After some gentle prodding from series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino—who addressed Amazon executives while accepting a Peabody award for the show last night, saying, “You’re going to give [another season] to us because we’re bringing home the fancy thing, right?”—Amazon Studios has confirmed that The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has been renewed for a third season, as Variety reports. The show has been picking up awards all over the place: Along with the “fancy thing,” it’s won two Golden Globes, two Critics’ Choice Awards, and a Producers Guild award since season one debuted in November 2017. Rachel Brosnahan stars as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a Jewish housewife in 1950s New York City who finds her path to personal liberation through the city’s bourgeoning stand-up comedy scene. A second season of the show is due out later this year. Season three has yet to be put on Amazon’s calendar, but will likely … [Read more...] about Amazon wants more of
Fun fact: The woman in the picture on the above left is not the controversial Omarosa Manigault Newman, but revered actress Angela Bassett. But you wouldn’t know that from several outlets that misidentified the Oscar-nominated actress after the Emmy Awards on Monday night. As reported by Yahoo News, which on Tuesday ran an article titled, in part, “Do all dark-skinned black women look the same?” it all started on Tuesday morning, when the New York Times ran a photo of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan accepting her Emmy from presenters Tiffany Haddish and a woman they misidentified as “Omarosa Manigault Newman,” ignoring the obvious idiocy of Manigault Newman presenting a major acting award, despite her own well-documented history theatrics. We know, we know—we all look alike, but social media was having none of it. After all, this is one of the world’s most revered outlets, known by the tagline “all the news that’s … [Read more...] about Fellow Media Friends, It’s Time for Us to Talk (Again) About How We Identify Black Women
*Wipes sweat from my brow* Somehow we all survived an Emmy Awards hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che! #MeToo jokes were made, diversity was lampooned, and interns were paraded. And in case you weren’t aware, many people tonight did win tiny golden statues who weren’t a part of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. So here are all your winners for the 2018 Emmy Awards. Drama Outstanding Drama Series Game of Thrones Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Foy, The Crown Lead Actor in a Drama Series Matthew Rhys, The Americans Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Thandie Newton, Westworld Directing for a Drama Series Stephen Daldry, The Crown Writing for a Drama Series The Americans Comedy Outstanding Comedy Series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Bill Hader, Barry Supporting Actor in a Comedy … [Read more...] about Here’s Your Complete List of 2018 Emmy Award Winners
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards take place tonight, September 17. The following are A.V. Club TV editor Erik Adams’ predictions for the winners of the acting awards, mixed in with some wishful thinking. Outstanding lead actress in a drama series Nominees: Claire Foy, The Crown; Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black; Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale; Sandra Oh, Killing Eve; Keri Russell, The Americans; Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld Prediction: Let’s just get reckless right off the bat: I think Sandra Oh is going to win best actress for Killing Eve. Yes, logic dictates that Elisabeth Moss will repeat for The Handmaid’s Tale, but the second season of that show was an ordeal, and I don’t think it or its star is coming into the Emmys with quite the cachet they had last year. Killing Eve, meanwhile, was the sleeper hit of the spring, buoyed tremendously by Oh’s lead performance as a great intelligence agent whose greatness goes frequently overlooked, something the … [Read more...] about Which actors will win, and which should win, at the 2018 Emmys?
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards take place Monday, September 17. The following are A.V. Club TV editor Erik Adams’ predictions for the winners of the major series awards, mixed in with some wishful thinking and endorsements of worthy programs overlooked by the Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences. Watch for thoughts on the acting awards on Monday. Outstanding drama series Nominees: The Americans, The Crown, Game Of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, This Is Us, Westworld Prediction: You remember that stinger from Game Of Thrones’ seventh season, when the wights drag Viserion from his icy grave and the Night King restores the dragon to its previous state of scaly invincibility—but with a twist? And then the next episode, the newly blue-eyed flying serpent wings its way toward The Wall, and makes, like, a giant blow torch? That’s kind of what Outstanding Drama Series feels like in 2018, HBO’s fantasy epic returning from a brief nap to … [Read more...] about What shows will win, and which should win, at the 2018 Emmys