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Emmys will welcome back ‘Game of Thrones’ and give ‘The Americans’ a fond farewell, predicts All-Star User Doug Jamieson

As one of the best predictors of the Emmy nominations two years in a row, our reader Doug Jamieson now numbers among Gold Derby’s All-Star Users who compete in a league against our Experts and Editors. We recently sat down with Jamieson to get his current predictions for the 2018 Emmy nominations, so scroll down to see his picks in the top three drama races. Of note, Jamieson says that two-time winner “Game of Thrones” will be welcomed back with open arms after being ineligible last year. He also forecasts that “The Americans” will receive a fond farewell for its final season with leads Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys being nominated.

SEEWill ‘The Americans’ make an Emmy comeback for Best Drama Series like ‘Homeland’ did?

Jamieson predicts Best Drama Series: I really can’t see this going any other way than “Game of Thrones,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “This Is Us,
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On the cover: Six major TV stars — (clockwise from top left) Elisabeth Moss, Angela Bassett, Sandra Oh, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Claire Foy and Thandie ...
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Claire Foy Says 'The Crown' Has Transformed Her: "I Don't Want to Play it Safe" | Drama Actress Roundtable

Claire Foy Says 'The Crown' Has Transformed Her:
"I thought I knew the actor I was," Claire Foy told The Hollywood Reporter's Drama Actress Roundtable of taking her leading role as Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series The Crown, a performance for which she earned the best actress Golden Globe. "I did Wolf Hall, and I was really proud of it. It was sort of like, you can die happy. I've done the role I've always wanted to do, this is an absolute dream, I'm done. If I never work again or never do anything that's that standard again, I'm ...
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Rob Schneider Makes Equal-Pay Pledge, ‘Even if It Means Lowering the Woman’s Salary’

Rob Schneider Makes Equal-Pay Pledge, ‘Even if It Means Lowering the Woman’s Salary’
Rob Schneider has found a unique way to tackle the pay-inequality issue plaguing show business.

Saturday Night Live” alum Schneider took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that he, like Benedict Cumberbatch and others before him, is taking a stand for equal pay between men and women.

“I, Rob Schneider, will no longer take projects that do not pay women equally,” the comedian wrote. “Even if that means lowering the woman’s salary substantially.”

Also Read: 'The Crown' Producers Apologize to Stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith Over Pay Gap 'Media Storm'

Schneider’s humorous take on the topic appeared to go over the heads of some commenters.

“did you mean ‘lowering the Man’s…’?” asked one commenter.

“You’ve got that right. In Many industries, other than labor jobs, it is far easier to get hired, and for more pay, as a woman,” read another response. “Of
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Critics Pick Their Favorite TV Monarchs Who Totally Rule – IndieWire Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday.

This week’s question: What is your favorite depiction of a monarch/royal character on TV?

*Yes, the monarch can be fictional and not based in our world. They can appear anywhere: historically adjacent dramas, cartoons, time-travel shows, fantasy series, comedies, sci-fi series, etc. They just need to rule!

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

This question has provoked a lot of anxiety, because where do I even start? First with the classic choices: Claire Foy is exceptional in “The Crown,” of course, but Jodie Comer was really dazzling in “The White Princess.” George Blagden and Alexander Vlahos make “Versailles’” French court a delight, and Tom Hiddleston was swoon-worthy perfection as the young playboy Hal who becomes the venerable Henry V in “The Hollow Crown.” And then fictional as well? We have to consider
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Emilia Clarke Says She’s Always Received Equal Pay as Male ‘Game of Thrones’ Co-Stars

Emilia Clarke Says She’s Always Received Equal Pay as Male ‘Game of Thrones’ Co-Stars
The conversation for equal pay has taken over Hollywood in the last few months in the midst of the Time’s Up movement, and Emilia Clarke is joining in on the discussion.

In an interview for Kering Women in Motion at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, where her film “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is screening, Clarke said that her starring role on “Game of Thrones” comes with a gender-neutral paycheck.

“On ‘Game of Thrones,’ I have always been paid the same amount as my male co-stars,” the actress said. “It was my first job and I was not
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Benedict Cumberbatch Won’t Accept A Role Unless His Female Co-Star Gets Equal Pay

Now that the #TimesUp Movement is in full swing, the injustices that women face in the acting world are finally beginning to be put right. One of these is the common trend for leading actresses to be paid less than their male co-stars. A recent, and quite controversial example of this was the news that Claire Foy didn’t earn as much from Netflix’s The Crown as Matt Smith did, even though she’s 100% the star of the show.

One Hollywood heavyweight who’s doing everything he can to even out this divide is Sherlock and Marvel actor Benedict Cumberbatch. While talking to Radio Times, Doctor Strange himself revealed that he won’t accept a role unless his female co-lead gets the same pay as him. He encouraged other male actors to do the same, and actively work to decrease the pay gap between men and women in the industry.
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Benedict Cumberbatch Asks Male Actors to Turn Down Roles If Female Co-Stars Aren’t Paid Equally

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Benedict Cumberbatch Asks Male Actors to Turn Down Roles If Female Co-Stars Aren’t Paid Equally
Benedict Cumberbatch is asking male actors to boycott projects should their female co-stars not be equally compensated.

“Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets of feminism,” Cumberbatch told the Radio Times. “Look at your quotas. Ask what women are being paid, and say: ‘If she’s not paid the same as the men, I’m not doing it.'”

Cumberbatch also said he would be using his production company, SunnyMarch, to champion for more female projects.

Also Read: Benedict Cumberbatch: Martin Freeman's Criticism of 'Sherlock' Is 'Pathetic'

“I’m proud that (partner) Adam (Ackland) and I are the only men in our production company; our next project is a female story with a female lens about motherhood, in a time of environmental disaster,” he said. “If it’s centered around my name, to get investors, then we can use that attention for a raft of female projects. Half the audience is female!”

Recently, it was revealed that Matt Smith made more than Claire Foy, who played Queen Elizabeth II on “The Crown,” due to his prior credits.

Also Read: Evan Rachel Wood Is 'Just Now' Receiving the Same Pay as Male 'Westworld' Co-Stars (Exclusive Video)

Westworld” star Evan Rachel Wood told TheWrap her paycheck didn’t match her status for the series’ first two seasons. At least, it wasn’t equal compared to what the leading men were raking in.

“I think I’m just now to the point where I’m getting paid the same as my male co-stars,” Wood said. “I was like, ‘I have never been paid the same as my male counterparts … Never, never.'”

Read original story Benedict Cumberbatch Asks Male Actors to Turn Down Roles If Female Co-Stars Aren’t Paid Equally At TheWrap
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Could ‘The Crown’ snatch ‘The Handmaid’s Tale”s Emmy crown?

“The Handmaid’s Tale”’s reign as the Emmys’ Best Drama Series might be short-lived, but the show that could dethrone it might not be the one you expect. While the majority of our Experts are still predicting the Hulu drama to defend its title, Robert Rorke (New York Post) is forecasting a win for “The Crown.”

A nominee last year, “The Crown” is still just fifth in our overall odds, behind “Handmaid’s” — the choice of 10 Experts — two-time champ “Game of Thrones,” which has four backers, “This Is Us” and “Stranger Things.” “Westworld” is in sixth. No Expert is picking a win for any of the latter three.

See ‘The Crown’ producers apologize to Claire Foy, Matt Smith for pay disparity reveal

A victory for “The Crown” would be a bit of surprise since its buzz is far more muted than that of its rivals. And it self-generated the
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How The Crown's Take on Princess Margaret's Wedding Compares to the Real Thing

How The Crown's Take on Princess Margaret's Wedding Compares to the Real Thing
One of the most bittersweet moments in all of The Crown's stunning second season - of which there are many - is Princess Margaret's highly anticipated wedding to Antony Armstrong-Jones. The union of the couple, played perfectly by Vanessa Kirby and Matthew Goode, is quietly, politely frowned upon by Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy), her husband, Prince Philip (Matt Smith), and other various people in the family. Still, it's exciting to see the relatable royal find love, even if it didn't exactly last Irl.

Like season two's take on Queen Elizabeth's trip to Ghana and the royal family's dinner with President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy, the show attempted to re-create Princess Margaret's wedding as accurately as possible. Although we never get a scene of her and Tony (Matthew Goode) waving to the crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, there are still plenty of
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2018 BAFTA TV Awards: ‘Peaky Blinders’ in upset over ‘The Crown’ but Vanessa Kirby still pulls off win

2018 BAFTA TV Awards: ‘Peaky Blinders’ in upset over ‘The Crown’ but Vanessa Kirby still pulls off win
The Crown” won only one of its three races at the 2018 BAFTA TV Awards on May 13 when Vanessa Kirby claimed the supporting actress prize for her riveting portrayal of Princess Margaret. While this lavish historical drama had taken home three BAFTAs at last month’s TV Craft Awards, it was bested here for Drama Series by another period piece, “Peaky Blinders.” And although Claire Foy has already collected a Golden Globe and SAG Award for capturing the essence of Queen Elizabeth II, she lost Best Drama Actress to Molly Windsor who won for the docudrama “Three Girls,” which was named Best Miniseries. (See the full list of BAFTA TV Awards winners.)

There is a threshold of six installments to qualify as a drama series at these kudos; the cap is 19, after which a show is deemed to be a continuing drama. Also up for Best Drama Series were the police
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2018 BAFTA TV Awards full list of winners (and nominees too!) [Updating Live]

2018 BAFTA TV Awards full list of winners (and nominees too!) [Updating Live]
The 2018 BAFTA TV Awards programs took place at London’s Festival Hall on Sunday, May 13. “The Great British Bakeoff” presenter Sue Perkins hosted this celebration of the best of British television for the second year running. Scroll down to see the complete list of BAFTA TV Awards winners (and nominees).

As with the Emmys, the British academy divides its TV awards into two parts. The BAFTA TV craft awards which are equivalent to the Creative Arts at the Emmys, were handed out in a ceremony on April 22 that was emceed by Stephen Mangan (“Episodes”). The lavishly produced drama series “The Crown,” which screened on Netflix on both sides of the pond, won three of its seven races at these kudos honoring the best behind-the-scenes artists and professionals.

The Crown,” which chronicles the first years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, also leads the BAFTA TV Awards nominations for the
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BAFTA TV Awards: ‘Peaky Blinders’ Scores Over ‘The Crown’ As Winners Revealed

Peaky Blinders won best drama at tonight's BAFTA TV Awards beating The Crown in a surprise move. While Vanessa Kirby, who played Princess Margaret in the first two seasons of Netflix's royal drama, won best supporting actress, it was another disappointing night for Left Bank and the gang. Kirby said Claire Foy, who was beaten to best actress by Three Girls' Molly Windsor in another massive upset, was the "best sister I've ever had apart from my actual sister". But it…
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2018 BAFTA TV Awards complete list of nominations: Every show and performer in the running

2018 BAFTA TV Awards complete list of nominations: Every show and performer in the running
The BAFTA TV Awards honor programs across a wide range of genres. Winners will be revealed in a ceremony at London’s Festival Hall on Sunday, May 13 with “The Great British Bakeoff” presenter Sue Perkins hosting for the second year running. See the full list of BAFTA TV Awards nominations below and come back to Gold Derby for complete coverage of the ceremony.

See 2018 BAFTA TV Awards full list of winners (and nominees too!) [Updating Live]

The historical drama “The Crown,” which chronicles the first years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, leads the BAFTA TV Awards nominations for the second year in a row with bids for Best Drama Series, Best Drama Actress (Claire Foy) and Best Drama Supporting Actress (Vanessa Kirby). Not surprisingly, this lavishly produced series, which screened on Netflix on both sides of the pond, won three of its seven races at last month’s BAFTA TV
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2018 BAFTA TV Awards preview: Will ‘The Crown’ reign again after craft wins?

2018 BAFTA TV Awards preview: Will ‘The Crown’ reign again after craft wins?
As with the Emmys, BAFTA divides its TV awards into two parts, with the main ceremony taking place in London on Sunday, May 12. At the craft awards on April 22, the big winners were the drama series “Game of Thrones” and “The Crown” and the limited series “Three Girls.”

The Crown” contends in the marquee category of Best Drama Series against “The End of the F***ing World,” “Line of Duty” and “Peaky Blinders.” “Line of Duty” and “The Crown” also picked up bids for Best Actress, in Thandie Newton and Claire Foy, respectively. The four acting categories on the drama side are highly competitive as they include performances in series, limited series and telefilms.

The Crown” scene-stealer Vanessa Kirby contends in supporting for her portrayal of Princess Margaret. And the Best Actor race also features a thespian nominated for playing a royal, with the late Tim Pigott-Smith cited for “King Charles III.
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How The Crown's Version of the JFK Dinner Compares to the Real Thing

The Crown's production value is so mind-bogglingly massive that it hurts my brain to even type about it, but I'm going to push through the pain so we can discuss season two's eighth episode, "Dear Mrs. Kennedy." As you can gather from the title, the episode pulls out all the stops for a lavish re-creation of a dinner at Buckingham Palace for President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in June 1961.

To be honest, the meeting between the two power couples - JFK and Jackie (Michael C. Hall and Jodi Balfour) and Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip (Claire Foy and Matt Smith) - starts off as a small disaster. The Kennedys greet the royals incorrectly, neglecting to curtsy or address them with the proper titles. Fortunately, Elizabeth and Jackie are able to find common ground later on in the evening, when they bond during a private chat away from the other guests.
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TV Talk Podcast: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harington & ‘The Good Doctor’s Freddie Highmore In Best Actor Emmy Race

We offer up some Robert Young and Mandy Patinkin, but today on Deadline’s TV Talk podcast we're placing bets for who could be in the running for Best Actor in a Drama Series at this year's Emmys. With a bit of Netflix and chat, we also feature interviews with The Crown's Claire Foy and the cast and creators of One Day at a Time. Looking at this year’s highly competitive Best Actor category, Game of Thrones is eligible once again — which means Kit Harington could end up…
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The Jurassic World Sequel Is Facing Backlash Over Upsetting Gender Pay Gap

Controversy is coming to Jurassic World's upcoming sequel. Prior to the movie's release on June 22, Variety published a sampling of industry salaries. Included in the list were the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom salaries of coleads Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard - which revealed that Pratt earned $2 million more than Howard.

According to the report, Howard earned $8 million for the upcoming blockbuster flick while Pratt was paid $10 million. The sizable gender pay gap has been met with much criticism given that both actors were heavily featured in the first film and it is expected that the same can be said for the sequel.

Related: News Flash: Asking Male Actors to Donate Their Salary Isn't Going to Fix Hollywood's Wage Gap

The news comes after Netflix's The Crown received backlash over a similar discrepancy. Earlier this year, it was revealed that Claire Foy, who portrays Queen Elizabeth II, was paid less than Matt Smith,
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How The Crown's Version of the JFK Dinner Compares to the Real Thing

The Crown's production value is so mind-bogglingly massive that it hurts my brain to even type about it, but I'm going to push through the pain so we can discuss season two's eighth episode, "Dear Mrs. Kennedy." As you can gather from the title, the episode pulls out all the stops for a lavish re-creation of a dinner at Buckingham Palace for President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in June 1961.

To be honest, the meeting between the two power couples - JFK and Jackie (Michael C. Hall and Jodi Balfour) and Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip (Claire Foy and Matt Smith) - starts off as a small disaster. The Kennedys greet the royals incorrectly, neglecting to curtsy or address them with the proper titles. Fortunately, Elizabeth and Jackie are able to find common ground later on in the evening, when they bond during a private chat away from the other guests.
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The Week In Deadline Video & Podcasts: Claire Foy, Adria Arjona, Cast Of ‘Unsolved’

This week’s slate of videos and podcasts on Deadline include a queen, hip-hop legends, and Oz’s first Latina Dorothy. Watch the videos and listen to the podcasts in the roundup below. When the Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated Claire Foy sat down with Pete Hammond for the latest edition of my Deadline video series The Actor's Side, she said she always knew that The Crown was only going to be two seasons before handing the role to another actress. We talk a lot about…
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