Who Won?

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The 2017 Emmy awards were handed out last night (17 September 2017). Here are the winners (in bold) and nominees (not in bold) in each category:

Outstanding comedy series

“Atlanta” (FX)
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Master of None” (Netflix)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
“Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding drama series

“Better Call Saul” (AMC)
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Stranger Things” (Netflix)
“This Is Us” (NBC)
“Westworld” (HBO)

Outstanding limited series

“Big Little Lies” (HBO)
“Fargo” (FX)
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX)
“Genius” (National Geographic)
“The Night Of” (HBO)

Outstanding TV movie

“Black Mirror: San Junipero” (Netflix)
“Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love” (NBC)
“The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO)
“Sherlock: The Lying Detective (Masterpiece)” (PBS)
“The Wizard Of Lies” (HBO)

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)
Jane Fonda (“Grace and Frankie”)
Allison Janney (“Mom”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)
Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)
Vanessa Bayer (“Saturday Night Live”)
Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)
Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”)
Judith Light (“Transparent”)
Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent”)

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series

Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”)
Zach Galifianakis, (“Baskets”)
Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
William H. Macy (“Shameless”)
Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”)

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series

Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)
Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)
Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”)
Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Tony Hale (“Veep”)
Matt Walsh (“Veep”)

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”)
Claire Foy (“The Crown”)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)
Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)
Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Uzo Aduba (“Orange Is The New Black”)
Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)
Chrissy Metz (“This Is Us”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series

Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld”)
Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)
Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”)
Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”)
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series

John Lithgow (“The Crown”)
Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”)
Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”)
Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”)
David Harbour (“Stranger Things”)
Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”)
Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”)

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie

Carrie Coon (“Fargo”)
Felicity Huffman (“American Crime”)
Jessica Lange (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”)
Susan Sarandon (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies”)

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie

Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock: The Lying Detective”)
Robert De Niro (“The Wizard of Lies”)
Ewan McGregor (“Fargo”)
Geoffrey Rush (“Genius”)
John Turturro (“The Night Of”)

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie

Bill Camp (“The Night Of”)
Alfred Molina (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Alexander Skarsgård (“Big Little Lies”)
David Thewlis (“Fargo”)
Stanley Tucci (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Michael K. Williams (“The Night Of”)

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie

Judy Davis (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Laura Dern (“Big Little Lies”)
Jackie Hoffman (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Regina King (“American Crime”)
Michelle Pfeiffer (“The Wizard of Lies”)
Shailene Woodley (“Big Little Lies”)

Outstanding variety talk series

“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
“The Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS)
“Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

Outstanding reality competition series

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding variety sketch series

“Billy On The Street” (truTV)
“Documentary Now!” (IFC)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)

Outstanding directing in a comedy series

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Jamie Babbit (“Silicon Valley”)
Mike Judge (“Silicon Valley”)
Morgan Sackett (“Veep”)
David Mandel (“Veep”)
Dale Stern (“Veep”)

Outstanding directing in a drama series

Vince Gilligan (“Better Call Saul”)
Stephen Daldry (“The Crown”)
Reed Morano (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Kate Dennis (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Lesli Linka Glatter (“Homeland”)
The Duffer Brothers (“Stranger Things”)
Jonathan Nolan (“Westworld”)

Outstanding directing in a limited series or movie

Jean-Marc Vallee (“Big Little Lies”)
Noah Hawley (“Fargo”)
Ryan Murphy (“Feud: Bette & Joan”)
Ron Howard (“Genius”)
James Marsh (“The Night Of”)
Steve Zaillian (“The Night Of”)

Outstanding directing in a variety series

Derek Waters & Jeremy Konner (“Drunk History”)
Andy Fisher (Jimmy Kimmel Live”)
Paul Pennolino (“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”)
Jim Hoskinson (“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”)
Don Roy King (“Saturday Night Live”)

Outstanding writing in a comedy series

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Stephen Glover (“Atlanta”)
Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe (“Master of None”)
Alec Berg (“Silicon Valley”)
Billy Kimball (“Veep”)
David Mandel (“Veep”)

Outstanding writing in a drama series

Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields (“The Americans”)
Gordon Smith (“Better Call Saul”)
Peter Morgan (“The Crown”)
Bruce Miller (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
The Duffer Brothers (“Stranger Things”)
Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan (“Westworld”)

Outstanding writing in a limited series or movie

David E. Kelley (“Big Little Lies”)
Charlie Brooker (“Black Mirror: San Junipero”)
Noah Hawley (“Fargo”)
Ryan Murphy (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam and Ryan Murphy (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)
Richard Price and Steven Zaillian (“The Night Of”)

Outstanding writing in a variety series

“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
“Late Night With Seth Meyers”
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”
“Saturday Night Live”


Understanding The Equifax Hack

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Equifax got hacked. Big time. Over 143 million (one hundred forty-three million) records were stolen. Equifax is a big credit reporting service (one of three) and this type of data breach is not supposed to happen at a company that deals with such sensitive data. I talked with a computer expert about it and he said that big hacks like the one that Equifax (and now 143 million Americans) go through are typically enabled because the company (Equifax) is using computer systems with legacy hardware and legacy software. In Equifax’s case, they were also using “open source” software. Does that sound ominous for a company that has a massive amount of personal financial data on millions of people. It was.

You’re going to have to deal with it and take some action (sign up for credit monitoring; freeze your credit). To understand the dimensions of the problem, read this piece about the value of data on the “dark web”. 

The whole thing is scary. Did someone tell you life in the future would be easier?

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The Nightshift: 18 September 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Monday, 18 September 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Today is National National Cheeseburger Day. Have one, all the way.

We have added Houston’s daily newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, to the list of world newspapers below.

Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.

Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel 

Houston Chronicle

CNN News Text Site

 

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The Nightshift: 17 September 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Sunday, 17  September 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

The British authorities have arrested a second suspect in the Underground Bombing. The arrest suggests that the bombing was not a “lone wolf” event. Names have not yet been released.

Today is National Wife Appreciation Day.  Make it as special as she is.

We have added Houston’s daily newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, to the list of world newspapers below.

Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.

Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel 

Houston Chronicle

CNN News Text Site

 

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The Nightshift: 16 September 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Saturday, 16 September 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

The Cleveland Indians amazing 22 game win streak is over. They lost last night 4-3 to the Kansas City Royals.

A “bucket bomb” exploded yesterday in the  Underground subway in London. Twenty-nine people were injured.

Harry Dean Stanton, a character actor who transcended the label to become a star has died at age 91. He will be missed.

Today is National Cleanup Day. And there’s lots to clean up across America, especially in areas hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

We have added Houston’s daily newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, to the list of world newspapers below.

Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.

Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel 

Houston Chronicle

CNN News Text Site

 

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Cut it out

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Talk to someone in their 20s or 30s about their television habits and you find out one thing really quick: it’s not your parents TV anymore. It’s also not your parents’ Cable TV or satellite TV package anymore. The millennials have had it with overpriced subscription services that deliver plenty of programming they don’t want (Indian professional cricket anyone) and none of the programming they really like (Game of Thrones). So, cords are being cut at a record rate; Variety projects 22 million people will cut the cable cord in 2017 alone. This is a crisis for long-time cable mainstays like ESPN, which is losing not only its audience but its programming touch (how many guys bitching about sports can you take in a 24 hour period?). Get behind the headlines and do some deep background on one of the defining media trend of our time by reading Variety’s take on the phenomenon  that is already reshaping the media landscape. 

 

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The Nightshift: 15 September 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Friday, 15  September 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

The Cleveland Indians have won again, extending their streak to 22 straight. This could be the sports story of 2017.

North Korea has launched another missile, this one flew over Japan, violating Japanese air space. Why is North Korea picking a fight with the west?

The Cassini spacecraft, launched over 20 years ago, will enter the atmosphere of Saturn (where it will burn up) today. What an amazing mission.

Today is National POW/MIA Day. Please pay respects to those who served.

We have added Houston’s daily newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, to the list of world newspapers below.

Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.

Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel 

Houston Chronicle

CNN News Text Site

 

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The Nightshift: 14 September 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Thursday, 14 September 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

The Cleveland Indians have won 21 straight baseball games. Absolutely amazing.

Apple unveiled the iPhone X on Tuesday, with facial recognition software. It’s all good at Apple, but it’s not all exciting. I miss Steve Jobs.

Today is National Cream Filled Donut Day. Best have one before noon.

We have added Houston’s daily newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, to the list of world newspapers below.

Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.

Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel 

Houston Chronicle

CNN News Text Site

 

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The Value of Bonds

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Perhaps the biggest franchise in movie history
is one that started in the 1960s with Dr. No. That would be Bond, James Bond, and now rights to the Bond films are about to be re-evaluated as they go up for sale. Created by writer Ian Fleming–himself once a member of Britain’s secret service, although not quite as dashing as the agent he created–the feeling in Hollywood is that the Bond films (and franchise) have been under-exploited. This thought in an era in which every single film brand is marketed in every single channel. To their credit, the producers of the bond films, Eon Productions (owned originally by the Broccoli and Saltzman families and, since 1975, solely by the Broccoli family) have constantly renewed the franchise by updating Bond and bringing in ever-more-charismatic actors to play the English agent James Bond (James Craig is the latest). The focus on the films first does give the series a certain level of artistic purity; that could change because of the money involved. The deal for the biggest un-tapped franchise in movie history is going down soon; here’s what you need to be informed on the movie deal of the century. 

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The Nightshift:13 September 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Wednesday, 13 September 2017 and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

The Cleveland Indians have won 20 straight baseball games. Congrats to the Indians for an amazing run. Are they the World Series favorites?

Apple unveiled three new iPhones yesterday, with new price points. Siri, can you get me a deal?

Today is National Peanut Day. Where would America be without the peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

We have added Houston’s daily newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, to the list of world newspapers below.

Also, we added the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s also below at the end of the links.

Stay safe, stay dry, and help one other person today.

The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel 

Houston Chronicle

CNN News Text Site

 

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