Emmy Awards

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Mindy Kaling: Emmys Organizers Singled Me Out

Television Academy insists it did not

(Newser) - In a new interview with Elle , Mindy Kaling revealed that in her early days on The Office, the Television Academy wanted to cut her (the only woman of color on the production team) from the list of producers when the show was nominated for an Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy, because... More »

Emmys Took a Dig at Felicity Huffman

Commentator jokes about previous winners watching from prison

(Newser) - One of the jokes during the Emmy broadcast Sunday night drew more attention than the rest. The show didn't have a host, but it did have a commentator in comedian Thomas Lennon, and he delivered a clear jab at Felicity Huffman. “The producers have asked me to give... More »

A Major Upset, a Historic Win at This Year's Emmys

Julia Louis-Dreyfus lost out

(Newser) - The no-host, three-hour 71st annual Emmy Awards kicked off at 8pm ET Sunday, with Ben Stiller handing out the first award for best supporting actor in a comedy series to Tony Shalhoub for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel—after a chat with Bob Newhart. Presenters included Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hugh Laurie, Maya... More »

Best Lines From Emmy Acceptance Speeches

Alex Borstein draws applause

(Newser) - Among the most moving, poignant lines from Sunday night's Emmy winners:
  • From Alex Borstein, who won the best supporting comedy actress award. Per ET : "My grandparents are immigrants; they are Holocaust survivors. My grandmother turned to a guard—she was in line to be shot into a pit—
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Retired Series Could Go Out on Top Tonight

Veep , Game of Thrones are up for final Emmys

(Newser) - Tonight's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will have no host, but there will be familiar faces. Game of Thrones and Veep—top HBO shows that aired their final episodes earlier this year—are up for best drama and best comedy series, NBC reports. GOT has already won a record 57... More »

Jane Lynch Is Making a Habit of Winning Emmys

She wins for her work in 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

(Newser) - A trio of Emmy-honored actors are winners again for their guest performances in TV series, joined by an awards newcomer. Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones received trophies for their The Handmaid's Tale roles at Sunday's creative arts Emmy ceremony. Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby won on the comedy... More »

3 GOT Actors Up for Emmys Submitted Themselves

Gwendoline Christie's Instagram reaction to her nod is priceless

(Newser) - All seven Game of Thrones actors submitted for Emmy consideration by HBO received nominations Tuesday—but so too did three performers HBO hadn't campaigned for. The nods to Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), and Carice van Houten (Melisandre)—all self-submitted—apparently surprised the show's... More »

Sarah Silverman Throws Major Shade at Her Old Boss

Comedian gripes over $1.5K bill Hulu sent her after her show is canceled

(Newser) - "Emotions were still a bit raw" as Sarah Silverman sat down for her first big interview since the cancellation of her Hulu show, I Love You, America, after 21 episodes. "It came as a surprise … It is just so heartbreaking because I kind of feel cut off... More »

Early TV Ratings Are Bad News for Emmys

Telecast's TV audience was smallest in history

(Newser) - "We just want to say a quick hello to the thousands of you here in the audience tonight, and to the hundreds watching at home," host Colin Jost joked during his opening monologue at the Emmy Awards Monday night. He may have been off by a few million,... More »

Here Are the Big Winners From the Emmys

'Game of Thrones' is best drama

(Newser) - After a song-and-dance number celebrating Hollywood solving diversity , Henry Winkler won the first award of the night at the Emmy Awards Monday night. (Also the first Emmy of his career, prompting him to joke, "I wrote this [acceptance speech] 43 years ago.") The rest of the night'... More »

Host Michael Che Doles Out 'Reparation Emmys'

To overlooked black actors

(Newser) - Host Michael Che was keeping track Monday night at the Emmy Awards—"six awards, all white winners," he said early on in the show, per People . "One lady won twice ." So it's not surprising that the show later featured a pre-recorded segment in which Che... More »

Winner Uses Acceptance Speech to Propose to Girlfriend

Glenn Weiss' girlfriend said yes

(Newser) - After Glenn Weiss won the Emmy for outstanding directing of a variety special for his work on the Oscars, he used his acceptance speech time to propose marriage right there on stage, CBS News reports. Weiss noted the bittersweet nature of his win because his mom died two weeks ago,... More »

James Corden Makes #EmmysSoWhite Joke at Emmys

Because of Betty White, or because of all the white winners?

(Newser) - Before Regina King won an Emmy Monday night, there were an awful lot of white winners , which could be why James Corden declared upon taking the stage before King's win, "Let's get it trending: #EmmysSoWhite." Or it could be because Corden took the stage after Betty... More »

Most Buzzworthy Red Carpet Outfit Might Be This Sweatshirt

'black-ish' actress Jenifer Lewis dons Nike in support of Colin Kaepernick

(Newser) - Amid all the red carpet finery at Monday night's Emmy Awards, one unconventional outfit was making headlines: Jenifer Lewis of black-ish wore a custom Nike sweatshirt along with her leggings and black and white sneakers. "I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his... More »

Emmys Opener Is a Song on Diversity: 'We Solved It'

Hosts Michael Che, Colin Jost are also here with the #MeToo-inspired jokes

(Newser) - The Emmy Awards were off and running Monday night, with Kenan Thompson announcing it was the most diverse group of nominees in Emmy history before he and a group of his fellow celebrities launched into a song-and-dance number, "We Solved It," declaring diversity on TV solved. Unfortunately, at... More »

Tom Arnold: Mark Burnett Went Crazy, Choked Me

Confrontation allegedly happened at pre-Emmy party

(Newser) - As nominees prepare to duke it out at the Emmys on Monday night, a party on the eve of the awards show led to a more literal scuffle between two attendees. Per Us Weekly , an early morning tweet from actor and comedian Tom Arnold was the first hint that the... More »

'Tremendous Bittersweetness': Bourdain Shows Win 6 Emmys

(Newser) - If Anthony Bourdain were still with us, Sunday would have been one of the proudest days of his life. The chef, who died by suicide in June, was honored with six awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Variety reports. His CNN show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, won awards for... More »

Sandra Oh's Emmy Thrill Mixed With 'Sober Reminder'

She's first person of Asian descent to be nominated for lead actress in a drama

(Newser) - Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, and no one was more excited than Sandra Oh—not only for the honor of being recognized for her acting skills in BBC America's Killing Eve, but also for being the first person of Asian descent nominated as lead actress in a drama. It'... More »

Here Are Your Emmy Nominees

'Game of Thrones' leads the nominations with 22

(Newser) - Game of Thrones roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday's nominations with 22 bids but facing a formidable opponent in The Handmaid's Tale, last year's top drama series, the AP reports. The latter series got 20 bids, while HBO's Westworld earned 21. The nominations for... More »

Jane the Virgin Star Has Unusual Use for Her Emmy Cash

Gina Rodriguez sets up scholarship for student's 4 years at Princeton

(Newser) - Right now, Gina Rodriguez could be spending the money doled out to her by CBS Television Studios to promote her Emmy run. But the Jane the Virgin star decided to use the cash for something else instead: setting up a college scholarship for an undocumented Latinx immigrant. Today and the... More »

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