“GAME OF THRONES” DOMINATES EMMY NOMINATIONS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Game ON! “Game of Thrones” picked up right where it left off — dominating the field when it comes to Emmy nominations. After taking a year off from the TV competition, HBO fantasy drama came back with a vengeance, snaring 22 nominations — leading all shows this year. Game of Thrones won back-to-back best drama awards before sitting out last year’s Emmys. And now that it is back, it will face off against the show that won for best drama in its absence last year, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” It has 21 nominations this year.
The Emmys are Sept. 17 in Los Angeles — and will air on NBC.
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EMMY NOMINATIONS - “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It isn’t “fake news” — but it is news that’s likely to stick in President Donald Trump’s craw. “Saturday Night Live” is in the running to pick up a boatload of Emmys again this year. The show has been riding high the past couple of years with its constant trolling of Trump, his campaign and his administration. And this year SNL has picked up 21 nominations. That’s just shy of the mark set by the overall leader, “Game of Thrones.” Weekend Update hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che will serve as hosts when the Emmys air on NBC Sept. 17.
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EMMY NOMINATIONS - COMEDY SHOWS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Glover is keeping the pace when it comes to the Emmys. His show, “Atlanta,” leads all comedy shows with 16 nominations. Among the shows it will compete with for best comedy series are “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Barry.” Meanwhile, it appears Emmy voters want no part of the continued controversy over Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets. Her former show, “Roseanne,” picks up just one nomination: Laurie Metcalf for best supporting actress. Roseanne was the most-watched network show last season — but ABC blew it off the air after Barr compared a former Obama administration to an ape in a tweet she later blamed on taking the prescription sleep aid Ambien. The network has since announced the show will return, without its star.
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EMMY NOMINATIONS - LIST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This is a partial list of nominees for the annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced today by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. For the complete list, visit Emmys.com.
1. Comedy Series: “Atlanta,” ″Barry,” ″black-ish,” ″Curb Your Enthusiasm,” ″GLOW,” ″The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” ″Silicon Valley,” Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
2. Drama Series: “The Americans,” ″The Crown,” ″Game of Thrones,” ″The Handmaid’s Tale,” ″Stranger Things,” ″This Is Us,” ″Westworld.”
3. Actor, Drama Series: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”; Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”; Ed Harris, “Westworld”; Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”; Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”; Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld.”
4. Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”; Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”; Joseph Fiennes, “The Handmaid’s Tale”; David Harbour, “Stranger Things”; Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”; Matt Smith, “The Crown.”
5. Actress, Drama Series: Claire Foy, “The Crown”; Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”; Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”; Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”; Keri Russell, “The Americans”; Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld.”
6. Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”; Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”; Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”; Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”; Vanessa Kirby, “The Crown”; Thandie Newton, “Westworld”; Yzonne Strahovski, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
7. Actor, Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”; Ted Danson, “The Good Place”; Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; Donald Glover, “Atlanta”; Bill Hader, “Barry”; William H. Macy, “Shameless.”
8. Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Louie Anderson, “Baskets”; Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live”; Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta”; Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”; Henry Winkler, “Barry.”
9. Actress, Comedy Series: Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”; Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Allison Janney, “Mom”; Issa Rae, “Insecure”; Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”; Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie.”
10. Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta”; Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”; Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”; Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live”; Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”; Laurie Metcalf, “Roseanne”; Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace.”
11. Limited Series: “The Alienist,” ″The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” ″Genius: Picasso,” ″Godless,” ″Patrick Melrose.”
12. Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”; Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”; Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose”; Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower”; John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”; Jesse Plemons, “USS Callister (Black Mirrior)”
13. Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Jeff Daniels, “Godless”; Brandon Victor Dixon, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”; John Leguizamo, “Waco”; Ricky Martin, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”; Edgar Ramirez, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”; Michael Stuhlbarg, “The Looming Tower”; Finn Wittrock, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”
14. Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”; Laura Dern, “The Tale”; Michelle Dockery, “Godless”; Edie Falco, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”; Regina King, “Seven Seconds”; Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Cult.”
15. Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Sara Bareilles, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”; Penelope Cruz, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”; Judith Light, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”; Adina Porter, “American Horror Story: Cult”; Merritt Wever, “Godless”; Letitia Wright, “Black Museum (Black Mirror).”
16. Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Sterling K. Brown, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”; Bryan Cranston, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; Donald Glover, “Saturday Night Live”; Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”; Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; Katt Williams, “Atlanta.”:
17. Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live”; Tiffany Haddish, “Saturday Night Live”; Jane Lynch, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Maya Rudolph, “The Good Place”; Molly Shannon, “Will & Grace”; Wanda Sykes, “black-ish.”
18. Guest Actor in a Drama Series: F. Murray Abramson, “Homeland”; Cameron Britton, “Mindhunter”; Matthew Goode, “The Crown,” Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us”; Gerald McRaney, “This Is Us”; Jimmi Simpson, “Westworld.”
19. Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Viola Davis, “Scandal”; Kelly Jenrette, “The Handmaid’s Tale”; Cherry Jones, “The Handmaid’s Tale”; Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”; Cicely Tyson, “How to Get Away With Murder”; Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
20. Television Movie: “Fahrenheit 451,” ″Flint,” ″Paterno,” ″The Tale,” ″USS Callister (Black Mirror).”
21. Variety Talk Series: “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah,” ″Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” ″Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” ″Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” ″The Late Late Show With James Corden,” ″The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
22. Variety Sketch Series: “At Home With Amy Sedaris,” ″Drunk History,” ″I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman,” ″Portlandia,” ″Saturday Night Live,” ″Tracy Ullman’s Show.”
23. Structured Reality Program: “Antiques Roadshow,” ″Fixer Upper,” ″Lip Sync Battle,” ″Queer Eye,” ″Shark Tank,” ″Who Do You Think You Are?
24. Unstructured Reality Program: “Born This Way,” ″Deadliest Catch,” ″Intervention,” ″Naked and Afraid,” ″RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked,” ″United States of America with Kamau Bell.”
25. Reality-Competition Program: “The Amazing Race,” ″American Ninja Warrior,” ″Project Runway,” ″RuPaul’s Drag Race,” ″Top Chef,” ″The Voice”
CHARGES AGAINST STORMY DANIELS DROPPED
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Stormy Daniels has danced clear of the criminal charges she faced for her show last night at an Ohio adult club. The porn star’s attorney says prosecutors have dropped all charges against her. Michael Avenatti went on Twitter this afternoon to say he was happy that prosecutors decided to let the case go — and thanked them for their professionalism. Daniels was arrested after a patron watching her dance touched her. That ran afoul of a state law that says dancers can’t touch customers and customers can’t touch dancers — unless they’re immediate family. But prosecutors now say the anti-touching law applies only to someone who regularly appears at a club — and Daniels only has appeared once at the Columbus club.
TYLER PERRY DENOUNCES ONLINE HOAX
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry says don’t believe the hype. At least the hype making the rounds online that he’s giving away money on Facebook. The actor, comedian and director has posted a Facebook video of his own saying if you see a post on the site asking for personal information to have a shot at a Tyler Perry giveaway — ignore it. He says it’s just a way to get people to give up their personal information. As for whoever is behind the scam, Perry’s statement is a simple one: “Stop it, devil.”
MICK JAGGER - WORLD CUP
MOSCOW (AP) — If you happen to like a particular sports team, you might want to hope that Mick Jagger isn’t a fan of your team, too. In fact, if you want to be on the safe side in a key game, you might want him to root for the opposing team. Seems while Jagger is an ace singer, he doesn’t do as well when it comes to the sports teams he backs. He has been a regular in recent major soccer tournaments — but his teams tend to lose when he’s on hand. He continued his unfortunate track record yesterday when he watched Croatia beat his team from England in the World Cup semifinals.
GLORIA AND EMILIO ESTEFAN - DONALD TRUMP
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thanks, Trump? Gloria and Emilio Estefan are giving President Donald Trump credit for a bump in ticket sales for their stage musical, “On Your Feet.” The couple says the stoking of immigration fever in the country has caused people to take a keener look at the show, which chronicles their migration from Cuba to the U.S. The show opened in Los Angeles this week after making its debut on Broadway in 2015. The Estefans say one line in particular gets audiences going — and it was a true comment. After a their manager denounced their move to focus on English songs to boost their popularity, Emilio Estefan told the manager “you should look very closely at my face, because whether you know it or not, this is what an American looks like.’”
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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