And the 2017 Emmy nominees are …

Outstanding drama series:

The Crown
House of Cards
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Better Call Saul

Outstanding limited series:

Big Little Lies
The Night Of
Feud: Bette and Joan

Outstanding comedy series:

Silicon Valley
Master of None
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Modern Family

Outstanding television movie:

The Wizard of Lies
Sherlock: The Lying Detective
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Black Mirror: San Junipero

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series:

Claire Foy, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Keri Russell, The Americans
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series:

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series:

John Lithgow, The Crown
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
David Harbour, Stranger Things

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series:

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie:

Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective
Geoffrey Rush, Genius
John Turturro, The Night Of

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie:

Carrie Coon, Fargo
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie:

Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
David Thewlis, Fargo
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
Bill Camp, The Night Of
Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie:

Judy Davis, Feud: Bette and Joan
Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies
Regina King, American Crime
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series:

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
William H. Macy, Shameless
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series:

Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Allison Janney, Mom
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series:

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, Veep

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series:

Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live
Kathryn Hahn, Transparent
Judith Light, Transparent
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding variety talk series:

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Late Late Show with James Corden

Outstanding variety sketch series:

Billy on the Street
Documentary Now!
Drunk History
Saturday Night Live
Tracy Ullman’s Show

Outstanding reality-competition program:

The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

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Congratulations to the Netflix Drama Series ‘The Crown’ on their 13 Emmy Nominations.

  • Outstanding Drama Series-The Crown
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series-Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series- John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, The Crown
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series-”Assassins” written by Peter Morgan, The Crown
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series- “Hyde Park Corner” directed by Stephen Daldry, The Crown
  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Drama (One hour or more)- “Smoke and Mirrors”( Martin Childs, Production Designer; Mark Raggett, Art Director; Celia Bobak, Set Decorater)
  • Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series-The Crown (Nina Gold, CSA; Robert Sterne, CSA)
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series (One hour)-”Smokes and Mirrors” (Adriano Goldman, ACS, Director of Photography)
  • Outstanding Period/Fantasy Costumes for a Series, Limited Series, or movie- “Wolferton Splash” (Michele Clapton, Costume Designer; Alex Fordham, Assistant Costume Designer; Emma O’Loughlin, Assistant Costume Designer; Kate O’Farrell, Costume Supervisor)
  • Outstanding Hair Styling for Single Camera Series- “Hyde Park Corner” (Ivana Primorac, Department Head Hair Stylist; Amy Riley, Key Hair Stylist)
  • Outstanding Main Title Design- The Crown (Patrick Clair, Creative Director; Raoul Marks, Lead Composition and Animator; Javier Leon Carrillo, Look Developer; Jeff Han, Designer)
  • Outstanding Music Compostition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)- “Hyde Park Corner” (Rupert Gregson-Williams)
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effect in Supporting Role- “Windsor” (Ben Turner, Visual Effects Supervisor; Tom Debenham, Consulting Visual Effects Supervisor; Standish Millennas, Visual Effects Producer; Kim Phelan, Visual Effects Producer; Oliver Cubbage, Lead CG Artist; Lionel Heath, Lead Compositor; Charlie Bennett, Lead DMP Artist;  Stephen Smith, Lead Roto-Prep Artist; Carmine Agnone, Lead Matchmove Artist)

Lou Grant (CBS, 1977-1982) was a drama series starring Ed Asner in the title role as a newspaper editor. Unusual in American television, this drama series was a spinoff from a sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Lou Grant won 13 Emmy Awards, including “Outstanding Drama Series”. Asner won the Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series” in 1978 and 1980. In doing so, he became the only person to win an Emmy Award for both “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series” and “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” for portraying the same character. Lou Grant also won two Golden Globe awards, a Peabody award, an Eddie award, three awards from the Directors Guild of America, and two Humanitas prizes. (Wikipedia)

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Game of Thrones season 7: Kunal Jaisingh, Niti Taylor, Akshay Mhatre, Suyyash talk about their fave characters!

Game of Thrones has attracted record viewership on HBO and has a broad, active, international fan base. The series has received 38 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015 and 2016, more than any other prime time scripted television series. It is set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos. Game of Thrones has several plot lines and a large ensemble cast but centers on three primary story arcs. The first story arc centers on the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms and follows a web of alliances and conflicts among the dynastic noble families either vying to claim the throne or fighting for independence from the throne. The second story arc focuses on the last descendant of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty, exiled and in hiding while plotting a return to the throne. The third story arc centers on the longstanding brotherhood charged with defending the realm against the ancient threats of the fierce peoples and legendary creatures that lie far North, and an impending winter that threatens the realm. With Game of Thrones premiering tonight on HBO, we got in touch with a few Indian TV celebs to know which role would they like to play in the series.

Shrenu Parikh: I would love to play the character of Arya Stark portrayed by Maisie Williams

Niti Taylor: I would love to play the character of Khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen portrayed by Emilia Clarke.

Kunal Jaisingh: I would love to play Jon Snow played by Christopher Harington in Game Of Thrones.

Devoleena Bhattacharjee: I would love to play the character of Margaery Tyrell portrayed by Natalie Dormer.

Shubhangi Atre: I would love to play the character of Sansa Stark portrayed by Sophie Turner.

Manish Goplani: I would love to play Jaime Lannister portrait by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Game Of  Thrones.

Akshay Mhatre: I would enjoy playing Tyrion Lannister played by Peter Dinklage in Game Of Thrones.

Mahika Sharma: I would love to play Gilly if given a chance. It is now played by Hannah Murray in Game Of Thrones.

Gaurav Khanna: Would love to play Khal Drogo portrayed by Jason Momoa in Game Of Thrones.

Suyyash Rai: Jaime Lannister Portrayed by: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Game Of Thrones. I like the whole swag he has with the grey shade. It is a very powerful character.

Well, it is evident that the craze for Game of Thrones is building up like crazy. Tonight, is the first episode of season seven and people will be interested in knowing Khaleesi’s next move in the action-packed extravaganza. Stay tuned to Bollywood Life for more scoop and updates…


“The horror! The horror!” – Joseph Conrad, “Heart of Darkness”

The television drama Hannibal, much like its iconic titular character, often is hard to define. In one moment audiences cringe at some of the gruesome imagery – most of the violence that creates the gruesome tableaux occurs off-screen (at least prior to the thrilling the Season 2 finale) – and in the next they are treated to wickedly funny dialog. And, somehow, the fact that most viewers already know where the story will end up only intensifies the drama. For keeping us all guessing, nbchannibal has been submitted for Emmy consideration for Outstanding Drama Series.

“For the first time in TV history, horror on the small screen rivals (and often surpasses) big screen horror in terms of acting, story, cinematography – and viewers. 2014 finds American television in a coming of age for horror series: The Walking DeadAmerican Horror StoryBates MotelGrimmDraculaSalem and the most chilling, and stunning of them all, Hannibal." – Xaque Gruber, huffingtonpost

The artisans on Hannibal set out to make a horror drama, and that is exactly what they have delivered. Season 2 boasts a 100% rating on rottentomatoes, and has converted more than a few critics into #Fannibals (a name bestowed upon the show’s rabid fan base):

Hannibal "is a feast of macabre freakishness, going beyond the realm of guilty pleasure in a sustained nightmare of horrific yet elegantly hypnotic design. Bryan Fuller’s (Pushing Daisies) masterful reinterpretation of the Thomas Harris oeuvre deserves the kind of buzz and popularity that The Walking Dead enjoys. Its intensity, intelligence and dark power are the equal of anything on cable, with riveting performances led by [Mads] Mikkelsen as the dapper, sinister fiend-in-plain-sight and Hugh Dancy as his tormented patsy, FBI profiler Will Graham … And it’s only getting started, with its hallucinatory imagery and food-fetish ghoulishness keeping us transfixed and entertained in a sensually sensory overload.” – Matt Roush, tvguide

But the show is much more than a horror story. It is at times an updated take on the police procedural drama, and at others a tragic love story. And it serves up a plate full of cannibal puns! As Executive Producer Bryan Fuller explained to Huffington Post, “I consider Hannibal a very very very dark comedy, and that’s my coping mechanism because I have to see it as absurdist dark humor on one level, and on another level, an emotional story about male friendships.”

However one defines it, Hannibal has transfixed audiences and changed the landscape of network television. For these reasons, join us in encouraging the Television Academy to honor Hannibal (and its beloved Fannibals) with a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.


Congratulations to @oitnb on your Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Drama Series! #OITNB #EmmysNoms #OrangeisTheNewBlack

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Congratulations to Game of Thrones for a breaking the record for the highest number of Emmy Awards! Also winning outstanding drama series!!
GoT lovers cherish every second of the last two seasons because a series of this calibre comes once in a blue moon!