EMMYS WINNERS AND LOSERS
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The list of nominees may have been diverse. But the list of winners at this year’s Emmys – not so much. The biggest wins of the night were for a newcomer comedy – and a drama series that returned to Emmy glory after a season away. The top comedy is “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” The Amazon series becomes the first streaming show to win an Emmy for top comedy. The award for best actress goes to its star, Rachel Brosnahan. Castmate Alex Borestein won the supporting actress trophy – and series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino won Emmys for writing and directing.
EMMYS – GAME OF THRONES
LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Game of Thrones” sat out last year’s Emmys because of a scheduling issue. But it’s back with a vengeance, capturing the Emmy for best drama again. In doing so, it trumped the defending champ, “The Handmaid’s Tale” – which won in Thrones’ absence last year. Accepting the award, series producer D.B. Weiss thanked George R.R. Martin – whose novels fuel the show. Weiss told Martin, “thank you for letting us take care of your people.”
EMMYS – DIVERSITY
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Last night’s ceremony began with the TV academy congratulating itself for having the most ethnically diverse list of nominees ever. But as the show unfolded, all the early awards went to white people. About halfway through the show, presenter James Corden joked that someone should start the hashtag (hash)EmmysSoWhite. Finally, Regina King broke the string by winning for best actress in a limited series or movie for “Seven Seconds.” Thandie Newton won best supporting actress for her work on “Westworld.” And Darren Criss, who is of Filipino descent, won the lead acting award for a miniseries for his work in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.”
HENRY WINKLER WINS EMMY – FINALLY
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Four decades after he charmed TV audiences as “The Fonz” on “Happy Days,” Henry Winkler finally has charmed the TV academy voters. He has won his first Emmy for his work on “Barry.” And many of his fellow performers apparently agreed that the honor was overdue, giving him a standing ovation. Winkler was philosophic in his acceptance comments, using a gambling analogy to explain his situation. He said, “if you stay at the table long enough, the chips come to you. Tonight, I got to clear the table.” Backstage, he was reminded that he told reporters earlier that if he’d won, he might wet his pants. He didn’t, though he joked that he wore rubber pants lined with powder, just in case.
EMMY – PROPOSAL
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The biggest bit of drama at last night’s Emmys didn’t come after someone got a trophy – but when someone got a ring. It came when director Glenn Weiss accepted his Emmy – then turned the spotlight on his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen. Addressing her, Weiss said, “You wonder why I don’t want to call you my girlfriend? It’s because I want to call you my wife.” She said “yes,” and the crowd roared. Weiss says his mom died two weeks ago and the ring he gave his finance belonged to her.
EMMYS – LIST
LOS ANGELES (AP) – List of winners at the annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced Monday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Drama Series: “Game of Thrones”
Comedy Series: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Actor, Drama Series: Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Actress, Drama Series: Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Thandie Newton, “Westworld”
Writing, Drama Series: Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, “The Americans”
Directing, Drama Series: Stephen Daldry, “The Crown”
Actor, Comedy Series: Bill Hader, “Barry”
Actress, Comedy Series: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Henry Winkler, “Barry.”
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Writing, Comedy Series: Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Directing Comedy Series: Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Limited Series: “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Regina King, “Seven Seconds”
Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Jeff Daniels, “Godless”
Writing, Limited Series: William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, “USS Callister (Black Mirror)”
Directing, Limited Series: Ryan Murphy, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Writing, Variety Special: John Mulaney, “John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City”
Directing, Variety Special: Glenn Weiss, “The Oscars”
Variety Sketch Series: “Saturday Night Live”
Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
Reality-Competition Program: “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
BILL COSBY’S WIFE STEPS UP ATTACKS ON JUDGE
UNDATED (AP) – As the days count down for Bill Cosby’s sentencing for sexual assault, his wife is stepping up attacks on the judge handling the case. In a statement, Camille Cosby claims Steven O’Neill is “arrogant,” “corrupt,” and “unethical.” What’s more, she has filed an ethics complaint against O’Neill – and hired a former FBI agent to investigate him. In recent weeks, Cosby’s legal team has fired several broadsides at O’Neill. They claim the judge has a beef with the former DA in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The DA declined to charge Cosby for his sexual encounter with a former Temple University employee – and promised the comedian he’d never face criminal prosecution for the case. O’Neill tossed that argument and Cosby was tried – and convicted.
SEAN PENN CRITICIZES (hash)METOO
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Apparently Sean Penn isn’t a fan of (hash)MeToo. He says the spirit behind the movement is to “divide men and women.” Penn was on the “Today” show yesterday, where he said he’s “very suspicious” of (hash)MeToo because it involves what he calls “great stridency and rage without nuance.” Penn was interviewed alongside Natascha McElhone, his co-star on the Hulu show “The First.” She says she felt her character was enlightened by the (hash)MeToo movement.
CHRISSY TEIGEN – WHAT’S IN A NAME (PRONUNCIATION)
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Say what? Chrissy Teigen (TY’-gihn) says people have been mispronouncing her last name for years, now. But that’s about to end – because she’s finally correcting people. The model says her last name is pronounced TY’-gihn, not TEE’-gihn. The model says she decided to start correcting people because she’s “tired of living this lie.” In the past, she’s complained on Twitter that people mispronounce her name, but she hasn’t been correcting them – until now.
TOM ARNOLD – POLICE REPORT
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Tom Arnold has gone to the police over a dustup over the weekend with the producer of “The Apprentice.” The comedian has filed a report over the incident, in which he says Mark Burnett choked him at a pre-Emmy party Sunday night. Authorities say detectives will investigate. Arnold’s attorney says Burnett “attacked” his client. But Burnett’s wife, actress Roma Downey, tweeted that Arnold “tried to ambush” them. Arnold has been trying to find tapes that show Donald Trump used bigoted language on “The Apprentice,” which Burnett used to produce.
NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL season has kicked off to decent ratings. During the first two weeks, the number of viewers is up over last year. For example, CBS got its best opening doubleheader ratings in three years on Sunday. And for the second straight week, “The NFL Today” pregame show posted a double-digit increase in ratings. NBC’s ratings are slightly lower – but all three of the games it has aired so far were among the top-rated shows in prime time.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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