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  • Harvey Weinstein Rape Trial Starts Today With Media & Jury In The Spotlight

    01/06/2020 8:36:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 6, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    Over two years after the first exposés on Harvey Weinstein and allegations of rampant sexual harassment and assaults were first published, the Oscar-winning producer’s criminal trial is set to begin today in New York City, kind of. If found guilty of the five felony charges that he faces based on allegations from two women and indictments from a grand jury convened by District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., the 67-year-old Weinstein could face life in prison in what is the first major trial of the #MeToo era.
  • TV Ratings: Emmy Awards Hit New Low

    09/23/2019 7:39:28 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Variety ^ | September 23, 2019 | WILL THORNE
    Sunday night’s hostless Emmys on Fox was likely hoping to emulate the Oscars ratings success in cutting out an emcee. However, according to preliminary Nielsen figures, the 2019 Emmys have gone the way of seemingly all awards shows in declining year on year. Fox’s broadcast posted a 5.7 rating and a 10 share in the overnight metered market ratings, which is down 23% on last year’s Monday night show on NBC and 30% below the preliminary rating for the 2017 ceremony which also aired on a Sunday night on CBS. The total viewership for TV’s big night, as well as...
  • Emmy Awards 2019: Exonerated 5, formerly Central Park 5, walk red carpet, draw applause at show

    09/23/2019 4:40:32 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | September 23, 2019 | Michelle Ewing
    LOS ANGELES - Ava DuVernay, the writer and director of "When They See Us," brought five special guests to the 2019 Emmy Awards on Sunday night. According to The Associated Press and People magazine, the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the Central Park Five, appeared on the red carpet with DuVernay, whose Netflix miniseries focuses on the men's wrongful conviction in a 1989 rape case. "My dates," she tweeted before the show, sharing a photo of the men: Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. "When They See Us" star Jharrel Jerome, who took home the...
  • Daytime Emmys to Combine Younger Actress and Actor Awards Into One Gender Neutral-Category in 2020

    08/09/2019 10:04:25 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    TV Line ^ | August 9, 2019 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    The Daytime Emmys in 2020 will combine the Outstanding Younger Actress and Outstanding Younger Actor awards into one gender-neutral category, our sister site Variety reports. The National Academy of Television Arts (NATAS) is also expected to announce that coinciding with that change, the new category will include performers from both broadcast dramas and digital series. The Daytime Emmys already keep things gender-neutral with its Outstanding Special Guest Performer category. The young performer categories first debuted at the 1985 Daytime Emmys, at which time they were named the Outstanding Ingenue and Outstanding Young Man awards; Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren, The Young...
  • ‘Chernobyl’ Scores 19 Emmy Nominations

    07/16/2019 2:08:38 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 16, 2019 | Peter White
    Disaster drama Chernobyl swept up 19 Emmy nominations including a nod in the limited series category, making it the third most nominated show after Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. The drama, which is a co-production between HBO and Sky Atlantic, is up against Escape At Dannemora, Fosse/Verdon, Sharp Objects and When They See Us in the limited series category, while Jared Harris picked up a nomination in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category. Produced by Jane Featherstone’s Sister Pictures and created The Huntsman: Winter’s War’s Craig Mazin, the period drama was a breakout...
  • Emmy Awards roasted for mocking Middle America, ratings hit all-time low

    09/18/2018 12:34:08 PM PDT · by ETL · 68 replies ^ | Sept 18, 2018 | Brian Flood
    Hollywood may have laughed when Emmys host Michael Che said the only white people who thank Jesus are "Republicans and ex-crackheads," but Tinseltown's latest middle finger to Middle America fell flat in flyover country, and may have contributed to the telecast's all-time low viewership. Co-host Michael Che left many viewers of the 70th Annual Emmy Awards upset during the opening monologue with his fellow "Saturday Night Live" star Colin Jost, explaining that his mother would not be watching the show on Monday night. "She says she doesn’t like watching white award shows because you guys don’t thank Jesus enough," Che...
  • Emmy Awards Crash To New Low With 10.2M Viewers & Slipping Demo

    09/18/2018 10:14:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 18, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    Winners like Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan, Seven Seconds’ Regina King, Barry’s Henry Winkler, Westworld’s Thandie Newton, The Americans‘ Mathew Rhys, The Crown’s Claire Foy and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’s Darren Criss may be making shelf space for their new trophies after celebrating last night but for NBC, the 70th Primetime Emmys maybe a hangover that’s hard to shake.
  • Ryan Murphy calls for stricter hate-crime laws in Emmys victory speech

    09/18/2018 10:07:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    TV producer Ryan Murphy called for stricter hate-crime laws during his Emmy acceptance speech Monday night. Murphy, who won the limited-series directing award for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” dedicated his award to the LGBTQ community. Murphy, the writer and executive behind "Pose" and "American Horror Story" added in his speech that "The Assassination of Gianni Versace" was in part about internalized and externalized homophobia. “One of out of every four LGBTQ people in this country will be the victim of a hate crime," he said, before naming some of the victims of spree killer Andrew Cunanan,...
  • Black-ish’s Jenifer Lewis wore Nike on the Emmys red carpet to support Colin Kaepernick

    09/17/2018 8:45:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Vox ^ | September 17, 2018 | Alex Abad-Santos
    On an Emmys red carpet filled with designer gowns and dashing tuxedos, Broadway and Black-ish star Jennifer Lewis opted to wear Nike. “I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality,” Lewis told Variety during her red-carpet interview before the ceremony. She described her thought process in coming up with the idea to wear Nike as asking herself, “What can I do? What can I do that’s meaningful? I’ll wear Nike. I’ll wear Nike to say thank you. Thank you for leading the resistance! We need more corporate America...
  • ‘Saturday Night Live,’ politics, diversity could rule Emmys [or ruin]

    09/16/2018 9:49:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 16, 2018 11:54 AM EDT | Lynn Elber
    There are critical points about the 70th Emmy Awards to keep in mind, starting with this: The ceremony airs Monday. Typically held on a Sunday, it was punted one day so this year’s host network, NBC, could accommodate its “Sunday Night Football” franchise (New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, for viewers inclined toward that spectacle). As for what the 8-11 p.m. EDT awards telecast will offer, the basics are 26 categories with nominees including defending drama champ “The Handmaid’s Tale.” It’s challenged by 2016 winner “Game of Thrones,” which aired outside the eligibility window for last year’s awards and wants...
  • Emmys Hit New Diversity Milestone As Black Actors Sweep All Guest Categories

    09/08/2018 10:33:45 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 8, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    Comedy’s “it” girl, Tiffany Haddish, winning Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live, set the tone for what became a historic night at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday. All four guest acting categories went to Black actors, Haddish, Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us), Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Katt Williams (Atlanta) This blows past previous high water marks — in the past two decades, there have been only two instances of multiple wins for black guest actors — in 2003 and 2014. Both times two of the four winners were people of...
  • Bozell & Graham Column: An Overwrought Hatefest At The Emmy Awards

    09/23/2017 12:49:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | September 23, 2017 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    The latest telecast of the Emmy awards on CBS drew the lowest audience ever, 11.4 million, and that is no surprise. This show could not have been more predictable -- quickly devolving into a boorish hours-long festival of Trump-bashing and Hillary-mourning. Awards shows used to be blockbusters for TV. But in the Age of Trump, they’re becoming screaming political spectacles, like the infamous Paul Wellstone funeral/pep rally of 2002. The red-state audience knows it’s going to be a leftist hootenanny attacking conservatives, all night long. Why put up with it? So they don’t bother. Naturally, the Hollywood crowd gave out...
  • An Overwrought Hatefest at the Emmy Awards

    09/22/2017 9:43:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | September 22, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The latest telecast of the Emmy Awards on CBS drew the second-lowest audience ever, just 11.4 million, and that is no surprise. This show could not have been more predictable, quickly devolving into a boorish hourslong festival of Trump bashing and Hillary mourning. Awards shows used to be blockbusters for TV. But in the Age of Trump, they're becoming screaming political spectacles, like the infamous funeral/pep rally for Sen. Paul Wellstone in 2002. The red-state audience knows it's going to be a leftist hootenanny attack on conservatives all night long. Why put up with it? So they don't bother. Naturally,...
  • Show Biz Meltdown: Bombs Away!

    09/20/2017 5:11:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | September 20, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    The numbers don't lie. Across the entertainment industry, viewers and fans are tuning out. It's no coincidence ratings are cratering as unhinged celebrities crank up their anti-Trump and anti-American antics. Pro tip, Tinseltownies: Swapping your jazz hands for middle fingers and waving resistance fists at your customer base is bad for business. Let us count the waning ways. Emmy emetics. Who wanted to see smirking Stephen Colbert lead a cast of Botoxed starlets and men in hot pants, handing out TV industry awards to diamond-draped elites hoisting up their gilt statues as emblems of victory on behalf of the hegemonically...
  • Emmys 2017: Here’s What You Didn’t See on TV (Global warming solved - outdoor AC!)

    09/19/2017 4:05:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 9/17/17 | Ashley Boucher
    The Emmys ceremony is a giant production, and TV viewers only get to see a glimpse of the whole shebang. Here are some moments that weren’t featured on TV that we got to witness firsthand at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 1. Air conditioners… outside This is the first year that the Red Carpet got air conditioning. After last year’s heat wave, stars and press were treated to much cooler temperatures this year than last year. (Interestingly, the show opened with a sketch in which Allison Janney worried about several problems, including global warming.)
  • Guess What. Hollywood Doesn’t Care If You Watch The Emmys

    09/19/2017 12:12:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 18, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This morning Ed wrote about the anticipated (and delivered) crash and burn of the ratings for last night’s Emmys. I suppose I contributed to that in a small way since I was watching football. In my Twitter feed, I only saw two of the conservatives I follow commenting on the show so that seemed to be a fairly common practice among our tribe. The initial scoring put them in position to be one of the worst rated Emmys outings of the modern era. This led a few timid voices to meekly suggest this morning that just perhaps the show needs...
  • McKinnon at Emmys: 'Thank You to Hillary Clinton for Your Grace and Grit'

    09/18/2017 8:56:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 18, 2017 | Nick Kangadis
    Ah, the Emmys. It’s just another award show that panders to those that believe everything they hear on both the news and politically-driven entertainment shows. Perhaps the most laugh-worthy quote of the night came when “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kate McKinnon won her second straight Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a comedy series. In accepting one of the many false idols that Hollywood likes to dole out on a yearly basis, McKinnon gave a special shout out to former Democratic presidential nominee for president Hillary Clinton. “On a very personal note, I want to send a thank you...
  • Conway: Americans are 'tuning out' politicized sports, awards shows

    09/18/2017 3:48:44 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2017 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    People are starting to tune out awards shows like the Emmys because they have become so politicized, White House aide Kellyanne Conway said Monday. "It’s — between the Emmys, the Miss America pageant was very politicized. Our sports are very politicized," Conway said on Fox News. "And it looks like the ratings are suffering. It looks like America is responding by tuning out, because they want you to stick to your knitting," she continued. "They want you to, I guess, in this case, read the stuff other people write for you. And so they are welcome to their opinion, but...
  • Emmys ratings crater; Trump-bashing to blame?

    09/18/2017 3:31:51 PM PDT · by catnipman · 122 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/18/2017 | Brian Flood
    “The Emmys are a Hollywood bubble show," Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor told Fox News. "Actors and directors get to pretend they are important because they are doing such insightful takes on life in America, when they have zero idea what life in America is for the other 330 million people." “Hollywood won’t walk away from politics. The left wants to force politics into every single aspect of our lives -- from sports to movies to the food we eat. They won’t be satisfied until we are all appropriately woke to their struggles du jour,” Gainor told Fox...
  • Emmy Awards Ratings Hit Low On Trump-Bashing Night; ‘Sunday Night Football’ Dips

    09/18/2017 8:36:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | September 18, 2017 6:55am | by Dominic Patten
    <p>Near the beginning of the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night, host Stephen Colbert hauled former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer onstage to declare that the CBS-broadcast show would have “the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period — both in person and around the world.”</p>