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The Best Comedy Actor Emmy category adores repeat winners, which is great news for Bill Hader

The Best Comedy Actor Emmy category adores repeat winners, which is great news for Bill Hader
Bill Hader pulled off a surprise Emmy win last year, beating favorite and defending champ Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) for Best Comedy Actor for “Barry.” But don’t be surprised in the least if he defends his title this year — not just because of his stellar performance or because he’s now the odds-on favorite — but because this category loves repeat champs.

Of the 15 men who’ve won more than one Best Comedy Actor Emmy, only five of them did so without at least one string of back-to-back wins — all of whom are two-time champs. Jack Klugman (“The Odd Couple”) won his two years apart in 1971 and ’73; Alan Alda (“M*A*S*H”) had an eight-year span between his 1974 and ’82 victories; Judd Hirsch (“Taxi”) prevailed in 1981 and ’83; Ted Danson (“Cheers”) triumphed in 1990 and ’93; and Richard Mulligan won for two shows, “Soap” (1980) and “Empty Nest” (1989).

See Guild awards scorecard: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Barry’ set
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Why now is the perfect time for you to watch M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H is a genuine television classic, one which still holds the record for the most watched moment of television when it finally ended its eleven season run. Its influence on the modern landscape of television is undoubted, and the affection in which it is held remains as steadfast as ever. Each year it is rediscovered by generations to whom the Korean War in which it is set is mostly forgotten. Today presents one such chance for discovery.

Today, forty-six years exactly after it was first aired, M*A*S*H returns to UK screens thanks to True Entertainment’s week-long celebration of the series. This may be your first chance to dive headlong into the chaotic world of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, and as we’ll see – there’s never been a better time.

As part of True Entertainment‘s plethora of M*A*S*H-related programmes they
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Gabrielle Carteris Seeking Re-Election as SAG-AFTRA President

  • Variety
SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris will seek re-election as the union’s top national officer and the head of the ticket for the Unite for Strength and United Screen Actors Nationwide factions.

Carteris made the announcement on Thursday, two weeks after actor Matthew Modine said he was running as the lead candidate for Membership First, the self-styled progressive faction of the performers union. Election ballots will be mailed to dues-current members on July 29 and will be tabulated on Aug. 28.

Carteris has been president since 2016, when she was voted in by the national board to replace Ken Howard following his death. Carteris headed the Unite for Strength ticket two years ago, fending off challenges from Membership First’s Esai Morales, and independents Peter Antico and Robert B. Martin, Jr. SAG-aftra’s 80-member national board is the key ruling body for the union, which has about 160,000 members.

Carteris unveiled high-profile endorsements on Thursday from Octavia Spencer,
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‘Choir Boy’, ‘Beetlejuice’ Broadway Newcomers Among 2019 Theatre World Honorees

Broadway newcomers Gbenga Akinnagbe, Sophia Anne Caruso, Jeremy Pope and Paddy Considine are among this year’s Theatre World Award winners. A New York theater tradition since 1945, the awards go to a dozen performers making their Broadway or Off Broadway debuts.

Also announced today by the organization’s president Dale Badway: The 7th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement will go to three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, currently starring on Broadway in Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus. The 75th Annual Theatre World Awards ceremony is set for Monday, June 3 at a Broadway theater to be announced.

Previous winners of the newcomers awards include Meryl Streep, Rosemary Harris, Marlon Brando, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Anne Bancroft, James Earl Jones, Liza Minnelli, Alan Alda, Zoe Caldwell, Christopher Walken, Alec Baldwin, Bernadette Peters, Audra McDonald, Al Pacino, Grace Kelly, Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks, Lupita Nyong’o and John Krasinski.
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Anjelica Huston Says She'd Work with Woody Allen Again 'In a Second'

Anjelica Huston Says She'd Work with Woody Allen Again 'In a Second'
Anjelica Huston has no plans to write off a future collaboration with Woody Allen, despite the growing list of actors and actresses who have expressed regret in working with the director.

Huston, 67, told Vulture she would work with Allen again “in a second” should the opportunity arise.

When pressed on the allegation of sexual abuse made against Allen by his daughter Dylan Farrow, the Oscar-winning actress cited the fact that Allen has never been charged with a crime.

“I think [his inability to work is] after two states investigated him, and neither of them prosecuted him,” she said.

In late 2017, Allen faced resurfaced allegations of
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Emmys 2019 exclusive: Showtime categories for ‘Escape at Dannemora,’ ‘Black Monday,’ ‘Kidding’ and more

Emmys 2019 exclusive: Showtime categories for ‘Escape at Dannemora,’ ‘Black Monday,’ ‘Kidding’ and more
In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Showtime. For this season, the premium network has newcomers “Black Monday” (Don Cheadle), “Kidding” (Jim Carrey) and “Who is America?” (Sacha Baron Cohen), returning Emmy contenders “Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber) and “Shameless” (William H. Macy) plus limited series “Escape at Dannemora” as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of Showtime lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

SEEShowtime has never won the Best Limited Series Emmy, but ‘Escape at Dannemora’ can change that

The Affair

Drama Series

Drama Actress – Ruth Wilson

Drama Actor – Dominic West

Drama Supporting Actress – Sanaa Lathan, Maura Tierney

Drama Supporting Actor – Joshua Jackson,
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Peter Dinklage needs to overcome a 23-year curse in drama supporting actor to make Emmy history

Peter Dinklage needs to overcome a 23-year curse in drama supporting actor to make Emmy history
Peter Dinklage feels like a mortal lock to take home his record-breaking fourth Best Drama Supporting Actor Emmy for “Game of Thrones,” but his victory may not be as assured if you go by recent Emmy history. If he does prevail again this year, it’d be his second straight win, but no one has been able to defend their crown in this category in 23 years.

The last person to win two drama supporting actor Emmys in a row was Ray Walston (“Picket Fences”), who triumphed in 1995 and ’96. Since then, the only people to earn multiple Emmys in this category have been Dinklage and Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”). Paul accomplished it first, winning his second trophy in 2012 to go with his 2010 one; he nabbed a third in 2014, becoming the most awarded person in this category. Dinklage tied him at three wins last year, but his were all non-consecutive as well,
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Alan Alda: ‘M*A*S*H’ Cast’s Bond Shows “A Sense Of Family Is Possible” – Nab

Alan Alda: ‘M*A*S*H’ Cast’s Bond Shows “A Sense Of Family Is Possible” – Nab
Alan Alda reminisced about M*A*S*H as the ultimate TV watercooler event and stressed the importance of communal viewing and interpersonal communication during an appearance today at the Nab Show in Las Vegas.

“On the final episode of M*A*S*H, so many people were watching that when the first commercial came on, everybody went to the bathroom at the same time and it nearly broke the water works,” Alda said in accepting the Distinguished Service Award from the Nab, dryly adding, “I’ve never had a salute like that.”

The audience on the opening morning of the trade show ate out of the 83-year-old actor’s hand, rewarding many of his bon mots with fond murmurs and applause. After some brief solo remarks, Alda sat for a one-on-one chat with Cynthia Littleton of Variety, Deadline’s sister publication.

In 2018, Alda revealed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s
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Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Last Year’s Winner: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones

Still Eligible: Yes.

Hot Streak: In bad news for Peter Dinklage, the TV Academy really doesn’t like to hand out back-to-back honors for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — not that Dinklage hasn’t already noticed. His three wins have come in 2011, 2015, and 2018, breaking up the only other repeat winner of the decade’s would-be hot streaks; Aaron Paul, who won for “Breaking Bad” in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Oddly enough, they’re two of just four supporting actors to win three trophies, and the other two — Art Carney (“The Jackie Gleason Show”) and Don Knotts (“The Andy Griffith Show”) — racked up all their wins in three consecutive years. Still, the last actor to win back-to-back in this category was Ray Walston for “Picket Fences” in 1995 and 1996.

Fun Fact: With the above in mind, perhaps the best evidence of Emmy voters spreading
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Ted Danson is in a ‘Good Place’ to extend his own Emmy record that he just set last year

Ted Danson is in a ‘Good Place’ to extend his own Emmy record that he just set last year
Ted Danson made Emmy history last year when he set a record for the most Best Comedy Actor nominations with his 12th bid in the category, for “The Good Place.” And now he can put even more distance between himself and the also-rans with his lucky 13th nomination.

Danson is in third place in our Best Comedy Actor odds, trailing defending champ Bill Hader (“Barry”) and Golden Globe champ Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”). He’s ahead of Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”), Jim Carrey (“Kidding”) and Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”). Danson’s nomination last year was a surprise, as he was in eighth place in our odds after the Emmys completely snubbed “The Good Place” the year prior, but his and Maya Rudolph‘s guest bid helped the beloved afterlife comedy break through in a major way. (“The Good Place” is currently in fifth place in our Best Comedy Series predictions.
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Mitzi Hoag, Actress on 'The Facts of Life' and 'Here Come the Brides,' Dies at 86

Mitzi Hoag, Actress on 'The Facts of Life' and 'Here Come the Brides,' Dies at 86
Mitzi Hoag, who had recurring roles on such TV series as The Facts of Life and Here Come the Brides, died Tuesday at her home in Sherman Oaks, her family announced. She was 86.

A native of Cleveland, Hoag portrayed a mother with three kids and a lawyer husband (Paul Sorvino) on We'll Get By, a short-lived comedy created by Alan Alda that lasted just 13 episodes in 1975.

She got to know Michael Landon while guest-starring on Bonanza and appeared on subsequent NBC shows he produced, including Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven and Father Murphy.

Hoag played Evie Green, the adoptive mother of ...
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Michael J. Fox Says Parkinson’s Diagnosis Changed Him: ‘There Are Bigger Things Than Being a Rock Star’

Michael J. Fox Says Parkinson’s Diagnosis Changed Him: ‘There Are Bigger Things Than Being a Rock Star’
Michael J. Fox reflected on his “Back to the Future” and “Family Ties” acting days before he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, saying in a recent interview that he no longer feels connected to the young person he sees on screen.

“It’s a different guy,” Fox said in an interview with The New York Times Magazine published Friday. “He’s much closer to the kid I was growing up in Canada. I grew up admiring rock stars like Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page. I wanted to be a rock star. That’s what I thought being famous was. But I wasn’t a rock star. I was kind of an idiot. I missed the point.”

In the interview, Fox says he neglected his talent and rested on his fame, but that being diagnosed with Parkinson’s greatly changed his outlook.

Also Read: Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
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Jules Feiffer Discusses Early Days and #MeToo Movement

  • Variety
Last year, a piece in the Washington Post raised the question, “Is Jules Feiffer Our Greatest Living Cartoonist?” To which Pulitzer Prize-winning “Maus” creator Art Spiegelman replied, “He’s certainly near the very pinnacle, wherever that is.” All of which sounds rather complimentary if it weren’t a somewhat inadequate description of the 89-year-old social satirist extraordinaire’s myriad cultural accomplishments.

As well as creating decades of celebrated work as cartoonist for the Village Voice and Playboy, Feiffer also penned novels and works for stage and film, including screenplays for noted auteurs such as Robert Altman, Mike Nichols and Alain Resnais. More recently, Feiffer penned the screenplay for director Dan Mirvish’s acclaimed 2017 film, “Bernard and Huey.”

Plays derived from his work or written by Feiffer have garnered multiple Tony nominations, including one over a half-century ago for a young actor who’s getting the SAG Life Achievement Award this month: Alan Alda.
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Here Are This Year's SAG Award Winners!

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Here Are This Year's SAG Award Winners!
If you're wondering who has the greatest chance of picking up an Oscar this year, checking out the SAG Award winners is a great place to start. The annual event, which follows the Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards, is a solid marker of which nominees will go on to win big during the glitzy finale of award season. The 2019 crop of actors and films up for a SAG Award included everything from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to A Star Is Born. But there were also a few nominees in the mix who hadn't previously gotten a nod - Emily Blunt for Mary Poppins Returns and Margot Robbie in Mary Queen of Scots, for example - so check out a list of who was lucky enough to take home another trophy below!

Related: 13 of the Biggest Snubs to Come Out of the Oscar Nominations

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 28)

1980: Atwt's Barbara told Tom about the son she gave away (Paul).

1980: The Edge of Night's Margo needed surgery to survive.

1994: All My Children's Brooke had a nightmare.

2004: Original cast member John Clarke ended his run on Days of our Lives."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1965: On Peyton Place, Michael (Ed Nelson) told Constance (Dorothy Malone) that Elliot belonged in the past. "Michael, he's here now," Connie told him in an effort to make him see it wasn't that easy. "So am I,
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Marvel’s Black Panther honoured at the SAG Awards 2019

After picking up seven Oscar nominations last week, Marvel’s Black Panther has another reason to celebrate, with the superhero blockbuster honoured with the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture during last night’s 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Fresh from their Golden Globe successes, Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Glenn Close (The Wife) received a major boost to their Oscar chances, having been named Best Male Actor and Best Female Actor respectively. Of the 25 winners in those categories over the years, 20 actors went on to scoop the Academy Award, along with 18 actresses.

On the TV front, there were three wins for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Best Female Actor – Rachel Bosnahan, Best Male Actor – Tony Shalhoub, and Best Comedy Ensemble), while This Is Us received the award for Best Drama Ensemble. Check out a full list of the winners here…

Outstanding Performance by a
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SAG Awards Winners: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Dominates

The 2019 SAG Awards were announced on Sunday night, and there were some big surprises.

Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel went into the night with four nominations and wound up winning every category it was nominated in.

The comedy has been cleaning up on the awards front, and it's a testament to just how great it is.

Netflix's Ozark also had four nominations, but the show secured one award on the night, with lead Jason Bateman winning best actor in a drama series.

All told, have a look at the full list of winners below.

Drama Ensemble

The Americans

Better Call Saul

The Handmaid’s Tale

Ozark

This Is Us — Winner

Female Actor, Drama

Julia Garner, Ozark

Laura Linney, Ozark

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve — Winner

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Male Actor, Drama

Jason Bateman, Ozark — Winner

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Joseph Fiennes,
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The Biggest Jaw Droppers From the 2019 SAG Awards: First Time Winners, Black Panther's Big Prize and More

The Biggest Jaw Droppers From the 2019 SAG Awards: First Time Winners, Black Panther's Big Prize and More
The 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards featured some big reunions, a few shocking (and many predictable) wins, a shout out to Robert Mueller and one heck of a wholesome speech by Alan Alda. These are the biggest jaw-dropping moments of the night. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel cast reigns supreme The cast was a lock for the comedy ensemble win, but we didn't expect Tony Shalhoub to beat out Michael Douglas and Henry Winkler, previous winners at other awards shows, for the statue, but he did. Rachel Brosnahan also took home an individual win for her work as the title character and the ensemble cast also was honored. Emily Blunt's win Blunt, who was nominated for A Quiet Place and Mary...
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SAG Awards Honors ‘M*A*S*H’ Icon Alan Alda For Gold-Plated Career

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SAG Awards Honors ‘M*A*S*H’ Icon Alan Alda For Gold-Plated Career
It was 50 years ago next month that Alan Alda attended his first Hollywood awards show but it didn’t go so great that first time. Alda was one of the runners-up in the “most promising newcomer” category (which is now long defunct) at the 26th Golden Globes in 1969 — but the future M*A*S*H icon would more than make up for that early setback over the course a gold-plated career that has included plenty of acceptance speeches.

Six Golden Globes and six Emmys have competed for the dwindling space on Alda’s mantle over the years but on Sunday he seemed genuinely dazzled by his latest prize: SAG’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes both his accomplishments on screen and stage as well as his considerable humanitarian and charity work during a career that spans six different decades.

The SAG honor arrived a day before another milestone for Alda.
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Watch SAG Awards 2019 winners interviews backstage in the press room [Updating Live]

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Gold Derby brings you all the winner interviews from backstage in the press room as SAG Awards 2019 champs answer questions from the media. Watch these short yet exciting Q&A chats with journalists from all over the world just moments after they accept their trophies live on TNT and TBS. These video links are from our sister website Variety at Penske Media and TNT.

The actual ceremony is hosted this year by past winner Megan Mullally (“Will and Grace”). Statues will be handed out in six film categories and nine TV categories. Veteran actor Alan Alda receives the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award from Tom Hanks.

SEE2019 SAG Awards: Full winners list in the 6 film and 9 TV categories [Updating Live]

Keep refreshing this page as we are updating live with even more Q&A videos from the media room behind the stage at the Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles.

Film:

Black Panther,
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