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Emmy Awards 2016: The Nominations' Biggest Snubs and Surprises

14 July 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The 2016 Emmy nominations are in - and not everybody's happy about the names that were read (or weren't) on Thursday morning.Immediately after Gilmore Girls' Lauren Graham and black-ish star Anthony Anderson announced this year's Emmys nods on Thursday morning, TV fans had some strong reactions. Read below for this year's biggest snubs and surprises.Snub: No Good Wife?!The critically acclaimed CBS hit surprised fans this February by announcing during the Super Bowl that this season's finale would be its last. Four-time nominee and two-time winner Julianna Margulies did not get an outstanding lead actress nod. Nor did her colleague Christine Baranski, »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Emmys 2016: The 20 Biggest Snubs

14 July 2016 9:58 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Emmy Award nominations were announced Thursday, giving us plenty of stars (Tatiana Maslany!) and shows (The Americans!) to celebrate — but that’s not what we’re here to talk about.

RelatedEmmys 2016 Nominations List: Game of Thrones and People v. O.J. Lead Pack, The Americans Enters Race

No, we’re here to deliver a (metaphorical) Diane Lockhart slap to the Emmy voters for all the worthy series and performers that didn’t score nominations this morning.

Among those included in our list are scene stealers like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Jane Krakowski and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom, who had »

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Emmy Noms 2016: Comedy, First Impressions

14 July 2016 9:39 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Related: Drama Nominations

Related: Snubs & Perplexities 

The 68th annual Emmy nominations have been announced. As usual the Academy of Television couldn't bring themselves to switch it up much, only making changes in categories where they were forced to do so (like Comedy Actress). 

Comedy Nominations

Kimmy Schmidt was nominated again but without two of its funniest players: Anna Camp (Guest) and Jane Krakowski (Supporting)

Outstanding Comedy Series

"Black•ish" (1st nom, 2nd season)

"Master of None" (1st nom, 1st season)

"Modern Family" (7th season, 7th nom - 5 previous wins) 

"Silicon Valley" (2nd season, 2nd nom)

"Transparent" (2nd season, 2nd nom)

"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (2nd season, 2nd nom)

"Veep" (5th season, 5th nom, 1 previous win)

Similarities to last year:  4/6 With both Louie and Parks & Recreation ineligible this year, Emmy voters were forced to make two changes to their series lineup. That's all they made »

- NATHANIEL R

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Emmy Nominations 2016: My Snappy Judgments

14 July 2016 8:50 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The 2016 Emmy nominations were, as per usual, both thrilling and maddening. For every inspired nod (The Americans! Finally!) there was a snub that had me scratching the skin off my scalp (no Eva Green again?!). So without further adieu, I give you the good, the bad and the downright ugly from this year’s list.

I’m Super-Ecstatic About:

* The Americans at long last! And Matthew Rhys! And Keri Russell!

* The Academy recognizing the underrated Thomas Middleditch from Silicon Valley.

* Constance Zimmer scoring a supporting actress nod for UnREAL.

* Louie Anderson getting recognized for his gender-bending Baskets work.

* The best »

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My Fearless, Somewhat Frightening 2016 Emmy Predictions

13 July 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Last year it was Jane the Virgin that got screwed. This year I have a sinking feeling it’s going to be Mr. Robot.

Emmy Nominations will be announced Thursday at 11:30 am Est (stay glued to TVLine for the complete rundown/analysis!) and my gut is telling me that USA Network’s breakout hacker drama — and its sterling ensemble, led by Rami Malek and Christian Slater — will be completely shut out.

PhotosAy, There’s the Snub: 15 Actors Who Unbelievably Never Won an Emmy

Speaking of egregious snubs, FX’s long-overlooked The Americans will come up empty again, while TV »

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He Loves Link

30 June 2016 11:42 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Reminder: You can watch the live stream of Broadway's She Loves Me tonight (one of the major Tony nominees this year) on "Broadway HD" for only $9.99 this evening at 8:00 Pm Est (though I'd get there before 7:50 Pm). The show stars Laura Benanti and Jane Krakowski, two national musical comedy treasures, and some talented men, too. It's the first time in history that a Broadway show has been livestreamed and since Broadway shows aint cheap $10 is practically free. If you check it out, let us know what you thought. Our review icymi.

Links

Variety looks back at the waves made by The Devil Wears Prada 10 years back

Vox has a very sound theory as to why the blockbusters suck this year - the disappearance of second acts in the three act structure

Shout Factory Carrie (1976) is getting a spiffy new Blu-Ray for her 40th anniversary

Birth.Movies.Death on »

- NATHANIEL R

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American Horror Story Season 6: Cheyenne Jackson Confirms Return!

27 June 2016 2:13 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

What do you know so far about American Horror Story Season 6?

Just about Nothing. But we have news!!!

Lady Gaga has been confirmed and now her on air American Horror Story Season 5 hubby, Cheyenne Jackson, has confirmed his return, as well.

On Jackson's Twitter account today, he merely said, "It's true," posting a link to an interview he did with Out Magazine.

In the interview, Jackson notes the latest season will take the audience to different, if not darker, places, but, "Wild horses wouldn't make me reveal the plot."

So That's why the show has been flying under the radar with regard to filming.

Which is not new, by the way. They're pretty good at keeping secrets until they're ready to reveal them.

That doesn't mean you can't have your fair share of Cheyenne Jackson, however.

Jackson's new solo album of songs from his concerts, Music of the Mad Men Era, »

- Carissa Pavlica

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Pixels gets a brutal Honest Trailer

22 June 2016 3:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for last year’s sci-fi action comedy Pixels – a movie which proves that a fun premise, a good director and Peter Dinklage are still no match for Adam Sandler. Check it out here…

See Also: Was Pixels really that bad?

See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here

Pixels sees Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) directing a cast that includes Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Michelle Monaghan (Playing it Cool), Sean Bean (Jupiter Ascending), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity).

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Emmy Contender Jane Krakowski Vows to Work With Tina Fey ‘Forever’ (Video)

22 June 2016 7:28 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A version of this story on Jane Krakowski first appeared in the print edition of TheWrap Magazine’s Comedy/Drama/Actors Emmy Issue. It was a quick, easy email. “I wrote ‘Yes,’ put an exclamation point and pressed Send,” said Jane Krakowski of her response when Tina Fey told her there was a part for Krakowski in a new show from “30 Rock” creators Fey and Robert Carlock. “I had no idea what the character was,” she said. “I didn’t know if it was a main character or a guest spot. I just trust in them so much.” Also Read: Tina Fey, »

- Nick Barrotta

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Broadway Stars to Unite to Record 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' to Raise Money for Lgbt Community in Wake of Orlando Massacre

15 June 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Broadway's biggest stars are rallying together to support the Lgbt community in wake of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting. A slew of theater and Hollywood stars - dubbed Broadway for Orlando - will record a cover of Jackie DeShannon's 1965 hit "What the World Needs Now Is Love," and the track will be available for download on Monday. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of the song - available to preorder for $1.99 on BroadwayRecords.com - will go to benefit the Lgbt Center of Central Florida. Sara Bareilles, Roger Bart, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Matthew Broderick, Michael Cerveris, Fran Drescher, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Broadway Stars to Unite to Record 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' to Raise Money for Lgbt Community in Wake of Orlando Massacre

15 June 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Broadway's biggest stars are rallying together to support the Lgbt community in wake of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting. A slew of theater and Hollywood stars - dubbed Broadway for Orlando - will record a cover of Jackie DeShannon's 1965 hit "What the World Needs Now Is Love"; People and Playbill will exclusively release the music video of the A-list chorus; and the track will be available for download on Monday. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of the song - available to preorder for $1.99 on BroadwayRecords.com - will go to benefit the Lgbt Center of Central Florida. »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Zachary Levi’s ‘She Loves Me’ to Become 1st Broadway Show Live Streamed

15 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Tony-winning musical revival “She Loves Me” will become the first Broadway production to be broadcast live in a deal with online streaming service BroadwayHD, it was announced Wednesday. The show, which stars Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski, will be available for home viewing on Thursday, June 30, at 8 p.m. Et, recorded live from Roundabout Theatre Company’s Studio 54. It will be produced in association with Ellen M. Krass. Also Read: 'She Loves Me' Broadway Review: Zachary Levi, Laura Benanti Channel Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan in Song Most recently BroadwayHD.com live streamed the Behind the Scenes Show for the 70th. »

- Thom Geier

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Carpool Karaoke: Your Favorite Stars Reveal the Songs They'd Love to Sing With James Corden

14 June 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The list of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke celebrity guests is star-studded. Adele, Gwen Stefani, Demi Lovato, George Clooney and Julia Roberts are just a smidgen of the megastars who have helped make the late night talk show host's skit a massive hit. Just before hosting the Tony Awards for the first time on Sunday, Corden packed his car with Broadway belters including Hamilton impresario Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, Jane Krakowski and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. So we thought the Tonys was the perfect place to ask your fave celebs what song they'd like to sing if Corden sends them an invitation to ride shotgun... Looking star Jonathan Groff chose a classic Dolly Parton duet and even »

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Tony Awards: James Corden’s Producer on Orlando Tragedy, Last-Minute Changes, Carpool Karaoke

13 June 2016 1:41 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The show went on at last night’s Tony Awards after the day’s events in Orlando shocked the nation, and the producers say they faced difficult decisions about how to address the news.

“You think it’s so important because you plan for three, four or five months, and in one moment, you realize how unimportant it all actually is,” says Ben Winston, James Corden’s longtime producer and executive producer of “The Late Late Show.” He served as the host’s producer on last night’s telecast, working alongside executive producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss.

Here, Winston tells Variety about coming up with Corden’s moving opening speech, the part of the show he was most worried about, and the “Law & Order” segment the audience wasn’t prepared for.

What’s your review of the show?

I thought it went very well. I thought it was a good show.

You had a difficult challenge to balance the tragedy with the business of handing out awards. 

It was difficult. We were discussing it throughout the day. The executive producers and James and I all wanted to open the show with what was really important about the day, and that was Orlando. And James wanted to speak from the heart and allow the show to become a symbol of what should never be silenced. I think it allowed the show to carry on. I think it made people comfortable that he could open the show like that.

How did you come up with the cold open?

We wrote it together. James and I sat with one of our writers, and we chucked around a few ideas. It was hugely important to him that he got it exactly it right. To be fair, it didn’t take very long. It was very clear what we all wanted to say. James wrote it in about five minutes or so. The message was clear. We didn’t debate or argue over words. It was just from the heart and it was what he felt in that moment in time.

What was the original planned opening?

It was the “Hamilton” parody that you saw, but it was clear to us that would never have been suitable. The most important thing was that we addressed [Orlando] from the top.

Were there any other changes made to the show? I know the “Hamilton” cast performed without their muskets.

There were one or two things or one or two considerations we made within the show as a whole. We were sensitive to the situation. You’re very aware of something like that, but you also have to make decisions very quickly, because you’re doing a live show within hours. You have to think there was a lot of sensitivity and sadness.

The show really played to Corden’s strengths as a singer and dancer.

He’s such a great performer. That’s the truth. It’s such a joy to produce and write for him. Because there are so very few talents that are so honest and truthful that they can open a show like he did with such heart and give the moment the reverence it deserves and at the same time he’s such a brilliant performer that he can sing and he can dance and he can tell a joke and he can be mischievous with Oprah in the front row and then he can make a joke about the actors’ careers in “Law & Order” but not make it rude. He always treads the line so well with never being cutting or rude but always being inclusive. It’s such a big part of why he’s such an endearing talent is that he never makes anyone feel left out of his humor. And you sort of root for him as well as enjoy watching him.

How much did he ad-lib last night?

He’s brilliant at that. He was spontaneous around Oprah. He realized he was next to her, so he decided to bump her on the nose, or whatever he did. Which I thought was really lovely and funny. He was spontaneous with his parents, which is always great fun. We were delighted that Glenn Close and Andrew Rannells decided to play Trump and Hillary. I thought those two were fantastic and such fun. Danny Burstein [the star of “Fiddler on the Roof”] — we talked about that for a while, how many parts he’d had in “Law & Order.” We revealed six characters, but in our research, we found that he had played 11 different characters. We could have carried on going. Anyone in that room we could have picked on. There were 60 actors in that room who had been in “Law & Order” — from Audra McDonald to Neil Patrick Harris to Jesse Tyler Ferguson. We just happened to choose those five. That seemed to play very well in the room. We just chose who hadn’t been featured in the show already. I could sense a real fear in the room. There were 60 actors in the room who were thinking, “The camera could absolutely be on me in a minute and reveal the part I played.”

They didn’t know it was coming?

No, the whole room was relieved when it wasn’t their particular picture.

You also played “Carpool Karaoke” again, but a slightly new version.

We added a new “Hamilton” song to open it. We didn’t want to play the exact same thing. The truth of it is it wasn’t ever made for the Tonys. It was made for the lead up to the Tonys. Because it played so well, the people at the Tonys, the executive producers, the network all wanted it. They asked us if we could do a shorter cut. The actual thing was 11 minutes so we did a 5 minute cut. We put a new “Hamilton” song in there. A lot of people in the room hadn’t seen it, and it was a good breather in the room. It was unexpected — we only decided to play it in the room mid-week.

How did the stars — Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Audra McDonald, Jane Krakowski — all decide who was going to sing which part in “One Day More”? Was it spontaneous? 

We never discussed which bits they were going to do. Either it was improv or maybe they discussed it while we were filming Lin [Manuel Miranda’s] parts. Part of me thinks they improv-ed it and made it up on the spot, because nobody on our team heard them discussing it. They only met five minutes before they all got in the car. So I think it was just actors’ instincts. I think they just ran with it. It’s just so joyful. It’s also fun for us to do a “Carpool” without big recording artists. It’s the first time we’ve ever deviated from that. On this occasion, we felt like we had done so much work on the Tonys. What better commercial to get people to get people to watch the Tonys. Hopefully that contributed to to the fact that ratings were up. I’m glad we did it. As soon Lin agreed, we thought it was fun. You can’t overthink these things.

The ratings were the highest in 15 years. How are you feeling about that news? 

Being at 12:30, I always feel like we don’t buy much into overnights. We try not to focus too hard on them. Our catchup and online [viewing] for a show like ours, that’s what affects us. But in primetime and the Tonys, and James hosting his first real awards show in America — yes, it’s a good thing. I was  hoping it would be good. If I’m honest. I didn’t expect it to be as strong. I’m sure it has just much to do with “Hamilton” as it does with James. It’s always so nice when you work so hard on something and you wake up the next morning and you realize that people watch it. It’s not about winning. If you work hard, you do it so people will watch it. And if people watch it, hopefully they’ve enjoyed it. That makes the job more satisfying.

Having the casts perform songs at the commercial breaks also worked so well. Whose idea was that?

That was Ricky and Glenn. It was a really good idea. They’re really exceptional. It was my first time working with them. They’re so phenomenally talented and hardworking and brilliant. That was one of the joys of this process. That was entirely them. I thought it worked brilliantly. It gave a wonderful vibe to the show. It represented what the show was about which was theater being for the people. The fact that it was on a stage outside so people could turn up and watch. I thought there was something joyous. It gave a real grounding to where we were in NYC. I thought it was a great piece of television. But nothing to do with me. I’d love to claim credit for it, but I can’t.

It was a tremendous night for “Hamilton” with its 11 wins. How did it feel to be a part of that?

It’s very exciting. It’s such a wonderful production. It’s great that on the year that a musical will part of our lives for may years and decades to be there and be backstage when Lin comes off or Daveed digs to see the joy that it brought them it was phenomenal. One of the most exciting things that I’ve ever been involved in producing.

What was your favorite moment?

I enjoyed all of it. I felt like his opening number was great. It was technically so tricky. It was quite a bit of performance for James, to play 20 different musicals in 5 minutes from both the dance routines to remembering the lyrics, from the costume changes to the children. Then the children becoming the nominees. Which I thought was a beautiful moment. There were so many things that I was nervous about. But once we got that out of the way and it had gone so well both in the room and online, I thought James will have the confidence to make this a great night now. When your opening goes badly, that affects the rest of the night. Once that was out of the way, I definitely punched the air. I enjoyed the whole experience a lot more. There was a lot of tension leading up to that moment. Because there was so much to get right. And that was my highlight.

Anything that didn’t go according to plan?

No, I don’t think so. The events that occurred yesterday put making television into perspective. As crazy as a night as the Tonys are, it paled in comparison to the news that we were trying to take in. I think that’s the overriding factor for us. For me, it was the first time I was involved in the Tonys. And I thought James did such a great job. Jimmy Fallon tweeted a lovely message and Oprah tweeted a lovely message, too. That means a great deal, from people you respect and admire. To see their reactions has been lovely for him as well.

How is James feeling this morning?

Tired and excited.

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- Debra Birnbaum

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20 Best, Worst and Wtf Moments at 2016 Tony Awards

13 June 2016 6:55 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

On a night that was marked by tragedy — and occurring mere hours after news broke of the deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Florida — the Tonys provided a much-needed bit of levity. The performers and honorees didn't shy away from speaking about the shocking events of the day, but the overall mood was one of celebration. Part of the credit goes to the master of ceremonies James Corden, best known as the goofy host CBS's Late Late Show, yet still a dorky theater kid at heart; his charming, cheerful persona brought »

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Watch James Corden, 'Hamilton' Cast Open Tony Awards

12 June 2016 5:34 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Late Late Show host James Corden opened the Tonys with a Hamilton-inspired number. This is his debut year as host of the awards ceremony.

With help from part of the cast of Hamilton, Corden spoofed the opening number of the show, "Alexander Hamilton." Nominated cast members Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs made fun of Corden's late-night show and role as the "chubby" Baker in Into the Woods.

From there, Corden spoke a little bit about the phenomenon of Hamilton and how the Tony Awards are "the Oscars but with »

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Tony Awards 2016: Complete Winners List

12 June 2016 5:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Broadway's best has come out in full force. The 2016 Tony Awards made history before it even started, when Hamilton nabbed a record-breaking 16 nominations - but will they also raise the bar with wins? Along with Hamilton, this year's nominees include Jeff Daniel and Michelle Williams for their performances in Blackbird, Lupita Nyong'o for Eclipsed, Steve Martin for his music in Bright Star and Sara Bareilles for her music in Waitress. View a complete list of winners below. (Winners' names are in bold; stay tuned as more winners are announced.) Best Play Eclipsed The Father The Humans King Charles IIIBest Musical »

- Stephanie Petit

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Watch: She Loves Me's Jane Krakowski on What a Tony Win Would Mean for Her Ailing Father

10 June 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Anytime you get a Tony nomination it's a big deal, but for Jane Krakowski, this year's award ceremony has extra significance. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star was nominated this year for her role as the fun-loving Ilona Ritter in She Loves Me, a play that's especially close to her heart. Growing up, Krakowski watched her father, Ed, play the part of Kodaly in local theater. Now, with her dad battling Alzheimer's disease, the actress says her nomination is even more meaningful. Asked how it would feel to win a Tony for her performance, Krakowski tells People, "That would be beyond. »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Watch: She Loves Me's Jane Krakowski on What a Tony Win Would Mean for Her Ailing Father

10 June 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Anytime you get a Tony nomination it's a big deal, but for Jane Krakowski, this year's award ceremony has extra significance. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star was nominated this year for her role as the fun-loving Ilona Ritter in She Loves Me, a play that's especially close to her heart. Growing up, Krakowski watched her father, Ed, play the part of Kodaly in local theater. Now, with her dad battling Alzheimer's disease, the actress says her nomination is even more meaningful. Asked how it would feel to win a Tony for her performance, Krakowski tells People, "That would be beyond. »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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James Corden's Best Carpool Karaoke Moments, Featuring Adele, Hamilton Creator and More

10 June 2016 10:20 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

James Corden is definitely the man we all want as our Uber driver. The Late Late Show and 2016 Tony Awards host has become more famous for his Carpool Karaoke segments than for his actual talk series, and which good reason: They're awesome. In recent months, guests have included Adele, One Direction, Sia, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the star and creator of Broadway's hottest ticket, Hamilton, who have all showcased their singing chops while driving around with Corden. Check out the best Carpool Karaoke moments. Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonaldJane Krakowski and Jesse Tyler »

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