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Emmys 2017: Was the TV Academy on Autopilot When Nominating Comedies?

16 August 2017 8:10 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

At first glance, this year’s Emmy noms may seem like a boon for new programs. A whopping five freshman shows are nominated for best drama series, projecting a considerable sense of freshness. But when you cast the spotlight over to the comedy side, it’s difficult to shake a sense of stagnancy.

Granted, across the major categories (series, acting, directing, writing), more comedies were Emmy-nominated overall this year than dramas — 17 to 15. But FX’s “Atlanta” (best series, lead actor, directing and writing) and “Better Things” (lead actress) were the only two new comedies recognized on July 13.

It seems as if every year the same question lurks going into nominations: How much will voters revert to standbys in the face of the ongoing peak TV glut? Among other things, the presence of ABC’s “Modern Family” in the comedy series category suggests a level of autopilot may have kicked in. That »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Zach Galifianakis Admits It: ‘I Cheated’ to Get an Emmy Nomination (Video)

15 August 2017 5:40 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A version of this story on Zach Galifiankis first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. Last year, Louie Anderson was a surprise Emmy nominee – and then a surprise winner – for his role as the mother of Zach Galifianakis’ rodeo-clown character on FX’s comedy “Baskets.” And this year, the oddball show got recognition for its leading man, with Galifianakis landing his fifth Emmy nomination, and his first for this show. (Three of others, including his two wins, came for producing “Between Two Ferns,” while one came for hosting “Saturday Night Live.”) Also Read: Louie Anderson. »

- Steve Pond

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Emmys 2017 Poll: Who Should Win for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series?

10 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Is another Donald Trump victory on the horizon? (The Potus might not be bragging about this one as much, though.)

This year’s Emmys race for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series is a wide-open field, with three previous winners in the mix, including reigning champ Louie Anderson from FX’s Baskets. But if we’re predicting a victor based solely on pop-culture buzz, the frontrunner has to be Alec Baldwin for his scathing parody of President Trump on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. (It also helps that Baldwin is a two-time Emmy winner from his years as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock. »

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Louie Anderson (‘Baskets’) travels to Denver for romance after son’s arrest [Exclusive Emmy Episode]

27 July 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Louie Anderson is entering the “Baskets” episode “Denver” as his Emmy submission for Best Comedy Supporting Actor. This installment of the FX program aired March 2 and was the 7th episode of the 2nd season. In this segment, Christine Baskets (Anderson) travels to Denver for romance to see a […] »

- Chris Beachum

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2017 Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Predictions

24 July 2017 2:59 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Louie Anderson won this category last year. Tony Hale won two out of the past four years. Ty Burrell won in 2011 and 2014. None of that matters because Alec Baldwin is taking this easily for his iconic performance as Donald Trump on “SNL.” You can even expect a Trump tweet about it is already ready to go. [Posted July 24]

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Continue reading 2017 Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Predictions at The Playlist. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Could Zach Galifianakis (‘Baskets’) be this year’s Tatiana Maslany at the Emmys thanks to dual roles?

17 July 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Among the many surprises found in this year’s Emmy nominations, one of the most pleasant was the inclusion of Zach Galifianakis in the Best Comedy Actor category for FX’s “Baskets.” While it was almost a given that Galifianakis’s costar Louie Anderson would reap a second nomination after his win last year, Galifianakis was given 100/1 […] »

- Tony Ruiz

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27 biggest Emmys surprises: Jaw-dropping nominees include Milo Ventimiglia, Zach Galifianakis, ‘SNL’ …

13 July 2017 1:05 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The 2017 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, July 13 and amidst all of the unforgivable snubs were many jaw-dropping surprises. Everyone knew that Sterling K. Brown would make in for “This Is Us,” but few also predicted his co-lead Milo Ventimiglia would earn a nomination. Louie Anderson won an Emmy last year for FX’s quirky […] »

- Marcus James Dixon

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Emmy Nominations: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises

13 July 2017 9:58 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With more than 400 television shows to choose from and only a handful of ballot slots per category, the 21,000-plus voting members of the TV Academy had no choice but to leave quite a few strong contenders off the 2017 Emmy ballots. However, with such a plethora of worthy candidates, there were also quite a few pleasant surprises along the way. Now that the official nominations have been announced, Variety breaks down the biggest snubs and surprises of this small-screen award season.

Snub: Oprah Winfrey

You may have thought the Academy could never snub Winfrey — voters just spot her name on the ballot, and even if they haven’t seen her in the role for which she’s nominated, they’ll usually still give her the nod. But this year that proved not to be true, as Winfrey was overlooked for limited series “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

Surprise: “Westworld” ties with “Saturday Night Live” for the most »

- Danielle Turchiano

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Emmys 2017 Snubs and Surprises: ‘Transparent,’ ‘The Leftovers,’ and Pamela Adlon(!)

13 July 2017 9:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A “snub” implies a conscious dismissal; a knowing exclusion; a willful act of disdainful rebuffing. And in the era of “too much TV,” the idea of Emmy voters purposefully boxing out anyone other than Donald Trump is a bit nutty. Those who don’t make the cut aren’t “snubs” so much as they’re… leftovers.

But the 2017 nomination list sure was filled with surprises, good and bad. And while we’d like to refer to the surprising exclusions as leftovers, that’s just too darn confusing when so many of the excluded came from a show called “The Leftovers.” So we’re sticking with snubs. Just know that we know the TV Academy didn’t mean anything by it.

The Snubs

“The Americans”

After breaking into the major categories for the first time last year, FX’s critically acclaimed drama was kicked right back out of the Drama Series race. »

- Ben Travers

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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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Emmys 2017: Complete List of Nominations

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

Nominations were announced on Thursday morning for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, to be held Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

CBS will broadcast the ceremony live, with The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert serving as host.

TVLine is detailing the major nominees below, as they are announced/reported. Your job, as opinionated consumers of TV, is to storm the Comments section with gushes of glee… or eruptions of righteous outrage! (Reminder: Orphan BlackGame of Thrones and Twin Peaks were Not eligible this year, while last summer’s Orange Is the New Black Season 4 Was.)

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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 Best Overlooked Shows of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey

11 July 2017 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best TV show airing in 2017 that people may have missed this year? This could be a new show that debuted or a returning show that aired a new season this year.

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

There have actually been two “forgotten” shows in 2017 that I’ve stumped for pretty hard. The first is “Hap and Leonard’s” second season, “Mucho Mojo,” on SundanceTV. It’s nearly a sea change from its first season, as it tells a difficult and complicated racial story that’s balanced with its trademark wit and quirky sensibilities. It’s a tale that isn’t being told anywhere else right now — of neglected neighborhoods, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best Overlooked Shows of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey

11 July 2017 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best TV show airing in 2017 that people may have missed this year? This could be a new show that debuted or a returning show that aired a new season this year.

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

There have actually been two “forgotten” shows in 2017 that I’ve stumped for pretty hard. The first is “Hap and Leonard’s” second season, “Mucho Mojo,” on SundanceTV. It’s nearly a sea change from its first season, as it tells a difficult and complicated racial story that’s balanced with its trademark wit and quirky sensibilities. It’s a tale that isn’t being told anywhere else right now — of neglected neighborhoods, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Louie Anderson (‘Baskets’): These stellar episodes could help him trounce Alec Baldwin at the Emmys

7 July 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Louie Anderson (“Baskets”) won the Emmy for Best Comedy Supporting Actor on his first try last year. That was the first year for the FX series, and the first year under a new voting system that replaced the ranked preferential ballots of years past with a simple plurality vote: just check one name as your […] »

- Tony Ruiz

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‘I Love Dick,’ ‘Insecure’ Scribes Talk Inspiration at Variety’s Night in the Writers’ Room

13 June 2017 10:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedy showrunners Sarah Gubbins, Jonathan Krisel, Joshua Michael Stern, Prentice Penny, Mike Royce, and Justin Spitzer sat down together for Variety’s Night in the Writers Room event Tuesday night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

For Gubbins, writer for Amazon’s “I Love Dick,” it started with a character. That character specifically, is Chris Kraus, from the novel of the same name.

“The idea that what she was doing was just so bombastically, kind of letting her sexuality and her desire run out, I thought that would be something that we might want to see,” she said. “It really was an emotional both admiration and repulsion that brought me to want to think about how to possibly maybe some day make this into a television show.”

FX’s “Baskets,” which follows follows an unsuccessful aspiring professional clown working at a local rodeo in Bakersfield, California, formed around showcasing the show’s star Zach Galifianakis.

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- Rebecca Rubin

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Emmy Contenders 2017: Supporting Actor in a Comedy

6 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Last year’s race was so competitive, it yielded seven nominees instead of the usual six. Louie Anderson ultimately took home the award for playing Zach Galifianakis’ mother, and should easily land another nom this year. Of last year’s other nominees, that leaves “Veep” co-stars Tony Hale and Matt Walsh, Andre Braugher of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Ty Burrell of “Modern Family” and Tituss Burgess of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” as potential return nominees. But after appearing in several episodes of “Saturday Night Live,” Alec Baldwin is a likely candidate for proving we could still laugh at Donald Trump. And with “Girls” closing out its run, Adam Driver could return to the race. Laurence Fishburne has yet to be nominated for his work on “Black-ish,” but both he and the show are coming off a strong season. As for new blood, Brian Tyree Henry broke through on “Atlanta,” though he faces competition from his co-star Lakeith Stanfield. One »

- Variety Staff

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