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TV Academy Chair Hayma Washington Won’t Seek Second Term

Hayma Washington

TV Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington will not run for a second two-year term when the group holds its annual elections next month, Deadline has confirmed. Washington was a co-governor of the Producers Branch of the TV Academy, when he elected to the top spot by the board of governors in 2016, becoming the first African-American leader in the organization's 70-year history. He had succeed Bruce Rosenblum, who was termed out after serving five years in the role. Vari… Read


Engineering Emmy Awards: Wendy Aylsworth, Avid Among 2018 Honorees

Emmy Awards 2018

The TV Academy today unveiled recipients of its 70th Engineering Emmy Awards, which honor an individual, company or organization for developments in broadcast technology. Among the honorary winners is Wendy Aylsworth, the longtime Warner Bros and Disney tech exec and former chair (and current member) of the Academy's Engineering Emmy Awards committee, who will receive the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award. Also honored is Avid, which won The Philo T… Read


PBS Edges CBS & HBO At News & Documentary Emmys – Complete Winners List

PBS eked out the most winners at the 39th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, held tonight in Manhattan, grabbing seven awards to edge CBS and HBO, which scored six apiece. CNN, CNN International and Univision were next with three Emmys each, awarded by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Read the full list of winners here, and see the chart of wins by network below. Premium cabler’s HBO haul was buoyed by four wins for the coverage of the… Read


TV’s Past And Future Collide As Betty White, The Fonz, ‘SNL’, Marriage And Streaming Highlight A Weird Emmy Night

Emmys Proposal

Netflix’s stock is up 2% this morning. Emmy’s ratings numbers are down 11%. The long, winding TV awards season campaign that started as far back as January finally has come to an end just as the long-winding Oscar season gets going in stride. But what can you say about a 70th Emmy year in which more money was spent, more billboards bought, more Q&As and parties held, yet the big memorable takeaway after all was said and done, and all the envelopes opened, was an “Oscars” E… Read


Emmy Awards Crash To New Low With 10.2M Viewers & Slipping Demo

UPDATE, 10:01 AM: Winners like Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Rachel Brosnahan, Seven Seconds' Regina King, Barry's Henry Winkler, Westworld's Thandie Newton, The Americans' Mathew Rhys, The Crown's Claire Foy and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story's Darren Criss may be making shelf space for their new trophies after celebrating last night but for NBC, the 70th Primetime Emmys maybe a hangover that's going to be hard to… Read


Emmys 2018: The Good, The Bad & The Proposal

Emmys Proposal

This year’s 70th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, presided over by Saturday Night Live‘s ‘Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che, set out to celebrate the most diverse list of nominees in Emmy history, opening with the production number “We Solved It”: We solved it We got with the times There's room for all our voices but mostly Shonda Rhimes’. Some of the ceremony’s participants did not get that memo, and went memorably off-point: Best Marriage Proposal Glenn… Read


Netflix Stock Rises 5% After Streaming Platform’s Strong Emmy Night


UPDATED with closing price. Netflix stock gained nearly 5% today, closing at $367.65 a share, after the subscription streaming platform tied HBO last night for the most Emmy Awards. Paced by The Crown and Godless, Netflix captured 23 total Emmys, including those handed out at last weekend’s Creative Arts ceremonies. The tally equaled that of HBO, whose flagship series Game of Thrones took home top honors for drama series. During the three-hour Emmy ceremony, several… Read


HBO & Netflix In Historic Emmy Tie After ‘Game Of Thrones’ Win, Amazon Has Big Night With ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

UPDATED: In a nail-biting race between HBO and Netflix through 118 Emmy categories, it came down to the final one. When Game of Thrones was announced as best drama series, it gave HBO the win it needed to tie Netflix for most Emmys this year. Each network nabbed 23 statuettes overall in the three Primetime Emmy ceremonies. During the main telecast tonight, Netflix edged HBO with seven-to-six victories. This marks the first time Netflix has topped the rankings for most… Read


Emmys: ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’s Ryan Murphy On The Importance Of LGBTQ Narratives

Ryan Murphy was joined backstage at the Emmy Awards with the cast and crew of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, after the show collected three wins  Monday including Outstanding Limited Series. Murphy expounded on the statements he made onstage during his impassioned acceptance speech. “The themes and issues that we talk about in the show are modern as ever, if not more so,” said Murphy, adding, “I’m always happy to make a political… Read


‘The Americans’ Mirrors ‘Friday Night Lights’ Emmy Ending With 2 Wins In Final Year

The Americans

Score two for two TV teams: Tonight’s Emmy Awards for FX’s The Americans provided a parallel to the final-season wins of another critically acclaimed but underrated drama: Friday Night Lights. In 2011, Friday Night Lights, the intimate story of a high school football team in small-town Texas, scored an Outstanding Drama Actor win for Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor, and a writing award for showrunner Jason Katims. Tonight, The Americans collected the same statuettes… Read


Betty White, The First Lady Of Television, Gets Her Due From The Emmys

Betty White Emmys

Betty White recalled the moment she was called “The First Lady of Television” by an adoring fan, and was pleased when she first heard it. But then she realized what it meant: "And then I heard her talking to her daughter a little later, and she said, 'First lady, she's that old. She was the first one way back.' " That was a joke, of course, one of several White made Monday during the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards as she was celebrated with a standing ovation and a… Read