2020 TV Upfronts: Fox announces 2020-2021 schedule; see photos and videos

May 11, 2020

by Carla Hay

Gerald McRaney, Aubrey Dollar and Kim Cattrall in “Filthy Rich” (Photo by Alan Markfield/Fox)

Fox has officially announced its 2020-2021 schedule. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Fox’s in-person upfront presentation (which is usually held at the Beacon Theatre in New York City) was cancelled and the announcement was made online instead. Most of the existing shows had previously been announced as renewed. However, the upfront presentation made it official that the following shows have been cancelled: “Empire,” “BH90210,” “Almost Family” (originally titled “Not Just Me”), “What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage,” “The Orville” (which has moved to Hulu) and “Deputy.” Fox has not yet announced the fates of “Last Man Standing,” “Prodigal Son,” “The Resident,” “Outmatched,” “Spin the Wheel,” “Labor of Love” and “The Ultimate Tag.”*

*[May 19, 2020 UPDATE: Fox has announced that it has renewed “Last Man Standing” and “The Resident.”]

*[May 21, 2020 UPDATE: Fox has announced that it has renewed “Prodigal Son.”]

New scripted shows on Fox include “Call Me Kat,” “Filthy Rich,” “The Great North,” “Housebroken,” and “neXt.” The cop drama “L.A.’s Finest,” which originally premiered exclusively on the Spectrum cable system in 2019, will be re-aired on Fox. Also moving from cable TV for repeat airings on Fox is National Geographic’s alternative programming series “Cosmos: Possible Worlds,” hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Several actors who are familiar to TV audiences are starring in these shows, including “Call Me Kat” star Mayim Bialik (formerly of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Blossom”); “neXt” star John Slattery (formerly of “Mad Men”); “Filthy Rich” stars Kim Cattrall (an alum of “Sex and the City”) and Gerald McRaney, whose numerous former TV shows include “House of Cards,” “Promised Land,” “Major Dad” and “Simon & Simon”; and “L.A.’s Finest Stars” Jessica Alba (who became famous for starring in the “Dark Angel” TV series) and Gabrielle Union, who previously starred in “Being Mary Jane.”

Fall premiere dates will be announced at a later time. Please note that shows picked up but not listed on the schedule below will have their season debuts at other times in the 2020-2021 season. They include new shows such as “Call Me Kat,” “The Great North” and “Housebroken,” as well as renewed shows such as “9-1-1,” “9-1-1: Lone Star,” “Beat Shazam,” “Duncanville,” “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “MasterChef” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”

The following is an excerpt from a Fox press release:

FOX FALL 2020 SCHEDULE

All times listed are Eastern Time only.

MONDAY

8-9 p.m.   “L.A.’s Finest”
9-10 p.m. “neXt”

TUESDAY

8-9 p.m.   “Cosmos: Possible Worlds”
9-10 p.m. “Filthy Rich”

WEDNESDAY

8-9 p.m.   “The Masked Singer”
9-10 p.m. “MasterChef Junior”

THURSDAY

7:30-8 p.m. “Fox NFL Thursday Presented by Verizon”
8-8:19 p.m.  “GMC Kickoff”
8:20 p.m.      “Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum”

FRIDAY

8-10 p.m.      “WWE’s Smackdown Live”

SATURDAY

7-10:30 p.m. “Fox Sports Saturday”

SUNDAY

7-7:30 p.m.  “NFL on Fox”
7:30-8 p.m.  “The OT”/Fox Encores
8-8:30 p.m.  “The Simpsons”
8:30-9 p.m.  “Bless the Harts”
9-9:30 p.m.  “Bob’s Burgers”
9:30-10 p.m. “Family Guy”

NEW DRAMA SERIES

“FILTHY RICH”

Aaron Lazar, Deneen Tyler, Mark L. Young, Melia Kreiling, Benjamin Aquilar, Gerald McRaney, Kim Cattrall, Aubrey Dollar, Corey Cott, Olivia Macklin and Steve Harris in “Filthy Rich” (Photo by Justin Stephens/Fox)

From writer/director Tate Taylor (“Ma,” “The Help,” “The Girl on the Train”) comes FILTHY RICH, a southern Gothic family drama in which wealth, power and religion intersect – more correctly, collide – with outrageously soapy results. Meet the Monreauxes, a mega-rich Southern family famed for creating a wildly successful Christian television network. On the cusp of launching a digital retail arm of the company, the family’s patriarch, EUGENE (Emmy Award winner Gerald McRaney, “This Is Us,” “24: Legacy”), dies in a plane crash (or so we think), leaving MARGARET (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Kim Cattrall, “Sex and the City”), a now-“Oprah” to the religious and Southern communities, to take charge of the family business.

Not surprisingly, Eugene’s apparent death greatly impacts the Monreaux children: ERIC (Corey Cott, “The Good Fight,” “Z: The Beginning of Everything”), the couple’s ambitious son, who assumes he will now run the show; and daughter ROSE (Aubrey Dollar, “Battle Creek”), a budding fashion designer, who constantly struggles to evade the vast shadow cast by her mother. If that wasn’t enough, the Monreauxes are stunned to learn that Eugene fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are written into his will.

Now, Margaret must use her business savvy and Southern charm to control her newly legitimized heirs, whose very existence threatens the Monreaux family name and fortune: GINGER (Melia Kreiling, “Tyrant,” “The Borgias”), the tough-as-nails daughter of a Vegas cocktail waitress, whose life was virtually destroyed by Eugene’s rejection; ANTONIO (Benjamin Levy Aguilar, “Straight Outta Compton”), a single dad and boxer from Queens, NY; and JASON (Mark L. Young, “The Comeback,” “We’re the Millers”), another scion, who is not what he seems to be. With monumental twists and turns, not to mention lies, deceit and shade from every direction, FILTHY RICH presents a world in which everyone has an ulterior motive – and no one is going down without a fight. The series is based on the New Zealand format created by Filthy Productions Limited.

“L.A.’S FINEST”

(previously aired on Spectrum)

Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba in “L.A.’s Finest” (Photo by Erica Parise/Sony Pictures Television)

From the universe of the Jerry Bruckheimer “Bad Boys” franchise and Sony Pictures Television, the one-hour series L.A.’S FINEST follows Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union), last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has seemingly left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex history, Syd is forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret. Taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles while skirting the rules, and speed limits, Syd and Nancy become a force to be reckoned with – on the streets, and in each other’s lives.

“neXt”

John Slattery in “neXt” (Photo by Ed Ariquel/Fox)

From creator and executive producer Manny Coto (“24: Legacy”) and executive producers and directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (“This Is Us”), neXt is a propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence, a series that asks us to look closely not only at our relationship to technology, but to one another. Silicon Valley pioneer PAUL LEBLANC (Emmy Award nominee John Slattery, “Mad Men,” “Veep”) built a fortune and legacy on the world-changing innovations he dreamed up, while ignoring and alienating the people around him, including his own daughter, ABBY (Elizabeth Cappucino, “Jessica Jones,” “Deception”), and his short-sighted younger brother, TED (Jason Butler Harner, “Ozark,” “Ray Donovan”), who now runs Paul’s company.

After discovering that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. called neXt – might spell doom for humankind, Paul tried to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, leaving him with nothing but mounting dread about the fate of the world. When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent SHEA SALAZAR (Fernanda Andrade, “The First,” “Here and Now”).

Having escaped crime, poverty and a deadly criminal father to remake herself as a force for good, Salazar’s strict moral code and sense of duty have earned her the respect of her team – a talented but contentious group held together by her faith in their ability to defy expectations and transcend their differences, including GINA (Eve Harlow, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Heroes Reborn”), a high-strung cybercrime agent; BEN (Aaron Moten, “Disjointed,” “Mozart in the Jungle”), a straight-laced, buttoned-up hard worker, who is boring to the point of being interesting; and CM (Michael Mosley, “Ozark,” “Seven Seconds”), an ex-con hacker with a genius IQ.

But the demands of Shea’s challenging job have taken their toll on her home life, where Salazar’s young son, OWEN (Evan Whitten, THE RESIDENT, “Mr. Robot”), has been raised primarily by his father, TY (Gerardo Celasco, “How to Get Away with Murder,” “The Haves and the Have Nots”), a recovering alcoholic. Now, LeBlanc and Salazar are the only ones standing in the way of a potential global catastrophe, fighting an emergent superintelligence that, instead of launching missiles, will deploy the immense knowledge it has gleaned from the data all around us to recruit allies, turn people against each other and eliminate obstacles to its own survival and growth. Marrying pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand, neXt presents us with a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen – one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.

NEW COMEDY SERIES

“CALL ME KAT”

CALL ME KAT stars Mayim Bialik and is executive produced by Bialik and Jim Parsons. Nor further details were provided by Fox.

“THE GREAT NORTH”

From executive producer Loren Bouchard (BOB’S BURGERS), animated comedy THE GREAT NORTH follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family, as a single dad does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close, especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall. The voice cast includes Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Jenny Slate, Will Forte, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla and Dulcé Sloan. Alanis Morissette makes a guest appearance in the voice cast.

“HOUSEBROKEN”

Details are to be announced for this animated series.

NEW ALTERNATIVE SERIES

“COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS”

(previously aired on National Geographic)

Neil deGrasse Tyson in “Cosmos: Possible Worlds” (Photo by Patrick McElhenney/Fox)

Returning for its third installment, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning COSMOS will once again be executive-produced, written and directed by Ann Druyan (NASA’s Voyager Record, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” “Contact”); executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga and Jason Clark; and hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed pop-culture icon and astrophysicist. Continuing the legacy of its predecessors, COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS will translate the revelations of science into a lavishly transporting experience, taking audiences on a series of spiritual voyages of exploration. Created and produced in partnership with the National Geographic Channel, which aired the series this spring, the new season will reveal previously uncharted realms, including lost worlds and worlds to come, and those that we may one day inhabit in a thrilling future we can still have.

Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert of America: Elton John hosts; performers include Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw

March 25, 2020

Elton John (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC)

The following is a press release from iHeartMedia and Fox:

iHeartMedia and Fox announced today Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert of America, a music event to provide entertainment relief and support for Americans to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to celebrate the resilience and strength of the nation during this pandemic. Hosted by Elton John, the event will feature performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw and more, from their own homes, filmed with their personal cell phones, cameras and audio equipment, to ensure the health and safety of all involved. The concert will air in the iHeartRadio Music Awards’ original broadcast time slot—Sunday, March 29, from 9:00-10:00 PM ET/6:00-7:00 PM PT on Fox—and on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide, as well as via the iHeartRadio app. The benefit special will be broadcast commercial-free.

In addition to featuring music, the hour-long concert will pay tribute to the front line health professionals, first responders and local heroes who are putting their lives in harm’s way to help their neighbors and fight the spread of the virus. It also will encourage viewers to support two of the many charitable organizations helping victims and first responders during the pandemic: Feeding America® and First Responders Children’s Foundation.

To extend the reach of the commercial-free special’s charitable component, FOX will offer the event across all of its linear and digital platforms.

Additional details and performers to be announced soon. For more information, visit iHeart.com/LivingRoomConcert.

Executive producers for Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert of America are John Sykes and Tom Poleman, for iHeartMedia; and Joel Gallen, for Tenth Planet Productions, who produced the multi-network telethons immediately following 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti Earthquake.

About iHeartMedia

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 150 markets; digital radio via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its on-air influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

About FOX Entertainment

A division of Fox Corporation, FOX Entertainment’s 30-year legacy of innovative, hit programming includes “9-1-1,” “9-1-1: Lone Star,” “The AMsked Singer,” “Lego Masters,” “Prodigal Son,” “Empire,” “Last Man Standing,”  “24,” “The X-Files” and “American Idol.” Delivering high-quality scripted, non-scripted and live content, Fox Entertainment’s broadcast network airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as major sports; and is the only major network to post year-over-year growth among viewers during the 2018-2019 broadcast season.

March 27, 2020 UPDATE:  iHeartMedia and Fox announced that Camila Cabello, Dave Grohl, H.E.R. and Sam Smith have been added to the lineup. The concert will also feature inspirational messages from guests as well as special appearances from Ciara, Demi Lovato, Lizzo, Russell Wilson and more.

March 29, 2020 UPDATE: Ellen DeGeneres, Lady Gaga, Ken Jeong, Ryan Seacrest, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone have been added to the lineup.

March 30, 2020 UPDATE:  Last night’s broadcast of the benefit special Fox Presents iHeart Living Room Concert of America brought viewers together to thank our first responders and medical workers on the front lines and to celebrate America’s everyday heroes. The event raised money to support two charities that are doing critical work during these challenging times – Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation. The one-hour special was created to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to celebrate the resilience and strength of the nation during this pandemic.

The benefit special raised nearly $8 million (and counting) for Feeding America® and First Responders Children’s Foundation. This is thanks to the generosity of fans, as well as corporate partner Procter & Gamble, which donated $500,000, and which Fox Corporation matched. Additionally, FOX employees raised funds in support of the cause, as did corporate partner PwC.

YouTube, which also made a donation in support of the cause, is now streaming FOX PRESENTS THE IHEART LIVING ROOM CONCERT FOR AMERICA, through Wednesday (April 1, 2020) at 10:00 PM ET on iHeartRadio’s YouTube Channel.

“Our goal from the start was to ‘do good’ at a tough time in the world. And that we were able to accomplish anything of that sort is because of the amazing artists who participated in this event, our producing partners, iHeart Media, and the outpouring of support from our employees, viewers and corporate partners,” said Charlie Collier, CEO, FOX Entertainment. “Many thanks to everyone involved with the production of this special and everyone who gave generously to the wonderful charities. It is they who support the really important work happening across our communities.”

In addition to airing on FOX, the special ran on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide, via the iHeartRadio app; and is streaming on YouTube both domestically and globally until Wednesday, April 1, 2020. To extend the reach of the commercial-free special’s charitable component, FOX also offered the event across all of its linear and digital platforms, including FOX.com and the FOX NOW app. FOX will air an encore of the special Monday, April 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

The Fox Presents iHeart Living Room Concert of America delivered 8.7 million viewers and a 2.0 Live + Same Day aggregate rating among Adults 18-49 across all of FOX’s linear properties, including Fox Network, Fox News, Fox Business, FS1, FS2 and FOX Deportes. It added more than 700,000 starts and eight million minutes viewed across FOX’s digital properties.  On Fox, it delivered a 1.5 Live + Same Day rating and 5.5 million viewers, making it the #1 and most-watched iHeart Radio special ever (excluding awards shows) and this year’s #1 Sunday entertainment telecast (excluding post-NFL and award shows) among Adults 18-49 (#1T) and Adults 18-34.

Donations will continue to be accepted via the Internet at Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation.

Hosted by Elton John, the event featured performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Dave Grohl, Billie Eilish and Finneas, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Tim McGraw, Sam Smith, Demi Lovato, H.E.R., and Mariah Carey, from their own homes, filmed with their personal cell phones, cameras and audio equipment, to ensure the health and safety of all involved.

The hour-long concert also featured inspirational messages from guests, as well as special appearances from Ken Jeong, Ciara and Russell Wilson, Ryan Seacrest, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, and Ellen DeGeneres, as the benefit special paid tribute to the front line health professionals, first responders and local heroes who are putting their lives in harm’s way to help their neighbors and fight the spread of the virus.

For more information, visit iHeart.com/LivingRoomConcert.

Executive producers for Fox Presents iHeart Living Room Concert of America are John Sykes and Tom Poleman for iHeartMedia and Joel Gallen for Tenth Planet Productions, who produced the multi-network telethons immediately following 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake.

2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Usher to host and perform; Justin Bieber, Halsey, Lizzo are also performing

January 29, 2020

Usher (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall of Fame)

The following is a press release from iHeartMedia and Fox Entertainment:

iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment announced today that eight-time Grammy award-winning artist Usher, who has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide, will host and perform during the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The event will also feature live performances from Halsey and Lizzo, as well as previously announced performer Justin Bieber, with more to be announced. The two-hour event will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live / PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The seventh annual iHeartRadio Music Awards will also broadcast live on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live-streaming radio service.

“I’m so excited to host the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards and help celebrate the music that I and millions of other music lovers listened to this past year,” said Usher. “It’ll be like hanging out with old friends.”

Nominees for the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards were announced on January 8. Artists receiving multiple nominations include Ariana Grande, Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Daddy Yankee, Dan + Shay, Drake, Ed Sheeran, El Fantasma, Halsey, J Balvin, Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Khalid, Kygo, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Selena Gomez, SHAED, Shawn Mendes, Snow, Summer Walker and Taylor Swift. For a full list of nominees and categories, please visit iHeartRadio.com/awards.

This year’s awards will feature a broad array of categories, including Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Best Duo/Group of the Year and individual winners for Album of the Year in music’s biggest genres, including Pop, Country, Alternative Rock, Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Latin Pop/Urban and Regional Mexican formats.

In addition to paying tribute to music and artists, the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards will again celebrate the fans, giving iHeartRadio listeners the opportunity to decide winners in several new and established categories. Fan voting will determine this year’s Best Fan Army, Best Lyrics, Best Cover Song, Best Music Video, Best Remix, the Social Star Award, Favorite Tour Photographer and the first-ever Favorite Music Video Choreography Award.

Social voting began on January 8 and will close on Monday, March 23 at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT for all categories except for Best Fan Army, which will continue through Friday, March 27 at 9:00 AM ET / 6:00 AM PT. Fans can vote on Twitter using the appropriate category and nominee hashtags or by visiting iHeartRadio.com/awards.

This year, iHeartRadio and Taco Bell’s Feed The Beat program are teaming up to reinforce a shared commitment to new artists. Leading up to and throughout the night of the awards, iHeartRadio and Taco Bell will showcase new artists across iHeartRadio platforms, so fans can see who’s next in music, alongside the biggest artists on the planet.

Tickets are currently on sale to the general public at AXS.com.

Proud partners of the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards include Taco Bell, with more to be announced.

Executive producers for the iHeartRadio Music Awards are Joel Gallen, for Tenth Planet, and John Sykes and Tom Poleman, for iHeartMedia.

For breaking news and exclusive iHeartRadio Music Awards content, visit iHeartRadio.com/awards or follow the social buzz on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+.

About iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 150 markets; digital radio via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its on-air influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

About FOX Entertainment
A division of Fox Corporation, FOX Entertainment’s 30-year legacy of innovative, hit programming includes “9-1-1,” “The Masked Singer,” “Prodigal Son, “Empire,” “Last Man Standing,” “24,” “The X-Files” and “American Idol.” Delivering high-quality scripted, non-scripted and live content, FOX Entertainment’s broadcast network airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as major sports; and is the only major network to post year-over-year growth among viewers during the 2018-2019 broadcast season.

New Year’s Eve specials ringing in 2020 will feature Post Malone, Gwen Stefani, LL Cool J and more

December 27, 2019

by Carla Hay

Watching a New Year’s Eve special on TV is a tradition for millions of people around the world. Here’s what is planned for the four biggest New Year’s TV specials in the United States:

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 

Ryan Seacrest (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC)

Celebrating its 48th year, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” (which is produced by Dick Clark Productions and airs in the U.S. on ABC) is still the most high-profile televised New Year’s Eve event. Post Malone, who performed on the show last year, is headlining the show this year from New York City’s Times Square. Ryan Seacrest will once again host the show, which begins airing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, followed by 11:30 p.m. to 2:13 a.m. ET. Former “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale, who previously hosted the show’s Central Time Zone segments from New Orleans, replaces Jenny McCarthy to provide on-site reporting in Times Square. McCarthy quit the show because she said she wants to celebrate New Year’s Eve with her family. Other performers in Times Square this year include BTS, Sam Hunt and Alanis Morrissette.

Additionally, country artist Jessie James Decker will reveal the first Powerball millionaire of the year during this year’s live broadcast. She will provide live updates from the First Powerball Millionaire of the Year party throughout ABC’s live telecast and the big reveal announcing the winner will air just after midnight on January 1, 2020.

Ciara will once again host the Los Angeles segments of the show that will feature performances that were mostly previously recorded. Artists in the show’s Los Angeles segments will include Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Blanco Brown, Dan + Shay, Green Day, Dua Lipa, Ava Max, Megan Thee Stallion, Anthony Ramos, Salt-N-Pepa and SHAED.

Meanwhile, Billy Porter will host the show’s third annual Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans, where Sheryl Crow and Usher will perform. The show has added a segment from Miami, where Jonas Brothers will perform.

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” is produced by Dick Clark Productions with Ryan Seacrest, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco serving as executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.

Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square

Steve Harvey (Photo courtesy of Fox)

After televising its New Year’s Eve show (hosted by Pitbull) in Miami from 2014 to 2016, Fox changed locations and hosts in 2017, with the show now taking place at New York City’s Times Square with comedian/talk-show host Steve Harvey and former E! News personality Maria Menounous. This year, three-time Super Bowl Champion and Fox Sports NFL analyst Rob Gronkowski joins Harvey and Menounous to co-host the show, which airs on Fox from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET live; CT/MT/PT tape-delayed. Performers will include headliner LL Cool J with DJ Z-Trip, The Chainsmokers, The Lumineers, Florida Georgia Line, the Backstreet Boys, Lauren Alaina, Tyga and The Killers. Select musical performances will be broadcast in collaboration with iHeartRadio. Additionally, the special will include celebrity cameo appearances by Gordon Ramsay, Will Arnett and Jenna Dewan, plus an exclusive WWE match featuring Roman Reigns. “Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square” is produced by Endeavor Content’s Film 45 and Done + Dusted. Guy Carrington, Katy Mullan, Michael Antinoro and David Chamberlin serve as executive producers.

NBC’s New Year’s Eve

(Photo courtesy of NBCUniversal)

Stars from NBC’s “The Voice” are all over “NBC’s New Year’s Eve” special, which begins airing at 10 p.m. ET from New York City’s Times Square. Not only is “The Voice” host Carson Daly hosting the New Year’s Eve show (with Julianne Hough and correspondent Stephen “tWitch” Boss), but “The Voice” coaches Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are also performing on the special. Other performers include Hough, X Ambassadors, Brett Eldredge, Ne-Yo, Leslie Odom Jr. and The Struts.  Keith Urban will once again perform at Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville, taking place near the Tennessee State Capitol at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC” anchor Lester Holt will also appear on stage before the iconic ball drop. “NBC’s New Year’s Eve” will be televised from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, followed by the New Year’s countdown segment 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET. “NBC’s New Year’s Eve” is executive produced by Daly and John Irwin through NBCUniversal Television Studio and Irwin Entertainment. It is co-executive produced by Casey Spira and directed by Alan Carter.

Before “NBC’s New Year’s Eve,” the network will air the special “A Toast to 2019!” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET. Hosted by Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager, the special will highlight the year’s biggest pop culture moments and trends. Celebrities interviewed for the show include Lauren Ash, Kristen Bell, Andrea Canning, Chris D’Elia, Dylan Dreyer, Ryan Eggold, Ben Feldman, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Willie Geist, Brad Goreski, Tony Hale, NBC’s Holt, Matt Iseman, Sheinelle Jones, Carson Kressley, Loni Love, Howie Mandel, Josh Mankiewicz, Craig Melvin, Natalie Morales, Brent Morin, Keith Morrison, Dennis Murphy, Patton Oswalt, Al Roker, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Ashley Tisdale, Johnny Weir and many more.

New Year’s Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen (Photo courtesy of CNN)

For the third year in a row, longtime friends Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will co-host CNN’s New Year’s Eve celebration, which begins at 8 p.m. ET. CNN’s 12th annual New Year’s Eve Show, which is telecast live from New York City’s Times Square. Performers on New Year’s Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will include Christina Aguilera, Lenny Kravitz, Shania Twain, Patti LaBelle, Keith Urban, 50 Cent, The Chainsmokers, and comedian/actress Dulcé Sloan. The show will also feature CNN’s Stephanie Elam, Randi Kaye, Richard Quest, Bill Weir and Gary Tuchman with daughter Lindsay at locations across America, including the Brady Bunch House and Key West. Then at 12:30am ET, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon will do a New Year’s countdown from the Central Time Zone, live from Nashville for the Music City Midnight Celebration. In previous years, CNN’s Central Time Zone countdown took place in New Orleans.

In 2017, Cohen replaced Kathy Griffin, who was notoriously fired from the show in May of that year for publicly posting a photo of herself holding up a fake bloody head of President Donald Trump. Griffin and Cooper had co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve Show since 2007, but the Cooper/Cohen duo brought in the show’s highest ratings so far. Cooper and Cohen have an established rapport, since they have done numerous speaking engagements together. The CNN live stream will be available on CNN.com and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android. It can also be viewed on CNNgo. Leading up to “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen” will be the CNN one-hour special “All the Best, All the Worst 2019,” beginning at 7 p.m. ET and hosted by Tom Foreman, covering the highlights and lowlights of the past year.

2019 Miss Universe Pageant: Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi crowned the winner

December 8, 2019

by Yvette Thomas

 Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi is crowned Miss Universe at the 2019 Miss Universe competition in Atlanta. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Fox)

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi  was crowned Miss Universe 2019, in a ceremony that took place December 8 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Fox had the U.S. telecast of the show, which was hosted by Steve Harvey. Former beauty-pageant queens Olivia Culpo and Vanessa Lachey provided commentary, while Ally Brooke (of Fifth Harmony fame) was the show’s musical performer. The annual Miss Universe ceremony (now in its 68th year) is produced by the Miss Universe Organization.

The new Mouawad Power of Unity crown made its debut at the ceremony this year. According to Mouwad,  the crown was created with 18-karat gold and handset with more than 1,770 white diamonds and three golden canary diamonds. The crown’s centerpiece is a shield-cut golden canary 62.83 carat diamond.

Contestants from 90 countries and territories were at the pageant, including Swe Zin Htet of Myanmar, who was the first openly lesbian contestant to compete for the Miss Universe title. Ultimately, she did not place in the Top 20. Bangladesh and Equatorial Guinea made their Miss Universe debuts this year.

The all-female panel of Miss Universe 2019 judges were:

  • Gaby Espino, Venezuelan actress
  • Sazan Hendrix, American businesswoman and social media personality
  • Riyo Mori. Miss Universe 2007 from Japan
  • Cara Mund, Miss America 2018[39]
  • Bozoma Saint John, American businesswoman and marketing executive
  • Crystle Stewart, American actress and Miss USA 2008
  • Paulina Vega, Miss Universe 2014 from Colombia
  • Olivia Jordan (only as preliminary judge). American actress, model, and Miss USA 2015

Internet voting from the public returned after a two-year absence. The public Internet voting was for the contestants who placed in the Top 20.

Here are the Top 20 contestants of the 2018 Miss Universe pageant:

Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa — Winner
Madison Anderson, Miss Puerto Rico — First runner-up
Sofía Aragón, Miss Mexico — Second runner-up
Gabriela Tafur, Miss Colombia — Top 5
Paweensuda Drouin, Miss Thailand— Top 5
Maëva Coucke, Miss France — Top 10
Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir, Miss Iceland — Top 10
Frederika Alexis Cull, Miss Indoensia — Top 10
Kelin Rivera, Miss Peru— Top 10
Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA — Top 10
Cindy Marina, Miss Albania — Top 20
Júlia Horta, Miss Brazil — Top 20
Mia Rkman, Miss Croatia — Top 20
Clauvid Dály, Miss Dominican Republic — Top 20
Vartika Singh, Miss India — Top 20
Olutosin Araromi, Miss Nigeria — Top 20
Gazini Ganados, Miss Philippines — Top 20
Sylvie Silva, Miss Portugal — Top 20
Thalía Olvino, Miss Venezuela — Top 20
Hoàng Thùy, Miss Vietnam — Top 20

2020 Super Bowl: Jennifer Lopez, Shakira are the halftime show performers

September 26, 2019

The following is a press release from the National Football League:

Today, Pepsi, the NFL and Roc Nation announced cultural icons Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show on FOX at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Sunday, February 2, 2020.  Pepsi and the NFL collaborated with Roc Nation to bring these two icons together for the first time ever, for what will be an unforgettable performance on the world’s biggest stage.

“Ever since I saw Diana Ross fly off into the sky at the Halftime Show, I dreamed of performing at the Super Bowl,” said Lopez.  “And now it’s made even more special not only because it’s the NFL’s 100th season, but also because I am performing with a fellow Latina.  I can’t wait to show what us girls can do on the world’s biggest stage.”

“I’m so honored to be taking on one of the world’s biggest stages in the company of a fellow female artist to represent Latinos and Latinas from the U.S. and all over the world — and to top it off, on my birthday!” said Shakira.  “This is a true American dream and we are going to bring the show of a lifetime!”

Jennifer Lopez is an award-winning singer, actress, producer, and entertainer who has established herself in music, film, and television. She is a successful recording and touring artist who has sold over 75 million records and has a cumulative worldwide box-office gross of over $3 billion. As an artist, fashion icon, entrepreneur, and a philanthropist, Jennifer Lopez has been named to the TIME 100 list, Forbes’ Most Powerful Celebrity, and People’s first “Most Beautiful Woman in the World”, in addition to being nominated for both Golden Globe and GRAMMY awards and receiving the MTV Video Vanguard Award. Most recently, Lopez spent Summer 2019 touring the globe with her electrifying sold-out It’s My Party tour. She can currently be seen on the big screen as the notorious Ramona in the critically-acclaimed box office smash, Hustlers. As one of most influential female artists in history, Jennifer Lopez defines what it means to be a global icon and the ultimate multi-hyphenate.​

Shakira is a Colombian singer-songwriter and multi-GRAMMY® award winner.  She has sold over 75 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards including three GRAMMYs®, eleven Latin GRAMMYs®, and several World Music Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards, to name a few.  She is the only artist from South America to have a number one song in the U.S., has had four of the 20 top-selling hits of the last decade, and is one of the top-5 YouTube artists of all time.  Shakira’s last album “El Dorado” charted #1 on iTunes in 37 Countries, won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2017 Latin GRAMMY® Awards, and Best Latin Pop Album at the 2018 GRAMMY® Awards. With over 10 billion streams, it is one of the most-streamed female albums of all time. In November 2018 she wrapped her hugely successful El Dorado World Tour.

Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Announcement

The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is the most-watched musical performance of the year, with nearly 100 million viewers tuning in to last year’s show.  Super Bowl LIV marks Pepsi’s eighth year as title sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime Show and 18th year as an NFL partner. Past halftime performances include Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Prince, Madonna and more.

The Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show telecast will be produced by NFL Network with Ricky Kirshner serving as executive producer, and Hamish Hamilton serving as director. Roc Nation will serve as producers and strategic entertainment advisors of the live performance.

Viewers can expect unprecedented access to the making of pop culture’s biggest event and should stay tuned for more details.  For ongoing updates on the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, follow @Pepsi on Instagram and Twitter.

The first exclusive interview between Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will air tonight on NFL Thursday Night Football during halftime of the 8:20p.m. ET game.

For more information about Super Bowl LIV, visit SuperBowl.com.

2019 Primetime Emmy Awards: ‘Game of Thrones’ wins Best Drama Series; ‘Fleabag’ triumphs in top comedy categories

September 22, 2019

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The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards (held at Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on September 22, 2019) had plenty of predictable wins but even more surprise victories. Fox had the U.S. telecast of the show, which had no host, and was produced by Don Mischer and Done + Dusted. The HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones” (which debuted in 2011, and had its series finale in 2019), was the leading nominee going into  and predictably repeated its win for Outstanding Drama Series. But “Game of Thrones,” whose final episode received widespread criticism from fans, was shut out of many of the categories that it won in 2018, including the Emmys for writing and directing for a drama series, which went to HBO’s “Succession” and Netflix’s “Ozark,” respectively. The only other Emmy that “Game of Thrones” won at the ceremony was Peter Dinklage’s victory for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Although several “Game of Thrones” actors received Emmy nominations for the show over the years, Dinklage is the only actor who has won Emmy Awards (he’s won four) for “Game of Thrones.”

Amazon Prime Video’s “Fleabag” and its star/showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge also won big, triumphing over widely predicted “Veep” in the categories of Outstanding Comedy Series; Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series; and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. “Fleabag” and “Veep,” just like “Game of Thrones,” had their final seasons in 2019. “Veep” was completely shut out of all the Emmy categories for which it was nominated.

In addition to Waller-Bridge, there were several other first-time Emmy winners, including Billy Porter of “Pose” (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series); Jodie Comer of “Killing Eve” (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series); Julia Garner of “Ozark” (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series); Michelle Williams of “Fosse/Verdon” (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie); and Jharrel Jerome  of “When They See Us” (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie). Porter made Emmy history as the first openly gay man to be nominated for and to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He also became the second African American to win in this category.

Repeat winners included Bill Hader of “Barry” (Outstanding Lead Actor in a  Comedy Series”); Alex Borstein of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series); “Saturday Night Live” (Outstanding Variety Series; Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series);  “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (Outstanding Variety Talk Series; Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series); and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Outstanding Reality Competition). Tony Shalhoub, who won three Emmys for “Monk,” picked up his fourth Primetime Emmy, this time for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series). Shalhoub also has a Daytime Emmy for “The Band’s Visit” performance on the “Today” show.

The HBO’s “Chernobyl” triumphed in the categories of Outstanding Limited Series; Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special; and Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

The 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards (for Emmy technical categories) took place September 14 and September 15 at Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. Highlights were televised on September 21 on FXX. A complete list of those winners can be found here.

Here is a complete list of winners and nominees for the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards:

*=winner

Outstanding Drama Series

“Better Call Saul” (AMC)
“Bodyguard” (Netflix)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)*
“Killing Eve” (AMC/BBC America)
“Ozark” (Netflix)
“Pose” (FX)
“Succession” (HBO)
“This Is Us” (NBC)

Outstanding Comedy Series

“Barry” (HBO)
“Fleabag” (Amazon Prime)*
“The Good Place” (NBC)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime)
“Russian Doll” (Netflix)
“Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)
“Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Limited Series

“Chernobyl” (HBO)*
“Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)
“Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
“Sharp Objects” (HBO)
“When They See Us” (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”)
Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
Billy Porter (“Pose”)*
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”)
Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”)*
Viola Davis (“How to Get Away With Murder”)
Laura Linney (“Ozark”)
Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”)
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)
Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”)
Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)
Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)*
Eugene Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)
Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”)
Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”)*

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Alfie Allen (“Game of Thrones”)
Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau (“Game of Thrones”)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”)*
Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul”)
Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”)
Chris Sullivan (“This Is Us”)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”)
Julia Garner (“Ozark”)*
Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)
Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve”)
Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones”)
Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)
Anthony Carrigan (“Barry”)
Tony Hale (“Veep”)
Stephen Root (“Barry”)
Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)*
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)*
Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”)
Sian Clifford (“Fleabag”)
Olivia Colman (“Fleabag”)
Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)
Sarah Goldberg (“Barry”)
Marin Hinkle (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Mahershala Ali (“True Detective”)
Benicio Del Toro (“Escape at Dannemora”)
Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”)
Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”)
Jharrel Jerome (“When They See Us”)*
Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon”)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”)
Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”)
Aunjanue Ellis (“When They See Us”)
Joey King (“The Act”)
Niecy Nash (“When They See Us”)
Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”)*

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Asante Blackk (“When They See Us”)
Paul Dano (“Escape at Dannemora”)
John Leguizamo (“When They See Us”)
Stellan Skarsgård (“Chernobyl”)
Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”)*
Michael K. Williams (“When They See Us”)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Patricia Arquette (“The Act”)*
Marsha Stephanie Blake (“When They See Us”)
Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”)
Vera Farmiga (“When They See Us”)
Margaret Qualley (“Fosse/Verdon”)
Emily Watson (“Chernobyl”)

Outstanding Reality Competition

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
“Nailed It!” (Netflix)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)*
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding Television Movie

“Bandersnatch (Black Mirror)” (Netflix)*
“Brexit” (HBO)
“Deadwood” (HBO)
“King Lear” (Amazon Prime Video)
“My Dinner with Hervé” (HBO)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO)*
“Late Late Show with James Corden Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

“Barry” (HBO)
“Fleabag” (Amazon Prime Video)*
“The Good Place” (NBC)
“PEN15” (Hulu)
“Russian Doll” (Netflix)
“Russian Doll” (Netflix)
“Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

“Better Call Saul” (AMC)
“Bodyguard” (Netflix)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Killing Eve” (BBC America)
“Succession” (HBO)*

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

“Chernobyl” (HBO)*
“Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)
“Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)
“Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
“A Very English Scandal” (Amazon Prime Video)
“When They See Us” (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

“Documentary Now!” (IFC)
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)*
“Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC)
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

“At Home With Amy Sedaris” (truTV)
“Documentary Now!” (IFC)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman” (Hulu)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)*
“Who Is America?” (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing for Comedy Series

“Barry” (HBO)
“Barry” (HBO)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Fleabag” (Amazon Prime Video”*
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime Video)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime Video)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Killing Eve” (BBC America)
“Ozark” (Netflix)*
“Succession” (HBO)

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

“Chernobyl” (HBO)*
“Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)
“Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
“Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
“A Very English Scandal” (Amazon Prime Video)
“When They See Us” (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series

“Documentary Now!” (IFC)
“Drunk History”(Comedy Central)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)*
“Who Is America?” (Showtime)

2019 Primetime Emmy Awards: presenters announced

September 11, 2019

The following is a press release from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences:

The Television Academy and Emmy Awards telecast producers Don Mischer Productions and Done+Dusted announced the first group of talent set to present the iconic Emmy statuettes at the 71st Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 22.

The presenters include:

  • Angela Bassett* (9-1-1 and The Flood)
  • Stephen Colbert* (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)
  • Viola Davis* (How to Get Away with Murder)
  • Michael Douglas* (The Kominsky Method)
  • Taraji P. Henson (Empire)
  • Terrence Howard (Empire)
  • Jimmy Kimmel* (Jimmy Kimmel Live)
  • Peter Krause (9-1-1)
  • Seth Meyers* (Late Night With Seth Meyers and Documentary Now!)
  • Billy Porter* (Pose)
  • Naomi Watts (The Loudest Voice)
  • Zendaya (Euphoria)
  • The cast of Game of Thrones: Alfie Allen*, Gwendoline Christie*,
    Emilia Clarke*, Peter Dinklage*, Kit Harington*, Lena Headey*, Sophie Turner*, Carice van Houten*, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau*, and Maisie Williams*

September 17, 2019 UPDATE:

More presenters have been announced for the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards:

  • Anthony Anderson* (black-ish)
  • Ike Barinholtz (Bless the Harts)
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood)
  • Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood)
  • Bill Hader* (Barry)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus* (VEEP)
  • Cast of VEEP: Anna Chlumsky, Gary Cole, Kevin Dunn, Clea DuVall, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Sarah Sutherland, Matt Walsh
  • Gwyneth Paltrow (The Politician)
  • Amy Poehler* (Duncanville and Russian Doll)
  • Maya Rudolph (Bless the Harts and The Good Place)
  • RuPaul* (RuPaul’s Drag Race)
  • Lilly Singh (A Little Late with Lilly Singh)
  • Ben Stiller* (Escape at Dannemora)
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge* (Fleabag)
  • Cast of Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner

The 71st Emmy Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, (8:00-11:00 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM PT) on FOX.

For more information, please visit Emmys.com. Find out Where to Watch.

*71st Emmy Awards Nominees

 

https://www.emmys.com/news/awards-news/emmy-presenters-190911

2019 Teen Choice Awards: ‘Riverdale,’ BTS, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ win big

“Avengers: Endgame” star Robert Downey Jr. at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Fox)

The drama series “Riverdale,” the Korean boy band BTS, and the superhero blockbuster movie  Avengers: Endgame” were the biggest winners at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards, which were presented August 11 in Hermosa Beach, California. The show which was hosted by Lucy Hale and David Dobrik, was televised in the U.S. Fox.

Taylor Swift received the show’s first Icon Award, while the Jonas Brothers got the Decade Award. Both awards were non-competitive prizes.

According to a Fox press release, teens logged on to Twitter and FOX.com this year to cast more than 55 million votes for the award show, in support of their favorite teen icons in film, television, music, sports, fashion, comedy and the web. The 2019 Teen Choice Awards featured performances by OneRepublic; Blanco Brown; Mabel; Monsta X; CNCO; Jordan McGraw, with special guest Sarah Hyland; Johnny Orlando; Jacob Sartorius; Zhavia; and Hayden Summerall.

The following is the  complete list of winners and nominees for the 2019 Teen Choice Awards:

*=winner

MOVIES

Choice Action Movie (#ChoiceActionMovie)
“Ant-Man and the Wasp”
“Avengers: Endgame”*
“Bumblebee”
“Captain Marvel”
“Men in Black: International”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Choice Action Movie Actor (#ChoiceActionMovieActor)
Chris Evans – “Avengers: Endgame”
Chris Hemsworth – “Avengers: Endgame,” “Men in Black: International”
John Cena – “Bumblebee”
Paul Rudd – “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Avengers: Endgame”
Robert Downey Jr. – “Avengers: Endgame”*
Samuel L. Jackson – “Captain Marvel”

Choice Action Movie Actress (#ChoiceActionMovieActress)
Brie Larson – “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame”
Evangeline Lilly – “Ant-Man and the Wasp”
Hailee Steinfeld – “Bumblebee”
Scarlett Johansson – “Avengers: Endgame”*
Tessa Thompson – “Men in Black: International”
Zoe Saldana – “Avengers: Endgame”

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie (#ChoiceSciFiFantasyMovie)
“Aladdin”*
“Aquaman”
“Dark Phoenix”
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Shazam!”

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actor (#ChoiceSciFiFantasyMovieActor)
James McAvoy – “Dark Phoenix”
Jason Momoa – “Aquaman”
Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Mary Poppins Returns”
Mena Massoud – “Aladdin”
Will Smith – “Aladdin”*
Zachary Levi – “Shazam!”

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actress (#ChoiceSciFiFantasyMovieActress)
Amber Heard – “Aquaman”
Emily Blunt – “Mary Poppins Returns”
Katherine Waterston – “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”
Keira Knightley – “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”
Naomi Scott – “Aladdin”*
Sophie Turner – “Dark Phoenix”

Choice Drama Movie (#ChoiceDramaMovie)
“After”*
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“Breakthrough”
“Five Feet Apart”
“The Hate U Give”
“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”

Choice Drama Movie Actor (#ChoiceDramaMovieActor)
Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born”
Cole Sprouse – “Five Feet Apart”
Hero Fiennes Tiffin – “After”*
Noah Centineo – “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”
Rami Malek – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Taron Egerton – “Rocketman”

Choice Drama Movie Actress (#ChoiceDramaMovieActress)
Amandla Stenberg – “The Hate U Give”
Chrissy Metz – “Breakthrough”
Haley Lu Richardson – “Five Feet Apart”
Josephine Langford – “After”*
Lady Gaga – “A Star Is Born”
Lana Condor – “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”

Choice Comedy Movie (#ChoiceComedyMovie)
“Crazy Rich Asians”*
“Instant Family”
“Isn’t It Romantic”
“Little”
“Pokémon Detective Pikachu”
“The Perfect Date”

Choice Comedy Movie Actor (#ChoiceComedyMovieActor)
Henry Golding – “Crazy Rich Asians”
Kevin Hart – “Night School”
Liam Hemsworth – “Isn’t It Romantic”
Mark Wahlberg – “Instant Family”
Noah Centineo – “The Perfect Date”*
Ryan Reynolds – “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”

Choice Comedy Movie Actress (#ChoiceComedyMovieActress)
Awkwafina – “Crazy Rich Asians”
Constance Wu – “Crazy Rich Asians”
Laura Marano – “The Perfect Date”*
Marsai Martin – “Little”
Rebel Wilson – “Isn’t It Romantic”
Tiffany Haddish – “Night School”

Choice Movie Villain (#ChoiceMovieVillain)
Johnny Depp – “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”
Josh Brolin – “Avengers: Endgame”*
Jude Law – “Captain Marvel”
Mark Strong – “Shazam!”
Marwan Kenzari – “Aladdin”
Patrick Wilson – “Aquaman”

Choice Summer Movie (#ChoiceSummerMovie)
“Late Night”
“Murder Mystery”
“Spider-Man: Far From Home”*
“The Last Summer”
“Toy Story 4”
“Yesterday”

Choice Summer Movie Actor (#ChoiceSummerMovieActor)
Adam Sandler – “Murder Mystery”
Charles Melton – “The Sun Is Also a Star”
Corey Fogelmanis – “Ma”
Himesh Patel – “Yesterday”
K.J. Apa – “The Last Summer”
Tom Holland – “Spider-Man: Far From Home”*

Choice Summer Movie Actress (#ChoiceSummerMovieActress)
Jennifer Aniston – “Murder Mystery”
Maia Mitchell – “The Last Summer”
Mindy Kaling – “Late Night”
Selena Gomez – “The Dead Don’t Die”
Yara Shahidi – “The Sun Is Also a Star”
Zendaya – “Spider-Man: Far From Home”*

TV

Choice Drama TV Show (#ChoiceDramaTVShow)
“Good Trouble”
“Marvel’s Runaways”
“Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
“Riverdale”*
“Star”
“The Resident”

Choice Drama TV Actor (#ChoiceDramaTVActor)
Adam Huber – “Dynasty”
Cole Sprouse – “Riverdale”*
Justin Hartley – “This Is Us”
K.J. Apa – “Riverdale”
Oliver Stark – “9-1-1”
Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us”

Choice Drama TV Actress (#ChoiceDramaTVActress)
Camila Mendes – “Riverdale”
Cierra Ramirez – “Good Trouble”
Lili Reinhart – “Riverdale”*
Maia Mitchell – “Good Trouble”
Ryan Destiny – “Star”
Sofia Carson – “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show (#ChoiceSciFiFantasyTVShow)
“Charmed”
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
“Legacies”
“Shadowhunters”*
“Supernatural”
“The 100”

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor (#ChoiceSciFiFantasyTVActor)
Aubrey Joseph – “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”
Bob Morley – “The 100”
Dominic Sherwood – “Shadowhunters”
Harry Shum Jr. – “Shadowhunters”
Jared Padalecki – “Supernatural”*
Ross Lynch – “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress (#ChoiceSciFiFantasyTVActress)
Danielle Rose Russell – “Legacies”
Ellen Page – “The Umbrella Academy”
Katherine McNamara – “Shadowhunters”*
Kiernan Shipka – “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
Melonie Diaz – “Charmed”
Olivia Holt – “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”

Choice Action TV Show (#ChoiceActionTVShow)
“Arrow”
“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
“Gotham”
“MacGyver”*
“Supergirl”
“The Flash”

Choice Action TV Actor (#ChoiceActionTVActor)
Ben McKenzie – “Gotham”
Brandon Routh – “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
Brenton Thwaites – “Titans”
Grant Gustin – “The Flash”
Lucas Till – “MacGyver”
Stephen Amell – “Arrow”*

Choice Action TV Actress (#ChoiceActionTVActress)
Candice Patton – “The Flash”
Danielle Panabaker – “The Flash”
Emily Bett Rickards – “Arrow”
Gabrielle Union – “L.A.’s Finest”*
Jessica Alba – “L.A.’s Finest”
Melissa Benoist – “Supergirl”

Choice Comedy TV Show (#ChoiceComedyTVShow)
“black-ish”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
“Fuller House”
“Jane the Virgin”
“One Day at a Time”
“The Big Bang Theory”*

Choice Comedy TV Actor (#ChoiceComedyTVActor)
Andy Samberg – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Anthony Anderson – “black-ish”
Daniel Radcliffe – “Miracle Workers”
Jaime Camil – “Jane the Virgin”*
Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory”
Marcel Ruiz – “One Day at a Time”

Choice Comedy TV Actress (#ChoiceComedyTVActress)
Candace Cameron Bure – “Fuller House”
Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”
Kaley Cuoco – “The Big Bang Theory”
Nina Dobrev – “Fam”*
Sarah Hyland – “Modern Family”
Yara Shahidi – “black-ish”

Choice TV Villain (#ChoiceTVVillain)
Adam Scott – “The Good Place”
Cameron Monaghan – “Gotham”*
Jon Cryer – “Supergirl”
Luke Baines – “Shadowhunters”
Sarah Carter – “The Flash”
Sea Shimooka – “Arrow”

Choice Reality TV Show (#ChoiceRealityTVShow)
“America’s Got Talent”*
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians”
“Lip Sync Battle”
“Queer Eye”
“The Masked Singer”
“The Voice”

Choice Throwback TV Show (#ChoiceThrowbackTVShow)
“All That”
“Beverly Hills, 90210”
“Friends”*
“Moesha”
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”
“The Office”

Choice Summer TV Show (#ChoiceSummerTVShow)
“Cobra Kai”
“Nailed It!”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Stranger Things”*
“The Bold Type”
“Younger”

Choice Summer TV Actor (#ChoiceSummerTVActor)
Caleb McLaughlin – “Stranger Things”
Diego Tinoco – “On My Block”
Finn Wolfhard – “Stranger Things”
Gaten Matarazzo – “Stranger Things”
Luka Sabbat – “grown-ish”
Noah Schnapp – “Stranger Things”*

Choice Summer TV Actress (#ChoiceSummerTVActress)
Chloe Bennet – “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Hilary Duff – “Younger”
Jessica Marie Garcia – “On My Block”
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”*
Rose McIver – “iZombie”
Yara Shahidi – “grown-ish”

MUSIC

Choice Male Artist (#ChoiceMaleArtist)
Ed Sheeran
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Shawn Mendes*

Choice Female Artist (#ChoiceFemaleArtist)
Ariana Grande
Billie Eilish*
Cardi B
Halsey
Lauren Jauregui
Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group (#ChoiceMusicGroup)
5 Seconds of Summer
Jonas Brothers
Panic! At The Disco
PRETTYMUCH
The Chainsmokers
Why Don’t We*

Choice Country Artist (#ChoiceCountryArtist)
Brett Young
Dan + Shay*
Kacey Musgraves
Kane Brown
Kelsea Ballerini
Thomas Rhett

Choice Latin Artist (#ChoiceLatinArtist)
Bad Bunny
Becky G.
CNCO*
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Maluma

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist (#ChoiceRBHipHopArtist)
Cardi B*
Drake
Nicki Minaj
Normani
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Choice Rock Artist (#ChoiceRockArtist)
AJR
Cage the Elephant
Imagine Dragons
lovelytheband
Panic! At The Disco*
twenty one pilots

Choice Song: Female Artist (#ChoiceSongFemaleArtist)
Ariana Grande – “7 rings”
Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
Lauren Jauregui – “Expectations”*
Taylor Swift (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco) – “ME!”
Katy Perry – “Never Really Over”
Halsey – “Nightmare”

Choice Song: Male Artist (#ChoiceSongMaleArtist)
Khalid – “Better”
Shawn Mendes – “If I Can’t Have You”
Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road”
Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”
Louis Tomlinson – “Two of Us”*
Post Malone – “Wow.”

Choice Song: Group (#ChoiceSongGroup)
Imagine Dragons – “Bad Liar”
BLACKPINK – “DDU-DU DDU-DU”*
5 Seconds of Summer – “Easier”
Panic! At The Disco – “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Why Don’t We – “8 Letters”

Choice Pop Song (#ChoicePopSong)
Sam Smith & Normani – “Dancing With A Stranger”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
Taylor Swift (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco) – “ME!”
Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
Ava Max – “Sweet but Psycho”
Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”*

Choice Country Song (#ChoiceCountrySong)
Maren Morris – “GIRL”
Kane Brown – “Good as You”
Thomas Rhett – “Look What God Gave Her”
Kelsea Ballerini – “Miss Me More”
Kacey Musgraves – “Rainbow”
Dan + Shay – “Speechless”*

Choice Electronic/Dance Song (#ChoiceElectronicDanceSong)
Zedd & Katy Perry – “365”
The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine”
Ellie Goulding, Diplo, & Red Velvet – “Close to Me (Red Velvet Remix)”*
Mark Ronson (feat. Camila Cabello) – “Find U Again”
Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds of Summer – “Who Do You Love”

Choice Latin Song (#ChoiceLatinSong)
Ozuna, Daddy Yankee & J Balvin (feat. Farruko, Anuel AA) [Remix] – “Baila Baila Baila”
ROSALÍA, J Balvin & El Guincho – “Con Altura”
Daddy Yankee & Katy Perry – “Con Calma (feat. Snow)”
Bad Bunny (feat. Drake) – “MIA”
CNCO – “Pretend”*
Nicky Jam & Ozuna – “Te Robaré”

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song (#ChoiceR&BHipHopSong)
Meek Mill (feat. Drake) – “Going Bad”
Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) – “Old Town Road [Remix]”*
Mustard & Migos – “Pure Water”
Post Malone & Swae Lee – “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Khalid – “Talk”
Post Malone – “Wow.”

Choice Rock Song (#ChoiceRockSong)
AJR – “100 Bad Days”
Panic! At The Disco – “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”*
Bastille – “Joy”
Imagine Dragons – “Natural”
Cage The Elephant – “Ready To Let Go”
lovelytheband – “These Are My Friends”

Choice Breakout Artist (#ChoiceBreakoutArtist)
Billie Eilish*
HRVY
Juice WRLD
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
ROSALÍA

Choice International Artist (#ChoiceInternationalArtist)
BLACKPINK
BTS*
CNCO
EXO
Little Mix
NCT 127

Choice Collaboration (#ChoiceCollaboration)
BTS (feat. Halsey) – “Boy With Luv”*
Sam Smith & Normani – “Dancing With A Stranger”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care”
Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) – “Old Town Road [Remix]”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
Julia Michaels (feat. Niall Horan) – “What A Time”

Choice Summer Song (#ChoiceSummerSong)
“Cool” – Jonas Brothers
“Easier” – 5 Seconds of Summer
“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello*
“Summer Days” – Martin Garrix (feat. Macklemore & Patrick Stump)
“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
“You Need To Calm Down” – Taylor Swift

Choice Summer Female Artist (#ChoiceSummerFemaleArtist)
Ava Max
Halsey*
Julia Michaels
Katy Perry
Lizzo
Taylor Swift

Choice Summer Male Artist (#ChoiceSummerMaleArtist)
Daddy Yankee
Shawn Mendes*
Lil Nas X
Drake
DJ Khaled
Khalid

Choice Summer Group (#ChoiceSummerGroup)
5 Seconds of Summer
Jonas Brothers*
Little Mix
Panic! At The Disco
The Chainsmokers
Why Don’t We

Choice Summer Tour (#ChoiceSummerTour)
Ariana Grande – “Sweetener World Tour”
Billie Eilish – “When We All Fall Asleep World Tour”
BLACKPINK – “BLACKPINK 2019 World Tour (In Your Area)”
BTS – “BTS World Tour Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Tour”*
Jennifer Lopez – “It’s My Party Tour”
Shawn Mendes – “Shawn Mendes The Tour”

Choice Song From A Movie (#ChoiceSongFromAMovie)
“A Whole New World” (End Title) (from “Aladdin”) – ZAYN & Zhavia Ward*
“Broken & Beautiful” (from “UglyDolls”) – Kelly Clarkson
“Carry On” (from “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”) – Kygo & Rita Ora
“Don’t Give Up on Me” (from “Five Feet Apart”) – Andy Grammer
“Shallow” (from “A Star Is Born”) – Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga
“Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” (from “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”) – Post Malone & Swae Lee

DIGITAL

Choice Female Web Star (#ChoiceFemaleWebStar)
Emma Chamberlain*
Eva Gutowski
Lilly Singh
Liza Koshy
Maddie Ziegler
Madison Beer

Choice Male Web Star (#ChoiceMaleWebStar)
Brent Rivera
David Dobrik*
The Dolan Twins
Guava Juice
MrBeast
Ryan Higa

Choice Comedy Web Star (#ChoiceComedyWebStar)
CalebCity
Colleen Ballinger
The Dolan Twins*
Gabbie Hanna
Lele Pons
Liza Koshy

Choice Social Star (#ChoiceSocialStar)
Chrissy Teigen
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Kylie Jenner
Noah Centineo*
Taylor Swift
Will Smith

Choice Music Web Star (#ChoiceMusicWebStar)
Annie LeBlanc*
Asher Angel
Chloe x Halle
Hayden Summerall
Johnny Orlando
Loren Gray

Choice Fashion/Beauty Web Star (#ChoiceFashionBeautyWebStar)
Bethany Mota
Hannah Meloche*
James Charles
Mackenzie Ziegler
Nikkie de Jager “NikkieTutorials”
Summer Mckeen

Choice Gamer (#ChoiceGamer)
DanTDM
jacksepticeye
Ninja
PewDiePie*
Ryan Ohmwrecker
SSSniperWolf

Choice YouTuber (#ChoiceYouTuber)
David Dobrik
Erika Costell
Kian and Jc
The Merrell Twins
Niki and Gabi
Sam and Colby*

Choice Fandom (#ChoiceFandom)
#Arianators
#Blinks
#BTSARMY*
#CNCOwners
#Selenators
#Swifties

Choice Ship (#ChoiceShip)
Katherine McNamara & Dominic Sherwood – “Shadowhunters”
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born”
Lana Condor & Noah Centineo – “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”
Laura Marano & Noah Centineo – “The Perfect Date”
Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse – “Riverdale”*
Madelaine Petsch & Vanessa Morgan – “Riverdale”

Choice Comedian (#ChoiceComedian)
Ellen DeGeneres
Ethan & Grayson Dolan*
James Corden
Kevin Hart
Lilly Singh
Tiffany Haddish

Choice Male Athlete (#ChoiceMaleAthlete)
AJ Styles
James Harden
Lionel Messi
Patrick Mahomes
Stephen Curry*
Tiger Woods

Choice Female Athlete (#ChoiceFemaleAthlete)
Katelyn Ohashi
Serena Williams*
Simone Biles
Sky Brown
The Bella Twins
Tobin Heath

Teen Choice Take Note Award – Presented by Crayola

Kayva Kopparapu
Sebastian and Brandon Martinez
Marsai Martin
Leon “Kida” Burns (Kida the Great)
Celai West
Braxton Moral
Mari Copeny
Logan Guleff

TEEN CHOICE 2019 is produced by Bob Bain Productions and FOX Alternative Entertainment. Bob Bain and Ashley Edens serve as executive producers. Like TEEN CHOICE 2019 on Facebook at facebook.com/TeenChoiceAwards. Follow the action on Twitter @TeenChoiceFox and join the discussion at #teenchoice. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @teenchoicefox. Fans also are encouraged to follow @TeenChoiceFox on Twitter for the latest TEEN CHOICE 2019 news, including voting and announcements of the host(s), performers, presenters and nominees.

2019 Teen Choice Awards: Lucy Hale, David Dobrik named as co-hosts; Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers get special prizes

July 29, 2019

The following is a compilation of press releases from Fox:

Actress, producer, singer and seven-time Teen Choice winner Lucy Hale will host Teen Choice 2019, with digital star and TV personality David Dobrik serving as co-host. Celebrating today’s hottest stars in TV, music, film and social media, the star-studded two-hour LIVE event airs, for the first time in Teen Choice history, from Hermosa Beach, CA, on Sunday, August 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX.

Additionally, Grammy Award-nominated band OneRepublic will perform their single, “Rescue Me,” along with a medley of other hit songs. Multi-Platinum Pop/R&B sensation Bazzi will perform his summer anthem, “Paradise”; TrailerTrap artist Blanco Brown will perform his chart-topping song, “The Git Up”; pop singer Mabel will perform her hit single, “Don’t Call Me Up”; and Jordan McGraw, with special guest Sarah Hyland, will debut “Met at a Party.” Latin pop boy band CNCO and U.K. pop singer and Teen Choice nominee HRVY will perform, as well. Fans also should expect a special appearance by rapper Lil Nas X.

Ten-time Grammy Award-winning global superstar Taylor Swift will be honored at Teen Choice 2019 with the first-ever Icon Award. The star-studded two-hour LIVE event airs, for the first time in Teen Choice history, from Hermosa Beach, CA, on Sunday, Aug. 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX.

As one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with more than 50 million albums sold, Taylor Swift is a pop culture icon whose accolades and achievements go beyond topping music charts and selling out stadiums worldwide. Swift is also one of today’s biggest social influencers, using her voice and platform to inspire and create positive change.

Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers will be honored at Teen Choice 2019 with the highly coveted Decade Award, which celebrates the group’s evolution over the past 10 years.

With five studio albums and more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, the Jonas Brothers recently reunited to release their first album in ten years, “Happiness Begins,” cementing their global pop star status.

Also scheduled to appear at the all-star event: “L.A.’s Finest” star and Teen Choice nominee Gabrielle Union,  WWE Divas Champions The Bella Twins, “Avengers: Endgame” star and Teen Choice nominee Robert Downey Jr., Choice Action TV Actress nominee and “L.A.’s Finest” star Jessica Alba, “The Act” star Joey King, singer Madison Beer, “Good Trouble” star and Choice Drama TV Actress nominee Maia Mitchell, singer/songwriter Lauren Jauregui, “Marvel’s Runaways” actor Gregg Sulkin, Choice Action TV Actor nominee and “The Flash” star Grant Gustin, ten-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown, Teen Choice nominee and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” star Noah Centineo and “Fuller House” actress Candace Cameron Bure, as well as “Fuller House” executive producer John Stamos.

Tickets for Teen Choice 2019 at Hermosa Beach are free and open to the general public, and can be found here. See site for additional terms and conditions. Space is limited.

About Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale has captured the attention of millions through her dynamic on-screen performances in some of the most buzzed-about projects in film and television. Hale will next star as the titular character in the highly anticipated series “Katy Keene.” The series, a “Riverdale” spinoff based on the “Archie” comics characters, is set to premiere midseason. Additional upcoming projects include the romantic comedy “The Hating Game,” Blumhouse Production’s “Fantasy Island,” “Big Gold Brick” and “Son Of The South.” Most recently, Hale starred in the drama series “Life Sentence.” Last spring, she starred in the thriller “Truth or Dare,” one of Blumhouse’s most profitable features to date. The smash-hit series “Pretty Little Liars” premiered in 2010, launching Hale into stardom and winning her a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Actress, seven TEEN CHOICE Awards for Choice TV Actress/Star and the 2013 Gracie Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Rising Star.

About David Dobrik

David Dobrik has mastered the concept of quick-cut, viral content with more than 5.2 billion views and more than 13 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. With his widely popular social media presence and podcast, VIEWS, Dobrik has elevated himself into international stardom. Dobrik will next star, alongside co-judges Ciara and Debbie Gibson, in Nickelodeon’s newest series, “America’s Most Musical Family,” premiering this fall. Dobrik has won Shorty Awards for Vlogger of the Year, Breakout Creator, YouTube Ensemble and Podcast. He’s a two-time Streamy Awards winner and, in 2019, he took home the Kids Choice Award for Social Star.

TEEN CHOICE 2019 is produced by Bob Bain Productions and FOX Alternative Entertainment. Bob Bain and Ashley Edens serve as executive producers. Like TEEN CHOICE 2019 on Facebook at facebook.com/TeenChoiceAwards. Follow the action on Twitter @TeenChoiceFox and join the discussion at #teenchoice. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @teenchoicefox. Fans also are encouraged to follow @TeenChoiceFox on Twitter for the latest TEEN CHOICE 2019 news, including voting and announcements of the host(s), performers, presenters and nominees.