These Are the Key Surprises and Takeaways From This Year’s Emmy Nominations

The 71st annual Primetime Emmy nominations were announced Tuesday morning in Burbank, Calif., and the results are equal parts business as usual and “Didn’t-see-that-coming.” While it takes at least a month to digest the TV Academy’s 65-page PDF listing all its nominees—among which HBO trounced the competition with a record 137 nominations—a few key surprises […]

Death Breathes New Life Into the Emmy Comedy Race

Having written for Ellen DeGeneres, the Oscars telecast and numerous sitcoms including Two Broke Girls, writer-producer Liz Feldman has one of Hollywood’s most enviable comedy careers. So what does it say about the genre that her most critically-acclaimed creation to date, Dead to Me, also is one of the most depressing shows, maybe ever? “We’re […]

Netflix Is Putting Out Its Own Magazine, and Hired a ‘Vanity Fair’ Editor to Help

Netflix is planning its first magazine, but you won’t find it on a newsstand. The world’s largest online TV network plans to publish a journal–titled Wide–to promote its programs and stars ahead of this year’s Emmys, the biggest awards gala in TV. The 100-plus page inaugural issue will include interviews, essays, and features about and […]

For Your Consideration, Amazon and Netflix Will Spend Millions to Woo Emmy Voters This Year

Winter is coming–for TV executives’ pocketbooks. An in-depth new Variety report notes that the forthcoming Emmy Awards season may be the most expensive yet, as streaming services and networks vie for for TV’s biggest awards. Though the Emmys won’t be broadcast until September 22, and voting won’t be finished until late summer, the industry’s “for […]