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Praise be! Will Ann Dowd (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) be 7th person to win back-to-back Emmys as Best Drama Supporting Actress?

Praise be! Will Ann Dowd (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) be 7th person to win back-to-back Emmys as Best Drama Supporting Actress?
Last year, Ann Dowd’s Emmy win for “The Handmaid’s Tale’s” first season was one of the biggest surprises of the evening as Thandie Newton (“Westworld”) seemed to be the frontrunner to win. Dowd was able to overcome vote splitting with her co-star Samira Wiley, but it remains unclear whether she will be able to overcome two of her co-stars this year. This time around, she is up against Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”), Vanessa Kirby (“The Crown”), Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and Newton.

If Dowd prevails, she’ll be the seventh in Best Drama Supporting Actress to win back-to-back Emmys, joining Ellen Corby, Nancy Marchand, Bonnie Bartlett, Allison Janney, Blythe Danner and Anna Gunn.

SEE2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

Looking back at last year’s race,
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge (‘Killing Eve’) aiming to be sixth solo woman to win Best Drama Writing Emmy

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (‘Killing Eve’) aiming to be sixth solo woman to win Best Drama Writing Emmy
Phoebe Waller-Bridges (“Killing Eve”) is the only female nominee in the Best Drama Writing Emmy field of six. And “six” will also be associated with her should she win because only five other solo women have won the category before.

Since Best Drama Writing was added at the 7th Primetime Emmys in 1955, undergoing various name changes, the category has almost exclusively been a boys’ club. It took 19 years before Joanna Lee became the first individual woman to win, prevailing for “The Waltons.” In 1979, Michele Gallery (“Lou Grant”) joined her, followed by Patricia Green (“Cagney & Lacey”) and Ann Biderman (“NYPD Blue”) in 1994. Twenty long years later, Moira Walley-Beckett ended the drought with a statuette for penning “Ozymandias,” the best episode of “Breaking Bad.”

There were female winners in between Biderman’s and Walley-Beckett’s triumphs, but they all co-wrote their winning scripts with men. Robin Green (“The Sopranos”) shared her 2001 win with Mitchell Burgess,
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‘Game Of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage Breaks Supporting Actor In A Drama Series Emmy Nomination Record

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage Breaks Supporting Actor In A Drama Series Emmy Nomination Record
Game of ThronesPeter Dinklage scored his seventh Emmy nomination today for supporting actor in a drama series, an accomplishment in itself. But it also is a record breaker. With his seventh nom, Dinklage became the most nominated person ever in the category.

Dinklage, who has played Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s fantasy series since 2011, was previously tied with The Waltons‘ Will Geer, La Law‘s Jimmy Smits, Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere) and Hill St. Blues‘ Bruce Weitz, each with six nominations. If Dinklage wins, he’ll tie Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) for the most wins in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category.

The actor has company in the supporting actor drama series category with GoT castmate Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Dinklage’s on-screen brother Jaime Lannister. Lena Headey, who plays their sister Cersei Lannister, also earned a nomination for supporting actress in a drama series. Game of Thrones
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Peter Dinklage just set an Emmy nomination record in Best Drama Supporting Actor

Peter Dinklage just set an Emmy nomination record in Best Drama Supporting Actor
It’s seventh heaven for Peter Dinklage. The “Game of Thrones” star received his seventh Best Drama Supporting Actor Emmy nomination Thursday, setting a new record in the category. Dinklage was previously tied with fellow six-time nominees Will Geer (“The Waltons”), Bruce Weitz (“Hill Street Blues”), Ed Begley Jr. (“St. Elsewhere”) and Jimmy Smits (“L.A. Law”). Only Begley never won and Dinklage is the only one of the six to have won twice, in 2011 and 2015.

Dinklage is the only “Game of Thrones” star to have been nominated for every season of the show so far and the only performer to have won. He’s up against his co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Matt Smith (“The Crown”), Joseph Fiennes (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”) and David Harbour (“Stranger Things”).

See 2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

The actor missed last year’s race due to
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Peter Dinklage Is Now the Most-Nominated Actor in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Category

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Peter Dinklage Is Now the Most-Nominated Actor in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Category
Peter Dinklage just became the most nominated person ever in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category, thanks to his seventh nomination Thursday for his role as Tyrion Lannister on “Game of Thrones.”

The star was previously in a tie for that record with Will Geer from “The Waltons,” Jimmy Smits from “La Law,” Ed Begley Jr. from “St. Elsewhere” and Bruce Weitz from “Hill Street Blues.”

Dinklage has played the cunning Lannister on the HBO fantasy series since its premiere in 2011, and has won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award twice, in 2011 and again in 2015.

Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Just Became the Emmys' Most Nominated Primetime Series Ever

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Dinklage’s on-screen brother Jaime Lannister, earned a nomination in the same category, and their on-screen sister, Lena Headey, also scored a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a
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Peter Dinklage poised to set record for most Best Drama Supporting Actor Emmy nominations

Peter Dinklage poised to set record for most Best Drama Supporting Actor Emmy nominations
Peter Dinklage has long been the “award representative” for “Game of Thrones.” He’s the only actor from the sprawling ensemble cast to have been Emmy-nominated every season so far and a seventh Best Drama Supporting Actor nomination Thursday will make him stand alone as the most nominated performer in the category.

Dinklage is currently in a five-way tie with fellow six-time nominees Will Geer (“The Waltons”), Bruce Weitz (“Hill Street Blues”), Ed Begley Jr. (“St. Elsewhere”) and Jimmy Smits (“L.A. Law”). All except Begley have won and Dinklage is the only one of the six to have won twice, in 2011 and 2015.

See As Emilia Clarke says goodbye to ‘Game of Thrones,’ will she get a farewell hug from the Emmys?

Dinklage, who was Mia last year due to “Game of Thrones” skipping the Emmy cycle, is currently in second place in our odds, behind “Stranger Things” star David Harbour.
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Deanna Lund Dies: ‘Land Of The Giants’ Star Was 81

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Deanna Lund Dies: ‘Land Of The Giants’ Star Was 81
Deanna Lund, who starred in the late-’60s sci-fi series Land of the Giants and went on to appear in dozens of films and TV shows, died Friday. She was 81.

Lund played the heiress Valerie Scott on Land of the Giants, the 1968-70 cult drama credited by pre-disaster movie producer Irwin Allen, who was coming off the science fiction series Lost in Space and Voyage to the Bottom of the Seas. It followed a group whose flight encountered a time warp and dropped them into mid-1980s London. The kicker was that they were normal size but everything they encountered was gargantuan: All of them could lounge on a breakfast plate, and a housecat was a hissing behemoth. The series didn’t really click with viewers, though it certainly gave its prop crew some enjoyable work.

Before her big break on network TV, the native of Oak Park, Il, had
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 17)

1986: Another World's Cass heard Cecile plotting against Kathleen.

1997: Port Charles' Lucy was grabbed while looking for Serena.

2002: As the World Turns' Jack punched Craig.

2013: All My Children's David found Cassandra."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1932: CBS Radio soap opera Judy and Jane aired for the final time. Four months later, it was picked up by NBC Radio. After it was canceled from radio
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Sundance London 2018 Review – The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, 2018.

Directed by Desiree Akhavan

Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Jennifer Ehle, John Gallagher Jr., and Forrest Goodluck.

Synopsis:

Teenager Cameron is sent away to a “de-programming” centre when her relationship with another girl is discovered. But instead of helping her follow a more conventional lifestyle, it makes her all the more determined to be true to herself. And escape.

We like to think we’ve come a long way when it comes to sexuality. But director Desiree Akhavan questions that with The Miseducation of Cameron Post, taking us back twenty years to a “de-programming” establishment. The sort of place that, by all accounts, still exists today.

Chloe Grace Moretz is the Cameron of the title. After her parents die in a car crash, she’s cared for by her aunt, who makes sure she attends Sunday School every week and is outraged when she
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What is “The Waltons” Cast Up to Today?

Earl Hammer, Jr. wrote a book called ‘Spencer’s Mountain’ which inspired the 1963 film of the same name. In turn, this led to the creation of a television series based on the Walton family from the film who live in rural Virginia at the time of the Great Depression and World War II. The television series was called ‘The Waltons’ and this was aired for nine seasons on CBS between 1972 and 1981. The series inspired several movies which had the same characters. Now that the series is no longer aired, you may have wondered what happened to the cast

What is “The Waltons” Cast Up to Today?
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Bob Newhart Reveals If He's Willing to Do a Reboot of 'Newhart' (Exclusive)

Roseanne and Will & Grace are back, but don’t expect to see a Newhart reboot. "That would be a death wish," says Bob Newhart. "My wife would kill me!" Still, the 88-year-old comedic legend recently reunited with co-stars Julia Duffy and William Sanderson for The Paley Center for Media and Hulu’s A Newhart Celebration in La. And it turns out the classic 1982–1990 sitcom was just as much fun to make as it was to watch. "I would go home at night and tell my husband not to say anything funny because my stomach muscles hurt so much from laughing all day," recalls Julia. Bob and his wife at The Paley Center for Media. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Bob knew he had a tall order when he set out to make a follow-up to The Bob Newhart Show (1972 to 1978), which had cast him as the befuddled Dr. Bob Hartley. He
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Second Opinion – Tully (2018)

Tully, 2018.

Directed by Jason Reitman.

Starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass, and Gameela Wright.

Synopsis:

Thirty something Marlo is happily married to Drew. To the outside world, they have the lot – a nice home, two children – and now there’s baby number three. The new arrival turns Marlo’s life into a nightmare of breastfeeding, expressing milk, changing nappies and very little sleep. She’s reluctant to take up her brother’s idea of a night nanny to make her life easier but, when she reaches breaking point, she decides to give it a go. Through the door walks Tully – young, free-spirited and just the change the family needs.

Mary Poppins doesn’t make a return visit to UK cinemas until just before Christmas so, before she comes along, meet the 2018 version. Tully. The night nanny who appears from nowhere on Marlo’s (Charlize Theron) doorstep out of nowhere and,
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Michael Learned Reveals If She's Willing to Do a Reboot of 'The Waltons' (Exclusive)

In an exclusive new interview with Closer Weekly, The Waltons star Michael Learned, 79, shares her thoughts on rebooting the iconic show, which recently celebrated its 45th anniversary. "Roseanne is fabulous but... I’m old," she tells Closer, adding that she doesn't expect a reboot of the 1972 to 1981 drama. The Waltons cast in 1972. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Still, time hasn't diminished the impact of the cast's bond. "We get together and have the best time," she reveals. "I had drama in my personal life," Michael recalls, "but as a working family we were great friends — and we're family now." For more on Michael Learned, pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now — and be sure to sign up for our newsletter for more exclusive news! More from Closer Weekly 'The Waltons' Star Michael Learned Opens up for the First Time About Surviving Domestic Abuse (Exclusive) The
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Emmys 2018: Will Peter Dinklage (‘Game of Thrones’) become the most nominated Drama Supporting Actor in history?

Emmys 2018: Will Peter Dinklage (‘Game of Thrones’) become the most nominated Drama Supporting Actor in history?
Peter Dinklage has been nominated at the Emmys for all six of his previous seasons as savvy adviser Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and he has won twice (2011 and 2015). Now he’s on the cusp of making history and all he needs to do is earn another nomination for the seventh season of the epic fantasy series, which aired last summer. If he does he’ll set a new record for the most Drama Supporting Actor nominations in the history of the category.

As it stands there is a five-way tie for Best Drama Supporting Actor. Will Geer (“The Waltons,” 1973-1978), Bruce Weitz (“Hill Street Blues,” 1981-1986), Ed Begley Jr. (“St. Elsewhere,” 1983-1988), Jimmy Smits (“L.A. Law,” 1987-1992) and Dinklage (2011-2016) all contended six times. “Game of Thrones” was absent from the 2017 Emmy race since it didn’t air new episodes during the eligibility period, but now
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Bad Girls Of "Batman" And Legendary Movie Poster Artist Robert Tanenbaum To Appear At Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Con

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

The Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Convention presents Classic Movie Poster Artist Robert Tanenbaum, Jean Hale (In Like Flint), Sharyn Wynters (The Female Bunch), and Donna Loren (Bikini Beach) at the August 20, 2017 Show.

Robert Tanenbaum is a Movie Poster Artist with an over 50 year career illustrating every film genre such as Science Fiction, Horror, Comedy, War, Drama and Martial Arts. Robert has illustrated such Classic Movie Posters as A Christmas Story, Battle For The Planet Of The Apes, Cujo, Five Fingers Of Death, Black Christmas, Super Fly, The Color Of Money, My Bodyguard, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, The Iron Cross, The Eagle Has Landed, Ransom, Cleopatra Jones And The Casino Of Gold, Hot Potato, Mel Brooks High Anxiety and Silent Night, Evil Night. Robert’s art is featured on the first announcement that Jaws was being made into a Movie.
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‘The Waltons’ Star Mary McDonough Began ‘Starving’ Herself During Show’s Run After Being Told She Was Fat

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Mary McDonough joined “The Waltons” when she was just 11 years old and it wasn’t smooth sailing. McDonough, now 55, reflected on her role as Erin for much of the 1970s during a recent interview with ITV’s “Loose Women”. Related: ‘Moana’ Sparks Body Image Controversy Over Unhealthy Stereotypes “Erin was supposed to be the pretty […]
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New Trailer for Stephen King's 'It' is Terrifying

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2017-03-29T12:02:11-07:00New Trailer for Stephen King's 'It' is Terrifying

The first trailer for the latest version of Stephen King’s It has landed, suggesting that yet another generation of children will be haunted by visions of an evil, sewer-dwelling clown.

It’s the first of a proposed two-part adaptation of the 1986 novel that was originally turned into a mini-series in 1990, starring Tim Curry as Pennywise, a clown that kidnaps and eats children.

The process of adapting the novel again has proved somewhat torturous, going back to 2012 when it was officially announced. Beasts of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga was initially attached but dropped out, although he now shares a credit on the script. The Revenant star Will Poulter was also attached to play Pennywise but dropped out after the schedule changed.

Mama director Andrés Muschietti is now behind the project, the first part
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Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Last Year’s Winner: Dame Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: After nabbing one nomination in 2013 (Emilia Clarke) and 2014 (Lena Headey), “Game of Thrones” expanded in subsequent years to two nominations in 2015 and three in 2016 (when Maisie Williams snagged her first nod).

Fun Fact: Only two actresses have won this category more than twice: Ellen Corby for “The Waltons” (three times) and Nancy Marchand for “Lou Grant” (four times).

With “Game of Thrones” out of contention and the great Dame Maggie Smith’s “Downton Abbey” over, only two of last year’s nominees are eligible again in 2017: Maura Tierney in “The Affair” and Constance Zimmer in “UnREAL.” Both are coming off their first Emmy nominations, but both of their TV shows lost a bit of buzz in their follow-up seasons. Neither are guarantees (though certainly deserving).

So, who’s going to fill all these slots? There’s no shortage of options.
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'Battlestar Galactica' Star Richard Hatch Dead at 71

'Battlestar Galactica' Star Richard Hatch Dead at 71
Richard Hatch, the actor and writer best known for his work on the original Battlestar Galactica and the mid-2000s reboot, died Tuesday, Variety reports. He was 71.

"I will always remember him fondly for his inspiring sense of youthful wonder, his boundless passion for creative expression, and his huge, kind heart," Hatch's manager, Michael Kaliski, said.

Hatch was reportedly battling stage four pancreatic cancer, according to Alec Peters, the writer and producer of Axanar, a series of Star Trek fan films that starred Hatch. "Richard was in good spirits when
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General Hospital Star Barbara Tarbuck Dies at 74

General Hospital Star Barbara Tarbuck Dies at 74
Barbara Tarbuck, best known for playing Lady Jane Jacks on General Hospital for over 14 years, has died. She was 74.

The longtime actress died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease on Monday at her Los Angeles home, her daughter, producer Jennifer Lane Connolly, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tarbuck began acting at the age of 9, where she performed as a regular on the children’s series Storyland, which aired on the Am Radio Station Wwj in Detroit, Michigan. She recently appeared on the FX hit series American Horror Story: Asylum for five episodes during the second season, playing Jessica Lange‘s Mother Superior Claudia.
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