News Nuggets: Will Jon Snow and Kit Harington return from the dead on ‘Game of Thrones’?

Passionate fans of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” are frantically putting together clues about whether a popular character is really dead. Fan-favorite Jon Snow seemingly perished in the fifth season finale of the show on June 14. Actor Kit Harington appeared at the Wimbledon tennis tournament this weekend still sporting his long “Snow” locks, giving watchers hope that he will return after all. Also in the actual episode, they wonder if “Melisandre arriving at the Wall just before his death couldn’t have been a coincidence.” Are these both important clues as to whether Jon Snow will be back next season for the Emmy-winning show? TV Line

Louis J. Horvitz returns to direct the Emmy Awards for the 17th time in his career. An Emmy winner himself, he has also helmed the Oscars 12 times and many other live events. The Television Academy announced in March that Don Mischer will be back as executive producer along with his partners Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare. Others on the team are Danette Herman (co-producer), Bob Dickinson (lighting designer), and Baz Halpin (production designer). Fox will air the live ceremony September 20 with Andy Samberg hosting. The Wrap

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Debuting sequels are disappointments for the extended Independence Day holiday weekend. “Terminator: Genisys” finishes in third place with $28.7 million for the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Magic Mike XXL” with Channing Tatum is in fourth place with $27 million. The two top spots are held by holdovers “Inside Out” with $45.3 million and “Jurassic World” with $43.8 million. Variety

Disney crosses the $3 billion mark at the global box office the fastest ever for the studio. It is the sixth consecutive year for the company to hit that mark and the ninth time overall. The event happened on June 30, much quicker than last year’s timing of August 5. The top movies so far have been “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Cinderalla,” and “Inside Out.” Deadline

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The first teaser trailer for the biopic “Snowden” features Edward Snowden‘s military career before he became “the most wanted man in the world.” Directed by Oscar winner Oliver Stone, the film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the infamous whistleblower and will open up in a prime awards slot on Christmas Day. The movie co-stars Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, and Nicolas Cage. Entertainment Weekly

Also angling for a first Oscar nomination will be Tom Hiddleston, who plays the legendary country music star Hank Williams. Sony Classics will release the film “I Saw the Light” on November 27, looking to strike awards gold much like biopics “Ray” and “Walk the Line.” Directed by Marc Abraham, the movie co-stars Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, and Bradley Whitford. Cinema blend

What are the 13 somewhat obscure yet critically-acclaimed shows you should binge before Emmy nominations are announced on July 16? Be sure to watch “Grace and Frankie,” “The Last Man on Earth,” “Youre the Worst,” “The Knick,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Episodes,” “Shameless,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Portlandia,” “Vikings,” “Togetherness,” “Married,” and “Outlander.” Hollywood Reporter

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