Emmy Awards

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Bridgerton Hair and Makeup Designer Dead of COVID

2 weeks after accepting an Emmy award in LA

(Newser) - On Sept. 19, Marc Pilcher accepted an Emmy Award for his hair and makeup design work on Bridgerton. Two weeks later, he died of COVID-19. The 53-year-old tested negative for the virus multiple times as he traveled from the UK to Los Angeles and back again for the ceremony, but...

Seth Rogen at Emmys: This Isn't Very COVID-Safe

Actor appears shocked at COVID protocols

(Newser) - Seth Rogen presented an award at Sunday night's Emmy Awards , but he didn't sound too comfortable with the whole thing. "Let me start by saying: there’s way too many of us in this little room," he said. The event took place outdoors in a tent,...

Here Are Your Emmy Winners
Here Are Your Emmy Winners

Here Are Your Emmy Winners

'The Crown' and 'Ted Lasso' are big winners

(Newser) - Netflix’s The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit combined with Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso to win top series honors at Sunday’s Emmy Awards, a first for streaming services that have cemented their rise to prominence in the television industry, the AP reports. "I’m at a...

Emmys Plan More Party Than Politics
Emmy Host
to Go Light
on Politics

Emmy Host to Go Light on Politics

Cedric the Entertainer says the emphasis will be on celebration

(Newser) - The Emmy Awards will be held in a tent Sunday night instead of a theater, the big winners look likely to be streaming services instead of broadcast networks, and political humor might be among the losers. Cedric the Entertainer, who will host the show, has signaled he won't revisit...

Cuomo Just Lost His Emmy
Cuomo Just Lost His Emmy

Cuomo Just Lost His Emmy

Award granted for COVID briefings was rescinded hours after he left office

(Newser) - Andrew Cuomo is now an ex-governor—and an ex-Emmy winner. The former New York governor, who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, has been stripped of the award he was granted last year , reports Politico . The move was announced by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences hours after Cuomo...

Here Are This Year's Emmy Contenders
Here Are This Year's
Emmy Nominees

Here Are This Year's Emmy Nominees

The Crown and The Mandalorian have the most nominations

(Newser) - "The Crown" tied with "The Mandalorian" for the most Emmy nominations Tuesday with 24 apiece, but the Marvel universe also got bragging rights with runner-up "WandaVision." The nominations reinforced the rapid rise of streaming, with the top-nominated scripted shows on services that largely emerged in the...

On Every Stage, Cicely Tyson Brought 'Convictions and Grace'
Cicely Tyson Played
Roles of 'Real Substance'
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Cicely Tyson Played Roles of 'Real Substance'

Groundbreaking actor starred in 'Sounder' and 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman'

(Newser) - Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who received an Oscar nomination for her role as a sharecropper’s wife in Sounder, won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88, and touched TV viewers’ hearts in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, died Thursday at age 96. Tyson's death...

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 Is Having a Big Night
This Show Just Made
History at the Emmys
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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...

And the No-Host Emmy Awards Begin...
A Major Upset,
a Historic Win at
This Year's Emmys
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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
Retired Series Could Go
Out on Top Tonight
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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...

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...

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