73rd Emmy Awards: See the complete winners list
2021 Primetime Emmy Awards - Show In this video grab issued Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, by the Television Academy, Cedric the Entertainer speaks during the Primetime Emmy Awards. (Television Academy via AP) (Uncredited)LOS ANGELES — The 2021 Emmy Awards honored the best and brightest of the small screen on Sunday in Los Angeles. Cedric the Entertainer hosted the 73rd edition of the Television Academy’s top honors, which was broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 52 2021 Emmy Award arrivals Yara Shahidi arrives at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. @GillianA wins the #Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series for the role of Margaret Thatcher in @TheCrownNetflix!wftv.com
Emmys vow a 'good time' after bleak year; 'Crown' may rule
Emmy Preview This combination of photos shows, from left, Pedro Pascal in "The Mandalorian," Olivia Colman in "The Crown," Jason Sudeikis in "Ted Lasso" and Jean Smart in "Hacks." That includes Netflix's drama "The Crown" and Apple TV+ comedy "Ted Lasso." Victories in both the best drama and comedy series categories would mark a first for streaming services and reinforce their growing dominance, to the dismay of competitors. The top nominees include the British royal drama "The Crown" and the Star Wars-universe derived "The Mandalorian," which received a leading 24 nominations each. Of the 96 acting nods for drama, comedy and miniseries, nearly 44% — a total of 42 nominations — went to people of color.wftv.com
YouTuber who ‘fixed’ ‘The Mandalorian’ finale’s special effects offered ILM job
Deepfake gets YouTuber job FILE PHOTO: A deepfake video that fixed some special effects of the final episode of season two of "The Mandalorian" led to a job for a YouTube user. That is, until a YouTuber who goes by the name “Shamook,” tried his hand at using deepfake technology to make some adjustments. A representative for Industrial Light and Magic told The Wrap that the company has hired Shamook. Instead, it’s the research that Shamook did in artificial intelligence and machine learning that made him a new employee of ILM. as a means to produce compelling visual effects work and it’s been terrific to see momentum building in this space as the technology advances,” ILM told TheWrap.wftv.com
2021 Emmy nominations: ‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘The Crown’ lead nods
2021 Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement This video grab provided by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences shows Ron Cephas Jones as he announces Mj Rodriguez as a nominee for lead actress in a drama series for "Pose" during the 73rd Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (Television Academy via AP) (Uncredited)LOS ANGELES — Streaming service offerings dominated the 73rd Emmy Award nominations, announced Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, with Netflix’s “The Crown” and Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” drawing 24 nods each. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, the live Sept. 19 ceremony will include a limited in-person audience of nominees and guests, one year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the academy to adopt a virtual format. Due primarily to its new streaming service HBO Max, HBO led all networks with 130 nominations, followed by Netflix with 129 nods and Disney+ with 71 in only its second year of existence, The New York Times reported. ©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
'The Crown,' 'Mandalorian' top Emmy nominations with 24 each
Emmy Nominations This image released by Disney+ shows Pedro Pascal in a scene from "The Mandalorian." (Disney+ via AP) (Uncredited)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — "The Crown” tied with “The Mandalorian” for the most Emmy nominations Tuesday with 24 apiece, but the Marvel universe also got bragging rights with runner-up “WandaVision.”The nominations reinforced the rapid rise of streaming, with the top-nominated scripted shows on services that largely emerged in the past two years. In the top three categories — drama, comedy and limited series — only the NBC show “This Is Us” snagged a nomination. “These nominations represent the work done in television through the most challenging year I can think of,” TV academy chief executive Frank Scherma said before the first nominees were announced. For Netflix, which led the way for the rise of streaming services but has yet to claim a top series trophy, “The Crown” may represent its best bet.wftv.com
Stocks move higher, but are still headed for weekly losses
Financial Markets Wall Street FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, a sign for Wall Street is carved in the side of a building, in New York. Stocks are off to a solid start on Wall Street, continuing a bounce from a day earlier, but indexes are still on track for weekly losses after three days of drops early in the week. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% early Friday, May 14, 2021. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.7% and the Nasdaq Composite, where the losses this week have been steeper, was up 1.7%. Technology stocks led the gainers after sinking earlier in the week as investors fretted about signs of rising inflation.wftv.com
The Force will be strong with the 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' animated series launching May 4
(and "The Mandalorian") along with Dee Bradley Baker ("Star Wars Rebels"), the baddest of the bad from Clone Force 99 will attack in Executive Producer Dave Filoni's spinoff show for Star Wars Day on May the 4th exclusively on Disney Plus. Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company have provided premiere details on the bold new animated series "Star Wars: The Bad Batch," which will officially debut its first episode on May 4, that most gloriously geeky day, with the sophomore episode launching on May 7. The animated series "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" launches on May 4, 2021. Related: The best Disney Plus movies and shows for Star Wars fans"Star Wars: The Bad Batch" is executive produced by Dave Filoni ("The Mandalorian," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"), Athena Portillo ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Star Wars Rebels"), Brad Rau ("Star Wars Rebels," "Star Wars Resistance") and Jennifer Corbett ("Star Wars Resistance," "NCIS"), with Carrie Beck ("The Mandalorian," "Star Wars Rebels") as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes ("Star Wars Resistance") as producer. "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" charges onto Disney Plus starting on May 4.space.com
Disney+ tops 100 million subscribers just 16 months after launch
Disney+ has topped 100 million global subscribers. On Tuesday Disney CEO Bob Chapek revealed the streaming service surpassed the benchmark in just 16 months since its launch. The company expects Disney+ will have 230 million to 260 million subscribers by 2024. The streaming service has seen rapid growth in subscribers since its launch in November 2019. On day one, the company had 10 million sign-ups and, by the end of the first quarter, the service had secured 26.5 million subscribers.cnbc.com
Disney just showed what a post-pandemic economy will look like
Like many other companies during the pandemic, Disney has been forced to go digital faster than expected. Disney unveiled late last year a slew of new content tied to those franchises, much of which will be exclusive to Disney+. As soon as one season ends, there'll be something new for fans to watch and keep them glued to their Disney+ subscription. Disney's digital shift is an early glimpse at what a post-pandemic world will look like. If you want to understand what the post-pandemic economy will be like, look no further than Disney's changes during the pandemic.cnbc.com
"Mandalorian" actress Gina Carano dropped by Lucasfilm and talent agency after controversial tweets
The actress, who plays Cara Dune on the "Star Wars" TV series, has been dropped by Lucasfilm, and thus the sci-fi franchise as a whole. "Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future," a Lucasfilm spokesperson told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday. "Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable." Carano's termination from the series comes a day after the actress shared two controversial political posts to social media that generated swift backlash among fans. "Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children.cbsnews.com
Gina Carano fired from 'Mandalorian' after social media post
FILE - This Oct. 19, 2019, file photo shows Gina Carano at the Disney Plus launch event promoting "The Mandalorian" at the London West Hollywood hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. In a statement Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, Lucasfilm said Carano is no longer a part of The Mandalorian cast after many online called for her firing over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the U.S. political climate. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Lucasfilm says Gina Carano is no longer a part of “The Mandalorian” cast after many online called for her firing over a social media post that likened the experience of Jews during the Holocaust to the U.S. political climate. “Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable," the statement read. She also mocked the use of gender pronouns, listing “beep/bop/boop" in her social media bio.
Lego wants to see your 'Star Wars' holiday creations
"Share a photo of your Lego Star Wars holiday designs on Instagram or Twitter with #LEGOStarWarsHolidayContest, and one grand prize winner will be selected to receive the Lego "Star Wars" Millennium Falcon set and a FIRST Lego League team or classroom registration," the press release stated. The best Star Wars Lego sets of 2020: Great deals and moreGet your #LEGOStarWars sets ready for the holiday season by adding some festive builds! Four runners-up will be selected to receive Lego Star Wars The Child (aka "Baby Yoda" from "The Mandalorian"), Lego Star Wars Poe Dameron's X-wing Fighter (a popular character from the sequel series of 2015-2019), and various Lego Star Wars vehicle sets from different franchise eras: the Sith TIE Fighter, the AT-AT and The Razor Crest. #ForceForChange @FIRSTweets & @LEGO_Group ask fans to reimagine LEGO bricks into Star Wars holiday builds. Today's best Lego Star Wars The Razor Crest and deals Recommended Retailer Lego Star Wars The Razor Crest LEGO $129.99 View LEGO Star Wars: The... Amazon $237.93 ViewFollow Elizabeth Howell on Twitter @howellspace.space.com
'The Book of Boba Fett' is its own series, will arrive on Disney+ in December 2021
Boba Fett is officially getting his own Disney+ series. On Friday, a post credit scene during the finale of season two of "The Mandalorian" teased that Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen would return as Boba Fett and Fennec Shand in a spinoff called "The Book of Boba Fett." On Monday, Disney confirmed via social media that it would be an original series and arrive on Disney+ in December 2021. "The Book of Boba Fett" will be set within the timeline of "The Mandalorian" and will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and Robert Rodriguez. The addition of "The Book of Boba Fett" brings the total tally of new Star Wars projects coming to Disney+ to 10.cnbc.com
'The Mandalorian' Season 2 finale has thrills, spills and a surprise no one saw coming
Watching the Dark Troopers in action was mesmerizing and the VFX was beautifully understated. It's really great to see the Dark Troopers in action, especially in numbers operating as a platoon. They close the blast doors leading to the bridge and the Dark Troopers begin their attempt to breach the blockade. Suddenly, the Dark Troopers cease their attempts to access the bridge, instead they turn and ready their blasters. We see on the security camera monitors that this mysterious individual is making extremely short work of the squad Dark Troopers, with a lightsaber no less.space.com
'The Mandalorian' launched Disney+, now it has the goodwill to usher in a new era of Star Wars
After two seasons, the show has reignited faith in the Star Wars franchise. Over the next few years, the streaming service will be home to nearly a dozen Star Wars shows, both live action and animated. He is responsible for much of the canonical events and characters in the Star Wars universe over the last decade. Star Wars is for everyone"The Mandalorian" doesn't shy away from its source material, regardless of its form. Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith."cnbc.com
Original 'Star Wars' Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch dies at 75
(Image credit: John Phillips/Getty Images)Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who originally portrayed bounty hunter Boba Fett in the first "Star Wars" trilogy (1977-1983), died Thursday (Dec. 17) at age 75. Related: The Greatest 'Star Wars' Villains of All TimeBut Bulloch's iconic performance as Fett still stays with fans and remains as an influence on the "Star Wars" franchise, especially sticking with the actors who worked with him during his long career. "Jeremy Bulloch was the quintessential English gentleman," Mark Hamill, the long-time "Star Wars" actor who starred as Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy and the sequel trilogy (2015-2019), said on Twitter . Fett's most memorable moment on screen is arguably when he froze "Star Wars" hero Han Solo in carbonite in "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980). Bulloch also made brief appearances in other "Star Wars" roles: a minor role in the widely lampooned "Star Wars Holiday Special" (1978), as Imperial officer Lieutenant Sheckil in "The Empire Strikes Back" (1983) and as Captain Colton in "Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" (2005), Deadline said.space.com
'The Mandalorian' Season 2's penultimate episode sets up for a thrilling finale
And that high standard of "The Mandalorian" continues this week, with the penultimate Season 2 installment entitled, "Chapter 15: The Believer." (Image credit: Lucasfilm/Disney Plus)They want Mayfeld, using his knowledge of the Imperial network, to find the coordinates of Moff Gideon's command cruiser. (Image credit: Lucasfilm/Disney Plus)They can hear over the radio other Juggernauts being attacked and destroyed and they start to wonder what it is exactly that they face up ahead. (Image credit: Lucasfilm/Disney Plus)For one thing, as astute Reddit user JBlitzen points out, there is some incredibly subtle acting on the part of Pascal. (Image credit: Lucasfilm/Disney Plus)They break through a window to escape out onto a ledge overlooking a very large dam.space.com
Disney+ emerges as an early winner of streaming wars, expects up to 260 million subscribers by 2024
Disney said on Thursday evening it's forecasting Disney+ will have 230 million to 260 million subscribers by 2024. It shows the rapid growth of Disney+ and that Disney is emerging as one of the early winners of the streaming wars. When Disney+ launched 13 months ago, Disney said it expected the platform to reach 60 million to 90 million subscriptions by 2024. As of Thursday evening, it had already closed in on the high-end of that projection, with 86.8 million Disney+ subscribers. Disney+ jumped from 33.5 million subscribers in its second quarter to 57.5 million by its third quarter.cnbc.com
The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda invade Fortnite for Chapter 2, Season 5
You can play the infamous Mandalorian bounty hunter from the "Star Wars" universe, complete with Baby Yoda, in a new season of Fortnite. The popular battle royale game is replete with Star Wars content in Season 2, Chapter 5, which debuted Wednesday (Dec. 2) along with the new Fortnite Crew subscription service. The Mandalorian is the first skin you'll unlock for playing the new season, and then the "Star Wars" content comes fast and furious. By the time you reach Level 8, you'll have a Mandalorian banner, a Star Wars-themed spray, a Mandalorian loading screen, a Baby Yoda emoticon, and a Razor Crest glider. And "Star Wars" is just part of the space content you'll receive in this season's battle pass.space.com
'The Mandalorian' slows the pace to deliver a thrilling, plot-packed episode with 'The Jedi'
(Morai first appeared in "Star Wars Rebels" and later in "The Clone Wars." Rumors abound that Ahsoka Tano might get a spin-off series so perhaps the mention of Thrawn sets that up? Dave Filoni was the co-creator of Ahsoka Tano, so a lot of care and attention went into her first live-action appearance. With the cinema industry struggling, it's safe to say that any future big-screen "Star Wars" projects are probably on hold. There are also a number of rumored Disney Plus projects, both animated and live-action including one that focuses on Ahsoka Tano.space.com
Save up to 50% on Star Wars Funko Pop! figures this Cyber Monday
Star Wars fans can relive some of the most famous scenes from the movies or display their favorite characters on their shelves with Funko Pop! figures make a wonderful gift if you're looking for something to impress a Star Wars fan, or you can grab them up for yourself. We've looked for the most popular characters and scenes in Funko's Star Wars repertoire. figuresMandalorian and The Child: $32.99 $24.88 at AmazonThe bounty hunter and his precious cargo are side by side in this Funko Pop! View DealCheck out our best Star Wars Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals here and don't miss our favorite Star Wars Lego sets for 2020!space.com
Lego's Star Wars D-O droid is 23% off for Cyber Monday
The beloved D-O droid from "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" (2019) is on sale for $54 for Cyber Monday. Fans can build the Lego Star Wars droid for display, reveling in features such as posable antennas, a tilting head, a built-in display stand and an information sign. For example, there is a "Lego Star Wars" version of Baby Yoda (aka the Child). Happily, there's lots of "Star Wars" content coming to theaters and the small screen in the coming years. Check out our best Star Wars Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals here and don't miss our favorite Star Wars Lego sets for 2020!space.com
The Mandalorian inadvertently uncovers a dark secret in season 2, episode 4 'The Siege'
Related: The Greatest 'Star Wars' Movie Plot Twists of All TimeThe Razor Crest has been remade more times than "A Christmas Carol." (Image credit: Disney Plus/Lucasfilm)We cut to what appears to be the Armorer's former beskarworks in the one-time underground stronghold for the Mandalorians on Nevarro. "The Mandalorian" is clearly made by people who love "Star Wars" and that makes it stand-out sci-fi. That has fascinated me since I was a child, and I love the idea of the darker, freakier side of 'Star Wars,' the 'Mad Max' aspect of 'Star Wars.'" (Image credit: Disney Plus/Lucasfilm)The adventures of our heroes that we created needed to be … scaled down just a little bit.space.com
Baby Yoda-themed Monopoly now on sale
Toy brand Hasbro has introduced its Baby Yoda-themed Monopoly set. The beloved character from “The Mandalorian” series on Disney+ is technically called “The Child,” but he's commonly known as Baby Yoda. Regular Monopoly, of course, features game pieces like the classic top hat and wheelbarrow, but in this version, you get to choose from four adorable versions of Baby Yoda in different poses. Hasbro also changed up other aspects of the game like the playing cards to reflect “Star Wars” Mandalorian themes. Monopoly: Star Wars the Child is currently available on pre-order for $19.99 and is expected to ship out on its release date of Sept. 1.
Build-A-Bear reveals Baby Yoda stuffed animal set to arrive in stores ‘soon’
“Star Wars” fans were excited to learn Build-A-Bear was coming out with a stuffed Baby Yoda. Company officials said in a tweet, “The cutest creature in the galaxy is arriving at Build-A-Bear Workshop this spring! Sign up for email updates to be among the first to know when #TheChild has arrived." The cutest creature in the galaxy is arriving at Build-A-Bear Workshop this spring! Sign up for email updates to be among the first to know when #TheChild has arrived.
Jason Sudekis is the internet’s most wanted after his cameo with Baby Yoda in ‘The Mandalorian’ finale
The Second City does not condone the punching of Baby Yoda by alumnus Jason Sudeikis. Don’t touch a hot stove, don’t run with scissors, and most importantly don’t mess with Baby Yoda. From constantly missing their targets to arguing back-and-forth about getting to look at Baby Yoda. In the opening scene of the first-season finale, Baby Yoda has been snatched by Sudeikis and Pally. Jason Sudeikis is a scout trooper in #TheMandalorian finale and is the only actor I’ll forgive for his dispicable act to wee baby Yoda.
These baby Yoda memes are driving the internet crazy
Whether you’re a fan of “Star Wars” or not, we’re sure you have fallen prey to the baby Yoda craze that is sweeping social media. Thus, the baby Yoda craze was born, but we’re not complaining. Well, we’ve scoured the web looking for the best baby Yoda memes the internet had to offer. Every single baby Yoda meme has been me like HOWWW pic.twitter.com/z4yLusRgYv — scandal (@eskandalowithak) November 29, 201921. We know the internet is full of other baby Yoda memes, so share your favorite in the comments below.