Game of Thrones is back in this year’s Emmy race after a one-year absence as it tries to reclaim its title from The Handmaid’s Tale in the drama categories, and three-time winner Veep has dropped out for the year, vacating the Outstanding Comedy Series for several first and second year shows, including Atlanta and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. These are our best guesses in all 26 categories that will be handed out on Monday’s show.
Alan Sepinwall: This year’s nominations spotlight innovative comedy series and stars — but on the serious side of the spectrum, the Academy’s choices are a snore.
HBO’s fantasy saga is a two-time best drama winner that sat out the last year’s awards. It’s returning to face formidable competition: The Handmaid’s Tale, the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honors last year, drew 20 bids, with Westworld close by with 21. Donald Glover’s Atlanta is the top comedy with 16 bids.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert will host the annual Emmy Awards telecast, this year to be shown on his home network of CBS. The annual awards show honoring the best in television will take place on Sept. 17 in Los Angeles. Colbert is host of the “Late Show” on CBS, and the former host […]
NBC and the TV Academy have set the date for the 66th Primetime Emmys. As usual when the Emmys air on NBC, the ceremony will air a month earlier that normal, on Aug. 25. But the network and the TV Academy are throwing a curve ball by scheduling the show on a Monday instead of its usual Sunday berth. The last time the Emmys had aired on a Monday was almost 40 years ago, on May 17, 1976.
Television’s annual night of honors, where the AMC drama Breaking Bad and ABC comedy Modern Family were judged the industry’s finest on Sunday night, mixed in surprises with expected winners, and ended some winning streaks while extending others. Newcomer Netflix made its presence felt, but not in the splashy way it had hoped for.
This year’s historic first, when Netflix broke into the 2013 Emmy race with a nomination for its political drama House of Cards, was a jolt to the industry. An outsider to the traditional network process had crashed the party. Now we get to see how that shocker plays out. The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be telecast live on CBS on Sept. 22. It’s time to get serious about who deserves to win and who actually will take home hardware.