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The CMT Music Awards producer confirm the first list of performers for the live event on June 10. They include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Underwood is the leading nominee this year with five nods. CMT

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The 2015 Obie Awards celebrate Off-Broadway excellence at a ceremony on Monday. Lin-Manuel Miranda wins for “Hamilton,” a musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, as Best New American Theater Work. Performer winners are Usman Ally (“The Invisible Hand”), Firdous Bamji (“Indian Ink”), Brooke Bloom (“You Got Older”), Stephen McKinley Henderson (“Between Riverside and Crazy”), John Douglas Thompson (“Tamburlaine”), and April Matthis (sustained excellence). Village Voice

Comedian Hannibal Buress hosts the 19th annual Webby Awards on Monday in New York. Winners include Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt“), Chelsea Peretti (“One of the Greats”), the founders of Tinder, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and more. Watch the complete awards show online and see the full set of winners. USA Today

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What are the six best reasons Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will make great hosts for this year’s Tony Awards? Both are previous Tony champs who have performed several times before on the annual ceremony. Watch those past efforts on the CBS awards broadcast and other video proof of their future success. Playbill

The Critics Choice TV Awards will honor Seth MacFarlane with the Louis XIII Genius Award. The actor, director, writer, and producer will receive the tribute at the A&E live ceremony on May 31. In other news, fans will be able to vote online for the Most Bingeworthy Show. Nominees are “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Empire,” “Game of Thrones,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Vikings,” and “The Walking Dead.” TV by the Numbers

Netflix makes a big splash at the Cannes Film Festival by buying the rights to the next Kevin James movie. They have acquired worldwide distribution for “The True Memoirs of an International Assassin” to debut in 2016. It will only be available online for the company and not shown in theaters. One goal of the ever-expanding company is to become a “major player” in distributing new films. Variety

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