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‘The Crown’: 7 Reasons Why the Netflix Series Should Dominate the Drama Emmys

20 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Do not buy into the idea that Netflix’s “The Crown” is just another dowdy “Upstairs Downstairs” period fantasy for tea-drinking “Downton Abbey”-loving Anglophiles. The most expensive series ever made brings the English royal family to vivid life, from building a life-size replica of Buckingham Palace, to designing a $35,000 wedding dres, to finding a series of vintage coupes.

Emmy voters showered the show with 13 nominations, including Oscar-nominated showrunner Peter Morgan, director Stephen Daldry, and star Claire Foy, supporting actress Vanessa Kirby, and supporting actor John Lithgow. Last week, BAFTA laid five television award nominations on the series as well.

Season 2, which takes place 1956-1964 and has an even bigger budget, will air later this year. In the meantime, here’s why “The Crown” could win the competitive Emmy race for drama series against “Stranger Things,” “This is Us,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” among other fierce competitors.

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- Anne Thompson

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‘The Crown’: 7 Reasons Why the Netflix Series Should Dominate the Drama Emmys

20 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Do not buy into the idea that Netflix’s “The Crown” is just another dowdy “Upstairs Downstairs” period fantasy for tea-drinking “Downton Abbey”-loving Anglophiles. The most expensive series ever made brings the English royal family to vivid life, from building a life-size replica of Buckingham Palace, to designing a $35,000 wedding dres, to finding a series of vintage coupes.

Emmy voters showered the show with 13 nominations, including Oscar-nominated showrunner Peter Morgan, director Stephen Daldry, and star Claire Foy, supporting actress Vanessa Kirby, and supporting actor John Lithgow. Last week, BAFTA laid five television award nominations on the series as well.

Season 2, which takes place 1956-1964 and has an even bigger budget, will air later this year. In the meantime, here’s why “The Crown” could win the competitive Emmy race for drama series against “Stranger Things,” “This is Us,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” among other fierce competitors.

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- Anne Thompson

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Inside the Pulitzers with Kirk Simon by Anne-Katrin Titze

18 July 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The Pulitzer At 100 director Kirk Simon on the man Liev Schreiber portrayed in Tom McCarthy's Oscar-winning Spotlight: "You do not mess with Marty Baron!" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Kirk Simon has assembled a grand cast (Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, John Lithgow, Martin Scorsese, Yara Shahidi, and Liev Schreiber) plus authors, journalists, composers and photographers (including Paula Vogel, Toni Morrison, David Remnick, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Kushner, John Adams, Carl Bernstein, Nicholas Kristof, Jeffrey Eugenides, Thomas Friedman, Michael Cunningham, John Adams, Michael Chabon, Martin Baron, Junot Díaz, Ayad Akhtar, Robin Givhan, Sheri Fink, John Filo, Nick Ut, and Robert A. Caro) who have won Pulitzers, to create a vivid portrait of the importance of Joseph Pulitzer's brilliant idea to establish the School of Journalism at Columbia University and award prizes.

In The Pulitzer At 100, Helen Mirren has a Long Day's Journey Into Night with Eugene O'Neill Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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First Look: A Rugged Clive Owen Meets 'the Perfect Woman' in Broadway's M. Butterfly

18 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Clive Owen is returning to Broadway in the first revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony winning play M. Butterfly — and People’s got the first look at the 52-year-old actor in character!

In a new video for the play, Owen steps into the shoes of Rene Gallimard — a French diplomat who finds himself in a 20-year romance with Chinese opera singer Song Liling (who, unbeknownst to Gallimard, has a secret of her own).

“I sat night after night watching our story play through my head, one where she returns at least to my arms,” Owen says in the clip, »

- Dave Quinn

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Sci-Fi Emmy Nominees ‘Westworld’ and ‘Stranger Things’ Dominate the Crafts

13 July 2017 3:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Apparently the TV Academy will only go so far in honoring sci-fi when it comes to the below-the-line craft nominations. While HBO’s “Westworld” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things” deservedly snagged 12 and 11 noms, respectively, FX’s “Legion” was totally shut out. That’s right: Noah Hawley’s mind-blowing Marvel superhero deconstruction didn’t get recognition for either Michael Wylie’s eye-popping production design or Dana Gonzales’s experimental cinematography. Perhaps it was too subversive for its own good.

Westworld” Rules

With HBO’s “Game of Thrones” out of the running this season, the void was filled by the brilliant re-imagining of Michael Crichton’s adult theme park. Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy wisely took a more graphic and philosophical approach to A.I. The brutal sex and violence definitely tapped a cultural nerve.

It’s about beauty and ugliness in this collision of sci-fi and the western. Paul Cameron’s »

- Bill Desowitz

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Emmy Nominee Reactions 2017: Millie Bobby Brown, Ryan Murphy, RuPaul, and More Celebrate Their Nominations

13 July 2017 2:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2017 Emmy nominations caused quite a stir when they were announced this morning, causing mixed reactions from fans that ranged from excited to disheartened. But no one was more elated than this year’s nominees, many of whom expressed their gratitude with written statements, while others took to Twitter and Instagram to share their excitement.

Read MoreIndie Film Invades the Emmys: Jean Marc-Vallée, Reed Morano and More Cinematic Voices Dominate Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards

If at first you don’t succeed, try try try try try try try try try try again! #Emmys2017 #Hoc pic.twitter.com/NkABF5qRTb

Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) July 13, 2017

David Gelb, Creator, “Chef’s Table”

“We are honored and thrilled for this recognition of the hard work and talent of our relentless production and post teams. We are deeply grateful to our incredible chefs for letting us into their lives (and feeding us), and to »

- Gabrielle Kiss

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'Westworld', 'Saturday Night Live' lead Emmys nominations

13 July 2017 11:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shows each earned 22 nods on Thursday morning.

Westworld and Saturday Night Live led the pack on 22 nods each in all categories as the 2017 Primetime Emmys nominations were unveiled on Thursday morning.

Stranger Things and Feud: Bette And Joan followed on 18 apiece, then comedy staple Veep on 17, and The Crown on 13.

By company, HBO led the way on 110 nominations, with Netflix next on 91, and NBC on 60.

Thursday’s nominations underscored the rise of the streaming services, as Netflix and Hulu made emphatic statements, particularly in the drama categories with The Crown, Stranger Things and The Handmaid’s Tale. Netflix spent a lot on reaching Emmys voters, staging a month-long For Your Consideration residency in Beverly Hills earlier in the summer when it rolled out its heavy-hitters for daily publicity appearances.

The absence of Transparent in the comedy series category – despite an individual nod for last year’s winner Jeffrey Tambor – will sting executives at Amazon Studios, who overall »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Emmys 2017: Thandie Newton, Benedict Cumberbatch lead Brit charge

13 July 2017 11:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ewan McGregor, Riz Ahmed, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Claire Foy have also been nominated.

Thandie Newton, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Benedict Cumberbatch are among British nominees for the 2017 Primetime Emmy awards.

Hopkins and Newton are both nominated for Westworld in the best drama actor and supporting actress categories.

Westworld and Saturday Night Live led the nominations with 22 nods apiece. Next up are Stranger Things and Feud: Bette and Joan with 18 each, followed by comedy Veep on 17.  

Cumberbatch is up for best actor in a limited series or a television movie for Sherlock, which is also up for best TV movie. He will compete against fellow Brits Riz Ahmed (The Night Of), and Ewan McGregor (Fargo).

Claire Foy also claims her first Emmy nomination for The Crown. She has already won a Golden Globe for playing Elisabeth II in the Netflix drama.

The Crown earned 13 nominations in all, more than any other series - including for outstanding drama, writing »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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'Stranger Things,' 'SNL,' 'Westworld' Top 2017 Emmy Nominations

13 July 2017 9:16 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Atlanta, Stranger Things, Westworld and Saturday Night Live picked up multiple nominations for the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards. The Best Drama category featured several newcomers including Stranger Things, Westworld, The Crown, This Is Us and The Handmaid's Tale, which will compete against veterans House of Cards and Better Call Saul. Donald Glover's breakout FX series Atlanta will compete for Best Comedy against Black-ish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Veep.

Overall, Saturday Night Live and Westworld were the most nominated shows with 22 each. Westworld performers Evan Rachel Wood, »

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‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Westworld’ Top 2017 Emmy Nominations

13 July 2017 8:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s “Westworld” and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” tied for the most nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards, earning the most with 22 each.

HBO’s drama scored with viewers, averaging 12 million per episode across all its platforms — the most ever for a freshman series on the cabler. It’s been renewed for a second season, though no premiere date has been announced.

NBC’s veteran sketch show, “SNL,” similarly enjoyed a ratings surge this season, fueled by the swirl of headlines from the election and the Trump Administration, and star turns from Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer (both were nominated). This past season ranked as its most-watched in 23 years.

Netflix’s freshman hit “Stranger Things,” meanwhile, landed 19 nominations, with noms for best drama, supporting actress Millie Bobby Brown, and supporting actor David Harbour, among others. “Feud: Bette and Joan” also nabbed 18 noms, thanks to lead actresses Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon and »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Emmy Awards 2017: And the Nominees Are ...

13 July 2017 8:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The biggest night in television is right around the corner!

Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky and Criminal MindsShemar Moore announced this year’s Emmys nominees on Thursday morning. Though past heavy-hitter Game of Thrones was ineligible because of its late summer premiere date, some of last year’s winners returned to defend their titles — while a slew of new entries landed their own nods, too.

And the nominees are …

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

House of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Anthony Hopkins, »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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First Trailer For ‘Darkest Hour’ Starring Gary Oldman As Winston Churchill

13 July 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We’re about to be inundated with blockbuster trailers from D23 and San Diego Comic Con, but don’t forget that studios are getting ready for Oscar season too. So before the spectacle, here comes the awards season player, “Darkest Hour.”

Read More: Premature Oscar Predictions: 2018 Best Actor & Best Actress Nominees

Gary Oldman leads the new film from director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Anna Karenina“) playing Winston Churchill, and the big question is whether or not he can make the iconic figure his own, particularly coming so hot on the heels of John Lithgow‘s great turn as the British Prime Minister on Netflix‘s “The Crown“. 

Continue reading First Trailer For ‘Darkest Hour’ Starring Gary Oldman As Winston Churchill at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Darkest Hour’ Trailer: Gary Oldman Shockingly Transforms Into Churchill For Oscar-Ready Biopic

13 July 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Winston Churchill is the hot ticket into the awards race right now. Following John Lithgow’s lauded turn as the Prime Minister of Great Britain in Netflix’s “The Crown,” for which he’s expected to earn an Emmy nomination, Gary Oldman is stepping into the politician’s shoes for Focus Features’ biopic “Darkest Hour,” and the role has all the makings of an Oscar contender. Historical figure? Check. Dramatic physical transformation? Check. Oldman was previously nominated for Best Actor in 2012 for “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy.”

Read More: 2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

The official synopsis reads: “Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: Exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, »

- Zack Sharf

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66-Minute Actors Roundtable Talk With Ewan McGregor, Riz Ahmed, Jeffrey Wright, John Lithgow & More

12 July 2017 8:17 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s always interesting putting together a group of highly accomplished professionals in a room and forcing them to talk to each other. The Hollywood Reporter is making a business out of it with their Roundtable series. The latest in the series is the Drama Actor Roundtable, featuring some of the most well-known and acclaimed TV actors today.

This roundtable included Sterling K. Brown (“This is Us,” “The People v.

Continue reading 66-Minute Actors Roundtable Talk With Ewan McGregor, Riz Ahmed, Jeffrey Wright, John Lithgow & More at The Playlist. »

- Charles Dean

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Emmys 2017: full list of nominations

12 July 2017 8:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Westworld, Saturday Night Live lead nominations in 69th Primetime Emmys.

Westworld and Saturday Night Live led the pack on 22 nominations each as the 69th Primetime Emmys nominations were announced on Thursday morning.

Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore presented the nomination ceremony from the Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Centre.

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 17 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, with Stephen Colbert on hosting duties.

Last year The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story was the big winner of the night, scooping five awards. Game Of Thrones won three prizes including outstanding drama series with Veep winning outstanding comedy series.

Nominations

Best Drama Series

House Of Cards (Netflix)

Better Call Saul (AMC)

The Crown (Netflix)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

This Is Us (NBC)

Westworld (HBO)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

Best Comedy Series

Veep (HBO)

Atlanta (FX)

Black-ish (ABC)

Master of None (Netflix)

Modern Family (ABC)

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Emmys 2017: full list of nominations – as they happen

12 July 2017 8:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 69th Primetime Emmys nominees are being announced in Hollywood.

Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore present the nomination ceremony from the Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Centre, which is being streamed live at Emmys.com and their Facebook page. The nominations are not being announced on any network.

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 17 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, with Stephen Colbert on hosting duties.

Last year The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story was the big winner of the night, scooping five awards. Game Of Thrones won three prizes including outstanding drama series with Veep winning outstanding comedy series.

Reresh this page for latest updates as Screen reports on the nominations as they are announced.

Nominations

Best Drama Series

House Of Cards (Netflix)

Better Call Saul (AMC)

The Crown (Netflix)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

This Is Us (NBC)

Westworld (HBO)

Stranger Things (Netflix »

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Emmy Nominations: My Fearless Predix

12 July 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The wait is almost over. Nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards will be announced Thursday at 11:30 am Et

(watch them live right here on TVLine) and here’s what I can promise you: HBO’s Big Little Lies and FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan will dominate the limited series categories, NBC’s Trump-fueled Saturday Night Live will walk away with one of its largest nomination hauls ever, and the list of egregious snubs will be as long as it will be painful. Beyond that, it’s a total crap shoot.

Just kidding! I already glimpsed the final nominations via »

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The Beautiful and the Damned Dirty Apes: A History of The Planet of The Apes

12 July 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Cai Ross

The original Planet of The Apes movies occupied a curious netherworld of critical opinion. With each film, the budget was sawn in half, leading to a successive pattern of diminishing returns that led to a cheapening of its esteem. The spin-off TV show was quickly cancelled, further dulling the lustre and few people even remember the animated series that finally put the Apes to bed until a rude awakening in 2001.

However, for all their child-pleasing capers (the family-friendly G rating was a mandatory stipulation from the studios), the Apes movies deftly juggled important themes and arguments about slavery, free-will, nuclear war, vivisection, racism and oppression, and man’s innate capacity for cruelty. In pure storytelling terms, the circuitous plot links the first five movies (and the new post-Rise cycle) into a pleasing, if relentlessly pessimistic, self-perpetuating full-circle.

Enormous box office successes in their early stages, they spawned »

- Cai Ross

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Emmy experts predict Drama Supporting Actor: John Lithgow (‘The Crown’) nearly unbeatable as Winston Churchill

11 July 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

John Lithgow is already a five-time Emmy champ for “Amazing Stories” (1986), “3rd Rock From the Sun” (1996, 1997, 1999) and “Dexter” (2010), and now a victory for “The Crown” as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seems like a no-brainer. According to our Emmy experts from major media outlets, Lithgow is so far out front […] »

- Marcus James Dixon

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Riz Ahmed on diversity in Hollywood: ‘I’d rather be broke’ than play a terrorist stereotype [Watch]

9 July 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

“There were a lot of ‘Terrorist Number-Three’ [roles I was offered], but I made a decision I wasn’t going to do it. I thought, I’d rather be broke,” said Riz Ahmed in a Hollywood Reporter round-table conversation with fellow Emmy contenders Sterling K. Brown, John Lithgow and more. SundanceTV is airing the entire conversation on […] »

- Daniel Montgomery

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