The Emmys 2018

This past month NBC featured TV’s biggest award show known as the Primetime Emmys. The Primetime Emmys are an awards show known for recognizing excellence in the television industry; an Emmy is the equivalent to an Oscar, but for television. These awards recognize acting, directing, visual effects, writing, and every aspect of the process that makes TV realistic.

The awards are divided in two main categories: Drama and Comedy, with the big winners this year being Game of Thrones (HBO), its 3rd consecutive win dethroning last year’s winner The Handmaids Tale; and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), who also won best comedy for its first season in The Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. This year was the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and the event featured Michael Che and Colin Jost from Saturday Night Live (SNL) as the hosts.

The award show recognized artists such as Tiffany Haddish for her work on SNL, Peter Dinklage for portraying Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones and Ryan Murphy for his work on The Assassination of Gianni Versace. This year Netflix had the most nominations out of any broadcast network or streaming service, with a total of 112 nominations for shows like The Crown, Stranger Things and Black Mirror.

Even though the 21st century is described as the Golden Age for Television, this year the Emmys had its worst ratings, despite being an entertaining show where many renowned shows were recognized. For recommendations on shows to watch, be sure to skim through the Emmy nominated shows this year; they are sure to not let you down.

Upcoming Movies

A Star is Born (October 11th)  – A Star is Born is the love story of a musician who helps a young singer and actress find fame, as he himself is struggling with alcoholism and other issues. This is the third remake of the same story, but critics say it is the best one to date. Bradley Cooper surprised audiences with an outstanding directorial debut. The movie has an incredible soundtrack, an effective and emotional story, and marvelous performances from both Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. A Star is Born is already receiving Oscar buzz for Gaga and Bradley’s performances as well as rumors about a possible Best Picture nomination.

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First Man (October 11th) – This film is about the life of an astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the space mission that led him to fame as the first man to ever walk on the moon. This is Damien Chazelle’s first movie after his Oscar-winning direction in La La Land, and he finds himself reunited with Ryan Gosling to tell the story of an American icon. Along with Gosling star Claire Foy (The Crown) and Jason Clarke (Terminator Genesis, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) to deliver a movie that is said to stand out in both content and form. Like A Star is Born, First Man has surprised critics around the world and is rumored to be a contender for the Best Picture Oscar.

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The Hate U Give (November 1st) – The Hate U Give is a young adult novel by Angie Thomas that tells the story of an African American teenager named Starr who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Like the novel, this film is targeting important topics such as racism, police brutality, dueling identities, the power of language and the relation between crime and poverty. George Tillman Jr, the movie’s director, is said to do an outstanding job translating the novel to the screen. The film dazzles with amazing performances, especially from Amandla Stenberg as Starr, and an emotional, powerful, and resonant story that should be experienced by all audiences.

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Movie News

  • Disney planning live-action Lilo and Stitch remake
  • Netflix developing Chronicles of Narnia Series and Films, as well as an Avatar the Last Airbender live-action series
  • West Side Story remake in the works with Steven Spielberg in the helm directing and Ansel Elgort cast as Tony.