Daily News Roundup

September 18, 2018

Tuesday, September 18

Emmys 2018: The winners

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

  • Sara Bareilles (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert)
  • Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
  • Judith Light (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
  • Adina Porter (American Horror Story: Cult)
  • Merritt Wever (Godless)
  • Letitia Wright (Black Museum: Black Mirror)

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

  • Jeff Daniels (Godless)
  • Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert)
  • John Leguizamo (Waco)
  • Ricky Martin (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
  • Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
  • Michael Stuhlbarg (The Looming Tower)
  • Finn Wittrock (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

  • Jessica Biel (The Sinner)
  • Laura Dern (The Tale)
  • Michelle Dockery (Godless)
  • Edie Falco (Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders)
  • Regina King (Seven Seconds)
  • Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Cult)

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

  • Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso)
  • Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose)
  • Jeff Daniels (The Looming Tower)
  • John Legend (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert)
  • Jesse Plemons (USS Callister: Black Mirror)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones)
  • Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
  • Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • David Harbour (Stranger Things)
  • Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
  • Matt Smith (The Crown)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

  • Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
  • Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
  • Vanessa Kirby (The Crown)
  • Thandie Newton (Westworld)
  • Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Best Actor in a Drama Series:

  • Jason Bateman (Ozark)
  • Sterling K Brown (This Is Us)
  • Ed Harris (Westworld)
  • Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
  • Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)
  • Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Best Actress in a Drama Series:

  • Claire Foy (The Crown)
  • Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
  • Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
  • Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
  • Keri Russell (The Americans)
  • Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)

Best Comedy Series:

  • Atlanta
  • Barry
  • black-ish
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • GLOW
  • The Marvellous Mrs Maisel
  • Silicon Valley
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Best Drama Series:

  • The Americans
  • The Crown
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Stranger Things
  • This Is Us
  • Westworld

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Elon Musk sued for calling Thai cave rescuer Vernon Unsworth a paedophile

Tech billionaire Elon Musk has been sued for defamation for suggesting that a British cave diver who helped save 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thailand cave in July was a paedophile and child rapist.

Vernon Unsworth sued over Mr Musk’s reference to him in a July 15 tweet as a “pedo guy”, a comment for which Mr Musk later apologised.

The suit also claims that the chief executive of tech giant Tesla called Mr Unsworth a child rapist and sex trafficker in an August 30 email to BuzzFeed News.

Tesla did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Mr Musk and the company.

The complaint filed in the US District Court in Los Angeles seeks at least $105,000 in compensatory damages, plus unspecified punitive damages.

The case adds to a slew of litigation against Mr Musk, including over his running of Tesla, which the billionaire has said caused him severe stress.

Mr Unsworth became a target for Mr Musk after cave rescuers rejected Mr Musk’s offer of a mini-submarine created by his rocket company SpaceX to rescue the soccer players and coach, who were finally freed after 18 days in the cave on July 10.

Though Mr Unsworth told CNN three days later that Mr Musk’s offer was a “PR stunt” that had no chance of working and that he could “stick his submarine where it hurts”, he said that did not justify Mr Musk’s use of Twitter and the media to defame him.

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Hurricane Florence: More days of flooding ahead for Carolinas and surrounding states

The remnants of deadly Hurricane Florence have brought more misery to the waterlogged Carolinas, with persistent heavy rain and the growing threat from swollen rivers prompting officials to warn the worst was still no over.

Florence was a tropical depression on Monday with maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometres per hour as it headed through Virginia and towards New England.

With the rain and winds headed north, some residents in North and South Carolina started to return to their homes as the sun peeked through the clouds briefly for the first time in days.

Tens of thousands of houses have been damaged, but for many parts of the Carolinas, “the worst is yet to come” as river levels rise to historic levels, said Zach Taylor, a meteorologist with the US National Weather Service (NWS).

“The soil is soaked and can’t absorb any more rain so that water has to go somewhere, unfortunately,” he said, adding that the rivers would start to crest on Monday (local time).

Flash floods, landslide warnings and “prolonged significant river flooding” throughout the region will continue for the next few days, the NWS said. Flash flood watches extended all the way to Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and southern New England.

The coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina, remained cut off by flood waters early on Monday.

Authorities said the number of deaths tied to Florence had risen to at least 32, the bulk of them in North Carolina.

Rescue teams searched overnight for a 1-year-old boy swept away outside Charlotte, North Carolina, after rushing water pushed his mother’s car off the road, the Union County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.

The mother had driven around barricades on a closed stretch of road, the post said.

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