The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards aired on NBC Monday night with Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che double-teaming to present the awards to TV’s finest talents live from the Microsoft Theater. The 2018 ceremony marks a historic shift for the Emmy Awards’ — moving the ceremony from Sunday to Monday night in a bid to increase declining ratings.
The 2018 Emmy winners were updated live during the ceremony. Winners appear in bold.
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History usually isn’t made at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, but John Legend is nothing if not, well, a legend.
The multi-hyphenate singer-actor extraordinaire earned the distinction of becoming the first black man in history to “EGOT” (win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) after he won an Emmy for producing NBC’s variety special Jesus Christ Superstar, Live in Concert. And astonishingly, he wasn’t the only one at the ceremony to EGOT: composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice both earned the honor f0r their work on the very same NBC variety special.
See all the Creative Arts Emmy award winners below.
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Last month, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences dropped a bomb in the form of a few changes to the annual Oscars ceremony coming in February of 2019. The biggest and most controversial decision was the announcement of a new award that would honor “outstanding achievement in popular film,” but there was no explanation as to what constituted a “popular” film or how a film would qualify for the award. Thankfully, the Academy listened to all the backlash after this announcement, and they’re postponing the introduction of the award. Read More »
Film festival season is officially underway, and while movies that emerge from fests like Venice, Toronto, and Telluride often become Oscar contenders, the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society isn’t ready to look that far ahead just yet. Instead, they’ve looked back at the films of the past few months and issued their Summer Movie Awards, with Mission: Impossible – Fallout and performers like John Cho (Searching), Toni Collette (Hereditary), and Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians) winning big.
Take a look at the full list of winners below.
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A day after it was reported that Netflix was considering theatrical releases for its highly anticipated prestige pictures, it has been confirmed that the streaming giant will give limited theatrical runs to Alfonso Cuaron‘s Roma, Joel and Ethan Coen‘s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Paul Greengrass‘ 22 July.
However, these awards-season runs aren’t a sign of changing ways for Netflix — this day-and-date release for awards-friendly films is a strategy that the streaming service has practiced since 2015’s Beasts of No Nation.
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There’s been a lot of talk about the creation of a new category at the Academy Awards which will be dedicated to “outstanding achievement in popular film” and how the Academy could use that as a way to honor Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther instead of giving it a Best Picture nomination. But Marvel Studios isn’t interested in settling for second best – they’re going all in on a Best Picture Oscar campaign for the game-changing blockbuster. Read more about their attempts to score a Black Panther Best Picture Oscar below. Read More »
Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced some new Oscar changes are on the way, including the creation of an entirely new category dedicated to celebrating “outstanding achievement in popular film.” The Academy has offered a brief clarification about that category, which you can read below – along with details about how ABC were the ones who had these changes instituted, and why that’s possibly a bad look for The Walt Disney Company. Read More »
Every single year, the Academy Awards capture the attention of millions around the world. But if there’s one complaint that even the most loyal Oscars viewers have, it’s that the awards telecast is always far too long, often landing somewhere between three and four hours. But The Academy’s board of governors has announced some new changes that will both keep the telecast to a tight three hours and give viewers a new category to tune in for that will honor “outstanding achievement in popular film.” But what does that mean? Read More »
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The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and with so many TV shows out there for us to binge, there were bound to be some snubs. But thankfully, along with some of the TV shows and talents that didn’t get recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, there were also some surprises that we weren’t expecting to land nominations.
Let’s run through a list of some of the 2018 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »
This fall will bring us the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Saturday Night Live cast members Michael Che and Colin Jost, live from the Microsoft Theater on September 17. But before that, we need to know who has been nominated for the most coveted award in television. This year is full of some standby favorites, as well as some exciting new players too.
Game of Thrones and Stranger Things came out with nods in the Outstanding Drama Series category along with The Handmaid’s Tale and Westworld, but didn’t land any of the Lead Actor or Lead Actress nods like the latter two shows (though they did get plenty in the Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress categories). Plus, it was nice to see The Americans get some love for the show’s final season.
But the comedy category saw some wonderful additions, such as Bill Hader for Barry (which also got nominated as a series) and Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (which also got a series nomination), not to mention Ted Danson for The Good Place.
Check out the list of 2018 Emmy nominations below. Read More »