Thursday, July 13, 2023

Update on Jeopardy!

 Jennings and Bialik both nominated for Primetime Emmy

Congratulations to Jeopardy! hosts Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik.  Both have been nominated for a 2023 Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Game Show Host.  They will be competing against Steve Harvey of Family Feud, Keke Palmer of Password and Pat Sajak of Wheel of Fortune.  Outstanding Game Show Host is a new category for the Primetime Emmy Awards,  Until now, the  category has been a part of the Daytime Emmys.

This is first time Ken Jennings, a former Jeopardy! champion, has been nominated for an Emmy. He is renowned for being the highest-earning contestant on the popular quiz show.  Mayim Bialik has already received four nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory.  However, she has never won the award.  Since July 2022, Jennings and Bialik the two have shared hosting duties on Jeopardy!

Ken Jennings

Mayim Bialik

The 75th Emmys are scheduled to be broadcast live on September 18th at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.  However, the ceremonies may have to be postponed due to the ongoing Hollywood writers' strike.  The Daytime Emmys have already been postponed until the strike is resolved.  As of this writing, the situation doesn't look too promising.

Mayim Bialik walked off the set of Jeopardy! in support of the Writers' Guild of America (WGA when it went on strike in early May. (Ken Jennings, who is not an actor,  has been the sole host since Mayim walked off0.

Talks between the SAG-ACTRA actors union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMTP) reached an impasse on Wednesday night when an agreement on a new contract could not be reached. SAG-ACTRA announced that its negotiators had unanimously recommended a strike after the breakdown of labour talks with the Hollywood studios.  SAG-AFTRA will meet today to formerly vote on a strike.  If a strike is approved, then actors will  join writers on the picket line.  This would mark the first time since 1960 that both the writers and actors have been on strike simultaneously.  It is interesting to note that 63 years ago, former U.S. president Ronald Reagan led the Screen Actors Guild.(SAG). Stay updated with breaking celebrity news, old and current television shows or old television shows news by reading TV Banter Blogs.

- Joanne

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