UPDATED, 11:11 AM: The early metrics were not good for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards and the final numbers are another bludgeoning for TV’s biggest night and Fox, this year’s broadcaster. Watched by 6.9 million viewers from 8 PM to just after 11 PM ET, the hostless ceremony pulled in the smallest audience for any Emmys ever. That smackdown is a 32% fall in sets of overall eyeballs from the Monday airing of the show on NBC last year, and a 39% drop from the show’s previous Sunday airing on CBS in 2017. In addition, the decline this year from the last time Fox had the Emmys in 2015 is a hard-to-swallow 42%. In terms of the key demo of adults 18-49 …well, they’ve tuned out it seems, even with big wins by the much-watched Game of Thrones for its final season. Pulling in a 1.6 rating among the 18-49s, the metric was also an Emmy low. Related Story Emmys TV Review: Big Wins & Farewells To 'Game Of Thrones' & 'Veep,' But Host-Free Fox … [Read more...] about Emmy Viewership Falls Under 7 Million For First Time To All-Time Low – Update
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What do you think of the idea of the beloved Little Women — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — as material girls? On today’s Sony Pictures panel at Deadline’s The Contenders Los Angeles, Little Women writer-director Greta Gerwig said she wanted to bring out the power of money over women’s choices in Little Women’s Victorian Era. Gerwig appeared on the panel with producer Amy Pascal and actor Florence Pugh, who portrays aspiring painter Amy. She said the film’s emphasis on the fact that women had no opportunity to earn their own money in that time period helps an audience understand Amy, who wants to be an artist but also aspires to marry a wealthy man. “(Amy) finally gets a moment to explain herself…Amy is realistic. At no point do you hate her for her decisions,” Gerwig said. Related Story Netflix Originals ‘The Irishman’, ‘Marriage Story’ & ‘The Two Popes’ Capture True Stories - The … [Read more...] about Sony’s ‘Little Women’, ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’, ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ And Playing With History – The Contenders L.A.
One of the memorable moments in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is when Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth goes head to head with the legendary Bruce Lee played by Mike Moh. This scene polarized audiences and many criticized Tarantino for his portrayal of the martial arts and Hollywood icon — many saw it as arrogant and inauthentic. During a press conference in Russia for the film, he defended his take on Lee. Tarantino claimed that Lee was “kind of an arrogant guy.” He said that he didn’t make up the things he wrote in the script. “I heard him say things like that — to that effect. If people are saying, ‘Well he never said he could beat up Muhammad Ali,’ well yeah, he did. Not only did he say that, but his wife, Linda Lee, said that in her first biography I ever read…. She absolutely said it.” Related Story Notes On The Season: Hollywood's Giving Season In Full Force; Olivia Wilde … [Read more...] about Quentin Tarantino Defends Portrayal Of Bruce Lee In ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’
Apple TV Plus only launched yesterday, but the tech giant’s new streaming service is already home to some awards-contending films. Hala, from writer-director Minhal Baig, tells the story of a Pakistani-American girl named Hala (Geraldine Viswanathan), who struggles to forge her own identity and explore her sexuality while growing up in a traditional Muslim family that’s coming apart at the seams. Baig told the Contenders Los Angeles today that there are autobiographical elements to the story. “There’s a couple of moments in this movie… where things were pulled very much verbatim from my life,” she acknowledged, but added the script evolved over time. “At a certain point it ended up being less about my life, but it was sort of letting it be Hala’s story and her journey and constantly asking whether it’s true to her.” Related Story Kim Rozenfeld Steps Down As Apple Head Of Current Programming & Unscripted, Segues … [Read more...] about Apple TV+ Charges Into Its First Awards Season With ‘The Banker,’ ‘The Elephant Queen,’ & ‘Hala’ – The Contenders L.A.
Netflix presented three original films at Deadline’s The Contenders Los Angeles today. Marriage Story, The Irishman and The Two Popes each tackle a different sort of true story, and use different techniques to accomplish them. Marriage Story is fictional, but reflects the realities of divorce many families experience. “There’s always a scene or a few scenes in a movie you’re anticipating or overthinking because they’re physically exhausting, mentally or emotionally taxing,” star Adam Driver said. “In this movie, every scene felt like that. That’s a testament to good writing that in every scene the stakes were high.” Laura Dern plays a divorce attorney in Marriage Story. She said the script challenged her perception of her own character. Related Story Peter Bart: 'The Irishman's Mega Media Bow Designed To Establish Its Clout As Awards-Worthy, And Binge-Worthy “[I] realized with some contempt that oh my God, … [Read more...] about Netflix Originals ‘The Irishman’, ‘Marriage Story’ & ‘The Two Popes’ Capture True Stories – The Contenders L.A.