Television Academy Unveils Emmy Categories For All Three Shows
With a record 113 categories to deal with the Television Academy has split up the primetime categories into three separate shows with three separate and identical Governors Balls. As previously announced, the Creative Arts Emmys will now take place over the course of two nights September 10-11. Those shows will be combined as a single broadcast to air the following weekend on FXX. The ABC broadcast of the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, the one that features all the… Read
Los Angeles Area Emmys: NBC4 Leads With 8 Wins; KMEX, KVEA & Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A. Follow With 5 Each
NBC4 was the big winner at the 68th annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards handed out today with eight nods. KMEX, KVEA and Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A. followed with five wins each and KTLA5 snagged four.
NBC4’s eight wins included Live Coverage of an Unscheduled News Event for the San Bernardino Shooting, Outstanding Hard News Reporting for Joel Grover, reporter and Matthew Glasser, producer; and Outstanding Sports Reporting for Fred Roggin. Among its five wins, KMEX… Read
Peter Scolari Replacing Peter MacNicol As Emmy Guest Actor Nominee
Peter Scolari, who plays Lena Dunham’s father Tad on HBO’s Girls, has been tapped as the new nominee for the Emmy Awards’ Guest Actor in a Comedy Series category. He replaces Peter MacNicol, who was originally nominated for his role on HBO’s Veep last week but was disqualified yesterday when the TV Academy discovered he had appeared in more than 50% of the show’s 10 episodes. That’s too much to be eligible as a “guest” actor, TV Academy rules say.
The category includes… Read
PBS & ‘60 Minutes’ Again Dominate News & Documentary Emmy Noms
As is typically the case, PBS dominated the nominations for News and Documentary Emmy Awards announced today. The pubcaster grabbed 54 noms — three fewer than last year’s haul — fueled by 18 for Frontline and eight apiece for its Independent Lens and Nature series. CBS more than doubled its nearest network rival with 37, driven as usual by 60 Minutes, which leads all programs with 26 noms. It also topped the field last year with 29.
HBO leads the cable field with 19 noms… Read
‘Veep’ Emmy Nominee Peter MacNicol Disqualified For Not Being Guest-y Enough
Peter MacNicol, Emmy-nominated last week for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy for playing a fabulously foul-mouthed political campaign strategist on HBO’s Veep, has been disqualified in the category. The TV Academy said today that upon further review, MacNicol appeared in five of the 10 episodes of the comedy’s eligible Season 5, while Emmy rules say only performers appearing in fewer than 50% of the eligible episodes are able to submit in the guest category.
The Emmy… Read
‘Making A Murderer’ EPs On Their Decade-Long Road To The Emmys And Second Installment Plans
While Wisconsinite Steven Avery remains behind bars, serving a life sentence for the murder of Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach after being exonerated of a separate crime by DNA evidence in 2003, Making a Murderer documentarians Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos were vindicated today, receiving six Emmy nominations as the fruit of 10 years' labor.
"We're stunned," Ricciardi says. "We are incredibly grateful to the (TV) Academy to have our entire team's work… Read
‘People V. O.J. Simpson’ Emmy Push Pays Off With 22-Nom Verdict
In any given awards season, whenever a movie studio or TV network has the goods, they show it. If it’s bad, they hide it. And with Fox 21 Television Studios and FX, they knew well in advance they had Emmy gold with their limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and began banging the drumming as early as late autumn 2015 well in advance of the show’s Feb. 2 air date.
Some members of the media were slipped early copies of the FX series and began… Read
‘Mr. Robot’ Delivers USA Network Its First Drama Series Emmy Nom
USA Network dominated during the early aughts with their comedy series Monk (18 nominations, eight wins), and then with 2007 miniseries The Starter Wife (10 noms, one win) and 2013 Political Animals (five noms, one win). However, today the cable network and Universal Cable Productions earned their first Drama Series nomination with its cyber thriller series Mr. Robot.
In total, the show landed six noms including a first Emmy nom for leading actor Rami Malek, who plays… Read
Premieres & Finales Rule Writing & Directing Emmy Categories, Comedy Showrunners Turn Helmers
It is a trend that slowly has been building momentum over the past decade — comedy creators/showrunners also taking over directing and excelling at it. Sex and the City showrunner Michael Patrick King was one of the first to win an Emmy for directing in 2002. Eight years later, Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy won an Emmy for directing the pilot, Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan won in 2012, and Transparent creator Jill Soloway won for her comedy series Transparent last… Read
Fortuitous Scheduling? Nominated Series ‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘Veep’ & ‘Silicon Valley’ Wrapped Seasons During Emmy Voting Period
Smack in the middle of the two-week voting window for the Primetime Emmy nominations, HBO held a sold-out FYC screening of the penultimate episode of its flagship drama series, reigning Emmy champ Game of Thrones, for TV Academy members with intro by co-creator D.B. Weiss and director Miguel Sapochnik.
GOT, fellow HBO best series Emmy winner, comedy Veep, and Silicon Valley, all started their seasons a little later this year, so instead of ending their runs just as Emmy… Read
‘The Americans’ Tears Down Emmy Wall With Key Noms For Cold War Spy Drama
In its fourth season, FX’s 1980s Soviet spy period drama The Americans has finally broken through with Television Academy members and earned some top-notch Emmy nominations including drama series, lead actress for Keri Russell and lead actor for Matthew Rhys.
Since its first season, The Americans, which follows Soviet spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Rhys and Russell0, a married couple posing as an American suburban one at the height of the Cold War, was a critical… Read
‘Transparent’s Jill Soloway & Cast On Repeat Emmy Noms: “We Want The Movement To Keep Mattering”
Jill Soloway and the cast of Transparent nabbed their second Emmy nomination this morning for Outstanding Comedy among 10 noms for the groundbreaking Amazon series. “There is that fear that after year one the Academy and your peers would be like 'great job, you had your moment’,” Soloway said today after the noms were announced. “We want to keep mattering, we… Read