‘GAME OF THRONES,’ ‘VEEP’ MAKE LAST EMMY AWARDS STAND
LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Game of Thrones” has dominated the Emmy Awards with the formidable power of, say, your average fearsome, flame-belching dragon. Same goes for “Veep,” but picture a cutthroat politician instead.
The drama and comedy series are among the front-runners for Sunday’s ceremony for their concluding seasons, a last chance to rule. But will they? There’s suspense as well over the never-crowned women of “Game of Thrones” and whether Sandra Oh and Billy Porter will make Emmy history.
Oh’s win for “Killing Eve” would make her the first woman of Asian descent to win in the top drama actress category. A win for “Pose” star Porter would make him the first openly gay performer to win the drama actor honor.
The Emmy Awards will air Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern on Fox.
WHERE DO YOU HIDE A CELLPHONE IN “DOWNTON ABBEY”?
NEW YORK (AP) – The cast of “Downton Abbey” got creative when they had to hide their cellphones on the set.
Michelle Dockery says the men were lucky enough to be able to hide phones in their pockets. She says she would put hers under a tablecloth or even sit on it.
She says her character, Lady Mary Crowley, always seemed to be in front of a mirror, getting her hair done, so she’d put it in the vanity drawer.
Dockery says the reception at the castle was lousy anyway, so it was like they really were in 1927.
The “Downton Abbey” movie opens in theaters today.
‘BREAKING BAD’ MOVIE TO PLAY IN NEW MEXICO THEATERS
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Netflix has announced a new movie filmed in New Mexico is expected to hit U.S. theaters for a limited time.
The Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday that the streaming company announced the release of “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” in select New Mexico theaters from Oct. 11-13.
Movie officials say the film centers around a man who has to come to terms with his past after breaking free from captivity.
Officials say the project began under the title “Greenbrier” and filmed in Albuquerque from November 2018 through February.
Netflix says the film is expected to be available for streaming the same day.
THEATER-RELATED PODCASTS FIND A HUB IN NEW DIGITAL NETWORK
NEW YORK (AP) – Podcasts are exploding and the world of theater isn’t immune. Now comes a digital hub that aggregates all that theater talk – the Broadway Podcast Network.
The network, unveiled Thursday, is the brainchild of Tony-winning producer and filmmaker Dori Berinstein and podcast host/producer Alan Seale.
Their new hub is home to 30 podcasts with hosts that include Donna McKechnie, Tonya Pinkins, Justin Guarini, Kerry Butler, Josh Lamon, Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Ilana Levine.
It will be the place to find episodes of “The Ensemblist,” “The Fabulous Invalid,” “Broadwaysted,” “Josh Swallows Broadway” and “The Theatre Podcast.” Some 1,200 podcast episodes are available.
The podcasts range from interviews with Broadway stars to audition secrets. Berinstein says the goal is “to create a must-visit daily destination for anyone and everyone who loves theater.”