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The Most Painful Snubs and Happiest Surprises of the 2019 Emmy Nominations

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Each year, some of our favorites in showbiz are recognized for their craft through Emmy nominations, leading us to celebrate the hard work of said individuals. Just kidding, the Emmy nominations roll around and we spend most of our time bitching and
'Each year, some of our favorites in showbiz are recognized for their craft through Emmy nominations, leading us to celebrate the hard work of said individuals. Just kidding, the Emmy nominations roll around and we spend most of our time bitching and moaning about who didn't get nominated. \tWell, .. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com \t 71st Primetime Emmy(R) Awards Game of Thrones Better Things Pamela Adlon Better Call Saul Rhea Seehorn Maisie Williams Sophie Turner Gwendoline Christie Nailed It Barry Sarah Goldberg Stephen Root Anthony Carrigan The Haunting of Hill House Mike Flanagan Emilia Clarke Schitt's Creek Eugene Levy Catherine O'Hara'

‘Legend of the White Dragon’ Kickstarter Reunites Original Power Rangers

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Former 'Power Rangers' actors have teamed up with Bat in the Sun for a new 'Power Rangers' fan film called 'Legend of the White Dragon.' (Photo Credit Bat in the Sun / Kickstarter) The Power Rangers franchise is something that has at
'Former 'Power Rangers' actors have teamed up with Bat in the Sun for a new 'Power Rangers' fan film called 'Legend of the White Dragon.' (Photo Credit Bat in the Sun / Kickstarter) \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t The Power Rangers franchise is something that has at times been duplicated but the success of which has never been properly replicated. Back in the Mighty Morphin’ heyday of the brand shows like VR Troopers, Masked Rider, and Big Bad Beetleborgs took similar approaches to the show by repurposing footage from Japanese tokusatsu programs and refitting them with new American footage to create a “new” show. While some found moderate success, nothing came close to the buzz generated by the original . Even as recently as the late aughts there was Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight , a decent but short-lived effort to bring the Japanese franchise Kamen Rider to American audiences.  However, a recent Kickstarter project looks to have the best shot at recapturing some of the magic of the original franchise — largely thanks to the fact that it stars a number of former Power Rangers.  Legend of the White Dragon is a new film project from Bat in the Sun that seeks to raise $500,000 in funding as the film’s budget. The big draw here is the number of former Rangers in the cast, among them Jason Faunt ( Time Force ), Ciara Hannah ( MegaForce ), Yoshi Sudarso ( Dino Charge ), and Johnny Yong Bosch (Mighty Morphin’, Zeo, Turbo ). Oh, and at the center of it all is Jason David Frank, the actor behind the legendary Tommy from — uh, you know, like half a dozen seasons of Power Rangers at this point. Legend of the White Dragon looks to provide a more mature take on the archetypes established by Power Rangers — it’s not subtle about the influence of the series at all, actually. The city in which it takes place is called Angel Graves, about as Dark N’ Gritty a take on the original Power Rangers city of Angel Grove as you can get. Angel Graves is something of a post-apocalyptic city in which the former “Power Ranger”-esque figures have been blamed for the decimation of the city, stripped of their powers, and are now hunted by the law. When evil arises once again, they must look to the power of the legendary White Dragon in order to defend the world once more. (Photo Credit: Bat in the Sun / Kickstarter) From the looks of the first trailer, it looks like Legend of the White Dragon will feature both good and bad hallmarks of Power Rangers. The stunt choreography is a lot of fun and the design of the world and costumes is pretty cool. That said, it also continues the long-standing Power Rangers tradition of sub-par at best acting and hackneyed dialogue. The trailer’s highlights definitely aren’t any of the moments in which characters are talking to each other but rather the scenes in which they’re all trying to kick each others’ asses.  If you’re trying to secure a digital download of the film and its score a small $25 donation will get you there, but higher reward tiers include signed props and set visits. The campaign is off to a great start but there’s still a long way to go before funding is secured. If you’d like to help make Legend of the White Dragon happen, head over to the Kickstarter page for more info.  More on Geek.com: The Original ‘Power Rangers’ Movie Should Have Stayed Small The Future Looks Bright for ‘Power Rangers: Beast Morphers’ ‘Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Is a Real Ranger Fighting Game'

2019 Emmy Nomination Snubs & Surprises: Game of Thrones Makes History, Schitt’s Creek Pops

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Gwendoline Christie scores as Brienne of Tarth in HBO's fantasy series, but the network's 'Succession' loses out in acting categories. Plus, 'When They See Us' and comedy dominates the Tomatometer.
'The Television Academy announced nominations in its 71st Emmy Awards on Tuesday. (See the full list here.) Among those nominations was crazy love for the final season of  Game of Thrones — no matter what critics said about the series’ last episodes — but none for Homecoming , and massive Schitt’s Creek enthusiasm, but little for Succession. Read on to find out who got snubbed and who was a surprise in this year’s nominations. Have a snub or surprise you want to add yourself? Tell us in the comments! Surprise: Game of Thrones Supporting and Guest Actor Nominations (Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO) The Television Academy has rewarded Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, and Carice van Houten for their dedicated work on HBO’s Game of Thrones ; the former two scored supporting nominations, and the latter received a guest nomination. While the names of Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Peter Dinklage were all floating high on prediction lists, few expected the drama nominations sweep that the eight-season fantasy series pulled off on Tuesday. With its 32 nominations this year, the most for any program in a single season (beating NYPD Blue ’s 25-year standing record), Game of Thrones now has the most Emmy nominations for a drama program in history with 161 and the most Emmys won with 47. Snub: Homecoming Snubbed in All Categories (Photo by Amazon Prime Video) One of the most acclaimed TV series of last year, and the winner of our own Golden Tomato Award for Best Drama, Homecoming was snubbed in a number of major categories Tuesday morning. Sam Esmail’s twisty, Hitchcockian Amazon series missed out on a slot for Outstanding Drama, as well as for Outstanding Lead Actress for Julia Roberts and Outstanding Lead Actor for the excellent Stephan James. Its loss in the Outstanding Drama Series category did make room for kinda-surprises like Pose and Bodyguard , which were not considered absolute locks going into nominations morning. Surprise: Comedy Rules (the Tomatometer) (Photo by Steve Schofield/Amazon Prime Video) The average Tomatometer for Best Comedy Series is 97.86% on the Tomatometer, while the average for Best Drama Series is 87.13%. Even if Game of Thrones’ eighth season 54% is removed, the drama category still only averages 91.29%. Both seasons of Fleabag , for one, are Certified Fresh at 100%, contributing to comedy’s dominance. Snub: Richard Madden for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for Bodyguard (Photo by Sophie Mutevelian/World Productions/Netflix) While Netflix’s U.K. terrorist thriller Bodyguard may have scored an Outstanding Drama Series nomination, star Richard Madden – who had been considered a lock in the drama actor category – was left in the cold. It was one of the biggest snubs of the morning, considering the critical praise heaped on Madden for his dedicated, physically and emotionally demanding performance as war vet David Budd, not to mention his Golden Globe win for the role. Madden’s loss might have been Milo Ventimiglia’s gain, though; the This Is Us star was a semi-surprise, sneaking into the category. Surprise: When They See Us Women Dominate Limited Series Category (Photo by Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix) Pundits were predicting that Jharrel Jerome, who plays one of the five wrongly accused men, Korey Wise, in Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us , might nab a spot in the limited series led actor category – and he did. The big surprise today was that Niecy Nash, who plays Wise’s mom Delores, and Anjanue Ellis, who plays Sharon Salaam, were both nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie. The two women beat out big names like Emma Stone for Maniac and Julianna Margulies for The Hot Zone . A surprise to prognosticators, sure, but anyone who saw their work as desperate mothers fighting the system in the acclaimed Certified Fresh Netflix miniseries might have seen this kind of upset coming. Vera Farmiga also got a nod in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category, a nomination that some saw as a snub of Carmen Ejogo, who was considered a favorite for her role in True Detective. Snubs: Allison Janney for Mom and Pamela Adlon for Better Things for Comedy Lead Actress (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS) Seven-time Emmy winner Janney won in this category in 2016 and has been nominated in the role of Bonnie Plunkett five times, and Adlon has one win and seven nominations overall, two for her role as Sam Fox. Both were seen by experts as likely nominees, but those spots went instead to… Surprise: Christina Applegate for Dead to Me and Catherine O’Hara for Schitt’s Creek (Photo by Netflix) Where there are snubs, there are also surprises. Applegate and O’Hara give Netflix and Pop, respectively, reason to cheer with their nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Surprise: Speaking of Schitt’s Creek… (Photo by Pop) Eugene Levy was a surprise nomination in the comedy actor category, taking a spot that experts anticipated would go to Jim Carrey for Kidding , and the title itself surprised in the comedy series category, beating out expected nominee The Kominsky Method , which won a Golden Globe earlier this year. Snub: Succession in the Acting Categories (Photo by Peter Kramer/HBO) The HBO title grabbed a best drama nomination — good luck against Game of Thrones ! — but was shut out of the acting categories, despite favored performances from James Cromwell for guest actor, Kieran Culkin and Matthew Macfadyen for supporting actor, and Brian Cox for lead actor. Sarah Snook and Jeremy Strong were also in the conversation.'

Emmy Nominations 2019: Who Were the Biggest Snubs & Surprises?

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It’s that time of year again: the 2019 Emmy nominations are out, and the TV shows we’ve dutifully watched all year are finally being rewarded (or not). We’re breaking down the biggest Emmy nominations 2019 snubs and surprises, but there’s some key
'It’s that time of year again: the 2019 Emmy nominations are out, and the TV shows we’ve dutifully watched all year are finally being rewarded (or not). We’re breaking down the biggest Emmy nominations 2019 snubs and surprises , but there’s some key information you need before we dive in. Several hit shows were not eligible for nominations this year due to the time they aired, including the new Big Little Lies, Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale  and  Westworld.  So no, those shows weren’t snubbed — but some of the surprises and new arrivals on this year’s list are likely grateful they’re not going up against those heavy hitters. It’s no surprise that  Game of Thrones   dominated the 2019 nominations, of course — but even the most optimistic fans didn’t predict the extent of  GoT ‘s success. With a total of 32 nominations, the HBO drama snagged the highest number of nominations in a single year by any show, ever. For a season that over a million people wanted rewritten , that’s not bad at all. On the disappointing side, this year’s list marked a decline in the diversity of its nominations , with only 24 acting nominations for people of color. Last year’s count was a record-breaking 38; but even the 2017 nominations outplayed this year’s list, at 27. Award shows have always had a problem with diversity, but recent years made it seem as though the issue was being addressed and taken seriously within the industry. This year’s nominations may tell a different story. So, two big surprises (that weren’t really surprises at all). Up next: the biggest snubs and real  surprises from the 2019 Emmy nominations. Snub: The Good Fight   Here is my annual Christine-Baranski-Deserves-An-Emmy-Nomination-For-Diane-Lockhart tweet #emmys #TheGoodFight pic.twitter.com/C1XshJ26fq — ilona (@ilonarcari) July 15, 2019 Many were surprised to see  The Good Fight  left off this year’s list — especially Christine Baranski ’s superb performance as Diane Lockhart. While critics have lavished Baranski with praise this season, apparently she just didn’t do it for Emmy voters to earn a nod for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. The show was also left off the nominations for Outstanding Drama Series. Surprise: When They See Us Visibility is paramount. Thank you to the @TelevisionAcad for #WhenTheySeeUs ' 16 #Emmys nominations. pic.twitter.com/Yi1MewvZUp — When They See Us (@WhenTheySeeUs) July 16, 2019 The amount of diversity in this year’s nominations was disappointingly sparse, as we mentioned. Without Ava DuVernay’s breakout hit When They See Us , however, it would have been criminally low. Snagging an impressive 16 nominations, the list of When They See Us ‘s nods includes Best Director for DuVernay and eight acting nominations, six of which are for people of color — and all of which are for exceptionally moving performances. Snub: Susan Kelechi Watson ( This Is Us ) I thought that Susan Kelechi Watson was the best part of #ThisIsUs this season. So to see her get snubbed for an #Emmy nomination this year just doesn't look right. pic.twitter.com/lKXmApXSD5 — Bernard Oliver (@boliver36) July 16, 2019 Where oh where was Beth on this list?! While critical interest in This Is Us  has waned with the latest season, many felt Susan Kelechi Watson was finally given the meaty storyline she deserved this year, exploring new depths of an always-complex, if under-utilized character. Show leads Sterling K. Brown, Milo Ventimiglia,and Mandy Moore were all nominated, but it’s a toss-up whether that makes Watson’s exclusion for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series worse or better. Surprise: Robin Wright ( House of Cards ) Congrats to Robin Wright for her extraordinary work as Claire Underwood. #Emmys pic.twitter.com/wSFbdhxR39 — House of Cards (@HouseofCards) July 16, 2019 Look: We all love us some Robin Wright (almost as much as we do not  love us some Kevin Spacey). But the last season of  House of Cards  doesn’t entirely seem worth celebrating. With viewership dropping to new lows, and the show (rightfully) restructuring to work around Frank Underwood’s absence, reception among fans was mixed — at best. Robin Wright  — who was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in House of Cards — is such a powerhouse. Couldn’t we nominate a performance of hers that deserves it more? Snub:  The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory was a bit short changed at this year's Emmy Award nominations , huh? https://t.co/yrmYXLbsqJ — Metro Entertainment (@Metro_Ents) July 16, 2019 Out with a bang? Not so much.  The Big Bang Theory  series finale aired on May 16 and was issued a tearful goodbye by longstanding fans. But with the exception of a few technical nods for the final episode , the former CBS hit was notably absent from major categories. Jim Parsons, who won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series four times for his performance, was not nominated, and the show itself was also left off the Outstanding Comedy Series list. Surprise: Schitt’s Creek oh wow okay — Schitt's Creek (@SchittsCreek) July 16, 2019 Schitt’s Creek  had a big showing this year, earning both its own and the network’s (Pop TV’s) first-ever Emmy nominations. Stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series, respectively, and the show’s fifth season was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. Given the relatively low budget and reach of Pop TV (compared to behemoths like HBO and Netflix), it’s pretty impressive for the show to be getting so much attention, especially in these high-profile categories. Snub: Tracee Ellis Ross ( Black-ish) Whoa! Among those snubbed from #Emmys2019 nominations were Tracee Ellis Ross of @blackishabc and Susan Kelechi Watson on @NBCThisisUs pic.twitter.com/5besIHDVU3 — Wilson Morales (@blackfilm) July 16, 2019 After being nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series three years in a row, Tracee Ellis Ross was left off this year’s list. Ross’s nomination was historic at the time, as the first Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nomination for a Black woman in 30 years. Black-ish was largely ignored as a whole this year: Anthony Anderson got a Lead Actor nod, but the show itself lost a three-year streak of Outstanding Comedy Series nominations, and had no other mentions. Surprise:  Fleabag Every actress from Fleabag got a nomination. Phoebe, Olivia, Fiona, Sian. That’s what happens when a woman creator puts together a company. Everyone shines. — rachel syme (@rachsyme) July 16, 2019 It’s no secret that  Fleabag  is beloved — but to say it swept this year’s Emmy nominations would be an understatement. With five actress nominations, an Outstanding Comedy Series nomination, and directing and writing nominations to boot, it’s shaping up to be an exceptional awards season for creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The show’s second season scored 11 nominations in total, while the first season was totally snubbed back in 2017. Snub:  Catch-22 No one is talking about it so I’m concerned I’m the only one who thinks the new Catch-22 show is really good. — Soren Bowie (@Soren_Ltd) July 10, 2019 A TV show based on a beloved book and directed by America’s sweetheart, George Clooney: What could go wrong? Apparently, quite a bit, as the show didn’t place in any expected categories (including a director nomination for Clooney). It’s unclear whether the show’s reach or content was the issue (it certainly had less audience engagement than other shows included on this year’s list), but either way — Hulu will need to step up its game going forward. Surprise: Gwendoline Christie ( Game of Thrones) gwendoline christie being nominated for an emmy for the role she wanted so badly, got and worked so hard to live up to is so beautiful. brienne means the world to her and this is exactly what she deserves. MY knight of the seven kingdoms. i’m so incredibly proud pic.twitter.com/ncu2W4zz89 — jos (@brieyara) July 16, 2019 Yes, we know, we said that none of the  GoT  nominations were a surprise. But this one really is! Gwendoline Christie got her first-ever Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Lady — excuse us,  Ser —  Brienne of Tarth. After her emotional knighting (and long-awaited romance with a certain blond Lannister), we certainly think she deserves it. And frankly, TV needs more female characters like Brienne, so let’s hope her nomination is a push in the right direction.'