As time continues to march on, we edge closer to what’s gonna be a gonzo award season with the Emmys. Find out about the snubs, the apologies, the new shows, and more!
The Daytime Emmys were revealed this week. Composer Alan Menken, celebrated for his scores and songs for Disney (including The Little Mermaid), is now one of 16 EGOT recipients, with 9 Oscars, 11 Grammys, 1 Tony, and now a Daytime Emmy. Menken and Glenn Slater won the award for a song written for Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure. [Deadline]
A whole new adventure awaits 👸🧛🏻♀️ Adventure Time: Distant Lands Obsidian special coming soon to @HBOMax.
#AdventureTime #AdventureTimeDistantLands #thefunwillneverend #Obsidian pic.twitter.com/KTzp7y8YhR
— Cartoon Network (@cartoonnetwork) July 24, 2020
Announced at ComicCom, Adventure Time: Distant Lands: Obsidian is a new hour-long special focusing on Marceline & Princess Bubblegum (Bubbeline, even). The special will show us “snapshots” of their romance, which is honestly enough for me to sign on. I hope we get another Mitski song. [Screenrant]
And if you want to find more news coming out of SDCC’s stay at home con, check out our ComicCon@Home write-ups.
Following an article alleging an abusive workplace environment for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, DeGeneres herself has apologies for “numerous, unspecified transgressions on set.” The show is still under investigation by Warner Brothers, and long-time executive producer Ed Glavin is set to leave. The apology seems to leave lot to be desired, including the claim that she is only now learning the set has been less than “happy.” [Variety]
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has been predictably, officially delayed after pausing production in March. [EW]
#WaiChingHo aka #MadameGao and I, aka #Nobu of #Daredevil weren't at the season 2 premiere…because we weren't invited. Wai was insulted…and that pissed me off A LOT. We found out about the event as it live-streamed. "They" were sorry we were "overlooked". #HellsKitchen pic.twitter.com/S6i8FSHiBt
— Peter Shinkoda (@PeterShinkoda) July 26, 2020
Actor Peter Shinkoda, who played the Hand’s Nobu in Netflix’s Daredevil, spoke out against Jeph Loeb at #SaveDaredevilCon this past weekend. He accused Loeb of preventing the writing room from exploring his character and the other major villain, Madame Gao, played by Wai Ching Ho. While storylines exploring both characters were planned, Shinkoda said, “[Loeb] said, ‘Nobody cares about Chinese people and Asian people. There were three previous Marvel movies, a trilogy called Blade that was made where Wesley Snipes killed 200 Asians each movie. Nobody gives a sh*t so don’t write about Nobu and Gao.'” Fucking yikes. [Deadline]
The conversation about diversity at the Emmys has been heated this year — while it’s been noted that there’s a dearth of Latinx nominees this year, many articles and tweets seem to have forgotten that Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight) won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie just last year for When They See Us. That omission hits at the crux of the conversation; Latinxs feel left behind as Black and Asian nominees seem to be getting the spotlight but Afro-Latinxs are sometimes barely included in the conversation. My vote for biggest snub? MJ Rodriguez (Pose) deserves a nomination and the world. [The Root]
Olivia Spencer (Shape of the Water, Hidden Figures) has joined with the Ruderman Family Foundation for this PSA urging Hollywood to hire disabled actors. She describes current hiring practices of using able-bodied actors to play disabled roles as, “offensive, unjust and deprives an entire community of people from opportunities.” [ET Canada]
Universal and AMC Theaters have made up — now AMC gets 17 days of exclusivity before a Universal film can go to on-demand platforms (so you’ll still have to pay up to watch Vin Diesel drive a car to space later this (?) year). [CNN]
Legendary Digital, which owns The Nerdist and Geek & Sundry, has cut 8 full-time staff positions, or 30% of their team. [Variety]
The Hollywood Reporter dropped an extensive look at Bryan Singer’s reign of terror behind the scenes of the X-Men franchise this morning, and it is full of absolutely bonkers details along with some horrific stuff. [THR]
Director Shane Carruth (Primer) tweeted a photo of a vinyl printing of the Upstream Color soundtrack, right on top of a copy of the restraining order against him, filed by actress and director Amy Seimetz (The Girlfriend Experience, She Dies Tomorrow). Seimetz has accused Carruth of physical and emotional abuse in the filings. [Variety]