the resonance the thriller holds for today's viewer. "There was a shift in the middle of the season… Read

Liev Schreiber Teases “Roller Coaster” Season 5 Of ‘Ray Donovan’ After Emmy Nom

Ray Donovan

Liev Schreiber today picked up his third Emmy nomination for Lead Actor in a Drama series for Showtime’s Ray Donovan, ahead of the debut of its fifth season, which Schreiber calls “really intense” — which definitely is saying something. “It’s probably the toughest season I’ve ever shot,” said Schreiber, who also earned an Outstanding Narrator nom this morning for HBO’s documentary Muhammad Ali: Only One. Without giving away too much, Schreiber hinted that the upcoming… Read

‘Stranger Things’ Creators Tease “Bigger” Second Season, Talk Doing Show About “Good People”

Befitting the unexpected blockbuster launch of Stranger Things last year, the series from twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer pulled 18 Emmy nominations this morning, including nominations for Directing, Writing and Outstanding Drama Series. Even with the TV Academy love today, the brothers still don't know exactly what it was that launched their series into the stratosphere. "I don't think anyone really was expecting it. I think everyone involved with it was very… Read

‘Better Things’ Pamela Adlon “Stunned” To Become Part Of “Big Boys Club” With Emmy Nomination

Known for her standout work on Louie and Californication, Better Things co-creator Pamela Adlon saw a big bet pay off in a big way today as she landed a nomination for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Comedy Series. "I'm absolutely, 100 percent stunned. I cried for almost an hour straight when I heard," Adlon says. "I've been acting my whole life. I've always been bringing up the rear—like, the side character—just wanting to keep working, never part of the Big Boys Club… Read

‘Veep’s Matt Walsh Would Rather Have Selina Meyer In White House Than Donald Trump

Landing his second consecutive Emmy nomination for the role of White House Press Secretary Mike McClintock, Veep's Matt Walsh hopped on the phone to discuss the challenges of the series' sixth season. "[Season 6] was sort of bringing the band back together, so there were a lot of disparate storylines being juggled," Walsh says. "It was sort of picking up where you left off and making sure the chemistry was still there with characters who had been off on their own… Read

Leah Remini On Significance of Emmy Nomination For ‘Scientology’ Docuseries

A veteran actress known for her long-running arc on King of Queens, Leah Remini broke through at the Emmys this year in a rather unusual way. With A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, the EP took on a major religious institution veiled in shadows, calling it out for its alleged abuses. If the Church of Scientology challenged and attempted to de-legitimize Remini in her making of the series, one can only imagine the response from the Church upon… Read