Emmy Awards

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Cuomo Is Getting an Emmy. No, the Other One

New York's governor is applauded for his 'masterful use of television'

(Newser) - And the Emmy award goes to ... New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced Friday that it was giving Cuomo an international Emmy for his "masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world" during the pandemic, the Hill reports....

Not Everyone Loved Jen Aniston's Firefighting at Emmys

Some say joke involving a flaming trash can was insensitive to those affected by Calif. wildfires

(Newser) - At any moment during the past eight months or so, have you felt like just setting everything on fire? In that regard, Jimmy Kimmel was all of us Sunday night at the Emmy Awards, and Jennifer Aniston was the hero who swooped in to temper our fears and put out...

This Show Just Made History at the Emmys

'Schitt's Creek' sweeps comedy awards

(Newser) - Schitt's Creek, the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including Frasier and Modern Family failed to achieve, the AP reports. The awards for the Pop TV series included best comedy series and...

A Big Wish for Schitt's Creek at Tonight's Emmys

Rachel Simon hopes the underdog wins for once

(Newser) - The Emmys are tonight, and Rachel Simon is rooting for the underdog—albeit, an underdog that managed to rack up 15 nominations for its sixth and final season. She's lobbying for Schitt's Creek, the beloved Canadian sitcom that follows a family who lost their fortune and ends up...

Emmys Could Take You Into Celebrities' Bedrooms

Awards show tells celebs 'we'll come to you!'

(Newser) - The Emmys will be held virtually, host Jimmy Kimmel and the producers of the awards show confirmed Wednesday. "As you’ve probably guessed, we’re not going to be asking you to come to the Microsoft Theatre in downtown LA on September 20th," reads a letter sent to...

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...

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...

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...

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—
...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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'...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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