Among the Peacock’s prizes were awards for top live sports special (Super Bowl XLVI), live sports series (“Sunday Night Football”) and live event turnaround (the 2012 Olympic Games). Sam Flood and Mark Lazarus exec produced the football efforts, while Jim Bell shepherded the Olympics coverage. The Summer Olympics generated five Emmys overall.
HBO earned honors for such projects as top sports documentary (“Namath”) and edited anthology sports series (“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel”).
ESPN won the outstanding sports journalism Emmy for its “E:60” report entitled “Beitar Jerusalem,” reported by Jeremy Schaap.
Amazon’s “Transparent” will have a chapter, or a section of one, in some to-be-written history of television, in part thanks to how brazen and how daring its ideas were for its moment. Some of those were ideas that came to seem simply logical in retrospect: The show was a pathbreaker for trans representation onscreen, casting [...]
Jane Lynch has been crowned the winner of the 2019 guest comedy actress Emmy for her role of comic Sophie Lennon on Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” This was Lynch’s second consecutive nomination for the role but first win. However, it is her fifth Emmy overall, after winning a short form statue in [...]
“State of the Union” was initially snubbed for an Emmy nomination as outstanding short-form comedy or drama series — but it wound up winning the award itself on Sunday night. The SundanceTV short, which starred Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd as a couple meeting in a pub before couples counseling — and discussing their troubled [...]
The second half of the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards are being presented this evening at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Variety will update the winners list live as the trophies are handed out. Guest actor in a drama series The Handmaid’s Tale • Postpartum • Hulu • MGM, Daniel Wilson Productions, The Littlefield [...]
Fresh off testifying at the first-ever US House Committee on Financial Services hearing on the student loan crisis, Hasan Minhaj used his platform at the Tribeca TV Festival on Sunday to continue the discussion around the issue that he says affects 44 million people in America. “This is a huge problem,” the comedian and host [...]
ABC has announced a new behind-the-scenes look into the making of Beyoncé’s “The Lion King: The Gift” LP, which is set to air September 16 on ABC at 10 p.m. EST. Titled “Beyoncé Presents: Making the Gift,” the new hour-long special will allow viewers to “experience the process” behind the “Lion King” companion album, according [...]
The phrase “the Ken Burns effect” is specifically the name of a function on Apple computers that makes all your static old family photos move around on screen like something out of “The Civil War.” But there’s another Ken Burns effect worth talking about as his “Country Music” comes to TV screens: the impact one [...]