The Emmy Awards took place this past weekend and aside from Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner getting clowned for calling their family "real people" it's the team behind the Memoriam segment that's taken an L for showcasing a photo of a man that's very much alive instead of Andre Previn. While Halsey took the stage to sing Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," a reel of fallen stars of television was broadcasted showcasing Stan Lee, Luke Perry, Penny Marshall, John Singleton and more.
The issue was when a photo of Leonard Slatkin was put on the screen with a caption reading "Andre Previn." Leonard is very much alive while Andre passed in February. " I saw that @theemmys posted a photo of me "In Memoriam" rather than the intended Andre Previn. Andre deserved better. I had the opportunity to introduce him when he received the @KCHonors. Perhaps he was paying me back for a couple stories I told about him. Andre, R.I.P." Leonard shared on Twitter.
The Emmy's haven't responded to the mistake since Leonard called them out for their mess up but as usual, the internet's always around to call someone out on their bullshit - case and point:
The 2019 Emmys Pull In Lowest Ratings In Its History
The critics weren’t kind.
For fans of awards shows, the 2019 Emmys gave plenty of reasons to tune in to their 71st annual celebration of the broadcast. Producers opted to move forward without a host and even with all the millennial-targeted programming, the show still struggled to grab the attention of viewers. In the end, reports state that there were only 6.9 million people who watch the award show, making the 2019 Emmys the worst rated in its history.
Judging from the metrics, the social media engagements may have made the Emmys a trending topic but that still didn’t translate to viewership. Some speculate that because the Emmys were aired on Sunday and not Monday, it had to compete with popular Sunday Night Football. Usually, the show would go up against Monday Night Football, as the rating for that NFL program doesn’t hold the same level of popularity.
Yet, it seems that the decision to not have a comedic figure host the event worked against the program. Last year the Emmys managed to obtain a 2.4 rating, dropping dramatically to 1.6 this year. According to reports, there also wasn’t any noticeable moment that showed a dip in viewership; it steadily maintained a low rating from the opening of the broadcast to the end. The quality of the show itself wasn’t necessarily unfavorable, although critics were less than kind in the media. Across the board, award shows are pulling in fewer numbers in general, so it may be time to revamp them entirely.
Halsey’s Moving Tribute To Fallen Stars At 2019 Emmy’s Leaves Fans Emotional: Watch
Halsey sang a Cyndi Lauper classic.
Halsey’s set to drop off her third studio album Manic at the beginning of next year and has already released a couple of singles, “Without Me” and “Graveyard,” to get fans pumped for its full arrival. The 24-year-old singer was present at this past weekend’s Emmy Awards and took the stage to sing her heart out in tribute to the fallen stars of television. Instead of singing a song by yours truly, Halsey showcased her versatility behind the mic with a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 hit “Time After Time.”
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Seen on stage with a mic and a pianist, Halsey sang softly as photos of Stan Lee, Luke Perry, Penny Marshall, John Singleton and many more took over the screen above her. Her performance was one that hit the hearts of many as fans shared nothing but kind words about Halsey’s set online.
“Halsey performed time after time by Cyndi Lauper at the Emmy wards [sic] and it was the most angelic thing I’ve ever heard. I couldn’t be more proud,” one fan tweeted, while another added, “Halsey is KILLING it right now performing the in memoriam segment at the #emmys 😭😭.”
Peep the full performance below.
Emmy Awards: Kim Kardashian Laughed At For Calling Her Family "Real People"
They didn't have to do Kim & Kendall like that.
Kim Kardashian and her sister Kendall Jenner were present at this past weekend's Emmy Awards. The duo took the stage to present an award for the outstanding competition series but before passing along the trophy, Kim and Kendall had a little speech. While their words were probably not meant to be taken as a joke, the audience thought otherwise when they laughed at a statement Kim said about her family being "real people."
"Our family knows firsthand how truly compelling television comes from real people just being themselves. Telling their stories unfiltered and unscripted," Kim and Kendall told the crowd. Videos hear the audience erupting in laughter after the oneliner, leading to a number of reactions shared on Twitter.
"Eeeek. There was a very loud laugh from the audience when KimKardashian was presenting. Laughing at her; not with her. It was uncomfortable (and, in my opinion, uncalled for) in the room," a user wrote.
"It’s very rare that we take out real content. We’ll say, “I don’t like the way that I look here. Just tweak that,” or, “We were talking about that, but this is more impactful,”" Kim previously stated of her family's series. "By the time the episodes air, it’s already been thrown in and out of the press so much that it’s really good to share things, even when you think at the time, “Oh, I’ll never share that.”
Peep more reactions to Kim & Kendall's Emmy moment below.
Zendaya Fans Say She’s The Next Poison Ivy After Custom Vera Wang Emmy Dress
The red hair seals the deal.
Zendaya was of course in attendance at this past weekend's Emmy Awards after her fantastic role in the HBO series Euphoria. Zendaya, along with anyone involved in the show, was not nominated at this year's award show since Euphoria aired one month after the Emmys eligibility period for 2019 but we think it's safe to say the series will be eatin' at next years award show.
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Zendaya had all eyes on her on the red carpet when she arrived in a custom green Vera Wang gown that was made perfectly for the actress. If people thought Rihanna was the perfect fit to play Poison Ivy in the upcoming DC film, then the singer's got some major competition since Zendaya's now being considered for the role by the internet.
We can't confirm who's really being considered for the role at this moment but we do know that Rihanna's not saying no. "You know what, they didn't call me yet. But if they did, I would love to go in and try out because Poison Ivy is one of my obsessions in life," Rihanna previously stated. "I did it for Halloween one year, I mean come on!"
Who you got?
Aaron Paul Returns As Jesse Pinkman In New "Breaking Bad" Movie Trailer
“El Camino” is almost here.
While it was first announced in August, Netflix’s El Camino movie has now been treated to another teaser as the streaming service used the Emmy Awards’ platform Sunday night to debut a new trailer with Aaron Paul returning as Jesse Pinkman.
In the Breaking Bad series, Pinkman played the former student and righthand man to Bryan Cranston’s Walter White character, a chemistry teacher who moonlights as a meth cook.
El Camino, written and directed by series creator Vince Gilligan, is the sequel that focuses on Pinkmans own arch. “In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity,” reads the film’s synopsis. “Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.”
In the new clip, we find Jesse in a parked car in a field as a newscaster comes over the radio describing the same scene that ended the original series in which Walter freed Jesse from the Aryan Brotherhood Compound.
“I didn’t really tell anybody about it, because I wasn’t sure I would ever do anything with it,” Gilligan previously revealed to The Hollywood Reporter. “But I started thinking to myself, ‘What happened to Jesse?’ You see him driving away. And to my mind, he went off to a happy ending. But as the years progressed, I thought, ‘What did that ending—let’s just call it an ending, neither happy, nor sad—what did it look like?’”
Billy Porter Is First Openly Gay Black Man To Win Emmy For Best Actor In A Drama
Billy Porter makes Emmy Awards history
Sunday evening, Billy Porter won the Emmy for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series award, making history as the first openly gay black man to do so.
The win came as a result of his work on FX's Pose series, beating out formidable competition found in Jason Bateman of Ozark, This Is Us darling Sterling K. Brown, Kit Harington from Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk, and Milo Ventimiglia of This Is Us.
Upon gracing the stage, Porter declared that he had won in the "category of love," using his speech to add, "We as artists are the people that get to change the molecular structure of the hearts and minds of the people who live on this planet. Please don’t ever stop doing that. Please don’t ever stop telling the truth.”
While he previously earned a Golden Globe nomination for the role, this was Porter's first Emmy nomination. Impressively, the new award now leaves Porter with a potential Oscar win to achieve EGOT status. He has already laid claim to a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, both for his Kinky Boots performance.
Jharrel Jerome Wins Emmy For Portrayal Of Korey Wise In "When They See Us"
Jerome wins Best Lead Actor on a Limited Series
Sunday evening, 21-year-old Jharrel Jerome took home an Emmy Award on his first try after winning the honor of Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his portrayal of Korey Wise in Netflix and Ava DuVernay's When They Us series, the dramatic retelling of the events surrounding the case of the Central Park Five.
It marked Jerome's first Emmy nomination and, subsequently, his first win. With the now Exonerated Five in his presence, Jerome thanked his family and the five men whose stories were the basis of the platform that got him to this point.
"It’s what I prayed for — I wanted it for the five men," Jerome told The New York Times of the series' success ahead of the awards show. "I prayed that the title would come to fruition, and that we would actually see these men for who they are by name, not by the moniker given to them, 'the Central Park Five.' So in terms of seeing the impact reach the world, that right there is a job done for me. Even if just one person says 'Wow, I can relate, and I can feel' — it moves me. It’s the biggest blessing, and it goes beyond any nomination and any award. So I’m just happy now."
Colin Kaepernick & Nike’s "Dream Crazy" Ad Wins Big At The Emmys
Kaepernick stays winning off the field.
Colin Kaepernick shocked the football world back in 2016 when he started kneeling during the National Anthem as a means to protest police brutality and racial injustice. While Kaepernick's actions weren't inherently shocking, there is no doubt that many Americans took offense to what he did. Since his protests, Kaepernick has yet to be given a contract in the NFL and it looks more and more likely that he will never be given another chance in the league. Despite this, Nike has partnered with Kaepernick and last year, they teamed up for their "Dream Crazy" campaign.
Kap was the face of the commercial and it immediately received critical acclaim as it showed both sides taking a stand. According to All Hip-Hop, the "Dream Crazy" ad has now won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Commercial."
As you can see from the tweet above, Kaepernick is used as the narrator throughout the video while LeBron James, Serena Williams, and various other athletes can be seen excelling at their respective sports.
Over the last year, Kaepernick has continued to work closely with Nike and the partnership has benefitted both sides immensely. This Emmy win is further proof that Nike and Kaepernick are a dynamic duo that transcends the sports world.
Let us know what you think about the commercial.
Michael Jackson’s Estate Calls "Leaving Neverland" Emmy Win "A Complete Farce"
“Leaving Neverland” took home the award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.
Michael Jackson’s estate has been very vocal about its opposition to HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary, which presented the allegations of two men – Wade Robson and James Safechuck – against Jackson for having sexually molested them as kids. The late singer’s estate attempted to sue HBO both before and after the airing of the film, but it has not been successful yet. The estate is arguing that, by sharing these stories that are defaming Jackson’s legacy, HBO breached a non-disparagement clause in a contract that they signed with Jackson when he was supposed to release a concert special with the network in 1992. HBO responded to the lawsuit by claiming that this contract is far beyond the point of still being valid.
The two-day Creative Arts Emmys were held in Los Angeles this weekend, ahead of the Emmy Awards ceremony taking place on September 22. Leaving Neverland was nominated for five awards, including outstanding directing for a documentary/nonfiction program, outstanding picture editing for a nonfiction program, outstanding sound editing for a nonfiction program and outstanding sound mixing for a nonfiction program. It ended up winning for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special. Surely, a win in this category is most upsetting for Michael Jackson’s estate that believes the film’s content to be fictitious.
On the Emmy win, a spokesperson for the estate has commented, “For a film that is a complete fiction to be honored in a nonfiction Emmy category is a complete farce. Not one shred of proof supports this completely one-sided … so-called documentary which was made in secrecy and for which not one person outside of the two subjects and their families were interviewed.”
Leaving Neverland‘s director, Dan Reed, said the following upon accepting his award, “None of this would have been possible without the incredible courage and determination of Wade and James and their families, and I wanted to salute that. This is one of the first times we’ve been able to shine light on child sexual abuse… The pattern of how it unfolds is not an easy story to tell … it often remains undisclosed for so many decades, so I thank them from the bottom of my heart.”
In April, Jackson’s biographer, Mike Smallcombe, pointed out a hole in the testimony of one of the accusers. Reed tweeted that the accuser got the dates of the alleged abuse wrong, to which Smallcombe responded: “Firstly, I’m shocked that he’s spoken on Safechuck’s behalf. And secondly, it’s embarrassing that he feels he has to now change the narrative of the film – which is that the alleged abuse stopped in 1992 – all because part of it has been disproved. That’s what happens when you take allegations like that at face value, and make no attempts to scrutinize and investigate whether they are true.”