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Doris Roberts dead at 90: Relive one of her Emmy Awards victories for 'Everybody Loves Raymond'
18 April 2016 4:27 PM, PDT
Five-time Emmy winner Doris Roberts passed away on Sunday at the age 90, according to TMZ. As we all mourn this Hollywood legend, let's rewatch her 2001 Emmy victory for "Everybody Loves Raymond" above in which she took down Jennifer Aniston ("Friends"), Kim Cattrall ("Sex and the City"), Lisa Kudrow ("Friends") and Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") as Best Comedy Supporting Actress. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions This 11-time Emmy nominee took home four trophies (2001-03, 2005) for playing the feisty matriarch Marie Barone on the long-running CBS comedy. However, she first became an Emmy winner in 1983 thanks to her guest turn on the hospital drama "St. Elsewhere." Roberts also won a SAG Award as part of the "Raymond" ensemble in 2003, along with cast members Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Madylin Sweeten and...' »
Emmy spotlight: Can 'Girls' and Lena Dunham make a bold return for its fifth season?
18 April 2016 3:48 PM, PDT
Can HBO's "Girls" make a bold return to the Emmy Awards this year? Star Lena Dunham and her supporting actresses were fully grounded in their characters for the just concluded fifth season. The storytelling was as concrete as ever (maybe better), so I would say that an awards rebound has as good of a chance as ever. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions When "Girls" debuted in 2012, it was a critical darling with hot comedy writer Judd Apatow as executive producer and prime real estate on HBO. People then became quite attached to "it girl" Dunham and the daring, in-your-face comedy writing because she pushed the boundaries on how women were portrayed on television. Some were aghast that a woman who wasn’t thin could be comfortable in her own skin, and many realized that she was doing groundbreaking work for the future of women on screen. »
[Watch] 'Silicon Valley' trailer: Will Emmy Awards finally nominate Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller & cast?
18 April 2016 3:30 PM, PDT
Despite the fact that HBO's critically acclaimed "Silicon Valley" has been nominated for two Best Comedy Series Emmys, none of the show's hilarious cast members have yet received bids from the TV academy. That includes lead actor Thomas Middleditch and supporting players T.J. Miller, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods. Will any of the show's actors finally earn a nomination for Season 3, which premieres Sunday, April 24 at 10 p.m.? Watch the trailer above. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions "Silicon Valley" has had great luck with award shows over the past two years, earning two Emmy wins (Best Production Design and Best Comedy Editing) from a total of 12 nominations. However, its biggest triumph came last year at the Critics' Choice TV Awards, where it won Best Comedy Series for Season 2. As for its actors, Miller won the Critics' Choice Award last y...' »
Tony frontrunner 'Hamilton' wins Pulitzer Prize for drama
18 April 2016 1:33 PM, PDT
It has been a good day for Alexander Hamilton. This morning came word that the first-ever Treasury secretarty is likely to stay on the face of the $10 bill. And now comes the news that the smash hit musical "Hamilton" has won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Lin-Manuel Miranda -- who pulled triple duty by writing the music, lyrics and book -- also plays the title character in this smash hit tuner that is tipped to sweep the Tony Awards. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions In the 100-year history of the Pulitzers, only eight other musicals have won this award: "Of Thee I Sing" (1932); "South Pacific" (1950); "Fiorello" (1960); "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1962); "A Chorus Line" (1976); "Sunday in the Park with George" (1985); "Rent" (1996); and "Next to Normal" ( »
Emmy Awards 2016 exclusive: National Geographic campaign and category placement sneak peek
18 April 2016 12:43 PM, PDT
In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for the National Geographic Channel. Last year, the network scored major nominations for "Killing Jesus" (Best TV Movie) and "StarTalk with Neil Degrasse Tyson" (Best Informational Series or Special). Below, see the list of Nat Geo submissions across all categories for 2016. (Please note: Performers not included below may well be submitted by their personal reps.) Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions -Break- TV Movie "Saints And Strangers" Movie/Limited Series Actor - Vincent Kartheiser Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor - Ron Livingston, Ray Stevenson, Raoul Trujillo Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress - Anna Camp Movie/Limited Series Directing - Paul A. Edwards Movie/Limited Series Writing - Seth Fisher, Walon Green, Chip Johannessen, Eric Overmyer Docume »
Playing Bernie Sanders on 'Saturday Night Live' could end Emmy drought for Larry David
18 April 2016 11:22 AM, PDT
He may be behind in the delegate math but Bernie Sanders has been on a hot streak lately. He's won seven of the last eight states which could lead to a big victory later in the year. But I’m not talking about taking the White House which is looking unlikely. Rather, the Emmys may well ‘feel the Bern’ with Larry David winning for his socko "SNL" performance as the seasoned Senator from Vermont. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions David’s likeness to Sanders had the internet buzzing before his first appearances as the presidential candidate on “Saturday Night Live” several times last fall. He then hosted the show, which he wrote for briefly back in the eighties, in February and Sanders appeared alongside him. Last weekend, he returned to 30 Rock to play the politico and spar with "SNL" host Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who reprised. »
'Grace and Frankie': Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin dish joys of Netflix, age & feminism at Tribeca Film Festival
18 April 2016 6:33 AM, PDT
"Grace and Frankie" premieres its entire second season on Netflix on May 6, and on April 14 stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin were in New York to preview the first two episodes of the new season at the Tribeca Film Festival. During a Q&A moderated by Gayle King, the legendary actresses discussed the show, their characters, binge-watching, aging, feminism and more. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions "It is such a strange experience," said Fonda about making TV for the web. "[The first season] started streaming on a Thursday night at midnight, and we flew the next morning to La. By the time I got home, I was getting calls and emails from people who had seen the whole season." But despite the success of the series – season two is forthcoming, and season three is soon to begin filming – Fonda still found herself experiencing self-doubt. &qu »
'Dancing with the Stars' predictions: Will there be an elimination on 'Switch Up' night?
18 April 2016 3:11 AM, PDT
"Dancing With the Stars" fans just like you are predicting season 22 of the celebrity dance competition, whose fourth episode, "Switch-Up," airs tonight (April 18). You can keep making your predictions right up until the minute the live show starts at 8:00 p.m. Et; 5:00 p.m. Pt. As of this writing, it looks like football player Doug Flutie will be the next eliminated, but might every celeb actually be safe? (Click here for our complete predictions.) -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions Our readers are pretty confident that Flutie will be sent home. As of this writing he gets 4/5 odds (57% chance of elimination) according to our predictions. But on "Switch-Up" night the celebs dance with different pro partners. Will the show dismiss a star before giving them a chance to reunite with their regular teammates? We're predicting 12/5 odds of a non-elimin...' »