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Emmy Podcast #24: The Comedy Series categories with guest Amanda Spears

In our first Emmy podcast of the 2018/2019 season, I am joined by Amanda Spears, who has been detailing her Emmy predictions here over the last few weeks. In this episode we tackle the Comedy Series categories and the battle that seems to be between Veep‘s final season and the second season of the history-making winner from last year, The …

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2019 Emmys: Who will fight with Henry Winkler for Best Comedy Supporting Actor?

Henry Winkler (r) with Bill Hader in Barry (HBO) No win in the 2018 Emmy season was more joyous than television veteran, Henry Winkler winning Best Comedy Supporting Actor for Barry, which saw all of Winkler’s fellow nominees joining in giving him two standing ovations. Can Winkler get another memorable moment and win a second Emmy for Best Comedy Supporting …

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2019 Emmys: Will final seasons find Emmy love or be sent out to pasture?

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend — “I Need To Find My Frenemy” Pictured (L-R): Gabrielle Ruiz, Rachel Bloom, Rachel Grate, Donna Lynne Champlin and Vella Lovell in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Photo: Greg Gayne/The CW) The Academy Awards have a long, storied history of trying to turn back the clock, to either right wrongs from their past (Al Pacino wins for Scent of a Woman!) …

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Emmys: Category placement for HBO shows including ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Barry’ and ‘Sharp Objects’

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones (HBO) As first reported exclusively by GoldDerby, HBO has revealed category placements for their lineup of eligible comedy and drama series’, television movies, limited series – and their performers – plus variety and talk shows for the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards. You might find a few notable omissions here, including Gwendoline Christie for Game of …

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2019 Emmys: Veep is back, can it reclaim the comedy crown from Mrs. Maisel?

Veep (photo: Colleen Hayes/HBO) and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (photo: Amazon Prime Video) Last year, the freshman season of Amy Sherman Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, from Amazon, dominated the 2018 Emmys winning Comedy Series, Directing and Writing (both for ASP, a first for a woman), Lead Actress and Supporting Actress among its eight wins. Its domination with other awards …

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Emmy Podcast #21- Talking Westworld, The Handmaid’s Tale, Roseanne and One Day at a Time with Vox.com’s Todd VanDerWerff

In the first Emmy podcast of the 2017-2018 television season I am joined by a familiar voice – Vox.com’s critic-at-large Todd VanDerWerff. The first hour of this 90-minute podcast focuses heavily on the Outstanding Drama race which sees the return of Game of Thrones after taking a year off and now going up against last year’s winner The Handmaid’s Tale. …

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‘Dunkirk’ wins Cinema Audio Society (CAS) top sound mixing award

Dunkirk has won the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) award for sound mixing for a live-action motion picture, beating out strong competition from the likes of Baby Driver, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Shape of Water. The WWII film also won the Sound award at BAFTA last week and is up for the same award (with the same competition) …

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DGA Awards: Guilllermo del Toro is 2018 Directors Guild Winner

  The Directors Guild of America have given Guillermo del Toro their top prize, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, for his romance fantasy The Shape of Water. The film recently won the Producers Guild award and is cementing itself the Best Picture frontrunner just a month out from the Oscars. Only four movies have ever won DGA and PGA (not including …

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Directors Guild Television and Documentary Nominations

The Directors Guild of America have announced the nominees for the 70th annual DGA Awards in the television, commercial and documentary categories. The awards will be handed out February 3 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, with Judd Apatow hosting the ceremony and Don Mischer as awards chair. The feature film and first-time feature film nominees will be announced …

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‘Big Little Lies,’ Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Black Mirror’ among Producers Guild of America Television Nominees

Lots of Emmy winners and some newcomers were among the Producers Guild of America nominations for television this morning, including Big Little Lies, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Last year, the big winners were Stranger Things (Season 1), Atlanta (Season 1) and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Season 1). The producers of the programs …

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