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74th EMMY® AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Television Academy tonight celebrated the 74th Emmy® Awards, recognizing excellence in television programming and individual achievement for the 2021-2022 television season.

The 74th Emmy Awards was broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on the NBC Television Network, hosted by Kenan Thompson and produced by Done+Dusted and Hudlin Entertainment. The telecast featured awards in 25 Emmy categories, plus the Governors Award, presented by top talent from some of television’s most acclaimed programs. Presenters and surprise guests included Amy Poehler, Angela Bassett, Anthony Anderson, Ariana DeBose, Ayo Edebiri, B.J. Novak, Bowen Yang, Chandra Wilson, Chris O’Donnell, Christopher Meloni, Diego Luna, Freddie Highmore, Gael García Bernal, Hannah Einbinder, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Jake Lacy, Jean Smart, Jeremy Allen White, Jimmy Kimmel, Juliette Lewis, Jung Ho-yeon, Kelly Clarkson, Kerry Washington, Kumail Nanjiani, Lee Jung-jae, Lizzo, Mariska Hargitay, Markella Kavenagh, Martin Short, Mindy Kaling, Molly Shannon, Natalie Zea, Paul Walter Hauser, Pete Davidson, Regina Hall, Rosario Dawson, RuPaul Charles, Sarah Paulson, Selena Gomez, Selma Blair, Seth Meyers, Shemar Moore, Shonda Rhimes, Sofía Vergara, Steve Martin, Taron Egerton, Vanessa Bayer and Will Arnett.

EGOT winner John Legend performed “Pieces” off his new album LEGEND for the “in memoriam” segment of the show. Also, GRAMMY Award-winning artist Zedd DJ’d for the evening; and comedian Sam Jay acted as the announcer.

Additionally, Emmys were awarded in 93 other categories at the Creative Arts

Emmy Awards during two ceremonies on the weekend of Saturday, Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4. An edited presentation of the Creative Arts ceremonies can be seen streaming on Hulu Sept. 11-27.

For more information, please visit emmys.com.

This year’s Emmy winners.

Best Comedy

Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)

Best Drama

Succession” (HBO)

Best Limited Series

The White Lotus” (HBO)

Best Actress, Comedy

Jean Smart, “Hacks”

Best Actor, Comedy

Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”

Best Actress, Drama

Zendaya, “Euphoria”

Best Actor, Drama

Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game”

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie

Amanda Seyfried, “The Dropout”

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie

Michael Keaton, “Dopesick”

Supporting Actress, Comedy

Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Abbott Elementary”

Supporting Actor, Comedy

Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”

Supporting Actress, Drama

Julia Garner, “Ozark”

Supporting Actor, Drama

Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie

Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie

Murray Bartlett, “The White Lotus”

Variety Talk Series

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Variety Sketch Series

“Saturday Night Live”

Reality Competition Program

Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls

Writing for a Comedy Series

Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary” (“Pilot”)

Writing for a Drama Series

Jesse Armstrong, “Succession” (“All the Bells Say”)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special

Mike White, “The White Lotus”

Directing for a Comedy Series

MJ Delaney, “Ted Lasso” (“No Weddings and a Funeral”)

Directing for a Drama Series

Hwang Dong-hyuk, “Squid Game” (“Red Light, Green Light”)

Directing for a Limited Series or Movie

Mike White, “The White Lotus”

Documentary Or Nonfiction Series

“The Beatles: Get Back” (Disney+)

Documentary Or Nonfiction Special

“George Carlin’s American Dream” (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel

Outstanding Variety Special, Pre-Recorded

“Adele One Night Only” (CBS)

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

“The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show” (NBC)

Dolly Parton Starts My People Fund for Victims of Tennessee Fires!

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Dolly Parton has announced the creation of the My People fund – a fund to assist those who have lost their homes in the fires that have ravaged the Great Smoky Mountain /Sevier County region of Tennessee. Each family who lost their homes will receive $1,000 each month.

The fund is the result of a partnership between The Dollywood Company and The Dollywood Foundation.

Details follow the jump.

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Lily Tomlin To Receive 2016 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award!

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The inimitable Lily Tomlin will be honored with the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®. The SAG Awards will air live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29th, 2017.

For a recap of Tomlin’s career achievements, follow the jump.

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Celebrities Support Safe Kids Day!

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Safe Kids Worldwide works to help prevent childhood injuries – the number one cause of child deaths in America. Throughout April, there will be Safe Kids events – sponsored by Nationwide and bringing together families, celebrities and donors – to raise awareness and funds to help prevent those injuries.

Sharon Stone and Drew Barrymore are the celebrity co-chairs of Safe Kids Worldwide and they will be joined by such names as Mark Wahlberg, Tyler Perry, James Caan, Scott Caan, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, as Safe Kids Celebrity Heroes, in their efforts.

The Safe Kids Day fundraising event will be held on Sunday, April 26th at The Lot in Los Angeles.

For more, follow the jump.

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National Association of Broadcasters Honors Jerry Lewis!

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The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) have announced that Jerry Lewis will be given the NAB Distinguished Service Award during this year’s NAB Show.

The multi-hyphenate (actor, singer, comedian, inventor, philanthropist, writer) will receive the award at the opening keynote session on April 13th. For further details, follow the jump.

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Group 1200 Media Opens Theatrica Division!

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Group 1200 Media – owners of FUNimation Entertainment, Giant Ape Media and Group 1200 Consumer Products – has opened a theatrical division to be based in New York City.

Spurred by the success of the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods theatrical event, the company is actively looking at more of such opportunities. Spearheading the new division is David Wengrod, Vice President of Theatrical Events and Distribution – formerly Vice President of Alternative Entertainment Programming at Screenvision (with whom Group 1200 partnered on the Dragon Ball Z event.

For more, follow the jump.

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Syfy Orders Two-Hour Time Travel Pilot, Rewind!

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Syfy has greenlighted the two-hour pilot, Rewind – a thriller revolving around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in order to change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack.

Sounds a bit like 7 Days, to me – but it’s from BermanBraun, the guys who gave us the much better than expected Alphas, so I’m curious to see what they do with the idea. Since it’s a two-hour pilot, even if it doesn’t go to series, there’s a very real chance Syfy will air it anyway – like they did with the fun superhero riff, Three Inches, a few weeks back.

Check out the full press release following the jump.

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Battle Royale: The Complete Collection – Both Brutally Poetic Japanese Films Come To DVD And Blu-ray In March!

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Battle Royale and Battle Royale II are among the most brutally poetic films ever made. Often copied [you can see Battle Royale echoed in the story of The Hunger Games, for example], but never equaled, the films have been banned in many markets, but fans keep finding ways to get them. On March 20, 2012, Anchor Bay Entertainment will release both films – along with a hoard of bonus features – on DVD and Blu-ray, across North America.

Follow the jump for details.

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