The Emmy’s aka the television award show that actually matters will be hosted by CBS next year. While the hosting gig remains up for grabs, the broadcaster has already announced an air date. This live ceremony will take place from the Nokia Theatre on September 22, 2013. The next we hear about this will probably when a host or hosts are selected, but right now the obvious choice is a star from one of the network’s programs. That is pretty unfortunate, but then again they do have the acceptable option of Neil Patrick Harris which they regularly tap to front the Tonys. Continue Reading
Jimmy Kimmel certainly did a bang-up job this year hosting the television industry’s biggest award show. Not only did he refuse to sing (always a plus,) but he also managed to integrate a few memorable off-stage bits in between his witty introductions and commentary. With those posted elsewhere (links below the videos,) this is dedicated to the on-stage portion of the late night host’s performance which was a lot like what we have come to expect. Among the highlights you are about to see are his monologue, the in memoriam montage consisting entirely of himself, and a bit he implemented to drive traffic from social media sites. Enjoy. Continue Reading
The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards may have featured the first Emmy loss for Bryan Cranston since the debut of Breaking Bad, but it certainly was a memorable occasion for the beloved AMC drama. While the sole footprint from the show this year belonged to Aaron Paul who won Best Supporting Actor for the second time, there was a bit between awards that is a can’t miss for fans of the meth-peddling series. The theme was Andy Griffith Show meets Breaking Bad, and while brief, it definitely had us wanting more. Enjoy. Continue Reading
When we heard Jimmy Kimmel would be hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards, we knew to expect some grade-A, star-studded bits that will aim for viral status. Of course, last night’s telecast did not disappoint as the introduction united Kathy Bates, Zooey Deschanel, and a naked Lena Dunham among others to beat up the over-botox’d host. This is much better than the predictable bit where whoever fronts the show traverses through a handful of nominated series’, so we certainly welcome it. Hit the jump for the view. Continue Reading
The night was one for predictable results at the Primetime Emmy Awards. Expectant victories arose from Modern Family, Homeland, and Breaking Bad, making this about as anti-climactic as years past; however, the hosting of Jimmy Kimmel saved the ceremony from pure obscurity. His cold open with a handful of nominees punching him in the face coupled with a few cutaway segments throughout the show made this a quality telecast that was worthy of an Emmy itself. If it were not for the rotating broadcaster schedule, it would be a no-brainer to have him back next year.
In terms of shock value, the only real surprise this time around was Bryan Cranston not going four for four and taking the trophy for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series. That one instead went to Damian Lewis of Showtime’s Homeland who got snubbed by the Golden Globes nine months ago. This really was the only question mark for Homeland going into the night and adding this notch definitely helped to cement its status as this year’s big winner. Continue Reading
Hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards this weekend on ABC will be Jimmy Kimmel and he recently spent some time with the crew of GMA talking about the big event. Here is the video from that in which the talk show host reveals that Bryan Cranston was at one point a little league coach to Kimmel’s son, thus some inevitable bias on that front. Also on topic was the man’s appearance in a new viral Smart Water commercial with Jennifer Aniston. Continue Reading
One of the stories coming out the 2012 Emmy nominations released today is the rock star performance of Showtime’s rookie drama Homeland. The series was expected to get a lot of love after taking the crown at the Golden Globes earlier this year for Best Television Drama, so this is not too big of a surprise. In fact, most of the nominations directly mirror the ones received by HFPA as the terrorism-driven program received recognition in all the categories that count.
Once again, Claire Danes is a candidate for top lead actress in a drama for her role as bipolar CIA operative Carrie Mathison. A Golden Globe victory back in January makes her the heavy favorite in the category that includes the likes of Glenn Close (Damages,) Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife,) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men.) It also helps that her material is that of an Academy Award nominee which Emmy voters always admire. Continue Reading
Emmy’s are not just about handing out awards to millionaires. No. They also serve as validation that you are in fact watching the best shows on television and that is why you want them to win? No? Okay, well I give up, but seeing who got nominated is always fun to talk about, so let’s start on that with a very big nod to Breaking Bad who stole the spotlight with its fourth season surge in recognition.
Breaking Bad actually aired later than usual last year, so this year will be meant to honor the series’ high-caliber 2011 run which is widely seen as one of the best seasons of television to ever grace the medium. Needless to say, the drama saw seven major nominations which include a few that come unexpectedly tacked on to the familiar ones. Continue Reading
The nominations list has been revealed today for the 2012 Emmy Awards. Surprisingly, Breaking Bad is the story here with seven nominations for its fourth season including recognition going to Giancarlo Esposito and Skyler White who play Gus Fring and Skyler White respectively. Other intrigue lies with the continued strength of Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and Downton Abbey. Hit the jump for the complete list. Continue Reading
Here is the HBO Primetime Emmy Image spot for 2011 that runs down its many victories from last week’s ceremony. Continue Reading
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Here is the In Memoriam segment that ran during last night’s telecast of the Primetime Emmy Awards. This year the academy says farewell to Leslie Nielsen, Elizabeth Taylor, and more. Continue Reading
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Deadline is reporting that a source has told them that Charlie Sheen will be a surprise presenter at tomorrow night’s Primetime Emmy’s. I cannot begin to tell you what the benefits for generating a rumor like this might be for Fox, so who knows if this is true. Continue Reading
Read more for the complete list of Emmy nominations taken directly from the Emmy’s website. Continue Reading