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65th Annual Primetime Emmys Winners! Did Your Favorites Get The Gold?

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Last night on the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS, host Neil Patrick Harris gave the show some pizazz with some humorous bits including a spoof on Neil having EHD – Excessive Hosting Disorder, or the production number in the middle of the show when he danced in a soul train line with Castle’s Nathan Fillion and comedian Sarah Silverman.

However, the rest of the show remained plenty lackluster, but through it all 26 awards were dolled out honoring the best in primetime comedy, drama, television movie and mini-series, and Variety and Reality programming.

The uber-popular Breaking Bad now in its final season, finally won the Outstanding Drama Series category after four losses.   Anna Gunn also finally won her first Emmy for the series, in the Supporting Actress Drama Series category.  In comedy, Modern Family became the first comedy to win four times in a row since Frasier had a five-peat in the 90’s.   Here is a complete list of winners below!

Drama Series:  Breaking Bad

Comedy Series: Modern Family

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:  Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:  Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Directing for a Drama Series
:  David Fincher, House of Cards, Episode: “Chapter 1”

Writing for a Drama Series:  Henry Bromell, Homeland, Episode: “Q&A”

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep 

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:  Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Directing for a Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso   Modern Family Episode: “Arrested”

Writing for a Comedy Series:  Tina Fey and Tracy Wigfield, 30 Rock, Episode: “Last Lunch”

TV Movie/Miniseries: Behind the Candelabra

Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries:  Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries:  Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter

Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries:  James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum

Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries:  Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals

Directing for a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra

Writing for a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Abi Morgan, The Hour

Reality-Competition Program: The Voice

Variety, Music or Comedy Series:  The Colbert Report

Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live, Episode:  Justin Timberlake, host

Writing for a Variety Series:  The Colbert Report  

Choreography:  Derek Hough, Dancing with the Stars

So did your favorites pick up some gold last night?  Were you disappointed in the telecast?  What were your favorite moments? Least favorite moments?  Weigh-in below!

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I was disappointed that American Horror Story (which had more nominations than any other show) didn’t get the recognition it deserved! Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto (whose AHS costar James Cromwell took the award) all should have been unbeatable. Also Vera Farmiga was flat out robbed! She IS Norma Bates on Bates Motel!!!! That’s my rant. Thanks!

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NICE. ditto! Norma and Norman Bates ROCK! I posted long ago.. that this was THE show to watch… “Bates Motel” – A&E…. look for season 2. AHS… quality stuff… and Jessica Lange will always be my favorite actress… FX – American Horror Story…. Look for season 3. another THE big show ie: people… look for Sundance channel…. “Rectify”…. the bomb…. SO GOOD. THE show three…. it was a lackluster night…. staid and without hooray for hollywood…. I’ll never forget Mr. Soprano himself… and excellent film actor “James Gandolfini”. Mr. Bear Supreme…. Sexy he personified – equated – realed… for me…… Read more »

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Shay

“Pay no mind to me if this is not your thing….” LOL….that is what I find to be so refreshing about you, Patrick….you just do your own thing and ALLOW the rest of us the freedom to do likewise….. whether we agree or disagree, no matter!!! ; )

Patrick
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it was Wonderful to see Anna Stuart…. ie: Donna Love Hudson – Another World… and she was on AMC as Greenlea’s Mother

LOL… that was so funny and a treat…

she’s dating.. James Cromwell… ie: emmy winner for American Horror story…
with Jessica Lange…. ie: season 3 is upon us

matthew
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Patrick, I agree word for word for word! You are straight up gangsta! Counting the days til AHS:Coven! Unfortunately we still have a bit of a wait for Bates season 2 but it will be worth it!

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In the 1970s Anna also played Toni Powers on NBCs The Doctors and Gina Dante on ABCs GH as well…

Patrick
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WINNER: “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX) This just in: People love witches. The third incarnation of FX’s horror anthology, “Coven,” premiered to series-high ratings this week (5.5 million total viewers, a 44 percent improvement on last season’s “Asylum”) and topped all of its broadcast competition among adults under 35. Once all the numbers are in, “Coven’s” premiere is expected to be the most-watched broadcast in FX history. Just another cable success story in the vein of “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad” to keep network executives up at night. @Matthew! so…. stoked…. if you will…. for Jessica Lange along with… Read more »

Matthew
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Matthew

Thank you so much for sharing that with me Patrick! Who cares what that Emmy panel says, it’s the fans that matter most! That’s awesome news!

RobertC
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You cant pay me to watch the Emmy or any award shows as I disagree with how they award the winners in all award shows or even how they even do the nominating process.

Shay
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Shay

“Downton Abbey” was absolutely robbed!!!! Particularly Dame Maggie (Countess Violet) and Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary)…..Jim Carter (Carson, THE Butler…) too!

Dan
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I was very glad to see Bobby Cannavale win for Boardwalk Empire. He was absolutely tremendous as Gyp Rosetti last season. One of the scariest, creepiest characters on TV in a long time. A very well deserved honor!

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It’s horrid that they had that “edgy comedienne” sara silverman at emmys. She’s used blackface while tweeting abt “minstrel cramps” and she has uttered Asian american slurs from her “comedy routines” and she has even advocated that comedians should be able to say whatever during their comedic acts. Yet all she did was scream abt the ageist jokes directed at her on weirdo franco’s roast. Would emmys have a comedian be there if he/she used homophobic slurs? Of course not but sara silverman is at emmys bec bashing Asian americans w/ racial epithets is “edgy comedy” for tolerant and enlightened… Read more »

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It’s pathetic that diahann carrol and 1 other African american actress and kerry washington are the only African american lead actresses on any tv drama ever! Racist hollywood loves to scream abt homophobia and gay issues yet seldom gives lead roles for dramas to actors of color. Not racially diverse emmys demonstrate that hollywood still refuses to give better roles to racial minorities while the best roles are reserved for white actors only. They must be patting themselves on the back w/ kerry washington and little nods to racial minority actors that fill “diversity quota”. All winners of major awards… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Whatta ya know….we FINALLY agree on something, bc!….you’re right about how HWood bashes conservatives and GOPers for the very things that they themselves are guilty of doing! Thank you for noticing and calling out the hypocrites….MOST won’t even admit it, even if they do actually notice this fact.

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bc

It’s great that grey’s anatomy’s ellen pompeo spoke abt the horrid lack of racial diversity among emmy nominees and emmy show dancers and roles for actors of color. But she’s only white actor to speak abt this pressing topic. White actors can’t stop talking abt gay bullying bec it gets them press. But practically all white actors are dead silent when topic of lack of roles for actors of color and hollywood’s racism are being discussed. How puzzling!

Days Of Our Lives

‘Days of our Lives’ to Honor James Reynolds’ 40th Anniversary as Abe Carver with Special Episode

As DAYS viewers witnessed on Friday’s episode, Abe has been shot in the park, after Carmine pulls out a gun, and Jake (Brandon Barash) tries to apprehend him.  Jake rushes to Abe’s side and calls an ambulance and he is rushed to University Hospital.  Once there, Abe eventually flatlines, while Lani (Sal Stowers), Paulina (Jackee Harry) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are besides themselves with worry.

This sets the stage for Monday’s episode where Abe will go into the light, as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) works to save his light and while he hovers between life and death, DAYS fans are treated to the special 40th anniversary episode of James Reynolds as Salem’s Abe Carver.   The Daytime Emmy-winning actor, (he won Lead Actor in 2018) began his Salem journey when he first aired back on October 29th, 1981.

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While Abe revisits the past, he will meet up with his late wife and love of his life, Lexie, only according to Soap Opera Digest, Renee Jones was not available to be a part of the milestone episode. So, in a pivot another actress was brought in.

Reynolds told SOD on the Lexie appearance, “The young actress they brought in to be part of this was just wonderful“n giving the essence of (their) relationship and communicated beautifully, just beautifully, in her face and her eyes, as Renee did quite so often.”  He added, “I was kind of transported, actually.”

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In addition, James continues to be the the longest-running black actor in the same role in television history.

Check out the latest NBC promo featuring Abe’s life hanging in the balance below.

Now let us know, are you glad that DAYS is honoring James with this special 40th anniversary episode? What has been your favorite James Reynolds performance as Abe through the years? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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General Hospital

Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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