Eisner Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List — Comic-Con
The 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were handed out Friday night at San Diego Comic-Con. Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's Monstress and Emil Ferris' My Favorite Thing is Monsters led with the most wins, with Monstress taking best continuing series, best publication for teens, best painter/multimedia artist, best cover artist and best writer. My Favorite Thing is Monsters took best writer/artist, best coloring and best graphic album, new.
Another big winner was Katie… Read
2018 ESPYS – Danica Patrick Floors It In Her Opening Monologue
The 2018 ESPYs are underway tonight, with the 26th edition being held in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater.
The show, which stands for Excellence in Sports Yearly, honors the biggest achievements, best teams and athletes in sports, as voted by the sports network viewers online. Viewers can watch the show on ABC-TV, or live stream with the WatchESPN app in the central and west coast time zones.
This year’s ESPYs are hosted by racing driver Danica Patrick, the first… Read
Netflix Takes Top Awards Strategist Lisa Taback Off The Table
Netflix has inked a deal with top Hollywood awards strategist Lisa Taback to acquire her independent LT-LA consulting firm and move her in-house at the streaming giant. The deal gives her the title VP Talent Relations, and she will lead the company's talent relations and awards teams. It also means she will provide her services exclusively to Netflix, which just last week landed the most Emmy Awards noms of any platform with 122, knocking longtime king HBO from the perch… Read
2019 Writers Guild Awards: WGA Sets Date & Timeline For 71st Trophy Show
The WGA is out with the timeline for its 2019 Writers Guild Awards. The hardware will be handed out on Sunday, February 17, during dual ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan.
Here’s are the key dates in the run-up to the trophy show, which the union released one day after it revealed some rules tweaks and opened submissions for its 71st annual awards:
Friday, Oct. 19
Deadline for submissions: Drama/Comedy/New Series… Read
LA Film Festival Moves Into New Oscar-Season Berth With Diverse Programs, Partnerships
In any previous year, the annual LA Film Festival would have been over a month ago, but now in what is certainly, at least partially, a bid to be taken more seriously as a real player on the fest circuit — in the very backyard where Oscar hopefuls get birthed — the Film Independent-produced fest is looking to be a much bigger part of the conversation than its past placement in June ever allowed. Scheduled now to run September 20-28, the new date puts it in the forefront… Read
Grammy Awards Sets 2019 Date In Los Angeles
The Grammys will be back in Los Angeles for 2019. CBS said today that the 61st Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center on Sunday, February 10, 8-11:30 PM/live ET/5-8:30 PM, live PT on CBS.
Nominations will be announced in all 84 categories on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
The Grammys were held last year at New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time since 2003. After alternating between Los Angeles and New York for much of the Grammys history, the… Read
WGA Awards Tweaks TV Rules, Opens Submissions
The WGA said today that submissions for its 2019 WGA Awards are now open, while unveiling some rules tweaks that clarify the organization’s guidelines for limited series as well as adjust the eligibility period window on several TV categories to fall in line with the calendar year.
Among its changes, the guild has amended its rule that allowed for a pilot script that exceeded one hour to be eligible for consideration in the Long Form/Limited Series categories or new media… Read
MTV Video Music Awards: Cardi B & The Carters Lead Nominations
The MTV Video Music Awards nominations were announced Monday, with Cardi B leading the way with noms in 10 categories, including Video, Song and Artist of the Year. The Carters followed with eight, including Video of the Year, Best Collaboration and Best Hip Hop for their recent hit single "APES**T." Other top contenders include Drake, Bruno Mars and Childish Gambino (aka Atlanta’s Donald Glover).
Beginning today, fans can vote in eight VMA categories, including Video of… Read
Opposite Freshman Luck: New Comedies & Dramas Have Best & Worst Showings In Top Series Emmy Categories In 2 Decades
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for freshman series on Emmy nominations day, depending whether they are in the drama or comedy side.
First-year comedies had the best showing in the comedy series category in almost two decades, with three nominees, Amazon/Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, HBO’s Barry, and Netflix’s GLOW. The last time there were three freshman series in the top comedy category was 2010 (Modern Family, Glee and Nurse… Read
Alec Berg Scores Rare Emmy Feat With Double Writing & Series Nominations For ‘Barry’ & ‘Silicon Valley’
For five years now, Silicon Valley executive producer Alec Berg has celebrated Emmy nominations day with multiple noms for the HBO series. Each year, they have included a writing for a comedy series nom and a best comedy series nom — shared with the rest of the show’s producing team — along with a directing mention in 2016. This year, Berg had a double reason for celebration — two noms for Silicon Valley, writing and best series — and two for Barry, the new HBO comedy he… Read
How Multiple Emmy Nominee ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Made A Mark In #MeToo Times
In comedy, timing is everything, and for the comedy series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, its timing couldn’t be more perfect.
In November, Amazon Prime dropped eight episodes of the period series, a sort of Mad Men meets Broadway Danny Rose, in its tale of a young uptown Manhattan divorcee who tries to take the mic as a stand-up comedienne in a chauvinistic 1958 with her female manager who also is being taken less seriously by her male peers. With its fairy tale billboards… Read
‘The Assassination Of Gianni Versace’ Stars Reflect On Emmy Nominations: TV Academy “Voted For Justice”
"How am I doing? I don't even know how I'm doing. I'm on fire, man. What can I say?" Ricky Martin told Deadline today, after receiving his first ever Emmy nomination for Ryan Murphy's FX series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Picking up their own nominations amongst the series' 18 overall nods, Versace stars Edgar Ramírez, Darren Criss and Finn Wittrock seemed to share Martin's sense of excited bewilderment.
Documenting the murder of the titular… Read