Carson Daly and Mindy Kaling will reveal the nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards early on Thursday, July 10. They will join Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood. Daly is the Emmy-winning producer and host of “The Voice” on NBC. Kaling is a six-time Emmy nominee (from writing and producing “The Office”) who now produces, writes and stars on her own show “The Mindy Project.” This year’s Emmy ceremony will be hosted by Seth Meyers on Monday, August 25. The Wrap.
Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno is slated to receive the 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the Kennedy Center. He will receive the honor on October 19 in Washington, D.C. Last year’s honoree was Carol Burnett, and other previous recipients have included Bill Cosby, Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, Lorne Michaels, Bob Newhart, Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin, and Jonathan Winters. Hollywood Reporter.
“Fargo” creator Noah Hawley answers your “burning questions” about the finale that aired Tuesday. SPOILERS AHEAD. The final showdown between Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) and Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) was “a bit of a draw” but they both died later anyway. Malvo was killed by former police officer Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks) after being severely wounded by Nygaard. He also discusses whether there will be a second season on FX with all new characters. Entertainment Weekly.
Julianna Margulies is “still basking in the afterglow” of a great fifth season on her CBS drama series “The Good Wife.” At a recent SAG Foundation panel session, she discussed this past year, chose her recent favorite episode (the 100th called “The Decision Tree”), and teased a big dilemma for her character of Alicia next season. She will attempt to get back into the 2014 Emmy race for Best Drama Actress after being left out last time. TV Line.
Legendary composer Stephen Sondheim says to expect “huge changes” for the movie version of “Into the Woods,” his Tony Award winning Broadway musical. Directed by Oscar nominee Rob Marshall (“Chicago”), the film is scheduled for a Christmas Day release and stars Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, and Emily Blunt. Sondheim revealed to a master class of teachers that the song “Any Moment” will probably be cut because Disney does not “want Rapunzel to die, so we replotted it. I won’t tell you what happens, but we wrote a new song to cover it.” Vulture.
“Game of Thrones” cast and crew will have a visit from real royalty. England’s Queen Elizabeth II will visit their set in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. It will be part of her three-day visit to Northern Ireland June 23-25. The show shoots at many locations in that area, including scenes featuring the Wall and the Eyrie. Deadline.
Following the series finale of “True Blood” later this year, HBO may resurrect the show as a musical. The premium network confirms that there are “very early discussions” about reviving the vampire series on Broadway. Composer Nathan Barr says that it would revolve around the main character of Sookie Stackhouse, but no word yet on whether Anna Paquin would reprise her role. Variety.