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Emmy nominees getting ready for Sunday's big night

Sep. 21, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This is the time of year when the cast of HBO's "Veep" would usually be shooting a new season. Now that the show is done, actor Tony Hale says they'll have to settle for getting together at the Emmy Awards. "Obviously, a win would be so much fun," Hale said at Friday night's reception...

It's no joke: women rule the Emmy comedy series category

Sep. 20, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the winner of the best comedy series Emmy Award is announced Sunday, odds are good that a woman will be giving the acceptance speech. An unprecedented number of the seven nominated comedies are from female creators: defending champion "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," ''Fleabag" and...

Chris Sullivan of 'This is Us' takes risks on the red carpet

Sep. 20, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Sullivan may or may not win at this weekend's Emmy Awards, but it's a sure bet that when he strikes a pose on the red carpet, his unconventional attire will make a statement. At past events, Sullivan has donned a top hat and cane, brightly colored flowered pants and suits with flashy...

'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep' make last Emmy Awards stand

Sep. 19, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Game of Thrones" has dominated the Emmy Awards with the formidable power of, say, your average fearsome, flame-belching dragon. Same goes for "Veep," but picture a cutthroat politician instead. The drama and comedy series are among the front-runners for Sunday's ceremony (8 p.m. EDT,...

Emmy Predictions: Amid newcomers, will 'Thrones' slay again?

Sep. 17, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

In the Way Too Much TV Era, it truly is an honor just to be nominated. Imagine that you're working on a television series, one of the many actors, writers and others who give daily thanks for the rise of cable and streaming that has led to gazillions — at least — of shows and growing employment...

Actress Jessica Hecht's Emmy night comes down to the dress

Sep. 16, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Hecht, the "Special" actress, inherited at least a couple of things from her mother: "I'm lucky to be sample size. My mother gave me many gifts and this was a very specific one." That, she laughed, and "a lot of neurosis." Being a size 2 came in handy as Hecht was deciding on just...

'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Mrs. Maisel' guest stars capture Emmys

Sep. 16, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trio of Emmy-honored actors are winners again for their guest performances in TV series, joined by an awards newcomer. Bradley Whitford and Cherry Jones received trophies for their "The Handmaid's Tale" roles at Sunday's creative arts Emmy ceremony. Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby won on the...

'Crazy Ex' star Rachel Bloom wins Emmy, announces pregnancy

Sep. 15, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rachel Bloom has won an Emmy for writing music and lyrics, and soon she'll be singing lullabies. The "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" creator and star announced backstage at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday night that she and husband Dan Gregor are expecting a baby. Bloom won the Emmy, her...

Q&A: Leguizamo on 'Latin History,' Emmy nom and Donald Trump

Sep. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Leguizamo is returning to the Primetime Emmy Awards as a four-time nominee, but he'll have to skip class to attend the ceremony. The actor, nominated for his performance in the docudrama "When They See Us," is in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre for a six-week run of his one-man...

Beyoncé's music director on Emmy nod : 'It feels good'

Aug. 27, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In true Beyoncé fashion, when her music director learned he earned his first-ever Emmy nomination for his work on the pioneering project, "HOMECOMING: A Film by Beyoncé," he was too busy to celebrate — because he was focused on producing the superstar's next album. Derek...