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Ellie Kemper and Michael Koman Decide to Raise Their Son Catholic, Not Jewish

17 August 2017 8:49 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ellie Kemper and Michael Koman had a big decision to make when it came to raising their 1-year-old son, James. You see, Kemper was raised Catholic, while Koman was raised Jewish, and therefore, they had to meet on common grounds when it came to their first child together. Well, the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star joined The Late Show Wednesday night and dished to Stephen Colbert that they decided to go the Catholic route...though she's not sure if she received a sign from the "higher ups" that perhaps she made the wrong choice. Here's what happened... "He got baptized sort of late, like in May, he was 10 months old," Kemper began. "I was actually very nervous when the »

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Emmys 2017: Will ‘Atlanta’ or ‘Veep’ Take the Top Comedy Trophy?

16 August 2017 9:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The seven contenders for the comedy series trophy are a perfect illustration of how the peak TV phenomenon has transformed the business. The humor mined in the observational time-and-place storytelling of “Atlanta” and “Master of None” is quite different from the situational hijinks that drive “Modern Family” and “Silicon Valley.” “Black-ish” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” come with big dollops of heart, and in the case of “Black-ish,” occasionally a social message that is deftly communicated. And those pottymouths on “Veep” make us howl even as we struggle to keep up with the fusillade of filth.

The Odds

The frontrunners are FX’s “Atlanta,” the only new series to land in the category this year, and the reigning champ, HBO’s “Veep.” Emmy voters have clearly become more attuned in recent years to recognizing breakthrough shows early, and by any measure “Atlanta” was heralded as a singular achievement in its debut last fall. Donald Glover »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Poll: Who Will Win Best Comedy Actress at the Emmys?

15 August 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Emmy night is just weeks away — there are only two more weeks before final ballots are due — and as such, we’ll be asking Variety readers who they think will win the big prizes. This week, we’re surveying the comedy actress category.

The reigning queen is currently Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who set a record last year with her fifth consecutive Emmy win for HBO’s “Veep.” As her performance remains strong, and the show continually hits close to home with the Trump administration, she’s a clear front-runner.

It would be unwise, though, to count out her competitors. In particular, Tracee Ellis Ross, who took home the Golden Globe earlier this year for ABC’s “Black-ish,” seems like she could swoop in to interrupt Louis-Dreyfus’ streak. Other pundits think Allison Janney, who won the supporting actress in a comedy prize two years in a row for “Mom” and now moves into the lead category, could »

- Variety Staff

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Emmy episode analysis: Ellie Kemper multitasks in ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

11 August 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Ellie Kemper returns to the Emmy race for Best Comedy Actress for the second year in a row thanks to her indomitable performance as the titular character in Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” She will try to take down reigning champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), who has claimed this prize for the past five years, and she […] »

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Lead Actress Emmy Nominees Prove to Be Timely Political Animals

10 August 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anyone who wonders if television really is a reflection of modern-day society should consider this year’s lead actress nominees. While real-life women organize marches, defy party lines to take down harmful legislation, or simply manage to get dinner on the table on time while fighting to “have it all,” so too are their fictional counterparts standing strong to fight their own wars.

Lead comedy actress nominees, including Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow on ABC’s “Black-ish,” Allison Janney as Bonnie on CBS’ “Mom” and Pamela Adlon as Sam on FX’s “Better Things,” are all fighting to keep their families afloat while being role models for their kids. Ellie Kemper’s titular peppy lead in Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in “Grace and Frankie” are all in the process of rebuilding their lives.

Meanwhile, drama nominees such as Elisabeth Moss as Offred in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Emmys Poll 2017: Who Should Win for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series?

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

Let’s be honest: In this category, there’s Queen Selina, and then there’s everyone else.

The Emmys race for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy has been a blowout recently, with Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the past five years straight for her acid-tinged portrayal of inept politician Selina Meyer. (The category has been so one-sided, our own Michael Ausiello even called for Louis-Dreyfus to remove herself from the Emmy race.) She’s back this year to make it an even six-pack… but she also has a six-pack of hilarious ladies fighting to yank that Emmy out of her hands for once. »

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Match Game: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on ABC?

6 August 2017 10:23 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchHow long will the star-studded Match Game stick around? Has the Match Game TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on ABC? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Match Game, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Alec Baldwin hosts Match Game, a reboot of the classic game show, airing on the television network. In the series, contestants answer fun “fill in the blank” questions, hoping to match answers with as many of celebrities panelists as possible. They compete for a grand prize of $25,000. Celebrity panelists in season two of this ABC series include Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines, Ice T, Ellie Kemper, Wayne »

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Ellie Kemper (‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’) rows her way to a scholarship at Columbia [Exclusive Emmy Episode]

25 July 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Ellie Kemper is entering the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” episode “Kimmy Goes to College” as her Emmy submission for Best Comedy Actress. This installment of the Netflix program streamed May 19 and was the 4th episode of season 3. For this segment, Kimmy (Kemper) is now working for TaskRabbit performing […] »

- Chris Beachum

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Emmys 2017: Handicapping the Top Series and Performer Races

25 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s that time of year again, when champagne corks are popped all over Hollywood in honor of the Television Academy’s Emmy nominations. But the true celebration cannot begin until the winners are announced live on Sept. 17. With so much high-quality TV vying for the top prizes — and some surprises among the nominees — it’s shaping up to be one of the most competitive Emmy seasons in years. Here, Variety breaks down the key races.

Drama Series

Taking the torch from “Game of Thrones,” which has been the most-nominated series for the past few years, is fellow HBO genre series “Westworld.” The sci-fi thriller is tied with long-running variety sketch series “Saturday Night Live” at 22 noms this year, the most of any series. More notably, it’s also one of five freshman series in the race — and that buzz may well boost it over long-in-the-tooth “House of Cards” (six noms for the Netflix drama), or even »

- Danielle Turchiano

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Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski Are Singing Dragons--Yes, You Read That Right

19 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper and Jane Krakowski as you've never seen them before: Singing together. In animated dragon form. Yes, they're singing animated dragons. The two costars made their way over to Disney Junior's Sofia the First to play dragons, Kemper is the recurring character of Crackle, and Krakowski plays Crackle's childhood rival Sizzle. In the episode, Sofia (Ariel Winter) disguises herself as a dragon to attend the annual Dragon Roast n' Toast picnic with her pal Crackle. There, they meet Sizzle and another familiar-voiced dragon, Orange Is the New Black star Kimiko Glenn's Cinder. And then they sing, of course. And spoiler alert, it's kind of a »

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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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Tracee Ellis Ross Reveals Her Secret to Keeping Calm on Emmy Nomination Morning (Hint: It Involves Birds!)

13 July 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tracee Ellis Ross was not calm Thursday morning as she waited for the 2017 Emmy Awards nominations to be announced.

“I’d been up since, like, 4:40 a.m. because I’m on European time. I hopped in the shower at 8, but that did not change my attention,” the black-ish star tells People of the nerves and anticipation she felt in the minutes leading up to the reveal.

“I decided to put on a moisture mask and go down to my meditation room and meditate. So I was listening to the birds when 8:30 struck, and when I opened my eyes »

- Patrick Gomez

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Emmys: Even With ‘Atlanta,’ The Comedy Category is Still Frustratingly Resistant to Change

13 July 2017 12:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As the Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday morning, one of the boldest new entries into this year’s awards race signaled the future of an entire category. “Atlanta,” Donald Glover’s groundbreaking FX comedy, picked up 6 nominations overall, including nods for Glover as lead actor and the series itself.

Atlanta” was a heavy favorite — both at sites like Gold Derby and in IndieWire’s own prediction pages — to nab one of the best comedy series category’s six spots. The Academy recognized the show for writing and directing, not just tossing it a solitary comedy series nom. Episodes as disparate as “Streets on Lock” (where Glover’s Earn spends time in county jail) and “B.A.N.” (a surreal episode-length glimpse into programming on an imaginary cable channel) only come from a fully executed vision that has the freedom to change from week to week.

Atlanta” wasn’t as »

- Steve Greene

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Emmys Add Diverse Range of Nominees In 2017

13 July 2017 11:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After #OscarsSoWhite, when every single one of the 20 Oscar acting nominations were given to white thespians, the Emmy nominations continue to reveal far more diversity in the television industry.

Unlike the movie business, more television shows are aimed at more diverse audiences from the start, which gives some 20,000 Emmy voters a wealth of options. The television industry casts a wider net, aiming shows at every audience segment, especially women, who are consistently underserved by the Hollywood studios, despite their strong box office stats. And television series can take more chances on giving shows time to find their core audience.

Read More2017 Emmy Nominations List: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Westworld’ Nominated for Best Drama Series

The diversity of the Emmy acting nominees held steady with 2016. Among this year’s 75 nominees in 12 major long-form acting categories (not including guest or short form), 16 nominees, or 21 percent, were people of color. Eleven acting categories boasted at least one nominee of color, »

- Anne Thompson

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Emmys Add Diverse Range of Nominees In 2017

13 July 2017 11:35 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

After #OscarsSoWhite, when every single one of the 20 Oscar acting nominations were given to white thespians, the Emmy nominations continue to reveal far more diversity in the television industry.

Unlike the movie business, more television shows are aimed at more diverse audiences from the start, which gives some 20,000 Emmy voters a wealth of options. The television industry casts a wider net, aiming shows at every audience segment, especially women, who are consistently underserved by the Hollywood studios, despite their strong box office stats. And television series can take more chances on giving shows time to find their core audience.

Read More2017 Emmy Nominations List: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Westworld’ Nominated for Best Drama Series

The diversity of the Emmy acting nominees held steady with 2016. Among this year’s 75 nominees in 12 major long-form acting categories (not including guest or short form), 16 nominees, or 21 percent, were people of color. Eleven acting categories boasted at least one nominee of color, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Only In My Dreams Could I Have Imagined This!’ and More Sweet (and Hilarious) Reactions from Emmy Nominees

13 July 2017 11:09 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s Emmy time!

And while it’s exciting for viewers to see their favorite shows nab nominations, getting nominated yourself is a whole other level of excitement (we imagine).

See how the nominees themselves are reacting here:

Angela Bassett is so pumped, she’s going to “go pass out somewhere”:

Ty God for blessing me!Ty @TheEmmys for the nom!Ty @MasterofNone @LenaWaithe @azizansari ! Now ima go pass out somewhere! #thanksgivingTODAY

Angela Bassett (@ImAngelaBassett) July 13, 2017

After five seasons, Billy on the Street got its first nomination And Billy Eichner is psyched:

Billy On The Street!!!! We Did It! »

- Diana Pearl

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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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2017 Emmy Nominations List: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Westworld’ Nominated for Best Drama Series

13 July 2017 8:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Depending on who you are, dreams came true or were dashed as the nominees for the 69th annual Emmy Awards were announced today. In the era when 500-plus shows compete for the attention of over 20,000 Academy voters, it’s a true achievement for these shows to receive the recognition they have this morning.

Read MoreWatch the 2017 Emmy Nominations: Live Stream Online

Important note: Both “Game of Thrones” and “Twin Peaks: The Return” will not appear amongst the nominees this year, as neither show will have aired enough episodes during the eligibility period to qualify. Watch out for 2018, though, when both series will be eligible.

The nominees for major categories including Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series and Best Limited Series were announced live by Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore. Check out the list below, and prepare yourself for when the awards are announced on Sunday, September 17, with Stephen Colbert hosting, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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