UPDATED, with video: Kenan Thompson is not, by his own description, “that guy who ruffles feathers,” and his opening number for tonight’s 2022 Emmy Awards on NBC held him at his word. Without so much as a sidelong glance, much less an insulting barb, the longtime Saturday Night Live mainstay opened tonight’s ceremony with a nod to classic TV theme shows, some dancers doing dance moves and Oprah dropping by to be Oprah. The more traditional opening monologue that followed the presentation of the first award – to Michael Keaton – had Thompson returning to the stage with a bit more of the SNL tang. There were two jokes at Netflix’s expense, one taking note of the elder statesmen status of nominees Martin Short and Steve Martin (they were seated up front “so it will only take 15 minutes to walk up here”) and another addressing the opposite age spectrum (Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriends), and one targeting the lack of diversity on Succession (“only show that’s got three brothers … [Read more...] about Kenan Thompson Opens Emmys With Classic Theme Songs, Netflix Jokes, ‘Yellowjackets’ Snipe And A Little Help From Oprah
Julia Garner won at the 2022 Emmy Awards ceremony for her role of Ruth in Netflix ’s Ozark . This was Garner’s third time winning the trophy, previously taking the accolade in 2019 and again in 2020. “First of all, I want to thank the Television Academy,” she said still surprised by her win. “I want to thank everybody at Netflix and MRC. I want to thank our showrunner Chris Mundy and all the writers in the writer’s room. Thank you for writing Ruth, she’s changed my life.” Emmy Red Carpet Photos: Best Looks Of 2022 Garner continued, “I want to thank Jason Bateman for taking a chance on me and Laura Linney, you’ve been such a guiding light to me. And I just feel really grateful, I feel really grateful to be here and to play Rith and to be with such amazing, beautiful artists and I love you all and now I gotta go. Thank you all so much, I love you all.” The category gathered a group of talented actors for the category. Patricia Arquette was nominated for her … [Read more...] about Julia Garner Wins At Emmys & Takes 3rd Award For ‘Ozark’: “Thank You For Writing Ruth, She’s Changed My Life”
Television’s Big Night is here. The 74rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 25 categories are being handed out tonight in Los Angeles, and Deadline is updating the winners list — and this post — live as they are announced. After the two-ceremony Creative Arts Emmys last weekend, and including the juried winners announced in August, there was a logjam at the top of the winners list. But HBO’s The White Lotus now has the lead among programs with seven Emmys . Four others have five trophies each: HBO’s Euphoria , Netflix’s Stranger Things and CBS’ Adele: One Night Only and Disney+’s The Beatles: Get Back. Emmy Red Carpet Photos: Best Looks Of 2022 Meanwhile, the combined HBO/HBO Max leads the network/platform race with 29 Emmys to archrival Netflix’s 24. Hulu is the next-closest competitor with seven wins, followed by NBC with seven and Disney+ with six. Primetime Emmy Awards: Deadline’s Complete Coverage The White Lotus is the only double … [Read more...] about Primetime Emmy Winners List – Updating Live
Well, this almost never happens. With an expanded field of eight nominees, not a single one of this year’s nominees was invited to the party last year. This is a completely different field than the eight nominees from last season. That doesn’t mean this is a lineup of all newcomers. Half of the nominees have in fact been here before but simply didn’t have new seasons ready to be considered for the 73rd Emmys. With that in mind, veterans of the category, Better Call Saul , Ozark and Stranger Things will try to finally win the elusive crown, just as last year’s victor — uh, The Crown — finally managed (it is not eligible this time). There is one — and only one — among the nominees that knows what it is like to win here — 2020 champ Succession . Can it prevail again or will a past nominee or a newcomer to this race go all the way instead? Last weekend’s Creative Arts ceremonies indicate this may be a closer race than some people thought. Better Call Saul , AMC … [Read more...] about Pete Hammond’s Emmy Predictions 2022: Outstanding Drama Series — Is It ‘Succession’ Again Or Is An Upset In Store?
Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk won an Emmy on Monday for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, the latest win for the Korean-language drama that became Netflix ’s most-watched series ever. The series won six Emmys overall from 14 nominations (the most ever by a non-English-language series), capped Monday when Lee Jung-jae won for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series . ‘Squid Game’ Surprise: Lee Jung Jae’s Seong Gi-hun Seeks Revenge In Season 2 – Emmy Red Carpet Hwang, who won for directing the “Red Light, Green Light” episode of Season 1, mentioned the series’ records in his acceptance speech. “A huge thank you to Netflix and Ted Sarandos — I mentioned your name,” he joked, pointing and smiling at the Netflix exec in the crowd at the Microsoft Theater. “Since Squid Game got put in nomination at the Emmys, people have keep telling me that I made history. But I don’t think that I made history by myself. Because it was you who opened up the doors for … [Read more...] about ‘Squid Game’ Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk Adds Directing Emmy To Show’s Historic Haul
Lifetime has set the cast for V.C. Andrews Dawn Cutler Series , the first of a series of movies based Andrews’ popular Cutler books. Brec Bassinger (Stargirl, Bella and the Bulldogs ) stars in the title role of Dawn Longchamp, alongside Emmy winner Donna Mills (Nope, General Hospital ) as Lillian Cutler. Also set to star are Emmy nominee Fran Drescher (The Nanny), Joey McIntyre ( New Kids on the Block ) and Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives). Dawn follows the story of Dawn Longchamp (Bassinger), who after growing up in humble surroundings with a very hardworking and loving family suddenly has everything she loves ripped away from her when she is thrust into a new family whose dark and twisted secrets change the course of her life forever. As Dawn struggles to fit in, her wicked grandmother Lillian Cutler (Mills) rules her life with an iron fist and inflicts cruel punishments when Dawn does not follow her strict orders. When Dawn finds herself … [Read more...] about Brec Bassinger & Donna Mills To Lead Cast Of Lifetime’s ‘V.C. Andrews Dawn Cutler Series’
EXCLUSIVE : The prevalence of Korean projects heading to the U.S. continues. Jee-Woon Kim , one of South Korea’s most lauded directors, has teamed with Star Trek: Discovery writers Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt to develop a new series about a Korean family immigrating to the U.S. The trio are developing the untitled project with eOne , the studio behind series such as Showtime’s Yellowjackets and ABC’s The Rookie franchise. Jee-Woon Kim will direct the project. He is behind Korean films such as I Saw The Devil, A Bittersweet Life, The Good, The Bad & The Weird, and A Tale of Two Sisters. He also directed and exec produced Apple series Dr. Brain , which was the streamer’s first Korean original. He will also exec produce this series. Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt will write the pilot and serve as showrunners for the series. The writing partners served as writers/producers on the first three seasons of Star Trek: Discovery and are co-exec … [Read more...] about Korean Family U.S. Drama Series In The Works From ‘Dr. Brain’ Director Jee-Woon Kim, ‘Star Trek’ Pair Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt & eOne