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Laura Dern On The “Platform” Her Emmy Nom Offers ‘The Tale’, The “Revolutionary” David Lynch And A Possible Return For Her ‘Jurassic Park’ Heroine

It’s a fine day for Laura Dern, who is celebrating not just her own Emmy nomination, but also nods for Ted Danson—the godfather to her children—and David Lynch, with whom she most recently reunited for Twin Peaks. Of her own nod, Dern says, “I’m grateful that The Tale has been acknowledged because it gives more of a platform for the film to be seen. It means so much to have had the support of journalists and critics, and the accolades to help people keep finding it. This… Read

Emmys Directing: Multi-Hyphenates Rule Comedy Series, Female Drama Helmers Give Ground After 2017 Breakthrough

“I want to thank me for hiring me as a director when no one else would,” Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan quipped when accepting the 2012 Emmy Award for directing an episode of the Emmy-winning series. Two years before that, Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy had started the trend of creators winning the comedy series directing Emmy for helming episodes of their shows. In the eight years since 2010, creators have won the directing for a comedy series category five times… Read

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’s John Legend On Inching Toward EGOT With Emmy Nom

Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert

Winning an Oscar for Original Song with Selma's “Glory,” a Tony forJitney and several Grammys over the years, John Legend landed his first Emmy nomination today for his portrayal of Jesus in NBC's live, televised adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar, pushing him even further toward the rare EGOT honor. Speaking with Deadline, the singer-songwriter admitted that he could never have foreseen the turns his career has taken to date. "When I started my career, I just wanted to… Read

‘The Talk’s Sara Gilbert Offers Hearty Congrats To Emmy-Nominated ‘Roseanne’ Co-Star Laurie Metcalf

The Talk co-host Sara Gilbert offered an on-camera congratulations today to her Roseanne co-star Laurie Metcalf for nabbing an Emmy nomination today. Metcalf was the only cast member of the cancelled, controversial sitcom. "I want to say a huge congratulations to Laurie Metcalf who was nominated for another Emmy," said Gilbert on the CBS daytime show. "That gives her an Emmy, an Oscar and a Tony nomination. She won the Tony, but to be nominated for all three is such an… Read

Emmys Snub ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival In Series & Acting Categories But Embrace David Lynch, Crew

After a 26 year wait in between seasons, a Cannes Film Festival premiere and a marquee cast that included Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ashley Judd, Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, David Koechner, and of course Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern, Showtime’s third season of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return was passed up by Emmy voters in all of its acting categories in addition to a limited series nomination. For the long-awaited third season of the cult series, it’s about as bittersweet… Read

Emmy Nominations Reactions: Jessica Biel, Anthony Anderson, Megan Mullally, Cameron Britton, Tatiana Maslany, More

Black-ish

Nominations for the 70th annual Emmy Awards were announced this morning in 122 categories. Here are some key reactions from nominees. Drama Series Shawn Levy, EP and Director, Stranger Things “Our whole thing about season 2 was no complacency,” Stranger Things EP and Director Shawn Levy said. “Make it better, make it more cinematic and push our own limits, so this nomination is really really gratifying.” Having made a smash hit with Season 1, the show has clearly suffered… Read

Samantha Bee Thankful For Emmy Noms After Donald Trump Attack Over First Daughter Blast

Samantha Bee

“It's nice to be celebrating something right now," Samantha Bee said of a best-yet four Emmy nominations showered on Full Frontal this morning, including the TBS late-night show’s second for Best Variety Talk Series. Particularly gratifying, given that this year’s nom comes weeks after the White House issued a statement condemning Bee for blasting Ivanka Trump on the program. Bee had targeted the White House staffer/First Daughter/purported champion of children, for doing… 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

Chill Is Over For Cold War Spy Series ‘The Americans’ As Drama Exits With Four Major Emmy Nominations

The Americans

After being largely ignored by the Television Academy through most of its six season run, the Cold War era FX spy series The Americans today finally felt a warm embrace, with four nominations in major categories. It isn't often that a show so inexplicably forgotten by the Academy during its run gets so many nominations when it is all over. The Americans is an exception, nominated for Best Drama Series, Best Actor for Matthew Rhys, Best Actress for Keri Russell, and… Read

Emmys Set Another Nominations Record For Diverse Performers

Atlanta Robbin' Season

The Television Academy continues to break glass ceilings and with this year’s Emmy nominations has set a new record in recognizing the work of performers from diverse backgrounds. Last year counted 27 diversity nominees in the acting categories across drama, comedy and limited series/movie, and this year that figure shoots up to a record 36. If you count reality TV hosts, that number moves up to a cool 38 versus 30 nominees last July. The explosion of streaming and the… Read

‘Barry’ Creator Bill Hader On His Five Emmy Noms, The Long & Winding Road To Directing And A Darker Second Season

Barry

With the unveiling of the 2018 Emmy nominations, Bill Hader is riding high. Picking up five total nominations—four as the writer, director, star and executive producer of HBO dark comedy Barry, nominated for best comedy series, and one as a guest host on Saturday Night Live‘s most recent season—the SNL alum saw the fruition of a longtime creative dream. “Not to sound too corny, but I moved out here in 1999 to be a filmmaker, and a writer and everything. I was a PA and an… Read

Emmy Nominations: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Tops Noms, With Netflix & HBO Leading Way – Full List

UPDATED with complete list of nominees: The 70th annual Emmy Awards nominations were announced this morning at the TV Academy’s home base in North Hollywood, with HBO’s epic Game of Thrones leading the way with the most noms with 22 including in the marquee Best Drama race, followed by NBC’s Saturday Night Live and HBO’s Westworld with 21 apiece. Netflix led the away among networks with 112 total noms, followed by HBO (108) and NBC (78). The top categories, repping the… Read