Transparent Wins 5 Emmys, Tracy Morgan Appears
Amazon’s Transparent won 5 awards at the 2015 Emmy Awards last night. Jeffrey Tambor won for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, while Bradley Whitford was recognized for the guest role in the show. Jill Soloway was also recognized for her directing.
Among the other winners at the 2015 Emmy Awards were Viola Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jon Hamm, Peter Dinklage and Uzo Aduba. Viola Davis became the first black woman to win Best Actress. Other shows that were big winners were Olive Kitteridge, Game of Thrones and Veep.
Perhaps the biggest transformation from character-to-red carpet was the cast of Orange Is The New Black. Check out Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Laura Prepon, Taylor Schilling and the rest of the OITNB cast at the 2015 Emmy Awards.
Tracy Morgan took the stage to present the award for Outstanding Drama Series, the final award of the night. Morgan was critically injured in an accident back in June of 2014. Morgan said a few jokes and thanked those that have been in his corner before presenting the award to Game of Thrones.
Andy Samberg hosted the 2015 Emmy Awards, the 67th edition of the show. Here’s the opening from last night’s show.
And here’s Andy Samberg’s opening monologue from the 2015 Emmy Awards.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Debuts With $30.3 Million
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials brought in an estimated $30.3 million over the weekend to take the weekend box office crown. Johnny Depp and Black Mass were just behind at $23.36 million. The Visit rounded out the top three with $11.35 million in its second weekend of release. The M. Night Shyamalan film has now brought in more than $42 million domestically after 10 days in theaters against its budget of $5 million.
I’ll have more on the weekend numbers on Thursday in my Weekend Movie Guide. I’ll also preview the movies opening this weekend in The Intern with Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo and Robert De Niro and Hotel Transylvania 2.
St. Louis Rams Fall To Washington Redskins
The hope was that the St. Louis Rams would build off the momentum from last week’s win over the Seattle Seahawks. That hope did not really pan out. The Rams were down 17-0 at the end of the first half and ultimately fell 24-10 yesterday to the Washington NFL team.
The highlights for the Rams were a 52-yard Greg Zuerlein field goal to get them on the board in the third quarter and a 40-yard Nick Foles to Kenny Britt touchdown about two minutes later. Britt, who turned 27 on Saturday, received a penalty for taunting the two Redskins who couldn’t cover him on the play. The referee had a bit of an awkward moment when throwing the flag on Britt.
— Mike Dyce (@mikedyce) September 20, 2015
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Jeff Gordon was not kind to Jeff Fisher and his team in handing out the team report card. Benjamin Hochman writes today how he wasn’t really surprised by what he saw from the St. Louis Rams on Sunday in Washington.
Missouri Tigers Win In A Nail-Biter
The Missouri Tiger’s win on Saturday over the University of Conneticut Huskies was a nail-biter for Mizzou fans. The Tigers would win 9-6, but every fan in black or gold at Memorial Stadium was having flashbacks to the Indiana debacle last year.
Missouri opened the scoring in the first quarter by picking up two points for a safety after the Tiger defense blocked a UConn punt and sent it out the back of the endzone. A 6-yard tochdown run by UConn’s Ron Johnson would be the only other scoring of the half as Bobby Puyol’s extra-point kicked was blocked. Maty Mauk scored what would be the game-winning touchdown in the third quarter on a two-yard run. Andrew Baggett’s extra-point kick was good and the scoring was done for the day. UConn would try a fake field goal with 53 seconds left in the game, but Missouri’s Anthony Sherrils intercepted the pass attempt to save the day.
Maty Mauk completed 14 of 22 passes for 145 yards. He also threw an interception. Drew Lock completed 6 of his 9 passes for 40 yards in limited duty.
The 3-0 Missouri Tigers travel to Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday to face the 2-1 Kentucky Wildcats. Kickoff for the Missouri-Kentucky contest will be at 6:30 pm with the game being broadcast on the SEC network. Kentucky is 1-1 in the SEC with a win over South Carolina and a 14-9 loss this past week to Florida. It will be the first SEC game for Missouri.
Ryan Adams Release Cover Album of Taylor Swift’s 1989
The much awaited Ryan Adams cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989 is now available. The album can be heard on YouTube, iTunes and Spotify.
Here is Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”. Listen to the whole album on Ryan Adams’s Youtube channel.
Edward Snowden Thinks Alien Signals May Be Too-Encrypted
Edward Snowden sat down with Neil deGrasse Tyson the other day for Tyson’s StarTalk podcast. Snowden brought up the theory that maybe the reason we haven’t heard from aliens yet is because the communications are too encrypted for us to understand.
Missouri Republican Party Official Uses Painting To Write On
Here’s someone who should know better doing something idiotic. A photojournalist snapped a picture of two adults appearing to use a painting by Thomas Hart Benton as a surface to jot down notes on business cards atht eh Missouri Capitol.
Thomas Rhett’s Tangled Up Album Comes Out This Friday
Thomas Rhett’s latest album, Tangled Up, hits the market this Friday, September 25. Rhett has been slowly releasing songs from the upcoming album in the past month or so to YouTube and Spotify. Songs like “Crash & Burn”, ‘T-Shirt” and “Vacation” have me pretty excited to hear the full album. Country Weekly has a review of Thomas Rhett’s Tangled Up.
Here’s Thomas Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man” video. Rhett wrote the song for his wife, Lauren and the video features the couple.
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