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Robin Wright (‘House of Cards’) just became the first actress in 10 years to pull off this rare Emmy stat

Robin Wright (‘House of Cards’) just became the first actress in 10 years to pull off this rare Emmy stat
Robin Wright (“House of Cards”) just received her sixth and final Best Drama Actress Emmy nomination for playing First Lady-turned-President Claire Underwood on Netflix’s political thriller. That number puts her in good company indeed, as only seven actresses have earned six or more bids in this category for the same show, the last being Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) exactly 10 years ago. Hargitay would go to earn eight consecutive noms (2004-11), winning on her third bid.

Only one other person earned more Best Drama Actress nominations than Hargitay throughout her show’s run: Angela Lansbury, who received a record 12 for “Murder, She Wrote” (1985-96). Of course, Lansbury infamously never won an Emmy Award, making her one of the industry’s biggest also-rans. Even though Wright lost her first five nominations (2013-17), she won’t come anywhere near Lansbury’s record as “House of Cards” ended last year.
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Top 30 greatest TV stars to never win an Emmy: Kristen Bell, George Clooney, Angela Lansbury, Desi Arnaz and more

Top 30 greatest TV stars to never win an Emmy: Kristen Bell, George Clooney, Angela Lansbury, Desi Arnaz and more
Quite a few of your favorite television performers have plenty of Emmy Awards on their shelves… Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Allison Janney, Cloris Leachman, Tina Fey. Other TV legends like Henry Winkler and Bob Newhart just picked up their first and only statuettes recently. But how about the many others still waiting for their trophy? Tour through our new photo gallery above featuring the Top 30 greatest TV stars who have never won an Emmy(arranged in alphabetical order). We only chose people with long-running television careers without reaching this one singular achievement.

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Several people in our gallery are still actively working, with some of them on this year’s Emmy ballot seeking another shot at the gold. Those names include Tim Allen (“Last Man Standing”), Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”), Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”), George Clooney (“Catch-22”), Marla Gibbs
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Top 30 Greatest TV Stars to Never Win an Emmy

Top 30 Greatest TV Stars to Never Win an Emmy
Quite a few of your favorite television performers have plenty of Emmy Awards on their shelves… Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Allison Janney, Cloris Leachman, Tina Fey. Other TV legends like Henry Winkler and Bob Newhart just picked up their first and only statuettes recently. But how about the many others still waiting for their trophy? Tour through our new photo gallery above featuring the Top 30 greatest TV stars who have never won an Emmy (arranged in alphabetical order). We only chose people with long-running television careers without reaching this one singular achievement.

Several people in our gallery are still actively working, with some of them on this year’s Emmy ballot seeking another shot at the gold. Those names include Tim Allen (“Last Man Standing”), Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”), Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”), George Clooney (“Catch-22”), Marla Gibbs (“The Jeffersons”), Hugh Laurie (“Veep”) and Phylicia Rashad (“This Is Us
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Alan Cumming on Why He’s Backing Pete Buttigieg, Inspirations for ‘Instinct,’ and His New Book

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Alan Cumming on Why He’s Backing Pete Buttigieg, Inspirations for ‘Instinct,’ and His New Book
Alan Cumming, whose CBS procedural, “Instinct,” starts its second season on June 30, is backing Pete Buttigieg in the Democratic nomination race for now, but that may change.

Cumming tells Variety at the Monte Carlo TV Festival: “I was one of the hosts on a fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg, who I really find inspiring…but I don’t know, it is early days. I feel like there are so many of them – it’s like a clown car.”

Cumming adds that he “feels inspired” by Buttigieg because of the way the Indiana mayor “engages with people.” “American people are so unused to dealing with actual political issues on a daily basis. In Britain and especially in Scotland, people are very politically engaged in a way that Americans aren’t, and it is once every four years they have to actually do something about that,” Cumming says.

“They don’t like – it
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British TV and Film Director John Llewellyn Moxey Dies at 94

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John Llewellyn Moxey, a prolific TV director who helmed episodes of “Charlie’s Angels,” “Mannix,” “Magnum, P.I.” and “Murder, She Wrote,” died of complications from cancer on April 29 in University Place, Wash. He was 94.

The Argentinean-born British director was also known for a long string of 1970s-era TV movies, including “The Night Stalker,” “Panic in Echo Park,” “Smash Up on Interstate 5,” “Conspiracy of Terror” and “The House that Would Not Die.” His TV credits also include “The Saint,” “The Avengers,” “Hawaii Five-o,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Miami Vice” and the pilot episode of “Charlie’s Angels.”

He began as an editor, then moved on to direct episodes of the British series “London Playhouse,” “The Adventures of Tugboat Annie” and “Coronation Street.” He made his feature film directorial debut with “The City of the Dead” in 1960 in the United Kingdom, later released in the U.S. as “Horror Hotel” in 1961. Even though the cast was mostly British actors,
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Ken Kercheval, Cliff Barnes on ‘Dallas,’ Dies at 83

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Ken Kercheval, Cliff Barnes on ‘Dallas,’ Dies at 83
Ken Kercheval, who played oil tycoon Cliff Barnes, the rival of Larry Hagman’s J.R. Ewing on “Dallas,” has died. He was 83.

A spokeswoman at Frist Funeral Home in Kercheval’s hometown of Clinton, Ind., confirmed his death on Wednesday to Variety, but did not provide additional information.

Kercheval and Hagman were the only two stars who appeared on CBS’ soap opera “Dallas” for its entire 14-season run between 1978 to 1991. Kercheval was a recurring character for the first two seasons, but was then upped to a regular in the 1979-1980 season. He reprised his role in the 1996 “Dallas” reunion, the 2004 CBS reunion special and the 2012-2014 TNT revival. He was among five series stars who directed episodes, taking the helm for two episodes for Seasons 13-14.

When “Dallas” viewers asked him when Cliff was “finally going to get J.R.,” Kercheval always answered: “This Friday night!”

In the 1960s,
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Amazon Prime Video schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in April 2019

Amazon Prime Video has confirmed that several original shows will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in April, including the fifth season of the crime drama “Bosch,” the sophomore season of the comedy “The Tick” and the first edition of the children’s animated show “Bug Diaries.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first appearances on Amazon Prime Video in April including the Oscar-nominated horror film “A Quiet Place,” a slew of films in the Bond franchise and all three entries in the “Blade” trilogy.

Below is the full schedule of everything that is coming to Amazon Prime Video in April 2019. Unlike Netflix, Amazon does not disclose the shows and movies leaving the service in any given month. We’ve done some digging and unearthed a few titles that will be exiting Amazon Prime Video in the first week of April.

See Netflix schedule: Here
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What’s Coming to Amazon Prime in April 2019

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Amazon Prime will ring in the beginning of Spring by adding fresh content to its streaming slate this coming April. While the subscription service sees new titles added every month, its newest additions seem to be particularly noteworthy, including “A Quiet Place” which earned an Academy Award nomination this year in the sound editing category.

Other notable additions are the critically acclaimed drama “Mid-90s” directed by Jonah Hill and Tim Burton’s fan-favorite comedy “Beetlejuice.” The coming month will also see the fifth season of the History Channel drama “Vikings” and the first five seasons of “Murder, She Wrote,” become available for Amazon Prime subscribers.

See the full list of titles below.

April 1:

Murder, She Wrote, Seasons 1-5

1492: Conquest of Paradise

The Addams Family

Addams Family Values

An Everlasting Piece

An Invited Guest

Beetlejuice

Beverly Hills Cop II

Blade

Blade II

Blade: Trinity

Blown Away

Case 39

Days
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New Trend in Concert Halls: Original Music by Movie Composers — No Film Required

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Movie and TV composers are in greater demand than ever for, surprisingly, new music for the concert hall.

For decades, concert commissions for film composers were few and far between. The increasing popularity of John Williams’ film music, and his visibility as conductor of the Boston Pops in the 1980s and ’90s, led to his writing a number of concert works, but Williams was, for the most part, the exception to the rule.

That is changing, some composers say, because orchestra managers are reaching the belated conclusion that film music communicates immediately to audiences, and the current trend of live-to-picture concerts of movie hits (everything from “Star Wars” to “Lord of the Rings”) is bringing in big bucks. As a result, adventurous programmers are seeking new works by established film composers in hopes that audiences have developed a thirst for similarly melodic, even exciting, music by names they recognize even
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Exclusive Photos: In Memoriam Character Actors Dick Miller and Julie Adams

Chicago – They often are the background people, the best friends or townspeople in various film and TV parts. Two character actors, who have over 200 roles between them, passed away recently. Dick Miller and Julie Adams were both previous subjects for the lens of photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com.

’That Guy’ Dick Miller in 2014

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Dick Miller has over 100 film credits under his belt, and was a go-to guy during the golden age (1960s and ‘70s) in many of director Roger Corman productions, the cheap and quick films that audiences loved during the era. His Corman films include “The Little Shop of Horrors” (1960), “X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes” (1963), “The Wild Angels” (1966), “Big Bad Mama” (1974) and “Capone” (1975). He also did small and larger parts in mainstream titles such as “The Dirty Dozen” (1967), “Executive Action” (1973), “New York, New York” (1977), “All the Right Moves
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Julie Adams, ‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’ Star, Dies at 92

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Julie Adams, ‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’ Star, Dies at 92
Julie Adams, the actress best-known for starring in the 1954 monster horror film “The Creature From the Black Lagoon, has died. She was 92.

Adams died Sunday in Los Angeles, according to her official website.

The Shape of Water” director Guillermo del Toro paid tribute to the actress, writing, “I mourn Julie Adams passing. It hurts in a place deep in me, where monsters swim.”

During her storied career, Adams appeared in 50 films and even more television episodes. Along with “Creature From the Black Lagoon, which catapulted her film career, she starred alongside Elvis Presley in 1965’s “Tickle Me,” worked with Dennis Hopper in 1971’s “The Last Movie,” and appeared with Jimmy Stewart in “Bend in the River.” Her other movie roles include “Francis Joins the Wacs,” “The Private War of Major Benson,” “Mississippi Gambler,” “Bright Victory,” and “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.”

Born Betty May Adams on Oct. 17, 1926 in Waterloo, Iowa, Adams
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Julie Adams, ‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’ Star, Dies at 92

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Julie Adams, ‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’ Star, Dies at 92
Julie Adams, an actress best known for playing the damsel in distress in the 1954 monster movie “Creature From the Black Lagoon,” died Sunday at age 92, according to her official website.

Guillermo del Toro, whose 2017 Oscar winner “The Shape of Water” was inspired by the Universal cult classic, paid tribute to Adams online. “I mourn Julie Adams passing. It hurts in a place deep in me, where monsters swim.”

During her long career in Hollywood, Adams starred opposite Rock Hudson in 1953’s “Lawless Breed,” Van Helfin in 1953’s “Wings of the Hawk” and Elvis Presley in “Tickle Me” and Dennis Hopper in 1971’s “The Last Movie.”

Her most recent film credit was a voiceover in Roman Polanski’s 2011 drama “Carnage.”

The Iowa native also had a long career in television, notably playing the
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'The X-Files' Actor Peter Donat Dies at 90

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'The X-Files' Actor Peter Donat Dies at 90
Peter Donat -- who appeared on several popular TV shows during his 50-year career and played Mulder's father on "The X-Files" -- has died ... according to his wife. He reportedly died Monday at his home in Point Reyes Station, California from complications of diabetes. Donat began his career in 1953 and was a familiar face on television for decades. He guest-starred and had recurring roles on shows like "Mission: Impossible," "The F.B.I.," "The Waltons," "Hawaii Five-o,
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Peter Donat, Mulder’s Father on ‘X-Files,’ Dies at 90

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Peter Donat, Mulder’s Father on ‘X-Files,’ Dies at 90
Peter Donat, best known as agent Fox Mulder’s father on “The X Files,” died on Monday due to complications of diabetes, his wife, Maria, told the New York Times. He was 90.

“Peter had an easy gravitas as a performer and seemed to come from that generation that took the art seriously but not too seriously,” his TV son David Duchovny tweeted Saturday. “It was an honor to know him and work with him.”

Peter had an easy gravitas as a performer and seemed to come from that generation that took the art seriously but not too seriously. It was an honor to know him and work with him. pic.twitter.com/ZsmXeqZm6e

— David Duchovny (@davidduchovny) September 15, 2018

The Canadian-born actor was a familiar face on television on the 1970s and ’80s, having appeared on shows like “Hawaii Five-o,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Hill Street Blues,” “Murder, She Wrote” and “The Waltons,
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Peter Donat, ‘The X-Files’ Actor, Dies at 90

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Peter Donat, ‘The X-Files’ Actor, Dies at 90
Peter Donat, who played Agent Fox Mulder’s father on “The X-Files” and acted in two Francis Ford Coppola films, died Monday at his home in Point Reyes, Calif. He was 90.

His wife, Maria, told the New York Times the cause was complications of diabetes.

Donat, perhaps most recognizable for his recurring “X-Files” role, was also a frequent stage actor, playing Cyrano de Bergerac, Prospero, Shylock, King Lear and Hadrian VII over the years.

He also guest starred on TV series like “The F.B.I.,” “Hawaii Five-o,” “Mannix,” McMillan & Wife,” “Hill Street Blues” and “Murder, She Wrote.”

Francis Ford Coppola cast Donat as a lawyer in “The Godfather Part II” after he was considered for the role of Tom Hagen in “The Godather,” a part that eventually went to Robert Duvall. Donat also played Otto Kerner in Coppola’s “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” in 1980.

The Canadian-born actor originated from Kentville,
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Susan Brown, ‘General Hospital’ Star, Dies at 86

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Susan Brown, ‘General Hospital’ Star, Dies at 86
Susan Brown, who played Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin on the long-running soap opera “General Hospital,” died on Friday after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease . She was 86.

“It’s a very sad day in Port Charles as the wonderful Susan Brown (“Gail Baldwin”) passed away today,” Frank Valentini, the show’s current executive producer, tweeted. “My sincerest condolences to her family and to all who knew this amazing woman.”

It's a very sad day in Port Charles as the wonderful Susan Brown ("Gail Baldwin") passed away today. My sincerest condolences to her family and to all who knew this amazing woman. @GeneralHospital

— Frank Valentini (@valentinifrank) August 31, 2018

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Brown first joined “General Hospital” in 1977 and earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1979. Although she left in the mid-1980s, she recurred occasionally, with her final appearance coming
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Hollywood Choreographer Miriam Nelson Dies at 98

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Hollywood Choreographer Miriam Nelson Dies at 98
Miriam Nelson, who worked extensivley as a choreographer during Hollywood’s golden age, died on Aug. 12 at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif., according to her longtime friend James Gray. She was 98.

Nelson was the choreographer for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “The Jolson Story,” “Picnic,” “Hawaii,” “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” and “The Apartment.” She also appeared as an actress in “Double Indemnity,” “Cover Girl,” “The Jolson Story,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’,” and “Pillow Talk.” Nelson choreographed the dancers on the opening day of Disneyland in 1955, two Academy Awards and two Super Bowl halftime shows.

Nelson was widely known for her enthusiasm for dancing. John Wayne once shouted to a group taking a break on set as she walked by, “Run for the hills, fellas! Or Miriam will make you dance!”

She was born Miriam Lois Frankel on Sept. 21, 1919, in Chicago and began tap dancing at a very young age.
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A History of Creepy Small Towns on TV, From ‘Twin Peaks’ to ‘Riverdale’ (Photos)

“Quiet town, peaceful, low maintenance. It can stay that way,” says a federal agent to the sheriff of the small town at the center of the new ABC drama “The Crossing,” airing on April 2 at 10 p.m./9 p.m. Ct. Yeah, good luck with that. In TV and movies, crazy, creepy, sci-fi, monster movie junk always goes down in quaint, tiny, Middle American suburbs far more often than it does in a big city. Who has time for aliens in New York? Give me a full on invasion or nothing. Leave the odd-goings on and the mysterious, unsolved disappearances to the town folk. This list charts the history of America’s fictional creepy small towns from kind of weird to David Lynchian-grade bananas.

Collinsport, Maine – “Dark Shadows” (1966)

The classic soap “Dark Shadows” started out as just the story of a woman trying to trace down her wealthy family’s mysterious
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Elmarie Wendel, ‘3rd Rock From the Sun’ Actress, Dies at 89

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Elmarie Wendel, ‘3rd Rock From the Sun’ Actress, Dies at 89
Elmarie Wendel, who played the Solomon family’s landlord Mrs. Dubcek on “3rd Rock From the Sun,” has died. She was 89.

Wendel’s daughter confirmed her death on Instagram Saturday.

“#ripelmariewendel,” the post reads. “You were a great mom and a badass dame.”

Wendel’s “3rd Rock” co-star Jim Beaver remembered her on social media as well.

“She was raucous, funny, endearing, and terribly, terribly sweet,” he wrote. “Goodnight, Mrs. Dubcek, wherever you are.”

Beaver starred as Happy Doug on the series.

In addition to her role on “3rd Rock,” Wendel had credits on “Seinfeld,” “Love & War,” “Murphy Brown,” “Murder, She Wrote,” and “Empty Nest.” She also had a voice role in 2012’s Dr. Seuss adaptation “The Lorax” as Aunt Grizelda. Her most recent recurring role was on “George Lopez” from 2003-2007 as Gina.

Wendel was born Nov. 23, 1928 on a farm in Howard County, Iowa and performed with her
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Emmys 2018: Will Best Drama Actress nominees line up with Best Drama Series for the first time in 31 years?

Emmys 2018: Will Best Drama Actress nominees line up with Best Drama Series for the first time in 31 years?
Best Drama Actress is one of the most competitive Emmy categories this year, and it could be especially rare depending on who makes the cut. It’s possible that all of the nominees will come from shows up for Best Drama Series. This has happened only three times before: 1980, 1986 and 1987. As of this writing our racetrack odds for Drama Actress and Drama Series don’t line up that way. But it would only take one or two surprises to bring the two categories into alignment.

The projected Drama Series nominees based on our odds are “The Americans,” “The Crown,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Stranger Things,” “This Is Us” and “Westworld.” Those seven have been the consensus picks since our predictions center opened this past spring, and six of those series had lead actresses in our predicted Drama Actress lineup up until late June.

Elisabeth Moss is the
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