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

TV Talk Podcast Deadline

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

‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Mrs. Maisel’, John Oliver & ‘SNL’ Among Peabody Winners

The Handmaid's Tale

The Peabody Awards has unveiled its Entertainment winners for TV shows released during 2017, with streaming series dominating the mix. Honorees this year include the past two Golden Globes Best Drama Series winners in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; the Netflix trio of American Vandal, this year’s Peabody’s awards-show host Hasan Minhaj’s standup special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King and the Children's & Youth winner A Series of Unfortuna… Read

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

Tony Awards Watch: ‘The Band’s Visit’ Delivered A Personal Reckoning (And A Broadway Catchphrase) To Ari’el Stachel

Do you know Chet Baker? Among its other achievements, Broadway’s acclaimed musical The Band’s Visit has handed the theater community its best pick-up line in ages. Repeated with faux-debonnaire panache and minor variations to great comic effect by actor Ari'el Stachel in the supporting role of Haled, the self-styled ladies man and trumpet player in the tale’s Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra, the show’s unplanned catchphrase – equal parts earnestness and desperation… Read

Dan Fellman Joins Film Academy’s Board Of Governors After Bill Mechanic Exit

Dan Fellman Dawn Hudson

Dan Fellman, the longtime Warner Bros distribution exec who retired in 2015, has been named governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Executives Branch, where he will serve out the term of Bill Mechanic, who resigned the post last week in news that broke yesterday. The Academy's 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. Mechanic and now Fellman’s governor term expires June 30… Read

Broadway’s ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Mean Girls’, ‘Angels In America’ Among Drama League Award Nominees – Complete List

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, Angels in America, the Denzel Washington-starrer The Iceman Cometh and the Tina Fey-penned Mean Girls were among the Broadway productions scoring nominations for this year’s New York Drama League awards. The 2018 Broadway and Off-Broadway nominees were announced in the categories of Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical… Read

Sara Bareilles And Josh Groban Set To Host 72nd Annual Tony Awards

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host the 72nd Annual Tony Awards live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall, the awards producers announced today. The awards are set for Sunday, June 10, 8 pm ET/delayed PT, on CBS. Both Bareilles and Groban will be first-time hosts the show, each coming off recent Broadway successes. Bareilles starred in the hit Waitress, which she also composed the music and lyrics for, earning her first Tony Award nomination. She more… Read

Read Bill Mechanic’s Resignation Letter To Academy President John Bailey

Bill Mechanic

UPDATED: Deadline obtained a copy of Bill Mechanic’s letter to the Academy Board which you can read below. John Bailey President, AMPAS Dear John: There’s a moment when if you fail to make an impact, the right thing to do is make for the exits. After Saturday’s meeting, I’m at that moment and I respectfully must resign from the Board of Governors. I have a great love and respect for the Academy. I grew up loving movies and watching the Academy Awards, never dreaming of… Read

Kelly Clarkson Set To Host 2018 Billboard Music Awards On NBC

A moment like this calls for Kelly Clarkson. Hot off her appearance on Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards, the hitmaking singer has been tapped to host the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. NBC is airing the trophy show this year for the first time, so it makes sense that Clarkson — a coach on the net’s singing competition The Voice — got the gig. The hardware will be handed May 20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Peacock will air the three-hour trophy… Read

Leonardo DiCaprio To Present Martin Scorsese With Inaugural Robert Osborne Award At TCM Classic Film Fest – Update

Leonardo DiCaprio Martin Scorsese

UPDATED, 12:14 PM: Organizers of the TCM Classic Film Festival said today that Leonardo DiCaprio will present the fest’s inaugural Robert Osborne Award to his frequent director Martin Scorsese. The hardware will be bestowed on opening night, April 26, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood PREVIOUSLY, March 1: Martin Scorsese has been chosen as the first recipient of the TCM Classic Film Festival’s Robert Osborne Award in recognition of “his work as a film… Read

MTV VMAs Returning To Radio City Music Hall For 2018 Show On August 20

The 2018 Video Music Awards show is headed back to where it all began. MTV said today that the 35th annual VMAs will be held August 20 at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan — the site of its first two trophy shows in the mid-1980s. The show has hopscotched coasts nearly every year since playing Las Vegas in 2007, and last year’s ceremony was held at the Forum near Los Angeles. It will mark the 12th VMAs for Radio City, the most of any venue. It most recently hosted the… Read

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