Showbiz Sandbox 374: Streaming Services Rack Up 2017 Emmy Nominations

July 18, 2017

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When this year’s primetime Emmy nominees were announced HBO still lead the way with 111 nominations, including 22 for “Westworld”, but streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon are quickly gaining ground with their own popular shows. Even Hulu managed to push their way into the Emmys for the first time with 13 nominations for “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

The only thing that remained the same about the Emmys from previous years is that some shows were nominated that shouldn’t have been, while others weren’t nominated but should have been. Don’t get us started on the TV episode that was somehow nominated for Outstanding Television Movie.

One series that wasn’t nominated for an Emmy was “Hawaii Five-O”, the hit CBS show which had two of its main actors depart after a contract dispute that became a flashpoint over the salaries and casting of minority talent.

Of course, we also cover the week’s top entertainment news including why a major Chinese entertainment company is taking a hit on the stock market after criticism from government officials, Tyler Perry signs a producing deal with Viacom and Quincy Jones sues the Michael Jackson estate over royalty payments.

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‘Doctor Who’ Breaks the Mold With Female Lead
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/16/arts/television/doctor-who-jodie-whittaker-bbc.html

comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of July 16, 2017
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/comscore-announces-official-worldwide-box-office-results-for-weekend-of-july-16-2017-300488849.html

South Korea Opens World’s Largest Imax Cinema
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/south-korea-opens-worlds-largest-imax-cinema-1021996

China Box Office Remains Sluggish in 2017, Despite Big Hollywood Gains
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/china-box-office-remains-sluggish-2017-big-hollywood-gains-1018671

Tencent Loses $14 Billion After Criticism From Chinese Media
http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/tencent-loses-14-billion-hong-kong-stock-exchange-criticism-chinese-media-1202487199/

China’s Wanda Retreats From Theme Park Business With $9.3 Billion Deal
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/chinas-wanda-retreats-theme-park-business-93-billion-deal-1019589

Wanda to Consolidate Chinese Film Assets Through Major Merger
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/wanda-consolidate-chinese-film-assets-major-merger-1019918

Emmys 2017: Full List of Nominations
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/2017-emmy-nominees-list-nominations-1202494465/

‘Westworld’ Exceeds Emmy Expectations with 22 Nominations
http://www.goldderby.com/article/2017/westworld-2017-emmy-nominations-evan-rachel-wood-anthony-hopkins-news/

Netflix Spending Spree Spurs Subscriber Growth by 5 Million This Quarter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/house-cards-helps-boost-netflix-subscriber-base-by-5-million-1021852

Netflix Content Assets Valued at $11 Billion — More Than Time Warner, Viacom, Discovery, AMC
http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/netflix-content-assets-value-11-billion-1202494853/

Arrowood by Mick Finlay – BookFilter
http://bookfilter.com/2016/11/23/arrowood-2/

SAG-AFTRA and Studios Reach TV/Theatrical Deal at Sunrise
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sag-aftra-studios-reach-tv-theatrical-deal-at-sunrise-1016584

SAG-AFTRA Board Approves TV/Theatrical Deal
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sag-aftra-board-approves-tv-theatrical-deal-1021567

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Premiere Shatters HBO Ratings Records
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/game-of-thrones-season-7-premiere-ratings-1202497751/

Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Certified Platinum – Based on Tidal Streaming and Sprint Download Numbers
https://variety.com/2017/digital/news/jay-z-444-certified-platinum-purely-on-streaming-tidal-1202487447/

Following Uproar, Tidal Makes Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Album Available to All Users
https://variety.com/2017/music/news/tidal-jay-z-album-available-all-users-1202486845/

Spotify Strikes Licensing Deal With Sony Music — Pact Includes Windowing Option
http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/spotify-strikes-licensing-deal-with-sony-music-windowing-1202491895/

Another Sexual Harassment Scandal for Fox as it Fires its Head of Sports Programming in L.A.
http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-fox-sports-jamie-horowitz-sex-harassment-20170703-story,amp.html

Fox Business Suspends Anchor Charles Payne Amid Harassment Investigation
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/fox-business-charles-payne-harassment-1202489021/

Blue Man Group Is Bought by Cirque du Soleil, With Plans to Expand
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/theater/cirque-du-soleil-buys-blue-man-group.html

Viacom Signs Tyler Perry, a Blow to Oprah Winfrey’s Network
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/arts/television/viacom-poaches-tyler-perry-from-oprah-winfreys-network.html

SoundCloud Cuts 40% of Staff, Will Shutter London and San Francisco Offices
https://variety.com/2017/digital/news/soundcloud-cuts-40-percent-of-staff-1202488566/

Milo Yiannopoulos Strikes Back
https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/74177-milo-yiannopoulos-strikes-back.html

Quincy Jones Claims He’s Owed $30 Million From Michael Jackson Recordings
http://variety.com/2017/music/news/quincy-jones-michael-jackson-estate-30-million-1202492463/

Broadway Box Office: ‘Great Comet’ Takes a Half-Million Hit After Josh Groban Exit
http://variety.com/2017/legit/news/great-comet-broadway-sales-after-john-groban-1202491160/

Daniel Dae Kim on ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Exit: “The Path to Equality Is Rarely Easy”
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/daniel-dae-kim-hawaii-five-0-exit-path-equality-is-rarely-easy-1018730

CBS Says It Offered “Significant Salary Increases” to Asian ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Stars
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/hawaii-five-0-cbs-says-offered-significant-salary-increases-asian-stars-1018909

‘Hawaii Five-0’ Boss Defends “Diverse Cast,” Says Stars Were Offered “Unprecedented Raises”
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/hawaii-five-0-boss-defends-diverse-cast-says-stars-were-offered-unprecedented-raises-1019121

George A. Romero, Father of the Zombie Film, Dies at 77
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/george-a-romero-dead-night-living-dead-director-was-77-945346

Martin Landau, Oscar Winner for ‘Ed Wood,’ Dies at 89
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/martin-landau-dead-ed-wood-811318

‘Walking Dead’ Stuntman Dies From On-Set Injury
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/walking-dead-stuntman-dies-set-injury-1021172

‘Walking Dead’ Resumes Production After Stuntman’s Death
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/walking-dead-resumes-production-stuntmans-death-1021931

Comments

  • mgiltz

    Who can argue about the Emmy Awards? There are so many shows that NO ONE knows what the best drama or comedy on TV/cable/streaming actually is. But hold on — you can argue about what SHOULDN’T be nominated for an Emmy. I’m looking at you, House of Cards and Modern Family and…. Never mind, I gotta get back to binge watching The Americans and Better Call Saul and Atlanta.