Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations; Netflix Orders Sketch Comedy Series

The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations were announced. Here are the nominees for the main categories:

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Barry (HBO)
Fleabag (Amazon)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Schitt's Creek (Pop TV)
The Good Place (NBC)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTOR
Bill Hader, Barry (HBO)
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
Ted Danson, The Good Place (NBC)
Don Cheadle, Black Monday (Showtime)
Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek (Pop TV)
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTRESS
Christine Applegate, Dead to Me (Netflix)
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll (Netflix)
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon)
Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek (Pop TV)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Anthony Carrigan, Barry (HBO)
Henry Winkler, Barry (HBO)
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Stephen Root, Barry (HBO)
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Sarah Goldberg, Barry (HBO)
Sian Clifford, Fleabag (Amazon)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Betty Gilpin, GLOW (Netflix)
Olivia Colman, Fleabag (Amazon)
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Bodyguard (Netflix)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Killing Eve (BBC America)
Ozark (Netflix)
Pose (FX)
Succession (HBO)
This Is Us (NBC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTOR
Jason Bateman, Ozark (Netflix)
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)
Kit Harrington, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Billy Porter, Pose (FX)
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us (NBC)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTRESS
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve (BBC America)
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Viola Davis, How To Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve (BBC America)
Laura Linney, Ozark (Netflix)
Mandy Moore, This Is Us (NBC)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Michael Kelly, House of Cards (Netflix)
Chris Sullivan, This Is Us (NBC)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve (BBC America)
Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Julia Garner, Ozark (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
Chernobyl (HBO)
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Sharp Objects (HBO)
When They See Us (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LEAD LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTOR
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
Benicio del Toro, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Mahershala Ali, True Detective (HBO)
Jared Harris, Chernobyl (HBO)
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LEAD LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects (HBO)
Aunjanue Ellis, When They See Us (Netflix)
Joey King, The Act (Hulu)
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Niecy Nash, When They See Us (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTOR
Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
Asante Blackk, When They See Us (Netflix)
Paul Dano, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl (HBO)
John Leguizamo, When They See Us (Netflix)
Michael Kenneth Williams, When They See Us (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, The Act (Hulu)
Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects (HBO)
Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us (Netflix)
Vera Farmiga, When They See Us (Netflix)
Emily Watson, Chernobyl (HB)

The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs LIVE Sunday, September 22 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Fox.


Astronomy Club - Photo Credit: Anni Weisband

Netflix has ordered the variety sketch series Astronomy Club from Khalabo Ink Society and Irony Point. The six episode half-hour series will star the New York-based improv and sketch comedy group, Astronomy Club. As the group has done successfully with its improv and sketch performances, the series will use comedy to discuss complex and nuanced real-world topics. Combining honesty with levity, sketches will explore an array of topics ranging from pop culture and social issues to the Black experience. Astronomy Club was formed in 2013, performing in venues all over New York City. The team soon became the first all-black house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Astronomy Club members are: Shawtane Bowen, Jonathan Braylock, Ray Cordova, James III, Caroline Martin, Jerah Milligan, Monique Moses and Keisha Zollar.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, May 17

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Surprise" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Calvin receives an unconventional birthday gift involving his father, Dave suggests they spend the day celebrating in a way that honors the late Butler patriarch. Also, an unexpected development changes the Johnsons’ lives forever.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "God Accepts Venmo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
While comparing their busy schedules, Bob and Abishola realize the perfect date for their wedding is in just three weeks and enlist their family and friends to help plan their big day.

Breeders - "No Power Part II" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
On the day of Leah and Alex's wedding, Paul and Ally find they have only a few hours to deal with a family crisis, leading Paul to make the hardest decision of his life.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 17)

Monday, May 17

  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Watch Patton on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew guest hosts the 8am hour of CBS This Morning.
  • Rob Corddry (The Unicorn/Ballers/The Winner) - Rob talks about Top Gear America on Reality Check at 4:30pm.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) and Dylan McDermott (No Activity/L.A. to Vegas) - Christopher and Dylan talk about Law & Order: Organized Crime on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina talks about season three of Black Monday on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January-May)

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two

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