TheWrapEmmys – TheWrap https://www.thewrap.com Covering Hollywood Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:39:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Television Academy Reveals Newly-Elected Governors https://www.thewrap.com/television-academy-elected-governors-2018-2019/ https://www.thewrap.com/television-academy-elected-governors-2018-2019/#respond Wed, 27 Dec 2017 23:08:16 +0000 Jennifer Maas https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1768167 The Television Academy announced the newly elected members to its Board of Governors on Wednesday. The new additions will serve two-year terms beginning on Jan. 1, 2018 and ending Dec. 31, 2019.

The governors who were chosen to serve their first-ever two-year term include: Lesley Aletter, Brenda Brkusic, Jeff Calderon, Rich Carter, Terri Carter, John Debney, Keiren Fisher, Greg Kupiec, Eboni Nichols, Laurie Parres, Christopher Reeves, Glenn Rigberg, Jill Sanford, John Simmons, Halina Siwolop, Steven Spignese and Michael Spiller.

Members who were elected to serve another two-year term after a one or multiple-year absence from the Television Academy’s board are Bob Bergen, Scott Boyd, Jason Rosenfield, Lori Schwartz and John Ziffren.

The governors who were re-elected for a second consecutive two-year term include: Frank Morrone, Jill Daniels, Peter Golden, Terry Ann Gordon, Steven Kent, Sam Linsky, Philip D. Segal and Mark Scott Spatny.

Peer Group
Animation
Art Directors/Set Decorators
Casting Directors
Children’s Programming
Choreography
Cinematographers
Commercials
Costume Design & Supervision
Daytime Programming
Directors
Documentary Programming
Interactive Media
Lighting, Camera & Technical Arts
Los Angeles Area
Makeup Artists/Hairstylists
Motion & Title Design
Music
Performers
Picture Editors
Producers
Production Executives
Professional Representatives
Public Relations
Reality Programming
Sound
Sound Editors
Special Visual Effects
Stunts
Television Executives
Writers
Governor
Jill Daniels
Halina Siwolop
Peter Golden, CSA
Jill Sanford
Eboni Nichols
John Simmons, ASC
Rich Carter
Terry Ann Gordon
Steven Kent
Michael Spiller
Jason Rosenfield
Lori Schwartz
Jeff Calderon
Brenda Brkusic
Terri Carter
Greg Kupiec
John Debney
Bob Bergen
Scott Boyd, ACE
John Ziffren
Keiren Fisher
Glenn Rigberg
Steven Spignese
Philip D. Segal
Frank Morrone, CAS
Christopher Reeves
Mark Scott Spatny
Lesley Aletter
Sam Linsky
Laurie Parres
The full list of 2018 governors will be available online January 1, 2018, at TelevisionAcademy.com/Governors.
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15 Most-Watched TV Specials of 2017: From Oscars to AMAs (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/15-most-watched-tv-specials-2017-oscars-emmys/ https://www.thewrap.com/15-most-watched-tv-specials-2017-oscars-emmys/#respond Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:11:20 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1763813 With increased competition and a general downward trend in live viewing, television specials tend to feel less special with each passing year. There are still quite a few annual must-see live-TV hours — and no, we’re not even talking about sports (for this one).

From the Oscars to the Emmys and everything towards the top, TheWrap ranked the 15 most-watched broadcast-television entertainment specials of 2017. And with those lame Nielsen ratings out of Fox’s “A Christmas Story Live,” we’ve got no musicals making the cut this time.

See a random sample of our rankings below, and scroll through the gallery for all 15.

Rank: 3
Special: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
Date: November 23, 2017
Day of Week: Thursday
Network: NBC
Total Viewers: 24.060 million

Rank: 8
Special: Country Music Awards
Date: November 8, 2017
Day of Week: Wednesday
Network: ABC
Total Viewers: 14.278 million

Rank: 13
Special: “Stayin’ Alive – A Grammys Salute to The Bee Gees”
Date: April 16, 2017
Day of Week: Sunday
Network: CBS
Total Viewers: 10.313 million

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https://www.thewrap.com/15-most-watched-tv-specials-2017-oscars-emmys/feed/ 0 With increased competition and a general downward trend in live viewing, television specials tend to feel, well, less special with each passing year. There are still quite a few annual must-see live-TV hours -- and no, we're not even talking about sports (for this one).  

From the Oscars to the Emmys and everything toward the top, TheWrap ranked the 15 most-watched broadcast-television entertainment specials of 2017. And with those very low Nielsen ratings out of Fox's "A Christmas Story Live," we've got no musicals making the cut this time.  

Scroll through the gallery for the 15 biggest.  

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With increased competition and a general downward trend in live viewing, television specials tend to feel, well, less special with each passing year. There are still quite a few annual must-see live-TV hours -- and no, we're not even talking about sports (for this one).  

From the Oscars to the Emmys and everything toward the top, TheWrap ranked the 15 most-watched broadcast-television entertainment specials of 2017. And with those very low Nielsen ratings out of Fox's "A Christmas Story Live," we've got no musicals making the cut this time.  

Scroll through the gallery for the 15 biggest.  

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Rank: 1  
Special: Oscars  
Date: February 26, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: ABC  
Total Viewers: 32.937 million  

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Rank: 1  
Special: Oscars  
Date: February 26, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: ABC  
Total Viewers: 32.937 million  

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Rank: 2  
Special: Grammys  
Date: February 12, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: CBS  
Total Viewers: 26.071 million  

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Rank: 2  
Special: Grammys  
Date: February 12, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: CBS  
Total Viewers: 26.071 million  

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Rank: 3  
Special: Macy's Thanksgiving Parade  
Date: November 23, 2017  
Day of Week: Thursday  
Network: NBC  
Total Viewers: 24.060 million  

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Rank: 3  
Special: Macy's Thanksgiving Parade  
Date: November 23, 2017  
Day of Week: Thursday  
Network: NBC  
Total Viewers: 24.060 million  

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Rank: 4  
Special: Oscars Red Carpet (8 p.m.)  
Date: February 26, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: ABC  
Total Viewers: 20.892 million  

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Rank: 4  
Special: Oscars Red Carpet (8 p.m.)  
Date: February 26, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: ABC  
Total Viewers: 20.892 million  

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Rank: 5  
Special: Golden Globes  
Date: January 8, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: NBC  
Total Viewers: 20.014 million  

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Rank: 5  
Special: Golden Globes  
Date: January 8, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: NBC  
Total Viewers: 20.014 million  

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Rank: 6  
Special: Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special  
Date: December 3, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: CBS  
Total Viewers: 15.366 million  

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Rank: 6  
Special: Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special  
Date: December 3, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: CBS  
Total Viewers: 15.366 million  

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Rank: 7  
Special: Oscars Red Carpet (7:30 p.m.)  
Date: February 26, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: ABC  
Total Viewers: 15.279 million  

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Rank: 7  
Special: Oscars Red Carpet (7:30 p.m.)  
Date: February 26, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: ABC  
Total Viewers: 15.279 million  

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Rank: 8  
Special: Country Music Awards  
Date: November 8, 2017  
Day of Week: Wednesday  
Network: ABC  
Total Viewers: 14.278 million  

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Rank: 8  
Special: Country Music Awards  
Date: November 8, 2017  
Day of Week: Wednesday  
Network: ABC  
Total Viewers: 14.278 million  

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Rank: 9  
Special: National Dog Show  
Date: November 23, 2017  
Day of Week: Thursday  
Network: NBC  
Total Viewers: 11.556 million  

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Rank: 9  
Special: National Dog Show  
Date: November 23, 2017  
Day of Week: Thursday  
Network: NBC  
Total Viewers: 11.556 million  

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Rank: 10  
Special: Oscars Red Carpet (7 p.m.)  
Date: February 26, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: ABC  
Total Viewers: 11.460 million  

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Rank: 10  
Special: Oscars Red Carpet (7 p.m.)  
Date: February 26, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: ABC  
Total Viewers: 11.460 million  

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Rank: 11  
Special: Emmys  
Date: September 17, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: CBS  
Total Viewers: 11.394 million  

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Rank: 11  
Special: Emmys  
Date: September 17, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: CBS  
Total Viewers: 11.394 million  

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Rank: 12  
Special: Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards  
Date: April 2, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: CBS  
Total Viewers: 10.911 million  

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Rank: 12  
Special: Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards  
Date: April 2, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: CBS  
Total Viewers: 10.911 million  

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Rank: 13  
Special: "Stayin' Alive - A Grammys Salute to The Bee Gees"  
Date: April 16, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: CBS  
Total Viewers: 10.313 million  

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Rank: 13  
Special: "Stayin' Alive - A Grammys Salute to The Bee Gees"  
Date: April 16, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: CBS  
Total Viewers: 10.313 million  

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Rank: 14  
Special: Grammys Red Carpet  
Date: February 12, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: CBS  
Total Viewers: 10.067 million  

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Rank: 14  
Special: Grammys Red Carpet  
Date: February 12, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: CBS  
Total Viewers: 10.067 million  

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Rank: 15  
Special: American Music Awards  
Date: November 19, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: ABC  
Total Viewers: 9.160 million  

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Rank: 15  
Special: American Music Awards  
Date: November 19, 2017  
Day of Week: Sunday  
Network: ABC  
Total Viewers: 9.160 million  

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Honorable Mentions: NBC's Matt Lauer-less "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (pictured) and ABC's "Billboard Music Awards" also averaged more than 8 million total viewers this year. Beat THAT, 2018.  

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Honorable Mentions: NBC's Matt Lauer-less "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (pictured) and ABC's "Billboard Music Awards" also averaged more than 8 million total viewers this year. Beat THAT, 2018.  

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Emmys: TV Academy Adds Even More Categories, Tweaks Other Rules https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-tv-academy-adds-even-categories-tweaks-rules/ https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-tv-academy-adds-even-categories-tweaks-rules/#respond Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:33:54 +0000 Reid Nakamura https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1756257 The Television Academy announced rule changes for the 2018 Emmy Awards on Tuesday, including a restructuring of the Oustanding Variety Special and Special Class categories.

They will instead be replaced by two variety special categories, one for live events and another for pre-recorded specials. The reason for the change, according to the TV academy, is confusion around the term “special class.”

Past winners in the category have included awards shows, PBS performance specials such as “Live From Lincoln Center” and “Great Performances,” as well as the Fox musical “Grease: Live!” Other nominees have included opening ceremonies for the Olympic games, concert specials, web series and Super Bowl halftime shows.

Last year’s Outstanding Variety Special was James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” primetime outing.

Other new category distinctions are as follows:

Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie is now split into two categories:
Outstanding Period Costumes
Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes

Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming is now split into two categories:
Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program
Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series (Drama or Comedy) is now split into two categories:
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Half-Hour Series (Comedy, Drama or Animation)
Outstanding Sound Editing for a One-Hour Series

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air live coast-to-coast Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 (8-11 p.m. ET / 5-8 p.m. PT) on NBC. The best-on-TV celebration will take place at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.

A host and producers for the 2018 special have not yet been announced.

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Emmys Set 2018 Date on NBC https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-2018-date-time-nbc/ https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-2018-date-time-nbc/#respond Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:30:01 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1755497 The Golden Globes revealed their nominees early Monday morning. On Tuesday, the 2018 Emmys shared its date and time.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air live coast-to-coast Monday, September 17, 2018 (8-11 p.m. ET / 5-8 p.m. PT) on NBC. The best-on-TV celebration will take place at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.

That’s exactly one year to the day of the 2017 CBS telecast. How? Well, we’re going back from Sunday to Monday — an NBC tradition — in 2018.

The last time NBC had the Emmys on its airwaves they were scheduled in August instead. The more things stay the same, the more they change? (Or something like that.)

A host and producers for the 2018 special will be announced at a later date, per the Television Academy and its host network.

While we all await further Emmys information, check out the Golden Globes nominees here. Oh, and here are last year’s Emmy winners.

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12 Shows That Were Delayed or Changed Because of Real World Violence (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/httpswww-thewrap-com12-shows-delayed-changed-violence/ https://www.thewrap.com/httpswww-thewrap-com12-shows-delayed-changed-violence/#respond Wed, 04 Oct 2017 23:07:17 +0000 Carli Velocci http://www.thewrap.com/?p=1719318 After a tragedy, such as a mass shooting, rocks a whole nation, certain steps are taken. One now common step is taken by networks, which may pull, delay, or even change a TV show in accordance with current events. With the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, which killed at least 58 and injured hundreds more, TheWrap has listed other times when real-world violence has forced a change.

“40th Annual Academy Awards”

The awards show was originally scheduled for April 8, 1968, but was postponed two days out of respect for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,  who was assassinated four days earlier. A number of attendees, including Sidney Poitier and Sammy Davis Jr., were attending his funeral, which was going to be held on the same day as the Oscars, and said they wouldn’t attend.

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

The Joss Whedon supernatural drama was affected not once but twice by real world events, specifically the Columbine massacre. The show’s third season had two episodes that featured school violence. One specifically, called “Earshot,” featured a plot concerning a student who goes to the top of a tower with a rifle. It was set to run a week after Columbine, but was pulled and postponed.

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

The Season 3 finale, “Graduation Day, Part Two” also featured violence on school grounds. Specifically (and spoilers for a nearly 20-year-old episode), the school is destroyed. Two hours before it was set to air, the WB postponed the episode, fearing fallout from Columbine. The finale’s airing was delayed for two months, but fans were furious about the decision and ended up posting it online.

“53rd Annual Emmy Awards”

That year’s Primetime Emmys were set to air on Sept. 16, 2001, but the events of Sept. 11 caused it to be postponed. However, the awards were postponed a second time after the US launched airstrikes against Afghanistan. The ceremony was eventually held in November, with Ellen Degeneres hosting, but it still marks the first and only time a major awards show had to be postponed twice.

“Friends”

In the season eight episode “The One Where Rachel Tells…” a scene that originally had Chandler joking about a bomb in an airport — leading to him and Monica getting detained — was changed following Sept. 11. The scene was reshot with Monica complaining about another newlywed couple that got perks.

“Hannibal”

The Bryan Fuller series about Hannibal Lecter never shied away from gore and viscera, but the show’s fourth episode, “Oeuf” was pulled completely from the airwaves. The plot revolved around a woman who was brainwashing children to kill their families. While the episode was set to air in April 2013 — four months after the Sandy Hook shooting — NBC delayed airing it indefinitely due to the subject matter. The episode has since never aired.

“Castle”

“Castle” made a small change following the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 since the episode “Still” involves the team looking and trying to dismantle a time sensitive bomb. It was eventually switched with the next episode in the lineup, delaying its airing by one week.

“The Cosby Show”

When the Bill Cosby sexual assault scandal hit a peak in 2015, many networks and people moved quickly to separate themselves from the comedian. This included TV Land, BET, Bounce TV and other networks refusing to air reruns of his sitcom “The Cosby Show.” However, the real loss was from NBC, which decided to cancel plans to develop a new Cosby show.

“19 Kids and Counting”

This one is more of a direct correlation, rather than just having an episode with similarities to real world events. Josh Duggar, the eldest of the titular 19 kids, became the focus of a sexual molestation scandal. However, TLC took a few weeks to issue a decision on the reality show’s fate. The network eventually decided to cancel the show.

“Mr. Robot”

The Season 1 finale of USA Network’s hacker thriller had to be postponed because it contained a scene similar to the events that occurred on the same day. In Roanoke, Va. on Aug. 26, 2015, a former reporter killed two of his colleagues live on air. The shooter died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. In the “Mr. Robot” finale, somebody commits suicide during a broadcast. USA aired the episode the following week.

“Documentary Now!”

An episode of the IFC mockumentary series starring Bill Hader and Fred Armisen was also postponed due to the Roanoke shootings.  “Dronez: The Hunt for El Chingon,” was about two journalists who decide to track a notorious drug kingpin despite safety concerns. The episode was replaced with “Kunuk” and aired it a week later.

“The Last Ship”

The Season 3 premiere of “The Last Ship” was postponed following the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. The episode featured a shooting at a Vietnamese nightclub.

“Shooter”

USA Network shelved the series premiere of its Ryan Phillippe-led sniper series “Shooter” for a number of months following a mass shooting in Dallas, Texas, which saw 12 police officers and two civilians shot by a sniper during an otherwise peaceful protest.

 

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https://www.thewrap.com/httpswww-thewrap-com12-shows-delayed-changed-violence/feed/ 0 It's a drastic step when a television network changes its programming in the wake of a national tragedy. But nowadays it's all too common to see a show pulled, delayed, or even changed out of sensitivity for current events. In the wake of the recent massacre in Las Vegas that left nearly 60 dead and hundreds more injured, FX has a scheduled episode of "American Horror Story" that features a mass shooting set to air Oct. 10. Will the network make changes around the episode? Here TheWrap recalls 12 other shows that have altered programming in the face of real-world violence.

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It's a drastic step when a television network changes its programming in the wake of a national tragedy. But nowadays it's all too common to see a show pulled, delayed, or even changed out of sensitivity for current events. In the wake of the recent massacre in Las Vegas that left nearly 60 dead and hundreds more injured, FX has a scheduled episode of "American Horror Story" that features a mass shooting set to air Oct. 10. Will the network make changes around the episode? Here TheWrap recalls 12 other shows that have altered programming in the face of real-world violence.

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40th Annual Academy Awards

The awards show was originally scheduled for April 8, 1968, but was postponed two days out of respect for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,  who was assassinated four days earlier. A number of attendees, including Sidney Poitier and Sammy Davis Jr., planned to attend the slain civil rights leader's funeral -- held on the same day as the original Oscars date -- and had said they wouldn't attend the awards show.

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40th Annual Academy Awards

The awards show was originally scheduled for April 8, 1968, but was postponed two days out of respect for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,  who was assassinated four days earlier. A number of attendees, including Sidney Poitier and Sammy Davis Jr., planned to attend the slain civil rights leader's funeral -- held on the same day as the original Oscars date -- and had said they wouldn't attend the awards show.

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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

The Joss Whedon supernatural drama was affected not once but twice by real world events, specifically the Columbine massacre. The show's third season had two episodes that featured school violence. One, called "Earshot," featured a plot concerning a student who goes to the top of a tower with a rifle. It was set to run a week after Columbine, but was pulled and postponed.

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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

The Joss Whedon supernatural drama was affected not once but twice by real world events, specifically the Columbine massacre. The show's third season had two episodes that featured school violence. One, called "Earshot," featured a plot concerning a student who goes to the top of a tower with a rifle. It was set to run a week after Columbine, but was pulled and postponed.

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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

The Season 3 finale "Graduation Day, Part Two" also featured violence on school grounds. Specifically (and spoilers for a nearly 20-year-old episode), the school is destroyed. Two hours before it was set to air, the WB postponed the episode, fearing fallout from Columbine. The finale's airing was delayed for two months, but fans were furious about the decision and the network ended up posting it online.

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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

The Season 3 finale "Graduation Day, Part Two" also featured violence on school grounds. Specifically (and spoilers for a nearly 20-year-old episode), the school is destroyed. Two hours before it was set to air, the WB postponed the episode, fearing fallout from Columbine. The finale's airing was delayed for two months, but fans were furious about the decision and the network ended up posting it online.

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53rd Annual Emmy Awards

That year's Primetime Emmys were set to air on Sept. 16, 2001, but the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 caused it to be postponed. The awards were postponed a second time after the U.S. launched airstrikes against Afghanistan. The ceremony was eventually held in November, with Ellen Degeneres hosting, but it still marks the first and only time a major awards show had to be postponed twice.

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53rd Annual Emmy Awards

That year's Primetime Emmys were set to air on Sept. 16, 2001, but the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 caused it to be postponed. The awards were postponed a second time after the U.S. launched airstrikes against Afghanistan. The ceremony was eventually held in November, with Ellen Degeneres hosting, but it still marks the first and only time a major awards show had to be postponed twice.

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"Friends"

In the Season 8 episode "The One Where Rachel Tells..." a scene that originally had Chandler joking about a bomb in an airport -- leading to him and Monica getting detained -- was changed following Sept. 11. The scene was reshot with Monica complaining about another newlywed couple that got perks.

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"Friends"

In the Season 8 episode "The One Where Rachel Tells..." a scene that originally had Chandler joking about a bomb in an airport -- leading to him and Monica getting detained -- was changed following Sept. 11. The scene was reshot with Monica complaining about another newlywed couple that got perks.

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"Hannibal"

The Bryan Fuller series about Hannibal Lecter never shied away from gore and viscera, but the show's fourth episode, "Oeuf" was pulled completely from the airwaves. The plot revolved around a woman who was brainwashing children to kill their families. While the episode was set to air in April 2013 -- four months after the Sandy Hook shooting -- NBC delayed airing it indefinitely due to the subject matter. The episode has never aired.

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"Hannibal"

The Bryan Fuller series about Hannibal Lecter never shied away from gore and viscera, but the show's fourth episode, "Oeuf" was pulled completely from the airwaves. The plot revolved around a woman who was brainwashing children to kill their families. While the episode was set to air in April 2013 -- four months after the Sandy Hook shooting -- NBC delayed airing it indefinitely due to the subject matter. The episode has never aired.

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"Castle"

"Castle" made a small change following the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 since the episode "Still" involves the team looking and trying to dismantle a time sensitive bomb. It was eventually switched with the next episode in the lineup, delaying its airing by one week.

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"Castle"

"Castle" made a small change following the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 since the episode "Still" involves the team looking and trying to dismantle a time sensitive bomb. It was eventually switched with the next episode in the lineup, delaying its airing by one week.

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"The Cosby Show"

When the Bill Cosby sexual assault scandal hit a peak in 2015, many networks and people moved quickly to separate themselves from the comedian. This included TV Land, BET, Bounce TV and other networks refusing to air reruns of his sitcom "The Cosby Show." However, the real loss was from NBC, which decided to cancel plans to develop a new Cosby show.

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"The Cosby Show"

When the Bill Cosby sexual assault scandal hit a peak in 2015, many networks and people moved quickly to separate themselves from the comedian. This included TV Land, BET, Bounce TV and other networks refusing to air reruns of his sitcom "The Cosby Show." However, the real loss was from NBC, which decided to cancel plans to develop a new Cosby show.

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"19 Kids and Counting"

Josh Duggar, the eldest of the titular 19 kids, became the focus of a sexual molestation scandal. However, TLC took a few weeks to issue a decision on the reality show's fate. The network eventually decided to cancel the show.

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"19 Kids and Counting"

Josh Duggar, the eldest of the titular 19 kids, became the focus of a sexual molestation scandal. However, TLC took a few weeks to issue a decision on the reality show's fate. The network eventually decided to cancel the show.

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"Mr. Robot"

The Season 1 finale of USA Network's hacker thriller had to be postponed because it contained a scene similar to the events that occurred on the same day. In Roanoke, Va. on Aug. 26, 2015, a former reporter killed two of his colleagues live on air. The shooter died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. In the "Mr. Robot" finale, somebody commits suicide during a broadcast. USA aired the episode the following week.

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"Mr. Robot"

The Season 1 finale of USA Network's hacker thriller had to be postponed because it contained a scene similar to the events that occurred on the same day. In Roanoke, Va. on Aug. 26, 2015, a former reporter killed two of his colleagues live on air. The shooter died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. In the "Mr. Robot" finale, somebody commits suicide during a broadcast. USA aired the episode the following week.

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"Documentary Now!"

An episode of the IFC mockumentary series starring Bill Hader and Fred Armisen was also postponed due to the Roanoke shootings. "Dronez: The Hunt for El Chingon," was about two journalists who decide to track a notorious drug kingpin despite safety concerns. The episode was replaced with "Kunuk" and aired it a week later.

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"Documentary Now!"

An episode of the IFC mockumentary series starring Bill Hader and Fred Armisen was also postponed due to the Roanoke shootings. "Dronez: The Hunt for El Chingon," was about two journalists who decide to track a notorious drug kingpin despite safety concerns. The episode was replaced with "Kunuk" and aired it a week later.

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"The Last Ship"

The Season 3 premiere of "The Last Ship" was postponed following the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. The episode featured a shooting at a Vietnamese nightclub.

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"The Last Ship"

The Season 3 premiere of "The Last Ship" was postponed following the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. The episode featured a shooting at a Vietnamese nightclub.

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"Shooter"

USA Network shelved the series premiere of its Ryan Phillippe-led sniper series "Shooter" for a number of months following a mass shooting in Dallas, Texas, which saw 12 police officers and two civilians shot by a sniper during an otherwise peaceful protest.

 

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"Shooter"

USA Network shelved the series premiere of its Ryan Phillippe-led sniper series "Shooter" for a number of months following a mass shooting in Dallas, Texas, which saw 12 police officers and two civilians shot by a sniper during an otherwise peaceful protest.

 

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Sterling K. Brown Shades Emmys for Cutting Off His Speech but Not ‘Pretty Australian White Women’ (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/sterling-k-brown-emmys-speech-pretty-australian-white-women/ https://www.thewrap.com/sterling-k-brown-emmys-speech-pretty-australian-white-women/#respond Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:12:46 +0000 Beatrice Verhoeven https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1714681

Sterling K. Brown is fully aware his speech was cut short at the Emmys earlier this month — and he’s always fully aware that fellow winner Nicole Kidman’s speech ran considerably longer.

“Look, man, not everybody can be pretty Australian white women who have won Oscars in the past,” the actor told Stephen Colbert on Monday’s “The Late Show,” prompting moans from the studio audience. “Not that I’m blaming her. It’s not her fault.”

At the 2017 Emmys, the “This Is Us” star accepted the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.

Not only was he played off before finishing his remarks, but his microphone was cut. But the same did not happen to Nicole Kidman when she gave her speech for Lead Actress in a Limited Series for HBO’s “Big Little Lies.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, Brown spoke for 1 minute 57 seconds, while Kidman gave thanks for 2 minutes 46 seconds.

But Brown said he has no hard feelings about being cut short at the podium, given that he was able to finish his speech backstage.

Watch the video above.

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‘Veep’ Showrunner Regrets ‘Not Booing and Walking Out’ on Sean Spicer’s Emmys Gag https://www.thewrap.com/sean-spicer-emmys-veep/ https://www.thewrap.com/sean-spicer-emmys-veep/#respond Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:02:59 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1713078 Some people found Sean Spicer’s self-deprecating skit at the Emmys to be funny. “Veep” showrunner David Mandel was not one of them.

“I’m mad at myself for not booing and walking out,” he told EW. “I found it disgusting. Being in a comedy bit does not make him innocent of his crimes … He was up there making light of lies he told the American people.”

Mandel’s star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who on Sunday won her record sixth Emmy award (in six tries) for playing Selina Meyer, saw it the same way.

“I don’t think it’s cute,” she said in the interview. “There’s nothing funny about Sean Spicer and what his actions have been and what his behavior has been about. Period.”

Those two are certainly not alone in that opinion.

During the 69th annual Emmy Awards, host Stephen Colbert called Spicer out to the stage, which got a mixed reaction. The main emotion and response from the room seemed to be shock.

Armed with a Melissa McCarthy-on-“SNL”-esque moving podium, the former White House Press Secretary assured the actors in attendance and the American public at home that these Emmys would be witnessed by the largest audience in history, a play on all that Trump presidential inauguration crowd-size nonsense.

Spoiler alert: much like the Jan. 20, 2017 headcount, this Emmys audience absolutely did not live up to the hype.

Later that night, Mandel’s genius HBO sitcom took home its third-straight Outstanding Comedy Emmy, which probably helped cushion the blow a bit.

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James Woods Defends Dolly Parton Over Anti-Trump Emmys Joke https://www.thewrap.com/james-woods-defends-dolly-parton-over-anti-trump-emmys-joke/ https://www.thewrap.com/james-woods-defends-dolly-parton-over-anti-trump-emmys-joke/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:50:38 +0000 Tim Kenneally https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1711272

Don’t worry, Dolly Parton; James Woods has your back.

Actor and noted conservative Woods came to the defense of country-music legend Parton on Tuesday, after Trump supporters lashed out at her for a joke that was made while she was on stage at Sunday’s Emmys ceremony.

Responding to pro-Trump commenters who expressed disappointment in Parton’s presence during the joke, Woods opined that Parton is “a very sweet person by nature” who was “caught off-guard” during the moment.

“Do not judge @DollyParton because she was caught between two gargoyles. I guarantee she would never have approved that copy ahead of time,” Woods wrote in a series of posts defending the “Jolene” singer.

“She is a very sweet person by nature. I am certain she was so caught off-guard, she was literally speechless,” the actor added.

Woods, who co-starred with Dolly Parton in the 1992 film “Straight Talk,” went on to call Parton “a great, loyal, stand-up American” who was “sandbagged” by the Emmys bit.

During Sunday’s ceremony, Parton reunited with her “9 to 5” co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who took a barely-veiled poke at Trump.

“Back in 1980 in that movie, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot,” Fonda told the crowd.

“And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot,” Tomlin chimed in.

Parton didn’t partake in the joke and in fact seemed to try to deflect away from the topic, saying, “I think that Lily was talking about Mr. Hart. He’s still up to his no-good stuff, right? How about a shout-out for Dabney Coleman out there,” Parton told the crowd, referencing their costar Dabney Coleman and boss character, Franklin Hart Jr.

Parton’s measured response to the joke notwithstanding, she still came under criticism from pro-Trump factions on social media.

“Unfortunate that she stood there silent while Hanoi Jane & Lilly somebody slandered @POTUS,” one Twitter user wrote.

“VERY DISAPPOINTED IN WHAT SHE DID – SILENCE – AND WE HAVE CANCELLED OUR PLANS TO VISIT DOLLYWOOD! WE WERE LONGTIME FANS UNTIL THAT!” another Parton critic weighed in.

Watch the joke and read Woods’ tweets below.

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Michael Rapaport Goes Off on ‘Muffin-Face Motherf—er’ Sean Spicer (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/michael-rapaport-goes-off-on-muffin-face-motherf-ker-sean-spicer-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/michael-rapaport-goes-off-on-muffin-face-motherf-ker-sean-spicer-video/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:32:17 +0000 Tim Kenneally https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1711210 Count Michael Rapaport among the people who were upset about former White House press secretary Sean Spicer appearing at the Emmys on Sunday.

But Rapaport doesn’t only take issue with Spicer — he has a problem with you, Hollywood.

In a video posted Tuesday to promote the newest installment of his “I Am Rapaport” podcast, the “Atypical” star went off on “muffin-face motherf—er” Spicer — and on the Tinseltown denizens who gave him a platform.

“And this muffin-face motherf—er Sean Spicer shows up to the Emmys, and you Hollywood motherf—ers are treating him like it was a character that he was portraying while he was in the White House,” Rapaport continued.

During his vent session, Rapaport worked in a seeming dig at “Late Late Show” host James Corden, who was photographed planting a kiss on Spicer’s cheek.

“That motherf—er was lying on a daily basis! And all of a sudden motherf—ers are ‘ooh’-ing and ‘ahh’-ing and kissing this motherf—er on the cheek and getting selfies from this marshmallow-eating motherf—er Sean Spicer,” Rapaport continued.

The actor wrapped up with a word of advice courtesy of iconic rap group Public Enemy.

“Protect yourself at all times!” Rapaport cautioned. “To quote the great Flavor Flav, ‘Can’t truss it!'”

Watch Rapaport get icy over Spicey in the video.

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James Corden Regrets That Sean Spicer Emmy Smooch: ‘Everyone Was Kissing Ass Last Night’ https://www.thewrap.com/james-corden-sean-spicer-kiss/ https://www.thewrap.com/james-corden-sean-spicer-kiss/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:33:06 +0000 Carli Velocci https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1710845 In his monologue on Monday, “Late Late Show” host James Corden attempted to apologize for kissing Sean Spicer at the Emmy Awards on Sunday — and managed to turn it into another joke.

“Now, I know you think that’s a picture of me kissing Sean Spicer, but in the spirit of Sean Spicer, no it isn’t,” he said on his show Monday night.

In case you missed it, Corden was responding to a photo taken following the Emmys on Sunday in which he can be seen planting one on the cheek of the former White House press secretary who made a surprise cameo during the awards telecast.

“To be fair, everyone was kissing ass last night at the Emmys — I just happened to kiss the biggest one there,” Corden said.

Spicer’s Emmy cameo drew a harsh response online, as did Corden’s offscreen photo.

Corden first tried some self-deprecation to respond to his critics. “I just want to say, I think people are forgetting that this man lied to the American people and should not be embraced. These Hollywood phonies kissing up to Sean Spicer are disgusting. I mean, who did this? Who are we talking about here?”

Then he turned more earnest. “Understandably, some people have been disappointed by this photo. In truth, I’m disappointed by it as well,” he said. “I’ve been reading a lot of harsh comments on Twitter today, and I hear you loud and clear. Truly, I do. So much so that I’m starting to regret that ‘Carpool Karaoke’ that we’ve taped with Steve Bannon. Feels like a mistake today.”

Corden then continued the bit by showing multiple photos of him kissing other celebrities, including Harry Styles, Allison Janney and Daniel Radcliffe.

“Basically what I’m saying is, I need to learn how to shake hands.”

Here were some of the online reactions to Corden’s initial smooch, including a comparison to NBC late-night host Jimmy Fallon’s infamous tussling of Donald Trump’s hair last year.

 

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Emmys Competition for ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Was ‘Like a Quentin Tarantino Movie,’ Hulu Boss Says https://www.thewrap.com/handmaids-tale-emmy-outstanding-drama-hulu-craig-erwich/ https://www.thewrap.com/handmaids-tale-emmy-outstanding-drama-hulu-craig-erwich/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:36:12 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1710544 On Sunday, Hulu became the first streaming service ever to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, thanks to Elisabeth Moss’ excellent “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Last night also marked the latest that Original Content chief Craig Erwich has stayed out in a decade, he told TheWrap. Hey man, you earned it.

We wrangled Hollywood’s (suddenly) most back-slapped television executive for 15 minutes Monday afternoon, and really pestered the tired fella to quantify — or at least, qualify — what this landmark win means for his company.

While Erwich (rightfully) maintained that Hulu was already on the TV landscape’s map ahead of last night, the head honcho allowed that this Emmy thing “might create a larger footprint on the map.”

“The Emmys are world-renowned as validating of your strategy, so that is very meaningful,” he told us.

Especially since Hulu improbably beat league-leader Netflix to such a close-the-show moment, right?

“We really don’t think about it in terms of ‘we beat Netflix,'” he replied to exactly that question. “The competition was so intense last night. I went to the Creative Arts Emmys last week, and every category — I said to someone, ‘It’s like a Quentin Tarantino movie… everyone pulls out a gun.’ There’s no weak links in the nominations.”

OK, fine, so you’re not gonna rub this one in. Be gracious, if you have to.

Ignoring the competition for the rest of our conversation, this reporter really wanted Erwich to predict how much one big flag-planting win could impact Hulu’s subscriber tally, hard numbers that are more valuable than hardware — even the gold-and-black shiny kind.

“We really do think about each of these shows as, hopefully, like — this might be an unfortunate term — a gateway drug to the rest of Hulu,” he said. “The real goal is that they come in to watch ‘Handmaid’s’ and then discover a lot of other shows.”

And that is kind of exactly what “The Handmaid’s Tale” already did for “Harlots,” the latter of which was “not necessarily the biggest show,” in Erwich’s words. Still, the two proved simpatico in terms of audience demos, and the litter sister series piggybacked nicely off of the established and buzzy hit. Replicate that a couple dozen times and you’ve got something.

“We were able to get a lot of people to sample the show and watch the show because of ‘Handmaid’s Tale,'” Erwich explained. “That’s really how you use these things to grow.'”

That’s all well and good, but answer the question, dawg. Is Hulu going to have a material day in terms of newbies pledging you their $7.99/month?

“I anticipate that we’ll have a good day in terms of subscribers,” Erwich relented. “But you have to do that 364 [more] days of the year.”

Thanks! We have our headline. Check out Hulu’s (and everyone else’s) big wins here.

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Sean Spicer ‘Absolutely’ Regrets Slamming Reporters Over Inauguration Crowd Size https://www.thewrap.com/sean-spicer-says-he-absolutely-regrets-slamming-reporters-over-inauguration-crowd-size/ https://www.thewrap.com/sean-spicer-says-he-absolutely-regrets-slamming-reporters-over-inauguration-crowd-size/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:11:56 +0000 Ashley Boucher https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1710504 Sean Spicer made fun of himself during his surprise appearance at the Emmys Sunday night, but the sketch invoked a moment during his tenure as White House Press Secretary that he says he now regrets.

“Of course I do, absolutely,” Spicer told New York Times reporters Monday morning when asked if he regretted berating reporters over accurate accounts of Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd sizes compared to that of Barack Obama’s.

Spicer was also asked if he was worried that Trump would be angry at his parody. “I certainly hope not,” he replied. “This was an attempt to poke a little fun at myself and add a little bit of levity to the event.”

Spicer’s Emmys appearance was shrouded in secrecy leading up to the awards show. He rolled onto the stage at the end of Stephen Colbert’s opening monologue in a nod to Melissa McCarthy’s parody on “Saturday Night Live,” and repeated the phrase he told reporters after Trump’s inauguration.

“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys. Period! Both in person and around the world,” he told the crowd at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles Sunday night. He subbed out one word from the original — adding “Emmys” instead of “inauguration.”

While the crowd at the Emmys loved the surprise appearance, members of the media haven’t been so happy, criticizing Hollywood for inviting a former member of the Trump administration who they say spread dishonesty to the American people.

On his first day as president, Trump slammed the media for underestimating the size of the crowd that attended his inauguration. Spicer backed the president at the time, saying Trump had attracted “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration,” which photographs of the event proved false.

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Emmys Draw 11.38 Million Total Viewers, Even With Last Year’s All-Time Low https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-ratings-total-viewers-2017/ https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-ratings-total-viewers-2017/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:47:17 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1710448 The 69th annual Emmy Awards pulled in 11.38 million total viewers last night, according to Nielsen time zone adjusted fast affiliate ratings. That’s even with last year’s all-time low.

Among adults 18-49, generally the advertiser-coveted demographic, these Emmys had a 2.5 rating. The show got a 2.8 in 2016, meaning the year over year decline was 10.7 percent.

Earlier today, it looked like the 2017 Emmy Awards were on pace to break the record that nobody wants — the one for fewest overall eyeballs. CBS’ awards show was down 2.4 percent in metered market ratings from the prior year, but it adjusted up in terms of the annual comparison.

Stephen Colbert hosted Sunday’s broadcast of the 69th Emmys. In 2016, Jimmy Kimmel had the honors over on ABC.

Sunday belonged to drama newcomer “The Handmaid’s Tale” and comedy staple “Veep,” which took the night’s top awards in their respective genres. See the entire list of winners here.

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Emmys Slip to New All-Time Low in Early TV Ratings https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-record-low-tv-ratings-colbert-cbs/ https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-record-low-tv-ratings-colbert-cbs/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:39:17 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1710405 Last night was huge for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but not so much for CBS.

The 69th annual Emmy Awards dipped 2.4 percent from 2016 to a new all-time low, per Nielsen’s household ratings. This year’s 8.2 rating on CBS is imperfect, however, as six markets in Florida have still not caught up from reporting delays caused by Hurricane Irma.

In other words, we’re going by 50 of the 56 metered-markets at this point. So we’re saying there’s a chance to stay out of the basement, Stephen Colbert — it’s just not a very good one.

Last year, the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted Emmys broadcast on ABC fetched an 8.4 in these early TV ratings, which had set an all-time low of its own. Obviously, that’s being challenged — and likely overtaken — today. Not a bad record to lose, though.

Sunday’s Emmys, which ran just a hair past their planned 11 p.m. ET end time, were drowned in eyeballs by NFL football, which was neither unusual or unexpected. Final numbers are anticipated this afternoon.

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Inside Emmys After-Parties With ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ and Larry David (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/inside-emmys-parties-handmaids-tale-big-little-lies-larry-david-photos/ https://www.thewrap.com/inside-emmys-parties-handmaids-tale-big-little-lies-larry-david-photos/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:34:00 +0000 Mikey Glazer https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1710045 Wading in to the sea of Emmy statues, champagne and flashbulbs, the winners from “Big Little Lies,” “Atlanta,” “Veep,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” soaked in their victories at the Governors Ball, FX and Fox’s party, and HBO’s mega bash amongst others after the Emmys on Sunday night (Sept. 17).Alec Baldwin (with Lorne Michaels at the Governors Ball) had one of the top lines of the telecast: “At long last, here, Mr. President, here is your Emmy.”

Aziz Ansari, double winner Donald Glover, and Steven Colbert connected after the host was relieved from duty. Colbert would go on from the Governors’ Ball to his own private party.

The matching Witherspoon sisters mother and daughter.

Ava, 18, rode shotgun on mom’s producer win for  “Big Little Lies.”

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” has been off the air for so long that it’s possible Larry David’s L.A. basketball allegiances have shifted. Here, “L.D.” poses with Clipper DeAndre Jordan at the HBO party.

A newly reconfigured HBO bash at the Pacific Design Center featured a Chinese motif. A red pagoda covered the dance floor.

As Rihanna’s “Work” blasted, Anna Chlumsky danced her way past the pagoda towards the elaborate HBO photo studio.

When The Party Report spotted Jean-Marc Vallée with a cocktail at HBO, his hands were trophy-free. Where did he drop it off? “I’ve got an assistant!” he reminded us.

The scene outside FX, Fox, and Twentieth TV’s  party at the Vibiana downtown.

Jeff Russo, the “Fargo” composer who won at the Creative Arts Emmysm anchored the show’s table on the courtyard. He ended up as the only victor from Noah Hawley’s third season.

Fox chiefs Gary Newman (far left) and Dana Walden (far right) flank the “This Is Us” trio. Sterling K. Brown revealed that they just wrapped the sixth episode of new season on Friday.

“Big Little Lies” and their statue haul anchored the middle of HBO’s party. Here, Witherspoon celebrates with HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Nicole Kidman. CAA Chief Kevin Huvane and Kidman locked arms as guests flocked to their tables.

Within the orbit of “Big Little Lies,” there was so much gold floating around that the statues were used as seat holders. This pile lurked behind Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes’ social circle.

The multi-hyphenate Donald Glover is now trailblazing new EGOT-style categories: those who have won Emmys and also played Coachella.

A “Seinfeld” reunion at HBO: David and the perennially victorious Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

At the Governors’ Ball, Ryan Michelle Bathe shares a moment with the winner for Lead Actor in a Drama and husband Sterling K. Brown.

Winners (and losers) sipped Ferrari Trento bubbly, which popped 3,500 bottles and poured 30,000 glasses over the course of the three Emmys Governors Balls.

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Emmys: Celebrating at the After Parties with ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Big Little Lies,’ and Larry David (Photos)

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Wading in to the sea of Emmy statues, champagne, and flashbulbs, the winners from "Big Little Lies," "Atlanta," "Veep," and "The Handmaid's Tale" soaked in their victories at the Governors Ball, FX and Fox's party, and HBO's mega bash amongst others after the Emmys on Sunday night (Sept. 17).

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Old friends are the best friends: Peggy Olson and Don Draper share one more victorious Emmy night at Hulu's bash for Elisabeth Moss and "The Handmaid's Tale" at Otium downtown. 

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Old friends are the best friends: Peggy Olson and Don Draper share one more victorious Emmy night at Hulu's bash for Elisabeth Moss and "The Handmaid's Tale" at Otium downtown. 

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Alec Baldwin (with Lorne Michaels at the Governors Ball) had one of the top lines of the telecast: "At long last, here, Mr. President, here is your Emmy."

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Alec Baldwin (with Lorne Michaels at the Governors Ball) had one of the top lines of the telecast: "At long last, here, Mr. President, here is your Emmy."

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Aziz Ansari, double winner Donald Glover, and Steven Colbert connect after the host was relieved from duty. Colbert would go on from the Governors' Ball to his own party at Beauty & Essex.

 

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Aziz Ansari, double winner Donald Glover, and Steven Colbert connect after the host was relieved from duty. Colbert would go on from the Governors' Ball to his own party at Beauty & Essex.

 

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The matching Witherspoons alert! Daughter Ava, 18, rode shotgun on mom Reese's producer win for  "Big Little Lies." 

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The matching Witherspoons alert! Daughter Ava, 18, rode shotgun on mom Reese's producer win for  "Big Little Lies." 

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"Curb Your Enthusiasm" has been off the air for so long that it's possible Larry David's L.A. basketball allegiances have shifted. Here, "L.D." poses with Clipper DeAndre Jordan at the HBO party.

 

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"Curb Your Enthusiasm" has been off the air for so long that it's possible Larry David's L.A. basketball allegiances have shifted. Here, "L.D." poses with Clipper DeAndre Jordan at the HBO party.

 

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A newly reconfigured HBO bash at the Pacific Design Center featured a Chinese motif. A red pagoda covered the dance floor. As Rihanna's "Work" blasted, Anna Chlumsky danced her way past the pagoda towards the elaborate HBO photo studio.

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A newly reconfigured HBO bash at the Pacific Design Center featured a Chinese motif. A red pagoda covered the dance floor. As Rihanna's "Work" blasted, Anna Chlumsky danced her way past the pagoda towards the elaborate HBO photo studio.

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When The Party Report spotted Jean-Marc Vallée with a cocktail at HBO, his hands were trophy-free. Where did he drop it off? "I've got an assistant!" he told us. 

 

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When The Party Report spotted Jean-Marc Vallée with a cocktail at HBO, his hands were trophy-free. Where did he drop it off? "I've got an assistant!" he told us. 

 

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The scene outside FX, Fox, and Twentieth TV's  party at the Vibiana downtown where Heinekens flowed to wash down Key Lime and Banana Foster Tarts. Jeff Russo, the "Fargo" composer who won at the Creative Arts Emmys anchored the show's table on the courtyard. He ended up as the only victor from Noah Hawley's third season.

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The scene outside FX, Fox, and Twentieth TV's  party at the Vibiana downtown where Heinekens flowed to wash down Key Lime and Banana Foster Tarts. Jeff Russo, the "Fargo" composer who won at the Creative Arts Emmys anchored the show's table on the courtyard. He ended up as the only victor from Noah Hawley's third season.

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Fox chiefs Gary Newman (far left) and Dana Walden (far right) flank the "This Is Us" trio. Sterling K. Brown revealed that they just wrapped the sixth episode of the upcoming season on Friday.  

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Fox chiefs Gary Newman (far left) and Dana Walden (far right) flank the "This Is Us" trio. Sterling K. Brown revealed that they just wrapped the sixth episode of the upcoming season on Friday.  

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"Big Little Lies" and their statue haul anchored the middle of HBO's party. Here, Witherspoon celebrates with HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Nicole Kidman. CAA Chief Kevin Huvane and Kidman locked arms as guests flocked to their tables. 

 

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"Big Little Lies" and their statue haul anchored the middle of HBO's party. Here, Witherspoon celebrates with HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Nicole Kidman. CAA Chief Kevin Huvane and Kidman locked arms as guests flocked to their tables. 

 

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Within the orbit of "Big Little Lies," there was so much gold floating around that the statues were used as seat holders. This pile lurked behind Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes' social circle.

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Within the orbit of "Big Little Lies," there was so much gold floating around that the statues were used as seat holders. This pile lurked behind Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes' social circle.

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After making history with his directing win, the multi-hyphenate Donald Glover is now trailblazing new EGOT-style categories: those who have won Emmys and also played Coachella.

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After making history with his directing win, the multi-hyphenate Donald Glover is now trailblazing new EGOT-style categories: those who have won Emmys and also played Coachella.

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A "Seinfeld" reunion at HBO: David and the perennially victorious Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

 

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A "Seinfeld" reunion at HBO: David and the perennially victorious Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

 

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At the Governors' Ball, Ryan Michelle Bathe shares a moment with the winner for Lead Actor in a Drama and husband Sterling K. Brown. Winners (and losers) sipped Ferrari Trento bubbly, which popped 3,500 bottles and poured 30,000 glasses over the course of the three Emmys Governors Balls.

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At the Governors' Ball, Ryan Michelle Bathe shares a moment with the winner for Lead Actor in a Drama and husband Sterling K. Brown. Winners (and losers) sipped Ferrari Trento bubbly, which popped 3,500 bottles and poured 30,000 glasses over the course of the three Emmys Governors Balls.

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Now we know what those "Netflix is a Joke" billboards all over Los Angeles were for: Netflix flexing its trophy case of legendary standups coming to the streaming service.  At the Netflix post-party, James Corden and Dave Chappelle sandwich Ted Sarandos.

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Now we know what those "Netflix is a Joke" billboards all over Los Angeles were for: Netflix flexing its trophy case of legendary standups coming to the streaming service.  At the Netflix post-party, James Corden and Dave Chappelle sandwich Ted Sarandos.

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Nobody smokes at industry parties anymore - at least not on camera. 

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Nobody smokes at industry parties anymore - at least not on camera. 

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Jeffrey Tambor crosses party lines from Amazon to Netflix, joining their celebration at Neuehouse. That's "Stranger Things'" David Harbour on the left. Both of these gents lost on Sunday night.

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Jeffrey Tambor crosses party lines from Amazon to Netflix, joining their celebration at Neuehouse. That's "Stranger Things'" David Harbour on the left. Both of these gents lost on Sunday night.

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FX's Nick Grad and Eric Schrier share the wins with Glover at the Vibiana.

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FX's Nick Grad and Eric Schrier share the wins with Glover at the Vibiana.

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Trump Rebuked: These Emmys Were for You, Mr. President https://www.thewrap.com/these-emmy-awards-were-for-you-mr-president/ https://www.thewrap.com/these-emmy-awards-were-for-you-mr-president/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:20:36 +0000 Steve Pond https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1710183 When Alec Baldwin won the Emmy on Sunday night for portraying Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” this season, he used his speech to take notice of the president’s fruitless quest to ever win an Emmy for his show “The Apprentice.”

“At long last, here, Mr. President, is your Emmy,” Baldwin said.

But in truth, Mr. President, most of Sunday night’s Emmy show was for you.

After all, this might well have been the most political Emmys show ever, with win after win going to shows dealing explicitly or implicitly with politics — racial politics, sexual politics, every kind of politics.

The Outstanding Drama Series victory for “The Handmaid’s Tale?” The show is a potent allegory about a dystopian future where religious conservatives hold power and women are brutally subjugated — and when the first trailers dropped for the show months ago, they were met with immediate criticisms from conservatives who thought it was taking shots at Trump. (Author Margaret Atwood pointed out that she wrote the novel in the 1980s, to little avail.)

The comedy-series win for “Veep,” and the sixth consecutive win for its leading lady Julia Louis-Dreyfus? How could a story about rampant ineptitude in Washington not be timely?

The four awards won by “Saturday Night Live,” including its first series award since 1993? Those never would have happened if this hadn’t been the season that “SNL” spent leading up to, and then reacting to, the presidential election.

The two awards for Donald Glover? The star, creator and director of the offbeat but politicized comedy “Atlanta” said it himself: “I want to thank Trump for making black people No. 1 on the most oppressed list. He’s the reason I’m probably up here.”

The two awards for “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver?” Chalk it up to to his political acuity, though in fairness he was competing against a bunch of people — Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher — who were equally outspoken.

Even the other award-winning shows could be seen to strike a blow for tolerance and acceptance: “Big Little Lies” was a rare show dominated by women and dealing in part with abuse; “Black Mirror” used its “Twlight Zone”-style approach to tell an LGBT story; “The Night Of” dealt with Islamaphobia and incarceration; “Master of None” won the first comedy writing Emmy that ever went to an African-American woman.

If you were looking for an Emmy that had nothing to do with politics, I suppose you could point to the reality-show victory of “The Voice” over “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” or John Lithgow’s win for “The Crown.”

But overall, this Emmys show was aimed squarely at the occupant of the White House, from host Stephen Colbert’s opening shots to “The Handmaid’s Tale’s” final victory three hours later.

It celebrated minority voices in a way that the Emmys have been doing in recent years, gave numerous awards to shows fronted by and giving voice to powerful women, and offered a racially, sexually and culturally diverse view of America that could be seen as a direct affront to today’s political climate in the guise of an awards show.

Granted, Emmy voters have never particularly liked Trump, even when he was on television himself, stewing (and tweeting) over the fact that “The Apprentice” was regularly beaten out by “The Amazing Race” in the reality-competition category.

But they really haven’t liked him since he became president — and if that puts them at odds with some of the viewers they’re hoping to lure to their TV shows, so be it.

You could say that the tone for this television season was set by election coverage and then by “Saturday Night Live,” late-night shows from Colbert, John Oliver, Bill Maher and others and fictional shows like “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Atlanta” – and that’s certainly what this Emmy show suggested.

“Stranger Things” might have been one of the season’s hot shows, but it wasn’t the message Emmy voters were looking to send. “Westworld” may have been dazzling, but it wasn’t timely. “Feud: Bette and Joan” may have been entertaining, but what did it tell us about today?

It wasn’t a surprise, really, that Emmy voters went this way. “The Handmaid’s Tale” wasn’t a complete surprise by any means: It went into the show in what was thought to be a neck-and-neck battle with “This Is Us” and “Stranger Things” to become only the fourth first-year show in 20 years to win the big prize.

And for most of the night, the winners were pre-show favorites: Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon from “SNL,” Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern from “Big Little Lies,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus and “Veep.”

It wasn’t until 85 minutes and 11 awards into the show before the first result that could be considered an upset, when Ann Dowd won the supporting-drama award for “The Handmaid’s Tale” over Chrissy Metz for “This Is Us” and Millie Bobby Brown for “Stranger Things.”

And with that, voters made it clear: They were sending a message.

Were you listening, Mr. President?

And more to the point, will you have something to say about this tomorrow morning on Twitter?

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Female-Fronted Shows Crushed It at the Emmys https://www.thewrap.com/female-fronted-shows-emmys-the-handmaids-tale-big-little-lies-veep/ https://www.thewrap.com/female-fronted-shows-emmys-the-handmaids-tale-big-little-lies-veep/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:12:16 +0000 Carli Velocci https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1710160 The 69th annual Emmy awards was a big one for women, as female-fronted shows swept major categories, with big wins for three shows celebrated for having unexpected relevance to current events.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” was the big winner Sunday night, taking home the Best Drama series prize, but also numerous other awards, including Lead Actress (Elisabeth Moss) and Supporting Actress (Ann Dowd) in a Drama, Best Writing and Best Directing, among others.

In total, “Handmaid’s Tale” won seven awards out of the 11 nominations it received. Six women took home prizes, including Alexis Bledel for Guest Actress, Reed Morano for directing, and Julie Berghoff and Sophie Neudorfer for production design.

Close behind it was “Big Little Lies,” which swept the Limited Series or TV Movie categories. The HBO drama features an all-star cast of women including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Dern, and netted three acting awards for Kidman, Dern and Alexander Skarsgard. Overall, it was nominated for 10 and won six. “Big Little Lies” beat out other shows like “Feud: Bette and Joan,” which also netted multiple nominations for its female cast members.

And HBO’s “Veep” also won big, continuing its long run of success. Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for the sixth time in a row, giving her the record for most primetime wins for the same role, and tied for the most-ever primetime acting wins. And the show itself, which skewers the American political system while following the struggles of failed presidential candidate Selina Meyer, took home Outstanding Comedy Series for the third year in a row.

“Handmaid’s Tale,” about a dystopia where women are stripped of all their rights and forced into what amounts to reproductive slavery, was cited as especially relevant in 2017. Showrunner Bruce Miller acknowledged that fact early on while talking to reporters after his Best Writing win. “Nowadays people are worried they live in a society where big things happening… such a terrible oppressive situation and still find ways to rebel,” he said.

Later on, when accepting the award for Best Drama at the end of the night, Miller was even more direct; “Go home and get to work, we have a lot of things to fight for,” he said.

“Big Little Lies,” on the other hand, touches upon some serious subjects such as rape and domestic abuse. It’s also been praised for depicting strong relationships between women.

Each of the actors on the HBO show have gone on record about the complexity of their characters and how the show has presented amazing opportunities for them as actresses.

“Thank God we’re seeing more and more women,” Dern said backstage to reporters after her win. “Revolution creates voice and voice is exciting… It’s a beautiful time to be female.”

Witherspoon added during the acceptance speech that it’s been “an incredible year for women in television and women getting to tell their own stories.”

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2017 Emmy Firsts: From Lena Waithe to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/2017-emmy-firsts-photos/ https://www.thewrap.com/2017-emmy-firsts-photos/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:32:38 +0000 Carli Velocci https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1709797 With every major awards show comes some noteworthy firsts. Whether it was an actor getting a long overdue trophy or somebody making history, there were plenty of them at the 69th Emmy Awards Sunday night.

Laura Dern’s first Emmy win

The actress had been nominated six times for an Emmy (beginning in 1992), but this was her first win. She got the trophy for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie for her role as Renata in “Big Little Lies.”

First black man to win for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy

Glover won his first Emmy award of the night for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy for “Atlanta,” but he also made history by being the first black man to win in that category. He took the stage later for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. This was also his first Emmy ceremony as a nominee.

Bruce Miller

The showrunner for “The Handmaid’s Tale” earned his first nomination for writing in a drama series and took home the trophy. It was also the first award the Hulu drama took home Sunday night.

First time we’ve seen Stephen Colbert’s butt

When you get diagnosed at Westworld you have to strip down, so I guess it was mandatory.

Alexander Skarsgård’s first Emmy win

The actor, who previously graced our small screens on “True Blood” won his first Emmy for his work as the abusive and troubled husband of Nicole Kidman in “Big Little Lies.” It was also his first nominations.

Ann Dowd’s first Emmy win

The character actress had a stellar year with two Emmy nominations for “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Leftovers.” Dowd won her first Emmy ever as Aunt Lydia in the Hulu drama, beating out strong contenders like costar Samira Wiley.

First black woman to win for comedy writing

Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe won for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for the “Master of None” episode “Thanksgiving,” but it was Waithe who conceived of the idea and made the acceptance speech. She was the first black woman to get nominated in her category and now, is the first to win.

Riz Ahmed also makes acting history

For his role on “The Night Of,” Riz Ahmed was awarded the Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie award. However, he also became the first man of Asian descent to win in a major acting category.

“Black Mirror” gets its first Emmys

Since the show made it over to Netflix in Season 3, it finally qualified for the Primetime Emmys. It was nominated for three and won two awards, both for the excellent and heartbreaking “San Junipero.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ record

The actress broke records last year with her win, but broke even more this year by collecting the most Emmys won by a single performer for one role. This is her sixth win for her work on “Veep.”

Nicole Kidman gets her first Emmy

The actress has won an Oscar and two Golden Globes but with “Big Little Lies,” she landed her first Emmy nomination — and win.

Elisabeth Moss finally wins one

The actress had been nominated eight times before, but she finally won an Emmy statue for “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Hulu becomes an Emmy player

With “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu entered itself as a major awards contender. The series won for Best Drama, the first Hulu original to do so. It also swept many other categories Sunday night.

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https://www.thewrap.com/2017-emmy-firsts-photos/feed/ 0 Every major awards show boasts some major firsts, from actors getting long overdue trophies to people making history. There were plenty of major firsts at the 69th Emmy Awards Sunday night.

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Every major awards show boasts some major firsts, from actors getting long overdue trophies to people making history. There were plenty of major firsts at the 69th Emmy Awards Sunday night.

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Laura Dern's first Emmy win

The Dern-aissance is indeed upon us. The actress had been nominated six times for an Emmy (beginning in 1992), but this was her first win. She got the trophy for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie for her role as Renata in "Big Little Lies." 

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Laura Dern's first Emmy win

The Dern-aissance is indeed upon us. The actress had been nominated six times for an Emmy (beginning in 1992), but this was her first win. She got the trophy for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie for her role as Renata in "Big Little Lies." 

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First African-American man to win for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy

Glover won his first Emmy award of the night for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy for "Atlanta," but he also made history by being the first African-American man to win in that category. He took the stage later for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. This was also his first Emmy ceremony as a nominee.

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First African-American man to win for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy

Glover won his first Emmy award of the night for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy for "Atlanta," but he also made history by being the first African-American man to win in that category. He took the stage later for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. This was also his first Emmy ceremony as a nominee.

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Bruce Miller's first win

The showrunner for "The Handmaid's Tale" earned his first nomination for writing in a drama series and took home the trophy. It was also the first award the Hulu drama took home Sunday night.

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Bruce Miller's first win

The showrunner for "The Handmaid's Tale" earned his first nomination for writing in a drama series and took home the trophy. It was also the first award the Hulu drama took home Sunday night.

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First time we've seen Stephen Colbert's butt

When you get diagnosed at Westworld you have to strip down, so I guess it was mandatory.

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First time we've seen Stephen Colbert's butt

When you get diagnosed at Westworld you have to strip down, so I guess it was mandatory.

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Alexander Skarsgård's first Emmy win

The actor, who previously graced our small screens on "True Blood," won his first Emmy for his work as the abusive and troubled husband of Nicole Kidman in "Big Little Lies." It was also his first nomination.

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Alexander Skarsgård's first Emmy win

The actor, who previously graced our small screens on "True Blood," won his first Emmy for his work as the abusive and troubled husband of Nicole Kidman in "Big Little Lies." It was also his first nomination.

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Ann Dowd's first Emmy win

The character actress had a stellar year with two Emmy nominations for "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Leftovers." Dowd won her first Emmy ever as Aunt Lydia in the Hulu drama, beating out strong contenders like costar Samira Wiley.

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Ann Dowd's first Emmy win

The character actress had a stellar year with two Emmy nominations for "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Leftovers." Dowd won her first Emmy ever as Aunt Lydia in the Hulu drama, beating out strong contenders like costar Samira Wiley.

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First African-American woman to win for comedy writing

Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe won for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for the "Master of None" episode "Thanksgiving," but it was Waithe who conceived of the idea and made the acceptance speech. She was the first Black woman to get nominated in her category and now, is the first to win.

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First African-American woman to win for comedy writing

Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe won for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for the "Master of None" episode "Thanksgiving," but it was Waithe who conceived of the idea and made the acceptance speech. She was the first Black woman to get nominated in her category and now, is the first to win.

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Riz Ahmed also makes acting history

For his role on "The Night Of," Riz Ahmed was awarded the Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie award. However, he also became the first man of Asian descent to win in a major acting category. It was also his first Emmy win.

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Riz Ahmed also makes acting history

For his role on "The Night Of," Riz Ahmed was awarded the Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie award. However, he also became the first man of Asian descent to win in a major acting category. It was also his first Emmy win.

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"Black Mirror" gets its first Emmys

Since the show made it over to Netflix in Season 3, it finally qualified for the Primetime Emmys. It was nominated for three and won two awards, both for the excellent and heartbreaking "San Junipero."

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"Black Mirror" gets its first Emmys

Since the show made it over to Netflix in Season 3, it finally qualified for the Primetime Emmys. It was nominated for three and won two awards, both for the excellent and heartbreaking "San Junipero."

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus' record

The actress broke records last year with her win, but broke even more this year by collecting the most Emmys won by a single performer for one role. This is her sixth win for her work on "Veep." It's also her seventh win in the Best Actress in a Comedy Series category (also a record).

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus' record

The actress broke records last year with her win, but broke even more this year by collecting the most Emmys won by a single performer for one role. This is her sixth win for her work on "Veep." It's also her seventh win in the Best Actress in a Comedy Series category (also a record).

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Nicole Kidman gets her first Emmy

The actress has won an Oscar and two Golden Globes but with "Big Little Lies," she landed her first Emmy nomination -- and win.

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Nicole Kidman gets her first Emmy

The actress has won an Oscar and two Golden Globes but with "Big Little Lies," she landed her first Emmy nomination -- and win.

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Elisabeth Moss finally wins one

The actress had been nominated eight times before, but she finally won an Emmy statue for "The Handmaid's Tale."

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Elisabeth Moss finally wins one

The actress had been nominated eight times before, but she finally won an Emmy statue for "The Handmaid's Tale."

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Hulu becomes an Emmy player

With "The Handmaid's Tale," Hulu entered itself as a major awards contender. The series won for Best Drama, the first Hulu original to do so. It also swept many other categories Sunday night.

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Hulu becomes an Emmy player

With "The Handmaid's Tale," Hulu entered itself as a major awards contender. The series won for Best Drama, the first Hulu original to do so. It also swept many other categories Sunday night.

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Emmys Backstage: Laura Dern on Her Amazing Year and ‘Great Good Fortune’ https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-laura-dern-big-little-lies/ https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-laura-dern-big-little-lies/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:16:56 +0000 Carli Velocci and Ashley Boucher https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1710120 Laura Dern won an Emmy Sunday for her performance as the strained, intense suburban housewife Renata on “Big Little Lies,” but it’s only a cap on an already excellent year for the actress.

We’ve talked before about how this is Dern’s year thanks in part to her performance on “Big Little Lies,” but also her recent turn in “Twin Peaks: The Return.”

When asked about her year, the winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie could only call out her luck.

“Well I have zero explanation except just great good fortune and directors who I consider my family, like Jean Marc Vallee, and we just continue the party like David Lynch,” Dern told reporters following her Emmy win.

She also gave some advice to people who hope to have as good a year as her, and it includes “finding your tribe and sticking with it,” and always looking to “play different complicated, interesting, exciting characters.”

“It’s a dream come true,” she added.

She wasn’t the only “Big Little Lies” actor to earn accolades Sunday night. Alexander Skarsgard and Nicole Kidman both won for their performances. The show, which also won for Outstanding Limited Series, has received praise for its portrayal of women and its numerous complex female characters.

“Thank God we’re seeing more and more women,” Dern said. “Revolution creates voice and voice is exciting… It’s a beautiful time to be female.”

As for the question on everybody’s lips — whether there will be a Season 2 — Dern said it’s up to original book author Liane Moriarty. Either way, Moriarty has created a special world.

“Let’s start with Liane Moriarty’s words. She created these characters that were adapted so brilliantly, so such a thank you to her and an endless thank you to our producers,” Dern said. “I’m so moved by what Liane and David [E. Kelley] and Jean Marc did with ‘Big Little Lies….’ I think the show was delicious to watch and fun to get inside of and that was such a blessing but it was speaking so directly to… sticking up for yourself.. I feel very proud.”

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Laura Dern Says 'There's Talk' About 'Big Little Lies' Season 2

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Emmys 2017 Fashion Ranked, Worst to Best (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-2017-fashion-ranked-worst-to-best-photos/ https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-2017-fashion-ranked-worst-to-best-photos/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:40:21 +0000 Beatrice Verhoeven and Rasha Ali https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1709993 Carrie Coon

Coon’s dress did not flatter her body at all and the haircut she decided to sport made “The Leftovers” star look much older than she is.

Amanda Crew

Not only did the color not work, but the dress left nothing to the imagination as it exposed basically her entire torso. Didn’t really work. At all.

Kathryn Hahn

This shapeless polka dot dress is going to be a no for us.

Anna Chlumsky

The color didn’t really do much for Chlumsky and the dress itself was kind of distracting.

Rachel Bloom

Ugh. It’s like one of those awkward grandma dresses.

Ariel Winter

Winter never really cares what people say about her, and she definitely makes another statement with the dress she wore to the Emmys.

Heidi Klum

Meh. The top model didn’t really bring her A-game this time. She wore a pretty boring dress and matched it with tribal bangles… it just didn’t go together.

Jane Fonda

Don’t get us wrong, Jane Fonda does and always will look amazing. But the dress and the hairstyle weren’t really age appropriate and is very different from her usual classy style.

Reese Witherspoon

Witherspoon looked like she was going to a business meeting instead of an awards show.

Sofia Vergara

Beautiful as always and her white dress accentuated her curves, but it was nothing new.

 

 

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https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-2017-fashion-ranked-worst-to-best-photos/feed/ 0 Carrie Coon. 

Coon’s dress did not flatter her body at all and the haircut she decided to sport made “The Leftovers” star look much older than she is.

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Carrie Coon. 

Coon’s dress did not flatter her body at all and the haircut she decided to sport made “The Leftovers” star look much older than she is.

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Amanda Crew. 

Not only did the color not work, but the dress left nothing to the imagination as it exposed basically her entire torso. Didn't really work. At all.

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Amanda Crew. 

Not only did the color not work, but the dress left nothing to the imagination as it exposed basically her entire torso. Didn't really work. At all.

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Kathryn Hahn. 

This shapeless polka dot dress is going to be a no for us. 

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Kathryn Hahn. 

This shapeless polka dot dress is going to be a no for us. 

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Ariel Winter. 

Winter never really cares what people say about her, and she definitely makes another statement with the dress she wore to the Emmys.

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Ariel Winter. 

Winter never really cares what people say about her, and she definitely makes another statement with the dress she wore to the Emmys.

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Brandon Flynn. 

His suit ensemble was put together a little too carelessly. The shoes were too casual and the tie was awful.

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Brandon Flynn. 

His suit ensemble was put together a little too carelessly. The shoes were too casual and the tie was awful.

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Heidi Klum. 

Meh. The top model didn't really bring her A-game this time. She wore a pretty boring dress and matched it with tribal bangles… it just didn’t go together.

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Heidi Klum. 

Meh. The top model didn't really bring her A-game this time. She wore a pretty boring dress and matched it with tribal bangles… it just didn’t go together.

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Claire Foy. 

You could argue her look was pretty timeless, but her jumpsuit just looked way too casual for an occasion like the Emmys.

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Claire Foy. 

You could argue her look was pretty timeless, but her jumpsuit just looked way too casual for an occasion like the Emmys.

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Anna Chlumsky. 

The color didn't really do much for Chlumsky and the dress itself was kind of distracting.

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Anna Chlumsky. 

The color didn't really do much for Chlumsky and the dress itself was kind of distracting.

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Rachel Bloom. 

It's like one of those awkward grandma dresses.

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Rachel Bloom. 

It's like one of those awkward grandma dresses.

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Jane Fonda. 

Don’t get us wrong, Jane Fonda does and always will look amazing. But the dress and the hairstyle weren't really age appropriate and is very different from her usual classy style.

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Jane Fonda. 

Don’t get us wrong, Jane Fonda does and always will look amazing. But the dress and the hairstyle weren't really age appropriate and is very different from her usual classy style.

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Mackenzie Davis. 

This lime green and ivory ensemble was just a complete eye sore.

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Mackenzie Davis. 

This lime green and ivory ensemble was just a complete eye sore.

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Reese Witherspoon. 

Witherspoon looked like she was going to a business meeting instead of an awards show.

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Reese Witherspoon. 

Witherspoon looked like she was going to a business meeting instead of an awards show.

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Tracee Ellis Ross. 

The dress kind of just ballooned out way too much at the bottom, which lost us.

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Tracee Ellis Ross. 

The dress kind of just ballooned out way too much at the bottom, which lost us.

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Deon Cole.  

We don't know what he was thinking with this plaid suit, but it's a no.

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Deon Cole.  

We don't know what he was thinking with this plaid suit, but it's a no.

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Mandy Moore. 

It looked like a prom dress turned cake topper gone wrong.

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Mandy Moore. 

It looked like a prom dress turned cake topper gone wrong.

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Sarah Hyland. 

Hyland is of course beautiful, but this dress looked a little too casual for the Emmys.

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Sarah Hyland. 

Hyland is of course beautiful, but this dress looked a little too casual for the Emmys.

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Kate McKinnon. 

McKinnon’s dress was just okay. It fit her well, but we felt like we’ve seen this look on her before.

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Kate McKinnon. 

McKinnon’s dress was just okay. It fit her well, but we felt like we’ve seen this look on her before.

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Laura Dern. 

We loved the top part of the dress but wished it would've just continued to the bottom of the dress. Instead, it went downhill from there.

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Laura Dern. 

We loved the top part of the dress but wished it would've just continued to the bottom of the dress. Instead, it went downhill from there.

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Elisabeth Moss. 

Yeah, it’s a pretty dress, but it’s kind of boring. We wish Moss would’ve just spiced things up a bit.

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Elisabeth Moss. 

Yeah, it’s a pretty dress, but it’s kind of boring. We wish Moss would’ve just spiced things up a bit.

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Sofia Vergara. 

Beautiful as always and her white dress accentuated her curves, but it was nothing new.

 

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Sofia Vergara. 

Beautiful as always and her white dress accentuated her curves, but it was nothing new.

 

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Padma Lakshmi. 

Her pink strapless mermaid gown was stunning, but nothing super extraordinary.

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Padma Lakshmi. 

Her pink strapless mermaid gown was stunning, but nothing super extraordinary.

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Millie Bobby Brown. 

Just adorable!

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Millie Bobby Brown. 

Just adorable!

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Jeremy Maguire. 

What a cutie pie, and we loved his little cape!

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Jeremy Maguire. 

What a cutie pie, and we loved his little cape!

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Gaten Matarazzo. 

We loved the three-piece suit and the pocket square – the only thing that didn't really work were the black shoes.

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Gaten Matarazzo. 

We loved the three-piece suit and the pocket square – the only thing that didn't really work were the black shoes.

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Shailene Woodley. 

Her velvet green gown and blonde hair really complemented each other. She looked great.

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Shailene Woodley. 

Her velvet green gown and blonde hair really complemented each other. She looked great.

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Yvonne Strahovski. 

The “Handmaid’s Tale” star looked timeless and stunning.

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Yvonne Strahovski. 

The “Handmaid’s Tale” star looked timeless and stunning.

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Donald Glover. 

He decided to rock a purple suit and we're here for it.

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Donald Glover. 

He decided to rock a purple suit and we're here for it.

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Tituss Burgess. 

The pop of gold is so Tituss and so great.

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Tituss Burgess. 

The pop of gold is so Tituss and so great.

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Judith Light. 

This woman is a beauty beyond time. Everything, from her makeup to her dress to her stance, looked perfect.

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Judith Light. 

This woman is a beauty beyond time. Everything, from her makeup to her dress to her stance, looked perfect.

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Matt Bomer. 

When has Matt Bomer ever not looked good? Once again, he killed it with his Emmys look.

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Matt Bomer. 

When has Matt Bomer ever not looked good? Once again, he killed it with his Emmys look.

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Michelle Pfeiffer. 

The “mother!” star stunned on the red carpet in a black lace gown. LOVE.

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Michelle Pfeiffer. 

The “mother!” star stunned on the red carpet in a black lace gown. LOVE.

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Caleb McLaughlin. 

What a stylish young fella the “Stranger Things” cast member is! While everyone went for a black or navy suit, McLaughlin went for the boldest of the bold look and we’re totally here for it.

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Caleb McLaughlin. 

What a stylish young fella the “Stranger Things” cast member is! While everyone went for a black or navy suit, McLaughlin went for the boldest of the bold look and we’re totally here for it.

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Thandie Newton. 

Her strapless blush colored gown was just PERFECT. Made her look like the queen she is.

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Thandie Newton. 

Her strapless blush colored gown was just PERFECT. Made her look like the queen she is.

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Gina Rodriguez. 

Rodriguez looked flawless in the red embroidered gown that had a plunging neckline. Her hair was pulled back to expose her décolleté and we’re totally here for this look.

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Gina Rodriguez. 

Rodriguez looked flawless in the red embroidered gown that had a plunging neckline. Her hair was pulled back to expose her décolleté and we’re totally here for this look.

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Laverne Cox. 

When has Laverne Cox ever not slayed?

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Laverne Cox. 

When has Laverne Cox ever not slayed?

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Angela Sarafyan. 

Her bold yellow dress was all kinds of beautiful and hugged her body perfectly. The off-the-shoulder look with puffy sleeves was a gorgeous touch.

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Angela Sarafyan. 

Her bold yellow dress was all kinds of beautiful and hugged her body perfectly. The off-the-shoulder look with puffy sleeves was a gorgeous touch.

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Tessa Thompson. 

Her metallic multi-colored flare out dress stole the red carpet -- she really strayed from the usual array of boring Emmy gowns and won.

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Tessa Thompson. 

Her metallic multi-colored flare out dress stole the red carpet -- she really strayed from the usual array of boring Emmy gowns and won.

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Felicity Huffman. 

What a timeless gown. And the exposed back just added that extra touch of glam. The actress simply looked stunning.

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Felicity Huffman. 

What a timeless gown. And the exposed back just added that extra touch of glam. The actress simply looked stunning.

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Leslie Jones. 

Jones’ sparkly black dress made her look like an elegant queen. The sheer panels and thigh high split added a touch of sexy.

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Leslie Jones. 

Jones’ sparkly black dress made her look like an elegant queen. The sheer panels and thigh high split added a touch of sexy.

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Yara Shahidi. 

YAAAASSSSS!!! She can do no wrong. 

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Yara Shahidi. 

YAAAASSSSS!!! She can do no wrong. 

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Emmys Backstage: Bruce Miller Talks Trump’s Effect on ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-backstage-bruce-miller-handmaids-tale/ https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-backstage-bruce-miller-handmaids-tale/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:29:15 +0000 Carli Velocci and Ashley Boucher https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1710064 While “The Handmaid’s Tale” was first published in 1985, viewers of the Hulu series based on the novel couldn’t help notice the current parallels, especially following the election of Donald Trump and the backlash against immigrants in countries like the UK.

Series showrunner Bruce Miller, who won his first Emmy for outstanding writing for a drama series for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” said that people can’t help and see those similarities, even if the story wasn’t written in 2017. 

“Everything that happened in the novel happened somewhere in the world to women,” Miller told reporters after his win.

Of course, the show was set in our current era, which helped quite a bit.

“The whole show is set in our time. It makes sense to have a show like that that,” he added. “You just want it to be as terrifying as possible and that comes from it being as relatable as possible.”

It’s part of the reason why the show resonated with so many people.

“The book had exactly the same kind of following,” he said. “Begging Margaret Atwood to tell us more shows that the books have been magnetic.”

Miller and the rest of the cast and crew have spoken about how the show became politically relevant in the age of Trump and Miller touched upon that as well.

“Nowadays people are worried they live in a society where big things happening… such a terrible oppressive situation and still find ways to rebel,” he said.

The show has been picked up for a second season. The first wasn’t written with Trump and the current political age in mind and the second season won’t be either, but Miller added that it’s impossible to not even be thinking about it.

“Its kind of on an unconscious level,” he said when asked if Season 2 would feature any current parallels. “We’re a very plugged in group of writers… I don’t think you can help but have it affect you.”

“You don’t want to make up violence towards women, you can do that all day long,” he added.

The actors had to enact horrible pieces of violence from the show, including rape and murder.

“There’s so much, our cast is astonishing,” Miller said. “The very first episode… where the handmaids tear apart a purported rapist… it was horrifying and it turned out everything I didn’t want it to be and more.”

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Issa Rae Says She’s ‘Rooting For Everybody Black’ at the Emmys (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/issa-rae-says-shes-rooting-everybody-black-emmys-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/issa-rae-says-shes-rooting-everybody-black-emmys-video/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 01:38:25 +0000 Rasha Ali https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1710028 Most stars are usually rooting for one or two people — or themselves — to win an Emmy, but not Issa Rae. She’s rooting for every black nominated actor.

When asked who she was rooting for, the “Insecure” creator told a Variety reporter on the Emmys red carpet: “I’m rooting for everybody black.”

Although some people were here for Rae wanting black actors to win for the culture, others were put off by her comments.

“But white people are the racist ones, right?” commented one Twitter user.

The racist accusations kept rolling in.

“YOU ARE AWARE THIS IS RACISM, RIGHT?!” asked another user, tweeting directly at Issa Rae.

Some people began pointing out that black actors rarely win Emmys, so there’s nothing wrong with her comments.

“Every year “99.9%” white people win these awards. But white people mad at her response?” asked one Twitter user.

“Insecure” just wrapped up Season 2 last week and although the 32-year-old multi-hyphenate wasn’t nominated for an Emmy this year, a few other black actors were.

According to the LA Times, 2015 was the first time the Emmys nominated two black actors for the lead actress in a drama series category.

Watch the video below.

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Emmys: Twitter Is, Let’s Say, Split on Announcer Jermaine Fowler’s Performance https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-announcer-jermaine-fowler/ https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-announcer-jermaine-fowler/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 01:16:18 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1710007 Although the 2017 Emmy Awards had barely begun, all it really took was a few trophies to be handed out before Twitter started to debate about announcer Jermaine Fowler’s performance.

The CBS “Superior Donuts” did all of the voice over work for Sunday evening’s show from a D.J. booth setup backstage, a stark contrast from how prior shows handled the P.A. duties. Some on social media dug the night’s fresh take, while others were straight-up annoyed by Fowler’s approach.

The stand-up comedian started the special with arguably a bit too much volume, to say the least. Since those early announcements, however, he toned it down a bit. Perhaps a producer had something to do with that.

Either way, here are a few folks who may have watched the rest of the 69th annual Emmy Awards on “mute”:

And others who were all-in on Fowler’s performance:

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Alec Baldwin Mocks Trump in Emmys Speech: ‘Here, Mr. President, Is Your Emmy’ https://www.thewrap.com/alec-baldwin-mocks-trump-emmy-speech-mr-president-emmy/ https://www.thewrap.com/alec-baldwin-mocks-trump-emmy-speech-mr-president-emmy/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 01:01:02 +0000 Carli Velocci https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1709980 Alec Baldwin won for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the Emmys Sunday night for his role as President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live.”

And he started off his speech with a bang.

“I suppose I should say at long last Mr. President here is your Emmy,” he said to applause.

The opener was a callback from host Stephen Colbert’s monologue earlier in the night, which referenced that Trump had been nominated for multiple Emmys for “Celebrity Apprentice,” but had never won. According to Colbert, it’s a thing that might’ve changed some things.

“If he had won an Emmy, I bet he wouldn’t have run for President,” Colbert remarked. “So in a way this is all your fault.”

Baldwin continued his speech thanking “Saturday Night Live,” his fellow cast members, his wife and more.

He joked that while he and his wife Hilaria Baldwin had three children in three years, but took a break while he was on “Saturday Night Live” playing the President. “When you put the wig on, it’s birth control,” he said.

Then he ended on a note reminding the audience of the importance of the arts.

He began saying that when you die, people don’t remember a bill that Congress passed, but “You remember a song. You remember a line from a movie. You remember a play, you remember a book, a painting, a poem. What we do is important… don’t stop what you’re doing. The audience is counting on you.”

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Emmys: Sean Spicer Parodies His Inflated Inauguration Crowd Claims in Surprise Appearance https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-sean-spicer-parodies-inflated-inauguration-crowd/ https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-sean-spicer-parodies-inflated-inauguration-crowd/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:22:20 +0000 Carli Velocci https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1709924 A lot of people assumed that the Emmys would get political this year, but few probably expected an actual former political figure to make an appearance.

During host Stephen Colbert’s opening monologue, which featured quite a few political jokes, a surprise guest showed up on stage with his podium in tow — former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

Proving that he has a sense of humor, he compared the size of the Emmys audience to the size of Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd.

And, in typical Spicey fashion, he exaggerated.

“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys. Period! Both in person and around the world,” he said, parodying his comments following the inauguration.

No, it was literally, exactly the same line.

“This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period,” Spicer said at the time. “Both in person and around the globe.”

“That really soothes my fragile ego. I understand why you would want one of these guys around,” Colbert responded, speaking of the former White House mouthpiece.

After Spicer was done, Colbert thanked Melissa McCarthy for her appearance. The actress was in the audience after having won the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series award at the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend. She was honored for her work playing Sean Spicer this season on “Saturday Night Live.”

After his performance on the Emmys, maybe McCarthy should share her Emmy with him.

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Shailene Woodley Says at Emmys She Doesn’t Watch Much TV: ‘I’m a Reader’ (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/shailene-woodley-says-emmys-doesnt-watch-much-tv-im-reader-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/shailene-woodley-says-emmys-doesnt-watch-much-tv-im-reader-video/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:08:49 +0000 Rasha Ali https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1709905 “Big Little Lies” star Shailene Woodley told an E! reporter on the Emmys red carpet that she’s more of a “reader” and doesn’t really watch television.

Being a television star, it’s quite surprising but Woodley admits that she hasn’t had one in 6 years.

“I haven’t had a TV since I’ve moved out of my parents house at 18,” she said at the 69th annual 69th Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet.

The “Divergent” star also may have admitted that she’s homeless.

“I technically don’t have a home anywhere  so I suppose there’s no TV to put in that home,” the 25-year-old actress added.

She added that she doesn’t understand how people have the time to watch television.

As soon as Twitter got hold of Woodley’s comments, the criticisms rolled in with some people likening her to the “annoying girl” in class and others simply calling her “smug.”

“Shailene Woodley asking who has time to watch TV is that annoying girl who reminds the teacher to collect the homework at the end of class,” tweeted one user.

“Why can’t people who don’t have a TV ever say they don’t have a TV w/out being so fcking smug about not having a TV, Shailene Woodley?” asked another Twitter user.

Watch the video below.

 

Read some of the best replies below.

 

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What Time Are the Emmys Over? https://www.thewrap.com/what-time-are-the-emmys-over/ https://www.thewrap.com/what-time-are-the-emmys-over/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:05:34 +0000 Phil Owen https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1709877 The 2017 Emmys are here, and millions of people are gathering around their televisions to watch TV’s biggest night of the year that doesn’t involve a new episode of “Game of Thrones” or “the Walking Dead.”

As much as we enjoy these awards shows, they have a troubling tendency to last a very long time and start to feel like they’re wearing out their welcome after a couple hours. And there are also folks out there who don’t care about the Emmys but are still subjected to it because of roommates or family members dominating the TV for the evening.

So those folks and everybody who needs to know when the show will end because they need to go to bed because they’ve got work in the morning are united by one question: when the hell do the 2017 Emmys end?

Unfortunately, we don’t have a 100-percent concrete answer because it’s a live show. The Emmys are scheduled to run for three hours, from 8 p.m. Eastern to 11 p.m., but it’s very likely that it’ll actually run longer than that. How much longer is the real question here, and it’s a good bet that it won’t go beyond 11:30 p.m. There’s always a chance it’ll surpass three-and-a-half hours — again, it’s live, so anything could happen — but they’d prefer to wrap it up before it gets so long that the audience is super irritated.

So, to sum up: the Emmys are scheduled to end at 11 p.m. Eastern, but will probably actually be over some time between 11 and 11:30. No promises though, because that’s the nature of live awards shows.

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Emmy Awards: The Complete Winners List https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-emmy-awards-winners-list-nominees/ https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-emmy-awards-winners-list-nominees/#respond Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:54:02 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1709710 Stephen Colbert may have hosted the 69th annual Emmys, but Sunday night was truly headlined by Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

“Veep,” “Big Little Lies” and “SNL” also walked away (big) winners this evening. Individually, Sterling K. Brown, Elisabeth Moss, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Donald Glover took the top TV-series acting honors.

Even without “Game of Thrones” making the awards show’s cutoff this season, HBO still took home the most trophies, tallying 29. Netflix’s 20 was good enough for second. Those both count last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Check out the full list of winners and nominees here:

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale *WINNER
House of Cards
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis – “How to Get Away With Murder”
Claire Foy – “The Crown”
Elisabeth Moss – “The Handmaid’s Tale” *WINNER
Keri Russell – “The Americans”
Evan Rachel Wood – “Westworld”
Robin Wright – “House of Cards”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown – “This is Us” *WINNER
Anthony Hopkins – “Westworld”
Bob Odenkirk  – “Better Call Saul”
Matthew Rhys – “The Americans”
Liev Schreiber – “Ray Donovan”
Kevin Spacey – “House of Cards”
Milo Ventimiglia – “This is Us”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Carrie Coon – “Fargo”
Felicity Huffman – “American Crime”
Nicole Kidman – “Big Little Lies” *WINNER
Jessica Lange – “FEUD: Bette and Joan”
Susan Sarandon – “FEUD: Bette and Joan”
Reese Witherspoon – “Big Little Lies”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Riz Ahmed – “The Night Of” *WINNER

Benedict Cumberbatch – “Sherlock: The Lying Detective (Masterpiece)”
Robert De Niro – “The Wizard of Lies”
Ewan McGregor – “Fargo”
Geoffrey Rush – “Genius”
John Turturro – “The Night Of”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon – “Better Things”
Jane Fonda – “Grace and Frankie”
Allison Janney – “Mom”
Ellie Kemper – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep” *WINNER
Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish”
Lily Tomlin – “Grace and Frankie”

Outstanding Comedy Series
Atlanta
Black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep *WINNER

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “black-ish”
Aziz Ansari – “Master of None”
Zach Galifianakis – “Baskets”
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” *WINNER
William H. Macy – “Shameless”
Jeffrey Tambor – “Transparent”

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Full Frontal
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight *WINNER
The Late Late Show
The Late Show
Real Time

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Uzo Aduba – “Orange is the New Black”
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”
Ann Dowd – “The Handmaid’s Tale” *WINNER
Chrissy Metz – “This is Us”
Thandie Newton – “Westworld”
Samira Wiley – “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series Or a Movie
Bill Camp – The Night Of
Alfred Molina – FEUD: Bette And Joan
Alexander Skarsgard – Big Little Lies *WINNER
David Thewlis – Fargo
Stanley Tucci – FEUD: Bette And Joan
Michael Kenneth Williams – The Night Of

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Louie Anderson – “Baskets”
Alec Baldwin – “Saturday Night Live” *WINNER
Tituss Burgess – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Ty Burrell – “Modern Family”
Tony Hale – “Veep”
Matt Walsh – “Veep”

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Billy On The Street
Documentary Now!
Drunk History
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live *WINNER
Tracey Ullman’s Shows

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Or a Movie
Judy Davis – FEUD: Bette And Joan
Laura Dern – Big Little Lies *WINNER
Jackie Hoffman – FEUD: Bette And Joan
Regina King – American Crime
Michelle Pfeiffer – The Wizard Of Lies
Shailene Woodley – Big Little Lies

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Vanessa Bayer – “Saturday Night Live”
Anna Chlumsky – “Veep”
Kathryn Hahn – “Transparent”
Leslie Jones – “Saturday Night Live”
Judith Light – “Transparent”
Kate McKinnon – “Saturday Night Live” *WINNER

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks – “Better Call Saul”
David Harbour – “Stranger Things”
Ron Cephas Jones – “This is Us”
Michael Kelly – “House of Cards”
John Lithgow – “The Crown” *WINNER
Mandy Patinkin – “Homeland”
Jeffrey Wright – “Westworld”

Outstanding Limited Series
Big Little Lies *WINNER

Fargo
Feud
Genius
The Night Of

The full list of winners can be found here.

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We ‘Schmooze It up’ Inside the Emmys Pre-Parties With Julia Louis-Dreyfus and More (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/schmooze-inside-audis-rooftop-emmy-pre-party-julia-louis-dreyfus-photos/ https://www.thewrap.com/schmooze-inside-audis-rooftop-emmy-pre-party-julia-louis-dreyfus-photos/#respond Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:08:35 +0000 Mikey Glazer https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1709073 The scene at Audi’s pre-Emmy party in Hollywood Thursday night was much like the “Cheers” theme song — it was a place where “everybody knows your name.”


The “Cheers” theme is also the score to the official ride of the Emmys’ ad that will run during the show (above).
The glossy scene under the stars atop the Dream Hollywood Hotel included “Veep” pals Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale, “This Is Us'” Milo Ventimiglia and Justin Hartley, and power producers like Dana Brunetti.

Audi covered the pool at the Highlight Room. (Getty Images)

As Zen Freeman spun downtempo beats, the crowd spilling out of the elevators was much more industry than Freeman’s default Thursday nights at the season’s hotspot.

“Everyone seems to come to this party,” Louis-Dreyfus said on the way in. “It’s very fancy. It’s at this groovy place this year, which is awesome. You get to see your friends and people you are fans of and you get to go up to them and schmooze it up. It’s nice.”

Natalia Dyer and Joe Keery have a unique red carpet prop, a 2018 R8. (Getty Images)

Drawn by beams of light piercing vertically into the night sky (perhaps, the four Audi rings in photonic form?), a chummy crowd of TV talent, brand marketers, publicists and media un-popped the proverbial cork on Emmy weekend.

For actors, ABC channel-mates Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”) and Marcus Scribner (“black-ish”) hung out together. Gould’s boss Steve Levitan, a regular at Audi’s awards bashes, slipped through the rope on Selma Avenue with a small group.

Chrishell Stause, Justin Hartley and Finn Wittrock (Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

The main man of “Unreal” Season 2, B.J. Britt, regaled partygoers with stories of recent casino trips with his crew, and young Caleb McLaughlin from “Stranger Things” already had reason to celebrate — his show cleaned up with five wins at last weekend’s junior varsity, Creative Arts Emmys.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” director Kate Dennis (a nominee), who has a packed party schedule for the weekend, was making the rounds with MGM’s Christina Lee.

Dana Brunetti and nominee for nicest guy in Hollywood, Zen Freeman. (Getty Images)

From the celebrity marketing industry, the crowd included ringmasters Beth Andrews and Brian Rubin, Joyce Sevilla, Greg Link, Jordan Kaye, Abegail Cal, Johnny Gines and Olivia Montella, in from New York.

TheWrap’s on-camera hosts Stuart Brazell and Matt Donnelly both made appearances as well.

Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk and TV Guide Magazine president Paul Turcotte circled what would have been the pool (it was covered), locked and loaded for their own TV Industry Advocacy Awards with Cheryl Hines, Alyssa Milano and Chrissy Metz taking place downstairs at TAO later in the weekend.

Hosts Jeri Ward and Miranda Harper flank Milo Ventimiglia. (Rich Polk/Getty Images)

Checking out the elaborate event production design were fellow captains of the event industry Gina Wade, Kendra Cole Hand and Pamela Francesca.

Although he might not vote on this weekend’s award show, the HFPA’s Munawar Hosain was in the house, freshly back from Venice and TIFF.

Movie honors are still a few months away. For now, it’s all TV.

More from inside the Emmy parties to come from The Party Report and in real time on Instagram @Celeb.Sightings.

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Stephen Colbert Sticks Around for ‘Side Effects May Include’ With James Corden (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/stephen-colbert-side-effects-may-include-james-corden-video/ https://www.thewrap.com/stephen-colbert-side-effects-may-include-james-corden-video/#respond Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:53:22 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1708738

Stephen Colbert stayed up way past his bedtime on Thursday, guesting on James Corden’s “Late Late Show” out in Los Angeles.

In-town for the Emmys, the “Colbert Report” alum and New York City resident helped his CBS late-night partner do a little “Side Effects May Include.”

Here’s are our three favorite side effects from “Hosting a CBS late-night show,” per the two guys who actually do it:
“Once a year, you are contractually obligated to play a corpse on ‘NCIS.'”

“Having LL Cool J’s personal phone number.”

“Having to tell people that if they missed your show they can watch it in full on CBS All Access, as if that’s a viable option.”

And if you’re hosting an awards show — like Colbert will this Sunday — here’s a hilarious side effect:
“Running into Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and having to pretend you watch ‘Ballers.'”

Later, Corden’s premature ejaculation problem — which is not even the actual “side effect” of the joke — garners some studio audience applause. That will make more sense in context.

Watch the video above, and catch Colbert hosting the Emmys on CBS this Sunday, beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Last night, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” was itself in reruns, but the host was still busy at 11:35 p.m., also dropping by ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

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Here’s All the Emmys We Think ‘SNL’ Will Win Sunday https://www.thewrap.com/heres-all-the-emmys-we-think-snl-will-win-sunday/ https://www.thewrap.com/heres-all-the-emmys-we-think-snl-will-win-sunday/#respond Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:41:04 +0000 Steve Pond https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1708627 Sunday could be a very live night for “Saturday Night Live.”

“SNL” went into this Emmy season as the most-honored show in Emmy history, with 209 nominations and 50 wins. It added 22 nominations, the most it had ever received in its 42 seasons on the air. And at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys, it picked up five more wins, putting it one shy of the “SNL” record for wins in a single year going into Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards.

Lorne Michaels’ show has been on a roll with Emmy voters in recent years, with 39 of its 55 wins coming in the last 11 years, after it took 31 years to land its first 16 Emmys.

And this year, with the show enjoying a resurgence in popularity as it has taken aims at President Trump at every opportunity, “SNL” has a chance to add five more wins to its record-breaking total. (We predict it will win four and lose one.)

Here’s what “Saturday Night Live” has already won in 2017, and what it could win on Sunday:

ALREADY WON: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Three of the six nominees were “SNL” hosts, with Dave Chappelle, the first post-election host, winning over turns from Tom Hanks and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

ALREADY WON: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Melissa McCarthy beat one other “SNL” host, Kristen Wiig, no doubt aided by her viral impersonation of Sean Spicer.

ALREADY WON: Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
“SNL” beat the likes of “Hairspray Live!” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” for the episode hosted by Alec Baldwin.

ALREADY WON: Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Series
Again, the Alec Baldwin episode won, this time over “Drunk History” and “Portlandia,” among others.

ALREADY WON: Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series
This time, it was the Jimmy Fallon-hosted episode that won.

WILL WIN: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, a two-time winner for “30 Rock,” is nominated in a field that also includes Tony Hale, Ty Burrell and Louie Anderson, who between them have won five of the last six awards in this category; Hale and Burrell have won twice each and Anderson was the surprise victor last year. But Baldwin’s “Saturday Night Live” appearances as Donald Trump were among the most viral moments of an enormously politicized television season. After sweeping the Creative Arts Emmys guest-acting categories, “SNL” seems poised to do the same with the supporting-comedy awards.

WILL WIN: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are all nominated in this category, but McKinnon is the prohibitive favorite. Even the impact of Baldwin’s appearances as Trump were dwarfed by one moment on the first post-election “SNL”: McKinnon as Hillary Clinton sitting at the piano and singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” as an elegy to the recently-deceased Cohen and to her political career.

It wasn’t a particularly comic moment, but it was a devastating one – and it’s hard to imagine that it won’t win her a second consecutive Emmy, great work from Judith Light, Anna Chlumsky and Kathryn Hahn notwithstanding.

WILL WIN: Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
From 2010 to 2015, Don Roy King won five consecutive Emmys for directing “SNL.” In the show’s Emmyest year ever, it figures he’ll win another.

MIGHT WIN: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
In the acting categories in which it has multiple nominees, “SNL” will lose to itself. But this is the Primetime Emmy Awards category where it has the best chance of going home empty-handed. It faces a tough battle from reigning champ “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” as well as from “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.”

WILL WIN: Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
In the Year of Trump, can anything beat “SNL” in this category? Probably not. “SNL” can thank Donald Trump for all its Emmy momentum – and this should be the topper on the show’s best Emmy year ever.

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Melissa McCarthy, Dave Chappelle Win at Creative Arts Emmys Night 2: Complete Winners List https://www.thewrap.com/melissa-mccarthy-dave-chappelle-creative-arts-emmys-winners-list/ https://www.thewrap.com/melissa-mccarthy-dave-chappelle-creative-arts-emmys-winners-list/#respond Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:01:26 +0000 Reid Nakamura https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1705777 The second batch of Creative Arts Emmys were handed out on Sunday night, awarding winners in categories including casting, cinematography, hair and makeup, special effects and guest acting

Honoring artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as work in the animation, reality and documentary categories, the Creative Arts Emmys span two nights. You can find the complete list of Saturday’s winners here.

Sunday’s big winners included Netflix’s ’80s throwback “Stranger Things,” which took home five awards; HBO’s “Westworld,” which also won five statues; and the limited series crime drama “The Night Of,” which won four.

“Saturday Night Live” hosts Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy both won in their respective guest acting categories, while the drama categories went to Alexis Bledel of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Gerald McRaney of NBC’s “This Is Us.”

Across both nights, HBO took home the most awards of any network, with 19 total. Netflix came in second with 16 total, with broadcast networks NBC, ABC and Fox following with nine, seven and five, respectively.

“Saturday Night Live,” “Stranger Things” and “Westworld” tied for the most Creative Arts Emmys of any individual series, with five apiece.

Though the awards were not televised live, an edited version of the two-night ceremony will be broadcast on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 8/7c on FXX. See the complete list of Sunday’s winners below:

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
This Is Us • The Big Day • NBC • 20th Century Fox Television
Gerald McRaney as Dr. K aka Dr. Nathan Katowski

Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
Dropping the Soap • Amazon • Huge NoHo Productions
Jane Lynch as Olivia Vanderstein

Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
Dicks • Vimeo • For Me Neck Productions
Kim Estes as Amanda

Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
Westworld • The Original • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Kilter Films, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television
Christien Tinsley, Department Head Makeup Artist
Myriam Arougheti, Key Makeup Artist
Gerald Quist, Makeup Artist
Lydia Milars, Makeup Artist
Ed French, Makeup Artist

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
The Handmaid’s Tale • Offred (Pilot) • Hulu • MGM, Hulu, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pictures, Daniel Wilson Productions
Colin Watkinson, Director of Photography

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half Hour)
Veep • Qatar • HBO • HBO Entertainment
David Miller, ASC, Director of Photography

Outstanding Original Interactive Program
The People’s House – Inside The White House With Barack And Michelle Obama • Samsung / Oculus • Felix & Paul Studios and Oculus
Felix & Paul Studios

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series
Stranger Things • Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers • Netflix • 21 Laps Entertainment and Monkey Massacre Productions
Dean Zimmerman, ACE, Editor

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Stranger Things • Netflix • 21 Laps Entertainment and Monkey Massacre Productions
Carmen Cuba, CSA, Casting by
Tara Feldstein Bennett, CSA, Location Casting
Chase Paris, CSA, Location Casting

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale • Late • Hulu • MGM, Hulu, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pictures, Daniel Wilson Productions
Alexis Bledel as Ofglen

Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
Big Little Lies • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with David E. Kelley Productions, Pacific Standard and Blossom Films
David Rubin, Casting by

Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
FEUD: Bette And Joan • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios
Eryn Krueger Mekash, Makeup Designer
Robin Beauchesne, Assistant Makeup Department Head
Tym Buacharern, Makeup Artist
Kim Ayers, Makeup Artist
Becky Cotton, Makeup Artist
David Williams, Makeup Artist

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie
The Night Of • The Beach • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with BBC, Bad Wolf Productions and Film Rites
Jay Cassidy, ACE, Editor
Nick Houy, Additional Editor

Outstanding Contemporary Costumes for a Series, Limited Series or Movie
Big Little Lies • You Get What You Need • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with David E. Kelley Productions, Pacific Standard and Blossom Films
Alix Friedberg, Costume Designer
Risa Garcia, Assistant Costume Designer
Patricia McLaughlin, Costume Supervisor

Outstanding Main Title Design
Stranger Things • Netflix • 21 Laps Entertainment and Monkey Massacre Productions
Michelle Dougherty, Creative Director
Peter Frankfurt, Executive Creative Director
Arisu Kashiwagi, Designer
Eric Demeusy, Compositor/Designer

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Westworld • Contrapasso • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Kilter Films, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television
Joy Zapata, Department Head Hairstylist
Pavy Olivarez, Key Hairstylist
Bruce Samia, Additional Hairstylist
Donna Anderson, Additional Hairstylist

Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training • AMC • Bacon & Sons
Dan Appel, Executive Producer
Vince Gilligan, Executive Producer
Peter Gould, Executive Producer
Ariel Levine, Executive Producer
Melissa Bernstein, Executive Producer
Rob Knox, Producer

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie
The Night Of • The Beach • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with BBC, Bad Wolf Productions and Film Rites
Michael Barry, Re-Recording Mixer
Nicholas Renbeck, Re-Recording Mixer
Felix Andrew, Production Mixer
Larry Hoff, Production Mixer

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special
American Horror Story: Roanoke • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Eryn Krueger Mekash, Makeup Designer
Mike Mekash, Special Makeup Effects Assistant Department Head
David Leroy Anderson, Prosthetic Designer
James Mackinnon, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Jason Hamer, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Melanie Eichner, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Cristina Himiob, Special Makeup Effects Artist
Maiko Chiba, Special Makeup Effects Artist

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
The Night Of • Subtle Beast • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with BBC, Bad Wolf Productions and Film Rites
Nicholas Renbeck, Sound Supervisor
Marissa Littlefield, Supervising ADR Editor
Steve Visscher, Supervising Foley Editor
Ruth Hernandez, ADR Editor
Sara Stern, Dialogue Editor
Luciano Vignola, Dialogue Editor
Odin Benitez, Dialogue Editor
Wyatt Sprague, Sound Effects Editor
Roland Vajs, Sound Effects Editor
Ruy Garcia, Sound Designer
Warren Shaw, Sound Designer
Heather Gross, Foley Editor
Dan Evans Farkas, Music Editor
Grant Conway, Music Editor
Marko Costanzo, Foley Artist

Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie
The Night Of • Ordinary Death • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with BBC, Bad Wolf Productions and Film Rites
Fred Elmes, ASC, Director of Photography

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation
Mozart In The Jungle • Now I Will Sing • Amazon • Amazon Studios
Andy D’Addario, Re-Recording Mixer
Gary Gegan, Re-Recording Mixer
Marco Fiumara, Production Mixer
Clark Germain, Scoring Mixer

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series
Stranger Things • Chapter Eight: The Upside Down • Netflix • 21 Laps Entertainment and Monkey Massacre Productions
Bradley North, Sound Supervisor
Craig Henighan, Sound Editor
Jordan Wilby, Sound Editor
Jonathan Golodner, Sound Editor
Tiffany S. Griffith, Sound Editor
Sam Munoz, Foley Editor
David Klotz, Music Editor
Noel Vought, Foley Artist
Ginger Geary, Foley Artist

Outstanding Music Supervision
Big Little Lies • You Get What You Need • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with David E. Kelley Productions, Pacific Standard and Blossom Films
Susan Jacobs, Music Supervisor

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie
FEUD: Bette And Joan • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television Studios
Chris Clark, Department Head Hairstylist
Ralph Michael Abalos, Key Hairstylist
Wendy Southard, Hairstylist
Helena Cepeda, Additional Hairstylist

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role
Gotham • Heavydirtysoul • FOX • Warner Bros. Television
Thomas Mahoney, Visual Effects Supervisor
Matthew Wheelon Hunt, Visual Effects Producer
Alex Gitler, Compositing Supervisor
Sina San, Senior Matte Painter / Art Director
Michael Capton, CG Supervisor / Lead CG Artist
Jon Anastasiades, Senior Lead Compositor
Ryan Bauer, Sequence Lead Compositor
Mark Anthony J. Nazal, Sequence Lead Compositor
Randy Little, On-Set Supervisor

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Westworld • The Bicameral Mind • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Kilter Films, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television
Jay Worth, VFX Supervisor
Elizabeth Castro, VFX Coordinator
Joe Wehmeyer, On Set VFX Supervisor
Eric Levin-Hatz, VFX Compositor
Bobo Skipper, ILP VFX Supervisor
Gustav Ahrén, Modeling Lead
Paul Ghezzo, CG Supervisor – COSA VFX
Mitchell S. Drain, VFX Supervisor – Shade VFX
Michael Lantieri, Special Effects Coordinator

Outstanding Commercial
Calling JohnMalkovich.com – Squarespace
John X Hannes, Ad Agency
Smuggler, Production Company

Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within A Scripted Program
Westworld • DiscoverWestworld.com • HBO Entertainment in association with Kilter Films, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television
HBO
Kilter Films
Bad Robot

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program
Shameless • Showtime • John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television
Eddie Perez, Stunt Coordinator

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Saturday Night Live • Host: Melissa McCarthy • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Melissa McCarthy as Host

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)
House of Cards • Chapter 63 • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital
Jeff Beal, Music by

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
Westworld • The Bicameral Mind • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Kilter Films, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television
Keith Rogers, Re-Recording Mixer
Scott Weber, Re-Recording Mixer
Roger Stevenson, Production Mixer
Kyle O’Neal, ADR Mixer

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Saturday Night Live • Host: Dave Chappelle • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Dave Chappelle as Host

Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series
The Ranch • Easy Come, Easy Go • Netflix • Ranch Hand Productions
Donald A. Morgan, ASC, Director of Photography

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)
The Handmaid’s Tale • Offred (Pilot) • Hulu • MGM, Hulu, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pictures, Daniel Wilson Productions
Julie Berghoff, Production Designer
Evan Webber, Art Director
Sophie Neudorfer, Set Decorator

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less)
Veep • Omaha • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Jim Gloster, Production Designer
Andrew Leitch, Art Director
Kimberly Wannop, Set Decorator

Outstanding Children’s Program
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas • HBO • Sesame Workshop
Brown Johnson, Executive Producer
Ken Scarborough, Co-Executive Producer
Benjamin Lehmann, Supervising Producer
Karyn Leibovich, Producer
Stephanie Longardo, Producer
Mindy Fila, Producer

Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
Fargo • Aporia • FX Networks • MGM Television and FX Productions
Jeff Russo, Music by


Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Program (One Hour Or More)
The Crown • Smoke And Mirrors • Netflix • Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television
Martin Childs, Production Designer
Mark Raggett, Art Director
Celia Bobak, Set Decorator


Outstanding Period/Fantasy Costumes For A Series, Limited Series Or Movie
The Crown • Wolfert on Splash • Netflix • Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television
Michele Clapton, Costume Designer
Alex Fordham, Assistant Costume Designer
Emma O’Loughlin, Assistant Costume Designer
Kate O’Farrell, Costume Supervisor


Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie
Marvel’s Luke Cage • Netflix • Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios
James Lew, Stunt Coordinator

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • The Holiday Summation • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Peter Chakos, Editor

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
Master Of None • The Thief • Netflix • Universal Television, Oh Brudder Productions, Alan Yang Productions, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment
Jennifer Lilly, Edited by

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Stranger Things • Netflix • 21 Laps Entertainment and Monkey Massacre Productions
Michael Stein, Theme by
Kyle Dixon, Theme by

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Veep • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Dorian Frankel, CSA, Casting by
Sibby Kirchgessner, CSA, Casting by

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2017 Creative Arts Emmys: The Complete List of Night 1 Winners https://www.thewrap.com/creative-arts-emmy-awards-emmys-winners/ https://www.thewrap.com/creative-arts-emmy-awards-emmys-winners/#respond Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:00:34 +0000 Tony Maglio https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1705428 Love the Emmys but hate the acting categories and live-TV pageantry? Then this weekend’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards are the celebration for you!

The 2017 Creative Arts Emmys honor the year’s outstanding artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, reality and documentary categories. If that sounds like a ton of trophies, well, that’s because it is, which explains why the Academy takes two nights to hand them all out.

All of Saturday’s winners are listed below.

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM
70th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment
Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer
Glenn Weiss, Executive Producer
Allen Kelman, Supervising Producer
James Corden, Producer/Host
Ben Winston, Producer

OUTSTANDING UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell • CNN • CNN Original Series, All3Media America, Main Event Media
Jimmy Fox, Executive Producer
Gregory J. Lipstone, Executive Producer
Layla Smith, Executive Producer
W. Kamau Bell, Executive Producer
Donny Jackson, Executive Producer J
ustin Yungfleisch, Co-Executive Producer
Steven Dickert, Co-Executive Producer
David E.J. Berger, Supervising Producer
Amy Entelis, Executive Producer
Lizzie Fox, Executive Producer

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR AN UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
Life Below Zero • River Of Rage • National Geographic • Adjacent Productions
Ian Richardson, Editor
Tony Diaz, Editor
Eric Michael Schrader, Editor
Matt Mercer, Editor

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
13th • Netflix • Forward Movement, LLC and Kandoo Films
Ava DuVernay, Written by
Spencer Averick, Written by

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years • Hulu • Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment in association with Diamond Docs
Chris Jenkins, Re-Recording Mixer
Cameron Frankley, Re-Recording Mixer
Nathan Evans, Production Mixer
Sam Okell, Music Mixer

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SPECIAL
13th • Netflix • Forward Movement, LLC and Kandoo Films
Angus Wall, Executive Producer
Jason Sterman, Executive Producer
Spencer Averick, Producer
Ava DuVernay, Produced by
Howard Barish, Produced by

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE
Family Guy • The Boys In The Band • FOX • 20th Century Fox Television
Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire

OUTSTANDING EXCEPTIONAL MERIT IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
LA 92 • National Geographic • Lightbox
TJ Martin, A Film by
Dan Lindsay, A Film by
Jonathan Chinn, Produced by
Simon Chinn, Produced by
Tim Pastore, Executive Producer
Matt Renner, Executive Producer

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SERIES
Planet Earth II • BBC America • A BBC Studios Natural History Unit Production in co-production with BBC America
Michael Gunton, Executive Producer
Tom Hugh-Jones, Series Producer
Elizabeth White, Produced by

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
Taking The Stage: African American Music And Stories That Changed America • ABC • Don Mischer Productions
Rickey Minor, Music Direction by

OUTSTANDING INNOVATION IN INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING
PEARL
Patrick Osborne, Director
David Eisenmann, Producer
Karen Dufilho, Executive Producer
Google Spotlight Stories
Evil Eye Pictures

OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA WITHIN AN UNSCRIPTED PROGRAM
The Oscars

OUTSTANDING INTERACTIVE PROGRAM
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon Television
Partially Important Productions

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
O.J.: Made In America • Part 4 • ESPN • ESPN Films and Laylow Films
Bret Granato, ACE, Editor
Maya Mumma, ACE, Editor
Ben Sozanski, ACE, Editor

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
Planet Earth II • Islands • BBC America • A BBC Studios Natural History Unit Production in co-production with BBC America
Cinematography Team
[Contributors: Mark MacEwen, Max Hug Williams, Jonathan Jones, Mateo Willis, Richard Wollocombe, Pete McCowen, Warwick Sloss, Paul Stewart, Derek Frankowski, John Shier, Tom Fitz]

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
O.J.: Made In America • Part 3 • ESPN • ESPN Films and Laylow Films
Ezra Edelman, Directed by

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION
Samurai Jack • XCIII • Adult Swim • Cartoon Network Studios
Bryan Andrews, Storyboard Artist

Samurai Jack • XCIII • Adult Swim • Cartoon Network Studios
Scott Wills, Production Designer

Samurai Jack • XCII • Adult Swim • Cartoon Network Studios
Craig Kellman, Character Designer

Samurai Jack • XCV • Adult Swim • Cartoon Network Studios
Lou Romano, Background Designer

Wander Over Yonder • The End Of The Galaxy • Disney XD • Disney Television Animation
Justin Nichols, Character Animator

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM ANIMATED PROGRAM
Adventure Time • Islands Part 4: Imaginary Resources • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios Pendleton Ward, Executive Producer/Story by/Written by
Fred Seibert, Executive Producer
Adam Muto, Executive Producer/Story by
Rob Sorcher, Executive Producer
Brian A. Miller, Executive Producer
Jennifer Pelphrey, Executive Producer
Curtis Lelash, Executive Producer
Kelly Crews, Supervising Producer
Graham Falk, Written by
Kent Osborne, Story by
Jack Pendarvis, Story by
Ashly Burch, Story by
Elizabeth Ito, Supervising Director
Lindsey Pollard, Animation Director
Cheolhui Han, Animation Director
Michel Lyman, Timer
Ken Bruce, Timer
Maureen Mlynarczyk, Timer

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
Bob’s Burgers

GOVERNORS AWARD
ITVS

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL (NON-PROSTHETIC)
Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR VARIETY, NONFICTION, EVENT OR AWARD SPECIAL
Hairspray Live! • NBC • Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television, Storyline Entertainment
Derek McLane, Production Designer
Joe Celli, Art Director
Jason Howard, Set Decorator

OUTSTANDING MOTION DESIGN
Beyond Magic • ABC • Buck
Orion Tait, Executive Creative Director
Thomas Schmid, Creative Director
Daniel Oeffinger, Creative Director
William Trebutien, Lead Animator

13th • Netflix • Forward Movement LLC and Kandoo Films
Angus Wall, Co-Creative Director
Leanne Dare, Co-Creative Director
Lynn Cho, Designer
Dan Meehan, Animator
Ekin Akalin, Animator

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years • Hulu • Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment in association with Diamond Docs
Jon Michaels, Co-Supervising Sound Editor
Cameron Frankley, Co-Supervising Sound Editor
Harrison Meyle, Dialogue Editor
Dan Kenyon, Sound Effects Editor
Will Digby, Sound Effects Editor
Melissa Muik, Music Editor

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
13th • Song Title: Letter To The Free • Netflix • Forward Movement, LLC and Kandoo Films
Common, Music & Lyrics by
Robert Glasper, Music by
Karriem Riggins, Music by

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM NONFICTION OR REALITY SERIES
Viceland At The Women’s March • Viceland • VICE Media, LLC
Meghan Kirsch, Executive Producer
Nacho Gil, Co-Executive Producer
Hannah Gregg, Supervising Producer
Michele Beno, Producer

OUTSTANDING INFORMATIONAL SERIES OR SPECIAL
Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath • A&E • The Intellectual Property Corporation in association with No Seriously Productions
Eli Holzman, Executive Producer
Aaron Saidman, Executive Producer
Leah Remini, Executive Producer
Alex Weresow, Executive Producer
Devon Graham Hammonds, Executive Producer
Erin Gamble, Co-Executive Producer
Rachelle Mendez, Co-Executive Producer
Jeana Dill, Supervising Producer

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL
Hairspray Live!

OUTSTANDING NARRATOR
Five Came Back • The Price Of Victory • Netflix • Amblin Television, Scott Rudin, IACF Productions in association with Passion Pictures & Rock Paper Scissors Entertainment
Meryl Streep, Narrator

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR VARIETY, NONFICTION, REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
Saturday Night Live • Host: Alec Baldwin • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Eugene Lee, Production Designer
Akira Yoshimura, Production Designer
Keith Ian Raywood, Production Designer
N. Joseph DeTullio, Production Designer

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL
Hairspray Live! • NBC • Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television, Storyline Entertainment

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A REALITY PROGRAM
Born This Way • Rough Waters • A&E • Bunim/Murray Productions
Bruce Ready, Director of Photography

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A STRUCTURED OR COMPETITION REALITY PROGRAM
RuPaul’s Drag Race • Oh. My. Gaga! • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions
Jamie Martin, Lead Editor
John Lim, Editor
Michael Roha, Editor

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR VARIETY, NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAMMING
RuPaul’s Drag Race • Oh. My. Gaga! • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions
Zaldy Goco, Costume Designer (RuPaul)
Perry Meek, Costume Designer (Lady Gaga)

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A REALITY PROGRAM
Born This Way • A&E • Bunim/Murray Productions
Sasha Alpert, CSA, Casting by
Megan Sleeper, Casting by

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special
Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Starring Lady Gaga • FOX • NFL Network
Robert Barnhart, Lighting Designer
David Grill, Lighting Director
Pete Radice, Lighting Director
Jason Rudolph, Lighting Director

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
The Oscars • ABC • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Glenn Weiss, Directed by

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner • TBS • JAX Media
Samantha Bee, Writer
Jo Miller, Writer
Ashley Nicole Black, Writer
Pat Cassels, Writer
Eric Drysdale, Writer
Mathan Erhardt, Writer
Travon Free, Writer
Joe Grossman, Writer
Miles Kahn, Writer
Melinda Taub, Writer

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL
Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017 • CBS • CBS Television Studios, Fulwell 73
Ben Winston, Executive Producer
Rob Crabbe, Executive Producer
Amy Ozols, Co-Executive Producer
Josie Cliff, Supervising Producer
Sheila Rogers, Supervising Producer
Michael Kaplan, Supervising Producer
James Longman, Supervising Producer
Jeff Kopp, Supervising Producer
James Corden, Producer/Host
Diana Miller, Producer

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY
MANDY MOORE, Choreographer, ABC Dancing With The Stars, Routines: On Top Of The World & Carol Of The Bells

TRAVIS WALL, Choreographer, FOX So You Think You Can Dance, Routines: The Mirror & Send In The Clowns & She Used To Be Mine

OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
RUPAUL CHARLES, Host VH1 RuPaul’s Drag Race

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SERIES
Dancing With The Stars: Cirque Du Soleil Night (ABC)
SIMON MILES, Lighting Designer
MATTHEW COTTER, Lighting Director
SUZANNE SOTELO, Lighting Director
MATT MCADAM, Media Server Programmer

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR VARIETY PROGRAMMING
ANTHONY MIALE, Editor HBO Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: F*ck 2016 (segment)

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM VARIETY SERIES
Viceland At The Women’s March • Viceland • VICE Media, LLC
Meghan Kirsch, Executive Producer
Nacho Gil, Co-Executive Producer
Hannah Gregg, Supervising Producer
Michele Beno, Producer

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY SERIES OR SPECIAL
59th Grammy Awards (CBS)
JOSH MORTON, Post Audio Mixer
THOMAS HOLMES, Production Mixer
MIKAEL STEWART, FOH Production Mixer
ERIC SCHILLING, Broadcast Music Mixer
JOHN HARRIS, Broadcast Music Mixer
RON REAVES, FOH Mixer
TOM PESA, Stage Foldback Mixer
MICHAEL PARKER, Stage Foldback Mixer
ERIC JOHNSTON, Playback Music Mixer
PABLO MUNGUIA, Pro Tools Mixer
BOB LAMASNEY, Sweetening Mixer

2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony (HBO)
AL CENTRELLA, Production Mixer
SUSAN PELINO, Re-Recording Mixer
JAY VICARI, Music Mixer
DAVE NATALE, FOH Mixer
ERIK VON RANSON, FOH Mixer
SIMON WELCH, Monitor Mixer

OUTSTANDING STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
SHARK TANK ABC
Mark Burnett, Executive Producer
Clay Newbill, Executive Producer
Yun Lingner, Executive Producer
Phil Gurin, Executive Producer
Max Swedlow, Co-Executive Producer
Brandon Wallace, Co-Executive Producer
Becky Blitz, Supervising Producer
Sami Aziz, Senior Producer
Heather Dreiling, Senior Producer
Michael Kramer, Senior Producer
Shaun Polakow, Senior Producer
Laura Roush, Senior Producer
Kate Ryu, Senior Producer
Dominique Worden, Producer

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SERIES
Hairspray Live! (NBC)
CHARLES CIUP, Technical Director
BILLY STEINBERG, Video Control
CHRIS HILL, Video Control
BERT ATKINSON, Camera
RANDY GOMEZ, Camera
NATHANIAL HAVHOLM, Camera
RON LEHMAN, Camera
BETTINA LEVESQUE, Camera
DAVE LEVISOHN, Camera
TORE LIVIA, Camera
MIKE MALONE, Camera
ADAM MARGOLIS, Camera
ROB PALMER, Camera
BRIAN REASON, Camera
DAMIEN TUFFEREAU, Camera
ANDREW WARUSZEWSKI, Camera

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air Saturday, September 16, at 8:00 PM ET/PT on FXX.

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Actresses Got More Emmy Noms This Year – But No Other Women Did https://www.thewrap.com/actresses-got-more-emmy-noms-this-year-but-no-other-women-did/ https://www.thewrap.com/actresses-got-more-emmy-noms-this-year-but-no-other-women-did/#respond Thu, 07 Sep 2017 04:01:23 +0000 Beatrice Verhoeven https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1703221 Women still lag behind men in behind-the-scenes categories for the 2017 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, according to a new analysis by the Women’s Media Center.

There was no change in the percentage of women nominated in all 89 non-acting categories for the 69th Emmys. In the combined categories of writing, directing, editing and producing, women gained only one percentage point — from 25 percent last year to 26 percent this year. In all non-acting categories, women represented only 28 percent of nominees.

The research also found that women lost ground in writing and editing but improved in directing and producing. Female writers dropped from 23 percent to 21 percent, while editors dropped from 21 percent to 20 percent, female producers rose from 29 percent to 31 percent. The reason for this remains unclear, but the study mentions that the increase could be due to actresses producing their own material.

For example, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are nominated for “Big Little Lies,” which they produced and starred in. Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon are nominated for “Feud: Bette and Joan.”

“Women still lag behind their male counterparts in these influential behind-the-scenes roles,” said Julie Burton, WMC president. “Women represent only 28 percent of all non-acting nominations, and there are no women nominees in 18 of the non-acting categories. This is unacceptable. These numbers do not reflect the tremendous talent, experience, and impact of female writers, producers, editors and directors. While the slight uptick in some categories is encouraging, women still are nowhere near parity and men continue their dominance. Executives must do better in addressing the disparity of women behind the camera.”

Ava DuVernay was nominated in the Outstanding Directing for a Nonfiction Program category for “13th,” which earned eight nominations overall. “13th” was also nominated for an Oscar. Samantha Bee received seven nominations for “Full Frontal with Samanta Bee.” “The Crown,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” also received several nominations.

The Emmys do not have a producer category. The Report includes 21 categories in which producers are nominated.

The 69th Emmys hosted by Stephen Colbert will broadcast live from Los Angeles on CBS on Sept. 17.

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How Streaming Networks Invaded the Emmys: From ‘House of Cards’ to ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ (Photos) https://www.thewrap.com/streaming-networks-invaded-emmys/ https://www.thewrap.com/streaming-networks-invaded-emmys/#respond Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:14:01 +0000 Carli Velocci https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1700230 The streaming services are taking over the Emmys. 4 years after “House of Cards” opened up the major Emmy categories to online content providers with three wins, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon have hit an all-time high with a combined total of 126 nominations. But how did we get here?

“House of Cards”
The political thriller became the first streaming-only original series to get nominated in major Emmys categories in 2013. It won three that year, including Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series and Outstanding Casting. It has since been nominated for 53 awards with six wins.

“Orange is the New Black”
Netflix seemed to be on a critical roll after “Orange is the New Black” debuted in 2014. It was nominated for 12 awards, including five in acting categories. Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne Warren, won for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. She would win a second time in 2015.

“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
The Tina Fey-produced comedy was called the “first great sitcom of the streaming era” and the Emmys seem to agree. Since premiering in 2015, the show has garnered 16 nominations.

“Transparent”
“Transparent” was — and still is — Amazon Prime’s flagship show. In 2015, following its debut season, it won an unprecedented five awards, including Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for Jill Soloway and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy for Jeffrey Tambor. The show has been a continuous staple at the Emmys since.

“Grace and Frankie”
2015 was a big year for streaming services at the Emmys. “Grace and Frankie” was yet another Netflix series that earned nominations in major categories. It’s continued to be a consistent presence at the awards ever since, specifically in acting categories.

“Jessica Jones”
The Marvel Netflix show became the first of the Defenders universe to get an Emmy win, for its main title theme music.

“Master of None”
The big addition at the 2016 Emmys was the Aziz Ansari-led comedy “Master of None.” It earned Ansari nominations for acting, writing and directing — and a win for writing with his colleague Alan Yang. He’ll get another shot in 2017 with more nominations in the same categories, including Outstanding Comedy Series.

“Stranger Things”
2017 is a huge year for Netflix, with 91 nominations. And sleeper hit “Stranger Things,”created by relative newcomers Matt and Ross Duffer, earned a staggering 18 of them, including Outstanding Drama Series. For a genre show released with little marketing, this is quite a feat.

“The Crown”
The hugely popular (and acclaimed) period drama about the life of Queen Elizabeth II earned Netflix five Emmy nominations.

“Handmaid’s Tale”
In 2017, Hulu established itself as a serious original programming contender with this adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s seminal novel. The highly acclaimed series not only became arguably the defining political commentary of the early Trump-Era, it also went on to make history for Hulu with 13 nominations.

“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week”
Hulu didn’t stop with “The Handmaid’s Tale.” This documentary about the Beatles earned five nominations.

“Black Mirror”
The anthology series didn’t qualify for the main Emmys until the third season arrived on Netflix. It got three nominations in 2017, including two for the episode “San Junipero.” Notably, “San Junipero” was nominated for Outstanding Television Movie, despite being a part of an anthology.

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https://www.thewrap.com/streaming-networks-invaded-emmys/feed/ 0 The streaming services are taking over the Emmys. Four years after "House of Cards" opened up the major categories to online content providers with three wins, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon have hit an all-time high with a combined total of 126 nominations. But how did we get here?

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The streaming services are taking over the Emmys. Four years after "House of Cards" opened up the major categories to online content providers with three wins, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon have hit an all-time high with a combined total of 126 nominations. But how did we get here?

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"House of Cards"
The political thriller became the first streaming-only original series to get nominated in major Emmy categories in 2013. It won three that year, including Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series and Outstanding Casting. The show has been nominated for 53 Emmys in total, six of which turned into major category wins.

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"House of Cards"
The political thriller became the first streaming-only original series to get nominated in major Emmy categories in 2013. It won three that year, including Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series and Outstanding Casting. The show has been nominated for 53 Emmys in total, six of which turned into major category wins.

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"Orange is the New Black"
Netflix seemed to be on a critical roll after "Orange is the New Black" debuted in 2014. It was nominated for 12 awards, including five in acting categories. Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne Warren, won for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. She won a second time in 2015.

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"Orange is the New Black"
Netflix seemed to be on a critical roll after "Orange is the New Black" debuted in 2014. It was nominated for 12 awards, including five in acting categories. Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne Warren, won for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. She won a second time in 2015.

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"The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
The Tina Fey-produced comedy was called the "first great sitcom of the streaming era" and the Emmy voters seem to agree. Since premiering in 2015, the show has garnered 16 nominations.

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"The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
The Tina Fey-produced comedy was called the "first great sitcom of the streaming era" and the Emmy voters seem to agree. Since premiering in 2015, the show has garnered 16 nominations.

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"Transparent"
"Transparent" was -- and still is -- Amazon Prime's flagship show. In 2015, following its debut season, it won an unprecedented five Emmy awards, including Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for Jill Soloway and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy for Jeffrey Tambor. The show has been a continuous staple at the Emmys since.

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"Transparent"
"Transparent" was -- and still is -- Amazon Prime's flagship show. In 2015, following its debut season, it won an unprecedented five Emmy awards, including Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for Jill Soloway and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy for Jeffrey Tambor. The show has been a continuous staple at the Emmys since.

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"Grace and Frankie"
2015 was a big year for streaming services at the Emmys. "Grace and Frankie" was yet another Netflix series that earned nominations in major categories. The show has continued to be a consistent presence at the awards ever since -- specifically in acting categories.

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"Grace and Frankie"
2015 was a big year for streaming services at the Emmys. "Grace and Frankie" was yet another Netflix series that earned nominations in major categories. The show has continued to be a consistent presence at the awards ever since -- specifically in acting categories.

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"Jessica Jones"
The Marvel Netflix show became the first of the Defenders universe to get an Emmy win, for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.

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"Jessica Jones"
The Marvel Netflix show became the first of the Defenders universe to get an Emmy win, for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.

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"Master of None"
The big addition at the 2016 Emmys was the Aziz Ansari-led comedy "Master of None." The Netflix series earned Ansari nominations for acting, writing and directing -- and a win for writing with his colleague Alan Yang. He'll get another shot in 2017 with more nominations in the same categories, including Outstanding Comedy Series.

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"Master of None"
The big addition at the 2016 Emmys was the Aziz Ansari-led comedy "Master of None." The Netflix series earned Ansari nominations for acting, writing and directing -- and a win for writing with his colleague Alan Yang. He'll get another shot in 2017 with more nominations in the same categories, including Outstanding Comedy Series.

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"Stranger Things"
2017 is a huge year for Netflix, with 91 nominations for the streaming giant overall. And sleeper hit "Stranger Things,"created by relative newcomers Matt and Ross Duffer, earned a staggering 18 of them, including Outstanding Drama Series. For a genre show released with little marketing, this is quite a feat.

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"Stranger Things"
2017 is a huge year for Netflix, with 91 nominations for the streaming giant overall. And sleeper hit "Stranger Things,"created by relative newcomers Matt and Ross Duffer, earned a staggering 18 of them, including Outstanding Drama Series. For a genre show released with little marketing, this is quite a feat.

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"The Crown"
The hugely popular (and acclaimed) period drama about the life of Queen Elizabeth II earned Netflix five Emmy nominations this year.

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"The Crown"
The hugely popular (and acclaimed) period drama about the life of Queen Elizabeth II earned Netflix five Emmy nominations this year.

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"Handmaid's Tale"
In 2017, Hulu established itself as a serious original programming contender with this adaptation of Margaret Atwood's seminal novel. The highly acclaimed series not only became arguably the defining political commentary of the early Trump-Era, it also went on to make history for Hulu with 13 nominations.

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"Handmaid's Tale"
In 2017, Hulu established itself as a serious original programming contender with this adaptation of Margaret Atwood's seminal novel. The highly acclaimed series not only became arguably the defining political commentary of the early Trump-Era, it also went on to make history for Hulu with 13 nominations.

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"The Beatles: Eight Days a Week"
Hulu didn't stop with "The Handmaid's Tale." This documentary about the Beatles earned five nominations.

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"The Beatles: Eight Days a Week"
Hulu didn't stop with "The Handmaid's Tale." This documentary about the Beatles earned five nominations.

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"Black Mirror"
The anthology series didn't qualify for the main Emmys until the third season arrived on Netflix. It got three nominations in 2017, including two for the episode "San Junipero" -- which was nominated for Outstanding Television Movie, despite being a part of an anthology.

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"Black Mirror"
The anthology series didn't qualify for the main Emmys until the third season arrived on Netflix. It got three nominations in 2017, including two for the episode "San Junipero" -- which was nominated for Outstanding Television Movie, despite being a part of an anthology.

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Emmy Parties 2017: Hollywood’s Hottest Invites (Updating) https://www.thewrap.com/emmy-parties-2017-hollywoods-hottest-invites-updating/ https://www.thewrap.com/emmy-parties-2017-hollywoods-hottest-invites-updating/#respond Mon, 28 Aug 2017 22:50:24 +0000 Mikey Glazer https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1697835 Last updated: Friday, Sept. 8

Emmy voting already ended weeks ago.

With the onslaught of FYC campaigns that began days after the Oscars finally over, now it’s the fun part — 12 hours of Emmy awards shows split over three nights. There are also about 35 official and unofficial parties stretching from now until the afternoon after the big show.

Here’s the Party Report’s guide to where Donald Glover, the grand dames of “Feud: Bette and Joan,” “Westworld” cyborgs, and “This Is Us” breakouts will celebrate the year in TV.

Audi
Thursday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m .
The Highlight Room

(Courtesy of Instagram.com/TheHighlightRoom)

Boozy, packed, and going late, the symbiotic talent, publicity and media cliques loves this annual jaunt.

Many may be missing out this year as Audi moves to a more intimate space — the Highlight Room atop the Dream Hollywood in Hollywood. (Last year, this party served as opening night for last year’s sparkly West Hollywood venue debut, Catch.)

Audi is an official TV Academy partner. That means they’ll be shuttling hundreds of nominees and presenters to the two Creative Arts Emmys, the main show, and this bash. Because Audi is studio and program agnostic, they draw well from across the spectrum of nominated actors, directors, and producers.

No need to worry about falling in the pool while sauntering out of one of the cabanas — it will be covered.

Entertainment Weekly’s Pre-Emmy Party
Friday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m.
Sunset Tower Hotel

Laverne Cox poses with  Zac Posen at EW’s 2016 Emmy bash. (Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)

When Donald Glover supervises the dance circle and Cuba Gooding Jr. gets down with stars of “Orange is the New Black” like he did at last year’s event,  it’s a real party.

The Party Report once called this the Vanity Fair Oscar Party of the Emmys. This rings more true as Jess Cagle and Henry Goldblatt move in to the Sunset Tower, VF’s former Oscar night HQ. Last year’s EW ringmaster, DJ Michelle Pesce, is back to get many many stars of TV off the walls.

We have no idea how they are going to fit everyone in to this intimate space without a major build out.

Performers’ Nominee Reception
Friday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills

There are lots of good reasons to go to the Academy’s official pre-party for the most celebrated of all nominees, the actors.

The most overlooked incentive is the free year-long subscription to People magazine (print or digital – your choice) handed out in the goodie bags. Rarely is a Hollywood sponsorship this on-the-nose and organic. Good job, everyone.

The highlight: All the nominees take a class picture, like the one above from last year.

BAFTA LA TV Tea
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m.
The Garden at the Beverly Hilton

Confusing awards weekends, the Brits’ premiere arts advocacy and networking group brings their popular Emmys weekend party to the home of the Golden Globes for the first time. BBC America is the lead sponsor with support from the GREAT Britain Campaign fueling the afternoon soirée.

The TV Industry Advocacy Awards
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m.
TAO

Keegan-Michael Key, Chrissy Metz, and a star from “Stranger Things” will be honored for their charitable work in an intimate, quieter event on the Emmy weekend calendar. Full details here:

FX and Vanity Fair
Saturday, Sept. 16, 5 p.m.
CRAFT LA

FX has 55 nominations.

With that many faces from “Atlanta,” “FEUD: Bette and Joan,” “Fargo,” and “Better Things,” John Landgraf and company deserve the two parties they are having. After this one, they will do it again the next night with their corporate cousins from Fox TV and the Fox Studios. George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s Casamigos Tequila will be poured at this one in Century City.

MPTF’s 11th Annual “Evening Before” Fundraiser
Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m.
The Lawn at Century Park

Kevin Tsujihara, Peter Roth, and Jeffrey Katzenberg at the “Evening Before” in 2015.(MPTF)

The Jon and Vinny’s guys are cooking. That’s reason alone to seek out this precious invite, if your cold, dark, uncharitable heart would not otherwise have made a big enough donation to support aging film and TV veterans in their time of need. Corporate partners include Delta Air Lines, Ford, Netflix, People TV, and Target, so if you know someone at one of those companies, maybe they will take you. Otherwise, call Jeffrey Katzenberg back when you’re an A-lister.

Sunday, Sept. 17, After the Telecast

Governors’ Ball
LA Convention Center

Eleven years before gold medals will be handed out in the convention center for table tennis and basketball at the 2028 LA Olympics, the theme of this year’s Governors’ Ball is “Golden Grandeur.” Why does this party need a theme at all? There have been some embarrassing ones over the years, like waiters masked with face paint.

Since there is no booze inside the show itself, the theme should be “thank the lord that long boring show is over.” With hundreds of glasses of champagne cued up by the entrance, it already kind of is.

Fox, FX, 20th Century Fox TV and Nat Geo

Vibiana

FOX Chief Gary Newman, Sarah Paulson, Ryan Murphy, and Fox Chief Dana Walden on Emmy night last year. (Getty Images)

This is the second of FX’s two weekend bashes, with corporate cousins from FOX broadcasting, the studio, and Nat Geo. That means you’ll see “This Is Us” stars roaming here as well. With all of FX’s prestige talent like Donald Glover, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange and Ewan McGregor mixed in with the hilarious and criminally under-appreciated Pamela Adlon, this is a hot ticket.

They are smart to keep this downtown.

HBO Emmy Night
Fountain Plaza at the Pacific Design Center

Inside a previous HB

HBO always packs an elaborate production design in to their Emmy night bash. This year, they are taking design inspiration from a British seaside royal residency built “in the style of India and China”.  A thirty foot wide chinoiserie pagoda and a garden of giant jade trees will be a central focal point.  Billy Butchkavitz returns to design the event for the 19th Emmy night in a row.  Wolfgang Puck will be cooking a massive buffet dinner.

Netflix
NeueHouse in Hollywood

With 92 nominations, Netflix is the second most nominated distributor in the race. As impressive as the number, is the breadth of recognition. Categories range from prestige dramas (“The Crown”) to comedy (Sarah Silverman), the alliterative Amanda Knox doc, and their biggest stars who are not even close to being able to order a drink at the bar, “Stranger Things”. More intimate than rival HBO’s bash, Netflix usually also celebrates with casts at chief Ted Sarandos’ home the night before.

Hulu
Otium (222 Hope St., Downtown L.A.)

Hulu’s event is a small gathering for nominees and executives, focused mainly on “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

AMC, BBC America, and IFC
Boa, West Hollywood

Calling all “Planet Earth II” fans!

While the iguana that outran death by a snake herd and the fighting dinosaurs will not be on the list, 600 other guests of the “smart” channels  will flock inside. “Planet Earth II” is the most nominated nonscripted/nonfiction show. Take that, drag queens, singing wannabes, castaways, Bachelorettes, dancing has-beens, and Snoop Dogg.



Together, these nets have 23 nominations. Myles Hendrik is on the decks.

But wait … there’s more …

An Emmy partner from Italy is keeping the party going sixteen hours after the telecast ends. Ferrari Trento, the Academy’s sparkling wine partner from northern Italy, is finishing off Emmy season by bringing its award-winning wines to an Italian luncheon downtown on Monday afternoon.

The Golden Globes are four months away … carb up, Hollywood.

All events are private and by invitation only.

Please send invitations, bookings, and updates to the party patrolling columnist at Mikey@thechimp.net.

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Why the Oscars’ Envelope Snafu Didn’t Hurt Its Chances With Emmy Voters https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-love-oscars-envelope-snafu/ https://www.thewrap.com/emmys-love-oscars-envelope-snafu/#respond Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:36:56 +0000 Steve Pond https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1692788 A version of this story first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

When it comes to giving out awards to people for giving out awards to other people, the Emmys have always loved the Oscars. Not only have the Academy Awards won more Emmys than any other awards show over the years, but the Motion Picture Academy’s shindig back in February landed six more nominations this year, plus another one for Oscar.com’s “All Access” experience.

Meanwhile — and we know that this might be beside the point, but we’ll mention it anyway — the “And the Winner is … ” episode of “Feud: Bette and Joan,” set entirely on Oscar night, 1963, got another three nominations.

Plus, the two documentaries that won Oscars this year, the feature “O.J.: Made in America” and the short “The White Helmets,” are both up for Emmys. And there’s a little extra kick to their nominations, because the ESPN miniseries “O.J.” prompted a backlash that ended with multi-part docs being banned from Oscar consideration, while “The White Helmets” became the first Netflix film to win an Academy Award.

So yes, Emmy loves Oscar. And this year, that meant looking past that mess with the envelopes.

You remember it, right? An absent-minded accountant gave Warren Beatty the wrong envelope, and “La La Land” was initially announced as Best Picture instead of the rightful winner, “Moonlight.” The fiasco got a couple of PwC accountants tossed off the Oscar gig and caused abundant stress in the halls of the Academy, but it scarcely bothered producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd when they talked to TheWrap about their nominations a couple months later.

“It’s live TV, so we never thought the envelope mix-up would restrict anybody’s appreciation of the show,” De Luca said. “If there was an awards show for accounting firms, I guess it would have impacted that.”

In fact, added Todd, the wild ending might actually have helped the Oscars. “The research and feedback we got said that the envelope was a very positive aspect of people’s watching experience,” she said. “The audience really liked that moment — as much as it was a surprise to us, it was a positive. They now know that anything can happen, which might actually help us with next year’s show.”

De Luca and Todd will be back to produce the show in 2018, and so will this year’s Oscar host, Jimmy Kimmel.

“This next show is the 90th anniversary, so we’re thinking about it with an eye to how special that is,” said De Luca. “But I think right at the top of our wish list is anything that gets us a slightly shorter show.”

Whatever the length, they can rest assured that Emmy voters will love them.

Read more from the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

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‘Black Mirror': ‘San Junipero’ Stars Mackenzie Davis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Reunite at Netflix HQ (Photo) https://www.thewrap.com/black-mirror-san-junipero-stars-mackenzie-davis-gugu-mbatha-raw-reunite-netflix-hq-photo/ https://www.thewrap.com/black-mirror-san-junipero-stars-mackenzie-davis-gugu-mbatha-raw-reunite-netflix-hq-photo/#respond Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:58:07 +0000 Matt Donnelly https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1694935 Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw dusted off the ol’ “Black Mirror” for a bit of a reunion on Sunday.

The stars of the widely praised “San Junipero” episode of the dystopian Netflix series from Charlie Brooker, which has two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Television Movie and for Brooker’s script, sat for a conversation at Netflix’s Hollywood headquarters. See a photo from the reunion above.

The episode follows two queer women who meet in an ’80s coastal paradise that the episode is named for. The paradise is not a town, but a software program where users, particularly elderly and chronically ill people, upload their consciousness — with the option of remaining there after their bodies die. The story follows the romance between two women as their virtual and actual lives intersect.

“It was the first Episode I wrote for Netflix,” Brooker told TheWrap Emmy Magazine about the episode.

“It was partly a deliberate bid on my part to reinvent what I thought the show was. In that respect, it was consciously positive. It’s also set in the past, and it’s very, very American. It has this California Dream-like quality,” he said.

Check out TheWrap’s complete Emmy coverage here.

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‘Stranger Things’ Star Millie Bobby Brown on Winning Over Her Biggest Critic https://www.thewrap.com/millie-bobby-brown-stranger-things-brother-critic/ https://www.thewrap.com/millie-bobby-brown-stranger-things-brother-critic/#respond Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:51:58 +0000 Brian Welk https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1692616 This story on Millie Bobby Brown of “Stranger Things” first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

“Stranger Things” arrived on Netflix in July of 2016, at a time when every new show is streamed and binged in a weekend and it’s hard for anything to stick in the pop-culture consciousness. Created by the Duffer brothers, Matt and Ross, the show initially had little media attention and not much star power.

But simply out of curiosity, people clicked and discovered a richly imagined, funny, creepy and classical sci-fi TV show. Like the ’80s movies it resembles, “Stranger Things” slowly, through sheer word of mouth, became a viewing staple.

The show’s 18 nominations include three for acting, and this year’s youngest nominee is supporting-actress Millie Bobby Brown, a 13-year-old U.K. native who plays the mysterious and supernaturally gifted Eleven. The morning of the show’s premiere — which Brown didn’t dare watch — she had just 24 followers on Instagram. When she checked the next day, it was over 3,000. Three months later, she had 1 million.

Even more important was a fan in her own family. “My brother doesn’t watch any of my work. He just doesn’t care,” Brown said in a phone interview with TheWrap. “He called me and said, ‘Millie, I watched the show and it’s amazing.’ I wasn’t expecting that. The show must’ve been good if my brother saw it.”

Brown, who would be the youngest Primetime Emmy Award winner ever, frequently demonstrates the grueling emotional range playing Eleven requires. You see it in her nervous feeling of confidence as she looks at herself in the mirror or when she’s bellowing at the top of her lungs as she disintegrates a mysterious beast called the Demogorgon.

“Eleven was a very hard character to play mentally and emotionally and almost physically,” Brown said. “It’s emotionally draining because you have to feel it. You have to feel that your papa is leaving you, or you’re missing [your friend].”

Brown is currently shooting her first movie, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” a role she said she got because “Stranger Things” showed she could “act with her face.” But she is amazed at the production’s slower pace compared to TV. She’s right now doing interviews for a movie that won’t come out until 2019, when she turns 15. “I’ll be watching it back and be like, ‘Wow, I was such a baby,'” Brown said.

When talking with Brown, you get a sense of both her youth and her maturity. On the talk-show circuit, she’s effortlessly charming, and far more talkative than Eleven. But while she didn’t “fan girl” out when she appeared with the “Stranger Things” cast at Comic-Con, she can’t contain herself as well as her male co-stars.

“Most of the boys on the show can hold their own and can act really professional about it,” she said. “Not me. I will scream. I will die. I will be screaming at someone, ‘I love you so much! I loved you on this show and this show!’ Looking back, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, Millie.'”

But Brown, who started acting before she was 10, said she has already acquired some wisdom. “I don’t do my job for attention,” she said. “I do my job because I love it. It’s like a vacation.”

Read more from the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

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Tony Hale: If You Can’t Laugh at Trump, Laugh at ‘Veep’ (Video) https://www.thewrap.com/tony-hale-veep-trump-laugh/ https://www.thewrap.com/tony-hale-veep-trump-laugh/#respond Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:08:03 +0000 Steve Pond https://www.thewrap.com/?p=1692687

A version of this story on Tony Hale first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

This year on “Veep,” we learned several things about Tony Hale‘s character, Gary Walsh, the unreasonably devoted aide to Julia Louis- Dreyfus’ Selina Meyer. We learned that Gary used to be a candy striper with a full head of hair, and that his father is an emotionally abusive boor who also happens to be deeply closeted, and that his mother likes to whisper in people’s ears, just as Gary does to Selina.

Tony Hale learned those things, too, in what he refers to as “an aha moment. I wasn’t surprised, but it was more, ‘Oh, that’s why Gary is the way he is,'” he said. “It cleared up a lot of things for me.”

The season, in which Selina and her array of misfit sidekicks tried to navigate the post-presidency with the usual mix of ego and ineptitude, also brought Gary and Selina into unaccustomed proximity, when he is laid up after a heart attack and she climbs onto his bed and falls asleep.

“Gary’s just so desperate for her, and she literally does not care,” he said. “So when she was in bed next to me and I put my arm over her, that was Gary’s nirvana. He was thinking, ‘This might be it, this might be it…’ And then she woke up and was like, ‘I’m outta here.'”

And if it really had been it, could Gary have handled it? “Could Gary handle Selina in bed?” he repeated. “No. He would be in a state of shock. We would have a complete emotional breakdown.”

“Veep” showrunner Dave Mandel recently said that the 2016 election made it harder for the show to joke about politics, but two-time Emmy winner Hale thinks it also made it more important to do so. “People tell me that they are so glad to laugh at Veep,” he said. “So much chaos is happening in real life, and people feel guilty laughing at what’s happening on the news.

“‘Veep’ gives people the freedom to laugh: If what’s really happening is too sad and crazy to laugh at, come laugh at our show.”

See TheWrap’s video interview with Tony Hale above. You can also read more from the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

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