Thomas Schlamme Elected for Second Term as DGA President

Thomas Schlamme Elected for Second Term as DGA President Thomas Schlamme has been elected for a second term as the Directors Guild of America president. This will mark his second, two-year term, which is typically the extent of a DGA presidency. On ...

Thomas Schlamme Re-Elected President of Directors Guild

Thomas Schlamme Re-Elected President of Directors Guild Veteran TV director Thomas Schlamme has been re-elected president of the Directors Guild of America for a two-year term. Schlamme was selected by the acclamation of 155 delegates at the DGA’s ...

NBC Appoints Lesley Cerwin as Svp of Strategic Business Initiatives

NBC has appointed long-serving executive Lesley Cerwin as its new senior vice president of strategic business initiatives, Variety has learned. In her new role, Cerwin will identify growth ...

Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Actor in a Comedy Series Last Year’s Winner: Bill Hader, “Barry” Still Eligible: Yes. Hot Streak: Showtime has the longest nominations streak of any network in this category, with eight years in a row earning at least one ...

DGA Steps Up in Response to Industry Changes

DGA Steps Up in Response to Industry Changes Amid the massive changes in the entertainment industry, Thomas Schlamme has found stability in his role as the 26th president of the Directors Guild of America. “I feel as if I’m more comfortable ...

Emily Blunt flashback: Then-23-year-old nervously shouts ‘Whoo!’ after winning Golden Globe for ‘Gideon’s Daughter’ [Watch]

After winning the Golden Globe for BBC America’s telefilm “Gideon’s Daughter” at the 2007 ceremony, then-23-year-old Emily Blunt walked up on the stage like a deer in the headlights. “Oh God,” the ...

Merritt Wever to Star in HBO Comedy Pilot ‘Run’

Merritt Wever to Star in HBO Comedy Pilot ‘Run’ Merritt Wever has been cast in the lead role of the upcoming HBO comedy pilot “Run,” Variety has confirmed. The series focuses on Ruby (Wever), a woman living a humdrum existence, one day gets a ...

John Goodman to Receive The Lifetime Achievement Award at This Year’s St. Louis International Film Festival

The 27th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (Sliff) — held Nov. 1-11 — will honor native St. Louisan John Goodman with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a tribute program that will ...

Matthew Perry Reveals He’s Been Confined to a Hospital Bed for Three Months

Matthew Perry Reveals He’s Been Confined to a Hospital Bed for Three Months Matthew Perry started the weekend with a somewhat alarming tweet: “Three months in a hospital bed. Check.” The “Friends” star, who has never been especially prolific on Twitter but who nevertheless ...

2018 Emmy race for Best Drama Directing: Last chance for ‘The Americans’

2018 Emmy race for Best Drama Directing: Last chance for ‘The Americans’ The Emmy Awards ballot for Best Drama Directing lists 251 episodes from 119 series. There were 284 episodes from 100 series submitted last year, when a tie resulted in seven instead of six nominees: ...

Toni Collette Among Three Cast in Netflix Rape Drama ‘Unbelievable,’ Lisa Cholodenko to Direct

Toni Collette Among Three Cast in Netflix Rape Drama ‘Unbelievable,’ Lisa Cholodenko to Direct The upcoming Netflix series based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning article “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” has found its leads. Toni Collette, Merritt Wever and Kaitlyn Dever have been cast in ...

‘The Conners’ could be key to Emmy wins for ‘Roseanne’ cast

‘The Conners’ could be key to Emmy wins for ‘Roseanne’ cast After the stunning cancellation of “Roseanne” on May 29 in the wake of Roseanne Barr‘s racist tweets, we had written off the rest of the cast as Emmy contenders. But with five days left in voting ...

Merritt Wever (‘Godless’) on female-centric series: In a traditional western, ‘there probably wouldn’t have been a part for me’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Merritt Wever (‘Godless’) on female-centric series: In a traditional western, ‘there probably wouldn’t have been a part for me’ [Exclusive Video Interview] Had “Godless” been a more traditional western, Merritt Wever may not have been “attracted to it, and more likely, there probably wouldn’t have been a part in it for me.” Yet this Netflix limited ...

Could ‘Roseanne’ co-stars get a sympathy hug at the Emmys like Jon Cryer (‘Two and a Half Men’)?

Could ‘Roseanne’ co-stars get a sympathy hug at the Emmys like Jon Cryer (‘Two and a Half Men’)? The abrupt cancellation of “Roseanne” on May 29 was a dire blow to the Emmy chances for the high-rated sitcom revival. In the eyes of Emmy voters, the whole project may be tainted by star Roseanne ...

John Goodman isn’t sweating ‘Roseanne”s axed Fyc campaign: ‘I wasn’t going to get an Emmy anyway’

John Goodman isn’t sweating ‘Roseanne”s axed Fyc campaign: ‘I wasn’t going to get an Emmy anyway’ John Goodman isn’t too concerned about “Roseanne”’s axed Emmy campaign in the wake of the show’s abrupt cancellation — because he wasn’t expecting any love from the TV academy in the first place. ...

John Goodman will avoid a dubious Emmy record if voters shun ‘Roseanne’

John Goodman will avoid a dubious Emmy record if voters shun ‘Roseanne’ “Roseanne”’s already precarious Emmy chances took a major — irreparable? — hit Tuesday when ABC canceled the sitcom after Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet comparing Valerie Jarrett to an ape. ABC axed its ...

Can John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf still earn Emmy love despite icky ‘Roseanne’ cancellation?

Can John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf still earn Emmy love despite icky ‘Roseanne’ cancellation? When Kristin Chenoweth won an Emmy in 2009 for the cancelled ABC comedy “Pushing Daisies,” she joked, “I’m unemployed now, so I’d like to be on ‘Mad Men'” (watch below). Chenoweth’s triumph was hardly ...

John Goodman (‘Roseanne’) could extend a dubious record with an eighth Best Comedy Actor Emmy nomination

Despite seven Best Comedy Actor nominations for playing Dan Conner, John Goodman never took home the Emmy during “Roseanne”’s initial nine-season run. It wasn’t until 2007 that he won his first Emmy ...

‘Roseanne’ flashback: Laurie Metcalf rubs her Emmy in Roseanne’s face [Watch]

“Roseanne,” which returned Tuesday with nine new episodes, didn’t win its first Emmy until 1992, for its fourth season. It went to Laurie Metcalf, who took home her first of three straight Best ...

John Goodman movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘Barton Fink’ …

John Goodman movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘Barton Fink’ … John Goodman shockingly never won an Emmy for his role as working-class father Dan Conner in “Roseanne” despite competing seven consecutive times as Best Comedy Actor for the ABC sitcom (1989-1995). ...

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