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Emmys 2018: ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ & ‘Game of Thrones,’ first-time winners and an onstage proposal

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan; Paul Drinkwater/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — The most historical moment at Monday night’s 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards wasn’t a shocking win or loss, or a newsworthy comment from a famous actor or actress: It was a good old-fashioned surprise proposal.

After David Weiss won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special — The Oscars ceremony — he mentioned his recently departed mother and how much she loved Weiss’ girlfriend, Jan Svendsen.  Then he said, “You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife.”

As the audience went nuts, Svendsen shouted “yes” from the audience, and as she walked up to the stage  Weiss joked, “I didn’t ask yet!”  When she made it there, Weiss pulled out a ring “that my dad put on my mom’s finger 67 years ago,” got down on one knee and said, “Jan, I want to put this ring that my mom wore on your finger in front of all these people and in front of my mom and your parents watching from above. Will you marry me?”  Of course she said yes, and the two kissed onstage in front of everyone.  It was an Emmy first.

Speaking of Emmy firsts, the show was full of first-time winners: Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was named Outstanding Comedy Series its first year out, and its co-star Rachel Brosnahan also won her first Emmy, for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. 

The Americans’ Matthew Rhys picked up the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama award and The Crown‘s Claire Foy was named Outstanding Actress — it was both actors’ first win.  Westworld’s Thandie Newton, The Assassination of Gianni Versace’s Darren Criss, Barry‘s Bill Hader and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Supporting Actress winner Alex Borstein were all first-time winners, as was The Fonz himself, Henry Winkler, for his supporting role in Barry, 42 years after he was first nominated for starring as The Fonz in Happy Days.

Accepting his award, a very pleased Winkler said someone once told him, “If you stay at the table long enough, the chips come to you.  And tonight, I got to clear the table!”

When Rhys won, he thanked his co-star and real-life romantic partner Keri Russell, but joked, “She said, ‘If you propose to me, I’ll punch you clean in the mouth!'”

It would have been another Emmy first had Netflix won the most awards, but the streaming service, which went into the ceremony with the most nominations of any platform, tied with HBO: Each won a total of 23 awards. 

HBO’s Game of Thrones was the night’s biggest winner overall, with nine total trophies, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor for Peter Dinklage.  Netflix’s most awarded series was The Crown, which scored five wins.

While the nominees for this year’s Emmy Awards were the most diverse ever, the winners themselves weren’t particularly diverse.  Just three stars of color — Thandie Newton, Regina King and RuPaul — took the stage as winners during Monday night’s ceremony, though many more won last weekend at the Creative Artist Emmys, including John Legend, Tiffany Haddish and Katt Williams. 

However, the Emmys for Writing and Directing for a Comedy Series were both won by a woman — the same woman, actually: Amy Sherman-Palladino, for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, another first.

And while there were a number of #MeToo jokes, surprisingly, the hosts, presenters and winners mostly stayed away from politics, although Rachel Brosnahan urged everyone to register to vote, and there were a few very vague references made to President Donald Trump.

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Emmys 2018: The winners

NBCUniversal(LOS ANGELES) — Here’s the complete list of winners announced Monday night during the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Outstanding Limited Series
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actress in Comedy Series
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Bill Hader, Barry (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Regina King, Seven Seconds (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Henry Winkler, Barry (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Merritt Wever, Godless (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Jeff Daniels, Godless (Netflix)

Outstanding Reality Competition
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Directing For a Comedy Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Pilot” (Amazon)

Outstanding Directing For a Drama Series
The Crown, “Paterfamilias” (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing For a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

Outstanding Directing For a Variety Special
The Oscars (ABC)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Pilot” (Amazon)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
The Americans, “Start” (FX)

Outstanding Writing For a Limited Series
Black Mirror, “USS Callister” (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for Variety Special
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (Netflix)

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‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Gianni’ or ‘Genius’ — which shows will take home Emmys tonight?

NBCUniversal(LOS ANGELES) — The 70th annual Emmy Awards, hosted this year by SNL’s Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che, air Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC — and competition in this year of so-called “peak TV” is stiff in the major categories.

For the first time, Netflix is going into the Emmys with more nominations than HBO: 112 to HBO’s 108. HBO had had the most nominations of any network for seventeen years straight. There’s also a chance for some more history to be made.

Both Tracee Ellis-Ross and Issa Rae are nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for, respectively, black-ish and Insecure. If either one of them wins, it would be the first comedy actress win for a black woman since 1981. 

Meanwhile, Sandra Oh is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Killing Eve, and she’s the first Asian woman nominated in this category. A win would be equally historic.

As for the guys, last year, Sterling K. Brown made history when he became the first black actor to win Best Actor in a Drama. He could repeat this year, but he’s up against Westworld‘s Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris, Milo Ventimiglia from This Is Us, and Jason Bateman, for his Netflix show Ozark.

In the comedy series category, nobody’s had a better year than Atlanta creator and previous Emmy winner Donald Glover, who’s also a movie star and a Grammy-winning recording artist. Also in the running: Bill Hader’s HBO’s series Barry, previous winner Curb Your Enthusiasm, Silicon Valley, and Netflix’s GLOW and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. 

Also coming on strong: Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which earned lead Rachel Brosnahan a Best Actress Emmy last year.

Could last year’s Outstanding Drama winner The Handmaid’s Tale, repeat? Some fans griped that dystopian drama suffered a bit of a sophomore slump. If so, that possibly could pave the way for NBC’s powerhouse This Is Us, Netflix’s Stranger Things, or HBO’s Westworld in the drama category, but The Crown and Game of Thrones are also in that mix.

And then there’s FX’s recently-ended drama The Americans, which has won acclaim, but no major category Emmys…yet. With four nominations this time around — including Outstanding Drama and Best Actor and Actress for co-stars and real-life partners Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell — the show many finally be due.

Here’s the list of nominees in the major categories. A full list can be found here:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 
Donald Glover – Atlanta
Bill Hader – Barry
Anthony Anderson – black-ish
William H. Macy – Shameless
Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm
Ted Danson – The Good Place

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 
Pamela Adlon – Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney – Mom
Issa Rae – Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross – black-ish
Lily Tomlin – Grace And Frankie

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 
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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 
Jason Bateman – Ozark
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us
Ed Harris – Westworld
Matthew Rhys – The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright – Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series:
Jessica Biel – The Sinner
Laura Dern – The Tale
Michelle Dockery – Godless
Edie Falco – Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King – Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Cult

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series:
Antonio Banderas – Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss – The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels – The Looming Tower
John Legend – Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert
Jesse Plemons – “USS Callister” (Black Mirror)
Jeff Daniels – The Looming Tower

Outstanding Comedy Series 
Atlanta (FX) 
Barry (HBO) 
Black-ish (ABC) 
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) 
GLOW (Netflix) 
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) 
Silicon Valley (HBO) 
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
This Is Us (NBC) 
The Crown (Netflix)
The Americans (FX)
Stranger Things (Netflix) 
Westworld (HBO)

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A movie star is born: Lady Gaga was most tweeted-about celeb at Toronto Film Festival

Neal Preston/© 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC.(TORONTO) — Lady Gaga’s appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival set Twitter on fire.

ET Canada reports that Twitter Canada tracked the mentions of stars and movies during the festival earlier this month, and Gaga came out on top all around. She was the most tweeted-about star at the festival, and her new movie A Star Is Born was the most-mentioned film on Twitter. 

In addition, Gaga was the main attraction at the festival’s most-tweeted moment: The red carpet for A Star Is Born. The press conference promoting the film, which also featured Gaga, was the festival’s second most-tweeted moment. 

Gaga’s Star Is Born co-star and director Bradley Cooper was the third most-mentioned star of the festival, behind Timothée Chalamet, star of the new film Beautiful Boy.

Other stars who made the list include Robert Pattinson, Steve Carell, Chris Pine, Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts, all of whom were there to promote their new projects.

A Star Is Born arrives in theaters October 5; the soundtrack, featuring Gaga and Cooper, is released the same day. The Oscar buzz for the project is already reaching deafening levels.

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Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart hit back at Katt Williams after he dismisses Haddish’s career

ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — After Katt Williams dismissed Tiffany Haddish’s comedic skills in a recent interview, Haddish and Kevin Hart are both hitting back at Williams with some classy responses.

In the interview, Williams criticized Haddish’s celebrity status, saying she’s hasn’t yet proven her comedic abilities.

“You can’t tell me your favorite Tiffany Haddish joke. Why? Because she ain’t done a tour yet,” Williams said. “She ain’t done a special, she has not proven the ability to tell jokes back-to-back for an hour to nobody. And they all ready to down Mo’Nique and up somebody who has shown them Girls Trip. Do you think she wrote Girls Trip, goofball?”

However, Katt is incorrect: Haddish debuted her first stand-up comedy special, Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood last year on Showtime. She’s also signed a deal with Netflix for a new one-hour special, set to launch in early 2019.

After Williams’ comments went viral, Hart took to Instagram Live, captured by Hollywood Unlocked, to defend his Night School co-star.

“I have to embrace my sister when other people are choosing to frown and make an attempt to sh** on my sister’s bright light,” Hart said.

Without mentioning Katt’s name, he continued, “At the height of her career when most should applaud when most should celebrate, some choose to down.”

Haddish, who won her first Emmy last weekend — as did Williams — decided to take the high road in her response to Williams’ comments.

“It’s official I made it! [Katt Williams] talked about me and didn’t have his facts right!” she tweeted. “I look forward to seeing you on Monday, Katt, when we pick up our Emmys. I just want to shower you with REAL love cause you need it, and I love you.”

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and ‘A Simple Favor’ star Henry Golding says his wife “doesn’t stop teasing” him about newfound fame

Henry Golding, Constance Wu – ABC/Paul Hebert(NEW YORK) — Henry Golding landed two starring roles for his first two films ever — in the mega box office hit Crazy Rich Asians and the just-released thriller A Simple Favor — but don’t think the newfound fame and “heartthrob” status are going to his head. Not if his wife has anything to do with it!

“Oh man she doesn’t stop teasing me about it,” he says of his wife of two years, Liv Lo. “Whenever she sees me on my phone, she’s like, ‘Oh you’re still checking to see if you’re still famous?’”

He adds that she’s been nothing but supportive with his whirlwind schedule these days.

“She doesn’t have a classic 9-to-5 either so she understands the need to have a very sporadic schedule,” he says. “So it’s a learning process for both of us, but I think we’re gonna enjoy the ride, we’re gonna see where this leads.”

While in real life his marriage is #relationshipgoals, his marriage in A Simple Favor is another story. He plays professor Sean Townsend, the husband to Blake Lively’s volatile Emily. When Emily goes missing, Sean strikes up a relationship with her best friend Stephanie, played by Anna Kendrick.

Golding says he enjoyed playing a character so different from good guy Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians.

“Is he a bad guy? Is he a good guy? You don’t know,” he says of Sean. “So for me that was wonderful to play that, like a mysterious kind of Cary Grant in Suspicion. Not really knowing did he do it, didn’t he do it, what’s he done? So, yeah, it was great.” 

A Simple Favor is in theaters now.

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Darren Criss could win Emmy gold tonight for playing “fascinating” killer in ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’

FX(NEW YORK) — Following in the footsteps of the highly-rated, Emmy-winning The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, producer Ryan Murphy’s follow-up, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, could also win Emmy gold tonight.

Inspired by actual events, Assassination centers on the murder of the world-famous designer by Andrew Cunanan, a con man and brutal spree killer who murdered four people prior to killing Versace.  He became the subject of a nationwide manhunt that landed him on the FBI’s Most Wanted List before he fatally shot himself on July 23rd, 1997.

The drama has scored 18 Emmy nominations — the most of any limited series this year — including Outstanding Supporting Actor noms for Edgar Ramirez, who plays the doomed lead character, and Ricky Martin, who plays his lover. Penelope Cruz and Judith Light also were recognized in the Outstanding Supporting actress category.

Glee veteran Darren Criss was nominated in the lead actor category for playing Cunanan, and he tells ABC Radio what drew him to the part. 

“I’m in the business of…feelings, and psychology,” he explains. “So getting to get your hands on somebody who had such a massive array of emotions and, and thought processes that were so close to being the best of us, but were just ‘off’ enough to be the other side of that? That’s fascinating.”

He continues, “[Cunanan] was such a chameleonic liar that you just — we just don’t know what’s true or what’s not. So you have to…stick to the sort of emotional core of…things that happened to him, and…that happened to people around him.” 

The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards air tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Tom Arnold claims ‘Apprentice’ producer Mark Burnett “choked” him; Burnett’s wife Roma Downey says Arnold “ambushed” them

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — A bizarre confrontation reportedly unfolded last night between Apprentice creator Mark Burnett and actor Tom Arnold. The actor is hosting a new show called Hunt for the Trump Tapes, about his search for never-before-seen footage from President Trump’s time on the NBC reality show. 

At a pre-Emmys party, Arnold claims, he scuffled with the producer, who also created hits like Shark Tank and Survivor.

“Mark Burnett just went apes*** & choked me at this huge Emmy party then he ran away with his torn Pink shirt & missing gold chain,” Arnold tweeted, adding, “I’m waiting for the LAPD.”

However, Burnett’s wife, actress Roma Downey, tweeted out a picture of a bruise she reportedly suffered as a result of what she called Arnold’s “ambush.”

She posted, “Tom Arnold tried to ambush my husband Mark and me at a charity event. Is your TV show worth it. Tom please stop.”

Arnold literally called B.S. on her claims, and added, “You lie your crazy husband attacked me you psycho. I’m filing police report & suing you for defamation.”

The Hunt for the Trump tapes is scheduled to debut Tuesday on Vice, which has some witnesses wondering if the scuffle was a stunt to promote the show — especially because both stars reportedly attended the event as planned after the alleged scuffle.

Arnold also claimed, “Kevin Bacon is a reliable brawl witness.”

Burnett has maintained that no such controversial tapes of Trump exist, but claims he can’t release the unedited footage of the show for legal reasons.

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Is Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ taking a poke at Ben Affleck’s Batman?

Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) — Fans got our first look at Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker in the as yet untitled origin film on Sunday, though the name of the character’s alter ego is making headlines, too.

The movie’s co-writer and director, Todd Phillips shared a picture of Phoenix, sans makeup, on Instagram, along with the caption, “Arthur” — presumably the villain’s name before becoming Batman’s archnemesis.

Interestingly, it was famous comic book fan Kevin Smith who noticed something about this version of the Joker’s name. He posted to Twitter: “Apparently, in the forthcoming #Joker movie, the Joker’s real name is Arthur Fleck. As in A. Fleck. Now THAT’S funny.” Of course, Smith’s buddy Ben Affleck was the most recent star to don the Dark Knight’s cape and cowl, though rumor is he won’t be reprising again for another project called The Batman.

Deadline reports Robert De Niro is reportedly in talks to co-star alongside Phoenix, in Joker, which is slated for a 2019 release.

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Matthew Perry reveals he’s been in the hospital for three months following surgery

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Matthew Perry revealed this weekend that he’s been in the hospital for the past three months recovering from gastrointestinal surgery. 

In his first tweet in six months, the former Friends actor wrote, “Three months in a hospital. Check.”

A source tells People that Perry is “going home finally.”

The news comes a month after his rep released a statement explaining Perry “underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair a gastrointestinal perforation.”

“He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he [heals],” the statement read.

A gastrointestinal perforation is when someone develops a hole in their stomach, large intestine, or small intestine. It can be caused by a number of diseases or an outside wound. Recovery usually takes a few months. 

Perry has been vocal about his health issues throughout his career, including his addiction to drugs and alcohol. 

“I couldn’t stop,” Perry said in an interview with People back in 2013. “Eventually things got so bad that I couldn’t hide it, and then everybody knew.”

Perry added, “Getting sober is a really hard thing to do.”

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