As a busy week wraps up in Hollywood, we thought we'd fill you in on a few of the goings-on around town:
Bo Burnham: Inside
We just learned that Bo Burnham will be getting a much-needed night out on the town after being stuck inside for a long, long time. His quarantine Netflix special, Bo Burnham: Inside, will take the unusual step of playing in theaters after debuting on a streaming service. If you’re interested in seeing it on the big screen, plan ahead: many of the shows during its limited July 22-25 run have already sold out, an impressive feat for a movie that’s available right now at home.
The Oscars might… win an Emmy? It’s a bit of a head scratcher. But because movies' biggest night is broadcast on TV, the Oscars are technically eligible for Emmy recognition. In the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) category, that’s happened quite often—the show has been nominated every year since 2007.
A quick skim of this week’s newly announced Emmy noms reveal that the telecast producers aren’t the only ones with ties to this year’s Oscars. Winners, nominees, and shortlisted movies are all over the list: Daniel Kaluuya (for hosting SNL this spring), Anthony Hopkins (for narrating Mythic Quest), Olivia Colman (for her role as Queen Elizabeth on The Crown), and Leslie Odom Jr. (for bringing Aaron Burr to life in Hamilton) as well as exceptional documentaries like Boys State, Dick Johnson Is Dead, 76 Days, and Welcome to Chechnya. We’re staying tuned—the winners won’t be announced until the Emmys in mid-September.