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Ryan Murphy, Sarah Paulson, Darren Criss and more winners react to Gold Derby TV Decade Awards

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Ryan Murphy, Sarah Paulson, Darren Criss and more winners react to Gold Derby TV Decade Awards
Hours after the winners for the Gold Derby TV Decade Awards for 2010-2019 were announced on Monday, many of the honorees reacted to their victories on social media. Ryan Murphy, the decade’s biggest winner with a whopping seven triumphs for his various shows, kicked things off by posting photos of his certificates on Instagram. Actors like Sarah Paulson, Darren Criss, Sterling K. Brown, Jane Lynch, Tituss Burgess and Ben Schwartz tweeted out their thanks, in addition to “Veep” producer David Mandel and even “BoJack Horseman” himself.

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“I cannot tell you how humbled, thrilled and surprised I was this morning when Gold Derby’s Chris Beachum dropped me a kind note congratulating me on sweeping the Gold Derby TV Decade Awards,” Murphy wrote. “I am so thankful to all the Gold Derby voters, Tom O’Neil and my
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Pete Buttigieg Led Showbiz Fundraising In Latest Quarter; Kamala Harris Still Tops Money Race To Date

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Pete Buttigieg Led Showbiz Fundraising In Latest Quarter; Kamala Harris Still Tops Money Race To Date
Pete Buttigieg again led all other candidates in fundraising from showbiz sources in the most recent quarter, drawing contributions during the period from such figures as Michael J. Fox, Jennifer Garner, Seth MacFarlane and David Mandel.

Buttigieg raised $262,059 during the quarter, edging out Kamala Harris, who raised $230,716, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. Joe Biden raised $184,522 during the third quarter, which ended on Sept. 30.

Harris still leads in the Hollywood money race over all, with $1.1 million to Buttigieg’s $922,385 and Bernie Sanders with $605,533.

The figures may not include all entertainment industry contributions. For example, a donor who is an attorney may be classified under a separate category of lawyers. But Crp, which runs the website OpenSecrets.org, is the only group that does a comprehensive analysis of campaign contributions.

Harris’ contributors during the quarter included actor Anthony Anderson and producer Nina Jacobson. Biden’s donors included director Cameron Crowe,
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Emmys: The Complete Winners List

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The 71st Emmy Awards are in the books, with Amazon’s “Fleabag” knocking off perennial winner “Veep” to become TV’s top comedy — among Television Academy voters, at least. “Game of Thrones” didn’t let the same happen in drama.

Amazon’s Prime Video started the night off on a real hot streak, winning the first four awards of the evening — two apiece for “Fleabag” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — and five out of the initial six.

All told, HBO won nine trophies tonight, Amazon claimed seven, and Netflix took home four. See all of Sunday’s winners and nominees below.

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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan, Barry • HBO

Stephen Root, Barry • HBO

Henry Winkler, Barry • HBO

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method • Netflix

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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Emmys 2019: Game of Thrones Ties Record and Leads TV Pack; Fleabag, Chernobyl and Mrs. Maisel Win Big

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards aired Sunday on Fox (without a host), and Amazon’s Fleabag was the night’s big winner, grabbing gold four times, including for Best Comedy and, in an upset, lead actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

HBO’s Chernobyl won three times on Sunday, while Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel picked up two big wins each.

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All told,
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‘Game Of Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ & ‘Chernobyl’ Triumph At 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards

The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out Sunday night in a ceremony broadcast on Fox and “Game of Thrones,” “Chernobyl,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Fleabag” took the top awards. The host-less telecast was the final night of Emmys after two different Creative Arts shows last weekend. The following nominees and winners were announced during the ceremony.

Read More: “Game of Thrones and “Chernobyl” rules the Creative Arts Emmys night one

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Barry (Episode: “ronny/lily”), Written by Alec Berg and Bill Hader (HBO)

Fleabag (Episode: “Episode 1”), Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Prime Video) – Winner

The Good Place (Episode: “Janet(s)”), Written by Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan (NBC)

PEN15 (Episode: “Anna Ishii-Peters”), Written by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Stacy Osei-Kuffour (Hulu)

Russian Doll (Episode: “Nothing in This World Is Easy”), Written by Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler (Netflix)

Russian Doll (Episode: “A
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2019 Emmy nominations list: The contenders in all 27 categories handed out on September 22

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards take place on Sunday, September 22 and will air live coast-to-coast on Fox. The network has opted to follow the lead of the Oscars and go without a host. That should speed up the proceedings. Over the course of a jam-packed three hours, 27 awards will be handed out.

While that is three more awards than either the Oscars or Tonys, it represents only about a fifth of the 123 categories at the Emmys. The bulk of these — 96 in all — were bestowed at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies on the weekend of September 14 and 15.

Last year’s big Emmy winners were HBO’s “Game of Thrones” for Best Drama Series and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. MaiseL” for Best Comedy Series. Will both shows repeat this year? “Game of Thrones,” which signed off earlier this year, is predicted to win the top trophy on the drama side for a fourth time.
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‘Veep’ video interviews: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, David Mandel and more exclusive chats [Watch]

After taking a year off, HBO’s three-time Best Comedy Series champ “Veep” returned to the Emmy race for a chance at snagging a fourth victory for its farewell season. Gold Derby recently spoke with several of the show’s contenders, including stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale and Peter MacNichol, showrunner David Mandel and art directors Kimberly Wannop and David Smith, as well as actors Reid Scott and Timothy Simons. Scroll down and click on any name below to be taken to their full interview.

The role of Selina Meyer, a calculating politician who claws her way into the presidency, has helped Louis-Dreyfus break several Emmy records. Not only do her six consecutive Best Comedy Actress victories make Meyer the most rewarded character of all time, but combined with her wins for “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” they tie Louis-Dreyfus with Cloris Leachman for the most awarded
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Norman Lear Accepts Creative Conscience Award at Variety Showrunners Dinner

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Norman Lear Accepts Creative Conscience Award at Variety Showrunners Dinner
Norman Lear accepted Variety’s Creative Conscience Award Tuesday night at the publication’s annual Showrunners Dinner. The award honors Lear for his work promoting important causes both inside and outside the entertainment industry.

Lear, who appears on the current cover of Variety, recently renewed his overall deal at Sony Pictures Television.

Speaking at the Showrunners Dinner at Eveleigh in West Hollywood, Lear revealed the secret to how he keeps on working at 97.

“It amazes me to hear me described as 97 years old and that in three years I cross 100. But here’s another absolute fact I’d like to tell you, and that is I’ve always believed — that laughter adds time to ones life,” he said.

The legendary TV producer has been bringing laughter into people’s homes for decades, whether it be with his classic sitcoms like “The Jeffersons” and “All in the Family,” or with his
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Emmys 2019 slugfest: Is ‘Fleabag’ a lock for Best Comedy Writing? [Watch]

Emmys 2019 slugfest: Is ‘Fleabag’ a lock for Best Comedy Writing? [Watch]
After being shut out at the Emmys for its first season, “Fleabag” is now the front-runner to win Best Comedy Writing for its second season premiere by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Zach Laws explains to me and our fellow Gold Derby contributor Luca Giliberti in a special slugfest that we recorded live, “This was the show that everybody was talking about and that’s going to manifest itself in some wins somewhere. Maybe it’s going to be in Comedy Actress for Phoebe Waller-Bridge; maybe it’s going to be in Comedy Series, but likely, it’s going to be in a Writing win.” Giliberti adds, “The writers’ branch loves British writers,” alluding to a penchant that has continually taken prognosticators by surprise, especially in the Best Movie/Limited Writing category, where Brits upset in 2017 (“Black Mirror”), 2014 (“Sherlock”) and 2013 (“The Hour”).

SEEour video slugfest on the Best Limited Writing race.

A British
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘When They See Us’ Writers Honored at Emmy Nominees Reception

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘When They See Us’ Writers Honored at Emmy Nominees Reception
Ava DuVernay (“When They See Us”), David Mandel (“Veep”) and Bruce Miller and Kira Snyder (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) were among those honored at the Television Academy’s Emmy nominees writers reception on Tuesday night in North Hollywood.

There, ceremony hosts, “Escape at Dannemora” star Eric Lange and “Veep’s” Sam Richardson, kept the show moving by tossing in jokes between introductions as the writers from each Emmy-nominated show posed for photographs on stage. The two stars seemed especially excited to introduce the masterminds behind their own shows. Lange’s “Escape at Dannemora” writers Brett Johnson and Jerry Stahl accepted praise for their two nominations, while Richardson claimed it was a “privilege and honor” to introduce “Veep” showrunner Mandel to the crowd.

DuVernay briefly posed for photos as she accepted the honor for writing episode four of “When They See Us.” The series itself earned 16 Emmy nominations in total, the
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Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference To Honor Oscar-Winning Screenwriters James Ivory and Ron Bass, Unveils Program Lineup

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Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference To Honor Oscar-Winning Screenwriters James Ivory and Ron Bass, Unveils Program Lineup
Exclusive: The 26th Annual Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference is putting some shine on the often unsung and overlooked heroes of film: the writer. This year, the fest revealed that they will be honoring Oscar-winning screenwriters James Ivory with the “Extraordinary Contribution to Film” Award and Ron Bass with the “Distinguished Screenwriter” Award. The fest, which takes place October 24-31, also unveiled their programming which includes conversations with Lulu Wang, director and writer of the critically acclaimed dramedy The Farewell and Sofia Alvarez, the scribe behind the Netflix hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Ivory has received multiple Oscar nominations for directing and writing. He won the Oscar for adapting Andre Aciman’s novel Call Me by Your Name which was directed by Luca Guadagnino. He also received the BAFTA and the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. In addition, he received d Best Director Oscar
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Really Does Deserve Another Emmy for ‘Veep’

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Really Does Deserve Another Emmy for ‘Veep’
Julia Louis-Dreyfus sits behind the Oval Office desk, alone, staring at the emptiness power has wrought. She’s in the middle of her last scene on “Veep,” after her eternal also-ran Selina Meyer has finally ascended to the presidency. The former V.P. sacrificed incalculable personal and moral parts of herself to get here, and Louis-Dreyfus has just been asked to think about that toll for the next take.

“She has lost a lot. Maybe the price was too high?” her showrunner and director David Mandel whispers to her, before walking back to video village where hundreds have gathered to watch the iconic actor’s final moments in-character.

Louis-Dreyfus starts again — her co-stars Andy Daly and Rhea Seehorn enter, deal Selina some aggravating news, and flee, as Selina mutters, “The level of incompetence in this office is just…”

She trails off. That line, added a few takes prior, harkens back
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How Emmy-Nominated Writers’ Rooms Keep Politics in Mind

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In a world filled with elections, social movements and national tragedies, how open should the doors of a writers’ room actually be? For some of this year’s Emmy-nominated shows, those doors are wide open.

Before the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards air on Sept. 22, the Writers Guild of America West and Writers Guild Foundation, in partnership with Variety and Final Draft, assembled a group of nominated scribes Wednesday night for a candid discussion of their craft — including the influence that current events have on their writing.

Actor and writer Kelvin Yu moderated the panel, featuring Ava DuVernay and Michael Starrbury (“When They See Us”), Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine (“PEN15”), Bill Hader (“Barry”), Michael Tolkin and Brett Johnson (“Escape at Dannemora”), David Mandel (“Veep”), Craig Mazin (“Chernobyl”), Bruce Miller and Kira Snyder (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Thomas Schnauz (“Better Call Saul”), Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan (“The Good Place
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David Mandel (‘Veep’ showrunner): ‘I wanted to give Selina the ending she deserved!’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

David Mandel (‘Veep’ showrunner): ‘I wanted to give Selina the ending she deserved!’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“We just didn’t want it to end,” reflects showrunner David Mandel about saying goodbye to “Veep.” In our exclusive webchat (watch the video above), he adds, “We had all gotten so close, like a family. It was beautiful but so sad. We were not going to lose touch but we were not going to be together like this again.”

For seven seasons on HBO, “Veep” followed the rises and falls of Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), who started the series as Vice President. It provided dark political satire highlighting the convergence of selfish ambition and bungling incompetence in the beltway. The final season saw Meyer run for president (again). Mandel explains that in approaching the end of the series, “I wanted to give Selina the ending she deserved. But it took me a second to figure out what that would be.”

SEEKimberly Wannop, David Smith Interview: ‘Veep’ set decorators

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From ‘Schitt’s Creek’ to ‘Barry,’ How Emmy-Nominated Comedies Are Aided by Auteurs

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From ‘Schitt’s Creek’ to ‘Barry,’ How Emmy-Nominated Comedies Are Aided by Auteurs
A funny thing happens when actors create — and sometimes also run — their own series: They are able to use their individual comedic sensibilities to inform the conflicted characters they place into difficult, silly or extreme situations in order to tell a deeper story.

“I’m proud of the stories I get to tell about my character and the queerness in the show,” says Dan Levy, who co-created “Schitt’s Creek” with his father, Eugene Levy, and also plays David on the show. “When we started, I never thought we would be part of a social conversation when it came to representation on TV. We’re putting something joyful out into the world and showing a projection of life of how it should be — where people are loved and accepted for who they are.”

CBC and Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek” is one of four comedy series nominated for Emmys
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Emmys: How ‘The Good Place,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Russian Doll’ Find Humor in Heightened Realities

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Emmys: How ‘The Good Place,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Russian Doll’ Find Humor in Heightened Realities
Television has a long history of delivering comedy through escapism, injecting laughter while tackling relevant social issues, pressing play on laugh tracks during outlandish moments and capturing periods in history through live audiences.

This Emmy season though, it seems the type of escapism that’s truly resonating comes in the form of heightened reality. From over-the-top politics and absurd portrayals of wealth, to lollipop-inspired period pieces, new ways of breaking down the fourth wall and magical realism, comedy series nominees are all pushing complex boundaries.

“The category really reflects the new era of TV,” says Dan Palladino, whose “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Amazon Prime Video is nominated once again following its 2018 win. “None of these shows would have been on the air 10-15 years ago. In this new era of television there’s more room for different concepts. It felt like comedy was so limited for so long. There
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'Veep' Boss David Mandel on Sticking the Finale and All the Easter Eggs Viewers Missed

After seven seasons and 68 Emmy nominations, Veep signed off with a tragic and universally praised series finale for Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and her Washington gang. The final campaign nabbed nine noms, and the once-tough decision to wrap the HBO political comedy has only been further validated by the current election season.

"I think this is going to be a brutal, brutal election," says showrunner David Mandel. "These last weeks, the rampant and open racism is so much worse than anything we ever did on the show. It speaks to why the show had to end."...
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New Emmys 2019 nominees unveiled: Complete list of all series producers nominated for Comedy, Drama, TV Movie, Limited

When the 2019 Emmy Awards nominations were announced two weeks ago, the only thing unconfirmed were the producers. Television Academy officials have now unveiled a new list of nominee names for Comedy Series, Drama Series, TV Movie, Limited Series and more. The annual delay is caused by a need for vetting the submissions to determine the official producer names that are now nominated.

Performers nominated as producers for comedy include Bill Hader, Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Drama stars as producer nominees are Jason Bateman, Will Ferrell, Bob Odenkirk, Sandra Oh and Waller-Bridge. Top name Limited Series producers include Amy Adams, Robert De Niro, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sam Rockwell, Ben Stiller, Michelle Williams and Oprah Winfrey. Performers nominated in the TV Movie category are Peter Dinklage, Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant.

In addition to the categories listed below, Ferrell is also a nominated producer for “Drunk History,
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Watch Hollywood Reporter's Full Comedy Showrunner Roundtable With Bill Hader, David Mandel, Jerrod Carmichael and More

Watch Hollywood Reporter's Full Comedy Showrunner Roundtable With Bill Hader, David Mandel, Jerrod Carmichael and More
Bill Hader, David Mandel, Ali Rushfield, Tanya Saracho, Alan Yang and Jerrod Carmichael let loose on secrets of the writers room and the horrors of marketing posters during The Hollywood Reporter's Comedy Showrunner Roundtable.

Beginning Sunday, June 23, viewers can watch the roundtable discussions, on SundanceTV as part of the cable channel's original nonfiction series, Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter, produced in partnership with THR. Come back to THR.com on Mondays after the shows air for the full, uncensored discussion online.

The fifth of seven episodes — the Comedy Showrunner Roundtable — will air Sunday, July 21. For subsequent ...
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky & Showrunner David Mandel Discuss ‘Veep’s Swan Song Emmy Noms & Leaving “The Satire Of This Decade” Behind

Coming onto Veep as showrunner in Season 5, David Mandel has been caught since then between a rock and a hard place. “It’s funny. When I started this thing, the question was always, ‘What are you doing about the pressure of taking over for Armando [Iannucci]?’ Then, I guess I got a year off, and it’s now turned into, ‘What about the pressure of ending it?’ My answer is sort of the same, which is, ‘You ignore it, you have to ignore it,’” Mandel told Deadline today. “I’m not trying to discount what the rest of the world thinks, but at some point, I was just very much trying to come up with something that made me happy, made Julia happy, and I just figured the rest would fall into place.”

In the end, of course, it did. As challenging as it is to craft a satisfying finale for
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