Hollywood news banter

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Indiewire executive editor Michael Schneider joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

  • Emmy nominations came out this week. Leading the pack was HBO, with its Western sci-fi hit, Westworld. Netflix was right behind HBO in the nomination count. In this political climate, it's no surprise that Saturday Night Live tied Westworld for first place with 22 nominations, including nods for Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy. 
  • Despite some nice Emmy-nomination surprises, still a lot of rubber-stamping for shows that have long lost their shine like House of Cards and Modern Family. Plus, streaming services continue to garner awards acclaim, Hulu joins the Emmy's party, while broadcast continues to struggle -- with the notable exception of This Is Us.
  • The Walking Dead legal battle between show creator Frank Darabont and AMC over payment, has gotten meaner. "F— you all for giving me chest pains because of the staggering f—ing incompetence," Drabont wrote to collaborators and executives in emails that have been filed as part of the lawsuit.




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