winners//69th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

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The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards recognized achievement in television over the past year, with shows like The Handmaid's Tale and Atlanta changing the course of recent multi-year winners and allowing for a new crop of television favorites.

It wasn't all brand new, though. The one constant was the dominance of HBO's Veep, which picked up the Best Comedy Series prize, as well as Best Actress, Comedy, for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, her sixth consecutive win in the category.

As for big winners, HBO's Big Little Lies shut out Feud: Bette and Joan, earning trophies for Best Limited Series and a handful of acting awards, including a Best Actress win for Nicole Kidman.

And, history was made in several categories. Donald Glover became the first African-American to win the Directing award for comedy series for Atlanta. Lena Waithe became the first African-American woman to ever be nominated for and win the Writing award for comedy for Master of None.


BEST DRAMA

THE HANDMAID'S TALE (HULU)

BEST COMEDY

VEEP (HBO)

BEST LIMITED SERIES

BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO)

BEST TV MOVIE

BLACK MIRROR: SAN JUNIPERO (NETFLIX)

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA

Sterling K. Brown
THIS IS US (NBC)

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA

Elisabeth Moss
THE HANDMAID'S TALE (HULU)

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY

Donald Glover
ATLANTA (FX)

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
VEEP (HBO)

BEST ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Riz Ahmed
THE NIGHT OF (HBO)

BEST ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Nicole Kidman
BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

John Lithgow
THE CROWN (NETFLIX)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

Ann Dowd
THE HANDMAID'S TALE (HULU)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

Alex Baldwin
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

Kate McKinnon
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Alexander Skarsgard
BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Laura Dern
BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO)

BEST GUEST ACTOR, DRAMA

Gerald McRaney
THIS IS US (NBC)

BEST GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA

Alexis Bledel
THE HANDMAID'S TALE (HULU)

BEST GUEST ACTOR, COMEDY

Dave Chapelle
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)

BEST GUEST ACTRESS, COMEDY

Melissa McCarthy
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)

BEST VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)

BEST VARIETY TALK SERIES

LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER (HBO)

BEST REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM

THE VOICE (NBC)

BEST ANIMATED PROGRAM

BOB'S BURGERS (FOX)

For the complete list of winners at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, click here

winners//74th VENICE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

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Though Sundance and Cannes are important precursors, its the fall festival season that really begins to shape the awards season. Last year saw La La Land's incredible rise to the front after it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (which is currently underway), plus premieres at Telluride and the Venice Film Festival kickstarted campaigns.

This year is no different, though much of the season's clout is already showing up at both of those latter festivals, with Battle of the Sexes barreling into the Best Picture race from Telluride and Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water steamrolling into the conversation, as well.

Del Toro's period drama, starring Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer, was awarded the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion, the equivalent to a Best Picture prize.

When the film premiered last week, it was met with a largely positive response from festival-goers.It was the director's first time submitting a project into the festival. The film's win marks the first ever for a Mexican director.

Other prizes went to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which won the Best Screenaply prize; Hannah, which won Charlotte Rampling the Best Actress award; and, Jusqu'a La Garde, which won both Best First Film and Best Director for Xavier Legrand.

The 74th Venice Film Festival's jury was headed by Annette Bening.

Full list of winners:

GOLDEN LION

THE SHAPE OF WATER
Guillermo del Toro, director

GRAND JURY PRIZE

FOXTROT
Samuel Maoz, director

SILVER LION (BEST DIRECTOR)

Xavier Legrand
JUSQU'A LA GARDE

VOLPI CUP (BEST ACTRESS)

Charlotte Rampling
HANNAH

VOLPI CUP (BEST ACTOR)

Kamel El Basha
THE INSULT

BEST SCREENPLAY

Martin McDonagh
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

SWEET COUNTRY
Warwick Thornton, director

MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD FOR BEST NEW YOUNG ACTOR OR ACTRESS

Charlie Plummer
LEAN ON PETE

news//THE ACADEMY ELECTS JOHN BAILEY AS NEW PRESIDENT

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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has chosen a new president, replacing Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who's tenure will most notably be remembered for her efforts in diversifying membership.

The newly elected president, John Bailey, is a cinematographer known for his work behind the camera on such films as The Big Chill, Groundhog Day, The Way Way Back, and Best Picture winner Ordinary People. Bailey has served 14 years as a governor in the Cinematographers Branch.

He joins the ranks of past presidents, including: Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, Frank Capra, and Douglas Fairbanks.

The Academy's Board of Governors votes each year for the role of President, with the recipient serving a full year term, for no more than four consecutive terms.

It was highly believed Academy member Laura Dern was at the top of the list.

Other members elected to officer positions during the August 8th voting session include:
Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)
Kathleen Kennedy, Vice Presideny (chair, Museum Committee)
Michael Tronick, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee)
Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach Committee)
Jim Gianopulos, Treasurer (chair, Finance Committee)
David Rubin, Secretary (chair, Membership and Administration Committee)

The Academy has a lot of exciting events planned for the near future, including the 90th Academy Awards in early 2018 and the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening in 2019.