Emmy voters have spoken: The Mandalorian took home five trophies at Wednesday’s third night of the Creative Arts Emmys.
The freshman season of Disney+’s Star Wars series won the Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for Episode 2, aka “The Child” (thanks, Baby Yoda), and for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) for Episode 7, aka “The Reckoning.” The series also won for sound mixing, sound editing and production design.
Meanwhile, HBO’s Watchmen won four Emmys on Thursday, for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie as well as editing, sound mixing and fantasy/sci-fi costumes. Plus, Netflix’s The Crown won for Outstanding Period Costumes, Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won for Outstanding Period Makeup and/or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic), and History’s Vikings won for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.
The 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards this year are being presented, virtually, over five nights (this Monday through Thursday, and then on Saturday). Emmy-nominated actress, comedian, author, host and podcaster Nicole Byer (Nailed It!) is hosting all five nights of the Creative Arts ceremonies, including the Monday-through-Thursday streams (on Emmys.com) and Saturday’s two-hour FXX broadcast.
The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards’ main ceremony then will be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8 pm ET/6 pm MT/5 pm PT on ABC, and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The presenters that night will includes Anthony Anderson (black-ish), America Ferrera (Superstore), Issa Rae (Insecure), Gabrielle Union (L.A.’s Finest), J.J. Watt (Ultimate Tag), Lena Waithe (creator of The Chi) and Oprah Winfrey, while Grammy-winning artist H.E.R. will make her Emmy debut for a special “In Memoriam” performance.
Ahead of the Big Show on Sunday, you can review who TVLine readers, across a series of polls, think will win in 15 major categories.
Will Ready Player Two Become a Movie? Tye Sheridan Has His Fingers Crossed
Though it works perfectly well as a standalone story, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One could well follow the source novel and spawn a sequel sometime in the near future. Well, one person who is very much on board with returning to the digital world of the OASIS is Ready Player One lead, Tye Sheridan, who has his fingers crossed that the upcoming Ready Player Two will eventually be adapted for the big screen.
“Recently, like I’ve had people asking me questions about, you know, a Ready Player Two. You know, ‘Is there going to be sequel?’ And I think everybody’s well aware that Ernie Cline is releasing a Ready Player Two, the novel. You know, but people keep asking me and I would love to have an answer for you and I think people, you know, will and can speculate all they want, but I don’t really know what the plan is yet. I have my fingers crossed and, of course, I think it’s a great and I loved working on that film, so yeah, I hope, I hope we get to do another.”
So, while Sheridan lacks anything concrete to say about any impending sequel, he is clearly very eager to return to the world of Ready Player One, and reasons (as many have) that with the novel Ready Player Two due for release soon, talk will soon turn to bringing the follow-up to theaters.
Released back in 2018, the first Ready Player One dropped audiences in the year 2045. With the planet on the brink of chaos and collapse, people find salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the reclusive genius James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he promises his immense fortune to the first person to discover a digital Easter egg that’s hidden somewhere in the OASIS. When young Wade Watts joins the contest, he finds himself becoming an unlikely hero in a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical world of mystery, discovery and danger.
Starring Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts, Ready Player One is directed by master filmmaker and lord of many a childhood, Steven Spielberg, working from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline based on Cline’s 2011 novel of the same name. The movie stars Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance alongside Sheridan.
Cline’s novel, Ready Player Two, is due to be released later this year on November 24. The author has had plans to craft a sequel since 2015 and has attributed further developments to the critical and financial success of the movie adaptation of the first novel, with Steven Spielberg even contributing to the writing process of Ready Player Two. Despite this, Cline has also declared his desire for Ready Player Two to be a continuation of the book rather than the movie.
Though not much is known about the plot, Cline has stated in the past that the follow-up novel will go in a different direction to its predecessor but involve all of the same characters, while continuing to explore pop culture references like the first book. No doubt that once Ready Player Two hits shelves in November it won’t be long before the big screen adaptation is given the greenlight. This comes to us from Comicbook.com.
Taylor Swift Fans Hijack Jake Gyllenhaal’s Childhood Photo Throwback
Jake Gyllenhaal probably didn’t expect Taylor Swift fans to take over his latest Instagram post.
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The “Nocturnal Animals” star shared an adorable black-and-white throwback of himself as a child on Monday, Sept 28.
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I’ve worn my glasses ever since I parted my hair meticulously with gel (see above), which is why NEW EYES has always been near and dear to my heart. Since 1932, @neweyes_ has provided eyeglasses to people who needed them most. I’m thrilled that they’ve partnered with @theinspireprojectus to create Project Human: Changing the Way We See the World, a speaker series coming to schools and remote learners this fall. Project Human is designed to spark conversations focusing on unity and equality. It’s an opportunity for students to interact with public figures and do what they do best: Keep ‘em on their toes! For a full line-up of speakers or to bring Project Human to a school near you, visit: http://theinspireproject.us/project-human/
“I’ve worn my glasses ever since I parted my hair meticulously with gel,” wrote the actor in the caption.
Although the post was aimed to raise awareness about New Eyes and their partnership with The Inspire Project, Swifties commented underneath the photograph with “All Too Well” lyrics.
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Gyllenhaal is thought to be the inspiration behind Swift’s 2011 hit.
The actor and the singer started dating in 2010 but split just as the song was released
“You used to be a little kid with glasses in a twin-sized bed,” sings Swift, which dozens of fans re-posted underneath the throwback.
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Gyllenhaal added, “Since 1932, @neweyes_ has provided eyeglasses to people who needed them most. I’m thrilled that they’ve partnered with @theinspireprojectus to create Project Human: Changing the Way We See the World, a speaker series coming to schools and remote learners this fall.”
Pence and McConnell Press Briefing with Amy Coney Barrett Abruptly Cut Off When Reporter Shouts, ‘Should She Recuse Herself from Any Election-Related Cases?’ — WATCH
Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell paraded Amy Coney Barrett before the press on Tuesday ahead of a meeting with Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
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