New this week: Jennifer Lopez, Sam Smith and 'You People'
This week’s new entertainment releases include fresh albums from Sam Smith and Elle King, the return of Jennifer Lopez in the rom-com “Shotgun Wedding,” and the TV show “Poker Face,” starring Natasha Lyonne as a wise-cracking, friendly drifter who has an uncanny ability to immediately know if someone is lying.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge earns surprise win for best actress in a comedy
Phoebe Waller-Bridge accepts the award onstage for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series during the 71st Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on September 22, 2019. The odds had been in the legendary actress' favor to pick up the Emmy award for best comedy actress, but "Fleabag" star Phoebe Waller-Bridge ended up besting her in a surprise win. Waller-Bridge's success in the acting category came just a few awards after she picked up a statue for outstanding comedy series writing. In 2017, Louis-Dreyfus made history becoming the first actress to take home the best actress in a comedy award six times in a row for the same role, breaking a record set by Candice Bergen during her "Murphy Brown" years. In addition to Waller-Bridge's awards, "Fleabag" won the awards for best single-camera picture editing for a comedy series, best directing for a comedy series and best casting for a comedy series.
Emmys deliver to Amazon comedies, as Phoebe Waller-Bridge wins twice
Phoebe Waller-Bridge reacts during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. LOS ANGELES (CNN) - The Emmys smiled on repeat winners and second-year series in the comedy categories, delivering five of the six early prizes to Amazon. Phoebe Waller-Bridge was a dual winner, as lead actress and for writing her comedy "Fleabag." Alex Borstein claimed her second consecutive supporting actress win for the Amazon dramedy, while Tony Shalhoub received his fourth Emmy overall. Once the comedy categories ended, the show quickly conjured several emotional moments.
'Game of Thrones' looks poised to torch more Emmy records
(CNN) - There are plenty of games within the game at this Sunday's Emmy ceremony, but none more intriguing than whether "Game of Thrones" will go out in another blaze of glory, torching the field one more time after its polarizing final season. Still, there are several more milestones that could fall on Sunday, when the main Emmy ceremony is televised by Fox. Three more wins ("Thrones" is nominated in seven remaining categories) would bring the overall 2019 trophies to 13, eclipsing the show's own record of 12, reached in both 2015 and 2016. For starters, those most vocal in their criticism of the final season probably aren't entirely representative of the wider audience base. The Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.
Emmy nominations 2019: See if your favorite shows make the cut
(CNN) - The nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards are in many ways about endings, even before the nomination process began. That's because so many of the favorites this year are shows that have completed their runs. HBO's "Game of Thrones," which holds the record for most primetime Emmy wins with 47, wrapped up with Season 8 in May (HBO is owned by CNN's parent company). She has taken home the statue for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series six times, making her the performer with the most Emmys for a single role. Jim Parsons has earned four Emmys for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory.