For 15 years, Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" has been a fixture on Emmy nominations day. That streak was broken this morning in a reflection of the still-bumpy transition that remains in progress since longtime host Jon Stewart retired and "The Daily Show" moved on with new host Trevor Noah.
While Noah's difficulties with finding his footing have been well documented, what's more surprising is the diminished profile among Emmy voters for the alumni of "The Daily Show" as well. Apart from John Oliver, whose HBO series "Last Week Tonight" earned multiple nominations, former "Daily Show" correspondents Samantha Bee, Larry Wilmore and Stephen Colbert failed to make the cut in the variety/talk series category. Instead newcomers James Corden and Jerry Seinfeld's former short-form nominee "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" received honors, alongside usual suspects Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Maher and Jimmy Fallon.
The omission of Colbert, who earned multiple Emmys during his run with Comedy Central's "Daily Show" spinoff, "The Colbert Report," stands as more evidence of his troubles since taking over for David Letterman's slot with "The Late Show" on CBS. Though Colbert's new show frequently draws better numbers than the Emmy-nominated "Jimmy Kimmel Live," it's been handily beaten by late-night's current ratings champion — the viral video-friendly "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."
My heart was broken for the 6 months of filming it, but it was also one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. John Ridley is truly the best collaborator. The first day of shooting was the 9-1-1 call and I looked up at John and said 'Wow. Wow, this is how we’re going to start?' And he was like, 'Yes, and it's not going to get any easier.' That’s when I knew I have to fire on all my cylinders. He expects that from everybody. And it was powerful.
Lili Taylor on shooting 'American Crime.' She was nominated for an Emmy for lead actress in a limited series
Jul. 14, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Very exciting! At least for this year, Christmas isn’t just one day a year!
Bill Murray, Mitch Glazer, Sofia Coppola, writers and executive producers of "A Very Murray Christmas"
"Who's That Lady?" Since Sterling K. Brown sang that song to you on the show, please tell me everyone has been singing it to you since.
Once Sterling Brown sings that to you, everyone can just take a seat. For me personally, Sterling’s nomination had me so giddy. It’s so well-deserved. I always hate how people who are less well-known are overlooked even though they are doing the work of 100 men. I entirely credit my performance to him. He was absolutely my partner in crime and I couldn’t have done it without him. He left me slackjawed all the time. I screamed like a piglet when they called his name. I did the same when ["Game of Thrones'"] Maisie Williams’ name was read.
Sorry, Adele, Beyoncé's about to stop you from becoming an EGOT. The singer's concept musical drama film “Lemonade” picked up four nominations Thursday for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards.
The film, which premiered on HBO in April and preceded the release of the pop star’s latest album (also titled “Lemonade”), is up for variety special against Adele’s NBC concert, a one-off built around late-night host James Corden’s popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment, the Kennedy Center Honors and Amy Schumer’s stand-up show.
Beyoncé snagged a nod for directing the film along with Kahil Joseph — five other directors contributed to the project as well — and it is also nominated for production design and picture editing.
It's fair to say that the Television Academy loves Amy Schumer. The comedian's name was everywhere when the Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning.
"Inside Amy Schumer," her ribald sketch comedy series on Comedy Central, received four nominations, including nods for variety sketch series, as well as for Schumer as lead actress in a comedy series and as a writer on the show. Director Ryan McFaul also was nominated for directing the show's "Madonna/Whore" episode.
Her HBO special "Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo" was nominated in the category of variety special. The actress received a separate nomination for writing the stand-up special in which she lampoons her career and sex life in front of a live audience at New York's Apollo Theater.