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71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Exclusively on Foxtel Monday, September 23 from 10.00am LIVE on FOX8 and streaming on Foxtel

Media Release: Wednesday July 17, 2019

71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Exclusively on Foxtel

Monday, September 23 from 10.00am
LIVE on FOX8 and streaming on Foxtel

Foxtel has again established its place as the home of the world’s best drama and entertainment content with the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations announced overnight.

Following its epic finale season this year, Game of Thrones (FOX SHOWCASE) is leading the pack with a huge 32 nominations, the most for any program in a single season, which includes 10 nominations for cast contributions across five performer categories. Kit Harington has been nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Emilia Clarke, Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Over its eight-season run, the series has received a total of 161 nominations.

One of the most talked about and compelling new series this year, Chernobyl (FOX SHOWCASE) scored 19 nominations, including Jared Harris for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Another standout, the biographical drama series Fosse/Verdon (FOX SHOWCASE) scored 17 nominations, which included Sam Rockwell for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and Michelle Williams for Lead Actress.

Long running comedy series Saturday Night Live (The Comedy Channel) scored 18 nominations including Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, Adam Sandler and John Mulaney for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series and Emma Thompson and Sandra Oh for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. An additional comedy standout was Barry (FOX SHOWCASE) picking up 17 nominations.

The groundbreaking and history-making series Pose (FOX SHOWCASE) was awarded a nomination in the Outstanding Drama Series category, and its star Billy Porter was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Also nominated for Outstanding Drama Series is Succession (FOX SHOWCASE) and Game of Thrones.

Comedy favourites Barry (FOX SHOWCASE) and Veep (FOX SHOWCASE) were nominated again this year for Outstanding Comedy Series. Bill Hader has been nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Barry) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Veep).

Amy Adams was awarded a nomination for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in the confronting series Sharp Objects (FOX SHOWCASE) as well as Patricia Clarkson as Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Newcomer Joey King was nominated as Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for The Act (FOX SHOWCASE) with Patricia Arquette awarded a nomination for Supporting Actress.

Special nomination nods also went to Jessica Lange for Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her chilling role on American Horror Story: Apocalypse (FOX SHOWCASE) and Laverne Cox for Orange Is the New Black (FOX SHOWCASE).

Foxtel shows account for a total of 217 Primetime Emmy nominations across its Drama, Comedy, Entertainment, Factual and Kids channels. The 2019 Emmy Awards honour television’s highest achievements in artistic endeavours and feature a multitude of titles which are exclusive to Foxtel’s Australian subscribers.

The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast LIVE and exclusively on Foxtel’s FOX8 channel direct from Los Angeles on Monday September 23 at 10am. The telecast will also be available to stream on Foxtel.

Also, on Monday September 23, E! Channel will broadcast its E! Live from the Red Carpet: The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards special from 8am LIVE.

Watch the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards LIVE on FOX8 and streaming on Foxtel from 10am on Monday September 23.

For the complete list of nominations and up to the minute news and information visit: http://www.emmys.com/downloads.

-Brad

Foxtel Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing


Foxtel Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Stream now on Foxtel, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now

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It is 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission launch and man’s first steps on the Moon on July 21, 1969 – a moment that changed history forever. Nearly six hundred million people had their eyes glued to their televisions as astronaut Neil Armstrong was about to make one of mankind’s oldest dreams come true. To mark this golden anniversary, Foxtel will pay tribute on its Movies and Factual channels to the men and women who turned science fiction into science fact in that iconic moment when the phrase “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” was uttered.

Throughout July and streaming On Demand, Foxtel will host a slate of new and commemorative factual programming across its HISTORY, Discovery, Discovery Science, National Geographic and BBC Knowledge channels.

Foxtel Movies will also honour one of man’s greatest space achievements with a 50th ANNIVERSARY MOON LANDING MOVIE EVENT featuring First Man, Gravity, Moon, Space Cowboys, Geostorm, The Martian, Europa Report, Sunshine, Apollo 13, Interstellar, The Right Stuff (1983), 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Solaris (2002). Foxtel Movies subscribers can stream the collection of space exploration movies on FoxFlicks or watch them back to back on Foxtel Movies MORE (410) over the entire weekend from 6am on Saturday July 20.

The month long celebration of the Moon Landing includes HISTORY’s Australian Premiere titles Apollo’s Moon Shot, Battle for the Moon: From Sputnik to Apollo, Moon Landing: World’s Greatest Hoax?, Moon Landing: The Lost Tapes and many more space specials. National Geographic will launch their programming event with the two-hour feature documentary Apollo: Mission to the Moon on July 15 with other titles across the week including The Armstrong Tapes, Apollo 8: The Mission that Changed the World and more.

Discovery Science offers a star-studded array of premieres featuring Apollo: The Forgotten Films (simulcast on Discovery), Return to the Moon: Seconds to Arrival, and Confessions From Space. Also, on the line-up of cosmological content is the premiere series, Truth Behind The Moon Landing, Living Universe and the returning premiere seasons of NASA’s Unexplained Files, UFO’s The Lost Evidence, Strip The Cosmos and How The Universe Works.

More to stream in this July’s extensive Moon Landing line-up also includes acclaimed BBC Knowledge titles Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes? plus two Professor Brian Cox series, Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe.

A comprehensive list of the key factual programming premiering as part of Foxtel’s Moon Month is in the attached media release.

The 50th ANNIVERSARY MOON LANDING MOVIE EVENT is another ‘epic movie moment’ presented in partnership with Cadbury – the nation’s most loved chocolate brand and official sponsor of Foxtel Movies.

All National Geographic and Discovery shows are available to watch and stream for Foxtel subscribers. HISTORY, Discovery Science and BBC Knowledge shows are available to watch and stream for Foxtel Docos subscribers and Foxtel Movies More can be watched and streamed by Foxtel Movies subscribers in HD. All On Demand titles can be streamed via internet connected iQ3 and iQ4 boxes, on devices with Foxtel Go, and via Foxtel Now. The iQ4 is Foxtel’s most advanced streaming set top box, designed with smarter features to make finding and streaming your Foxtel favourites easier than ever, while also delivering Foxtel’s dedicated 4K channel to subscribers with a compatible 4K TV.

For more information, please visit foxtel.com.au

-Brad

Foxtel stars to attend the 61st TV WEEK Logie Awards with a record 20 nominations

Media Release: Friday June 28, 2019

Foxtel stars to attend the
61st TV WEEK Logie Awards
with a record 20 nominations

With a record 20 nominations, a star-studded Foxtel contingent will join the celebrations of the TV WEEK Logie Awards this Sunday at The Star on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

The Wentworth cast will walk the red carpet with nominees Leah Purcell (Most Outstanding Actress), Robbie Magasiva (Most Outstanding Actor), Celia Ireland (Most Outstanding Supporting Actress), and Bernard Curry (Most Outstanding Supporting Actor) joined by Susie Porter, Kate Atkinson, Katrina Milosevic, Tammy MacIntosh, Kate Jenkinson, Rarriwuy Hick, and Jacquie Brennan.

Wentworth, currently in its seventh series on FOX SHOWCASE, is also in the running for both the Most Outstanding Drama Series and Most Popular Drama Program. The internationally celebrated drama made history last year when it was the first to win both awards.

Marta Dusseldorp (Most Popular Actress) and Frankie J. Holden (Most Outstanding Supporting Actor) will represent the much-loved A Place To Call Home, which was fondly farewelled with its sixth season in 2018.

Secret City: Under The Eagle’s Danielle Cormack, a nominee for Most Outstanding Actress, will be supported by castmates Rob Collins and Sacha Horler with the second season of the series up for Most Outstanding Drama. The political drama’s first season won two Logie Awards in 2017.

Fighting Season’s Ewen Leslie (Most Outstanding Supporting Actor) will also be there. Unable to attend due to filming commitments are fellow Most Outstanding Actor nominees Fighting Season’s Jay Ryan and Mr Inbetween’s Scott Ryan.

Essie Davis and Sam Reid, stars of Lambs of God, will be there ahead of the Foxtel Original drama’s premiere on FOX SHOWCASE on Sunday, July 21 at 8:30pm with a movie-length double-episode.

The Selling Houses Australia trio – Andrew Winter, Shaynna Blaze, and Charlie Albone – will attend with the program up for Most Popular Lifestyle Program.

Sam Neill will be at the awards with the documentary series The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill nominated for Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program. Ron Iddles – often referred to as the best homicide detective Australia has ever known – will also attend with Ron Iddles: The Good Cop vying for the same award.

David Speers will attend with SKY NEWS a nominee for Most Outstanding News Coverage for its reporting on the Liberal Leadership Spill.

FOX SPORTS will be represented by Yvonne Sampson, Jessica Yates, Sarah Jones, Adam Gilchrist and Brendon Julian, with its cricket coverage (Australia v India – Second Test Match in Perth) nominated for Most Outstanding Sports Coverage.

Foxtel’s nominations also include three-time Logie Award-winning Gogglebox Australia for both Most Popular Entertainment Program (the award it won in 2018) and Most Outstanding Entertainment Program.

The 61st TV WEEK Logie Awards will take place for the second time at The Star on Queensland’s Gold Coast this Sunday, June 30.

Foxtel’s nominations include:

Most Popular Actress
Marta Dusseldorp (A Place To Call Home)

Most Popular Drama Program
Wentworth

Most Popular Entertainment Program
Gogglebox Australia

Most Popular Lifestyle Program
Selling Houses Australia

Most Outstanding Drama Series
Secret City: Under the Eagle
Wentworth

Most Outstanding Actor
Jay Ryan (Sean ‘Speedo’ Collins, Fighting Season)
Robbie Magasiva (Will Jackson, Wentworth)
Scott Ryan (Ray Shoesmith, Mr Inbetween)

Most Outstanding Actress
Danielle Cormack (Karen Koutoufides, Secret City: Under the Eagle)
Leah Purcell (Rita Connors, Wentworth)

Most Outstanding Supporting Actor
Bernard Curry (Jake Stewart, Wentworth)
Ewen Leslie (Ted Nordenfelt, Fighting Season)
Frankie J. Holden (Roy Briggs, A Place To Call Home)

Most Outstanding Supporting Actress
Celia Ireland (Liz Birdsworth, Wentworth)

Most Outstanding Entertainment Program
Gogglebox Australia

Most Outstanding Sports Coverage
Australia v India (Second Test Match in Perth)

Most Outstanding News Coverage Or Public Affairs Report
Liberal Leadership Spill – Sky News

Most Outstanding Factual Or Documentary Program
Ron Iddles: The Good Cop
The Pacific – In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill

For a full list of all nominees for the 61st TV WEEK Logie Awards, head to:
www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au.

-brad

Foxtel commissions new four-part series with the Barefoot Investor Money School

Media Release: Monday June 24, 2019

Foxtel commissions new four-part series with the Barefoot Investor

Money School

Foxtel and Screen Australia announced today a new four-part documentary series from producer Essential Media with best-selling author and media commentator Scott Pape, aka the Barefoot Investor – Money School.

Premiering on Foxtel in early 2020, Money School follows behind the scenes as Scott launches a financial revolution that he hopes will change the nation – starting with kids in school.

Scott has created a brand-new money education program for primary and secondary schools, based on his best-selling books, which he hopes to eventually roll out to every school in Australia – beginning with a number of pilot schools this year.

The Barefoot Money Movement has received an overwhelming response since its launch in May, with 8991 principals and teachers supporting the initiative, and over 2000 schools, or one in five of all Australian schools, applying to be part of the program.

Scott Pape said: “Kids spend a total of around 2,300 days at school. Yet not even one of those days is dedicated to teaching them essential money skills. Debt is tearing families and communities apart – a quarter of the nation can’t repay their credit cards, and a million homeowners are under stress. It’s clear that money education needs to be better.

“Too many Australians don’t have the skills to pay the bills. Most of us had to learn these skills the hard way, because we were never taught them in school. Our kids deserve better. My goal is that by teaching the kids, we help their parents too. And when we help parents, we can change the nation.”

Wendy Moore, Foxtel Group General Manager, Lifestyle, said: “It’s incredibly rewarding for the Lifestyle team to be working with Scott to capture such a fabulous, positive movement that literally starts from the ground up. That we can take this knowledge to such a wide audience is so powerful, and the fact that it is so authentically Australian makes it a perfect project for our audience.”

Money School is produced by Essential Media exclusively for Foxtel, with principal production investment from Screen Australia.

Head of Documentary at Screen Australia, Bernadine Lim, said: “Culturally we can be hesitant to talk about our personal finance, so the premise of this documentary stood out to us as a unique opportunity to explore a touchy subject. Coupled with the fact Essential Media have a proven track record in delivering insightful Australian content that is highly accessible, Money School will definitely be one to watch.”

Well-known and respected by Australian audiences, Pape’s refreshingly real approach to money aims for financial control and security whatever your stage in life. A former investment advisor, his first book, The Barefoot Investor – The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need, has sold 1.6 million copies and is the highest-selling non-fiction book of the last 20 years in Australia. In September 2018 he released the follow up, The Barefoot Investor for Families which broke the record for first-week sales of non-fiction in Australia.

Money School is currently in production and will premiere on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel early next year.

-Brad

Hell Hath No Fury Meet the women of chilling new Australian drama Lambs of God What’s inside the July issue of Foxtel magazine?


Hell Hath No Fury
Meet the women of chilling new Australian drama Lambs of God

What’s inside the July issue of Foxtel magazine?

The wind is howling and it’s bitterly cold when Foxtel magazine visits the Blue Mountains set of Foxtel Original drama Lambs of God. Within minutes, the heavens open, which only adds to the eeriness.

In the heart of Mount Wilson, we find the most magnificent, perfectly aged monastery ruins, complete with lush gardens overflowing with vegetables. It’s mind-boggling to think that it was purpose-built for the visually stunning four-part drama – a twisted fairytale based on the book by Marele Day – making its debut on FOX SHOWCASE this month. Foxtel magazine’s cover star Essie Davis is almost unrecognisable, sporting an unflattering wig and a single spooky white contact lens as the mysterious, partially blind Sister Iphigenia. “I always like playing a character that I don’t feel like I’ve played before,” she explains, adding: “Initially, we were going to shave off my hair and it was all going to be really good fun! But because of what I have coming up next, we ended up with these [wigs] with all our hair shoved up under it.”

Currently wowing in her Emmy-winning role as Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid’s Tale, Ann Dowd was the only person considered to play Sister Margarita, so producers were beyond excited when she finally signed on. “I read [the script] and it was so intriguing and so unusual. My only hang-up was to be away from my family,” New York-based Dowd explains, adding of Margarita: “She was very, very intriguing. Some characters, you get a sense pretty quickly of who they are. Others, you really have to spend time with. This is one of the latter.” The full article from page 10.

The ‘Lawyer X’ saga has it all. From the underbelly of Melbourne, the tale of the double-crossing barrister unmasked as Nicola Gobbo earlier this year is “the biggest legal scandal in Australian history”, says seasoned news reporter Peter Stefanovic, who fronts two-part documentary Lawyer X: The Untold Story on Sky News this month. “She was a puppetmaster who very much enjoyed pulling the strings.”

This year marks two decades since Australia’s ICC Cricket World Cup triumph in the UK. With the team in England seeking to repeat that feat as the current competition ends, Darren Lehmann – who hit the winning runs in 1999 – reflects on his role in sporting history. “We really won on the back of Shane Warne and Steve Waugh,” he says. “They played amazingly – Steve played superbly to get that hundred against South Africa, and then Shane took over in the semifinal and final. To go undefeated in World Cups over more than 10 years is really unbelievable.”

Foxtel Magazine July Issue hits Australian subscriber homes from this week,

-Brad

Grand Designs Australia Season 8 It’s always impossible… until it’s done

MEDIA RELEASE: Tuesday June 18, 2019

Grand Designs Australia Season 8

It’s always impossible… until it’s done

Stream new episodes every week or watch on Lifestyle

Starts Wednesday, July 17 at 8.30pm AEST

In one of the most inspiring series to date, host and multi award-winning architect Peter Maddison is back with the long awaited eighth series of Grand Designs Australia. This season, Peter follows 10 new homeowners – all driven visionaries with a dream to change their lives and Australia’s architectural landscape forever.

The backdrops are as varied as they are stunning, as Peter travels from Victoria’s bush ranger country near Euroa where the dry earth is punctuated by huge granite boulders, to prime land on Sydney’s northern beaches where sloping blocks pose blistering challenges for two very different owner builders.

One such builder is Stephen Mallinger who has spent the last 15 years at the helm of his own construction company building homes for other people. Now he is expanding his repertoire and finally building his own home – and it’s a grand one. Set in the Northern Beaches suburb of Curl Curl, architect Andrew Donaldson’s unorthodox design comprises four split-level terraced pods which follow the natural contours of the sandstone cliff. The spectacularly steep site adds complexity to an already difficult project, but rather than shy away from the challenge both Stephen and the design take advantage of the natural surroundings – and the effect is inspired.

In the popular Byron hinterland, a young family is building an anti-mansion – a house with a neat footprint which fully values every last square metre. But it’s a proud Tasmanian travel writer that truly tests the principals of the small house movement, by creating a petite 40 square metre pod house providing all she needs and nothing more.

Travelling on to South Australia, Queensland and the ACT, Peter Maddison showcases as many eccentric and unique grand designs as modern masterpieces. Australia has never looked better in this exciting new series.

Grand Designs Australia is produced by FremantleMedia Australia exclusively for Foxtel and will be available to stream every week or watch on the Lifestyle Channel from Wednesday, July 17 at 8.30pm AEST.

-Brad

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