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Awards Watch wrote:
2018 Emmys: FINAL Emmy Nomination Predictions in Drama, Comedy, Limited Series/TV Movie, Reality and Variety

July 9, 2018




The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are in just a few days and I have my FINAL predictions in Drama Series, Comedy Series, Limited Series, TV Movie, all acting, writing and directing and Variety and Reality categories.

After you’ve perused these surefire predictions, take a trip over the newest Emmy podcasts with Awardsdaily TV’s Joey Moser and GoldDerby’s Riley Chow for more in-depth analysis and predictions.

I’ll be live-tweeting the Emmy nominations on July 12th starting at 8:30am PST so tune in!

Here are my final Emmy nomination predictions for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Outstanding Limited Series

1. American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (FX)

2. The Looming Tower (Hulu)
3. Godless (Netflix)
4. Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
5. Howards End (Starz)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series/TV Movie

1. Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
2. Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
3. Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
4. Al Pacino, Paterno (HBO)
5. Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
6. Evan Peters, American Horror Story: Cult (FX)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series/TV Movie

1. Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

2. Bill Pullman, The Sinner (USA)
3. Jeff Daniels, Godless (Netflix)
4. Peter Sarsgaard, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
5. Tahar Rahim, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
6. Bill Camp, The Looming Tower (Hulu)

OTHER CONTENDERS

Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live (NBC)
Cody Fern, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Michael Shannon, Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
Jimmi Simpson, USS Callister: Black Mirror (Netflix)
Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
Sam Waterston, Godless (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie

1. Laura Dern, Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
2. Nicole Kidman, Top of the Lake: China Girl (Sundance)
3. Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
4. Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

5. Angela Lansbury, Little Women (BBC America)
6. Elizabeth Debicki, The Tale (HBO)

Source:  https://awardswatch.com/2018/07/09/2018-emmys-final-emmy-nomination-predictions-in-drama-comedy-limited-series-tv-movie-reality-and-variety/







Awards Daily wrote:
Awards Daily TV’s 2018 Limited Series / TV Movie Emmy Predictions



July 9, 2018

Thursday morning brings the official 2018 Emmy nominations announced by Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold. Before the big reveal, the staff at Awards Daily TV gave their final predictions in the major categories. Today, we’re focusing on TV Movie / Limited Series Emmy predictions.

Unlike last year’s Big Little Lies, Feud: Bette and Joan, and Fargo-dominated race, this year’s Limited Series / TV movie races are wide open. That’s something Jalal already talked about in his last Awards Tracker piece. And you’ll see that reflected in our overall predictions. There’s nothing we all agree on. Even worse, our Supporting Actor in a Limited Series / TV Movie predictions encompass 14 actors, showing how incredibly wide-open that race is.

Still, there are some certainties. In a relatively weak year, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story will dominate these categories. We all agreed that the series itself, Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz, Judith Light, and Edgar Ramirez would receive nominations. That should allow Versace to lead the Limited Series categories.

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Take a look at Team ADTV’s final Limited Series / TV Movie Emmy predictions below. Who do you think will receive nominations? Who will be left out? Be sure to leave your comments on the post!









Source:  http://www.awardsdaily.com/2018/07/09/awards-daily-tvs-2018-limited-series-tv-movie-emmy-predictions/







Interesting comments, but I find the writers' reasoning for a possible nomination for Ricky Martin to be flawed:  "His part was small, but c’mon: it’s Ricky Martin." :very confused   If they liked Ricky's performance, fine, just say that.  But just because Ricky Martin is, well, himself, Ricky Martin, internationally respected pop star, is not a persuasive argument for a nomination.
Vanity Fair wrote:
2018 Emmy Nominations: Predictions for Every Major Category

July 9, 2018

LIMITED SERIES

The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Godless
Howards End
The Looming Tower
Twin Peaks

A once-moribund Emmy category, the miniseries has been renewed under its new title—and by changing appetites in television consumption. This year, FX’s thorough, devastating portrait of late fashion designer Gianni Versace and his killer is likely to get a nod for its sprawl, ambition, and dazzling ensemble of actors. Hulu’s The Looming Tower, about nothing more sacrosanct than 9/11—well, the bungled events leading up to it, anyway—will probably get on the shortlist for the same reasons. We’d like to assume that David Lynch’s lauded, befuddling return to television is a lock, but who knows how many Emmy voters will groove on Twink Peaks’ grim, erratic wavelength. People love a good Western, which is why we’ve put Netflix’s solid Godless on here. And few awards voters can resist the pull of a well-reviewed literary adaptation period piece; hence, Starz’s Howards End. Potential spoilers could be Top of the Lake: China Girl and, we hope against hope, the brilliant American Vandal.



LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
Michael B. Jordan, Fahrenheit 451
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Al Pacino, Paterno

Darren Criss was the centerpiece of his series, as was Kyle MacLachlan, so they are likely to be recognized here. Benedict Cumberbatch is no stranger to Emmy nominations, and he’s been heaped with praise for his addled turn on Melrose—but are enough voters aware of it? Jeff Daniels and Al Pacino are big names in big projects, so we’re putting them down here, while Michael B. Jordan, riding high on Black Panther esteem, could edge his way in despite Fahrenheit’s tepid reviews. Antonio Banderas as an intense artist in Genius: Picasso could upset in that sixth slot, though.


SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Penélope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Laura Dern, Twin Peaks
Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Sharon Stone, Mosaic
Merritt Wever, Godless

Emmy voters likely won’t forego a chance to nominate Penélope Cruz, so we’re assuming she’ll be here. And her co-star Judith Light is beloved—let’s put her in, too. We’re predicting big things for Godless overall, which means Merritt Wever will likely get recognized for her idiosyncratic work as a gay frontierswoman. Laura Dern might even have a double-nomination year if enough voters appreciated her on Twin Peaks. Though many prognosticators are putting Angela Lansbury in that last spot, for a Little Women adaptation that didn’t get much traction, we’re gonna try to put some proactive energy out into the universe and predict Sharon Stone for her terrific work in Steven Soderbergh’s criminally under-appreciated mystery series. Following your heart instead of your head is a foolish game to play during awards season, but sometimes, you just have to do it.


SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Jeff Daniels, Godless
Bill Camp, The Looming Tower
Edgar Ramírez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Michael Shannon, Fahrenheit 451
Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower

All of these guys, minus maybe Jeff Daniels, have other contenders closely nipping at their heels. Brandon Victor Dixon could find his way into the mix for his Judas in the live Jesus Christ Superstar, as could any of the other approx. 8 billion men in The Looming Tower. But we think the biggest surprise nomination could be Ricky Martin for The Assassination of Gianni Versace. His part was small, but c’mon: it’s Ricky Martin.
Source:  https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/07/emmy-nominations-2018-predictions









The Wrap wrote:
Emmy Predictions in Movies and Miniseries: Gianni Versace, 9/11 and ‘Twin Peaks’ Strangeness

July 9, 2018

Among the other contenders [for Limited Series category], FX’s Ryan Murphy is always a major presence in these categories, with his big entry this year not the post-election edition of “American Horror Story” but the second installment of the true-crime dramatization series that began with his Emmy juggernaut “The People v. O.J. Simpson”: “”The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.” It should be the most-nominated show in the field, though the limited series “The Looming Tower,” “Godless,” “Patrick Melrose,” “Genius: Picasso,” “Howards End” and “The Sinner” will all find support.

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Outstanding Limited Series

“Gianni Versace” is a sure thing, while Hulu’s pre-9/11 drama “The Looming Tower” and the Western “Godless” came on strong as voting approached. With only five nominees in the category, that means the battle for the last two slots will include “Twin Peaks,” “Howards End,” “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” “American Vandal,” “Patrick Melrose,” “Alias Grace,” “Genius: Picasso,” “The Alienist,” “The Sinner” and Steven Soderbergh’s “Mosaic.”

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Predicted nominees (in order of likelihood): “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” “The Looming Tower,” “Godless,” “Howards End,” “Twin Peaks”

Watch out for:
“Genius: Picasso,” “Patrick Melrose,” “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” “The Sinner,” “The Alienist”


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

The year’s powerhouse male performances could easily fill this category a couple of times over. After all, you can’t leave out Darren Criss as the killer in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” or Al Pacino as Joe Paterno, or Benedict Cumberbatch in “Patrick Melrose,” or Kyle MacLachlan as multiple versions of Agent Cooper in “Twin Peaks,” or Antonio Banderas as Picasso, or Jeff Daniels in “The Looming Tower,” or Michael B. Jordan as the tortured fireman in “Fahrenheit 451,” or Jesse Plemons as a Captain Kirk run amok in “USS Callister.”

[. . . ]

Criss, Cumberbatch and Pacino seem to be the locks, and we suspect that Banderas’ performance in “Genius: Picasso” will join them, as will Daniels in “The Looming Tower” and, in a close vote over Legend, MacLachlan in “Twin Peaks.”

Predicted nominees: Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”; Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose”; Al Pacino, “Paterno”; Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower”; Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”; Kyle MacLachlan, “Twin Peaks”

Watch out for:
John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar”; Michael B. Jordan, “Fahrenheit 451”; Jesse Plemons, “USS Callister”; Jared Harris, “The Terror”; Jack O’Connell, “Godless”


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

There will probably be six nominees in the category, but how many shows will they represent? . . .

Ramirez is a lock as Versace, and we’re guessing that Sarsgaard (as a CIA chief who doesn’t want to share pre-9/11 intelligence with the FBI) and Rahim (as a Muslim-American FBI agent) will make the cut from “The Looming Tower.”

[ . .  .]

Predicted nominees: Edgar Ramirez, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”; Jeff Daniels, “Godless”; Michael Shannon, “Fahrenheit 451”; Peter Sarsgaard, “The Looming Tower”; Brandon Victor Dixon, “Jesus Christ Superstar”; Tahar Rahim, “The Looming Tower”

Watch out for:
Michael Stuhlbarg, “The Looming Tower”; Ricky Martin, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”; Bill Camp, “The Looming Tower”; Jason Ritter, “The Tale”; Alex Rich, “Genius: Picasso”


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace” should place two actresses in this category, Penélope Cruz for her role as Donatella Versace and Judith Light as the wife of another murder victim (if voters don’t think her role is too small). Merritt Wever is all but assured a nomination for “Godless,” while Nicole Kidman brings star power to “Top of the Lake: China Girl” and Jennifer Jason Leigh is in the running for “Patrick Melrose.” Laura Dern figures to be a strong contender for “Twin Peaks,” though her chances (and those of co-star Naomi Watts) could suffer if voters are baffled by the show.

Angela Lansbury is the most-nominated actress who has never won an Emmy, and voters will likely give her another chance this year with “Little Women.” Wild cards include Sharon Stone as a celebrated writer in Steven Soderbergh’s miniseries and app “Mosaic” and Billie Lourd and Alison Pill in “American Horror Story: Cult.”

Predicted nominees: Penelope Cruz, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”; Merritt Wever, “Godless”; Nicole Kidman, “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” Angela Lansbury, “Little Women”; Judith Light, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”; Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Patrick Melrose”

Watch out for:
Laura Dern, “Twin Peaks”; Ellen Burstyn, “The Tale”; Sharon Stone, “Mosaic”; Anna Paquin, “Alias Grace”; Naomi Watts, “Twin Peaks”

Source:  https://www.thewrap.com/emmy-predictions-movies-miniseries-gianni-versace-9-11-twin-peaks-strangeness/




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Variety wrote:
Final Emmy Nomination Predictions: Which Shows Will Be Up for Awards?

July 10, 2018


Limited Series

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)

“Godless” (Netflix)
“Howards End” (Starz)
“The Looming Tower” (Hulu)
“Twin Peaks” (Showtime)

This feels like the likely quintet but programs such as “Genius: Picasso” (NatGeo), “Patrick Melrose” (Showtime) and “Top of the Lake: China Girl” (Sundance) are in the mix as well. The story here will be Hulu expanding its Emmy game with “The Looming Tower,” a new potential for awards success after scoring with “The Handmaid’s Tale” last year. And if “Twin Peaks” misses the cut (it could), expect rioting from David Lynch’s obsessed fanbase.



Lead Actor – Limited Series/TV Movie

Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”
Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose”
Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower”
John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar”
Al Pacino, “Paterno”

Virtuoso performances from Criss and Cumberbatch lead the way here. Banderas and Pacino are safe bets, along with Daniels (a likely double nominee this year with his supporting “Godless” performance in play as well). Meanwhile, Legend or Kyle MacLachlan (“Twin Peaks”) could really liven things up. We’ll lean to the former.


Supporting Actor – Limited Series/TV Movie

Bill Camp, “The Looming Tower”
Jeff Daniels, “Godless”
Brandon Victor Dixon, “Jesus Christ Superstar”
Edgar Ramirez, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Peter Sarsgaard, “The Looming Tower”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “The Looming Tower”

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Supporting Actress – Limited Series/TV Movie

Penelope Cruz, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Nicole Kidman, “Top of the Lake: China Girl”
Angela Lansbury, “Little Women”
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Patrick Melrose”
Judith Light, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Merritt Wever, “Godless”

Source:  https://variety.com/2018/tv/in-contention/2018-emmy-predictions-nominations-1202868457/







Entertainment Tonight wrote:
2018 Emmy Nominations We'd Like to See: Sandra Oh, Mandy Moore, Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell and More

July 10, 2018



Outstanding Limited Series

American Vandal
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Howards End
The Sinner
Twin Peaks: The Return


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Michael B. Jordan, Fahrenheit 451
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return
Al Pacino, Paterno


The 70th Emmy Awards, co-hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che, will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 17, starting at 5 p.m. PT on NBC.
Source:  https://www.etonline.com/2018-emmy-nominations-wed-like-to-see-sandra-oh-mandy-moore-freddie-highmore-kristen-bell-and-more





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Good luck to Darren later this morning regarding Emmy nominations. 


I believe you can go here to see the nominations live (8:30 am PT/ 11:30 am ET):  http://www.emmys.com/events/70th-emmy-nominations-announcement


Paste Magazine wrote:
Emmys 2018: Predictions and Proclamations, Nominations Edition

By Matt Brennan

July 11, 2018


Limited Series

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
(FX)
Godless (Netflix)
Howards End (Starz)
The Looming Tower (Hulu)
Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)

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Lead Actor (Limited Series/TV Movie)

Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace (FX)
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
Michael B. Jordan, Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
Al Pacino, Paterno (HBO)

Whew! This category has some big names! Which is how I arrived at a list that doesn’t include Antonio Banderas as Pablo Picasso in Genius (for which Geoffrey Rush nabbed a nomination last year). The only non-supernova on here is Criss, and his frightening, magnetic performance as spree killer Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace might be the cream of the crop. (MacLachlan’s multi-character turn in Twin Peaks is sure to give him a run for his money.) I suppose it’s theoretically possible for Daniels’ supporting campaign for Godless to knock him out and allow Banderas to slip in, but I’m not gonna bet the house on it.


Supporting Actor (Limited Series/TV Movie)

Jeff Daniels, Godless (Netflix)
Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace (FX)
Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace (FX)
Michael Shannon, Fahrenheit 451 (HBO)
Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower (Hulu)
Peter Sarsgaard, The Looming Tower (Hulu)

Along with Lead Actor (Drama), this is the list that reflects the biggest shift from my own preferences: Only Ramirez, as a very convincing Gianni Versace, appears on both. I suppose I can’t complain if Michael Shannon or Michael Stuhlbarg(the stalwart character actors of the decade, for my money) win an Emmy, but this category is the ultimate consequence of Emmy voters’ traditional inability to reach deep. Tahar Rahim (The Looming Tower), Alex Lawther (Howards End), Cody Fern and Finn Wittrock (The Assassination of Gianni Versace) are the lesser-known names that immediately come to mind as more deserving than most of the mailed-in performances listed above, but I’m just one lowly, increasingly-despondent-as-this-story-goes-on TV critic.


Outstanding Supporting Actress (Limited Series/TV Movie)

Penelope Cruz
, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace (FX)
Laura Dern, Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
Nicole Kidman, Top of the Lake: China Girl (Sundance TV)
Angela Lansbury, Little Women (PBS)
Judith Light, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace (FX)
Merritt Wever, Godless (Netflix)

If my predictions hold, I’ll be thoroughly sad not to see Anna Paquin’s terrifying performance in Alias Grace, or Tracey Ullmann’s devilishly funny one in Howards End, go unacknowledged. But the list above is basically the gay TV critic’s dream field, so: I know when to hold my tongue.

Source:  https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/07/emmys-2018-predictions-and-proclamations-nominatio.html









Awards Daily wrote:
No Guts No Glory – 2018 Emmy Nominations Predictions

July 10, 2018


After an endless season of Emmy campaigns the 2018 nominations are almost here and everyone is excited to see what surprises they’ll bring. In fact some of the most exciting predictions are ones that fall far out of consensus – hence No Guts No Glory. In anticipation of this year’s nominees the ADTV team compiled some of our most wild predictions and the one thing all five of us agree on is that Killing Eve will break through one way or another.

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Jon Jon Briones stands out among the large American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace and earns a supporting actor nomination.
Source:  http://www.awardsdaily.com/2018/07/10/no-guts-no-glory-2018-emmy-nominations-predictions/








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Well, congratulations to Darren and Ryan Murphy, Tom Rob Smith, and the cast and crew of ACS Versace

Well done!  I can't say I'm surprised Darren was nominated--with the vast majority of critics loving his work on the show, but yeah, feeling so very happy for and proud of him.  So well-deserved!  I can only imagine how he must be dancing on Cloud 9 right now with Mia and friends (and family?)! 

I meant to post earlier, but it's been a busy day.  But I've been following all the wonderful updates from dcriss-archive and Darren Criss Army the whole day.  First thing I did this morning was check just to make sure our man got that nomination! 

I'm also feeling very happy for Ryan Murphy, the rest of the cast and crew, Tom Rob Smith,  and the other producers/showrunners ACS Versace.  So  happy for Ryan.  The show was a brilliant idea.  It took so much vision from Ryan to get this show done and to shine a spotlight on, to bring to light, the human cost of societal intolerance, of society's ability to shun and turn their cheek away from an entire community.  Hats off to Ryan for his vision! 

I'm sorry that Cody and Jon Jon were not nominated.  But it doesn't take away how brilliant those two actors, one a veteran actor and one a young up and coming rising star, were in the show.  Awards shows tend to play it safe and reward big names (and often reward the same shows and same folks every year).  (For this reason, I'm so relieved that Darren was nominated, since his category was teeming with giant names!)  To me, Cody's performance (and the brilliant writing for Cody's lines) were the heart of the show--he just captured the heart break of the stories of these men, and likewise, Jon Jon's performance was so remarkable in how it highlighted an Asian immigrant's experiences in America in a highly visible project by a highly visible, well-respected showrunner.  My hope is that both Jon Jon and Cody will have more opportunities in the future (and in Jon Jon's case, that he will have many opportunities to represent the Asian-American acting community in the future).

Just so happy for everyone who was part of this team!   Much love to all involved!!!  heart heart heart  My heart is teeming with pride.



From dcriss-archive (Note:  I added a few more items today, Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15):


Indiewire wrote:
Sandra Oh’s ‘Killing Eve’ Emmy Nod Isn’t the Only Important Asian Nomination to Celebrate

July 12, 2018

Oh isn’t the only significant Asian representation among the nominees though. Darren Criss, who is half Filipino, snagged a nomination for playing killer Andrew Cunanan, who in real life was also half-Filipino, in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” on FX. This is his first individual acting Emmy nomination. He previously had a nod as a singer/songwriter on “Glee.”

Criss released the following statement on Twitter regarding his nomination: “Zorro, Dr. Strange, Harry Dunne, Todd Alquist, and Jesus Christ… pretty incredible company to keep. Humbled by your talent, Antonio Banderas, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeff Daniels, Jesse Plemons, John Legend. I’m such a fan. Congrats! What an honor, Television Academy. Thank you so much. Truly. Wow. And a huge congrats to my fellow cast and crew of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story! Ryan Murphy does it again!”

Either win would make great strides for Asian representation, especially in the acting categories. Only two Asian actors have won previously: Riz Ahmed in 2017 for his leading role in “The Night Of” and Archie Panjabi for her supporting role in “The Good Wife” in 2010.
Source:  https://www.indiewire.com/2018/07/killing-eve-sandra-oh-emmy-darren-criss-gianni-versace-hiro-murai-1201983634/

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In addition to Darren, Ryan, Tom Rob Smith, the rest of the cast and crew and showrunners/producers of ACS Versace, I'm happy for one of my favorite shows (This is Us) and for Sterling K. Brown and Ron Cephas Jones (I'm sorry Mandy Moore wasn't nominated)!  This article didn't seem to realize Darren is part Filipino.
TV Guide wrote:
2018 Emmy Nominations by the Numbers

July 12, 2018

1: Confirmed number of amazing butts among nominees (Darren Criss)

38: People of color nominated for Emmys in major categories, which more than doubles last year: Sterling K. Brown and Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us; Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson and Wanda Sykes, black-ish; Donald Glover, Zazie Beetz, Katt Williams and Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta; Leslie Jones, Kenan Thompson, Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live; Tituss Burgess,Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton,Westworld; Samira Wiley and Kelly Jenrette, The Handmaid’s Tale; Regina King, Seven Seconds; RuPaul Charles, Drag Race; W. Kamau Bell, United Shades of America: With W. Kamau Bell; Issa Rae, Insecure; Sandra Oh, Killing Eve; Trevor Noah, Daily Show; Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso; Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story;Brandon Victor Dixon and John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar; Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder; Viola Davis, Scandal; Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult; Letitia Wright, Black Mirror; Maya Rudolph, The Good Place; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm; John Leguizamo, Waco

6: Number of Latinx performers nominated, including Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Edgar Ramirez, Ricky Martin, John Leguizamo and Lin-Manuel Miranda

1: Number of Asian actors nominated (Sandra Oh). C'mon TV, do better!




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The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.
Source:  https://www.tvguide.com/news/emmys-2018-nominations-trivia/

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ABS-CBN wrote:
Fil-Am actor Darren Criss earns Emmy nomination for serial killer role

July 13, 2018


His role in the TV drama “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” as a serial killer has been a big hit with audience and critics.

Now, Filipino-American actor Darren Criss has received an acting nomination for an Emmy, perhaps the highest honor in TV, it was revealed late Thursday (Philippine time).

This is the first Emmy acting nod for Criss, whose mother is from Cebu. He was nominated in 2015 in the outstanding original music category for a song he wrote for “Glee.”

In his new show, Criss plays Andrew Cunanan, the half-Filipino murderer notorious for killing five men, including famous fashion Gianni Versace, in 1997.

It has drawn positive reviews from critics, with the New York Times’ Margaret Lyons describing his performance as “impressive and haunting” in spite of her tamed views on the show overall.

TV Guide called him “magnificent,” while USA Today praised him for bringing the spree killer to life with “disturbing energy and commitment,” just to name some of the reviews.


Source:  http://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/07/13/18/fil-am-actor-darren-criss-earns-emmy-nomination-for-serial-killer-role

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Darren was right on the nose when he described why he felt Ryan is so great at what he does.  Ryan colors the stories of his characters with social significance, giving his characters a voice to tell stories that haven't been told by their communities in the same way before.  At the same time, Ryan is genius at making each of his characters accessible, so that any barriers that may have existed between some audience members and the characters begin to melt away once the audience begins to relate to and bond with the characters, despite differences that some audience members may have felt before.  I know that happened with Glee, especially with how audience members who previously had no sense of community with LGBTQ people, began to really love and embrace LGBTQ characters over the course of the various seasons of Glee.   That is magic.  That is, I believe, the key to combatting prejudice and bias:  To be able to help people develop a sense of community with other human beings, regardless of their differences.
Deadline wrote:
‘The Assassination Of Gianni Versace’ Stars Reflect On Emmy Nominations: TV Academy “Voted For Justice”

July 12, 2018

"How am I doing? I don’t even know how I’m doing. I’m on fire, man. What can I say?” Ricky Martin told Deadline today, after receiving his first ever Emmy nomination for Ryan Murphy’s FX series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Picking up their own nominations amongst the series’ 18 overall nods, Versace stars Edgar Ramírez, Darren Criss and Finn Wittrock seemed to share Martin’s sense of excited bewilderment.

Documenting the murder of the titular fashion icon (Ramírez) at the hands of spree killer Andrew Cunanan (Criss), the latest installment of Murphy’s true crime anthology series was a dream project for those involved. “It’s a difficult thing to say because obviously [Cunanan] is a very tragic figure. I’d like to think that if I was in any position to have stopped the horrible things that happened, if I was there, I would have tried to do something,” Criss explained of his thinking in portraying an infamous real-life killer. “But unfortunately I wasn’t there. So all I could do is try to bring a kind of positivity to this darkness by telling a story in a certain way, raising certain questions that we can ask 20 years later about not only him, but ourselves and our society.”

“Regardless of awards season, this is an opportunity that I have worked and waited for my entire life. Actors are really only as good as the parts they can get, and the people that believe in them, and the complexity of the characters that they’re playing,” Criss added with reference to his troubled character, who finds himself at the center of the series—more so than Versace himself. “The thing that makes Andrew interesting is not the stuff that is dark or scary or uncomfortable; it’s the breadth of colors that exists on his palette. That’s what actors really crave.”

Like Criss, Martin was happy to see some light come out of the darkness of Versace and Cunanan’s experience. “Today, I realized that my peers in The Academy voted for justice — because at the end of the day, this is what the story was about,” he said. “It’s focused on the justice that is needed [following] this horrible crime. This is the way I see it, period.”

For the actors of Versace, portraying real-life figures was a challange. “As happens every time you play a real-life person, [the challenge] is not to yield before the pressure of playing someone that a lot of people knew—especially someone like Gianni whose work was so impactful,” Ramírez said. “Playing a real-life character, it’s not about imitating. It’s not a photograph—it’s a painting.”

While Criss contemplated the psyche of a killer—attempting to manifest all of Cunanan’s complexity—Martin gave himself up to the darkness D’Amico experienced following the death of Versace. “We walked on set every day extremely vulnerable, but at the same time, we all felt protected because we were being directed by Ryan, and by an amazing group of directors,” he said. “It just felt right.”

Celebrating the success of Versace, each of the series’ stars tipped their hat to its mastermind, Ryan Murphy, discussing what makes him so unique and vital as a storyteller. “He works harder than anyone else in the business and continues to keep a group of people around him who are continually impressive. With every new project, you’re going to be challenged in a new way and surprised,” Wittrock said.

Added Criss, who also worked with Murphy on Glee, “He really gravitates towards sides of the story that we wouldn’t typically hear, or haven’t heard in the past. He finds what’s not only most accessible about those stories, but as a showrunner and a showman, he knows how to make those things attractive.”

Source:  https://deadline.com/2018/07/american-crime-story-versace-darren-criss-edgar-ramirez-ricky-martin-emmys-1202425891/

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Slate wrote:
Sandra Oh’s and Darren Criss’ Historic Emmy Noms Show the Two Ways to Diversify Casting

By Inkoo Kang

July 12, 2018


Darren Criss and Sandra Oh
Photo illustration by Slate.  Photos by Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images and Noam Galai/Getty Images.


On Thursday, Sandra Oh became the first actress of Asian descent to garner an Emmy nomination for best lead actress in a drama while Darren Criss became the second actor of Asian descent to earn an Emmy nod for best lead actor in a limited series or TV movie. Best known for her decade on Grey’s Anatomy, Oh was honored for her critically acclaimed performance as disgraced MI5 detective Eve Polastri in BBC America’s Killing Eve. A supporting player on Glee, Criss delivered a star turn as spree killer Andrew Cunanan in FX’s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

Should these actors take home the award on Sept. 17Criss is widely considered one of the front-runners in his category, whereas Oh will have to build on her momentum to prevail against five returning nominees, including 2017 winner Elisabeth Moss—they would become only the third and fourth acting Emmy winners of Asian descent, after Riz Ahmed for The Night Of in 2017 and Archie Panjabi for The Good Wife in 2010.

The serendipitous pairing of Oh’s and Criss’ roles also suggests that initiatives toward inclusiveness in Hollywood should be two-pronged: through colorblind casting when it comes to characters whose stories aren’t about their race (as was the case with Oh’s Polastri), as well as through stories specific to the Asian American experience (such as that of the half-Filipino Cunanan, who suffered racial discrimination within the gay community).

These record-breaking achievements are all the more poignant for arriving one day after news broke that a movie studio intends to make a fictionalized version of the Thai cave rescue as “a major Hollywood film with A-list stars”—a phrase that has previously served as a justification for whitewashing stories. Criss and Oh’s performances illustrate that acting talent among performers of Asian descent is out there—but won’t be given a chance to reveal itself without the opportunities necessary to create new A-listers.
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GMA wrote:
Darren Criss earns lead actor Emmy nod for ‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’

July 13, 2018

Fil-Am actor Darren Criss’ heartbreaking, gut-wrenching performance as Filipino serial killer Andrew Cunanan has earned him a well-deserved Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

FX’s true crime dramatization, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”, led the limited series category with 18 nominations. It will be competing against “The Alienist”, “Genius: Picasso”, “Godless”, and “Patrick Melrose” for Outstanding Limited Series.

This is Criss’ first Emmy nomination for acting. He will be up against Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”), Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”), John Legend (“Jesus Christ Superstar”), and Jesse Plemons (Black Mirror: USS Callister).

Criss fleshed out in the small screen the troubled mind of Cunanan, who went on a horrific murder spree that ended with the death of legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace.

Cunanan killed at least five people before taking his own life to evade arrest.
Source:  http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/showbiz/showbizabroad/660314/darren-criss-earns-lead-actor-emmy-nod-for-lsquo-assassination-of-gianni-versace-rsquo/story/

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Darren Criss nominated for Emmy for role in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”
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Fil-Am actor Darren Criss earns an Emmy nomination for his role in the TV drama “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

In his new show, Criss plays Andrew Cunanan, the half-Filipino murderer notorious for killing five men, including famous fashion Gianni Versace, in 1997.









Balitang America wrote:
Darren Criss nominated for Emmy for role in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”

July 14, 2018


Fil-Am actor Darren Criss earns an Emmy nomination for his role in the TV drama “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

This is the first Emmy acting nod for Criss, whose mother is from Cebu. He was nominated in 2015 in the outstanding original music category for a song he wrote for “Glee.”

In his new show, Criss plays Andrew Cunanan, the half-Filipino murderer notorious for killing five men, including famous fashion Gianni Versace, in 1997.

If Criss nabs the award, this would be the first time a Fil-Am would win in the lead actor, limited series or movie category.

The Emmy awards ceremony takes place in Los Angeles on September 17.
Source:  https://balitangamerica.tv/darren-criss-nominated-for-emmy-for-role-in-the-assassination-of-gianni-versace/











Entertainment Weekly wrote:
Emmys 2018: Facts and surprises about this year's nominees

July 14, 2018
Darren Criss, Assassination of Gianni Versace, Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Criss earned his first-ever acting nomination for his work as the chilling serial killer Andrew Cunanan on the FX crime drama. However, he has actually been nominated for an Emmy before — for helping to pen an original song on the final season of Glee in 2015. Criss is only the second actor of Asian descent to earn a nomination in this category. The first was Riz Ahmed who made history when he won for The Night Of last year.
Source:  http://ew.com/tv/emmys-2018-nominees-facts-and-surprises/#darren-criss-assassination-of-gianni-versace-best-actor-in-a-limited-series-or-movie

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I added a few more items today (Friday):







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darrencriss: Zorro, Dr. Strange, Harry Dunne, Todd Alquist, and Jesus Christ… pretty incredible company to keep. Humbled by your talent, @antoniobanderasoficial, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeff Daniels, Jesse Plemons, @johnlegend. I’m such a fan. Congrats!
What an honor, @televisionacad. Thank you so much. Truly. Wow. And a huge congrats to my fellow cast and crew of @americancrimestoryfx! @mrrpmurphy does it again!





















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Congrats to Darren, Ryan, Tom Rob Smith, and the rest of the cast and crew, and producers of ACS Versace!  Wow--18 nominations! 
Television Academy wrote:
Total nomination count: 18 + 1 (Short form nonfiction counts as its own program)

Outstanding Limited Series


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
Darren Criss

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Ricky Martin
Edgar Ramirez
Finn Wittrock

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Penelope Cruz
Judith Light

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special

Ryan Murphy
The Man Who Would Be Vogue

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
Tom Rob Smith

Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special


Outstanding Contemporary Costumes

The Man Who Would Be Vogue

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Limited Series Or Movie


Chris Clark, Department Head Hairstylist Natalie Driscoll, Key Hairstylist
Shay Sanford-Fong, Additional Hairstylist Helena Cepeda, Additional Hairstylist

Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)


Eryn Krueger Mekash, Department Head Makeup Artist Robin Beauchesne, Department Head Makeup Artist Silvina Knight, Makeup Artist
David Williams, Makeup Artist
Ana Lozano, Makeup Artist
Tym Buacharern, Makeup Artist

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special

Eryn Krueger Mekash, Department Head Makeup Artist
Michael Mekash, Special Makeup Effects Assistant Department Head Silvina Knight, Makeup Effects Artist
Robin Beauchesne, Makeup Effects Artist
David Leroy Anderson, Prosthetic Designer
Glen Eisner, Prosthetic Designer

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie

Emily Greene
Alone
Shelly Westerman
House By The Lake
Chi-Yoon Chung
Manhunt

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie
The Man Who Would Be Vogue

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: America’s Obsessions
In this behind-the-scenes series of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: America’s Obsessions, the cast and creators discuss making the show and exploring the deeper themes that expose America’s darker fixations.
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Darren Criss Nominated for Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie for The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (July 12th, 2018)

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Darren’s Emmys.com bio page

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ACSFX: A haunting performance. Congrats to Darren Criss on his Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. #ACSVersace #Emmys

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Entertainment Weekly wrote:
Emmys 2018: Nominees react

July 12, 2018

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (Outstanding Limited Series)

Ryan Murphy (creator)


“Of course it’s thrilling to see this series attract so much recognition, and I am forever grateful to Tom Rob Smith for his brilliant take, to my producing partners Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk for their collaboration and friendship, and to our talented cast who breathed such humanity into these characters. This was a heartbreaking story to tell, made more so by the fact that we continue as a culture to grapple with homophobia and shame and intolerance.”

Darren Criss (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie)

“Zorro, Dr. Strange, Harry Dunne, Todd Alquist, and Jesus Christ… pretty incredible company to keep. Humbled by your talent, Antonio Banderas, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeff Daniels, Jesse Plemons, John Legend. I’m such a fan. Congrats! What an honor, Television Academy. Thank you so much. Truly. Wow. And a huge congrats to my fellow cast and crew of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story! Ryan Murphy does it again!”

Penelope Cruz (Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie)


“What a great honor to be nominated alongside this incredible group of women. I am very grateful to the Television Academy, to Ryan Murphy and our amazing cast and crew.  Donatella Versace is someone I really respect and admire and stepping into her shoes was a very inspiring adventure for me.”

Judith Light (Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie)

“My deepest thanks to the Emmy voters and of course, the brilliant Ryan Murphy for the gift of being a part of this culture changing  production; thanks to Brad Simpson, Nina Jacobsen, the crew, cast, hair, makeup, wardrobe, Tom Rob Smith for his remarkable script, Gwyneth Horder Payton and Dan Minahan for their glorious direction. My gratitude to all of them and FX is beyond words or measure.”

Tom Rob Smith (Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special)


“This nomination is an extraordinary honor. Participating with the extraordinary team behind Americans Crime Story has been one of the highlights of my career. I owe Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson a great deal. And FX are the best partners a writer could dream of having. I’m so thrilled.”

Édgar Ramírez (Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Limited Series Or Movie)

“I am so touched by this nomination . Portraying Gianni Versace, has been one of the most transformative experiences of my life, and I am so happy, so proud and so grateful for the enormous recognition the show has received. I am so humbled to share this joy and honor with such talented artists, who are more than friends, they are now my family.”

Ricky Martin (Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Limited Series Or Movie)


“I am beyond humbled and so honored to be nominated in this category along with Edgar Ramirez and the other amazing actors in my category. This recognition from my peers is the highest honor I could dream of. I am grateful to Ryan Murphy and the whole FX team.”

Finn Wittrock (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie)

“I am so honored to be nominated today. I owe a great debt to Ryan Murphy and I would like to express a big congrats to my fellow nominees, especially my co-stars from American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.  I’m thrilled to be sharing this category with such a talented group of actors.”
Source:  http://ew.com/tv/2018/07/12/emmys-2018-nominees-react/

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Edgar always seems so sincere.  :happy face

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edgarramirez25: Besides the hideous crimes and the unjustifiable homophobia underlaying at their very core, The Assassination of Gianni Versace was also a story about families. Families that couldn’t overcome their frustrations and shortcomings and ended up hurting and damaging each other…and also Families that stuck together and protected each other when life was throwing punches at them from all angles. The one thing I can attest for sure after having had the  the privilege of portraying Gianni Versace, is that “family was everything” for him. So today, on this joyous day, I celebrate sharing the honor of this nomination with all of these indescribably talented artists who, more than the dearest of friends, are now my own family. Thank you all and congratulations for such an amazing work. 18 #Emmy Nominations, wow! Thank you so much @televisionacad for this honorable recognition! I am so proud of my family! #emmyawards #acsversace Más allá de los horrendos crímenes y la injustificable homofobia subyacente en ellos, el asesinato de Gianni Versace también es una historia de familias. Familias que fueron incapaces de superar sus frustraciones y carencias y terminaron lastimándose y dañándose unos a otros … y familias que se mantuvieron unidas y se protegieron mutuamente cuando la vida les golpeaba desde todos los frentes. Lo único que puedo asegurar después de tener el el privilegio de interpretar a Gianni Versace, es que “la familia lo era todo” para él. Así que en este día feliz, celebro enormemente compartir el honor de esta nominación con todos estos artistas de talento indescriptible que hoy, más que entrañables amigos, son mi familia. Gracias a todos y felicidades por este maravilloso trabajo. 18 nominaciones a los Emmy, ¡guau! ¡Qué orgulloso estoy de mi familia! Muchas ¡Los quiero muchísimo a todos!

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ricky_martin: This is my gang. Los adoro! How fortunate we were to work with such an amazing production and to be able to tell an important and powerful story. THANK YOU @mrrpmurphy THANK YOU @televisionacad #emmys









maureen_orth: So exciting-18 Emmy nominations for American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace FX. Including best actor hands down for my pal @darrencriss and congrats to so many for other great performances in series nominated too. Based on my book #vulgarfavors. Thrilled!







The actor who played the young Andrew Cunanan.  :happy face

edouardholdener: So excited about this!! Congrats to everyone that worked on ACS, and especially @mrrpmurphy and @darrencriss !!

Congrats to the cast and crew of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story on their Emmy nomination for Outstanding Limited Series. #ACSVersace #Emmys
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tanasepopa: Today, I was nominated for an Emmy for the short form series we did for Versace @americancrimestoryfx and we got @poseonfx picked up for a second season! Great day indeed!!














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The Hollywood Reporter wrote:
Feinberg Forecast: First Post-Nominations Read of the 70th Emmys Race

July 12, 2018

The charts below — which will be updated every Monday between now and the 70th Emmy Awards on Sept. 17 — reflect how THR's awards columnist Scott Feinberg believes the standings would look if voting ended today. These projections are formulated using a combination of personal impressions (from sampling many shows), historical considerations (how shows with similar pedigrees have resonated), precursor awards (some groups have historically correlated with the TV Academy more than others) and consultations with industry insiders (including voters, content creators, awards strategists and fellow members of the press).

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Best Limited Series

PROJECTED ORDER OF FINISH


The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
(FX)

Godless (Netflix)
Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
The Alienist (TNT)


Best Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

PROJECTED ORDER OF FINISH


Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

John Legend (Jesus Christ Superstar)
Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose) — podcast
Jeff Daniels (The Looming Tower) — podcast
Jesse Plemons (Black Mirror: USS Callister) — podcast


Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

PROJECTED ORDER OF FINISH


Jeff Daniels (Godless) — podcast
Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar)
Michael Stuhlbarg (The Looming Tower)
Ricky Martin (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Finn Wittrock (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
John Leguizamo (Waco)


Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

PROJECTED NOMINEES


Merritt Wever (Godless)
Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Judith Light (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Sara Bareilles (Jesus Christ Superstar)
Adina Porter (American Horror Story: Cult)
Letitia Wright (Black Mirror: Black Museum)
Source:  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/emmy-2018-predictions-a-first-post-nominations-read-feinberg-forecast-1124742/item/best-drama-series-1124757

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I have to say, I was surprised that Kyle MacLachlan and Twin Peaks:  The Return were not nominated. 
Consequences of Sound wrote:
Emmys: Who Will Win, Who Should Win, and Who Got Snubbed

July 12, 2018


OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES

The Alienist
The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
Godless
Patrick Melrose


What should win:
The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (or, really, Twin Peaks: The Return)
What will win: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is easily the most high-profile show among these nominees, and almost certainly the winner as well. It’s a well-deserving choice, even if it’s frustrating that this category is lacking in stiff competition. The biggest snub here is definitely Twin Peaks: The Return, which might have proved just a little too out-there for Emmy voters. Still, it’s bizarre to see that high-profile series ignored over less-discussed shows like Godless, The Alienist, Patrick Melrose, and Genius: Picasso. But we’ll try not to hold that against Versace when it takes home the award.

If we voted: An even bigger mystery than “who drew the dicks?” is “why did American Vandal get so little love from Emmy voters?” We would’ve loved to see that wonderfully original series nominated along with The Terror, Alias Grace, and of course, Twin Peaks: The Return.  —Caroline Siede

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR – LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert
Jesse Plemons, “USS Callister” (Black Mirror)

What should win:
Darren Criss, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
What will win: Darren Criss, The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

It can be hard to be the runaway favorite in a category. Darren Criss’ inevitable win feels a little unexciting at this point, even though he’s more than deserving of the award. He delivered a truly captivating performance as serial killer Andrew Cunanan, flipping from charming to terrifying at the drop of a hat (or the drop of a bag of concrete). But the biggest story here is a snub: Where’s Kyle MacLachlan?!? MacLachlan’s multi-faceted performance on Twin Peaks: The Return definitely deserved some love from Emmy voters. On the other hand, we’re thrilled to see John Legend recognized for his soulful turn as Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert. Long live the live musical, and long live Agent Dale Cooper!

If we voted:
In addition to MacLachlan, we would’ve loved to see a little more love for the Paramount Network’s Waco. Both Taylor Kitsch and Michael Shannon gave great performances in the little-seen miniseries about the Waco siege against David Koresh and his Branch Davidians. —Caroline Siede

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS – LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE

Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
Merritt Weaver, Godless
Letitia Wright, Black Museum (Black Mirror)

Who should win:
Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Who will win: Penélope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

This category is an embarrassment of riches, and depending on how potential sweeps start shaping up, it could go many ways. Given the Emmys’ past love for American Crime Story, and Penélope Cruz’s strong performance as Donatella Versace, she’s likely to walk away with the award. A more interesting choice would be Judith Light, for the less flashy but equally compelling role of Marilyn Miglin. Light is gripping as Miglin, and the intensity of her performance helps pivot the series from its glitzier early episodes to its increasingly darker, more devastating later run.

If we voted:
It boggles the mind that industry darling and Emmy fave Laura Dern wasn’t nominated for her work as Diane on Twin Peaks: The Return. Julia Ormond and Rebecca Liddiard were also great this year in Howards End and Alias Grace, respectively, but come on, guys. Laura Dern! —Kate Kulzick

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR – LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE

Jeff Daniels, Godless
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert
John Leguizamo, Waco
Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower
Finn Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Who should win:
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert
Who will win: Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

I mean, did you even see JCS Live? Brandon Victor Dixon’s Judas blew John Legend out of the water with every sequined tank top, black leather vest, and wailing high note he could muster. He’s already a Tony-caliber performer, so it’s thrilling to see his considerable talents translated to the small screen in equally exuberant ways. Still, we think Edgar Ramirez’s small but mighty turn as Gianni Versace in American Crime Story (and his higher profile as an actor) might win out in the end.

If we voted
: Since we’re committed to our heartfelt stan for Twin Peaks: The Return, we’d like to remind you that the late, great Harry Dean Stanton was in it, and he sang a lovely blues song, and that should make you very happy. —Clint Worthington

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rockerrick: Wow. Congrats to @darrencriss and the rest of the @americancrimestoryfx team and cast on 18 Emmy nominations

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ashleypweston: #TBT to when we were last in Milan  heart CONGRATS on your EMMY NOM, #DarrenCriss!! What a wild 8 year journey we’ve been on together - I couldn’t be more proud & excited for you! SO WELL DESERVED  Let's clap Let's clap Love you tons!! #Emmys2018 #ACSVersace













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latimes_entertainment: Swipe for some of this year’s first-time Emmy nominees! #Emmys









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alysiareiner: OMG CONGRATS @pamelaadlon @betterthingsfx @televisionacad #emmy nom!! And @darrencriss too!! You are genius talent beloved humans. A million hugs & kisses of congrats.From now on will only call you Pammy #likeaboss Adlon.



















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umichtheatre: Alumni News | Congratulations to #umichacting alum Darren Criss on his Emmy Nomination for best “Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie” as Andrew Cunanan in ”The Assassination of Gianni Versace”!!! We are so proud of you Darren!!! #GoBlue #UmichTheatre #EmmyAwards #DarrenCriss #AmericanCrimeStory @umichsmtd @umicharts












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tedsun77: #Emmy #nomination !!! @darrencriss #leadactor @americancrimestoryfx #assassinationofgianniversace #nominee #limitedseries #actor #portrait #congrats #darrencriss #tedsunphoto  @tedsun77 #stylist @ashleypweston #grooming @louiferry











baeblemusic: In honor of @darrencriss being nominated for an #Emmy, watch our session with his musical project, @weplaycomputers! Link in bio 

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ecarenphoto: Congratulations @darrencriss on your Emmy Nomination for Best Actor for your extraordinary performance in American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace! #outtake of our #photoshoot for @thewrap #creativedirector @guerin_ad .










variety: Check out the new kids on the #Emmy block! Congratulations to this year’s first-time nominees. To see the full list, click the link in bio.










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roguemagazine: In honor of @darrencriss being nominated for the Best Actor Emmy today, here’s an unreleased shot from his feature for @roguemagazine’s Summer Issue N°9, link in bio.  Photography by @josephsinclair  Styling by @krishanparmar_  Hair by @naradkutowaroo  Makeup by @laurengriffinmua  Written by @jackiefern #darrencriss #assasinationofgianniversace #americancrimestory #versace

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Yay! Congrats Darren! How exciting!! Well deserved nomination too. Glad to see the guy playing Versace got a nod too, thought he was fantastic. Really hope they both walk away with an award.

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Good news ! Now, I hope he gets it but there are a few big names in the category, although I don't know what they did recently. 

I liked the last season of Twin Peaks but I can understand why it didn't get a nomination. And I understand even more the fact Kyle hasn't been nominated. He's skilled but he wasn't able to show it beacause his character is a zombie during the most of the season.

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Hi dusty!  So nice to see you here!  Hope you are doing well!  Hi there! 


dusty wrote:Yay! Congrats Darren! How exciting!! Well deserved nomination too. Glad to see the guy playing Versace got a nod too, thought he was fantastic. Really hope they both walk away with an award.

Yes!  So happy for Darren and his nomination is so well-deserved!  I agree, that Edgar Ramirez did a fantastic job as Versace, and I thought Finn Wittrock was also very impressive.  Heck--if it was up to me, the whole cast would be nominated!







Jeremy wrote:
Good news ! Now, I hope he gets it but there are a few big names in the category, although I don't know what they did recently. 

I liked the last season of Twin Peaks but I can understand why it didn't get a nomination. And I understand even more the fact Kyle hasn't been nominated. He's skilled but he wasn't able to show it beacause his character is a zombie during the most of the season.

Yes, very big names in Darren's category.  It is gonna bug me that people are talking that John Legend may win that category "so he can get the EGOT."  That is not a good reason to give him the Emmy.  I'm sure he did well in the musical.  But people ideally should earn the win by giving the best acting performance for this award (the Emmy), and they should not be given the award because they need to stamp it on their resume that they won a rare combination of various awards (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony).


Thanks for your feedback about Kyle and Twin Peaks, Jeremy.


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@tomrobsmith: Honored by the writing nomination for Episode Four of #acsversace titled “House By The Lake”. Special mention to director Dan Minahan. And to @maureen_orth for her non fiction book Vulgar Favors which the show dramatizes #EmmyNominations2018 @FXNetworks @ACSFX













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carleighherbert: Congratulations to all the nominees!
Working with this group has been the ultimate dream come true, now being on this ballot with them is just insane.
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Vulture wrote:
Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz Want to Know: Where Are All the Latinx Emmy Nominees?

July 13, 2018

What does Latinx Hollywood need to do to earn some Emmy love? In a year with plenty of striking contenders — Jane the Virgin, One Day at a Time, and Vida, just to name a few — no Latinx were recognized in the lead acting or show categories when the Television Academy announced its 2018 nominations on Thursday.

That doesn’t mean no Latinx were recognized, however. Edgar Ramirez and Ricky Martin received nods for their supporting roles on FX’s limited series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Lin-Manuel Miranda was nominated for his guest spot on Curb Your Enthusiasm. John Leguizamo was recognized for his supporting role in Waco. And there were more. But Latinx were left out of the highest-profile Emmy categories — that is, the others announced during Thursday’s live broadcast — and shows like Orange Is the New Black, Queen of the South, On My Block, Narcos, Riverdale, and Shades of Blue were completely ignored by Academy voters.
Source:  http://www.vulture.com/amp/2018/07/melissa-fumero-stephanie-beatriz-2018-emmy-nominations.html








Hidden Remote wrote:
Emmys 2018: Predicting the Lead Actor in a Limited Series winner

July 13, 2018

It's a tight race for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series award at the 2018 Emmys, but Darren Criss should take home the win.

The television Super Bowl is upon us once again, as the nominees for the 2018 Emmy Awards have finally been announced. Of course, with the announcement of the nominees come the heart-crushing snubs (no Mandy Moore again?!), the jaw-dropping surprises (Ted Danson for The Good Place… fork yes!), and the months of predictions leading up to TV’s biggest night in September. It’s time to predict who will be winning those coveted Emmys.

When it comes to the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series race, there’s a six-way embarrassment of riches. As limited series become more and more trendy, television has been drawing bigger names and better talents to lead the shows that have us binge-watching into the wee hours. This year, there’s an obvious frontrunner in The Assassination of Gianni Versace standout Darren Criss, but can he fend off the other leading men? Let’s take a closer look at the Lead Actor in a Limited Series category and place our bets on a winner.

The Contenders

Antonio Banderas in Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch in Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels in The Looming Tower
John Legend in Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesse Plemons in Black Mirror

The Consensus

Who should take home the award, and who will win the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series? All signs point to Darren Criss being the answer to both of those questions. Out of the six nominees, all of which are formidable talents of seasoned actors delivering impressive performances, none have been as talked about as that of Criss. His fearless and revelatory turn as spree killer Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story earned the Glee veteran new respect from the mainstream. As a killer rather than a happy-go-lucky high school dreamer, Criss was haunting, and the role couldn’t have been tackled by any other actor.

Source:  https://hiddenremote.com/2018/07/12/emmys-predicting-actor-limited-series/amp/?__twitter_impression=true








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10 Best TV Shows Of 2018 (So Far)

10 Best TV Shows of 2018 (So Far)

The strength of The People v O.J. Simpson (alongside its great cast and direction) was the way it gradually unfolded its titular case, adding new pieces each week until it all came together.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace could have followed that model, which may have guaranteed it some more hype from expectant American Crime Story fans, but instead it did the exact opposite: starting with the 'main' event, and then going backwards in time to show how and why it happened.

This isn't so much a story about a murder case as it is about making a murderer, with the Ryan Murphy series shining a light on the societal and cultural issues that ultimately led Andrew Cunanan (played by an Emmy-deserving Darren Criss) killing Versace and a number of others on his murder spree.

It delves into Cunanan's psyche, with Criss giving a performance that manages to be both unhinged and yet tragically human, and explores homophobia and what it means to be gay in America during the 90s. Uncompromising, fascinating, and with some stunning direction, this is a very different show to O.J., and might not have the same broad appeal, but is equally as deserving of your time.
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This is nice of Cody.  A very talented actor. 

codyfern:  CONGRATULATIONS  19 Emmy Nominations!!! To the cast and crew in all departments, to the entire American Crime Story family - and to our visionary leader Ryan Murphy: Bravo. Bravo. Bravo.  heart











wordtheatre: Congratulations to WordTheatre alum, Darren Criss, for his Emmy Nomination for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie! Actors like Darren help WordTheatre give voice to great literature and continue our programs like WordTheatre in the Schools. Come support our WordTheatre in the Schools benefit ‘Hey, Doyle!’ starring Bruce Willis this July 28th in East Hampton. Click link for more info: https://wordtheatre.com/event/hey-doyle/ #darrencriss @darrencriss #emmyawards #americancrimestory #gianniversace #glee #starkid #wordtheatre #HeyDoyle #hamptons #theatre #scribe #WITS #brucewillis #authorsofinstagram#actorsofinstagram #spokenword #2018 #theatretickets #thingstodo #datenight#pushcartprize#WordTheatreInTheSchools














anthony_parnther: Congratulations to the incredible Darren Criss @darrencriss for your Emmy Nomination in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

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TV Line wrote:
Emmys 2018: The Ultimate Binge Guide — How to Catch Up on 30 Nominees

July 13, 2018


THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY

Nominations:
18, including Limited Series

Total Episodes:
9 (1 season)

Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology took a lavish, colorful turn with the story of Versace killer Andrew Cunanan; it’s worth watching for Darren Criss’ mesmerizing performance alone.

Where to Watch:
Amazon (for purchase), iTunes
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robertascroft: Congratulations to Darren Criss on his Emmy Nomination for Lead Actor in Limited Drama series. He was truly remarkable in American Crime Story-The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Looking forward to seeing more of this Glee Alumni in the future. #emmy #acsversace #darrencriss #themaninblack








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Hidden Remote wrote:
The Versace: ACS moments that scored Darren Criss an Emmy nomination

After a chilling and memorable performance  by Darren Criss in The Assassination of Gianni Versace:  American Crime Story, the actor's Emmy nomination surprised no one.  Here are the moments that captured the television academy's attention most . . .

Darren Criss took on the role of spree killer Andrew Cunanan in Ryan Murphy’s FX series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. The actor’s portrayal scored him a nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series category. Other actors in the race for the big prize include Antonio Banderas in Genius: Picasso, John Legend in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jesse Plemons in Black Mirror. All worthy talent, but we’re betting Criss will take home the honor.

Below, we take a look back Criss’ best moments as Cunanan.

Cunanan is no “Easy Lover”


Episode two “Manhunt”


This episode features the first time we see Andrew Cunanan’s devilish tricks. He and Ronnie (Max Greenfield) find an older businessman who is down for some discreet fun with Cunanan. Unfortunately for him, Cunanan had a different idea of a good time. In a scene that looks right out of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story, Cunanan covers the married man’s face in duct tape and turns up the volume to Phillip Bailey and Phil Collins’ “Easy Lover.” The man panics as he begins to suffocate, but Cunanan is busy dancing his heart out! He jumps on top of the man gasping for air and tells him to submit before cutting an air hole just in time.

A heartless Cunanan- Episode three “A Random Killing”

This entire episode showcases brilliant performances, but Darren Criss’ ruthless portrayal of Cunanan stands out. Out of all the episodes in the series, “A Random Killing,” is by far the most violent and difficult to watch. But to the cruel Cunanan, it’s just another day on his way to get to Gianni Versace.

Cunanan pumps it up – Episode four “House By The Lake”

After beating Jeff (Finn Wittrock) to death, Andrew takes off with David (Cody Fern). And instead of being afraid or feeling regret for his actions, Cunanan opens the car window and jams to Technotronic’s “Pump Up The Jam.”

Cunanan’s dad – Episode eight “Creator/Destroyer”


The moment Andrew Cunanan and Lizzie (Annaleigh Ashford) first meet is pretty fabulous! But the scene that steals the show in episode eight, “Creator/Destroyer,” is when Cunanan is forced to face the harsh reality of who his father, Modesto (Jon Jon Brinoes), really is. Angry, Cunanan tells his father he will never be like him, but he already was.

The finale – Episode nine, “Alone”


Cunanan, believing his father is coming to the rescue, sits tight with the television on. He somehow still imagines he’ll walk out of this with no consequences, but that hope quickly vanishes when his best friend Lizzie appears on television pleading Andrew to turn himself in. This is followed by an interview with David Madson’s father. Finally, the one person Cunanan still had love for, Modesto Cunanan, is on TV announcing a television program about his son, already cashing in on this tragedy. All of this breaks Cunanan as he realizes how alone he is.

Who are you rooting for? Are you hoping Darren Criss takes home the Emmy? The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards air Monday, September 17, on NBC.
Source:  https://hiddenremote.com/2018/07/14/darren-criss-emmy/

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Entertainment Weekly wrote:
Emmys 2018: Facts and surprises about this year's nominees

July 14, 2018
Darren Criss, Assassination of Gianni Versace, Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Criss earned his first-ever acting nomination for his work as the chilling serial killer Andrew Cunanan on the FX crime drama. However, he has actually been nominated for an Emmy before — for helping to pen an original song on the final season of Glee in 2015. Criss is only the second actor of Asian descent to earn a nomination in this category. The first was Riz Ahmed who made history when he won for The Night Of last year.
Source:  http://ew.com/tv/emmys-2018-nominees-facts-and-surprises/#darren-criss-assassination-of-gianni-versace-best-actor-in-a-limited-series-or-movie

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Emmy Nominations 2018:  Netfix Beats HBO for The First Time
Nominations for the 70th annual Emmy Awards were announced today.
*ACS Versace and Darren mentioned at 2:19







The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg and Variety's Debra Birnbaum, along with host Joseph Kapsch

Emmy Nomination Hangrover:  Netflix vs. HBO; 'Versace' Kudos, Snubs/'Meet The Hollywood Press
Joining host Joseph Kapsch on “Meet The Hollywood Press” this week is: Scott Feinberg, Senior Awards Analyst, The Hollywood Reporter and Debra Birnbaum, Executive Editor, TV at Variety. The panel will break down this year’s 2018 Emmy Nominations | 15 July 2018
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Broadway.com wrote:
The Fans Have Spoken! The 10 Stage Alums You're Rooting for at the 2018 Emmys

July 16, 2018
It has been less than a week since the 2018 Emmy nominees were announced, and we are already trying to watch as many shows, documentaries and movies as possible. We love that there were so many Broadway favorites represented this year, which is making choosing what to watch even more difficult! We asked you which stage alums you’re rooting for to take home an Emmy, and here’s your top 10. You’re going to need to start binge-watching shows ASAP to get through them all before the ceremony takes place on September 17.

3. Darren Criss


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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is available for Pre-order on Amazon









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I skipped around since the video is long.  Some discussion at 10:25 about the various acting categories.  I agree with Amanda that Ryan Murphy and his casting team really know how to cast such talented actors on Ryan's shows. 

2018 Emmy Slugfest:  Is Best Limited Series 'Versace's' to lose, and where the heck is 'Twin Peaks'?
Charles Bright, Riley Chow, Zach Laws, Tom O'Brien and Amanda Spears discuss the announcement. | 17 July 2018










I missed this video yesterday.  Mention of Darren's Filipino ancestry (they also discuss Sandra Oh and being Asian-American, and diversity).

Emmy Nomination Hangover:  Biggest Snubs, Flubs & Surpriseds - Meet the Hollywood Press
Joining host Joseph Kapsch on “Meet The Hollywood Press” this week is: Scott Feinberg, Senior Awards Analyst, The Hollywood Reporter and Debra Birnbaum, Executive Editor, TV at Variety. The panel will break down this year’s 2018 Emmy Nominations | 15 July 2018
*ACS Versace mention at 1:13, Darren Criss mention at 5:33. 

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TV Insider wrote:
Ask Matt: The Emmys (Boo for 'Good Doctor,' Yay for 'Americans'), More TV 'Witches,' Saving 'Code Black'

July 17, 2018

Too Much Love for Versace?

Question:
I was happy for The Americans to be recognized for all-around effort, though I still hated the finale. Also, Darren Criss certainly deserved it for playing Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, but Penelope Cruz and (worse yet) Ricky Martin for supporting roles in the limited series category—they were hardly in it—prove once again that there are too many categories. — JV

Matt Roush:
There may be too many Emmy categories, but rewarding deserving supporting players in limited series/movies aren’t part of the problem. And in this case, I’d have to disagree. Cruz as Donatella made quite an impression (though I’m rooting for either Judith Light, also from Versace, or Meritt Wever in Godless), and Ricky Martin’s portrayal of Versace’s widowed mate was poignant even in just his few scenes, which is why the supporting category exists. (In that category, I’m expecting Jeff Daniels to win as the villain of Godless, although Ramirez as Versace and especially Finn Wittrock as the closeted military man in Versace were also strong.)
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