Friday, April 19, 2024

Creative Arts Emmys Scandal: “Chip n Dale” Animated Film Beats Barry Levinson’s “The Survivor” for Outstanding TV Movie


You think it’s already a weird world and this happens.

Barry Levinson‘s brilliant film, “The Survivor,” starring Ben Foster LOST at the Creative Arts Emmys tonight. It was nominated for Oustanding TV Movie of 2021-22.

The winner? “Chip n Dale: Rescue Rangers,” a hybrid animated film for Disney Plus voiced by Andy Samberg and John Mulaney.

Yes, this really happened, “The Survivor” was originally intended for theatrical release. But then the pandemic happened and it moved to HBO.

These two endeavors should never, ever have been in the same category for anything. “The Survivor” is a work of art. “Chip n Dale” is a goof from the Lonely Planet group.

Also at Sunday’s second night Creative Arts Emmys: Nathan Lane finally won his Emmy, for guest starring as Teddy Dimas in the comedy, “Only Murders in the Building.” Another Broadway vet, Laurie Metcalf, won Best Guest Actress in a Comedy for her work in “Hacks.”

Dramatic guest star winners were Lee You-Mi, Best Actress, “Squid Game”; and Colman Domingo, Best Actor, “Euphoria.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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