The Emmys catch a lot of flack for narrow and repetitious voting patterns — consistently nominating the same shows at the expense of new and overlooked programs — but credit where credit is due, the TV Academy did (mostly) right by dramas this year. The consensus pick among TV critics for 2021’s best series, “Succession,” landed 25 nominations, and their second-highest ranked drama, “Squid Game,” pulled in 14. This year’s best reviewed show, “Better Call Saul,” is nominated for Best Drama Series, among other notable recognitions, while one of the best new shows (some would say the best show of the year so far), “Severance,” broke through with 14 nominations of its own. Even an out-there, maybe-too-intense-for-Emmy-voters drama like “Yellowjackets” snagged multiple nominations in marquee categories.
Still, the Emmys aren’t only accused of having tunnel vision when it comes to nominees. So, who should win? Really. It’s a subjective question, but one that still requires some thought. Does “Succession” deserve many of the same awards its already won? Are its new competitors truly better or just different? In general, when facing a difficult decision — as a number of the drama categories pose — do voters lean toward the established giants or the next big thing? Should they spread the love, making sure all the stars in TV’s night sky get their shine, or create a single, unmissable supernova?
In other words, will voters act like fans or experts? Will they simply check the box next to their favorite show in as many categories as they can, or will they examine each race individually, with as much objective thought and consideration as any human being can muster?
As a TV enthusiast, I can certainly understand the desire to see a beloved show break records; to be able to point at a mountain of gold and say, “See? I told you! This show is great! This show is the best! This show is special!” It’s the social media mindset run rampant, where you set your own filters, choose who to follow, and construct a world that supports those ideas. In it, everything you love has to be the best, and everything else doesn’t really matter.
But that’s not reality. Art is subjective. TV, for all intents and purposes, is as endless as space. No one has seen everything, but that’s the beauty of this phase of the Emmys: Voters can watch eight shows. Everyone can. Unlike the initial nominations, there’s time to carefully examine the contenders and make an educated choice, rather than just list everything you’ve seen. So rather than treat the Emmys like a sporting event — pick your team and root for that team across the board — let’s break it down, category by category, to see who should win.
As a nod to the defending champion, we’ll take the perspective of “Succession,” asking if it should win the category under consideration, before sharing the ideal win totals for shows like “Severance,” “Yellowjackets,” “Squid Game,” and “Better Call Saul” at the end. Maybe you’ll disagree with a few picks. Maybe you’ll be surprised. (I know I was.) But we’ll all be better informed come Emmys night — and hopefully voters long before.
By: Ben Travers
Title: How Many Emmys Should ‘Succession’ Actually Win? A Category-by-Category Breakdown
Sourced From: www.indiewire.com/gallery/how-many-emmys-succession-win-euphoria-severance/
Published Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 19:30:28 +0000
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Taylor Swift’s rep responds to reports the singer has the worst private jet carbon emissions
A spokesperson for Taylor Swift has responded to a report that named the singer as the celebrity with the worst private jet CO2 emissions.
Yesterday, a report released by Yard claimed the American singer was the biggest CO2 polluter of the year so far, having flown in her private jet 170 times since January and totalling 8,294.54 tonnes of CO2.
However, Swift’s spokesperson told Buzzfeed News the statistics are inaccurate.
For context, the report claims the average person produces just seven tonnes of carbon emissions per year.
Swift’s representative said only some of the 170 flights can be attributed to the singer: “Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.”
Regardless, it is clear Swift’s jet is racking up significant amounts of carbon emissions due to its inefficient use.
According to the Yard report, her average flight time is just 80 minutes, and her jet’s shortest recorded flight flew between Missouri and Nashville for just 36 minutes.
Other significant celebrity polluters include boxer and domestic violence perpetrator Floyd Mayweather, whose shortest flight was just 10 minutes long but emitted one ton of carbon; Kim Kardashian, who has emitted 609 times more carbon than the average person; and director Steven Spielberg, who took an 18-minute flight between Rotterdam and Amsterdam – a route which, when taken by train, takes only an hour.
The subject of celebrity carbon emissions has blown up ever since Kylie Jenner shared an out-of-touch photo of her and partner Travis Scott posing in front of their private jets with the caption, “you wanna take mine or yours?”
In the midst of the backlash, many began diving deeper into Jenner’s private jet use by examining the Celebrity Jets Twitter account, which records celebrity private jet trips.
Many were horrified she was regularly taking flights as short as 12 minutes and reprimanded her for “her absolute disregard for the planet”.
Many found it hypocritical that ordinary people were being asked by big companies to reduce their car trips and use paper straws when celebrities are constantly leaving huge carbon footprints with frivolous trips in their private jets.
Despite the wave of criticism, celebrities have continued to take private flights between short distances.
Title: Taylor Swift’s rep responds to reports the singer has the worst private jet carbon emissions
Sourced From: celebrity.nine.com.au/latest/taylor-swift-private-jet-co2-emissions-highest-celebrity-rep-statement/589119a2-fb57-48bc-9547-73c28db53d21
Published Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 03:07:00 GMT
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Jodie Sweetin Marries Mescal Wasilewski with ‘Fuller House’ Co-Stars in Attendance!
Jodie Sweetin is married!
The 40-year-old actress, best known for playing Stephanie Tanner on Full House and Fuller House, married social worker Mescal Wasilewski on Saturday (July 30) at a private home in Malibu, Calif. after five years together.
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Jodie and Mescal wed in an intimate backyard ceremony that included her two daughters – Zoie, 14, and Beatrix, 11 – and her Fuller House co-stars including John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, and Andrea Barber.
“I know I have the right partner for the rest of whatever life brings me,” Jodie shared with People. “And I couldn’t be more grateful.”
Jodie and Mescal were first introduced through friends in 2017 and dated long-distanced before Mescal moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 2020. They got engaged in January 2022.
This is the fourth marriage for Jodie – she was first married to Shaun Holguin from 2002 to 2006, to Cody Herpin from 2007 until 2010, and to Morty Coyle from 2012 to 2016. She shares Zoie with Cody and Beatrix with Morty.
Congrats to the newlyweds!
By: Just Jared
Title: Jodie Sweetin Marries Mescal Wasilewski with ‘Fuller House’ Co-Stars in Attendance!
Sourced From: www.justjared.com/2022/07/31/jodie-sweetin-marries-mescal-wasilewski-with-fuller-house-co-stars-in-attendance/
Published Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 04:26:28 +0000
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How to Make Sense of a Very Unpredictable Fall Movie Season
All of a sudden, the fall movie season looks very busy. This week brought two big festival announcements loaded with major films to come: First came Venice, with a lineup that includes everything from Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale” to “Bardo”; it was followed by TIFF, where Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” will premiere alongside Sam Mendes’ “Empire of Light” and Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking,” among many others. Meanwhile, Telluride continues to shroud its selections in secret, but the latest lineups help us get a sense of what to expect there as well.
In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson dig through both lineups to get a sense for which films could impact the coming awards season and why it’s almost certain to be an unpredictable ride. They also address the return of competitiveness between festivals that seemed to subside earlier in the pandemic, and touch on the recent changes to the Oscar submission rules in France.
Watch the full episode above or listen it below.
Screen Talk is produced by Azwan Badruzaman and available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify, and hosted by Megaphone. Browse previous installments here, subscribe here, and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk.
By: Anne Thompson
Title: How to Make Sense of a Very Unpredictable Fall Movie Season
Sourced From: www.indiewire.com/video/tiff-venice-2022-analysis-spielberg-screen-talk-391-1234746652/
Published Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 20:52:17 +0000
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