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Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriter 2018 Winners Unveiled

Three individuals and one writing team have been named winners of the 2018 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read at Beverly Hills’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Thursday, November 8. The 2018 winners are (listed alphabetically by author): Allison Buckmelter and Nicolas… 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

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

Netflix

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: Musical Opening Gives Hollywood A Pat On The Back

“We solved it,” announced Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson during the musical opening of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards — referring, of course, to the most diverse group of Emmy nominees in the telecast’s history. With a heavy hand of sarcasm and cameo appearances by This Is Us‘ Sterling K. Brown, Drag Race host RuPaul, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Andy Samberg, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Titus Burgess, The Good Place‘s Kristen Bell, and American Crime Story: Versace‘s Ricky… 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

For Emmy-Winning ‘Americans’ Star Matthew Rhys & EPs, A Bittersweet End To The Series

In its final season at the Primetime Emmys, FX’s The Americans took home big wins for Matthew Rhys (drama lead actor) and EPs Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields (drama writing). And as far as the latter two are concerned, “we’re pretty freaking excited.” “I’ve been saying (all along), I deserve this award,” beamed Rhys. Weisberg mentioned how he would always try to get himself in a zen place about winning or not winning, but it never did any good for the soul; in the end it’s… Read