On Sunday night, September 22nd, the Microsoft Theater was filled with stars and prestigious awards for the 71st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Celebrities dressed to the nines with their pre-written acceptance speeches in hand for one the biggest nights in entertainment. Check out the full list below to see your nominees and your winners.
Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”
Anthony Carrigan, “Barry”
Tony Hale, “Veep”
Stephen Root, “Barry”
Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” *WINNER
Henry Winkler, “Barry”
Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” *WINNER
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
Sian Clifford, “Fleabag”
Olivia Colman, “Fleabag ”
Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”
Sarah Goldberg, “Barry”
Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Don Cheadle, “Black Monday,”
Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
Michael Douglas, “The Kominksy Method”
Bill Hader, “Barry” *WINNER
Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series
Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll”
Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” *WINNER
Outstanding reality/competition series
“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” *WINNER
Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV movie
Mahershala Ali, “True Detective”
Benicio del Toro, “Escape at Dannemora”
Hugh Grant, “A Very English Scandal”
Jared Harris, “Chernobyl”
Jharrel Jerome, “When They See Us” *WINNER
Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon”
Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie
Amy Adams, “Sharp Objects”
Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora”
Aunjanue Ellis, “When They See Us”
Joey King, “The Act”
Niecy Nash, “When They See Us”
Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon” *WINNER
Outstanding limited Series
“Escape at Dannemora”
“When They See Us”
Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or a movie
Patricia Arquette, “The Act” *WINNER
Margaret Qualley, “Fosse/Verdon”
Patricia Clarkson, “Sharp Objects”
Marsha Stephanie Blake, “When They See Us”
Vera Farmiga, “When They See Us”
Emily Watson, “Chernobyl”
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Ben Whishaw, “A Very English Scandal” *WINNER
Asante Blackk, “When They See Us”
Paul Dano, “Escape at Dannemora”
John Leguizamo, “When They See Us”
Stellan Skarsgård, “Chernobyl”
Michael K. Williams, “When They See Us”
“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” *WINNER
“Deadwood: The Movie”
“My Dinner With Hervé”
Outstanding variety sketch series
“At Home with Amy Sedaris”
“I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman”
“Saturday Night Live” *WINNER
“Who Is America?”
Outstanding variety talk series
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” *WINNER
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
Outstanding supporting actor in a drama
Alfie Allen, “Game of Thrones”
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” *WINNER
Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul”
Michael Kelly, “House of Cards”
Chris Sullivan, “This Is Us”
Outstanding supporting actress in a drama
Gwendoline Christie, “Game of Thrones”
Julia Garner, “Ozark” *WINNER
Lena Heady, “Game of Thrones”
Fiona Shaw, “Killing Eve”
Sophie Turner, “Game of Thrones”
Maisie Williams, “Game of Thrones”
Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”
Kit Harrington, “Game of Thrones”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Billy Porter, “Pose” *WINNER
Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”
Outstanding lead actress in a drama series
Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”
Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve” *WINNER
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”
Laura Linney, “Ozark”
Mandy Moore, “This Is Us”
Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”
Outstanding comedy series
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
“The Good Place”
Outstanding drama series
“Better Call Saul”
“Game of Thrones” *WINNER
“This Is Us”
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The rise, fall, and potential rebirth of MoviePass?
Posted on September 20, 2019, 9:00 am
Financier Ted Farnsworth says he has submitted an offer to purchase the assets of Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. including MoviePass Inc., along with its intellectual property, licensing rights, patents, film library, and films in production.
The offer, which will require approval from Helios and Matheson’s board of directors, includes MoviePass, the nation’s premier movie subscription service; MoviePass Films, a film production company; MoviePass Ventures, a film co-acquisition company; and Moviefone, the leading movie listing and information service.
In order to avoid any conflicts of interest, Farnsworth has stepped down from his roles as Chairman and Chief Executive of Helios and Matheson, and from his position on the Board of Directors, thus recusing himself from consideration of offers for Helios and Matheson.
“I believe there is great unrealized value in MoviePass and we want to rebuild and make sure it reaches its full potential,” said Farnsworth. “I have always believed in the business model and the brand Mitch Lowe and I built at MoviePass. There’s tremendous appetite for movie theater ticket subscription.”
Terms of the offer were not disclosed.
“Despite the reams of pulp fiction that have been written about MoviePass, we know what went wrong along the way and the many things that went right,” he said. “After all, we built the fastest growing subscription business in the history of merchandising and numerous copycats are out there now trying to capitalize on our model in the theater industry.”
Farnsworth said that pending acceptance of his bid he hopes to close on the transaction as soon as possible.
“We presided over the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars to build MoviePass and its family of companies,” Farnsworth said. “We are proud of what we built over the past two years and have no intention of walking away now. I believe in the company’s future and look forward to regaining the confidence of our members and former customers.”
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“Couch Tomatoes” Out Now
Posted on September 19, 2019, 9:00 am
Rotten Tomatoes, entertainment fans’ go-to resource for movie and TV discovery and recommendations, announced today that it is launching “Couch Tomatoes,” an original video series breaking down the best TV and streaming content. Premiering today, the show will be a one-stop-shop to discover what to watch – and what fans and critics are talking about. “Couch Tomatoes” is available on RTTV on YouTube, RottenTomatoes.com, Facebook Watch, and IGTV. New episodes will be released bi-weekly on Wednesdays and run 15-20 minutes. The launch of “Couch Tomatoes” is sponsored by Freschetta premium frozen pizza, serving up tasty recommendations for a great night in.
Hosted by entertainment journalist, Naz Perez, “Couch Tomatoes” will feature expert panelists discussing the biggest news and watercooler conversations in the TV and streaming world. They will dive into the hottest new shows available to fans, as well as under-the-radar recommendations and so much more – all from the couch. The series premiere will break down the upcoming Emmy® Awards with subsequent episodes delving into genre and franchise-based content like American Horror Story, Batwoman, Watchmen, along with the most anticipated shows coming to Disney+, Apple+ and more.
“Rotten Tomatoes is dedicated to helping consumers find the right entertainment content for them,” said Joel Meares, Editor-in-Chief of Rotten Tomatoes. “In 2018, there were 495 scripted original series on television and streaming services and that number will grow even more in 2019. In this truly golden age of television, Naz and our incredible team of panelists will help fans break through the noise, providing insightful and entertaining commentary that will help the audience make their viewing choices, and engage them in debate and discussion once they do.”
“Couch Tomatoes” builds off the success of Rotten Tomatoes’ movie, TV and award season editorial coverage as well as original series “The Ketchup” and the wildly popular “Your Opinion Sucks: Rotten Tomatoes Critics vs. Fans” live debate event. TV Tomatometer scores were first introduced on Rotten Tomatoes’ in September of 2013 and there are currently over 2,300 series with Tomatometer scores. Over the past year, Rotten Tomatoes review aggregation team has been working to generate scores for classic TV shows having increased TV reviews by 119% and series scores by an impressive 130%. Shows include Broad City, One Day at a Time, South Park, Friends, Black-ish, Queer as Folk and more.
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Movies Coming Out This Week – September 18th
Posted on September 18, 2019, 9:00 am
Ad Astra – PG13 – Adventure, SciFi
Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, James Gray, Donald Sutherland, Ruth Negga, Jamie Kennedy, Liv Tyler, Anthony Katagas
Running With the Devil – R – Thriller, Crime
When a cocaine shipment is compromised to the dismay of a drug cartel’s CEO, known simply as The Boss, he orders his most trusted henchman, The Cook, and his partner, another master drug trafficker known as The Man, on a dangerous journey to audit the company’s supply chain. As the drugs make their perilous trek across international borders, past gangsters, refiners, and couriers, they are also being tracked by Federal Agents. When The Cook realizes where the network is breaking down, it may be too late to keep the cartel satisfied.
Nicolas Cage, Leslie Bibb, Michael Mendelsohn, Peter Facinelli, Laurence Fishburne, Barry Pepper, Cole Hauser, Jason Cabell
Rambo: Last Blood – R – Action, Thriller
When the daughter of one of his friends is kidnapped, Rambo, who has been working on a ranch, crosses the U.S.-Mexican border and quickly finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels.
Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Sylvester Stallone, Avi Lerner, Ariel Vromen, Sheila Shah, Yvette Monreal, Oscar Jaenada
Downton Abbey – PG – Drama
The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house.
Michelle Dockery, Geraldine James, Tuppence Middleton, Maggie Smith, David Haig, Kate Phillips, Stephen Campbell Moore, Hugh Bonneville
The Wedding Year – R – Comedy
Meet Mara. She’s a carefree aspiring photographer who just started dating Jake, an aspiring chef. After wedding invitations pour in, Mara and Jake embark on a year-long adventure that puts their new relationship to the test.
Sarah Hyland, Wanda Sykes, Tom Connolly, Robert Luketic, Donald Diego, Tyler James Williams, Keith David, Patrick Warburton
Zeroville – Drama
Follows a film fanatic, Vikar, who moves to Hollywood and eventually becomes a designer and film editor during the 1970’s.
James Franco, Danny McBride, Joey King, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Miles Levy, Vince Jolivette, Megan Fox
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Happy Rambo Day!
Posted on September 17, 2019, 9:00 am
Rambo is getting the ultimate medal of service. For 37 years he has been an icon of pop culture and cinema and on Wednesday, September 18th, John Rambo will be celebrated through a series of promotions, ceremonies and special events that recognize Rambo Day.
Since its debut nearly four decades ago, the Rambo series starring Sylvester Stallone has become one of the most iconic action-movie franchises of all time. An ex-Green Beret haunted by memories of Vietnam, the legendary fighting machine known as Rambo has freed POWs, rescued his commanding officer from the Soviets, and liberated missionaries in Myanmar. The Rambo character has endured as one of the greatest reluctant heroes of cinema giving a face to countless veterans affected by PTSD. On September 20th, Lionsgate and Millennium Films will release RAMBO: LAST BLOOD, marking the last chapter of the legendary series, as John Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills for one final mission – for his family.
Among the notable highlights of Rambo Day:
The City of Los Angeles will proclaim September 18th Rambo Day in LA
“The World’s Greatest Rambo Fan” Challenge will award prizes and declare “The World’s Greatest Rambo Fan” based on short videos of fans doing their best Rambo impressions. Fans from around the world are encouraged to enter to win using the #RamboDay
The City of Bowie, Arizona, hometown of John Rambo, is proclaiming September 18 Rambo Day. Bowie, Arizona gained worldwide attention when it was revealed in Rambo: First Blood Part II that Bowie was Rambo’s home. “As we work to increase Bowie’s economic footprint, this national exposure as John Rambo’s hometown is priceless to us,” says Nancy-Jean Welker of the Bowie Chamber of Commerce. “We are deeply grateful for and proud of this distinction!”
Alamo Drafthouse theatres will celebrate Rambo Day with a RAMBO Movie Marathon, which is taking place at Alamo Drafthouse locations during opening weekend. For more information on the movie marathons in your area, visit https://drafthouse.com/show/rambo-marathon. For any fan who purchases a ticket to the Rambo Marathon on September 18, $1 will be donated to organizations to support veterans and active duty members of the military.
Rambo Day will wind down with a New York Fan Extravaganza. Sylvester Stallone, the rest of the cast and filmmakers will join fans at the AMC in Lincoln Square as they screen RAMBO: LAST BLOOD. Local promotional ticket giveaways will be distributed on Q104.3 and flyaway contests will be held in Chicago and Baltimore for Rambo’s biggest fans to join Sylvester Stallone at the fan event in NYC.
Media around the country will be sent special Rambo kits encouraging local on air personalities to join in the festivities and commemorate the day.