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Emmys 2016 winners: The full list

19 September 2016 2:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Just last night, the TV Oscars, the Emmys were dished out in a lavish ceremony in Los Angeles. Game of Thrones was the big winner on the night, once again, bagging the top drama prize for the second year in a row (the show’s total number of awards now stands at 38), while Veep did the same in the comedy award. Mr Robot, Orphan Black and even Downton Abbey also received gongs, including one for our own Dame Maggie Smith. She picked up the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, playing Violet Crawley in the show.

Here are the winners in full.

Outstanding drama series

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones – Winner!

Homeland

House of Cards

Mr Robot

Outstanding comedy series

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Transparent

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep – Winner!

Outstanding lead actor in a drama

Kyle Chandler, »

- Paul Heath

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TV News Roundup: ‘Shameless’ Season 7 Trailer, Zach Braff’s ABC Comedy Return

30 August 2016 2:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, Zach Braff is developing a comedy with ABC, plus Showtime has released a new trailer for “Shameless” Season 7. Watch here.

Development

Zach Braff is eyeing his broadcast TV return, as he’s put into development a single-camera comedy “Start Up” in which he’s attached to star, direct and executive produce. ABC nabbed the project with a hefty put pilot commitment. The pilot will be written by “Scrubs” writer/producer Matt Tarses, marking a reunion between him and Braff — and also a reunion between Braff and ABC, which was home to “Scrubs” for its eight and ninth season, after being axed by NBC. “Start Up” is based on Alex Blumberg’s popular podcast of the same name, and the series would follow Braff’s character as he quits his job and starts a new business. Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox, plus Gimlet Media’s Chris Giliberti, Matt »

- Maria Cavassuto

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‘Clue’ Remake From Hasbro Lands at Fox

17 August 2016 3:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox has come on board Hasbro Studios’ “Clue” movie, five years after the board game-based project was ditched at Universal.

Josh Feldman, the head of Hasbro’s TV and film division, is producing for Hasbro Studios. Daria Cercek is overseeing for Fox.

Hasbro launched development of a “Clue” movie in 2008 as part of a six-year partnership with Universal to produce at least four feature films based on branded properties: Clue, Monopoly, Candyland, Ouija, Battleship, Magic: The Gathering and Stretch Armstrong.

“Battleship” was a costly money-loser for the studio in 2012 while “Ouija” grossed $103 million on a $5 million budget and generated a sequel “Ouija: Origin of Evil” that’s due out Oct. 21. At the time that Universal dropped the “Clue” project, “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski was attached to direct and produce, but is no longer part of the project at Fox.

Hasbro’s seen its greatest success in Hollywood with “Ouija, »

- Dave McNary

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Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Deserves Her Fifth ‘Veep’ Emmy: IndieWire’s Emmys Endorsements (Comedy)

17 August 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Comedy Series

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

IndieWire’s Vote: “Veep

It hurts us to think “Transparent” and “Master of None” may never get a turn at the table, especially this year after both delivered such stellar seasons: Jill Soloway’s follow-up far surpassed her already impressive first season, and Aziz Ansari’s Netflix debut showed just how diversity in front of and behind the camera can benefit our culture (not to mention how smart, insightful writing can still appeal to mainstream audiences). But David Mandel pulled off an equally impressive feat by matching (if not besting) “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s Emmy-winning prior season, stepping into massive shoes and running a six-minute mile without tripping. The best comedy, nay, the best series on TV remains the one to beat this Emmys season. All hail the queen.

Read More: Why the Emmys Should Crown ‘The Americans, »

- Ben Travers

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Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Deserves Her Fifth ‘Veep’ Emmy: IndieWire’s Emmys Endorsements (Comedy)

17 August 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Comedy Series

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

IndieWire’s Vote: “Veep

It hurts us to think “Transparent” and “Master of None” may never get a turn at the table, especially this year after both delivered such stellar seasons: Jill Soloway’s follow-up far surpassed her already impressive first season, and Aziz Ansari’s Netflix debut showed just how diversity in front of and behind the camera can benefit our culture (not to mention how smart, insightful writing can still appeal to mainstream audiences). But David Mandel pulled off an equally impressive feat by matching (if not besting) “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s Emmy-winning prior season, stepping into massive shoes and running a six-minute mile without tripping. The best comedy, nay, the best series on TV remains the one to beat this Emmys season. All hail the queen.

Read More: Why the Emmys Should Crown ‘The Americans, »

- Ben Travers

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Emmy Voters Play Politics With Guest Noms for ‘Veep,’ ‘House of Cards’ Actors

4 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Emmy voters are playing right into the election year by pointing a spotlight on strong guest performances in drama, comedy, and satirical series with political themes. Among the 24 Emmy-nominated guest roles, nine have a direct political tie-in.

It raises the question: Who’s winning in the battle of most outrageous storylines — the fictional or the factual politicians?

In many ways, TV seems like it’s trying to keep up with real life: Be it “Veep” politico Selina Meyer’s determined, misguided attempt to navigate Washington, “House of Cards” power couple Frank and Claire Underwood’s power-hungry mission to manipulate and take down anyone who stands in their way, or “Saturday Night Live’s” vision of a presidential candidate seeking counsel from her former self.

While Hillary Clinton was scrutinized for using a private email server, Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) deployed an internal investigation into which staffer called her a profane name (the verdict: everyone). Donald Trump caused »

- Seth Kelley

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Emmy Awards: Peter Scolari Nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy, Replacing Peter MacNicol

21 July 2016 12:28 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Emmys traded one Peter for another. The Television Academy has announced that Peter Scolari has been nominated for guest actor in a comedy series for his role as Tad Horvath in HBO’s “Girls.”

He joins previously announced nominees Martin Mull (HBO’s “Veep”), Larry David (NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”), Tracy Morgan (NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”), Bob Newhart (CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory”) and Bradley Whitford (Amazon’s “Transparent”). Whitford won the trophy last year.

Peter MacNicol, who had been nommed for his role in “Veep” as Jonah Simons’ uncle Jeff Kane, was disqualified on Wednesday when it was discovered that he had appeared in five of the season’s ten episodes.

According to new Emmy rules that were instituted last year, performers may only submit as guest actors if they appear in “less than 50%” of the eligible episodes.

This is Scolari’s fourth Emmy nomination and first for his recurring role as the »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Emmys Twist: Veep's Peter MacNicol Loses Guest Actor Nomination

20 July 2016 4:04 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Veep actor Peter MacNicol’s Emmy nomination has been vetoed.

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

Having last week been bestowed with his fourth career Emmy nod, for his turn as Jonah’s uncle Jeff Kane on the acclaimed HBO comedy, the Academy on Wednesday disqualified the actor, since he appeared in half of Veep‘s Season 5 episodes. Per Emmy rules, a nominee for guest actor must appear in “less than 50 percent” of his/her series’ eligible season.

A new nominee for Guest Actor in a Comedy will be announced imminently, »

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Emmy Awards: ‘Veep’ Star Peter MacNicol Disqualified as Guest Actor

20 July 2016 3:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Veep” star Peter MacNicol, who was nominated last week for an Emmy Award for guest actor in a comedy, has been ruled ineligible and will no longer be competing in the category.

Per the Emmy rules that were instituted last year, “Only performers appearing in less than 50% of the eligible episodes are able to submit in the Guest Performer categories.” MacNicol, who played Jonah’s (Tim Simons) uncle Jeff Kane, appeared in five episodes of the ten-episode HBO comedy.

The Television Academy issued a statement that said: “Upon review of the Guest Actor in a Comedy Series category, the Television Academy has determined that Peter MacNicol unfortunately exceeds the number of episodes permissible for inclusion in that category.

HBO’s guest actor entry for Peter MacNicol was accurate at the time of the submission deadline, but he was subsequently included in an additional ‘Veep’ episode. Unfortunately, that additional appearance places him in 50% of the season’s episodes »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Primetime Emmy Awards Target Game Of Thrones

14 July 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Emmy nods have hit the Internet, and there are a few surprises among these stellar examples of Primetime TV. Game of Thrones leads the pack with a whopping 23 nominations, which probably will not surprise anyone who has tuned in to the show this season. It’s certainly one of the better programs on TV right now, and this season has been particularly stellar.

More surprising – and, in some ways, more deserved – are several nods to Mr. Robot, including an Outstanding Drama and Lead Actor In A Drama for Rami Malek. Christian Slater gets nothing, despite his Golden Globe win, but I guess we can’t have everything. While Malek has some serious competition in his category, including Hollywood heavyweights Liev Schrieber and Kevin Spacey, here’s hoping that he takes home the prize. He certainly deserves it.

While Game of Thrones dominates in many categories, there’s quite a »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Delightful Emmy nomination surprises: 'The Americans,' 'Master of None' & more

14 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Leftovers, which I think is the best show on television, got zero Emmy nominations today. Alan Alda didn't get nominated for the performance of an immortal career, and nearly everyone else he worked with on the amazing Horace and Pete were also ignored by the TV Academy. HBO's amazing miniseries Show Me a Hero also got shut out, with even Oscar Isaac being ignored in favor of the less impressive likes of Cuba Gooding Jr. (who was one of the ships lifted by the rising tide that was The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, the year's second-most-nominated show after Game of Thrones). This all disappoints me, as does the TV Academy's continued clinging to certain security blankets like Modern Family, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, and Homeland. And yet every time I'm on the verge of being annoyed by those choices or many others (say, John Travolta »

- Alan Sepinwall

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2016 Emmy Nominations: What Leads the Pack?

14 July 2016 9:59 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Let the Snub Debate begin in 3... 2... 1...

Nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards are in, with Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham making the announcements this morning, live from Los Angeles.

The ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and air on ABC on September 18.

Which shows, actors and actresses will be up for major awards that night? Game of Thrones leads all with 23 nods.

Scroll down to find out more and then let the praise and complaints pour in below...

Outstanding Drama

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mr Robot

Lead Actor In A Drama

Kyle Chandler, Bloodlines

Rami Malek, Mr Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Lead Actress In A Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder

Taraji P Henson, Empire

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Keri Russell, »

- Matt Richenthal

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Nominations for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards announced

14 July 2016 9:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Television Academy has today announced the nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, which celebrates the very best in achievement on the small screen over the past twelve months, with The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Game of Thrones leading the pack. Check out the list of nominations here…

Outstanding Drama

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game Of Thrones

Homeland

House Of Cards

Mr. Robot

Lead Actor, Drama

Kyle Chandler, Bloodlines

Rami Malek, Mr Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Lead Actress, Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder

Taraji P Henson, Empire

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Keri Russell, The Americans,

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Supporting Actor, Drama

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones

Kit Harrington, Game Of Thrones

Michael Kelly, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Game of Thrones,' ''People v. O.J.' lead 2016 Emmy nominations

14 July 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This morning, the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced. Here are the most prominent nominations. More to come. Drama Series The Americans Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mr. Robot Comedy Series Black-ish Master of None Modern Family Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Limited Series American Crime Fargo The Night Manager The People v Oj Simpson Roots Lead Actor in a Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Matthew Rhys, The Americans Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Kevin Spacey, House of Cards Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Danes, Homeland Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder Taraji P. Henson, Empire Tatiana MaslanyOrphan Black Keri Russell, The Americans Robin Wright Penn, House of Cards Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Anthony Anderson, Black-ish Aziz Ansari, Master of None Will Forte, »

- Pilot Viruet

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

14 July 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by Anthony Anderson (ABC’s black-ish) and Lauren Graham (of Netflix’s upcoming Gilmore Girls revival), and HBO’s Game of Thrones led the pack with 23 total nominations, including for best drama and with three supporting actress contenders.

RelatedEmmy Nominations 2016: Michael Ausiello’s Snappy Judgements

FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story followed with 22 nods, while Season 2 of FX’s Fargo amassed 18.

TVLine has detailed the major nominees below; visit Emmys.com for the full list. Your job here, as opinionated connoisseurs of TV, »

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

7 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A previous winner for “The West Wing,” Bradley Whitford was awarded his second Emmy last year thanks to his work as Marcy on “Transparent.” Whitford could well repeat [for playing a different character, Magnus Hirschfeld], or he could be stopped by one of multiple funny men playing themselves.

Saturday Night Live” always takes up spots on this list with its hosts and this year gave us a lot to choose from, including a giggly Ryan Gosling and the emotional return of Tracy Morgan. Still, it will be hard to top the hosting gig of “SNL’s” resident Bernie Sanders impersonator Larry David when he appeared opposite the actual Democratic candidate. David practically joined the “SNL” cast this year, popping in from time to time to play the presidential candidate in sketches.

Also stealing scenes in the political world were Martin Mull, Peter MacNicol and John Slattery in “Veep.” MacNicol has already won one Emmy, for “Ally McBeal, »

- Jenelle Riley

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The Player

30 May 2016 5:08 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Robert Altman's murder tale reeks of insider access and Hollywood hipster Bs; its main claim to greatness is its fifty-plus star cameos. It may no longer seem as smart as it looked in 1992, but they don't make 'em any slicker than this. The Player Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 812 1992 / Color /1:85 widescreen / 124 min. / Available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date May 24, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lyle Lovett. Cinematography Jean Lépine Original Music Thomas Newman Written by Michael Tolkin from his novel Produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler Directed by Robert Altman

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Robert Altman's filmography is undergoing what looks like a full retrospective through Criterion; even the 1975 title Nashville came out not long ago. This very successful later picture marks a revitalization of the director's career. It's sort of a Kafkaesque spin on Hail, »

- Glenn Erickson

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Review: The comma's the thing as 'Veep' heads to 'Nev-ad-a'

2 May 2016 7:22 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A few thoughts on last night's Veep coming up just as soon as I tell you that the Nazis' polling numbers within Germany were through the roof... Though "Nev-ad-a" never settles on a consistent pronunciation for the eponymous battleground state, it does a nice job of advancing the recount storyline — here bringing in Martin Mull as Ben's mentor, Bob "The Eagle" Bradley, who once treated Ben (aka "Benny and the Jizz") the way the whole group treats Jonah now — while also putting other new stories and characters in play. In particular, John Slattery's a welcome addition to the recurring cast as Selina's new love interest Charlie Baird, whose relationship goes from secret to incredibly public because Mike's cleanse lowered his defenses too much at the wrong moment. Dan having sex with Amy's sister because he misheard her and assumed she works for CBS rather than Cvs was at once »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Veep Season 5 Review

22 April 2016 3:31 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Four episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

A transition of showrunners is always a tricky move for any TV show to pull off, much less one as full throttle and unrelentingly scathing as HBO’s Veep. When the show’s creator, Armando Iannucci, announced last year that he would be handing off the reigns to Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm alum David Mandel, it was easy to be the tiniest bit cautious. Among many great feats, Veep‘s ability to walk the tightrope of a “heightened” Washington, D.C. – and be consistently hilarious – was something almost too precious to sour.

And soured it is certainly n0t – Veep is, as ever, a head-spinning political satire with enough cracks made by its delightfully potty-mouthed cast of White House scallywags as to feel increasingly less fantastical, and more intriguingly realistic, the longer it goes on. That may be truer than ever in the show’s fifth year, »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Netflix's National Lampoon Movie Finds Its Bill Murray and Harold Ramis

8 April 2016 10:40 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Netflix.s National Lampoon movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture has been casting up a storm lately, and now the movie has found its Harold Ramis and Bill Murray. Actors Rick Glassman and Jon Daly, respectively, will be taking on the roles in the Netflix movie. According to a Deadline report, Rick Glassman (Undateable) and Jon Daly (Kroll Show) will have supporting roles in the film. Glassman will portray Harold Ramis, while Daly will take on the part of Bill Murray in A Futile and Stupid Gesture. The actors will join previously announced players Will Forte, Martin Mull, Joel McHale, Thomas Lennon, Domhnall Gleeson, Jackie Tohn, Matt Walsh and John Gemberling. The film will be based on the 2006 book by journalist Josh Karp, "A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever." Karp.s book is a history of National Lampoon magazine and Doug Kenney, »

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