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Emmy Winner Maggie Smith To Jimmy Kimmel: “Please Direct Me To The Lost & Found”

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Maggie Smith scored her third Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy last night for her indelible portrayal of Downton Abbey‘s Dowager Countess. She also took some repeated ribbing from host Jimmy Kimmel. He noted at the top of the show this was the ninth career Emmy nomination for Smith and the ninth time she was a no-show at the ceremony. Referring to her as “Downton absent,” he wondered: "What is wrong with us? Why do we keep nominating this woman?" When Smith ultimately… Read

Facebook Fans Show Up for Emmys Telecast Despite Low Ratings

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More than 9M people had 14M interactions on Facebook last night during ABC’s Emmy Awards telecast, according to the social media giant. Some of the night’s biggest trending moments included Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany’s surprise (and well deserved) win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Game of Thrones‘ record-breaking 38th Emmy win, including this year’s trophy for Outstanding Drama Series (its second in a row), and Sterling K. Brown’s award for… Read

Emmy Awards Hits All-Time Low Of 11.3M Viewers; Down Hard From 2015 In Demo

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2nd UPDATE, 11:20 AM: When it comes to Emmys ratings this year, to paraphrase that famous political quip, it isn't the show that gets you, it's the competition. Facing a Sunday Night Football match-up between the nationally followed Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers plus a strong performance from Part 1 of the two-night The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey on CBS, the final nationals for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards has the ceremony pulling in 11.3 million viewers… Read

Emmys 2016: The Categories You Did Not See

Jimmy Kimmel at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

The brightest stars in the TV firmament gathered at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on Sunday night to celebrate the power of TV to move the cultural needle toward a better society as defined in certain parts of West LA. and limited sections of the Valley. Only they had a hard time being heard over all the talk, at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, about the power of TV to deliver to the White House a reality competition series host who advocates building a wall to keep out… Read

George R.R. Martin Teases ‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel: Emmys Backstage

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Tonight after the show won its second consecutive Outstanding Drama Series Emmy, the cast and crew of HBO’s Game Of Thrones went backstage to talk about the win. Where, as it happens, Game of Thrones creator himself George R.R. Martin hinted at the potential future of the franchise. “I do have thousands of pages of fake history of everything that led up to Game of Thrones, so there's a lot of material there and I’m writing more,” said Martin. But, before you get too… Read

Emmys Analysis: FX Challenges HBO As ‘Game Of Thrones’ & ‘Veep’ Repeat

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HBO repeated the rare feat it accomplished for the first time last year tonight at the Primetime Emmy Awards, winning both Best Drama Series with Game Of Thrones and Comedy Series with Veep. This is only the fourth time in Emmy history that two shows from the same network have won both categories, with NBC the last to pull it off in 1983 and 1984 with Cheers and Hill Street Blues. And as far as I can tell, this is the first time one network has won for best drama, comedy… Read

Genre Rules Emmy Drama Categories With ‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘Orphan Black’ & ‘Mr. Robot’ Wins

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Geeks ruled tonight at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards as genre television dominated the drama categories with wins for sci-fi thrillers Orphan Black and Mr. Robot, and especially for HBO”s fantasy juggernaut Game of Thrones. Judged strictly in terms of the genre grouping, Orphan Black picked up what might be the most significant such win, with star Tatiana Maslany landing Outstanding Lead Actress for the 11 separate characters she has portrayed over the BBC America show’s… Read

Rami Malek On Opportunity, Progression & ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 3: Emmys Backstage

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One of Emmys biggest surprises was 35-year old Rami Malek taking home the lead actor win for his turn as Elliot Alderson, a hacker who suffers from a dissociative identify disorder on USA’s Mr. Robot“A young actor like him never wins,” said one Emmy blogger in the press room, remarking that Emmy’s new voting system paved the way for frosh talent to break through. “I’m not the typical leading man,” said the Egyptian-American actor on diversity, “to come home with this… Read

‘Veep’ EP David Mandel’s Advice On How To Keep Donald Trump Out Of The Oval Office: Emmys Backstage

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At first newly installed Season 5 Veep showrunner David Mandel waved off the Donald Trump question in the press room, but then he savored it. When asked how Americans could prevent the controversial GOP nominee from winning the presidency, Mandel insisted: “Vote! No matter where you are, your vote counts. If you feel like your voice isn’t part of the system, vote.” Mandel added: “And I’d like to address the millennials of the world who are peeking at third parties. The… Read

Emmys: ‘Grease: Live’ Directors Address Bizarre Sandy Fan Theory

GREASE: LIVE: (L-R) Aaron Tveit and Julianne Hough rehearse for GREASE: LIVE airing LIVE Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX. © 2016 Fox Broadcasting CO. Cr: Kevin Estrada/FOX

A few weeks ago the Internet was set ablaze with a fan theory that might have explained Sandy and Danny’s flying-car exit in the movie musical. Many fans speculated that Sandy actually was dead, or in a coma, after Danny’s attempt to save her life at the beach (cue “Summer Nights) proved futile, and the show itself was merely Sandy’s coma-induced fantasy. Backstage in the Emmys press room, Grease: Live directing winners Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski addressed the… Read

Emmys By The Numbers: Wins By Program & Network

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FX’s limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story led all programs with five wins at the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards tonight, followed by HBO’s Game of Thrones with three. But including last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys ceremonies, the swords and dragons drama is the big winner with 12 trophies this year, with the Trial of the Century limited series in second place with nine total. Fox’s musical Grease: Live was next with five total Emmys, four… Read

For ‘People V. O.J. Simpson’ Producers & Cast, It’s TV, Not The Movies: Emmys Backstage

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“Movies originally attracted the artist because of the freedom, and now all that freedom is on TV,” said The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime StoryJohn Travolta, holding the show’s Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series. In addition to playing Simpson legal meister Robert Shapiro, and being nominated for the supporting role, Travolta also served as a producer on the FX program, which took home five Emmys tonight, to go with its four at the Creative Arts Emmys last… Read