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Rhea Seehorn: 4 reasons why she’ll score her first Emmy nomination for ‘Better Call Saul’

For her fan-favorite role as Kim Wexler, Rhea Seehorn (“Better Call Saul”) currently ranks fourth in Gold Derby’s collective odds for Best Drama Supporting Actress, which has six nominations slots. This confidence is striking because the Emmys snubbed her for the first three seasons of AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” but Seehorn has much in her favor this year that she did not previously. Below, I lay out four reason why Seehorn will finally score her first Emmy bid this year.

SEEthe “Better Call Saul” DVDs that Emmy voters received.

1. She is out of the probationary period

It often takes years for the Emmys to nominate breakthrough performances, with consensus only forming initially for more familiar names. The most obvious parallel is Anna Gunn in “Breaking Bad.” Gunn was not nominated until the fourth season, then won Best Drama Supporting Actress the next two years. Co-star Aaron Paul became
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Louis C.K. Used to Have Empathy, and That’s the Only Thing to Miss About Him

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Louis C.K. Used to Have Empathy, and That’s the Only Thing to Miss About Him
Those who might have wished otherwise are out of luck: Louis C.K. is just going to keep talking. And the comedian’s newest material has aroused more anger than laughs, thanks to leaked audio from a recent performance which reveals C.K. thinks that cruel jokes about gender pronouns, school shooting survivors, and the genitalia of Asian men are now funny. When Andy Richter takes the time to explain why your jokes are hacky, you know you’ve crossed a line.

It’s true that like many comedians, C.K. is likely still developing his material on stage — the leaked set isn’t the final product the way his televised specials are. But it still represents what’s been really depressing for those who used to admire his work: Specifically, the way in which he seems to have completely lost the ability for empathy.

It was C.K.’s empathy
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Alan Alda receiving 2019 Screen Actors Guild life achievement award

Alan Alda receiving 2019 Screen Actors Guild life achievement award
Six-time Emmy winner Alan Alda is receiving the 2019 Screen Actors Guild life achievement award. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris announced the news on Thursday that the tribute will occur at the 25th annual SAG Awards on January 27. Other recent recipients have included Morgan Freeman (2018), Lily Tomlin (2017), Carol Burnett (2016), Debbie Reynolds (2015), Rita Moreno (2014), Dick Van Dyke (2013) and Mary Tyler Moore (2012).

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During his 11-season run on the classic CBS comedy series “M*A*S*H,” Alda won as an actor, director and writer. His sixth victory among 35 career nominations was for “The West Wing.” He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1994. He also won six Golden Globes and four DGA Awards plus achieved an Oscar nomination and four SAG Awards bids.

Other films in Alda’s career have included “Paper Lion” (1968), “California Suite” (1978), “Same Time, Next Year” (1978), “The Seduction of Joe Tynan
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Alan Alda Tapped for Hamptons Film Festival Honor

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Alan Alda Tapped for Hamptons Film Festival Honor
Alan Alda will be awarded the Hamptons International Film Festival’s Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award.

The festival established the award in 2017, honoring Cavett himself. The Hiff, now in its 26th year, opens Oct. 4 with Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Kindergarten Teacher” and closes Oct. 8.

“Alan Alda is one of those now rare actors who in his career continues to distinguish himself on Broadway, in films and on television,” said Hiff co-chairman Alec Baldwin. “Of course, most people remember Alda for his starring role in the seminal TV series ‘M*A*S*H,’ but Alda is also great in the movies and on stage.”

Alda has won seven Emmys and wrote many of the episodes on “M*A*S*H.” He appeared in continuing roles on “ER,” “The West Wing,” “30 Rock,” “The Blacklist,” “The Big C,” “Horace and Pete,” and “The Good Fight.” He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role
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Louis C.K.: There’s No Real Path to Redemption for the Comedian — Opinion

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Louis C.K.: There’s No Real Path to Redemption for the Comedian — Opinion
Just over one year ago, Louis Ck was a prophet. “It’s a great year for male shittiness,” Louis Ck said at the Television Critics Association press tour in August 2017, sitting next to collaborator Pamela Adlon to talk about the second season of “Better Things.” “The market is up… It’s doing great.”

Ck was specifically referring to how Adlon used her personal experiences as a woman, especially in regard to how they can be poorly treated by men, to drive the intimate FX comedy. “She goes around and collects it, and it’s valuable to her,” he said as reporters and Adlon laughed. “It’s, like, when men and women see each other on the street, for us, we are collecting a spank bank and she’s collecting ideas for her show. And everybody wins.”

It’s yet another remark that was funny at the time, but following the
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Alan Alda announces Parkinson’s disease, chats with us about ‘M*A*S*H’ and 6 Emmy wins [Watch]

Alan Alda announces Parkinson’s disease, chats with us about ‘M*A*S*H’ and 6 Emmy wins [Watch]
Legendary TV star Alan Alda announced Tuesday on “CBS This Morning” that he has had Parkinson’s disease for the past three-and-a-half years. The Emmy-winning actor has continued to take roles, teach classes and serve as a lecturer during this time. In fact, he was on the Emmy Awards ballot this summer for his guest role this season on “The Good Fight.”

In making the announcement, he said, “This is not to short-change people who are suffering with really severe symptoms. But in the very beginning, to be immobilized by fear and think the worst thing has happened to you, it hasn’t happened to you, you still have things you can do.”

SEEEmmys 2017 poll results: Alan Alda should receive the Bob Hope humanitarian award

Gold Derby interviewed Alda two years ago about his role on “Horace and Pete” plus chatted with him in a lengthy conversation about his 35 career
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‘Roseanne’: Laurie Metcalf Rides Winning Streak to Emmy Nomination, Despite Roseanne Barr Controversy

‘Roseanne’: Laurie Metcalf Rides Winning Streak to Emmy Nomination, Despite Roseanne Barr Controversy
With a recent Oscar nomination for “Lady Bird” and a Tony drama win for “Three Tall Women,” Laurie Metcalf rode her 2018 winning streak to her ninth Emmy nomination, as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for beleaguered ABC show “Roseanne.” While Disney canceled the series after star Roseanne Barr’s racist Twitter rants, ABC will bring back the remaining cast for spin-off series “The Connors,” without Barr.

Clearly, Metcalf was popular enough with Emmy voters to weather the taint of scandal on the series.

After all, she has been notching Emmy nods for decades, going back to four 90s Supporting Actress in a Comedy nominations and three wins for the original “Roseanne” series. In 2016, Metcalf was nominated for three Emmys: Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Getting On,” plus Guest Actress in a Drama for “Horace and Pete” as well as Guest Actress in a Comedy for “The Big Bang Theory.
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‘Roseanne’: Laurie Metcalf Rides Winning Streak to Emmy Nomination, Despite Roseanne Barr Controversy

‘Roseanne’: Laurie Metcalf Rides Winning Streak to Emmy Nomination, Despite Roseanne Barr Controversy
With a recent Oscar nomination for “Lady Bird” and a Tony drama win for “Three Tall Women,” Laurie Metcalf rode her 2018 winning streak to her 9th Emmy nomination, as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for beleaguered ABC show “Roseanne.” While Disney canceled the series after star Roseanne Barr’s racist Twitter rants, ABC will bring back the remaining cast for spin-off series “The Connors,” without Barr.

Clearly, Metcalf was popular enough with Emmy voters to weather the taint of scandal on the series.

After all, she has been notching Emmy nods for decades, going back to four 90s Supporting Actress in a Comedy nominations and three wins for the original “Roseanne” series. In 2016 Metcalf was nominated for three Emmys: Guest Actress in a Drama for both “Dr. Jenna James” and “Horace and Pete” as well as Guest Actress in a Comedy for “The Big Bang Theory.” In 2007, she
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Will Tony Shalhoub (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’) and Laurie Metcalf (‘Roseanne’) win Emmys after Tony victories?

The Tony Awards just toasted the best productions and performers of the past Broadway season, and in a few weeks two of the big winners there — Tony Shalhoub and Laurie Metcalf — may find themselves feted with nominations for Emmy Awards, too.

Shalhoub, who is a strong contender at the Emmys for the Amazon comedy series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” took home his first Tony Award his leading role in the musical “The Band’s Visit.” Metcalf, who is in the running at the Emmys for reprising her award-winning role on the reboot of sitcom “Roseanne,” claimed her second consecutive Tony this year for her brilliant performance in Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women.”

See 2018 Tony Awards: Complete list of winners (and nominees) in all 26 categories

According to Gold Derby’s current combined odds, Shalhoub is on the cusp of a nomination for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series behind Sean Hayes
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Laurie Metcalf would be sixth person to get Oscar, Tony and Emmy nominations in one year

Laurie Metcalf would be sixth person to get Oscar, Tony and Emmy nominations in one year
Laurie Metcalf has not won the Triple Crown of Acting yet, but she could become the sixth person to complete a calendar-year collection of Triple Crown nominations if she gets shortlisted at the Emmys next month.

Fresh off an Oscar nomination for “Lady Bird” and a second straight Tony on Sunday, for “Three Tall Women,” Metcalf is back in the Emmy race in two categories: Best Comedy Supporting Actress for “Roseanne” and Best Comedy Guest Actress for “The Big Bang Theory.” Despite “Roseanne”’s dramatic downfall, Metalf, who won three Emmys for the show in the ‘90s, remains in fourth place in our supporting odds. She’s just sitting out in seventh place in guest.

See Could ‘Roseanne’ co-stars get sympathy hug at Emmys like Jon Cryer?

The first person to get Oscar, Tony and Emmy nominations in the same year was Bob Fosse in 1973 — and he won all of
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Can John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf still earn Emmy love despite icky ‘Roseanne’ cancellation?

Can John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf still earn Emmy love despite icky ‘Roseanne’ cancellation?
When Kristin Chenoweth won an Emmy in 2009 for the cancelled ABC comedy “Pushing Daisies,” she joked, “I’m unemployed now, so I’d like to be on ‘Mad Men'” (watch below). Chenoweth’s triumph was hardly the first time someone prevailed at the Emmys for a cancelled TV show, and that’s the one potential bright spot for “Roseanne” scene-stealers John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf following the show’s shocking cancellation. However, while Goodman and Metcalf are still in the running for Emmys, might the icky demise of “Roseanne” thanks to Roseanne Barr‘s racist tweets make the entire program toxic to voters?

Seeabc cancels ‘Roseanne’ following Roseanne Barr’s ‘repugnant’ tweet

Goodman is no stranger to prevailing at the Emmys for cancelled shows, doing just that for “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” a decade ago. He won Best Drama Guest Actor at the 2007 ceremony after NBC turned
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Producer Blair Breard Inks First-Look Deal With FX Productions

Producer Blair Breard Inks First-Look Deal With FX Productions
Veteran producer Blair Breard, and her newly formed production company Bossy Boots, has closed a first-look deal with FX Productions.

Breard currently serves as an executive producer on Facebook series Stranger.

Breard has received six Primetime Emmy nominations, including three for FX’s Louie on which she served as an executive producer for all five seasons. She also was an executive producer on FX’s Baskets and Better Things as well as Amazon’s One Mississippi and the web series Horace and Pete.

Breard is repped by UTA and Sloane Offer.
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Edie Falco Hopes Louis C.K. Gets a Second Chance After Sexual Misconduct: ‘He Admitted It Wasn’t Right’

Edie Falco Hopes Louis C.K. Gets a Second Chance After Sexual Misconduct: ‘He Admitted It Wasn’t Right’
Edie Falco knows Louis C.K. very well after staring in “Horace and Pete” and “I Love You, Daddy,” and she tells Vulture in a new interview that she’s hoping the comedian gets a second chance after admitting to sexual harassment last fall. C.K. was accused of harassment by five women in a November report from The New York Times. Some of the allegations claimed C.K. masturbated in front of female comics, and he verified the “stories are true” in a personal statement.

“He’s someone who admitted that he did what he was accused of doing and admitted that it wasn’t right,” Falco told Vulture, noting that C.K. deserves a second chance after owning up to his inappropriate behavior.

“If I was not given another chance a couple of times, there is no way we’d be having this interview right now,” she continued. “People
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Could Laurie Metcalf could parlay her Oscar loss into an Emmy win for the ‘Roseanne’ revival?

Could Laurie Metcalf could parlay her Oscar loss into an Emmy win for the ‘Roseanne’ revival?
Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”) lost the Best Supporting Actress Oscar to Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), but could both walk away winners at the Emmys. Janney will be contending in Best Comedy Actress for “Mom,” while that loss could fuel Metcalf to an Emmy win for the “Roseanne” revival.

Metcalf enjoyed some of the best reviews of her career for her affecting, complex turn in “Lady Bird” and thoroughly dominated the critics awards the first half of the season. It was so beloved that many were still hoping for and predicting an Oscar upset until the very end despite Janney’s steamrolling precursor run. If any Emmy voter still feels like she was robbed, this could sort of double as a consolation prize.

See ‘Roseanne’ trailer teases reboot: Watch Emmy-winning cast in action during Oscars

While the original “Roseanne” didn’t do too hot overall with Emmy voters, Metcalf was an Emmy darling,
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Michelle Wolf Has a Netflix Show on the Way

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Michelle Wolf is getting her own show. The “Daily Show with Trevor Noah” contributor and writer will host a half-hour weekly talk show on Netflix, the streamer announced in a press release. Currently untitled, the project differs from most late-night fare in that it will neither “preach” nor include “a political agenda … unless it’s funny.”

In December Wolf made her HBO stand-up debut with “Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady.” She’s also written for and performed on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and acted in “Horace and Pete” and “The Awesomes.” She was part of the writing teams for the 2016 Oscars and the 2014 Emmys.

“You can expect the types of jokes my former bosses would tell me we couldn’t do on TV,” Wolf said of her new show, set to premiere on Netflix later this year. She’ll exec produce via her Cats in Pants Banner.
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After Oscar bid, will Laurie Metcalf win a fourth Emmy for ‘Roseanne’?

After Oscar bid, will Laurie Metcalf win a fourth Emmy for ‘Roseanne’?
Laurie Metcalf may not take home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Lady Bird,” but she could still grab some hardware later this year. With the “Roseanne” revival set to premiere next month, she’ll be in the running to pick up her fourth Emmy as Jackie Harris.

Metcalf was an Emmy favorite during the ABC comedy’s original run, three-peating in Best Comedy Supporting Actress from 1992 through ’94. A fourth victory for Metcalf would tie the category record with Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”) and Doris Roberts (“Everybody Loves Raymond”). Coincidentally, Perlman and Roberts each won three consecutive trophies before garnering a fourth later on.

See 2018 Oscar predictions: Laurie Metcalf (‘Lady Bird’) closes gap on Allison Janney after Best Picture miss for ‘I, Tonya’

The best news for Metcalf? She won’t have to face Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), who’s ahead of her in our Oscar odds. A seven-time Emmy champ,
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Louis C.K. Buying Back ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Distribution Rights After Release Dropped Over Sexual Misconduct

Louis C.K. Buying Back ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Distribution Rights After Release Dropped Over Sexual Misconduct
I Love You, Daddy” may end up being released after all. Deadline reports that Louis C.K. and The Orchard are finalizing a deal to give C.K. worldwide distribution rights to the controversial comedy. The Orchard originally purchased the film out of Tiff for $5 million and set a November 17 opening date, but the release was cancelled after C.K. was accused of and admitted to sexual misconduct.

Read More:News Film TV Awards Toolkit More Search ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Release Canceled Amid Louis C.K. Sexual Misconduct Allegations

According to Deadline, C.K. will pay The Orchard back for all the finanical losses the company endured, including the money they spent on marketing (estimated between $500,000 and $1 million) and awards screeners (estimated at $12,000). C.K. has not announced how he plans to release the movie. The writer-director could do something similar to his television series “Horace and Pete” and make “I Love You,
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‘Lady Bird’: Laurie Metcalf on the Art of Fighting with Saoirse Ronan

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‘Lady Bird’: Laurie Metcalf on the Art of Fighting with Saoirse Ronan
In “Lady Bird,” Laurie Metcalf is a middle-class mom who fights with her daughter — and in Metcalf’s hands, it’s a tour de force. She has a particular gift for locating the intensity in what could be mistaken for mild-mannered women. (See: three Emmys for portraying little-sister Jackie on “Roseanne.”). However, it took Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” to get Metcalf back on a movie set for the first time in nine years.

Read More:The Emmys Year of Laurie Metcalf

“As an actor who doesn’t go off and create my own projects, I’m at the mercy of being hired by people to do their projects,” Metcalf told IndieWire in recent phone interview, adding with a laugh, “I guess it was just a combination of me not pursuing [film] and nobody offering.”

Nevertheless, she’s now a favorite for Best Supporting Actress Oscar this March for her portrayal of Marion McPherson,
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Louis C.K. and Kevin Spacey Prove That Sexual Allegations Are Business Disasters

Louis C.K. and Kevin Spacey Prove That Sexual Allegations Are Business Disasters
Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. exist in different corners of the entertainment world, but their misdeeds are the great equalizers. After reports of their sexual harassment and misconduct made national headlines, the companies that release their work are scrambling to avoid financial disaster.

With “All the Money in the World,” Sony’s saving grace is director Ridley Scott decided to reshoot Spacey’s scenes as J. Paul Getty with Christopher Plummer in the role, speeding toward a release date that’s less than a month away. Meanwhile, C.K.’s black-and-white cringe comedy “I Love You, Daddy” lies in the hands of U.S. distributor The Orchard — notably, also a Sony property — which canceled the movie’s premiere shortly before the New York Times story about C.K. ran, then went into crisis mode: First, the company issued a statement that it would reevaluate release plans for the movie one
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