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Emmys 2019 exclusive: HBO categories for ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Sharp Objects’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for HBO. For this season, the premium network has returning champs “Game of Thrones”, “Barry” (Bill Hader), “Veep” (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), newcomers “Gentleman Jack” (Suranne Jones) and “Succession” (Brian Cox), plus limited series “Chernobyl” (Jared Harris), “Sharp Objects” (Amy Adams) and “True Detective” (Mahershala Ali) as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of HBO lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama, TV movies 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.

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Comedy Series

Comedy Actor – Dwayne Johnson

Comedy Supporting Actress – Joy Bryant, Brittany S. Hall

Comedy Supporting Actor – Russell Brand, London Brown, Donovan W. Carter, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Omar Miller,
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Love, Simon Getting a TV Show Adaptation

Kayti Burt Apr 11, 2019

Becky Albertalli's queer young adult book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is being made into a TV show.

Romantic comedies got a lot of much-deserved love and attention in 2018; one of the less-talked-about contributions to that glorious rom-com resurgence was the Greg Berlanti-directed Love, Simon, an adaptation of Becky Albertalli's queer young adult book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

Love, Simon was a critical and box office success, making $66 million on a $10-$17 million budget as the first major Hollywood film to center around a gay teen romance. While there has been no official movement on adapting Albertalli's sequel—Leah on the Offbeat, which centers on Simon's best (played by 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford in the film)—Variety just announced that a Love, Simon TV series is in development at Disney+, Disney's upcoming streaming service.

The Love, Simon story centers around Simon,
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‘Love, Simon’ Follow-Up TV Series in the Works at Disney+

  • The Wrap
Disney+ is nearing a deal to bring a “Love, Simon” follow-up TV series to the upcoming streaming service, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Should the series be ordered, the individual tells us the show will be produced by the now-Disney-owned 20th Century Fox Television. The TV studio’s soon-to-be-shuttered film sibling, Fox 2000, produced and distributed the 2018 flick starring Nick Robinson.

Screenwriters Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker would serve as showrunners on the series. However, director Greg Berlanti will not be involved with the project in any capacity, due to his overall deal with Warner Bros, the individual tells us.

No casting or plot details are available at this time, according to the insider.

Starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Katherine Langford and Josh Duhamel, “Love, Simon” was by touted by 20th Century Fox Films as the first gay teen romance film released by a major studio.
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Love, Simon Series Coming to Disney+

Love, Simon Series Coming to Disney+
First comes Love, Simon, then comes… a TV series based on the film!

A follow-up to Greg Berlanti’s 2018 movie has received a straight-to-series order at Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, TVLine has confirmed.

The Disney+ project will be based on Becky Albertalli’s 2018 novel Leah on the Offbeat, which served as her sequel to the 2015 book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (on which Love, Simon was based).

The book centers on Leah, the best friend of Simon Spier, as she attempts to navigate various personal issues, including friendships, relationships, body image and self-esteem. The role of Leah was
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‘Love, Simon’ TV Series Based On Movie In Works At Disney+ With ‘This Is Us’ EPs

  • Deadline
In another case of cross-pollination between new Disney corporate siblings, Disney+, Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer platform has been developing Love, Simon, a comedy series based on the praised 2018 movie.

This Is Us executive producers/co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who wrote the movie, are writing/executive producing via their overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV. They executive produce with the movie’s producer Marty Bowen of Temple Hill. 20th TV is the studio.

Greg Berlanti, who directed the romantic teen comedy-drama film, is not involved. He is under an exclusive overall deal with Warner Bros. TV.

In the series remake, life is complicated for 17-year-old Simon who hasn’t told his family or friends he’s gay, and doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online.

Distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film was produced by Fox 2000 Pictures, Temple Hill Productions and Tsg Entertainment.
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‘Love, Simon’ TV Series in the Works at Disney+

  • Variety
The resonant Lgbtq film “Love, Simon” is being explored for series adaptation at Disney+, Variety has learned.

TV kingpin Greg Berlanti directed the 2018 film, as part of an overall feature directing pact with Fox. He is not involved in the TV adaptation, an individual familiar with the plans said, thanks to his massive overall deal with Warner Bros. in that space. The property is being eyed for “This Is Us” showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, another insider familiar with the project said.

The film, produced by the now-shuttered label Fox 2000, starred Nick Robinson as a closeted gay teen whose suburban youth is upended after he connects online with an anonymous teen in his same situation. Produced for $17 million, the film earned nearly $67 million worldwide. It won the prize for best feature film at last month’s GLAAD awards.

A representative for Disney+ had no immediate comment.

More to come.
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Ashton Sanders Calls Out A24 for Ignoring ‘Native Son’: ‘Where’s the Love?’

Ashton Sanders Calls Out A24 for Ignoring ‘Native Son’: ‘Where’s the Love?’
Native Son” premiered on HBO last night, and it would appear that Ashton Sanders wishes A24 had promoted it more. The studio produced Rashid Johnson’s adaptation of Richard Wright’s revered novel but sold it to the premium-cable network prior to Sundance this year rather than distribute it on its own, as was originally intended. Ahead of the film’s airing last night, Sanders took to his Instagram story with two pointed posts: “@a24 where’s the native son love? Asking for a friend” and “@a24 what’s good?”

The actor previously worked with A24 on “Moonlight,” his breakthrough role, and more recently appeared in this year’s “Captive State.” Later last night, the studio posted an Instagram story of its own promoting HBO’s debut of “Native Son.”

In his Sundance review of the film, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn described it as “less than the sum of its parts,
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‘Native Son’ director Rashid Johnson and star Sanaa Lathan: It’s ‘sad’ how little has changed for black men in America [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Native Son’ director Rashid Johnson and star Sanaa Lathan: It’s ‘sad’ how little has changed for black men in America [Exclusive Video Interview]
“It was exciting to have the opportunity to take a story that so many people have read, that was written in 1939, and to think about how it lives in our current state and in our current time,” says “Native Son” director Rashid Johnson about the HBO telefilm that premiered on April 6. It’s a modern update of the novel by Richard Wright, who explored the black experience 80 years ago in ways that are still relevant today. Watch our exclusive video interview with Johnson and co-star Sanaa Lathan above.

Native Son” is the story of Bigger Thomas (Ashton Sanders), a young black man living in Chicago whose world turns upside down after he’s hired as a driver for a wealthy white family. The script was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, and her updating the text to the present day was “an opportunity to say what are the things that are the same,
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HeyUGuys Interview: HBO’s ‘Native Son’ Director Rashid Johnson and Stars Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Sanaa Lathan and Nick Robinson

  • HeyUGuys
Ahead of Native Son premiering in the Us on HBO tonight 6th April at 10pm Et James Kleinmann spoke to the film’s director Rashid Johnson and its stars Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Sanaa Lathan and Nick Robinson for HeyUGuys. Based on the bestselling novel by Richard Wright set in 1930s Chicago, this new film version with a script penned by Pulitzer prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks brings the compelling story of Bigger Thomas to a 2019 setting.

Ashton Sanders (Bigger Thomas)

Native Son debuts Saturday 6th April 10pm on HBO.

James Kleinmann: How much of a draw was the fact that the screenplay had been written by Suzan-Lori Parks?

Ashton Sanders: “I come from a theatre background, so I’d been in school studying her work. She has a play called Topdog/Underdog that I was scene studying a couple of years ago while I was at school at DePaul University in Chicago.
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Nick Robinson and Margaret Qualley (‘Native Son’) on the controversial story: ‘Nobody in this film gets away scot-free’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Nick Robinson and Margaret Qualley (‘Native Son’) on the controversial story: ‘Nobody in this film gets away scot-free’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“Nobody in this film gets away scot-free,” says Nick Robinson about “Native Son,” HBO‘s modern update of Richard Wright‘s classic but controversial 1940 novel about Big (Ashton Sanders), a young black man in Chicago and the tragic turn his life takes after he’s hired by a wealthy white family. “Everyone is kind of a victim and a villain, and they’re all complicit in what happens,” Robinson adds. Those are the “conversations that should be happening” when people see the film. Watch our exclusive video interview with Robinson and his co-star Margaret Qualley above.

Qualley plays Mary, the liberal daughter of wealthy Henry Dalton (Bill Camp), and Robinson plays her activist boyfriend Jan. They’re the kinds of “woke” characters who discuss social justice but clearly haven’t checked their own privilege, and they don’t seem to be aware of the compromising positions they put Big in.
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GLAAD Media Awards: ‘Love, Simon,’ ‘Queer Eye,’ ‘Vida’ Take Top Prizes

GLAAD Media Awards: ‘Love, Simon,’ ‘Queer Eye,’ ‘Vida’ Take Top Prizes
Romantic teen comedy-drama “Love, Simon,” Netflix’s reality show “Queer Eye” and Starz’s comedy series “Vida” took top honors at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday night in Los Angeles.

“Love, Simon,” an Lgbtq themed high-school rom-com, took the prize for Outstanding Film Wide Release with Gwyneth Paltrow presenting the award to director Greg Berlanti and cast members Nick Robinson, Keiynan Lonsdale and Alexandra Schipp.

Outstanding Reality Program went to “Queer Eye,” Netflix’s reboot of the Bravo series, starring Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk and Karamo Brown.

Vida,” about two Mexican-American sisters who return home to a rapidly gentrifying Boyle Heights — and find out their recently deceased mother was in a relationship with a woman — took home the award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

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The 30th annual GLAAD
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"Native Son" On HBO

HBO Films' "Native Son", directed by Rashid Johnson, is based on novel of the same name by Richard Wright (1940), starring Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley ("Once Upon A Time In Hollywood"), Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Bill Camp and Sanaa Lathan, airing April 6, 2019 on HBO:

"... a young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after he is hired as a chauffeur for an affluent businessman ..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Native Son"...
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Full Trailer for Rashid Johnson's 'Native Son' Starring Ashton Sanders

"I make my move when I decide on what my move is gunna be." HBO has released the full-length trailer for Native Son, the feature directorial debut of artist Rashid Johnson. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival as one of the opening night films, and was originally going to be released by A24. They sold it off to HBO just before the festival, and it premieres there in April. Adapted from the novel by Richard Wright, Native Son is about an African-American boy named Bigger Thomas living in Chicago. When he is hired to be a chauffeur for an affluent businessman, he enters the seductive world of money and power, and ends up learning a lot about the consequences of his choices. Ashton Sanders stars as Bigger, and the cast includes Margaret Qualley, Bill Camp, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Sanaa Lathan, Elizabeth Marvel, and David Alan Grier. This looks like a compelling,
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Josh Wiggins Takes Another Big Step With ‘Giant Little Ones’ [Interview]

Josh Wiggins is one of those talented actors on the precipice. He’s starred in films such as “Hellion,” “Max” and “Walking Out,” but with the right role, he could go from under the radar indie darling to being hyped alongside peers such as Asa Butterfield, Noah Centineo and Nick Robinson. At this point, the talented 20-year-old just needs a Netflix or studio flick to get him there.

Continue reading Josh Wiggins Takes Another Big Step With ‘Giant Little Ones’ [Interview] at The Playlist.
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‘Native Son’ Official Trailer: Update of American Classic Comes to HBO Next Month

‘Native Son’ Official Trailer: Update of American Classic Comes to HBO Next Month
One of the highest-profile premieres at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was “Native Son,” the Rashid Johnson-directed adaptation of the classic Richard Wright novel. Ashton Sanders (who audiences may recognize from his role in “Moonlight”), stars as Bigger Thomas, a young man who is hired to be the driver for a white businessman (Bill Camp). When a set of tragic circumstances flip Bigger’s entire life upside down, he tries to find a way to escape this strange new dangerous world.

The cast for the film is filled with electrifying up-and-coming performers and established screen vets. KiKi Layne (star of another Barry Jenkins film “If Beale Street Could Talk”), Margaret Qualley (who’ll also be seen in the upcoming “Fosse/Verdon”), David Alan Grier, Sanaa Lathan, Nick Robinson, Elizabeth Marvel, and Stephen McKinley Henderson all play pivotal roles in the unfolding of Bigger’s fate.

This version of “Native Son” takes place in Chicago,
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First Teaser Trailer for Rashid Johnson's 'Native Son' from Sundance

"I'm making something of myself - a blockbuster, a true masterpiece." HBO has debuted a teaser trailer for Native Son, the feature directorial debut of artist Rashid Johnson. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival as one of the opening night films, and was originally going to be released by A24. They sold it off to HBO just before the festival, and it will premiere there this April. Based on the novel by Richard Wright, Native Son is about an African-American boy named Bigger Thomas living in Chicago. When he is hired to be a chauffeur for an affluent businessman, he enters the seductive world of money and power, and ends up learning a lot about the consequences of his choices. Ashton Sanders stars as Bigger, and the cast includes Margaret Qualley, Bill Camp, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Sanaa Lathan, Elizabeth Marvel, and David Alan Grier. This is really a
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Native Son (2019) Movie Trailer: Punk-rock Poet Ashton Sanders Enters the World of Affluent Chicago

Native Son Trailer HBO‘s Native Son (2019) teaser trailer stars Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Bill Camp, Nick Robinson, and KiKi Layne. Native Son‘s plot synopsis: “Based on the classic novel by Richard Wright, Native Son tells the story of Bigger Thomas (Ashton Sanders), a young African-American living in Chicago who is hired [...]

Continue reading: Native Son (2019) Movie Trailer: Punk-rock Poet Ashton Sanders Enters the World of Affluent Chicago
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HBO releases teaser trailer for Native Son

Following its world premiere last month at the Sundance Film Festival, HBO has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming drama Native Son. Based on Richard Wright’s 1940 novel of the same name, the film marks the feature directorial debut for Rashid Johnson and stars Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Bill Camp, and Sanaa Lathan; watch it here…

“Bigger Thomas (Sanders), is a young African-American living in Chicago who is hired as a chauffeur for affluent businessman Will Dalton (Bill Camp). As Thomas enters this seductive new world of money and power — including a precarious relationship with Dalton’s daughter, Mary (Margaret Qualley) — he faces unforeseen choices and perilous circumstances that will alter the course of his life forever.”

Native Son premieres on HBO on April 6th.

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‘Native Son’ Gets HBO Premiere Date And A First Trailer

  • Deadline
HBO Films has slotted April 6 as the debut date for Native Son, the Rashid Johnson-directed drama that the premium cabler made a splashy deal for last month at Sundance where the film had its world premiere. This announcement, which was made by HBO Films president Len Amato, also included a first-look teaser. See the video above.

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, based on the seminal 1940s novel by Richard Wright, the film centers on Bigger Thomas (Ashton Sanders), a young African-American living in Chicago who is hired as a chauffeur for affluent businessman Will Dalton (Bill Camp). As Thomas enters this seductive new world of money and power — including a precarious relationship with Dalton’s daughter, Mary (Margaret Qualley) — he faces unforeseen choices and perilous circumstances that will alter the course of his life forever.

Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Elizabeth Marvel, David Alan Grier, and Sanaa Lathan also co-star.
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Ashton Sanders Leads the First Trailer for ‘Native Son’

After his breakthrough performance in Moonlight, Ashton Sanders finally received a major leading role at Sundance Film Festival this year with their Opening Night film Native Son. Although produced by A24, the studio sold it to HBO and ahead of a release this April, they’ve debuted the first teaser trailer. Directed by Rashid Johnson, the Richard Wright adaptation follows Sanders’ character living in Chicago who gets hired as a driver for an affluent family.

Jake Howell said in his Sundance review, “In Native Son—artist Rashid Johnson’s feature film debut and adaptation of the 1940 Richard Wright novel of the same name—Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders finds himself once again in a similarly complex, utterly electrifying coming-of-age triptych. Fortunately, in this 2019 Sundance highlight, Sanders is given a canvas all his own: one that’s spacious enough for him to fully let loose and create that rare sort of character
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