2019 EMMY NOMINATIONS: BIGGEST SNUBS AND SURPRISES – (07/17/2019)
The Good Place star D’Arcy Carden and Masked Singer judge Ken Jeong unveiled the nominees for the 71st Emmy Awards Tuesday. This year, the nominations divvied up more than their usual share of snubs and surprises.
On a positive note, Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek earned some Emmy love in its sixth and final season. The show earned a nom in the Outstanding Comedy category, while Eugene Levy was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, and Catherine O’Hara was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress.
GOT TAKES 32!
Despite receiving blowback from fans, HBO’s Game of Thrones snagged an amazing 32 nominations, putting HBO in the lead for network with the most nods. Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke both earned nods for Outstanding Leads.
This is the most nominations any show has received in a single year. NYPD Blue held the previous record, with 26 noms in 1994. HBO snagged 137, with Netflix earning 117 for a distant second place. They were the only networks to break triple digits.
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Next up, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has 20 nominations, followed by HBO’s Chernobyl with 19, NBC’s Saturday Night Live with 18, and HBO’s Barry and FX’s Fosse/Verdon are tied with 17 apiece.
Other shows that faired well include The Handmaid’s Tale with 11, HBO’s Veep and NBC’s This Is Us with nine each, CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and Netflix’s Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé with six apiece, and NBC’s The Good Place with five.
Several stars landed first-timin nominations, including Amy Adams(Sharp Objects), Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal), Mandy Moore (This Is Us), Billy Porter (Pose), Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon), Sophie Turner(Game of Thrones) and Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon).
While NBC’s The Good Place snagged five noms, Outstanding Comedy, Ted Danson for Outstanding Lead and Maya Rudolph for Outstanding Guest, leading star Kristen Bell was overlooked again, as was D’Arcy Carden, who announced the noms.
The widely admired Penn Badgley was passed over for his role as killer Joe in Netflix’s You.
Another massive snub was CBS All Access’ Good Wife spinoff.
Julia Roberts, who was overlooked for her hit Amazon series Homecoming, addressed the oversight on Instagram. “Well, I’m in exceptional company at least,” she wrote. She linked to a USA Today alert that read “Biggest Emmy nomination snubs: Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Emma Stone are among the A-listers shut out.”
Clooney was expected to be nominated for his role on Hulu’s Catch-22, and Stone was considered a contender for Netflix’s Maniac.
The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 22 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, airing at 8pm ET on Fox.
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AVA DUVERNAY’S ‘WHEN THEY SEE US’ SCORES THE MOST EMMY NODS FOR NETFLIX: Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us documentary has scored the most Emmy nominations for Netflix this year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film — which tells the story of the Central Park 5, now known as the Exonerated 5, scored 16 nominations on Tuesday (July 16th). DuVernay said about the nominations, “Thank you @Netflix for believing in this story and letting me tell it the exact way I wanted. Appreciate the faith and the fearlessness.”
LIL NAS X, ARIANA GRANDE, CARDI B, BTS MAKE TIME’S LIST OF 25 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET – (07/17/2019)
Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X, Cardi B, BTS and JoJo Siwa have all made TIME’s list of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet.
Ari made the list for cleverly promoting her thank u, next album by dropping clues and song lyrics on Twitter and creating “music videos designed for (and steeped in) internet culture.” She’s also the most-followed musician on Instagram.
Cardi B got her start on Instagram and she’s continued her uncensored approach to the app now that she has 47 million followers. Her political opinions tend to make headlines: In January, her post about President Trump shutting down the government led two senators to publicly debate on Twitter whether or not they should retweet it.
Lil Nas X became known online for Twitter memes even before “Old Town Road” took off on the video-sharing app TikTok. After being kicked off the country chart, the song has now been No. 1 on the Hot 100 for 15 weeks. The rapper also spurred engagement when he came out as gay last month.
BTS makes the list thanks to their massive online fan base, nicknamed the ARMY, who’ve made them Billboard’s top Social Artist for more than two years and sent three of their albums to No. 1 in a single year.
16-year-old JoJo Siwa sings, dances, and vlogs on YouTube and TikTok. She has parlayed her online fame into a real-world music career; as part of a larger creative collaboration with Nickelodeon, she has embarked on tour to perform songs like “Boomerang” that has 700 million views on YouTube. She regularly clears 2 million YouTube views a day.
Others on TIME’s list include President Trump, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Chris Godfrey, whose image of an egg set the record back in January for the most-liked Instagram post.
Additionally, Time highlights the influence of the Hong Kong protesters and school strikers aimed at tackling climate change and lowering carbon emissions.
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