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Judi Dench Named Recipient Of Santa Barbara Film Festival’s Kirk Douglas Award Of Excellence

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Dame Judi Dench has been named the recipient of this year’s Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film presented annually by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The award will be presented to the 82-year-old Oscar winning star on Thursday November 30 at a black tie gala dinner at Bacara Resort & Spa. It is often viewed as a precursor of awards season glory and Dench is once again in the race with two films set for release, including a reprisal of her role as… Read

Emmy Awards Match All-Time Low Of 2016 With 11.4M Viewers; Hits Demo Low

Sean Spicer

UPDATE, 10:43 AM: The Handmaid's Tale, Veep, Big Little Lies, This Is Us' Sterling K Brown, Atlanta's Donald Glover and The Night Of's Riz Ahmed were bathed in Emmy glory last night but the final numbers find the show itself matching its worst audience numbers ever. In the key demo, the Stephen Colbert hosted ceremony had it worst result ever. With 11.38 million viewers tuning into the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards is even with last year's show on ABC, which was the al… Read

Emmys: From Nicole Kidman To Sean Spicer & Networks To Streamers, This Show Had Something For Everyone

Stephen Colbert Emmys

In my opinion it was a stirring year for the Emmys in terms of diversity, the number of strong female-oriented shows winning in big numbers, the emergence of streaming into Emmy’s top categories, the renewed success of a 42-year-old series, and the presence of politics and Donald Trump in a way that makes this 69th Primetime Emmy Awards show one for the books. Oh, and then there was Stephen Colbert, who pulled it all off with a smart monologue and continuing presence in… Read

Emmys: HBO’s ‘Veep’ Likely To Skip Race Next Year; AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ Also Won’t Debut In Time For 2018 Eligibility

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep

EXCLUSIVE: Once again HBO’s Veep was triumphant as Best Comedy Series for the third year in row as well as winning Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Julia Louis-Dreyfus for a record-setting sixth year in a row, but based on sources all the indications are that the streak will end here. We hear on good authority that Veep ‘s seventh and final season will not air in time to be eligible for the 2018 Emmy show. Production on the final ten episodes is set to begin in… Read

‘Stranger Things’ ‘Westworld’ & ‘Feud’ Fizzle At Emmys Against ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ & ‘Big Little Lies’

It was a great night for The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, but for leading contenders Stranger Things, Westworld and Feud, TV's biggest event had small rewards. Despite high expectations, the Netflix series from the Duffer Brothers, the HBO series starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Murphy and FX's examination of the battle between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were left out of the major categories tonight. While Hulu… Read

Sterling K. Brown Finishes His Interrupted Emmy Speech Backstage

Sterling K. Brown, who Sunday night became the first black actor to win the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category since Andre Braugher in 1998, finally got to finish his acceptance speech backstage. He was “loudly” played off by the Emmy house band during CBS’ live broadcast when accepting for NBC’s This Is Us. Backstage, a reporter asked him if he’d like to finish and he happily took the opportunity. It includes a special thank you to wife Ryan Michelle… Read

Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Win Marks First Best Series Emmy For A Streaming Service

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UPDATED with backstage quotes: Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale finished off its big night by winning the Outstanding Drama Series trophy at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, marking the first-ever win in the Emmys’ marquee category by a streaming service. The rookie series was a bit of an underdog entering the night — Hulu was the latest of the streaming services to jump in on the original series game among rivals Amazon and Netflix. But it snagged early wins for Outstanding… Read

Elisabeth Moss Lands First Emmy Win For ‘Handmaid’s Tale’; Gets Bleeped Out Twice

Elisabeth Moss has taken the outstanding lead actress in a drama series Emmy for The Handmaid’s Tale. In a short but emotional acceptance speech, Moss thanked MGM and Hulu among others, but was bleeped out twice for two obscenities, first for f*ck and second as part of a tribute to her mom, thanking her for being “brave and smart and that you can be a kind and f*cking badass.” This is Moss' ninth career Emmy nomination and first win. Created by Bruce Miller, the drama… Read

Emmys TV Review: Donald Trump Overkill Stains Stephen Colbert’s Hosting Debut

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Stephen Colbert was the host of the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS tonight, and The Handmaid’s Tale was a big winner. But it was Donald Trump who was more often in the spotlight in a case of glaring overkill. "In a way, this is all your fault," Colbert, the host of CBS’ Late Show, told the well-heeled crowd early on at the Microsoft Theatre of Trump's rise to the White House — because the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host was denied an Emmy win back in the day. As… Read

Nicole Kidman Spotlights “Insidious” Disease Of Domestic Abuse In Emmy Speech

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"We shined a light on domestic abuse," said Big Little Lies' Nicole Kidman tonight at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in her Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie win. Noting a "bigger message" in the HBO show, Kidman added, "It is a complicated and insidious disease. It exists far more than we allow ourselves to know. It is filled with shame and secrecy, and by you acknowledging me with this award, it shines a light on it even more." In her second Emmy… Read

Nicole Kidman And Reese Witherspoon Demand “More Great Roles For Women” As ‘Big Little Lies’ Takes Limited Series Emmy

Completing a five-Emmy run this evening, Big Little Lies took the Emmy for Best Limited Series over heavyweight competition from Fargo, Feud: Bette and Joan, Genius, and The Night Of. It was leading the Emmy haul pack before the final awards were announced. Rushing back to the stage after her own win for Best Actress, Nicole Kidman thanked viewers for embracing the show. “The power of television has astounded us,” she said. “We entered into your living rooms and people… Read

Riz Ahmed Reps ‘The Night Of’, Thanks James Gandolfini, As He Wins Emmy For Best Actor, Limited Series

Riz Ahmed took the Emmy home tonight for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for HBO’s The Night Of. Bowing early in the season last year, The Night Of felt like it was trailing the race as more recent shows made big impacts. But Ahmed’s performance as Nazir ‘Naz’ Kahn, a Pakistani/Iranian-American college student for whom a night of rebellion becomes a living nightmare when he wakes up to discover the girl whose apartment he slept in has been murdered… Read