July 15, 2016 |
We're happy, OK? Two Emmy nominations, for costumes (so deserved, Terry Dresbach!) and for production design (good on, Jon Gary Steele!) for "Outlander" Season 2 on Starz. But even with seven positions instead of five for Best Drama Series, "Outlander" was still shut out in that category when the 2016 Emmy nominations were announced today. As were stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies. (Insert Gaelic expletives here.) It's not about snubs, which would imply some deliberate thought.
July 4, 2016 |
Is it that time already? The nominations for the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced July 14. Each year, we remind ourselves that the Emmys don't matter all that much - but that doesn't mean we don't like to see our favorites get an attaboy (or girl) from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Here, we present you with some names we hope Emmy voters didn't forget to include on their ballots, and we give some props to people and shows for achievements that they don't make awards for. Best Drama Now that Mad Men is over, it's time for Emmy voters to give FX's The Americans all the awards.
September 28, 2015 |
Has prime time TV finally accepted black actresses? Last week's Emmy Awards suggests it has: This year, black women were nominated for 10 Emmys, nine of which were dramatic. Three performers won, including How to Get Away with Murder star Viola Davis, who became the first black woman to win the lead actress in a drama prize. Davis' win capped a good night: Uzo Aduba won best supporting actress for her role as the hilarious, sensitive, tongue-tied Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on Netflix's Orange is the New Black , and Regina King picked up an award for her role as the devout Aliyah Shadeed on ABC's American Crime . A growing number of dramas now offer strong roles for women of color, including Fox's Empire , Sleepy Hollow , and Minority Report ; ABC's Scandal and Mistresses ; Starz's Power ; DirectTV's Rogue , CBS's Extant ; FX's American Horror Story ; and BET's Being Mary Jane and Book of Negroes . It's hardly an avalanche, nut it's certainly a nice start.
September 23, 2015 |
Tracy Morgan's comeback Tracy Morgan , who has been out of circulation since his June 2014 car crash, won't take credit for the idea to make his showbiz comeback at the Emmy Awards. "This was my publicist Lewis Kay 's idea. He said, 'What you want to do is let Hollywood welcome you home,' " says Morgan, 46, who was received with a standing ovation on Sunday night's telecast. Speaking to GQ, Morgan says, "I loved that idea. I loved the idea of getting back with my community, the show business community.
September 23, 2015 |
WHEN TRACY MORGAN took the stage at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, it was as if Astronaut Jones had safely returned to Earth to the cheers and confetti of NASA Mission Control. Morgan, recovering from a New Jersey Turnpike car accident that killed his friend James McNair , made a surprise appearance to present the night's final award to the best TV drama. Variety , however, reported that Morgan's feel-good speech ticked off attorney David Jay Glassman , who's representing Kevin Roper , the Walmart trucker charged in the crash.
September 23, 2014 |
THE MID-ATLANTIC Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences held its Emmy Awards on Saturday, doling out 85 awards in 76 categories. Comcast SportsNet led the evening with 11 awards, CBS3 and Fox 29 tied for five, NBC10 took home three, WHYY was awarded two and the Eagles Televison Network walked away with one. Notables at the event included NBC10's Jillian Mele and Jacqueline London , CSN's Michael Barkann , CBS3's Pat Ciarrocchi and more.
August 28, 2014 |
Police want Miley's pal Poor Miley Cyrus ! Even her goodwill gestures backfire! Seems the homeless man Miley brought to the VMAs Sunday to accept the best video of the year prize on her behalf is wanted by the police. Miley came to the glitzy gala accessorized with one Jesse Helt as a way to highlight the plight of homelessness. The Statesman Journal of Salem, Ore., says there's a warrant out for Helt's arrest for multiple parole violations in Oregon. Helt was paroled after a 2010 conviction for an attempted break-in at a flat in Salem.
August 27, 2014 |
STOP ME if you've heard this one before: Jim Parsons, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jessica Lange, Ty Burrell, Stephen Colbert, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, "Modern Family," "Breaking Bad" and "The Amazing Race" all went home with Emmys last night. What? You thought NBC was going to waste an original episode of anything on a Monday night in late August? Early - because NBC didn't want to compete with the MTV VMAs and doesn't like to interfere with Sunday night football - and often more like a rerun than a live show, the 66th annual Emmy Awards was nevertheless a fine night out for host Seth Meyers.
August 22, 2014 |
B ILLY CRYSTAL will pay tribute to his longtime friend Robin Williams at Monday night's Emmy Awards. Crystal will honor Williams as part of the traditional "in memoriam" segment for industry members who died during the past year, Emmy executive producer Don Mischer said in a statement yesterday. Mischer said that the memorial segment during the ceremony will include a performance from singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles . At last year's Emmys, Williams honored his friend and mentor Jonathan Winters during the tribute segment.
September 23, 2012 |
Before I detail my picks for Sunday night's Emmy Awards, you should know that my Emmy-handicapping skills are unrivaled. No one who watches TV for a living - and I mean no one - is able to consistently predict the results as erroneously as I am. But I am reliable. So if you're an actor I pick to win in your category (congrats, Louis C.K.), don't bother memorizing that acceptance speech. And away we go. . . . Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Right off the bat, I have issues here.