Tiffany Haddish leads African-American Emmys sweep
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiffany Haddish led an African-American sweep of Emmy Awards for TV series guest actors, a landmark moment in the entertainment industry's effort to foster diversity.
Haddish was honored at Saturday's creative arts Emmys for hosting "Saturday Night Live," while Katt Williams won the guest comedy actor award for "Atlanta."
Ron Cephas Jones of "This Is Us" and Samira Wiley of "The Handmaid's Tale" accepted guest acting honors in the drama series categories.
If you haven't yet watched this week's roller-coaster finale of "The Handmaid's Tale" — no spoilers here — the show's creator has a suggestion.
"Get a couple bottles of Scotch first," quips executive producer and writer Bruce Miller.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the nominations for the 70th annual Emmy Awards, which are being announced Thursday by in Los Angeles (all times local):
Samira Wiley says she had no idea she would find out she was nominated for an Emmy Award while presenting the nominations Thursday morning.
’Handmaid″s actress learns of Emmy nod while announcing nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Alicia Keys talking about Nina Simone, or Ashley Judd on Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
TV picks for Oct. 25: ‘Hero Dog Awards,’ Shemar Moore, ‘Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes’
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television streams on YouTube Red. The channels obscurity is a big target in this anything-goes comedy that also pokes fun at its stars C-level status, buddy-cop movies and laugh tracks. Recent Emmy nominee Samira Wiley (The Handmaids Tale) plays the detective who barely puts up with the Veronica Mars veterans antics and the insider jokes. Your tolerance level may also be tested.
Stephen Colbert praised "diversity in television" during his opening monologue at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (17.09.17).
The 53-year-old talk show host highlighted the importance of the "diverse group of nominees" as he presented the annual ceremony - which honours the best of the year's television programming - which was held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
ASTORIA, N.Y. — The dirt on the set of "Orange Is the New Black" may be fake, but it's awfully convincing.
Brought to life on soundstages at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, the fictional Litchfield Penitentiary is coated in a patina of grime that makes one immediately want to bathe in Purell. A guard station is strewn with papers and a bucket of mysterious, murky gray liquid sits in a corner. The bathroom is littered with shriveled bars of soap and soggy clumps of toilet paper.
TV’s ‘Orange Is the New Black’ honors slain character
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of "Orange Is the New Black" could do a double take this week in several large cities around the world — a familiar face may be looking back at them.
Elisabeth Moss returns to TV in Hulu’s ‘Handmaid’s Tale’
NEW YORK (AP) — "The timing has been uncanny," says Margaret Atwood, marveling at how her 1985 novel, "The Handmaid's Tale," has not only been given renewed life as a TV series but has also gained disturbing urgency.
"Last November 7, they thought they were making a fantasy fiction series," Atwood says. "On November 9, they thought maybe they were making a documentary."
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An actress and producer-writer from "Orange Is The New Black" have married.
Actress Samira Wiley, who plays the character Poussey Washington on the Netflix show, and Lauren Morelli wedded Saturday in Palm Springs, where they were engaged. Publicist Scott Boute says both women wore gowns designed by Christian Siriano.
'Orange is the New Black' will return to screens on June 9.
Viewers were left on the edge of their seats last year when series four wrapped up with inmate Daya Diaz (Dascha Polanco) holding a gun to a group of terrified guards after her friend Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley) was brutally suffocated during a riot.
Report: Gay characters hit record high on network TV
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A record number of gay characters are featured on broadcast series, but small-screen shows overall can be deadly for the female ones, according to a study released Thursday.
More than 25 lesbian and bisexual female characters died on scripted broadcast, cable and streaming series this year, the media advocacy group GLAAD found in its report on small-screen diversity.
‘Orange is the New Black’ star, show writer get engaged
"Orange is the New Black" star Samira Wiley and show writer Lauren Morelli are engaged.
The pair posted the same picture on their Instagram accounts Tuesday. It shows a smiling couple and Wiley flashing a diamond ring.
When sharing the picture on Twitter , Wiley wrote, "I'll do anything with this one."