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Emmys 2020: Lead Actor Contenders – June 17, 2020

Worthy of Emmy Attention

by Danielle Turchiano | Variety | June 17, 2020

Variety shines a spotlight on some male drama, comedy, limited series and TV movie performers worthy of Emmy attention this year.

Damian Lewis

“Billions”

“[To] Know the story you’re telling is an essential thing for every young actor to know. You can’t be liked in every role. You do things which are ambivalent. You have to know what part of the story you are there to fulfill. If you’re playing the a–hole, you’re going to have to be the a–hole. Don’t try to be liked because, ‘excuse the story.’”

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Emmys 2020 Exclusive – April 14, 2020

Showtime Categories for All Eligible Shows

by Chris Beachum | Gold Derby | April 14, 2020

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Showtime.

Below, the list of Showtime lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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Drama Series
Drama Actor – Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis
Drama Supporting Actor – Kelly AuCoin, David Constabile, Jeffrey DeMunn, Asia Kate Dillon, Dan Soder, Corey Stoll
Drama Supporting Actress – Condola Rashad, Maggie Siff
Drama Guest Actor – Mike Birbiglia, Glenn Fleshler, Terry Kinney, Toby Leonard Moore, Rob Morrow
Drama Guest Actress – Roma Maffia, Julianna Margulies

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Damian Makes 2020’s London Power 100 List – March 10, 2020

Damian Ranks #38 on London Power 100 List

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 10, 2020

Damian Lewis moves up in the ranks, from #46 last year to #38 this year. Congrats!

Meet the most influential people in London. The new London Power 100 was published today, which is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in London and includes a wide variety of high achievers and power players in the city and from the city of London.

From June each year, two teams of researchers begin curating and researching names for the list which are put forward to a panel of judges for consideration. This part of the process referred to as the “nominating process” is open to the public who can submit their suggestions to the judges via email.

From early November the judging panel begin scrutinizing the list and place individuals put forward in order, taking into consideration their achievements both past and present. Following which, the President of London Power 100 is advised of the final list by the middle of January. After reviewing, the list is published in March.

President Nicholas Taylor stated, “I have had the pleasure of working with and alongside many local businesses, entrepreneurs, charities and media personalities across film, music, and sport who have in some way influenced London’s landscape. It is not surprising that 2020’s list is made up of individuals who have in some way left their mark on the City, both past and present, from a broad spectrum of skill sets. Congratulations to this year’s inductees.”

Major stars such as Idris Elba, Benedict Cumberbatch, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris, Tom Hiddleston, Cara Delevingne, Letitia Wright, David Beckham, Gavin Rossdale, Rita Ora and Mo Farah joined veteran Londoners Sir Michael Caine, Dame Helen Mirren, and Dame Joan Collins on the list, which also features royalty like Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Charles, Prince of Wales, along with politicians, restaurateurs and business leaders.

Newcomers include British billionaire S. P. Hinduja, singer Harry Styles and Tottenham MP David Lammy whilst Dragons’ Den tycoon Tej Lalvani and West Ham United Football Club’s CEO Baroness Karren Brady all made a debut on the list.

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Billions Has Become a Critics’ Darling – March 4, 2020

When Will Emmy Voters Notice?

by Greg Braxton | LA Times | March 3, 2020

“Billions,” Showtime’s acclaimed drama about the cutthroat world of New York finance and politics, is about to launch its fifth season in May, just in time to catch the wave of an election season in which two billionaires are running for president.

But although real-life billionaire Mark Cuban has made a few appearances on the show playing himself, don’t expect President Donald Trump or Democratic candidate Mike Bloomberg to make any cameos during the upcoming season. The same goes for billionaire Tom Steyer, who dropped out of the race after his largely self-financed campaign failed to catch fire in the South Carolina primary.

Not that “Billions” needs them. The series already has more than enough political intrigue and razor-sharp personal dynamics in the blood feud pitting federal government watchdog Charles “Chuck” Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) against wealthy hedge-fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis).

And producers suggest the stakes will be even higher this season with the addition to the cast of Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”) and Corey Stoll (“House of Cards”).

“There is no doubt this season features titanic figures at each other’s throat[s],” said “Billions” executive producer Brian Koppelman, who runs the series with fellow executive producer David Levien. “People are coming up against figures of equal size, which makes these conflicts life-and-death — existential.”

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