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2019 Emmys Winners List: Every Category Result from Television’s Biggest Night

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2019 Emmys Winners List: Every Category Result from Television’s Biggest Night
After months of campaigning and prognosticating and advocating, the Primetime Emmys are finally upon us. On Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, awards are set to be given out in 25 categories across a number of different corners of the TV world.

Some big winners from last year (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Barry”) are back again this year, while a pair of the most-awarded shows in TV history (“Game of Thrones” and “Veep”) are vying for one last chance to rewrite the Emmy record books.

As Sunday’s festivities progress, IndieWire will be updating the list of the evening’s big winners. For a complete rundown of every individual and series nominated this year, see the full collection of category results below:

Drama Series

Better Call Saul” (AMC)

Bodyguard” (Netflix)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Killing Eve” (BBC America)

Ozark” (Netflix)

Pose” (FX)

“Succession” (HBO)

This Is Us
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‘Chernobyl’ vs. ‘When They See Us’: Who has the edge in this fierce Best Limited Series Emmy battle?

The Best Limited Series Emmy battle . has shaped up to be a two-horse race between HBO’s “Chernobyl” and Netflix’s “When They See Us,” both of which crashed the scene in the final month of eligibility (May) and were met with instant critical acclaim and an arousing audience response. “Chernobyl” racked up 19 nominations, the most for any limited series this year, and “When They See Us” earned 16. Both are grim fact-based dramas, undeniably timely, and have one writing and directing nom each, but where do they differ? The following five factors could end up tipping the scales in one’s or the other’s favor:

1. Best Casting win

Bearing in mind that TV movies and limited series used to compete in a joint category, the winners for Best Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special and for Best Limited Series have gone hand in hand since 2012. This would
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Emmys: Looking Ahead to 2020, Here Are Some of the Rules That the TV Academy Should Address

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When this year’s Emmy nominations were announced in July, Netflix’s gripping and powerful “When They See Us” earned several well-deserved nods, including limited series, as well as actor (Jharrel Jerome) and directing (Ava DuVernay) for limited series or a movie. It also cleaned up in the limited series supporting actor and actress categories — but that’s where it raised a few eyebrows among Netflix competitors.

According to rivals, at least two of those nominees didn’t clock much face time on the limited series. The Television Academy rules state that, in the case of supporting actors and actresses in a limited series or movie, “the minimum on-screen time for eligibility is 5% of the total running time of a movie or a complete limited series.”

But the rules don’t spell out what counts as “on-screen time” — and as it turns out, it’s much more loose than many had known.
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In Celebration of ‘Ad Astra,’ Nasa Experts Name Their Favorite Outer-Space Movies

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When they’re not gazing at the cosmos or pondering extraterrestrial intelligence, astronauts watch movies, too. During a recent 20th Century Fox panel on the studio lot promoting the new film “Ad Astra” and Nasa’s involvement in creating its near-future verisimilitude, four Nasa experts talked about their favorite films that take us into the unknown.

To start things off, panel moderator and “Ad Astra” director James Gray said, “I’d like to ask a nerd question if I could. What science-fiction movies inspired you?” In awe of the true-to-science realism of films such as “Gravity” and “2001: A Space Odyssey,” which essentially predicted the iPad, Gray said, regarding the believability of his own movie before a judging audience, “I’m going to face the guillotine.”

Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory research scientist Laura Kerber named Fox’s 2000 animated film “Titan A.E.” as her favorite outer-space screen adventure. “I thought
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Dutch FilmWorks takes ‘The Ice Road’, ‘Harry Haft’ for Benelux

Details of new film and TV sales arm, Dfw International, also revealed.

Benelux-based Dutch FilmWorks has picked up Barry Levinson’s Harry Haft and Liam Neeson thriller The Ice Road for release in the territory, following deals in Toronto.

Boxing biopic Harry Haft stars Ben Foster, Peter Sarsgaard and Danny De Vito, and is handled by Endeavor Content. The Ice Road was sold through Lisa Wilson’s Solution Entertainment.

Willem Pruijssers, CEO of Dutch FilmWorks, also revealed further details of its new film and TV sales arm, Dfw International, which will attend its first market, Mipcom, next month.

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TV News Roundup: Netflix Announces Arsenio Hall’s Comedy Special Premiere Date

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In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix announced the premiere date for Arsenio Hall’s comedy special and a “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” duo (among others) will guest star on “Elena of Avalor.”


“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” stars Rachel Brosnahan and Tony Shalhoub, as well as Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), John Leguizamo (“When They See Us”), Taye Diggs (“All American”), Eugenio Derbez (“Overboard”) and Jamie-Lynn Sigler (“The Sopranos”) have lent their voices to Season 3 of the animated“Elena of Avalor,” which premieres Oct. 7 on Disney Junior. Diggs and Derbez guest star in a dia de los Muertos-themed episode in October, while Sigler portrays a princess visiting from a Latino Jewish kingdom in an episode airing in December. A royal coronation special will also air next year.


DirecTV announced the service will air 4K Hdr versions of select “Thursday Night Football” games on Fox starting with the Sept. 26 Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers game.
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Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell Set For ‘American Buffalo’ Broadway Revival

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Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell Set For ‘American Buffalo’ Broadway Revival
Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell will return to Broadway this spring in a revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, lead producers Jeffrey Richards, Steve Traxler and Stephanie P. McClelland announced today.

Directed by frequent Mamet collaborator Neil Pepe, American Buffalo will begin previews in March 2020 with an official opening on Tuesday, April 14. The theater has not been announced.

Fishburne, last on Broadway in 2008’s one-man play Thurgood, will play the character Donny. Rockwell, returning to Broadway after 2014’s Fool For Love by Sam Shepard, will play Teach.

The duo’s casting leaves the play’s third character, Bobby, as yet unfilled or unannounced.

After Chicago and Off Broadway productions in 1975 and ’76, American Buffalo premiered on Broadway in 1977, with Ulu Grosbard directing Robert Duvall as Teach and Kenneth McMillan as Donny. John Savage played Bobby. In a 1981 Off Broadway production at Circle in the Square starred Al Pacino, Thomas Waites and Clifton James.
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Emmy Handicaps 2019: Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

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Emmy Handicaps 2019: Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
Always a prestigious category, actors better known for their big screen work often find a place here, and that’s the case again this year, as half the nominees are past Supporting Actor Oscar winners. In fact, one of them actually won two Academy Awards. All three have succumbed to the allure of a Limited Series rather than TV movie, and to show just how lopsided this category is, not one of the six nominees comes from a standalone movie this time around. Five are veteran actors, while one made his professional feature acting debut less than three years ago. But still, all have something in common— none of them have ever won an Emmy.

Mahershala Ali

True Detective


Rescuing this ongoing limited series in its third season with an arresting performance, Ali is back in the Emmy race for the second time, having first been recognized with a
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If Ben Whishaw’s ‘Scandal’-ous performance wins Emmy, he’d be only the 3rd actor this decade to break this curse

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If Ben Whishaw’s ‘Scandal’-ous performance wins Emmy, he’d be only the 3rd actor this decade to break this curse
Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”) has been the Emmy front-runner for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor ever since he won Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Awards for his role as Norman Scott, the real-life British man who was the subject of an attempted murder plot hatched by a closeted politician (Hugh Grant). But if he wins, he’d be only the third actor this decade to break a particular Emmy curse.

What might handicap Whishaw is the fact that “A Very English Scandal” was left out of the race for Best Limited Series. He’s the only nominee in his category for whom that’s the case. And only two actors since 2010 have won for a movie or limited series without a corresponding nomination in the top category. Laura Linney claimed Best Movie/Mini Actress for “The Big C: Hereafter” in 2013 when that show’s only other nomination was
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‘When They See Us’ star Asante Blackk could become one of the youngest Emmy winners ever

Netflix’s miniseries “When They See Us,” directed by Ava DuVernay netted 16 Emmy nominations, half of which were for its cast members. Among the nominees is Asante Blackk, who’s up in Best Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actor. If the 17-year-old actor were to win this year, he’d be the fourth youngest Emmy winner ever and the third person under 18 to win.

The youngest Emmy winner is Roxana Zal, who nabbed the Best Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actress Emmy at the age of 14 in 1984 for playing Amelia Bennet in “Something About Amelia.” The second and third spots belong to the same person, Kristy McNichol, who took home her first statuette on her 15th birthday in 1977 in Best Drama Supporting Actress for “Family” and her second one two days before her 17th birthday for the same show in 1979. She’s the only actor to have won two Emmys
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Emmys 2019 Poll: Who Should Win for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series?

A mix of industry veterans and fresh faces will battle it out at this year’s Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie… but which one deserves to hear their name called on TV’s biggest night?

Stellan Skarsgard, up for his role in HBO’s Chernobyl, does have a family connection working in his favor: His son Alexander won this award two years ago for Big Little Lies. After previous nods in this category for Bessie and The Night Of, Michael K. Williams is back for the third time for his work as absentee dad
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‘When They See Us’ Creator Ava DuVernay & Emmy Nominated Cast Seek “Restorative Justice” In Central Park 5 Netflix Series

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‘When They See Us’ Creator Ava DuVernay & Emmy Nominated Cast Seek “Restorative Justice” In Central Park 5 Netflix Series
In April 1989, the lives of five young men of color were irrevocably and horrifically changed. Wrongly accused of raping a white female jogger, they were first arbitrarily rounded up by police simply for being in the area, then pushed into false confessions that would ultimately land them a collective name that resonates in the memory of America: The Central Park Five.

Sentenced to five to 15 years, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise lost so much more than their youths, and their fates were set in no small part by full-page ads in the New York papers calling for their death penalty—paid for by one Donald Trump, real estate developer.

Widespread misunderstanding of the slang ‘wilin’ out’—which essentially just means heading out as a group to have a good time—added to the miasma of racism that condemned the young men. It was quickly
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Super Mario Bros. Deleted Scene Surfaces After Extended Cut Is Discovered

A newly discovered, deleted scene from the Super Mario Bros. movie has debuted online. What's more, this is just part of a newly discovered extended cut of the 1993 live-action video game adaptation, that is said to include a full 15 minutes of additional footage. Whether or not we'll ever see that full cut make its way online remains to be seen. However, based on this one scene alone, it would perhaps be a torturous yet fascinating look at a truly baffling footnote in Hollywood history.

First, a little background. This footage came from a VHS tape that was sold at an auction for the estate of producer Roland Joff&#233, who worked on the movie. It wound up in the possession of a fansite dedicated to Super Mario Bros. At the beginning of the video, they explain a little bit about the tape and what is included on it, before showcasing the scene they've decided to reveal.
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Never Before Seen Deleted Scene From Super Mario Bros. Movie

I know this may sound weird, but the Super Mario Bros. movie plays a major role in my movie watching life. In 1992, before the movie was released, I was given a VHS screener of the movie starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper, by a neighbor who happened to be one of the sound engineers for the movie. I was the coolest guy at school for awhile because all of my friends got to see the movie before it came out. Granted, it is not one of the greatest movies of all time but as a 13 year old kid it was one of the most awesome things that had happened to me up until that point.

It didn’t take long for me to figure out that the movie was not that great, but it always held a special place in my heart because of the street cred it gave me.
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Michael K. Williams has to buck an unfortunate trend to win his Emmy for ‘When They See Us’

Michael K. Williams has to buck an unfortunate trend to win his Emmy for ‘When They See Us’
Michael K. Williams received one of the eight acting Emmy nominations for “When They See Us,” in Best Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actor. It’s the actor’s third nomination in the category, making him one of six men to have nabbed at least three bids. But if Williams wants to win, he’ll have to pull off a rare feat because not many of them have converted their nominations into victories.

Williams joins Beau Bridges, John Gielgud, John Malkovich and Joe Mantegna as three-time Best Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actor nominees, while Brian Dennehy holds the category record with four bids. Only two of them have won here: Bridges, who is the category’s only two-time champ and Malkovich, who prevailed for “Death of a Salesman” in 1986.

See Michael K. Williams on why ‘When They See Us’ is so personal: ‘This could have easily been me’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

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Imagen Awards Winners: ‘Pose’, ‘One Day At A Time’, ‘Monsters and Men’ Among Honorees

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The winners of the 2019 Imagen Awards were unveiled on Saturday night with FX’s groundbreaking series Pose, acclaimed comedy One Day at a Time and Sundance favorite Monsters and Men receiving top honors.

Held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the Imagen Awards was established in 1985 from a suggestion by veteran television producer Norman Lear to encourage and recognize the positive portrayals of Latinos in media. The winners were judged and selected in 18 categories by an independent panel of entertainment industry executives and Latinx community leaders.

Pose tied with Magnum P.I. for Best Television Drama while actress Mj Rodriguez took the award for Best Actress for playing the role of Blanca on FX series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals. The popular reboot of One Day at a Time from Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce took the award for Best Comedy. On the film side, Monsters and Men
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Movie Review – The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)

The Sun Is Also a Star, 2019.

Directed by Ry Russo-Young.

Starring Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Miriam A. Hyman, Jake Choi, Cathy Shim, Keong Sim, Jordan Williams, and Camrus Johnson.


A teenager finds love at a difficult time in her family’s life.

Surprisingly, The Sun Is Also a Star was only written by one person, because if there were multiple names attached it would have offered up an explanation as to how this teen romance can repeatedly alternate between genuinely touching while making effective use of its diverse minority leads, and business as usual for the genre complete with predictability, dumb characters, clichés, overkill on the false endings, and a few scenes so embarrassing and out of touch with the rest of the narrative that it’s baffling anyone thought they were a good idea.

It’s also written by a woman and directed by one (Ry
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From Marin Hinkle to Giancarlo Esposito, Emmy Nominees Shine While Supporting

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From Marin Hinkle to Giancarlo Esposito, Emmy Nominees Shine While Supporting
Emmy hopefuls in the supporting actor and actress categories face a unique challenge: They must paint characters in intriguing enough colors to attract an audience’s attention and make them want more, but they must also ensure that the growth in their characters doesn’t overshadow the central players.

“Part of my conversation with Vince Gilligan coming into ‘Better Call Saul’ was that we had an opportunity to look into Gus’ background or see where he came from,” says two-time Emmy nominee Giancarlo Esposito, who was first nominated for his role of Gus Fring on “Breaking Bad” in 2012 and is returning to the ballot for its prequel. “But I can’t forget that the show is ‘Better Call Saul,’ and it’s about Saul.”

Where this leaves Esposito is with the responsibility “to do the fine-tuned work that I do, and always make my presence felt, and have those moments of dialogue be dynamic,
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iHeartRadio Launches Its First-Ever Kid-Hosted Podcast During Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

iHeartMedia, the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, has teamed up with South Florida based charity sock company, Are You Kidding Socks and kid entrepreneurs Brandon Martinez (13 years old) and Sebastian Martinez (11 years old) to launch a new kid-hosted podcast “Are You Kidding Podcast” aimed to inspire kids to help other kids by finding creative ways to give back and benefit Stand Up To Cancer.

Brandon Martinez, Enrique Santos and Sebastian Martinez in the Are You Kidding Podcast studio

The eight-episode series will launch Monday, August 5 and run through September, which is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

Produced by Hispanic Radio Legend and Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of iHeartLatino Enrique Santos, “Are You Kidding Podcast” will tell the story of how the two brothers founded Are You Kidding Socks, a for-profit company that designs and sells boutique socks while raising funds and awareness for local and national charities
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Imagen Awards To Honor Luisa Leschin With The Norman Lear Writer’s Award

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Producer and actress Luisa Leschin will be honored with the Norman Lear Writer’s Award at the 34th Annual Imagen Awards, which will be held August 10 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Leschin is an industry vet having produced such shows as George Lopez, Everybody Hates Chris and East Los High. She currently is the co-executive producer of the Netflix original series Mr. Iglesias starring Gabriel Iglesias and Sherri Shepherd.

Norman Lear is a towering legend in the entertainment industry having create some of Hollywood’s most ground-breaking sitcoms,” said Leschin. “He has inspired every writer to think beyond the norm and is someone I have always looked up to. I’m beyond honored.”

Keschin has had her hand in nearly every aspect of the entertainment industry. She began her career as a ballet dancer then turned to acting, having appeared in many iconic TV series including Beverly Hills 90210, Love Boat,
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