2017 Tony Awards Nominations – Predicting Tuesday’s Nods And Nays
And they’re off. Eligibility for this season’s Tony Awards began last spring with the opening May 25 of Paramour, Cirque du Soleil’s first made-for-Broadway venture (it closed April 16) and ending with last night’s opening of A Doll’s House, Part 2. The season included 13 new musicals, five revivals of musicals, 10 new plays and seven play revivals.
That’s 35 new shows, all of which opened last week (just kidding; it only seems as if they did). Some of them already are… Read
Emmys: Netflix Ramping Up Campaign Strategy With Monthlong ‘FYSee’ Program Targeting Voters
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix, which has consistently been increasing the breadth and depth of its Emmy campaigns since jumping into the race in a big way a few years ago with House Of Cards, is going for it again in a big way with a month long campaign platform called “FYSee” taking place in a 24,000 square foot participatory exhibition space in Beverly Hills beginning Sunday May 7 when the streaming network throws a private kickoff party. Then on May 8 the first of numerous In… Read
MTV Movie & TV Awards Set To Honor ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise
Vin Diesel and other Fast & Furious franchise cast will be on hand at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards to pick up this year’s Generation Award, a trophy that typically goes to an individual performer.
The Generation Award has, for 25 years, been handed to an actor for a body of work that “speaks directly to the MTV audience.” Past recipients include Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam… Read
‘Timeless’ EP Eric Kripke On The Moment He Realized He Was Telling A James Bond Story — AwardsLine Screening Series
“That's what's so interesting about the show, is all of these storylines, and all of the historical components are really reflections, and a mirror to the characters finding out more about themselves,” Timeless star Abigail Spencer reflected last night, discussing the human element behind NBC’s time travel drama. “It's really just a journey for each of these human beings to find out what they're made of, and what they're not made of—their mettle, and their foibles, and… Read
‘Hello, Dolly!’ And ‘The Hairy Ape’ Lead Drama Desk Musical, Drama Nominations
The Bette Midler lovefest and a nontraditional off-Broadway staging of Eugene O’Neill’s Expressionist classic, starring Bobby Canavale, earned 10 and eight nominations, respectively, at this morning’s announcement for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards.
Unlike the Tony Awards, which consider only shows produced in the 41 theaters operating under the Broadway Production contract, and the Obie and Lucille Lortel awards, which consider only shows produced off-Broadway, the… Read
CNN, CBS, NPR, Local NBC Stations Among Final 11 Peabody Winners
KNTV Bay Area, WTHR-TV Indianapolis, CNN, CBS and NPR are among the final 11 Peabody Award winners honoring News, Public Service, Radio/Podcast and Web.
The honorees range from local and national news investigations and a children's podcast with a nod to the charms of the early days of radio to a stunning interactive display of Houston's ever-present vulnerability to climate change.
This rounds out the final Peabody 30, all of which will be honored at the 76th Annual Peabo… Read
An Oscar Winner & A 72-Year-Old Neurologist-Turned-Filmmaker Combine For Festival’s Most Unique Movie – Tribeca
In an industry that caters to youth and is thought to be rampant with ageism, there is some encouraging news coming out of the Tribeca Film Festival tonight. It is the premiere of The Last Poker Game, starring Martin Landau as an aging physician who moves into a nursing home with his ailing wife and strikes up an improbable new friendship with a gambler and womanizer (Paul Sorvino). Landau is 88, and Sorvino is 78, and while it is encouraging that they are still getting… Read
Tony Awards Announce 2017 Honors For Excellence
Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser, two of Broadway’s most successful general managers behind productions from Cats to Lysistrata Jones, will receive this year’s Tony Awards’ Honors for Excellence in the Theatre.
Nina Lannan has served as executive producer and general manager on more than 50 Broadway productions since she began as the assistant general manager on the musical Cats in 1980. In addition to general management, she served as the executive producer of School of Rock… Read
‘Veep’, ‘Atlanta’, ‘Horace & Pete’ Among Peabody Honorees; HBO, FX & Hulu Tie For Wins
Atlanta, Better Things, Horace and Pete, Veep and Lemonade are among this year’s Peabody Awards entertainment winners, the Peabody organization announced today. HBO, FX and Hulu each scored two wins.
The honorees are among seven winners in the awards’ entertainment category. Other entertainment winners are BBC One’s Happy Valley and The Forge/Hulu’s National Treasure. (The Peabodys added Hulu to the roster of winners after the organizations original announcement was… Read
Kevin Spacey Is Set To Host The Tony Awards
Kevin Spacey will host the 71st annual Tony Awards, to be telecast live by CBS on June 11 from Radio City Music Hall.
This will be the first time hosting for Spacey, who won a Tony in 1991 for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers (along with two Oscars, in 1996 for The Usual Suspects and 2000 for American Beauty).
"I was their second choice for Usual Suspects, fourth choice for American Beauty and 15th choice to host this… Read
MTV Plans Awards-Day Afternoon Fan Festival; Bands Include All Time Low
MTV will stage a party-atmosphere afternoon festival outside its newly combined Movie & TV Awards next month in Los Angeles. The free event adjacent to the Shrine Auditorium red carpet will be hosted by Terrence J and MTV News correspondent Gaby Wilson and feature full sets by All Time Low (pictured), Zara Larsson and Bea Miller.
The MTV Movie & TV Awards Festival is set for Sunday May 7 from 2-5 pm PT. Organizers say the festival will give the crowd a “front row seat” to… Read
Tribeca Film Festival 2017: Awards Jurors To Include Josh Lucas, Willem Dafoe, Zachary Quinto, Peter Fonda
Josh Lucas, Ruth Wilson, Peter Fonda, Sheila Nevins and Willem Dafoe are among the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2017 roster of jurors. The fest announced its selection of filmmakers, actors, cultural leaders and others who will serve on the nine juries.
The juries will select the winners of the Tribeca Film Festival Awards, to be announced Thursday, April 27. The fest runs April 19-30.
"This year's jury reflects the diverse artistry represented in our Festival program, which… Read