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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. Maiselits 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”

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

"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

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Creator Bruce Miller Says June Is “Ready For A Fight” In Season 3; Joseph Fiennes On Time’s Up Relevance

The Handmaid's Tale

The second season of The Handmaid’s Tale has just garnered nine Emmy nominations for its unapologetically raw, close-to-home take on topics like female submission and family separation. Among them is  Best Drama Series, a category it won last year. And with its Season 2 finale this week ending in a shock decision by June (Elisabeth Moss) to remain in Gilead, creator and showrunner Bruce Miller says we can expect to see the oppressive tide turn in Season 3. “I think seeing… Read

‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman Teases Season 3: Jack’s Vietnam Journey, A Lovable Miguel & More; Talks ‘Life Itself’

Celebrating the continued Emmys success of his acclaimed NBC drama This is Us — which took eight nominations this morning, including a repeat in the drama series category — creator Dan Fogelman was happy to see that the show's first season recognition was no "fluke." While discussing today's nominations with Deadline, Fogelman also touched candidly on what's to come in the intergenerational family series' anticipated third season, which is currently in production. "We… Read

Add One Emmy Nom For ‘Big Bang Theory’ After List Snafu

The Big Bang Theory

CBS’ The Big Bang Theory actually received three Emmy Awards nominations today after the TV Academy said it inadvertently omitted a nom for the multi-camera sitcom in the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series category. The directing addition of Mark Cendrowski for helming this season’s finale joins the veteran hit comedy’s nominations today for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control… Read

Jason Bateman Gets Emmy Love For Directing & Acting Chops On ‘Ozark’ Even As ‘Arrested Development’ Shut Out

Today Jason Bateman turned out to be a double threat Emmy nominee for his Netflix/Media Rights Capital noir series Ozarknot just earning a nomination for lead actor in a drama series, but also for directing as well. While Bateman has continually been lauded for his comedy acting chops throughout the years, largely for Arrested Development (TBD on whether the comedy series will season 6; the series season 5 received zero love from Emmy voters), it’s arguably the first… Read

‘Stranger Things’ Shawn Levy & David Harbour On Darker, Riskier Season 3 And Jim’s Evolution

David Harbour Stranger Things

The anticipated third season of Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things is “definitely going to yet darker still, places that I think audiences are going to really love,” executive producer and director Shawn Levy said Thursday after the series received 12 Emmy nominations. “It's got so much heart and humor.” Speaking in the aftermath of scoring another slew of noms this morning, including its second consecutive Outstanding Drama Series nom, Levy added he’s been shooting in… Read

‘Wild Wild Country’ EP Mark Duplass On First Emmy Nom, Fostering Young Talent & Mahershala Ali Entering ‘Room 104’

Mark Duplass

Known for their contributions shepherding a new generation of behind-the-scenes talent into the mainstream, it seems only appropriate that Mark and Jay Duplass received their first Emmy nominations for doing just that with Chapman and Maclain Way's acclaimed Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country, depicting the rise of a cult leader in the Oregon desert. The docuseries scored five nominations today, helping Netflix score the most noms of any platform, breaking HBO’s… Read

Emmy Leaders On Turning 70, Netflix’s Triumph, A New 4-Network Deal, Evolving The Show & Just How Political It Will Get This Year

At this morning’s Emmy nominations perhaps the most momentous news was the fact that supreme streamer Netflix finally achieved its goal of becoming King of the Emmys, at least in terms of nominations where it received 112 overtaking leader for the past 17 years, HBO which had 108. The Netflix achievement most likely is due to the sheer range of programming available on the service, in addition to an aggressive and expensive campaign on the part of the deep-pocketed… Read

Regina King Keeps Emmy Streak Going with ‘Seven Seconds’

Regina King hasn’t missed a beat when it comes to Emmy nominations despite switching shows. For the fourth year in a row, the actress was recognized by the Television Academy, and for the first time in the lead acting category for best actress in a limited series or movie for her role in the Netflix crime drama, Seven Seconds. Even with three nominations and two consecutive wins for her performance in American Crime, Regina King felt anxious leading into today’s… Read