Perry launched his first sitcom, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, in 2007 with an unprecedented initial order of 100 episodes from TBS and a Fox station group-led syndication. The unique deal for the series generated more than $200 million in revenue and helped create a new business model, 90/10. With a total of 254 episodes, the show aired more episodes than any other television series with a predominantly African American cast. A 2016 DGA report found that nearly a quarter of all basic cable episodes helmed by directors of color are attributed to Perry. … [Read more...] about Tyler Perry To Receive 2020 Governors Award At Primetime Emmy Awards
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A prolific filmmaker with numerous projects in various stages of production, including many set to start filming this year. Under his own company, Cranium Entertainment, Christian developed and produced thought-provoking feature films for both specialized and mainstream audiences. … [Read more...] about Ash Christian Dies: Emmy Award Winning Producer-Actor-Filmmaker Was 35
"I remember reading that script and thinking it was the first TV script I had read that read like a movie," recalls Rob Morrow, who starred as Dr. Joel Fleischman in the '90s dramedy. It seems a shame that Northern Exposure — a '90s dramedy about a neurotic Jewish doctor from New York forced to pay back his student loans by working in a tiny Alaska town — is not available on any streaming platform. (Licensing fees for its rock-and-jazz-heavy soundtrack have been cited as the reason.) … [Read more...] about Hollywood Flashback: ‘Northern Exposure’ Swept the Emmy Awards in 1992
Since 2008, 10 individual SNL players have received a total of 24 nominations in the supporting actor fields (while a smattering of other sketch comics like Portlandia's Fred Armisen, Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key and Inside Amy Schumer's Amy Schumer have also received noms). Truthfully, however, this taxonomy has never suited sketch's whimsical style of performance. One could even argue that their inclusion here is category fraud. This isn't to say such veterans as McKinnon (a seven-time nominee) or Strong (a first-time nominee this year) don't deserve awards recognition for their work. They do — indeed, they should be honored with their own performance categories that credit the creativity, versatility and plasticity of their art form. It's time to create new Emmys fields for sketch comedy actors and guest stars (yes, it's worth it even as it would add to the current 123 Emmy categories). … [Read more...] about Why the Emmys Needs a Separate Category for Sketch Comedy Performers
Intriguingly, McKay is listed as having three Emmy nominations himself this season for those shows — he did not do the Live in Front of a Studio Audience’s follow-up — but goes unmentioned completely on the Academy’s updated press release of multiple nominees (perhaps because it didn’t need to vet his contributions). Listed with three noms each, now that vetting is completed, are Jason Bateman, Jimmy Kimmel, Issa Rae and RuPaul. Several others managed two nominations including such notables as Mahershala Ali, Christina Applegate, Cate Blanchett, Linda Cardellini, Michael Douglas, Eugene Levy (with half the total of his son), Sandra Oh, Wanda Sykes, Taika Waititi, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the late Lynn Shelton and a whole lotta of Shark Tank-ers. … [Read more...] about Notes On The Season: Voting In Final Week; Will Ferrell’s Emmy Streak; ‘Succession’ Returning To Production?