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Michael Che And Colin Jost Get “Political” In First Emmys Promo

The first Emmys promo has dropped and hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost don’t waste any time in getting political — sort of. In the video above, the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchors say they are very excited to host the annual awards show. Che chimes in saying, “This year we decide who wins!” To which Jost responds, “No, it’s still the voters.” “And we know how that works out — uh oh! Political!” zings Che. And after a beat, Jost just walks off screen. The pair… Read

Teen Choice Awards: ‘Riverdale’, ‘Infinity War’, ‘Black Panther’ Among Top Honorees – Full Winners List

The Teen Choice Awards were handed out tonight at the Forum in Los Angeles, with Riverdale dominating the TV side of things while Disney, Marvel and Pixar topped the movies. Avengers: Infinity War took home the trophy for Choice Action Movie while Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson won for Choice Action Movie Actor and Actress. Marvel’s Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok took home trophies while Coco and The Last Jedi walked away with wins. Other big winners of the… Read

Most Popular Oscar May Not Be So Popular: Rob Lowe Tweets, “Film Business Passed Away Today”

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Refresh for updates A new Oscar category for “popular” films doesn’t seem very popular in Hollywood, at least judging by first reactions. “The film business passed away today,” began Rob Lowe’s tweet (read below for the whole thing). Lowe, of course, had his own Oscar low moment, during his musical number with Snow White in the critically lambasted Allan Carr produced telecast. “Finally,” wrote Andy Richter, “the Oscars will be giving a statue based on popularity so that… Read

Jeff Daniels On His Two New Emmy Roles In ‘Looming Tower’ And ‘Godless’; Plus Taking On The Iconic Atticus Finch On Broadway – The Actor’s Side

Jeff Daniels already has one Emmy (for The Newsroom), and now due to his acting versatility he could be adding two more to his mantelpiece. Daniels not only has been nominated this year for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as John O’Neill in Hulu’s The Looming Tower, he is also up for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his villainous role as outlaw Frank Griffin in the Netflix western Godless.   Quite a feat for the journeyman actor who… Read

Cannes Winner ‘Border’ In Contention Among Diverse LA Film Festival Competition Lineup

Forty feature films including 24 world premieres highlight the official LA Film Festival competition lineup in the fest’s move into the crowded fall festival corridor, away from their previous early-summer perch. Among the movies in competition is the highly regarded Swedish film Border (Grans) from director Ali Abbasi, a NEON pickup out of Cannes that took the top prize in that festival’s No. 2 competition, Un Certain Regard. It is listed as a “California Premiere,”… Read

Oscar Clues & Heavy Dramas Dominate Toronto Film Festival Lineup: Analysis

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With today’s anxiously awaited announcement of the first wave of films for the 43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival, the first serious footprint on the upcoming Oscar season has been made. Even though the September 6-16 event comes after Venice and Telluride a week earlier, TIFF is enormously influential in terms of helping to set the table for a slew of awards contenders, and if this initial list of 17 Galas and 30 Special Presentations is any indication, the… 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

‘An Emmy For Megan’, The Comedic Web Series About Trying To Get An Emmy, Lands Two Noms

It worked. Television writer Megan Amram’s web series dedicated to her quest to win an Emmy cleared the first hurdle: she collected nominations for outstanding actress in a short-form comedy or drama series and for outstanding series. Released on April 27, just in time to qualify for the 2018 awards, Amram pulls the viewer into her by-the-numbers campaign to grab the television industry’s top award. In the first of six episodes in the series, An Emmy for Megan, Amram… Read

Emmys: It’s Deadline Vs. Gold Derby In A Prediction Smackdown In The Lead Comedy Acting Categories – Who Takes The Prize?

Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I go at it again in a new series of Emmy prediction smackdowns beginning today with the contenders for Comedy Lead Actor and Actress. As we discuss in the video (click the link above to watch) the race for Comedy Lead Actress is going to hit some new ground this year as Veep took the year off so six time in a row winner Julia Louis Dreyfus won’t be a factor this time around. What does that mean?  O’Neil and I disagree on that, as Tom seems… Read

Tiffany Haddish, Hannah Gadsby Among Winners At Just For Laughs Awards Show

Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festivals announced the winners to the 2018 Just For Laughs Awards Show Monday. The ceremony takes place on July 27 at the Grand Salon Opera at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal. The festival awards pay tribute to the biggest names in comedy and taking the prize of Comedy Person of the Year is stand-up comedian and Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish, which propels her rising star in Hollywood even further. Haddish stars alongside Tracy Morgan in The Las… Read

Karlovy Vary Fest Gives Top Prize To Radu Jude’s ‘I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians’ – Winners List

Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude’s I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians has taken the top Crystal Globe award at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The Czech fest’s Special Jury Prize went to Ana Katz’s Sueño Florianópolis, and Olmo Omerzu was named best director for the film Winter Flies. See the complete list of winners below. As previously announced, the festival, which ran from June 29 – July 7, presented a Crystal Globe for… Read

‘Black Panther’ Tops 44th Saturn Awards With Five; ‘Blade Runner 2049’ , ‘Shape Of Water’, ‘Get Out’ Also Score

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It may not be the Oscars, but if tonight’s results of the 44th Annual Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films is any indication of influence on that other Academy (which it usually isn’t) then get prepared for a Black Panther wave at the Dolby Theatre next February. After virtually sweeping last week’s MTV Movie Awards, Panther took  five Saturns including Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture and Best Director for  Ryan Coogler. However the Panther himself lost… Read