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PRIMETIME EMMY NOMINATIONS: ‘This Is Us" Scores 11, Judith Light Gets Nod For ‘Transparent’!

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Freshman series were big winners in the announcements of the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations on Thursday morning. Chief among them, NBC’s This Is Us, which features former Y&R star, Justin Hartley in the terrific ensemble cast.

Nominated performances for This Is Us included: in the Lead Actor category, Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia, Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Chrissy Metz, and Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Ron Cephas Jones.

The series will compete for the Best Drama prize against: Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, House of Cards
Stranger Things, and Westworld.

In the comedy categories it was Saturday Night Live that came away with 22 nominations (and tied with Westworld) for the most for this Emmy season.

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In the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, SNL’s Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Vanessa Bayer will go up against Anna Chlumsky from Veep, Kathryn Hayn from Transparent, and former One Life to Live and two-time Daytime Emmy Award, and two-time Tony Award winner, Judith Light for her performance in Transparent.

The 69th Primetime Emmys will be handed out on Sunday September 17th on CBS (8EST/5PST)

To view the complete nominations click here!

So, are you rooting for This Is Us and Judith to take some of the top acting prizes? Share your thoughts on the Emmy noms in the comment section below!

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Better Call Saul and Westworld are great! never miss an episode look forward to them, well actually I binge them 4 eppies at a time ..

Now, this is good
”’Saturday Night Live that came away with 22 nominations (and tied with Westworld) for the most for this Emmy season.”

SNL has been stellar this past year!!! The players, none better.

And== This Is Us .. I never miss an episode, it is different and grabbing..((I watch 2-3 episodes on weekends, well on sundays ..

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The This is Us noms are well deserved. It’s in many ways groundbreaking among the other crop of shows that are held in high esteem by Emmys. No one is doing what they do.

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One Life to Live Alum Tuc Watkins Joins Cast Of Showtime’s ‘Black Monday’

Intriguing casting news involving the former David Vickers of Llanview.  Tuc Watkins (Ex-OLTL and Desperate Housewives) is set for a season-long guest-star arc on the second season of Showtime’s 1980’s Wall Street comedy Black Monday, which stars and is executive produced by Don Cheadle.

In it, Watkins will take on the role of Congressman Harris, who said to be “a Republican and leader of the Moral Majority.”

According to Deadline who broke the casting news, “Black Monday takes viewers back to October 19, 1987 dubbed Black Monday.   t’s the fictional story of how a group of outsiders took on the blueblood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, and the glass ceiling.”

Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall and Paul Scheer also star in the series.

This marks the return of Watkins to the premium cable network where he last played the role of Malcolm Laffley on Beggars and Choosers.  In addition, Tuc has been working on the upcoming Netflix film adaptation of Boys in the Band from Ryan Murphy.  Tuc appeared in the that show on Broadway.

The 10-episode upcoming season of Black Monday will bow next year.

Excited to see Tuc in a new role? Comment below!

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Mishael Morgan Returns To The Young and the Restless And Shares: “I Hope To Create Something New But Just As Special As That Girl You All Loved To Hate”

Big news was shared today as Daytime Emmy nominee, Mishael Morgan is back on CBS’ The Young and the Restless!

Morgan, who played the role of Hilary Curtis from 2013-2018 ,and then was killed-off the show is now back in Genoa City in a new role.  As fans of Y&R know, Mishael along with Bryton James (Devon) became part of the very popular duo known as “Hevon”.

Back in April of this year, Mishael reappeared on Y&R as a special guest in several episodes where she played Hilary’s ghost.  Since, Hilary was killed, Devon has begun a relationship with Elena (Brytni Sarpy).

In a post today via social media, Y&R announced the return of Morgan to the daytime drama series in a brand new role. (See below)

On her Instagram account, Morgan shared: “That’s right… I’m back!! This has been the hardest secret to keep! I am so happy & honoured to return to #YR. The time off was such a welcomed blessing, as I learned to juggle life, family & career, but I am so happy to be home! I want to take a second and thank all you diehard fans out there, who supported me so fiercely. This opportunity only came about because of YOU. I am so excited to be back home, doing what I love, with all of you cheering me on. I look forward to this new adventure and I hope to create something new but just as special as that girl you all loved to hate. Cheers to this new chapter, with old friends. Now let’s do the damn thing!

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Check out the announcement of Mishael being back on Y&R.  Then, let us know if you are excited that she has returned to the series, but this time in a new role via the comment section below.

 

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GH Head Writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor Reveal More Details On Michael E. Knight’s New Soap Role

When daytime favorite Michael E. Knight debuts on General Hospital on September 30th, he will not be coming to Port Charles as his former All My Children alter-ego Tad Martin; but instead will be playing a different character.

EW.com has first look photo of Knight in his new role and spoke directly to General Hospital co-head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor for the scoop on the ever-popular Knight’s return to ABC.  On GH. Michael will indeed play a new role.

According to the scribes: “There are a number of people in Port Charles who are in trouble and his character will have an impact on how their stories are solved or further complicated.”

Both Van Etten and O’Connor shared: “As we were writing his character, we found out that oh, we have even more use for him! It’s helpful to know who the actors are in this situation. We have lots of ideas on how we can expand his character and cross-pollinate his character.”

As to how long Knight will be sticking around Port Charles, that was not offered-up, but what was is that Michael’s new character will mix it up with Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) with whom Knight worked with on All My Children when James played Will Cortlandt.

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Because ABC now has the rights back in their possession to use the characters from One Life to Live and All My Children, Van Etten expressed: “We have conversations when we have these actors come back about whether it’s more useful or not to resurrect their characters. “=We’ll continue to have these as the opportunity arises.”

So, what do you think Michael E. Knight’s role will be based on these tidbits from the GH scribe? Share your theories via the comment section below.

 

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