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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

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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

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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

Matthew Rhys Ends His ‘Americans’ Run With A Best Actor Emmy

Matthew Rhys played a conflicted Soviet spy living as an “illegal” in the U.S. for six seasons, but it was his final assignment that paid off most handsomely. The British actor won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Monday night for playing Philip Jennings on FX’s The Americans, which ended its run in May. Rhys had been nominated in the category for the past two seasons but broke through as the Cold War drama wrapped with a thrilling Season 6. He… Read

Emmys: Most Tweeted Moments Of The Night

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We all remember the now infamous moment Faye Dunaway announced La La Land instead of Moonlight at the Oscars. It was all anyone, especially on social media, could talk about for weeks. Tonight, the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards had its own moment, only this one not infamous, but touching. Glenn Weiss, who won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for A Variety Special, stunned the audience when he proposed to his girlfriend live on stage. As with any shocking moment, social… Read

‘Mrs. Maisel’ Emmy Winner Rachel Brosnahan To Viewers: “Vote!”

Rachel Brosnahan topped many handicappers’ lists as the probable winner in the comedy lead actress category. So it was little surprise when she took the stage as winner for her role as an unlikely ’50s era comedian in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Her performance had already earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role as Miriam “Midge” Maisel. OK, there was a minor onstage tussle with presenter Tiffany Haddish who tried to… Read

Emmys: Regina King On The Status Of Representation On Television

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A visibly elated Regina King stepped backstage shortly after accepting her third Emmy, her first in the lead acting category for best actress in a limited series or movie for her role in the Netflix crime drama Seven Seconds. “My heart is giggling still,” said King. Speaking to reporters backstage at the Microsoft Theater, King touched on the state of diversity in the industry, an issue still a topic of conversation especially during the course of the show. “I do feel… Read

Donald Trump Largely Ignored At Emmy Awards Despite ‘SNL’ Pedigree

For all the talk about going political at this year’s Emmy Awards, and given that it was produced by Lorne Michaels — whose Saturday Day Night Live has had the highest concentration of political satire of any TV program for the past two years running — Monday night’s trophy show wrapped with a shocking lack of Donald Trump talk. Among the scant offerings, co-hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost of Saturday Night Live noted that the Emmy Awards launched decades ago, when “we… Read

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 2 To Definitely Stream This Year

“They’re being so cagey” said The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creator Amy Sherman-Palladino about Amazon not revealing the season 2 drop date for her eight-Emmy winning comedy series. She finally confessed backstage at the Emmys that season 2 is coming “this year, they’re waiting for us to finish the show, it’s coming out this year.” When Mrs. Maisel dropped last November it was in the heat of the #MeToo movement. The media was quick to observe how the show about a… Read

Emmys: Wins By Network & Program

Netflix edged HBO for the most trophies for any network or streaming service — seven to six — during the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards telecast Monday night in Los Angeles. FX and Amazon’s Prime Video tied for third with five apiece. No other network managed more than one. Counting the Creative Arts Emmys that were handed out earlier this month, Netflix and HBO tied with 23 wins, followed by NBC’s 15. See the complete list of network wins below. The big winner among… Read

‘Game Of Thrones’ Reclaims Crown With Emmy Best Drama Win

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HBO’s powerhouse Game of Thrones returned to the Primetime Emmy Awards after a year away and picked up where it left off, scoring its third Outstanding Drama Series win in four years. The victory came for the fantasy series’ Season 7. It is wrapping its run with Season 8 beginning in 2019. The win in the night’s final and biggest category helped HBO tie Netflix with 23 total awards this Emmy season, after Netflix had topped HBO in total noms for the first time. The cast… Read