‘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
‘Homeland’ EP/Director Lesli Linka Glatter On Whether Fake News-Themed Season 6 Went Too Far
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
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
Multiple Choice: Alec Baldwin, Ann Dowd Among Double Emmy Nominees
Alec Baldwin, Matthew Rhys, Ann Dowd and Riz Ahmed doubled their chances for Emmy wins this season, with two nominations each in major categories. But some other actors made the multiple-noms list too, if you read beyond the top spots.
Baldwin got nods for Saturday Night Live (supporting comedy actor) and Match Game (reality host); Rhys for Girls (guest actor comedy) and The Americans (lead actor drama); Dowd for The Handmaid’s Tale (supporting actress drama) and The Lefto… Read
Emmy Nomination Reactions: John Turturro, Chrissy Metz, Samantha Bee, Claire Foy, Carrie Coon, More
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Samantha Bee, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
For the second year in a row, Full Frontal host Samantha Bee has been nominated for Outstanding Writing For a Variety Series—and for the first time, Bee's late-night talk show has wound up in competition for Outstanding Variety Talk Series.
Not afraid to broadcast her disdain for our current President and his administration, the comedian took a moment to reflect on the present moment… Read
Characters Dying For An Emmy: ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Fargo’ & ‘Big Little Lies’
Talk about getting an Emmy nomination the hard way. We’re counting at least four actors who snared noms after their characters went the way of all things flesh this season. Five if you count Einstein. Six if you count a doubly doomed dual role.
The heart-tugger, of course, was Ron Cephas Jones as William Hill, the long-absent dad in NBC’s This Is Us who reunites with son Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown) just before dying of stomach cancer. Take a look at one of his… Read
Emmys Analysis: Strong Campaigns And New Voting System Help Popular & Buzzed Shows Prevail In Not-So-Surprising List Of Nominees
Perhaps the most surprising thing about today’s Emmy nominations was how few surprises there actually were. In what arguably was the biggest campaign season ever for an Emmy race, the heftiest campaigns, most buzzed shows and more popular titles came through as expected including an Emmy-record five — count ’em — five new shows out seven nominees for Outstanding Drama Series. The fact that it took only one season for The Crown, Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale… Read
‘Black-ish’ EPs On Season 4, Zoe’s Sendoff & Broadcast TV’s Resurgence
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about Season 3 of ABC’s Black-ish.
Black-ish nabbed its second consecutive Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy series this morning and with another successful season in the books, creator/EP Kenya Barris and showrunner/EP Jonathan Groff are working to follow it up in Season 4.
“We are going to look at the immediate aftermath of having a baby and try to tell the real story about how having a baby is wonderful but it can take a… Read