Last night, the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards handed out the top prizes to various categories in film and television, further heating up the awards race. Damien Chazelle’s musical breakout La La Land took top honors for film, while Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley nabbed the highest awards in the television race.
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 68th Primtime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday in a swiftly-paced event that saw plenty of perennial favorites take home statues, including Game of Thrones and Veep, as well as some first-time wins for stars Kate McKinnon, Rami Malek, and Tatiana Maslany. See the full list of winners from television’s biggest night.
The Television Critics Association held their 32nd awards show this weekend, where The People V. OJ Simpson continued their awards success. They entered the event tied with Mr. Robot for the most nominations.
This year’s nominations included the usual appearances from House Of Cards, Game Of Thrones, and Modern Family as well as attention for newcomers like Mr. Robot, The Night Manager, and Master Of None.
History’s Roots will premiere on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 and will be simulcast on A&E and Lifetime. A historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship.
A&E is remaking the 1977 ABC mini-series, and the cast looks strong.
Fishburne will portray author Alex Haley, who wrote the Roots novel, a role originated by James Earl Jones in the 1977 series. The new series will be a unique, contemporary drama that will integrate materiel from Haley’s work, all while incorporating new research regarding the time period.
The television event is set to air in 2016, and Levar Burton, who starred in the original, will be co-producing with Will Packer and Mark Wolper. Both series are based on Alex Halie’s 1976 novel.