Veteran news and talk show host, and founder of The Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson will join the Fox News Channel daily line up. He has been the weekend host of Fox and Friends. His friends cheered his return to the week day, but he will step away from his news duties at The Daily Caller. Carlson hosted a show at MSNBC and CNN and is credited with discovering liberal firebrand, Rachel Maddow.
It was another golden night at the 68th annual Emmy Awards for HBO’s VEEP.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus a.k.a. President Selina Meyer, kicked off the gala with one of the evening’s biggest laughs with her cameo in the opening vignette: Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel discovers she’s riding in the back of a limousine driven by former Republican presidential candidate, Governor Jeb Bush.
This year, the beloved actress took home her fifth consecutive win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. During her acceptance speech, she charmed the crowd by apologizing for her show’s unintended influence on the current political climate.
Her win was a poignant won, when Louis-Dreyfus revealed her father William Louis-Dreyfus passed away on Friday at the age of 84.
VEEP won the top prize from the Television Academy for Outstanding Comedy Series for the second year in a row. Afterwards, VEEP Emmy winners Dave Mandel, Lew Morton and Peter Huyck were seen entering Jimmy Kimmel’s after party which included every major comedy player from James Corden and Jimmy Fallon to Chris Rock and Amy Schumer. Tom Arnold to Jeff Ross, Matt Damon to Kit Harrington and Sophie Tucker. John Mayer dancing to a rockin band, while guests dined out on gourmet liquor, BBQ, and Pizza. The no photos rule gave the 300 or so guests an intimate vibe, but the crowd cheered for Veeples Tony Hale, David Mandel, Lew Morton and Peter Huyck.
The HBO Films presentation of “All the Way” has earned eight Emmy nominations for the 68th Annual Primetime Awards, including Outstanding Television movie.
Bryan Cranston, reprising his Tony Award-winning role as President Lyndon B. Johnson, is up for Lead Actor in a Limited Series. “All the Way” follows President Johnson’s first year in office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
The film, directed by Jay Roach, also stars Anthony Mackie (Martin Luther King, Jr.), Melissa Leo (Lady Bird Johnson), Bradley Whitford (Hubert Humphrey) and Frank Langella (Sen. Richard Russell).
Roach is nominated once again for Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special. He previously won Emmys in the same category for the HBO films “Recount” and “Game Change.”
The eight nominations:
Outstanding Television Movie:
“All the Way”
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie:
Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Melissa Leo, “All The Way”
Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
Jay Roach, “All The Way”
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Limited Series Or Movie
“All The Way”
Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
”All The Way”
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special
”All The Way”
Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
“All The Way”
HBO Home Entertainment recently released “All the Way” on Digital HD and will release the film on DVD with Digital HD and Blu-ray with Digital HD on September 6th.
The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on ABC 7e|4p on September 18 with host Jimmy Kimmel.
Time to start making more room on the shelf!
HBO’s Veep, just off its 5th season, leads in comedy Emmy nominations for the 68th Primetime awards.
With a total of 17 Emmy nominations, including a 5th consecutive nod for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The political satire focuses on the trials and tribulations of her character, Selina Meyer.
- Outstanding Comedy Series
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus)
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Hale, Matt Walsh)
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Anna Chlumsky),
- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Martin Mull, Peter MacNichol)
- Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
(Chris Addison, Dave Mandel, Dale Stern)
- Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
(David Mandel; Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck).
Once again, HBO led the Emmy nominations with a total of 94, including “Becoming Mike Nichols,” “Game of Thrones Main Title 360 Experience,” “Jim: The James Foley Story,” “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted” and “True Detective.”
Tammy Haddad, Co-Founder of WHCInsider, is a consultant to Veep.
Jimmy Kimmel will host the televised awards live on ABC on September 18 at 7e|4p.
The morning following the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, CNN’s Reliable Sources featured Betsy Fischer-Martin, Ron Fournier and Tammy Haddad in a roundtable discussion with host Brian Stelter to talk about the relevance of the annual event. The conversation also included an analysis of this year’s presidential campaign coverage.
Fischer-Martin commented on how the tone of the dinner has evolved over the past 15-20 years, stating that media used to “invite our own sources” and “had one-on-one access,” which has changed as the Hollywood presence has increased over the years.
Defending the dinner, Haddad stated, “how bad can it be bringing all these people together? It’s getting more people involved in the process.”
Discussing how presidential campaign coverage has also changed over the years, Haddad said, “what we should also talk about is how reporters covering the Trump campaign have no access. The other thing about Trump is that he calls into shows…he’s so smart because he has figured it out, he can control the show. You have to listen to him until he finishes.”
Fournier commented that reporters need to “stop writing about what he says and how it affects poll numbers, and dig into what he’s really saying,” further suggesting that the media, “needs to hold him (Trump) accountable.”
“Scrutiny is what’s lacking. Candidates no longer do hour long interviews,” explained Fischer-Martin. “Investigative journalism costs money, it’s expensive to produce. A lot of news organizations don’t have those resources anymore.”
Responding to a question about the level of coverage the Trump campaign receives, Haddad said, “this man is running for president. Millions of people are following him. We’re not supposed to carry coverage? Isn’t that our responsibility?”
HBO’s hit political comedy, VEEP, returns for a fifth season with President Selina Meyer “in the midst of a virtually unprecedented Electoral College tie, with her future as commander in chief coming down to just a few hundred votes.”
The 10 episode season kicks off Sunday, April 24, exclusively on HBO. The cast includes Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Emmy winner Tony Hale, Emmy nominee Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Emmy nominee Gary Cole, and Sam Richardson.
The upcoming season’s guest stars will include John Slattery as a billionaire banker, Sarah Sutherland as President Meyer’s daughter, and Hugh Laurie as the vice presidential candidate.
In September 2015, VEEP won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. VEEP was created by Armando Iannucci; executive produced by David Mandel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Frank Rich, Chris Godsick, Lew Morton.
Season Five of VEEP premieres on April 24th at 10:30 pm ET/PT on HBO.
Read more via TV Series Finale: Veep: HBO Teases Upcoming Fifth Season
On April 30th Larry Wilmore will host the 101st White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The White House Correspondents’ Association has selected Comedy Central’s “Nightly Show” host to headline the star-studded event featuring President Obama.
WHCA President, Carol Lee, said of Wednesday’s announcement, “Larry’s edgy, even provocative, brand of humor means he’s certainly up to the task of skewering politicians of all ideological stripes, and we don’t expect the nation’s news media to escape unscathed, either.”
Bloomberg’s flagship politics show will find a second home on MSNBC. The channel will re-air “With All Due Respect”, featuring Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, will continue to air on Bloomberg weeknights at 5pm. Starting in January MSNBC will fill up the 6pm vacancy left by Al Sharpton’s “Politics Nation” with a re-airing of Halperin and Heilemann’s show, which has been expanded from its original 30 minutes to a full hour.
Andrew Lack, of NBC News and MSNBC, released a statement saying, “I’ve known and respected Mark and John’s work for many years. Collaborating with them on our air will strengthen our already deep and experienced political lineup as MSNBC heads into a pivotal election year.”
Justin B. Smith, Bloomberg Media CEO, said of the announcement, “This is a natural extension of the Bloomberg Politics brand for us. ‘With All Due Respect’ has been a strong multi-platform success story, and we welcome this opportunity to expand its reach to new audiences through this partnership with MSNBC.”
Watch Mary Lane Haskell’s interview regarding her role as Miss Tallulah Moody – Dolly Parton’s childhood teacher – in the movie, Coat Of Many Colors, airing on NBC on December 10.
The clear winner of the 2015 Emmy Awards was HBO with its shows winning more awards than any other network by a wide margin.
Hosted by Andy Samberg, other highlights from the evening included Viola Davis making history as the first African American woman to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Annalise Keating on ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder”; Jon Hamm’s first win after eight tries for his role as Don Draper on “Mad Men”; Jeffrey Tambor’s award for best actor and Jill Soloway’s award for writing and directing on the Amazon series “Transparent” which brought awareness about the transgender community to the Emmy stage; Amy Schumer’s win for best variety sketch series for Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer”; and Jon Stewart’s farewell Emmy win for the “Daily Show.”
Highlights from HBO’s wins in top categories include:
Outstanding Limited Series
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie – Richard Jenkins
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie – Frances McDormand
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – Bill Murray
Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Game of Thrones
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Peter Dinklage
Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series – Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Tony Hale
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Outstanding Television Movie