(Photo by Netflix)Alan Arkin reacted to his Emmy nomination for Supporting Actor in The Kominsky Method in the most Alan Arkin way possible:“Wow, I am 85 years old, so this comes in just the nick of time,” Arkin said in a statement via Netflix.Joey King shaved her head to play Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy victim Gypsy Rose Blanchard on Hulu’s The Act. She shared her emotional reaction to the nomination with double nominee Patricia Arquette (for The Act and Escape At Dannemora) on Twitter.I cannot believe this is happening. I’ve just been Nominated for an Emmy for my work in The Act. There’s so many people to thank for this moment and getting to talk to my mom and Patricia immediately after it was announced was so special. I’m in shock pic.twitter.com/7pDSu3lmD0 Joey King (@JoeyKing) July 16, 2019This Is Us earned acting nominations for Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Chris Sullivan, guest stars Ron Cephas Jones, Phylicia Rashad, and Michael Angarano and composer Siddhartha Khosla (who is at least 50 percent of the reason This Is Us makes us sob uncontrollably.)Brown had his son join him in thanking the Academy.Thank you @TelevisionAcad for this incredible honor!!! And for recognizing #ThisIsUs in such a spectacular way!!! Big Up to my whole extraordinary ensemble, especially my man @SullivanTweet my momma @TheMandyMoore for their first nominations!!! (More to come) pic.twitter.com/HzzDdcup6i Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) July 16, 2019Creator Dan Fogelman thanked the Academy for recognizing them all and nominating the show again for Best Drama.So grateful to the @TelevisionAcad for the best drama Emmy nom for #ThisIsUs. And thrilled to see Mandy, Sterling, Milo, Sully, Ron, Phylicia, Michael, and (my college roomate) Sidd all recognized! A great day for all of Us. Now back to set to do a stunt with a dog. Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) July 16, 2019Angarano responded in a statement.“I’m honored to be nominated for This Is Us,” Angarano said. “Thank you Dan Fogelman and the special group of writers for giving me a temporary home. Congratulations to the cast and crew on all of their nominations. It was truly a dream job and I’m so grateful for it. Netflix may have cancelled One Day At a Time, but Pop saved it, and now Pop has a three-time Emmy nominee with the latest nod for Editor Pat Barnett, who was nominated last season too. Could this be the year they win? Creator Gloria Calderon Kellett sang Barnett’s praises on Twitter.Yes! One Day At A Time was nominated for an #Emmy for editing! Our amazing @pattheeditor is once again the only woman in her category! You make us proud, Pat!! #MoreODAAT 🍭🎉🎈@TelevisionAcad ❤️ pic.twitter.com/nsGPjydYsJ Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) July 16, 2019The women of Killing Eve had a love fest on social media congratulating each other for their nominations, the second year in a row for the show’s two seasons.Congratulations to all the Emmy Nominees. Extra love to the @KillingEve team and my wonderful co-stars @IamSandraOh Fiona Shaw. Not forgetting our fleabag friends and the dangerously talented PWB @DryWrite. 💗 @KillingEve https://t.co/dBlk8COyHV Jodie Comer (@jodiecomer) July 16, 2019Christina Applegate earned her fifth nomination for the first season of Dead to Me. She shared that her daughter found out before she did.Uhhhhh. Shocked. Grateful. Holy crap!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Best part of the morning was my kid finding out and she screamed. Haha christina applegate (@1capplegate) July 16, 2019Ryan Murphy’s FX drama Pose broke ground in television for its cast of trans actors and characters. Now it adds an Emmy nomination Billy Porter as Lead Actor in a Drama Series to its legacy.“The Category Is: Speechless!” Porter said in a statement. “I’m so grateful to have lived long enough to see this day. Pose speaks a truth that has the power to transform hearts and minds. I’m honored and humbled to be counted in the number.“Co-creator and writer Steven Canals congratulated Porter on Twitter too.Aaaaahhh!! @PoseOnFX is an @TelevisionAcad #EMMY nominee for Drama Series!! So proud of entire team producers, cast, crew who work tirelessly to tell this story of family, resilience, inclusion, and love!! #PoseFX pic.twitter.com/rHcsokV4xK Steven Canals (@StevenCanals) July 16, 2019Phoebe Waller-Bridge isn’t on social media to react to her nominations for acting in and creating the comedy series Fleabag but her TV sister Sian Clifford is for hers!CRYING AND DYING 👾👜💕😭😭😭🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🥳🥳🥳😱😱😱 Thank you to everyone everyone who voted. I cannot speak!!!!!! Our whole team is in bits #Fleabag FOREVER https://t.co/45GA2Gxgrw Sian Clifford (@SiansUniverse) July 16, 2019The official Fleabag account celebrated them all, including Supporting Actress Olivia Colman, with Fleabag worthy one-liners.Godmother s talents are undeniable. Help us congratulate Olivia Colman on her #Emmys nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. #Fleabag pic.twitter.com/Lw3m9OwbEo Fleabag (@fleabag) July 16, 2019We d run through an airport for her. Congratulations to Phoebe Waller-Bridge on her #Emmys nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. #Fleabag pic.twitter.com/odwmrdKxo0 Fleabag (@fleabag) July 16, 2019(Photo by Netflix)The show goes on for House of Cards with the final season led by Robin Wright earning a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Michael Kelly.“What an incredible honor to be nominated alongside such talented men and women this year,” Kelly said in a statement. “I couldn’t be more thankful to the TV Academy, and to my fearless cast and crew who made this all possible. Excited to be going back to one of my favorite nights of the year!””The show didn’t go on for Rent Live when an injury forced Fox to air a dress rehearsal instead. That didn’t stop the production from earning Emmy nominations in five categories: Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special, Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special, Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Variety Special (Live) and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Special.“We are grateful to the Television Academy for recognizing Rent among its Emmy nominations this morning,” EPs Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, and Julie Larson said in a joint statement. “It was a joyous experience gathering together members of the original Broadway creative team with our talented young cast in presenting this beloved musical to a wider audience, and we congratulate the entire team for their stellar work.”(Photo by Netflix)Netflix shed light on the Central Park Five by airing Ava Duvernay’s series When They See Us. The show’s Emmy nominations, including Aunjanue Ellis for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, will bring them even more attention.“This nomination is a tribute to Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise and Yusef Salaam,” Ellis said in a statement. “Let’s all say their names. Yusef’s mother, Sharonne Salaam, is nothing less than a warrior for her son and a survivor of an emotional violence few of us will ever understand. I am utterly grateful to her. Thank you to the visionary Ava DuVernay and Netflix for giving me the blessing to be a part of this act of restorative justice.”John Leguizamo also earned a nod for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and said in a statement: “This nomination is not for me, but for the parents of the innocent children who have been put through the unimaginable. Just because their vulnerable children were unjustly accused of a crime by racial profiling, and how almost impossible it was to clear themselves. For her Supporting Actress nom, Vera Farmiga said in a statement, “Astonished by the surprising Emmy pat on my back, humbled. My heart is bursting with pride for all my When They See Us brothers and sisters and their noms. I pray that Kevin, Antron, Raymond, Korey and Yusef continue to absorb healing from this sweeping acknowledgment. Thank you to the Television Academy.”Niecy Nash shared her gratitude with her on screen son Jharrel Jerome, also nominated:Mother Son 💙 @jharreljerome Thank you for your gift💋😢 We’re Emmy Nominated!!!!! #YesGod whentheyseeus @netflix @televisionacad https://t.co/P5ThKpjAuA Niecy Nash (@NiecyNash) July 16, 2019Young Asante Blackk also tweeted his thanks.woke up to find out i’m nominated for an emmy. for my first ever project. at 17 years old. wow. i love y’all. thank you so much. pic.twitter.com/G0h0agcRwQ Asante Blackk (@AsanteBlackk) July 16, 2019DuVernay tweeted:Just off the phone with Korey Wise. I told him to get his tux ready. He said: “You did that, Queen. You told the story. You did what you came to do. They had to see it. They listened.” #WhenTheySeeUs pic.twitter.com/vzmKSeYEAa Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 16, 2019(Photo by HBO)Chernobyl terrified viewers and critics alike in its stark, harrowing portrayal of the nuclear meltdown. As a reward for giving us all nightmares, Chernobyl was nominated for Outstanding Limited Series, Jared Harris, Emily Watson, and Stellan Skarsgard for Acting and 15 other nominations.Harris responded in a statement while creator Craig Mazin took to Twitter. I am so happy for everyone involved, Harris said. These nominations in so many categories speak to the excellence of Chernobyl as a whole; Craig and Johan deserve all the praise. Personally I am delighted and thrilled for Stellan Emily, who are both magnificent. The international reception to Chernobyl took many industry insiders by surprise. My hope is that its impact emboldens programmers to keep taking risks to not only delight, but also challenge their audiences. Honestly overwhelmed by the nominations for Chernobyl, and really thrilled that so many of our cast and crew were acknowledged for their work.This was a labor of love for us all, and Carolyn, Jane and I thank the @TelevisionAcad for this recognition. Craig Mazin (@clmazin) July 16, 2019Adam McKay was nominated for directing Succession, also the show’s first Emmy nomination. He thanked the Academy, and also congratulated Drunk History and I Love You, America.Thank you. All credit to incredible cast, crew, writing staff and of course Jesse Armstrong! https://t.co/Zy3Kg6r7XN Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) July 16, 2019Full Frontal with Samantha Bee was nominated for Outstanding Variety Talk Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.“It s such an honor to be nominated with so many of my friends,” Bee said in a statement. “I am truly grateful to the Academy for recognizing the hard work of my entire staff. It is always a group effort and any day I can order celebratory cake to be delivered to the office is a good day. See you in LA! Conan cut half his show out but still earned three nominations for his half hour edition. Conan O’Brien mixed sincere gratitude with a wacky joke I have an excellent staff and I’m very happy to see them recognized with 3 Emmy Nominations,” O’Brien said in a statement. “Next stop: the Latin Grammys. Amy Sedaris launched her comedic variety show At Home with Amy Sedaris and earned two Emmy nominations. Maybe she’ll do an episode on how to prepare for an awards show!“It s always nice to be invited to a party!” Sedaris said in a statement. “Thanks so much to the Television Academy for nominating us again and everyone at truTV, the writers, cast and crew for making our show possible. I must admit this year’s Emmy nomination is slightly bittersweet – I had my eye on hosting.”Netflix swept reality TV too. For his nomination for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, Somebody Feed Phil Host and Executive Producer Phil Rosenthal said in a statement, “I’m thrilled for our team who work so hard trying to make me look sexy. The best thing about this is that hopefully I get to keep working with my friends, my family, meeting new families around the world, and eating all their food.”Meanwhile, Netflix’s Chef’s Table earned a nomination for Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction series. “It’s a huge honor to be nominated amongst such great company, and we are thrilled to see Chef’s Table continue to receive recognition as the show has evolved over the years,” Creator and EP David Gelb said in a statement. “We are beyond grateful to Netflix for believing in us, and to our chefs for sharing their lives with us and the world.”The Fab Five celebrated Queer Eye’s six nominations including Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program with group hugs.GROUP HUGGIES! 🤗🤗 We’re honored to be nominated for 6 #Emmys this year including Outstanding Structured Reality Program. ✨💖 pic.twitter.com/VPyue66HDZ Queer Eye (@QueerEye) July 16, 2019National Geographic swept documentary categories as one should expect from the longtime contender. Angela Bassett earned a nomination for Outstanding Narration for The Flood.“I am deeply honored to receive this Emmy nomination for such an important project,” Bassett said in a statement. “I truly hope it will bring more much-needed attention to this rarely seen kingdom of resilient, beautiful animals in a way that inspires everyone to help protect it for years to come.”Hostile Planet received three nominations including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.“It s been so inspiring to be part of Hostile Planet, a series unlike any other that I’ve been involved in before,” Host and EP Bear Grylls said in a statement. “There’s no doubt that it shines new light on how unforgiving and challenging life can be for animals at the toughest of times. I’m incredibly grateful to the Television Academy for honoring my role in this groundbreaking series and to National Geographic for the privilege of being able to guide viewers through these powerful, and at times shocking stories of survival.”The Emmys air September 22 at on Fox.
(Photo by Warner Bros)Toronto International Film Festival just announced the lineup for their 2019 fest and looks like it s going to be a banner year. Running September 5 15, these 10 days kick off awards seasons, with TIFF in recent years ascending as one of the premier tastemakers in gold trophies, while maintaining its cool, upstart cred and internet hype-friendly selections. Here are some notable entries for 2019, followed by the full festival list.Joker is probably the highest-profile selection, a standalone supervillain story starring Joaquin Phoenix as he tracks the origins of Batman s greatest foe. Knives Out is Rian Johnson s post-Last Jedi flick, a contempo murder mystery with a decked-out cast. The Lighthouse is the latest from The Witch s Robert Eggers, a black-and-white fantasy/horror film starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe and set in the 1890s. Jojo Rabbit is from director Taika Waititi (who also stars as Adolf Hitler), returning to his indie roots before he ll be back for Thor: Love and Thunder.Women are staying in the picture with multiple major films. The festival will be closing with Radioactive, Marjane Satrapi s biopic of Marie Curie starring Rosamund Pike. Marielle Heller follows the Best Actor and Actress-nominated Can You Ever Forgive Me? with promise of another major performance with Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, all about the legendary Fred Rogers. Kasi Lemmons is putting out Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman, who led hundreds of American slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Hustlers was made by Lorene Scafaria, and that one depicts the true story of strippers who ripped off Wall Street brokers, echoing the female-driven heist flick Widows. Meanwhile, the animated Abominable was co-directed by Jill Culton, bringing a little breezy levity to the fest.GalaOpening night: Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, directed by Daniel RoherClosing night: Radioactive, directed by Marjane SatrapiA Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, directed by Marielle HellerAbominable, directed by Jill CultonAmerican Woman, directed by Semi ChellasBlackbird, directed by Roger MichellClemency, directed by Chinonye ChukwuFord v Ferrari, directed by James MangoldHarriet, directed by Kasi LemmonsHustlers, directed by Lorene ScafariaJoker, directed by Todd PhillipsJust Mercy, directed by Destin Daniel CrettonOrdinary Love, directed by Lisa Barros D Sa, Glenn LeyburnThe Goldfinch, directed by John CrowleyThe Sky Is Pink, directed by Shonali BoseThe Song of Names, directed by François GirardTrue History of the Kelly Gang, directed by Justin KurzelWestern Stars, directed by Thom Zimny, Bruce SpringsteenSpecial presentationsA Herdade, directed by Tiago GuedesBad Education, directed by Cory FinleyComing Home Again, directed by Wayne WangDolemite is My Name, directed by Craig BrewerEma, directed by Pablo LarraínEndings, Beginnings, directed by Drake DoremusFrankie, directed by Ira SachsGreed, directed by Michael WinterbottomGuest of Honour, directed by Atom EgoyanHeroic Losers, directed by Sebastian BorenszteinHoney Boy, directed by Alma Har elHope Gap, directed by William NicholsonHow to Build a Girl, directed by Coky GiedroycI Am Woman, directed by Unjoo MoonJojo Rabbit, directed by Taika WaititiJudy, directed by Rupert GooldKnives Out, directed by Rian JohnsonLa Belle Époque, directed by Nicolas BedosMarriage Story, directed by Noah BaumbachMilitary Wives, directed by Peter CattaneoMotherless Brooklyn, directed by Edward NortonNo. 7 Cherry Lane, directed by YonfanPain and Glory, directed by Pedro AlmodóvarParasite, directed by Bong Joon-hoPelican Blood, directed by Katrin GebbePortrait of a Lady on Fire, directed by Céline SciammaSaturday Fiction, directed by Lou YeThe Friend, directed by Gabriela CowperthwaiteThe Laundromat, directed by Steven SoderberghThe Lighthouse, directed by Robert EggersThe Other Lamb, directed by Malgorzata SzumowskaThe Painted Bird, directed by Václav MarhoulThe Personal History of David Copperfield, directed by Armando IannucciThe Report, directed by Scott Z BurnsThe Two Popes, directed by Fernando MeirellesUncut Gems, directed by Benny Safdie, Josh SafdieWeathering With You, directed by Makoto ShinkaiWhile at War, directed by Alejandro Amenábar