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Peter Dinklage Sets Emmys Record With 4th Supporting Drama Actor Win

Peter Dinklage Sets Emmys Record With 4th Supporting Drama Actor Win
Peter Dinklage made Emmy Awards history on Sunday, winning Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for a record-breaking fourth time. He previously took home the same award in 2011, 2015 and 2018.

Dinklage bested two of his fellow Game of Thrones actors — Alfie Allen and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau — for this year’s win, as well as Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Michael Kelly (House of Cards) and Chris Sullivan (This Is Us).

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Emmys Surprise: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Wins Lead Actress in a Comedy

Emmys Surprise: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Wins Lead Actress in a Comedy
Phoebe Waller-Bridge won the 2019 lead comedy actress Emmy for her titular role on Amazon Prime Video’s “Fleabag.”

Waller-Bridge created the streaming series in which she stars and she also won for writing for a writing category this year (the show was also up for comedy series overall). Her MI6 drama “Killing Eve” was also nominated in the drama series category. This was her first-ever acting accolade from the Television Academy, though. It is her second win overall.

“No! Oh my God, no!” she exclaimed as she took the stage. “Thank you. I find acting really hard and really painful.
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'Downton Abbey' Serves Up Record, $31 Million Opening for Focus Features

'Downton Abbey' Serves Up Record, $31 Million Opening for Focus Features
It was a record weekend for Focus Features that saw Downton Abbey not only top the weekend box office, but it became the studio's largest opener ever, topping $30 million. The weekend's fellow new releases * Ad Astra and Rambo: Last Blood * delivered on expectations and are in a neck-and-neck battle for runner-up position and we'll have to wait for actuals to tell the full story on Monday afternoon. With an estimated $31 million, Focus Features's Downton Abbey topped the weekend box office, giving the studio their largest opening weekend ever. Previously, Insidious Chapter 3 was the studio's record opener with $22.7 million followed by London Has Fallen, also making this their first release to ever top $30 million in nearly 20 years of film distribution. The film played to a crowd that was 74% female and of the total audience, 60% were aged 35 or older. Working in the film's favor was a positive, "A" CinemaScore from opening day
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How To Watch The Primetime Emmy Awards Online And On TV

  • Deadline
How To Watch The Primetime Emmy Awards Online And On TV
The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are set for Sunday, with the ceremony to air live from downtown Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Fox beginning at 8 Pm Et/5 Pm Pt. The network will also offer the broadcast via authentication at Fox.com and on the Fox Now app.

The night will cap off the celebration of the year’s best in TV, after last weekend’s two-night Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Fox hasn’t given many hints about the show, which is going hostless for only the fourth time in Emmy history and for the first time since 2003. But it did say this week that Thomas Lennon will handle voice-over duties with a “refreshing, lighthearted take on the traditional factoids that audiences typically learn as winners make their way to the podium mixed with jokes, commentary and unexpected anecdotes.”

Also in the works: the music for the annual “In Memoriam
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Jonathan Van Ness Reveals HIV Diagnosis, Former Drug Addiction

Jonathan Van Ness Reveals HIV Diagnosis, Former Drug Addiction
Queer Eye’s” Jonathan Van Ness is getting vulnerable in his new memoir “Over the Top.”

In a preview of his book with the New York Times, Van Ness opened up about his early struggles with sex and drug addiction as well as his experience with sexual assault, revealing that he was abused by an older boy from his childhood church.

“For a lot of people who are survivors of sexual assault at a young age, we have a lot of compounded trauma,” he said.

That trauma, Van Ness revealed, led to a series of other “self-destructive” behaviors, including spending hours in AOL chat rooms, which he used to meet up with older men for sex in his teens. Later on, Van Ness started college at the University of Arizona in Tucson where he began doing cocaine. And after spending his monthly allowance on the drug, he began advertising sex for more money.
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‘Gully Boy’ to Represent India In Oscars Race

‘Gully Boy’ to Represent India In Oscars Race
The Film Federation of India has chosen Zoya Akhtar’s “Gully Boy” as its entry in the Academy Awards’ international feature film category.

The picture, a coming of age tale about an aspiring rapper in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum premiered at the Berlin film festival in February before opening to a wave of acclaim at home in India. Starring Bollywood A-listers Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, the film grossed some $37 million worldwide.

Excel Entertainment produced alongside Tiger Baby Productions.

The selection jury was chaired by veteran actress and filmmaker Aparna Sen (“Sonata”)

India has been submitting to the category formerly known as foreign language film since 1957.

The country has been nominated three times, beginning with its first entry “Mother India” in 1957, followed by “Salaam Bombay” in 1988 and “Lagan” in 2001. It is yet to win the category.
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Filmax Acquires International on ‘The Curse of the Handsome Man’ (Exclusive)

San Sebastian — Barcelona-based boutique studio Filmax has acquired international rights to Argentine producer-director Beda Docampo’s “The Curse of the Handsome Man,” produced by Ibón Cormenzana’s Arcadia Motion Pictures alongside Cados Producciones and Damned Besso –based in Spain—in co-production with Cecilia Díez’s Zarlek Producciones (“Medianeras”) in Argentina.

The film is backed by Spanish public broadcaster Tve and national agencies Icaa (Spain) and Incaa Argentina).

“Curse” marks a new partnership between Filmax and Arcadia who teamed on Mateo Gil’s “Lazarus Project” and “Kilian Jornet: Path to Everest.” A scam-driven romantic comedy, its cast includes Gonzalo de Castro (Javier Ruiz Caldera’s “Superlopez”), Juan Grandinetti (Federico Godfrid’s “Pinamar”), Malena Alterio (TV series “Spanish Shame”), Cayetana Guillén Cuervo (Cesc Gay’s “A Gun in Each Hand”) and Ginés García Millán (TV series “Slaughterhouse”).

“This con-man romantic comedy is not only funny, its elegance is reminiscent of a Woody Allen film,
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Javi Tasio Talks Ecam Incubator Title ‘La Mala Familia’

San Sebastian — Via their Brbr collective, filmmakers Nacho A. Villar and Luis Rojo have directed award winning music videos, and commercias. Now they’ll make the leap to features with “La Mala Familia,” a gritty urban drama set in the outskirts of Madrid. Variety spoke with the film’s producer, Javi Tasio, who developed this project at Ecam’s Incubator program. It will shoot in the fall.

How would you describe the film?

It’s the story of Andrés, a nervous kid who lives in waiting for the trial of a crime that took place five years ago; though he is not guilty, he could still be sentenced to twelve years in prison.The announcement of the trial brings his friend Nathanael back to the neighborhood, and this friend tries to help Andrés find his way to freedom. His return makes Andrés realize that in order to build a future,
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Outsider Takes World Sales on ‘Submerged’ (Exclusive)

San Sebastian — Paul Hudson’s Outsider Pictures has acquired world sales rights to“Submergible” (Submerged) a narco capsule-sub-set drama thriller from Ecuador’s Alfredo León León who debuted with an original prisoner-of-war drama, “Open Wound.”

Written by Daniela Granja Nuñez and Alfredo León León, “Submerged” is produced out of Ecuador by León León’s Boom en Cuadro and Carnaval Cine, whose Arturo Yépez and Sebastián Cordero whose credits include “Such is Life in the Tropics.”

Colombia’s Proyección Films co-produces. Yépez, Cordero León León and Colombia’s Simón Beltrán, Diego Bustamante and Juan Pablo Solano serve as producers, Natalia Rojas as executive producer.

Taking the spectator inside the world of the narco-submarine, predominantly used by the Colombian drug cartels to move drugs to Mexico and ultimately the U.S., the “plucked from the headlines thriller,” as Hudson describes it, features a star Latino cast of Natalia Reyes, Leynar Gómez (“Narcos”), José Restrepo and Carlos Valencia.
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Winners and Losers of the 71st Emmy Awards

The 71st Emmy Awards was a spectacular affair for the Brits, while broadcast networks all but vanished.

Watch Variety’s Elaine Low and Audrey Yap unpack TV’s biggest night of the year, which saw “Game of Thrones” and “Fleabag” take home the top prizes, winning best drama series and best comedy series, respectively.

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Emmy Viewers Not ‘Feelin’ Good’ About Bizarre Music Choices

Emmy Viewers Not ‘Feelin’ Good’ About Bizarre Music Choices
It was known ahead of time that the Emmy Awards planned to dispense with a traditional orchestra or pit band for the walk-up and bumper music. What wasn’t anticipated was that the music choices were being outsourced to a bar mitzvah DJ in Des Moines. Or, very possibly, it was a local who had found the right cords to hook the world’s last surviving iPod Mini into the board backstage at the Microsoft Theater, without any monitors that would allow him or her do anything so brazen as tailor the song choice to the winner.

Well, there was at least one match,
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Carmen Chaplin to Direct ‘Charlie Chaplin, a Man of the World’ (Exclusive)

Carmen Chaplin to Direct ‘Charlie Chaplin, a Man of the World’ (Exclusive)
San Sebastian — Director-producer-actress Carmen Chaplin is set to direct “Charlie Chaplin, a Man of the World,” a theatrical documentary feature which will add a hardly-explored new facet to the creator of the Tramp, one of the most iconic cinema characters in popular consciousness, plumbing Chaplin’s Romani roots and heritage.

Marking the first time that the Chaplin family is involved at a deep creative and industrial level in a movie about Charles Chaplin, grand-daughter Carmen Chaplin is also co-writing the documentary’s screenplay with Amaia Remírez, a co-writer on “Another Day of Life,” a European Film Awards best animated feature winner.

Described in a statement by its producers as a documentary which “radically reinterprets Chaplin’s oeuvre from a Romani perspective and examines the persecution of gypsies through his lens,” “Charlie Chaplin, a Man of the World” is produced by Madrid-based Wave of Humanity’s Stany Coppet, Dolores Chaplin and Ashim Balla,
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Emmys: Big 4 Broadcasters Post Lowest Combined Wins Ever

The Big 4 broadcast networks put a cap on their worst year in Emmy history on Sunday night.

ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC brought home just 16 Emmy Awards — the lowest combined total in history for the four major broadcast networks. The previous low was 19 combined wins in 2016. Last year, the networks finished with 22 wins.

NBC came out ahead of the other three broadcast networks with seven wins total, five of which went to “Saturday Night Live.” CBS and Fox tied with four each, while ABC brought home just one Emmy this year for “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman
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2019 Emmy Award Winners

2019 Emmy Award Winners
The 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards saw a series of surprise wins, including four wins for underdog comedy nominee “Fleabag” and best lead actor in a drama series for Billy Porter. Tony Shalhoub and Alex Borstein took home trophies for their roles in “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” while Patricia Arquette nabbed the best supporting actress in a limited series award for “The Act.” While the drama categories for best directing and writing were surprises, with wins for “Ozark” and “Succession,” respectively, “Game of Thrones” still took home best drama series for its final season. Jodie Comer’s win for best lead
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Karamo Brown Addresses Backlash Against Sean Spicer Comments

Karamo Brown Addresses Backlash Against Sean Spicer Comments
Karamo Brown has doubled down on comments he made about his fellow “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Sean Spicer, in which he promoted the idea of meeting political adversaries “in the middle.”

The amicable “Queer Eye” host received criticism when he said he was “most excited to meet” Spicer ahead of the show’s 28th season, with many taking Brown’s words as condoning the actions of the previous White House secretary, infamous for his routine lies from the lectern.

“I want people to know that as a country we have to always reach out to those that are different
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‘Game of Thrones’ Cast On Series Finale Backlash: ‘It Was Always Going to Be Bran as the King at the End’

‘Game of Thrones’ Cast On Series Finale Backlash: ‘It Was Always Going to Be Bran as the King at the End’
Fresh off their Emmy win for outstanding drama series, the “Game of Thrones” cast opened up about their feelings on the series finale and the backlash they had faced from fans.

On closing the show after its eight season run, actor Peter Dinklage said he’d had a tough time closing this chapter of his life. “I’ve seen a doctor about getting him out of me. The doctor said that’s hopeless,” Dinklage joked after winning the Emmy for supporting actor in a drama series. “It was 10 years of my life. A lot of us had children, a lot
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Emmys: 6 Things You Didn’t See on TV, From RuPaul, Billy Porter and More

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Emmys: 6 Things You Didn’t See on TV, From RuPaul, Billy Porter and More
The host-free Emmys had a lot you didn’t see on TV, including details about Alex Borstein’s “secret” project, RuPaul’s touching tribute to a producer who won posthumously, and Peter Dinklage struggling to say goodbye.

Here are six backstage moments that didn’t appear during Fox’s broadcast Sunday.

1. RuPaul Honored a “Drag Race” Producer

After “RuPaul’s Drag Race” won for Best Competition Series, RuPaul honored one of the show’s producers, Jacqueline Wilson, who died two weeks ago. She had been with “Drag Race” since the show’s second season.

The entire “Drag Race” team raised their trophies in Wilson’s memory.

RuPaul also cracked a joke when asked about the racial and Lgbtq diversity of the producers on the show.

“And the Blt community. I love my Bacon Lettuce and Tomato,” RuPaul said. “First of all, the host of our show is black, gay and drag queen,
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Billy Porter Dispels Rumors of RuPaul Rift Backstage at Emmys

Billy Porter Dispels Rumors of RuPaul Rift Backstage at Emmys
Billy Porter choked up backstage on Sunday at the Emmy Awards as he spoke about the larger cultural significance of his lead drama actor Emmy win for the FX drama “Pose.”

Porter leads the large ensemble on the series set in 1980s New York City during the height of the AIDS crisis and the birth of the ballroom community that involved drag competitions for gay and trans people.

Porter said the mere fact that FX carries the show and that it received enough attention to command Emmy nominations is a testament to how much social attitudes have changed in the past few decades.
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Emmy Winners Urge Political Activism During Acceptance Speeches

Emmy Winners Urge Political Activism During Acceptance Speeches
As the country inches closer to the 2020 election, Emmy winners on Sunday night used their time in the spotlight to advocate for political causes. Celebrities such as Patricia Arquette, Michelle Williams, and RuPaul Charles all urged activism from viewers while accepting their awards.

While accepting her Emmy for her supporting role in Hulu’s “The Act,” Arquette gave a passionate plea for transgender rights, turning to her late sister Alexis Arquette, a transgender actress who died in 2016 at age 47. ““Trans people are still being persecuted,” she said. “I’m in mourning every day of my life, Alexis, and I will
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An Emmy Night Full of Surprises Matches TV’s Energy in the Streaming Era (Column)

An Emmy Night Full of Surprises Matches TV’s Energy in the Streaming Era (Column)
The 2019 Emmy telecast effectively began with a speech by a star from the recent past: Bryan Cranston, who recalled watching the moon landing on television, noting that the most famous televised event in history made him feel he could “go anywhere — even Albuquerque.”

The reference to the setting of “Breaking Bad,” the past Emmy champ that wrapped in 2013, felt practically as distant as the one to Neil Armstrong. That show, which built in momentum through its five-season run to become a major zeitgeist and popular hit, would have felt odd and out-of-place at this year’s show. And the 2019 Emmys
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