In other years, the Awards are typically a centerpiece of a week-long conference and festival, with numerous business-related panels and nightly performances at several local venues. With touring indefinitely paused, AmericanaFest transformed this year into Thriving Roots, a virtual conference taking place September 16th to 18th. Presentations include Brandi Carlile in conversation with Yola, Emmylou Harris speaking with Ken Burns, and the Black Pumas discussing artistic development. … [Read more...] about Americana Awards Postpone Live Show Amid Covid-19 Concerns
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Creator and director Vince Gilligan knocked it out of the park with this exciting and worthy sequel to one of television’s greatest shows. Following Jesse Pinkman’s checkered journey post-BB, it sports some riveting scenes that offer great acting opportunities to a cast that includes triple Emmy winner Aaron Paul, as well as brilliant work from Bryan Cranston and the late Robert Forster, the latter providing a beautiful coda to a brilliant career. Emmy love for Breaking Bad could spread to this splendid follow-up. … [Read more...] about Emmy Predictions 2020: Outstanding Television Movie – Netflix Has Four Of Five Nominees Including ‘El Camino’ But Is This Breaking ‘Bad Education’ For HBO?
Kumail Nanjiani is in the same boat to a degree as his acclaimed movie The Big Sick opened in June and he was concerned screeners haven’t gone out yet. Amazon’s Bob Berney assured that they were being sent this week. 20th Century Fox’s President of Distribution Chris Aronson took me over to talk to Hugh Jackman who was there not only for his great swan song in Logan, but also The Great Showman in which he plays P.T. Barnum in the Christmas release, both from Fox. “How lucky am I to get to play in both Logan and a musical in the same year,” exclaimed Jackman. Logan director James Mangold joined and told a hilarious but pretty much unprintable story about directing Shelley Winters in his first movie, Heavy. Suffice to say it dealt with the number of leading men she slept with, as well as one she said she never would as she couldn’t stand him. … [Read more...] about Governors Awards Ignore Scandals, Hand Out Year’s First Oscars
While the virtual awards show comes at unprecedented times, the Television Academy has created guidelines and rules fitting for the COVID-19 age. For this year’s ceremony nominees and virtual guests won’t have to adhere to black-tie dress requirements but can don anything they’d like, from gowns to sweats. … [Read more...] about Emmy Awards: Oprah Winfrey, Issa Rae, Anthony Anderson Among Stars To Make Appearances For Virtual Ceremony
Related Story Nicole Byer To Host Five-Night Creative Arts Emmys Ceremony The Creative Arts ceremonies to hand out winners in 100 categories will be split over the nights by Reality and Nonfiction (Monday), Variety (Tuesday) and Scripted (Wednesday-Thursday), all beginning at 5 p.m. PT live on Emmys.com. The rest of the winners will be revealed Saturday on FXX in a show that begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. All five nights will be produced by Bob Bain Productions. … [Read more...] about How To Watch The Creative Arts Emmy Awards Online & On TV