For the first time in more than 60 years, the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild are on a double strike.
The simultaneous strikes mean the near total shutdown of Hollywood. With writers and actors on the picket line, practically all creative projects are on pause.
The main disagreements between SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers seem to be centered around pay increases, artificial intelligence and streaming revenue.
Variety put together a list of what SAG-AFTRA members can't do during the strike, which includes:
- Social media
- Award shows
- Fan expos
- Personal appearances
Film and Television
Emmy nominations are here, but the future of the award show (scheduled for September 18) is questionable with the ongoing strikes.
Here are the nominees for top categories:
Outstanding Comedy Series
- Abbott Elementary
- Jury Duty
- Only Murders In The Building
- Ted Lasso
- The Bear
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Drama Series
- Better Call Saul
- House of the Dragon
- The Crown
- The Last Of Us
- The White Lotus
Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series
- Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
- Daisy Jones and the Six
- Fleishman is in Trouble
- Obi-Wan Kenobi
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
- Bill Hader, Barry
- Jason Segel, Shrinking
- Martin Short, Only Murders In The Building
- Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
- Jeremy Allen White, The Bear
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
- Christina Applegate, Dead To Me
- Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
- Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
- Natasha Lyonne, Poker Face
- Jenna Ortega, Wednesday
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
- Jeff Bridges, The Old Man
- Brian Cox, Succession
- Kieran Culkin, Succession
- Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
- Pedro Pascal, The Last Of Us
- Jeremy Strong, Succession
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
- Sharon Horgan, Bad Sisters
- Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets
- Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale
- Bella Ramsey, The Last Of Us
- Keri Russell, The Diplomat
- Sarah Snook, Succession
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Or Anthology Series or Movie
- Taron Egerton, Black Bird
- Kumail Nanjiani, Welcome to Chippendales
- Evan Peters, Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
- Daniel Radcliffe, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
- Michael Shannon, George & Tammy
- Steven Yeun, Beef
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
- Lizzy Caplan, Fleishman is in Trouble
- Jessica Chastain, George & Tammy
- Dominique Fishback, Swarm
- Kathryn Hahn, Tiny Beautiful Things
- Riley Keough, Daisy Jones and the Six
- Ali Wong, Beef
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The world of Willy Wonka is getting a fresh twist this year with Timothée Chalamet starring as the titular character in Paul King's Wonka. The film focuses on Willy Wonka's earlier years, and his journey of opening his first chocolate shop.
Watch the trailer here:
Singer and actor Jane Birkin — whose coincidental run-in with Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas on an airplane led to the creation of the Birkin bag — has died at 76.
Plus, a jury in Michigan decided that the papers found tucked away in the late Aretha Franklin's couch are a valid will. There was a disagreement between Franklin's sons as to which record should stand — 2010 documents found in a closet, or the 2014 documents found under the couch cushion.
Speaking of paper, Britney Spears is about to sell a whole lot of it. The Princess of Pop is set to release her highly-anticipated memoir, The Woman in Me, on October 24. We already pre-ordered our copy — you should do the same.
The lineup for New York's Global Citizen Festival has been announced. You can expect to see performances from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, Conan Gray and Stray Kids in Central Park this September.
Tickets to the festival are free, but you must win them in a drawing. Here's how it works: You complete quizzes and spread Global Citizen's mission of ending extreme poverty to earn points. Those points can be redeemed to enter the drawings.
In other music news, Rolling Stone had the exclusive that Demi Lovato is working on a new album that will reimagine their existing music with a rock sound. This explains why Demi recently released rock versions of "Heart Attack," "Cool for the Summer" and "Sorry Not Sorry."
And big news for Elton John: His "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour brought in $939 million, according to Billboard. The tour was already declared the highest-grossing tour ever, but that lead has now been well extended.