Rebels gets 3 Emmy nods for final season

Star Wars Rebels has been nominated for three Emmys for the show’s fourth and final season: Children’s Program, Sound Editing, and a Music Composition nod for Kevin Kiner.

The show was nominated for Children’s Program last year as well, but lost to Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas.

Game of Thrones has the most nominations this year, with 22, though nothing for Star Wars alumni Emilia Clarke, who submitted in the lead actress category this year.

Donald Glover’s Atlanta got writing, directing and lead acting nod for him, and the show is up for comedy series. He also got a guest actor nod for Saturday Night Live. Laura Dern (for The Take) and Thandie Newton (for Westworld) also got nods in lead and supporting actress categories, respectively.

Thandie Newton’s Star Wars dress wins on Solo red carpet at Cannes

Solo may not be up for any prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, but Thandie Newton is winning with what seems to be – at least among geek circles – the most talked-about dress. Her look for the Solo red carpet was a custom Vivienne Westwood with fabric featuring the action figures of the black characters of the franchise. (Newton is the first black woman to have a major role.) The action figures – photographed by Christian Högstedt – are from Newton’s own collection. They’re layered over Westwood’s ‘Absence of Roses’ print. See more photos of the dress at Red Carpet Fashion Awards!

As for the film itself, it received a three-minute standing ovation from the Cannes crowd.

Fashion bloggers Tom & Lorenzo have eben more pictures, and call getting this dress made “just about the most badass nerd move of all time”.

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Donald Glover is everywhere, debuts new music in first turn on SNL

Donald Glover hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time last night and appeared in nearly every sketch. His monologue revolved around his pre-fame auditions for the show. The Star Wars highlight was his turn in ‘Lando’s Summit’, which points out how few black people there are in the franchise (and, by extension, on Saturday Night Live itself).

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Solo’s Alden Ehrenreich signed for 3 films – but that doesn’t mean sequels

Lucasfilm has Solo star Alden Ehrenreich signed up for three films, he confirmed to Esquire.

We first heard this back in 2016 – and no one was particularly shocked by it then. Signing up your stars for multiple films is pretty standard when you’re dealing with big franchises like Star Wars, even in the (now rare) cases where sequels aren’t planned. I don’t think this means that Solo sequels are a given, but it does give Lucasfilm the option.

(And yes, I’d be shocked if Donald Glover doesn’t have the same stipulation in his contract – and Lando, I think, is a far more likely avenue for a Solo “sequel.”)

Meanwhile, here’s the full Ehrenreich profile from Esquire, where he addresses the Phil Lord and Christopher Miller situation – and says it’s not true that he approached higher-ups about them.