The Jennifer Lopez & Ray Liotta episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” has been submitted as Bravo’s paid entry on the TV academy’s FYC website, Gold Derby has learned exclusively. While the Emmy site is updated frequently, as of this writing “WWHL” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” are the only Best Variety Talk Series contenders available for voters to watch on their laptops, tablets and phones to begin the awards conversation.
In the stand-out Season 14 episode (watch a clip above), Lopez and Liotta promote their NBC drama “Shades of Blue” while also playing games with longtime host/producer Cohen. During one particular moment that went viral, Liotta plays the truth-telling game “Plead the Fifth” where he admits that Sigourney Weaver is the “worst kisser,” that Clint Eastwood is “overrated” and that he “doesn’t know any” of Lopez’s hit songs. It’s exactly the kind of must-see moment that’s made “WWHL” a hit for the past decade.
“Watch What Happens Live” stands apart from the other late-night talkers in the Emmy game in that it doesn’t deal solely with the politics of the day. Thus, Cohen’s mix of fun celeb interviews and darkly hilarious games may be a breath of fresh air for Emmy voters when it comes time for them to fill out their ballots. Cohen already has one Emmy Award on his mantel as a producer of “Top Chef” when it won Best Reality-Competition Program back in 2010.
Below, see a detailed look at Bravo’s Emmy FYC entry for “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.”
#14.45 “Jennifer Lopez & Ray Liotta”
Airdate: March 8, 2017
Emmy FYC synopsis: “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” the only live late night, interactive talk show, features guests from the world of entertainment, politics and pop culture. The series includes lively debates on everything from the latest drama surrounding your favorite Bravolebrities to what celebrity is making headlines that week.
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