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'' Video game of Thrones,' '' ' Mrs. Maisel ' triumph at Emmys


Jordan Strauss/ AP Rachel Brosnahan winner of the award for exceptional lead starlet in a funny series for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” postures in journalism room at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Released Monday, Sept. 17, 2018|10:15 p.m.

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LOS ANGELES– Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” ended up being the first streaming series to win leading Emmy funny honors and HBO’s “Video game of Thrones” recaptured the very best drama series award Monday at an event that mostly slighted its most ethnically diverse field of nominees ever.

With the exception of “Saturday Night Live,” broadcast shows were shut out of the leading awards as 21st-century platforms continued to eclipse conventional network fare like “This Is Us.”

HBO, which had ceded its top-dog status in total elections for the very first time in 17 years in July (108, to Netflix’s 112), wound up in a tie for wins with the streaming service at 23 each.

” The Magnificent Mrs. Maisel,” a freshman comedy about a dissatisfied 1950s homemaker freed by stand-up comedy, earned finest actress honors for star Rachel Brosnahan.

Her castmate Alex Borstein earned the supporting starlet trophy and the series creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino (” Gilmore Girls”), caught composing and directing awards.

Claire Foy of “The Crown” and Matthew Rhys of “The Americans” won leading drama acting Emmys, their first trophies for the roles and last chance to declare them, with Foy’s role as Queen Elizabeth II going to another actress and Rhys’ show wrapped.

The field bested by Foy consisted of last year’s winner Elisabeth Moss for “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Sandra Oh of “Killing Eve,” who would have been the very first actor of Asian descent to obtain a leading drama award.

” This wasn’t supposed to occur,” said a startled Foy. She played the young British queen who, as the series continues, will be shown advancing in years.

” Game of Thrones,” which remained in 2015’s Emmys because of scheduling, won its 3rd best drama prize regardless of competitors from protecting champ “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

” Thank you for letting us look after your individuals,” “Video game of Thrones” producer D.B. Weiss stated to George R.R. Martin, whose books and their characters sustain the drama.

In an event that started congratulating TELEVISION academy voters for the most historically diverse field of candidates yet, the early awards all went entirely to whites.

An African-American sweep of visitor series actor awards at the recent creative arts Emmys suggested big changes ahead for the awards, which only recently have actually given considerable honors to performers and creators of color.

But there was dissatisfaction for “Atlanta,” which had actually declared acting and directing trophies last year for its star and creator Donald Glover and seemed poised for more with 16 nominations.

Instead of become the very first black-led funny in 33 years to be called the best (considering that “The Cosby Show” in 1985), “Atlanta” was locked out Monday (it won 2 awards, including guest actor for Katt Williams, recently).

The showing by “Mrs. Maisel” extended the long winning streak of shows that focus on white lives, consisting of “Modern Household” and “Pals,” with ethnic minorities rarely provided screen time.

” Let’s get it trending: #EmmysSoWhite,” speaker James Corden joked at the ceremony’s midway point.

Then Regina King broke the string, with a finest starlet win in a restricted series or motion picture for “Seven Seconds,” which tracks the fallout from a white law enforcement officer’s traffic mishap involving a black teen.

” I seem like a lot of times we are so divided as a country that things are constantly black and white. I’m guilty of that a great deal of times. I believe that most likely played into my assumption the opportunities of me winning was so little,” King stated backstage.

Darren Criss, who is of Filipino descent, won the lead acting award for the miniseries “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” which won best restricted series. Black actress Thandie Newton won best supporting drama starlet for “Westworld.”

Peter Dinklage added a 3rd acting trophy to his collection for “Game of Thrones.”

Brosnahan used her acceptance speech to provide a shout-out to her comedy’s celebration of women power.

” It has to do with a woman who’s discovering her voice once again, and it’s one of the important things that’s taking place all over the country now,” she stated. She advised the audience to work out that power by ballot.

Expense Hader collected the best comedy actor award for “Barry,” a dark comedy about an employed killer who stumbles into a possible acting career.

Henry Winkler, aka “The Fonz,” won a supporting star award— his very first Emmy– for “Barry,” four years after gaining popularity for his role in “Delighted Days.”

” If you remain at the table long enough, the chips pertain to you. Tonight, I got to clear the table,” an ebullient Winkler stated, with an equally thrilled auditorium audience rising to provide him a standing ovation. To his grown children, he said: “You can go to sleep now, daddy won!”

The biggest award won by a broadcast network was “Saturday Night Live” for finest range sketch series.

The Emmys had a real-life significant moment when winning director Glenn Weiss, noting his mother had passed away two weeks ago, proposed to his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen.

” You question why I do not wish to call you my girlfriend? It’s due to the fact that I want to call you my better half,” Weiss stated. She stated yes, he put his mom’s ring on her finger and the crowd whooped and cheered.

John Oliver, in picking up the prize for best range talk show award for “Recently Tonight,” thanked Weiss’ girlfriend for giving the right answer or, he joked, the whole event could have gone south.

The Emmys kicked off with a song, “We Solved It,” a self-mocking celebration to the variety of candidates sung by stars including Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson. The tune consisted of a reference of Oh’s possible victory: “There were none, now there’s one, so we’re done,” the comics sang.

Oh played along from her seat: “Thank you, however it’s an honor simply to be Asian,” stated the Korean-Canadian starlet.

” Saturday Night Live” developer Lorne Michaels, producing his second Emmy telecast in Thirty Years, was tasked with turning viewership around after the 2017 show’s audience of 11.4 million directly prevented the embarrassment of setting a brand-new low.

The ceremony plainly bore his stamp, with Michael Che and Colin Jost as hosts and familiar “SNL” deals with, including Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin, as speakers and candidates. The long-running NBC sketch show, currently the leading Emmy winner ever with 71, won again for best variety sketch series.

The pressure was on Michaels because NBC and other broadcasters are progressively reliant on awards and other live occasions to draw audiences sidetracked by online alternatives.

The networks, which air the Emmy telecast on a turning basis, are so eager for the advertisement dollars it produces and its advertising value for fall reveals that they sustain online competitors sharing– and controling– the stage.

'' Game of Thrones,' '' ' Roseanne ' among Emmy nomination hopefuls


HBO via AP This image shows a scene from “Video game of Thrones.” The show holds the series record for most awards in a year, a lots, which it embeded in 2015 and matched the list below year, and with an overall of 38 Emmys stands as the most-honored program ever.

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LOS ANGELES– Smash hit films typically are snubbed by the Oscars, leaving fans whining. Television’s top prize takes a various technique.

When the 70th Emmy Awards nominees are revealed at 11:25 a.m. EDT Thursday morning, popular series consisting of HBO’s “Video game of Thrones,” NBC’s “This Is Us” and CBS’ “Mom” are most likely to obtain their share of acknowledgment.

The dream saga based upon George R.R. Martin’s books is a two-time best drama series winner, back in the running for honors for its next-to-last season after a production delay kept it out of the 2017 competition.

” Video game of Thrones” holds the series record for a lot of awards in a year, a lots, which it set in 2015 and matched the list below year, and with a total of 38 Emmys stands as the most-honored drama ever.

Its most significant foe is “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the dystopian drama that last year recorded the top series prize and acting awards for Elisabeth Moss, Ann Dowd and Alexis Bledel amongst its eight wins.

Other most likely contenders consist of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and “The Crown” and, just maybe, BBC America’s breakout “Killing Eve,” with Sandra Oh as a spy hunting a female assassin.

Amongst comedies, a break in competitors for HBO’s “Veep” is a break for competitors long sidelined as the program gathered 3 finest funny awards (and six finest starlet trophies for Julia Louis-Dreyfus).

FX’s “Atlanta,” which last year made directing and acting trophies for creator-star Donald Glover, could be this year’s titan. However there’s a possibility that Amazon newbie “The Wonderful Mrs. Maisel,” about a housewife turned brassy comic, might come on strong.

There are two blasts from the past too to think about: The revivals of NBC’s “Will & & Grace” and ABC’s “Roseanne.” With “Mama” and ABC’s “Modern Household,” they’re relaying’s greatest bets to eliminate the growing supremacy of streaming and cable television.

” This Is United States” is likely to be the only network using to break the best drama series classification.

” Roseanne,” canceled after one resurgence season since of star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet, may have excessive luggage to make a best series nod, specifically because such acknowledgment avoided it throughout its original 1988-97 run.

But its cast members might have much better luck, especially Laurie Metcalf, a three-time Emmy winner for her role as Jackie in the program’s first go-around. She also has actually the newly minted glow of a Tony Award winner for her efficiency in “3 Tall Women” and an Oscar nominee for “Woman Bird.”

Allison Janney of “Mother,” who has actually won two supporting actress trophies for the show and in 2015 attempted competing in the lead actress classification, can declare her own big-screen awards aura: She got an Oscar for “I, Tonya” earlier this year.

The Emmys event airs Sept. 17 on NBC with Colin Jost and Michael Che of “Saturday Night Live” as hosts.

Hacker posts '' Game of Thrones ' files, other stolen HBO docs


Helen Sloan/ HBO via AP Package Harington appears in a scene from “Video game of Thrones.” “Video game of Thrones” and “Veep” are among the leading contenders for the 68th prime-time Emmy Award nominations.

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017|4:15 p.m.

NEW YORK– A specific utilizing the name “Mr. Smith” posted a fresh cache of taken HBO files, consisting of some apparently associated to the program “Video game of Thrones,” online Monday, part of exactly what the supposed hacker has actually claimed is a much bigger trove of stolen HBO product.

The dump includes scripts from five “Game of Thrones” episodes, including one upcoming episode, and a month’s worth of e-mail from the account of an HBO programs executive.

HBO, which previously acknowledged the theft of “proprietary info,” states it’s continuing to examine and is dealing with cops and cybersecurity experts.

This is the second information dispose from the supposed hacker. Up until now the HBO leakages have actually been limited, falling well except the mayhem caused on Sony in 2014, when hackers discovered reams of humiliating e-mails.

'' Game of Thrones ' debut draws record 10.1 million viewers

Tuesday, July 18, 2017|9:51 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– Women dominate Westeros as never ever in the past, and it’s the same with the “Game of Thrones” ratings.

The HBO drama’s seventh-season premiere last weekend drew a record-setting 10.1 million audiences, inning accordance with Nielsen business figures launched Tuesday.

That eclipsed previous premier “Game of Thrones” episodes, consisting of the 8.11 million who watched the season 5 finale in 2015 and the 8 million who tuned in to that year’s opener.

The numbers represent audiences who viewed the episodes as they initially aired. Many more join the celebration through streaming and DVR viewings.

As the new season opened, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) is atop the Iron Throne as queen of Westeros; Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) commands an extensive army, and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) is exacting vengeance for Red Wedding event household deaths.

There was one attractive new male: Pop star Ed Sheeran had a cameo in the best.

The glittering ratings will need to make up for a lack of 2017 Emmy gold. The series returned outside the awards’ eligibility window, so “Game of Thrones” was missing out on from the field of nominees revealed recently after it dominated in 2015’s Emmys.

Viewer fascination clearly is developing as the fantasy saga based upon George R.R. Martin’s books draws toward its end. After this penultimate season of seven episodes, fewer than the normal 10, HBO has actually said there will be another with an anticipated eight episodes.

That doesn’t suggest Martin’s imagination will be absent from HBO. The channel formerly revealed that four scripts are in development for possible series, and Martin disclosed in May that a 5th job is in the mix– but just how much of a “Game of Thrones” pedigree they’ll have is uncertain.

On his site, Martin stated that each of the principles under advancement is a prequel instead of a follow up, and may not even be set on the legendary continent of Westeros. Instead of the terms “spinoff” or “prequel,” Martin said he prefers “follower program.”

‘Video game of Thrones,’ Jon Hamm, ‘Veep,’ ‘Olive Kitteridge’ win big at Emmys


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Jon Hamm crawls onstage to accept the award from Tina Fey for impressive lead star in a drama series for “Mad Men” at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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D.B. Weiss and David Benioff accept the award for outstanding drama series for “Game of Thrones” at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Viola Davis accepts the award for exceptional lead starlet in a drama series for “Ways to Get Away With Murder” at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at Microsoft Theater in L.a.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus stand with her award for impressive lead starlet in a funny series for “Veep” at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Mark Burnett and Carson Daly backstage with the award for outstanding reality-TV competition program for “The Voice” at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES– Enduring barriers fell at Sunday’s Emmy Awards as Viola Davis became the very first nonwhite actress to assert top drama series acting honors, Jon Hamm lastly won for “Mad Men,” and “Game of Thrones” overcame voters’ anti-fantasy resistance to claim the most prizes ever in a period.

An emotional Davis, who won for her representation of a callous lawyer in “The best ways to Get Away With Murder,” conjured up the words and spirit of 19th century black abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

“I can’t appear to get over that line,” she priced quote Tubman as saying.

“The only thing that separates females of color from anyone else is opportunity,” Davis included. “You can not win Emmys with roles that are just not there.”

“Empire” star Tariji P. Henson, another black nominee in the category, stood and praised Davis’ win. Other black actresses who prevailed Sunday were Uzo Aduba and Regina King, who won for supporting efficiencies.

“Mad Men” star Hamm asserted the best drama star Emmy that eluded him seven times previously. He bypassed the steps to the Emmy phase, clambering onto it on his stomach.

“There has been an awful error, clearly,” said Hamm, who played distressed ad man Don Draper in the series that ended its run without including another best-drama trophy to its haul of four previous wins.

It lost to “Video game of Thrones,” which became just the second so-called category series, after sci-fi drama “Lost,” to win. The blood-soaked fantasy legend won a combined 12 Emmys on Sunday and at the previous creative arts awards, eclipsing the 9 awards record set by “The West Wing” in 2000.

With an overall of 26 Emmys because it ended up being qualified to contend in 2011, “Game of Thrones” is tied with “Hillside Street Blues” and “The West Wing” as the most-honored drama series ever.

Peter Dinklage caught the best supporting drama star award for “Video game of Thrones,” which also won writing and directing prizes. Tracy Morgan, the actor-comedian seriously hurt in 2014 in an automobile accident, made a victorious go back to reveal “Video game of Thrones” as the best drama series.

Host Andy Samberg kept in mind that the 67th Emmys accompanied the 67th birthday for George R.R. Martin, whose books are the basis for “Video game of Thrones.” A grinning Martin was in the theater audience to accept the congratulations and onstage for the big win.

On the funny side, political satire “Veep” asserted the leading series award that had gone to “Modern Family” for 5 successive years.

Jon Stewart is gone from “The Daily Program” however not forgotten by Emmy voters, who offered the late-night program the best range talk series award Sunday over two hosts who likewise have proceeded, Stephen Colbert and David Letterman.

Stewart, who left “The Daily Show” this year, warned the theater audience that the perils of leaving TELEVISION consist of no applause or totally free food.

“To everyone on tv, I just want to inform you, hold on to it as long as you can,” joked Stewart, who’s turning over “The Daily Show” to Trevor Noah.

Besides Colbert, who left his Funny Central reveal to end up being host of CBS’ late-night program, the tough competition included another channel alum, John Oliver.

“Transparent” became an early winner, recording a best funny actor trophy for Jeffrey Tambor and a directing award for its creator, and providing both winners an opportunity to pay tribute to the show’s transgender themes.

“I wish to devote my efficiency and this award to the transgender community. … Thanks for letting us belong to the change,” said Tambor, who plays a man travelling towards womanhood.

Jill Soloway, who based the series on the life of her own “moppa,” as she calls her parent, utilized her directing prize approval speech to request for equivalent rights for transgender people.

“It is legal in the majority of U.S. states to refuse to lease to trans individuals,” she said, saying the country has a civil rights problem that have to be dealt with.

Aduba won the supporting starlet in a drama trophy for “Orange Is the New Black,” which was switched under academy rules this year from funny competition. Aduba won a visitor actress award in 2014 for her representation of the character referred to as “Crazy Eyes” in the series.

Emmys voters didn’t give up their fondness for picking the familiar over groundbreaking in other categories, as well.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus was honored as finest lead comedy actress for “Veep” for the fourth time. Allison Janney of “Mom” and Tony Hale of “Veep” were repeat winners for supporting comedy acting honors.

Janney, who plays a dysfunctional moms and dad, thanked series producer Chuck Lorre for producing a deeply flawed character and “thinking about me to play her.”

“This is nuts,” stated Hale, thanking his program’s authors and lauding his fellow nominees: “You make me laugh hard.”

“Olive Kitteridge,” based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Elizabeth Strout, nearly swept the limited series classifications, with 6 prizes including the leading award and lead acting honors for Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins and a supporting award for Bill Murray.

“King of “American Criminal activity” won supporting starlet honors for a restricted series. “Inside Amy Schumer” won for best variety sketch series.

“The Voice” won a finest reality-TV series trophy, breaking the hold that “The Incredible Race” long had on the classification and snaring an award that has actually always eluded “American Idol.”

Samberg kicked off the ceremony with a video where he made sophisticated enjoyable of the overload of TV programs available.

“So many shows, so little bit,” he sang prior to getting in a “TELEVISION watching bunker” to binge view on all the chosen shows. A bearded, shaggy-haired Samberg emerged to boast to contenders Hamm and Kerry Washington that he had them and everybody else covered.

Appearing onstage, groomed, Samberg touched briefly on the political scene.

“Sure, Donald Trump appears racist,” he stated. “What else?”

HBO dominated the Emmys with 43 awards, followed by NBC with 12, Comedy Central and FX Networks with eight awards each, ABC with six and Amazon with 5.

For a complete list of this year’s winners, go to Emmys.com.

Football is coming: ‘Video game of Thrones’ developer at Jets camp


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New york city Jets deal with D’Brickashaw Ferguson (60) stretches with colleagues during practice at NFL training school Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Florham Park, N.J.

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J.– George R.R. Martin took his rightful place at New york city Jets training camp and– spoiler alert!– everyone survived.

The “Game of Thrones” developer, a big Jets and Giants fan, watched the two-hour-plus practice Wednesday at the Jets’ center with general manager Mike Maccagnan– playing the role of the kingsguard, obviously– at his side.

Dressed up in a black Jets hat, black pants, T-shirt and suspenders decorated with skulls and crossbones, Martin talked with gamers, fans and Jets officials who definitely would like to know the fates of characters Jon Snow, Arya Stark, Sansa Stark and Daenerys Targaryen, among others. He also took a seat for a video interview with Jets left tackle, and “Game of Thrones” fan, D’Brickashaw Ferguson.

Martin is the author of the “A Tune of Ice and Fire” epic dream novels that were adjusted by HBO for its Emmy-winning dramatic series “Video game of Thrones.” The books and series are known for significant characters and fan favorites fulfilling their unfortunate, and frequently gruesome, demise.

It will not be the only regional stop for Martin, who is planning to be at the Staten Island Yankees video game Saturday night. The game will certainly take on a “Video game of Thrones” style, with the house Yankees playing as the Staten Island Direwolves and the checking out Hudson Valley Renegades dressing in the gold and red colors of your home of Lannister.

Martin is presently in the procedure of writing the sixth book in the series, “The Winds of Winter,” which will certainly be followed by “A Dream of Spring.” In his leisure time, Martin also keeps an online journal in which he blogs about whatever’s on his mind, consisting of the state of the Jets and Giants.

Both the program and books are popular topics of discussion in workplaces around the globe, consisting of in NFL locker spaces. The Wall Street Journal composed in a story released Wednesday that numerous players around football camps are discussing about spoilers for the “Video game of Thrones” series, which finished its fifth season in June.

Martin had an easy option on how to settle it all– and, no, not trial by battle.

“I think all the gamers,” Martin said, “ought to read the books.”

‘Mountain’ of ‘Game of Thrones’ takes batting practice in Philly


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Star Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, left, who plays Gregor Clegane also referred to as “The Mountain” on “Video game of Thrones, clowns around with the Philadelphia Phillies Phanatic before a baseball video game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, May 15, 2015, in Philadelphia.

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PHILADELPHIA– The Mountain had a much easier time raising the Phillie Phanatic in the air than he did swinging a bat for the first time in his life.

“Video game of Thrones” actor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson took batting practice prior to the Philadelphia Phillies played Arizona on Friday night. He hardly made contact on a few pitches and after that took some soft tosses.

Using a No. 13 Phillies jersey with “Thor” composed throughout the back, Bjornsson heated up with the team after taking his left-handed hacks. He postured for photos, signed autographs then the Icelandic strongman playfully raised the group’s furry, green mascot a few feet off the ground.

“When you don’t hit the ball, you cannot get disappointed. You need to keep attempting,” Bjornsson stated.

Known for playing the character Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on HBO’s hit show, Bjornsson had a day of firsts. He was in Philadelphia for the very first time, went to his first baseball video game and ate his first cheesesteak.

“I enjoy to attempt brand-new things. It’s a lot of fun,” he said.

Bjornsson wouldn’t disclose whether he’s returning for the fifth period, which is presently airing.

“Individuals have to wait and see,” he said.