The Emmy nominations were announced this morning (July 16) and we have some awesome news! Kate McKinnon has been nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live. She shares the category with Sarah Goldberg, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Betty Gilpin, Marin Hinkle, Alex Borstein, and Anna Chlumsky. SNL has also been nominated for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. Congratulations on the nomination, Kate!
The Hollywood Reporter put together their second annual list of The 40 Most Powerful People in Comedy and Kate is in it. Read what they wrote about her below:
On SNL, McKinnon, 35, is the undisputed MVP, known for her impersonations of Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Jeff Sessions and Kellyanne Conway. Outside of SNL, McKinnon’s career continues to crackle; she’s tackling shamed Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s The Dropout. McKinnon recalls Sandler’s song tribute to Farley: “We all stood together and wept watching. It felt like a celebration of their friendship, and of the love-you- forever kind of friendships I’m lucky enough to have at SNL.”Source: The Hollywood Reporter
One of Kate’s latest films ‘Family‘ is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The DVD is set to be released on July 16, 2019. Many thanks to @holtzylover for the heads-up.
And also thanks to Amazon, we have a new production still from the movie and the back cover of the DVD, which you can now find in the photo gallery!
Today, during the Hulu ‘19 Presentation at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in NYC, Kate McKinnon announced her new limited series ‘The Dropout‘. She will star as Elizabeth Holmes as well as executive produce the show. You can watch the video of her announcement below and check out photos from the event in our gallery!
Hulu Greenlights Limited Series The Dropout, Starring Kate McKinnon as Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes
Today, the company confirmed an order for The Dropout, a limited series executive produced and starring Kate McKinnon, inspired by the ABC News podcast on the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos. The series will explore what caused the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire, once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs,” to lose everything in the blink of an eye. Along with McKinnon, executive producers on the limited series include the producing team behind the ABC News podcast, host and Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent for ABC News Rebecca Jarvis, Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson. The series comes to Hulu from Fox Searchlight Television and is the studio’s first project since announcing the creation of the television division in April 2018.Source: Hulu
Kate McKinnon is set to play Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s upcoming series based on ABC’s podcast “The Dropout.”— Ethan Kraft (@ethan_kraft) May 1, 2019
McKinnon talked about the show and the role at Hulu’s upfronts earlier today: “We’ve seen the turtlenecks, we’ve heard the voice, we LOVE IT!” pic.twitter.com/uP9HVwvFjy
According to Deadline, Kate will be starring as Elizabeth Holmes in a new limited series called ‘The Dropout‘ for Hulu. She will also serve as executive producer and the show is expected to have 6 to 10 episodes. Learn more about Kate’s new project below!
EXCLUSIVE: Exactly one year after Fox Searchlight launched a television division, the company has landed its first series order. I have learned that Hulu is closing a deal for The Dropout, a limited series starring and executive produced by Kate McKinnon based on ABC News/ABC Radio’s podcast about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos.
Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live star McKinnon will play the disgraced wunderkind entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes and will executive produce the limited drama series, whose length is expected to be between 6-10 episodes.
She executive produces with the ABC News trio behind the The Dropout podcast: host /creator Rebecca Jarvis, who is ABC News chief business, technology and economics correspondent, and producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson.
The project marks a collaboration among three companies under the recently expanded Disney umbrella following the $71.3 billion acquisition of key Fox assets, including Fox Searchlight and 21st Century Fox’s 30% stake in Hulu. Fox Searchlight, ABC News and ABC Radio are now corporate siblings at Disney, which also owns a controlling 60% interest in Hulu.
The Dropout launched as a podcast in late January and was turned into a two-hour documentary that aired on ABC News’ 20/20 in March.
Kate McKinnon is participating in a new Red Nose fundraiser called ‘Joke-ha-