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Oscars Revamp, Popular Film Category Sparks Backlash View Articles from Oscars TV Academy Extends Emmy Deal With Networks To 2026 The Television Academy said today it has reached a deal with reps from ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC to extend the contract to televise the Primetime Emmy…

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    Brett Morgen On The Incredible Feat Of Bringing Multi-Emmy Nominated Docu ‘Jane’ To Life Over A Half Century Later – Behind The Lens

    By Pete Hammond 1 min ago

    National Geographic’s extraordianary Jane  has proven to be one of the most popular documentaries released in the past year, though inexplicably after cleaning up on the movie awards season circuit did not make Oscar’s cut for Best Documentary , a real head scratcher.  Now however the Television Academy has made up for that egregious oversight and showered the film,  culled from over 100 hours of previously unseen footage of the young Jane Goodall as she made her first… Read

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    ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Wins TV’s First J.D. Power Award

    By Lisa de Moraes on Aug 13, 2018 7:49 pm

    Jimmy Kimmel Live has won its very first J.D. Power Award. In fact, JKL is the first TV show to receive a J.D. Power Award. The organization named Kimmel’s program the Most Reliable Midsize Late Night Talks Show With The Same Host for 15 Consecutive Years. Kimmel’s show also is the only midsize late night talk show currently on the air with the same host for 15 consecutive years. No, we’re not sure what is a “midsize late night show.” “Over the past 15 years our show has… Read

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    ‘Seven Seconds’ Allowed Regina King To Marry Her Philanthropy To Her Artistry – Awardsline Screening Series

    By Matt Grobar on Aug 13, 2018 6:08 pm

    Regina King can do no wrong. A favorite of the Television Academy with back-to-back-to-back Emmy nominations for John Ridley's American Crime—an anthology series in which she played a different character every season—the actress is back in the running this year with Veena Sud's Netflix drama Seven Seconds. But there is something different about this season. With the role of Latrice Butler, a Jersey City mother whose son is killed by the police, King finally made the jump… Read

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    ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Producers On Spike Lee’s “Strength Of Perspective” & Focus Features Pic’s Turnaround Time

    By Matt Grobar on Aug 13, 2018 3:45 pm

    It’s no accident that this past weekend—a year to the day after Charlottesville—saw the premiere of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman. That event and its repercussions had been on Lee’s mind throughout production. Off the back of a healthy rollout for the film—with Lee’s best box office results in over a decade—the resonance between the story of Ron Stallworth, the cop of went undercover and infiltrated the KKK, couldn’t be more urgent. Sitting down in Cannes with Deadline's Joe… Read

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    “I Had It Killed For Two Or Three Years”: Jimmy Iovine Explains What Changed His Mind About Making ‘The Defiant Ones’

    By Matthew Carey on Aug 13, 2018 11:29 am

    Many lessons can be drawn from the experience of Jimmy Iovine, the Italian-American son of a New York longshoreman who became a record industry mogul and co-founder of Beats Electronics. One of them is how to deal with fear. "When I was a kid, I was a guy in right field saying, 'Don’t hit the ball to me,'" he tells Deadline. "And when I got in the [recording] studio, all of a sudden something happened, and fear became a tailwind. And I said, 'Hit the ball to me. Give me… Read

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    Samantha Bee Lobbies TV Academy To Let Her Introduce Emmys’ In Memoriam Reel

    By Lisa de Moraes on Aug 13, 2018 10:18 am

    “Hello The Emmys, I know you must be sick of all those FYC ads everyone is running, and I don’t blame you!” Bee begins, ingratiatingly, in her new FYC video. “This is not one of those!” she insists, adding, “All I want this year is to present.” “Not asking to host – that would be crazy!” TBS’ Full Frontal host assures. “I mean what if I got my period during the third hour of the show and I just went nuts and invited Vladimir Putin to a secret meeting at my Big White… Read

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    Teen Choice Awards: ‘Riverdale’, ‘Infinity War’, ‘Black Panther’ Among Top Honorees – Full Winners List

    By Dino-Ray Ramos on Aug 12, 2018 8:02 pm

    The Teen Choice Awards were handed out tonight at the Forum in Los Angeles, with Riverdale dominating the TV side of things while Disney, Marvel and Pixar topped the movies. Avengers: Infinity War took home the trophy for Choice Action Movie while Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson won for Choice Action Movie Actor and Actress. Marvel’s Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok took home trophies while Coco and The Last Jedi walked away with wins. Other big winners of the… Read

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    Alex Rich Talks Portraying A “Unified” Version Of Picasso With Antonio Banderas In ‘Genius’ – Awardsline Screening Series

    By Dino-Ray Ramos on Aug 10, 2018 3:22 pm

    Genius: Picasso marks Alex Rich’s first leading role in dramatic series. During Deadline’s Awardsline screening and Q&A for the Emmy Award-winning National Geographic series, Rich joked that he wasn’t intimidated at all when playing a younger version of the legendary artist. Then he admitted that for a first leading role of this scale, it was a lot to take in. “Not only do you have a real person — and an icon at that — you have Antonio [Banderas] who is an incredibly… Read

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    Milo Ventimiglia On His Second Emmy Nom For ‘This Is Us’, And Life For Jack Pearson After Death – The Actor’s Side

    By Pete Hammond on Aug 10, 2018 12:16 pm

    Riding high with his second consecutive Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series as Jack Pearson on NBC’s smash hit This Is Us, Milo Ventimiglia is having his greatest television success to date in a career that has included numerous series including Heroes, The Gilmore Girls, Mob City, Chosen and lots of others. The role of Jack though, the father of three in a unique role that is seen in flashbacks, has catapulted him. In a recent visit to the set of… Read

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    ‘Jane’ May Help Acclaimed Director Brett Morgen Break Long Emmy Drought

    By Matthew Carey on Aug 10, 2018 10:17 am

    Brett Morgen qualifies as one of the most successful directors in documentary film, with credits that range from Cobain: Montage of Heck to The Kid Stays in the Picture, and a raft of awards to his name. But, surprisingly, his long list of honors doesn't include a Primetime Emmy. "I have a terrible track record at the Emmys. I am currently 0-for-21 with my movies. The day tends to be very long," he says of the Creative Arts ceremony, where Emmys in documentary categories… Read

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    Mark Isham & Team On Making Music For ‘Once Upon A Time’: “These Characters…Just Absorb Music” – Production Value Video Series

    By Anthony D'Alessandro on Aug 9, 2018 2:37 pm

    Finally, after seven seasons, the graceful, enchanting score for ABC’s Once Upon a Time is being recognized by the TV Academy in the category of outstanding music composition for a series. Over 156 episodes, Oscar-nominated The River Runs Through It composer Mark Isham has penned notes and together with his team of co-composers Cindy O’Connor and Michael Simon are being lauded for their work on “Leaving Storybrooke,” the series finale that brings back and builds upon the… Read

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    Our Pete Hammond Tries To Make Sense Of Oscar’s Moment Of Reckoning

    By Pete Hammond on Aug 9, 2018 12:40 pm

    I have been on vacation in Hawaii this week waiting for the hurricane. It missed us but apparently hit the Oscars instead. Sitting in my beach cabana I made calls and sent emails to see if the perspective from Academy members matched the social media firestorm — and I mean firestorm — aimed at the Oscar’s additions. A new category for “Popular” film; a two-week move backward in the calendar; the telecast downsizing of some undetermined below the line categories. On the… Read

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