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
‘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 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
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 Ozark, not 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