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Emmys: Creative Arts Show Rounds Out Presenters List With Chuck Lorre, Heidi Klum & Others

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The Television Academy has revealed the final group of presenters for next week’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards. They are Pamela Adlon (Louie), Sasha Alexander (Rizzoli & Isles)Shiri Appleby (UnReal), Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang Bang), Reg E. Cathey (House Of Cards)Billy Eichner (Billy On The Street), Heidi Klum (Project Runway), Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory), Aasif Mandvi (The Brink), Katharine McPhee (Scorpion), Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth), Martin Starr (S… Read


Emmys: First Creative Arts Presenters Set

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Stars from The Goldbergs, Jane The Virgin, Transparent and Modern Family have been tapped as presenters for the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The first group of presenters announced today by the TV Academy are Beau Bridges (Masters Of Sex), Mel Brooks (The Comedians), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Allison Janney (Mom), Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), Bradley Whitford (Transparent) and Fred Willard (M… Read


Beau Bridges On ‘Masters Of Sex’ Role: What Matters Is “Your Capacity To Love” – Emmys

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As an industry veteran, Beau Bridges could be forgiven for a little nonchalance about awards. After all, this year sees him reach his 15th Emmy nomination (he's won twice). But Bridges remains humble, saying, "Every time I get invited to the party it feels good. You know, it's a nice time to acknowledge what we do as storytellers." This is his second nom for playing sexually-repressed provost Barton Scully in Masters of Sexa role he calls "a fascinating turn." He says… Read


Richard Cabral On Reversing Latino Stereotypes In ‘American Crime’ – Emmys

Richard Cabral in American Crime

From the moment he stepped up to audition for John Ridley's anthology series American Crime, for a role that on paper was familiar to him, Richard Cabral hoped to bring new light to a Latino archetype often misaligned in the media. As Hector Tontz, the gang member implicated in a vicious, drug-related murder, Cabral did just that, and in the process earned a Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Emmy nomination. Hector is one of the few characters at the end of… Read


‘Community’ Stunt Coordinator Ben Scott On Choreographing Bits For Laughs – Emmys

Cast of Community

Stunt coordinator Ben Scott has followed up such SAG Award-winning work in X-Men: First Class with his now Emmy-nominated role in the stunts for Yahoo!'s Community. The comedy came with a certain set of challenges. "This one scene we did required one of our leads to wear six, good-sized bullet hits," Scott says. "I was telling him some information on the gag and he looked at me and said, 'What squibs are you talking about?' I had to laugh and take a breath." Laughing… Read


William H. Macy On ‘Shameless’ Season 6: “It’s All About Pregnancy” – Emmys

William H. Macy Shameless

Playing ultimate drunk Frank Gallagher on Showtime's Shameless, William H. Macy has snagged, so far, noms for a Critics' Choice, a Globe and two Emmys. This past season, Macy had the added challenges of directing an episode–it included a sex scene and a shooting–and figuring out how to portray Frank in a rare phase of sobriety. This year he'll also be cheering on his wife Felicity Huffman at the Emmys, since she's nominated for her role in ABC's American Crime. Macy tells… Read


Emmys: Jon Hamm, Allison Janney, Christine Baranski And Other Double-Nominees – Photo Gallery

Jon Hamm in Mad Men and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Sometimes working double-time has its rewards. Five actors received multiple nominations this year, in some cases by segueing seamlessly between comedy and drama. Allison Janney became the queen of multitasking when she won two Emmys last year for the same two roles she's nominated for again this year. Will there be more double-wins come Emmy night on September 20?  Read


‘Silicon Valley’ Editor Tim Roche On Reaction Shots, Tonal Shifts & Cutting In Improv – Emmys

T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch in Silicon Valley

Fresh off the second season of Silicon Valley, editor Tim Roche now finds himself editing comedy year-round, splitting his time between Silicon Valley and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Though there are two editors on Silicon Valley, there is no first or second chair—instead, Roche edits odd-numbered episodes, while editor Brian Merken handles the evens. "It's an experience just to sit there and have someone tell you jokes all the time," he says of the appeal of… Read


‘House Of Lies’ Star Don Cheadle On “Getting Back To The Fun” In Season 5 – Emmys

House of Lies star Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle’s viciously dishonest corporate consultant Marty Kaan on Showtime’s House Of Lies isn’t exactly a departure for the actor, but it might be the most fun he’s had in a role. Following a tense, dramatic season that saw Kaan clawing his way back after a stint in jail, Cheadle has nabbed his fourth Emmy nomination (and eighth overall) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the part. Here, the Oscar-nominated actor (for Hotel Rwanda, and he also was a… Read


Pamela Adlon On Her New FX Series ‘Better Things’ And 10-Year Working Relationship With Louis C.K. – Emmys

Pamela Adlon in Better Things

Pamela Adlon has had a long and storied career on several TV series—including seven seasons on Californication—as a voice actress, and in such early-career movies as Say Anything and Sgt. Bilko. She's been at this since she was a kid, after all. But it really wasn't until she was cast as Louis C.K.'s friend and eventual love interest on FX's Louie that she's become more known. Adlon has three Emmy nominations for writing and producing on Louie, and one win—for voicing… Read


‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Head Writer Jessi Klein: “We Don’t Have To Be So Terrified Of Quote-Unquote Female Voices” – Emmys

Inside Amy Schumer head writer Jessi Klein

Jessi Klein has been working in comedy for more than a decade, writing for such sketch-based series as Saturday Night Live, Michael & Michael Have Issues, and Kroll Show before signing on as head writer for Inside Amy Schumer, for which she just nabbed her third writing Emmy nomination (and fourth overall). The writer-comic knew Schumer from the standup scene, and was invited to collaborate by Schumer herself when Comedy Central offered a pilot. "Then we went and got… Read


‘The Good Wife’s Christine Baranski On Alicia’s “Ambivalence” In Season 7 – Emmys

Christine Baranski The Good Wife

Christine Baranski’s Emmy nomination for The Good Wife's Diane Lockhart is her sixth for the role –that's one for every year she's been on the show–an experience that’s left her feeling "touched," she says, "because I didn't go into it considering myself a dramatic actress. I've had a learning curve and I think I've gotten better at it." In addition, this year marks Baranski's third Emmy nom for her guest spot as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter in The Big Bang Theory. She has, she… Read