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'Game of Thrones' reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

Jul. 16, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga's...

The Latest: Joey King: Emmy nod the best moment of her life

Jul. 16, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Star of Hulu's "The Act" Joey King sobbed when she learned of her first Emmy nomination. She says it's the greatest moment of her life. King told The Associated Press that "my whole body is shaking, I'm so excited" after...

Partial list of nominees for annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Jul. 16, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Partial list of nominees for the annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced Tuesday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. For the complete list, visit Emmys.com : Comedy Series: "Barry"; "Fleabag"; "The Good Place"; "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; "Russian Doll"; "Schitt's Creek";...

'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep' make final grabs for Emmy glory

Jul. 11, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a long-running, much-admired television series ends, Emmy voters can bring the show and its stars back for a final bow — or give them the bum's rush. "Game of Thrones," ''Veep" and "The Big Bang Theory," three major series that wrapped last season, will find out with...

ABC's 'How to Get Away with Murder' to end after next season

Jul. 11, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It will be case closed next season for "How to Get Away with Murder," with the show's upcoming sixth season to be its last. The series and its star, Viola Davis, are leaving behind history: In 2015, Davis became the first African American to win an Emmy for best lead actress in a drama...

Steph Curry makes faithful moves through production company

Jun. 27, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry may be a sharpshooting three-time NBA champion, but he is quickly building a career away from the court to inspire the masses through his burgeoning production company. The Golden State Warriors superstar is strategically producing content that focuses on sports, family and...

Viola Davis determined to go above and beyond on diversity

Jun. 24, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Viola Davis started her production company nearly a decade ago, she was determined to bring about change in Hollywood with a strategic mandate: Normalize people of color on screen. "We're not social statements. We're not mythical creatures all the time ... you can literally put pen to...

'Emanuel' explores life after tragic church shooting

Jun. 18, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Pinckney was hiding under a desk holding the mouth of her then-6-year-old daughter when Dylann Roof fired more than 70 shots in Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine black worshippers. The new documentary, "Emanuel," explores life after the tragic...

Amy Poehler, Issa Rae recognized for their entrepreneurship

Jun. 13, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — In a night of commanding words from some of the most accomplished women in entertainment at the annual Women in Film Gala Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, from the likes of Issa Rae, Viola Davis and producer Cathy Schulman, Amy Poehler put her own unconventional spin on the...

A list of nominees at the 2019 BET Awards

May. 16, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

A list of nominees at the 2019 Bet Awards, to air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 23. ____ — Video of the year: 21 Savage featuring J. Cole, "A Lot"; Cardi B, "Money"; Cardi B and Bruno Mars, "Please Me"; Childish Gambino, "This Is America"; Drake, "Nice for What"; The Carters,...