Once a sort of consolation prize for those who couldn’t find “real” work in film, Emmy has lost her second-class status. TV now represents some of the best that Hollywood has to offer and an Emmy on the mantel is a new status symbol in La La Land, Michael Storey writes in Tuesday's Style section.
Times changed and TV picked up the slack.
Oscar winner (and Hot Springs native) Billy Bob Thornton, up for a Best Actor Emmy for his recent role in the FX miniseries Fargo, told the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in January, “When I was coming up, if you went to television from film it meant something was wrong. Now it’s the opposite. Now it has a cachet, and actors are clamoring to get on television because it’s a place we can do the things we were doing in movies.”
Read Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more.