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The most hilarious moments from the 2022 Emmys



That’s a wrap on Television’s most prestigious awards, the Emmys in LA tonight

Royal drama “The Crown” was last year’s big winner, but will miss an award this year

Filming on the latest series was put on pause “as a mark of respect” 

Succession was the favourite to replace it in the hotly-contested best drama category, and it pulled through.

Hilarious dig at royalty

Succession Writer Jesse Armstrong even joked about King Charles the third after winning Best Drama Series

The top categories saw many return winners, in Succession, Ted Lasso, Zendaya and Jean Smart. 

But it was the Saturday Night Live” emcee turned Emmy’s host who’s dig at Leo DiCaprio stole the show.

The White Lotus emerged as the big winner too, sweeping best supporting actor and actress.

Outstanding Lead Actress went to Zendaya for Euphoria.

Meanwhile, the Ted Lasso folks had another very good night, picking up the award for Outstanding Comedy Series for the second year in a row.

Historic moment

Netflix sensation Squid Game made history, with its lead actor scoring an emmy, becoming the first actor from a non-English language series to win at the awards.

Winner of best speech

But the speech everyone is talking about is from Sheryl Lee Ralph, who won best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Viral moment

And when it came to funny moments… this takes the cake.

This is the footage going viral as we speak, Jennifer Coolidge deciding to dance when the Emmys attempted to play her off is a truly perfect moment.

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Streaming service shift and the award season snubs



Netflix Introduces Changes to Subscription Model, Academy Award Nominations Spark Cinematic Buzz, and the Doomsday Clock Continues its Ominous Ticking.

Netflix is set to discontinue its ad-free Basic subscription in select countries, commencing with Canada and the UK in Q2 2024.

This strategic shift introduces a significant price increase for the baseline entry, signalling potential adjustments to Netflix’s global pricing structure.

Simultaneously, the 96th edition of the Academy Award nominations has stirred cinematic debates, with the prevailing question being whether the upcoming season will be dominated by “Barbie” or “Oppenheimer.” These contrasting narratives set the stage for a fierce competition, highlighting the diverse and compelling offerings in this year’s film industry.

Beyond the realm of entertainment, the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic representation of the likelihood of a human-made global catastrophe, continues its ominous countdown.

Maintained since 1947 by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the clock serves as a metaphor for threats arising from unchecked scientific and technological advances. As global tensions, environmental challenges, and technological risks persist, the ticking of the Doomsday Clock serves as a poignant reminder of the urgent need to address multifaceted threats to humanity.

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Adidas faces potential $320M Yeezy shoe write-off post-Kanye split



Adidas is contemplating a significant financial blow as it considers writing off $320 million worth of Yeezy shoes following its separation from music and fashion icon Kanye West.

The sportswear giant’s decision to sever ties with West’s Yeezy brand has left a mountain of unsold merchandise, threatening to dent the company’s balance sheet.

The partnership between Adidas and Kanye West, which began in 2013, had been immensely successful, with Yeezy shoes becoming a highly sought-after fashion statement.

However, recent controversies and disagreements between West and Adidas prompted the sportswear company to distance itself from the celebrity designer.

The massive inventory of Yeezy shoes now presents a dilemma for Adidas, as it grapples with finding a solution to deal with the surplus stock. A $320 million write-off could significantly impact the company’s financial performance in the short term.

Adidas is currently exploring various options, including discounting, donating, or repurposing the unsold inventory to mitigate the financial hit.

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Warner Bros discovery warns of Hollywood’s ‘real risk’ post-strikes’



Warner Bros Discovery, has issued a stark warning regarding the ‘real risk’ that Hollywood faces in the aftermath of the recent strikes that have taken a considerable toll on the industry’s financial health.

The strikes, which disrupted film and television production for several weeks, resulted in substantial financial losses for studios, production companies, and countless industry professionals.

Warner Bros Discovery emphasised the necessity for a resilient and adaptable approach to navigate the ongoing challenges and uncertainties facing the film and television sector.

The conglomerate stressed the importance of implementing measures to mitigate such risks in the future, which include fostering better labour relations and contingency planning to safeguard against potential disruptions.

The message underlined the need for the industry to adapt to the evolving landscape of content creation and distribution, particularly in the digital era.

This warning from Warner Bros Discovery highlights the need for the entertainment industry to recognise the ever-changing dynamics and economic challenges, and the importance of preparedness to maintain its prominent position in the global market.

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