News Nuggets: ‘Foyle’s War’ deserves as much Emmy attention as ‘Sherlock’

Mary McNamara makes the case that “Foyle’s War” deserves as much Emmy attention as “Sherlock” has been receiving lately. That BBC set of telefilms was able to snag awards for lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch and supporting actor Martin Freeman at last year’s ceremony. She calls “Foyle’s War” the “Mona Lisa of television: small, quiet, utterly hypnotic and mysteriously perfect.” Now streaming on Acorn TV, the British production is finally eligible at the Emmys for the first time in its long run. The final installment “Elise” stars Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks. L.A. Times

Who are the most powerful women in the world? Most of the ladies on the 2015 list are political figures (like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton), but there are also quite a few entertainers. Those top names are Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, Shakira, Ellen DeGeneres, and Sofia Vergara. Forbes

Watch our video chats with many 2015 Emmy Awards contenders

Six of this year’s hottest Emmy-contending comedy actresses join together in a fearless, funny roundtable video session. Watch as Lena Dunham (“Girls“), Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt“), Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live“), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin“), Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish“), and Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer“) discuss a wide variety of topics. Hollywood Reporter

Tony Awards producers announce the first wave of presenters for the CBS ceremony on June 7. They include Jason Alexander, Anna Chlumsky, Bradley Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Larry David, Sutton Foster, Neil Patrick Harris, Debra Messing, Jim Parsons, Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce, Taylor Schilling, Amanda Seyfried, Sting, Corey Stoll, and Kiefer Sutherland. Playbill

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Sharon Waxman thanks Netflix for overcoming Hollywood ageism with their new comedy series “Grace and Frankie.” It stars four actors all in their seventies — Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, and Sam Waterston. Fonda’s character actually has a date with younger men like Brian Benben (age 58) and a fantasy about Corbin Bernsen (age 60). She believes Fonda has “never looked sexier” and Tomlin “has never looked better.” The Wrap

Comedy Central announces the new “Daily Show” hosted by Trevor Noah will premiere on September 28. Emmy favorite Jon Stewart will depart the long-running comedy/variety program on August 6. Noah is a South African comic who had only appeared on the political satire show a few times before being hired for the top job. Deadline

Syndication mogul Michael King dies Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 66. He and his brother Roger sold their King World Productions banner to CBS in 2000 for $2.5 billion. They launched the career of Oprah Winfrey nationally in the 1980s plus “Dr. Phil,” “Wheel of Fortune,” and “Jeopardy.” Variety

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