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Emmys: Creative Arts Awards Ceremony Expanded To 2 Nights

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The TV Academy is splitting its mammoth Creative Arts Emmy Awards show into two. The move comes as the number of categories continues to rise each year to a point where producers had to impose draconian measures to keep acceptance speeches under 30 seconds — resulting in winners ditching their shoes to sprint to the stage. The Television Academy’s Board of Governors has voted to expand its Creative Emmys to two consecutive nights, both of which will take place the weekend… Read

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TV Academy Hires Breakwhitelight PR Firm To Handle Emmys & More

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The Television Academy has retained PR firm breakwhitelight to handle public relations duties for the Emmys, the Hall of Fame, TV Academy Honors, membership events and Emmy magazine. This expands breakwhitelight’s responsibilities it has had for the past two years, which have focused on the Academy's corporate communications strategies and other issues, including the Academy’s rollout of online voting last year and rules changes. The breakwhitelight firm was founded a… Read

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Murray Weissman Dies: Publicist & Awards Consultant Was 90

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Publicist and awards consultant Murray Weissman, a pioneer in awards campaigning whose nearly 70-year career saw him representing the likes of Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg, has died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 90. Born December 23, 1925 in Brooklyn, Weissman moved to Los Angeles as a child, going on to attend USC’s school of Journalism before serving in the armed forces during the last years of World War II. His… Read

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International Emmys: France Leads As ‘Spiral’ Wins Best Drama Series

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France was the biggest single winner tonight at the International Emmy Awards, with L’hexagone taking home three statuettes during tonight’s gala at the New York Hilton. Brazil trailed close behind however, taking home two statuettes of its own. France’s hugely popular cops-and-lawyers series Spirals (aka Engrenages) won for Drama Series for its acclaimed 5th season, which returned last year after the show’s traditional two-year break between seasons. The Man Who Saved The… Read

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French Contenders At International Emmys Have Paris On Their Minds

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EXCLUSIVE: At an elegant breakfast this morning at the French Embassy on Fifth Avenue, tonight’s International Emmy Awards were the raison d’être but it was Paris and the events of the last week that cast a long shadow. Caroline Proust, a star of nominated drama Spiral, a lauded decade-old series often compared to The Wire, had just arrived after finishing a seven-week run at the Odeon-Théatre de l’Europe of A View From The Bridge — the same Ivo Van Hove production that… Read

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Chris Hayes Wins MSNBC’s Only News & Documentary Emmy

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21:  TV anchor Chris Hayes on set at MSNBC. (Photos by Charles Ommanney/ Reportage by Getty Images)

All In With Chris Hayes won MSNBC’s only Emmy last night at the 36th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards in the Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis category for Fifty Year War: The Changing Face Of Poverty In America. It was the first Emmy win for Hayes’ program. pic.twitter.com/Q3d1IOYh2x — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 29, 2015 Whoa. We just won an Emmy!!! — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 29, 2015 In July, Hayes may have… Read

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PBS Dominates News & Documentary Emmys; CBS Leads Broadcast Nets

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PBS dominated the 36th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, which were doled out tonight at at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in Manhattan. The pubcaster lapped the field with 17 trophies, nearly doubling runner-up CBS’ nine. NBC was third with four. Univision (three) and The New York Times (two) were the only other outlets to score more than a single statuette. Amid a rocky 2015, NBC Nightly News took home the plum Emmy for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News… Read

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Donald Trump Turns Emmy Snark To Campaign Advantage

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Reality TV star turned GOP White House hopeful Donald Trump, who knows how to milk a TV moment, got loads of air time this morning calling last night's Emmy Awards ceremony "a badge of courage" for him and wondering why President Obama hadn't lept to his defense. "It's sort of amazing when you think of it — you're watching television, you're watching the Emmys, and your name is mentioned," he simpered to the Fox & Friends gang. “Is the president going to defend me because… Read

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Emmys: Categories We Wish We’d Seen

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This year's Emmy Awards might have been a little depressing, in that it's 2015 and the industry handed out its very first best Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy to a black woman, Viola Davis, who explained onstage: “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.” If only social media had gotten its knickers as knotted over this industry's lack of diversity over the years as social… Read

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Emmy Awards Red Carpet: Executives – Gallery

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Here is Deadline’s annual Emmy executive red carpet photo gallery, which has been updated overnight since originally posting yesterday afternoon and now features 69 shots. Hollywood's TV movers and shakers hit the red carpet last night for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. Check out Deadline's gallery of top network and studio executives as well as TV agents, writers, producers and directors attending the awards. Click the image to launch the… Read

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Emmy Awards Ratings Fall Hard From 2014, ‘Sunday Night Football’ Steady

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Back on a Sunday after last year's move to Monday by NBC, and up against Sunday Night Football, there was some history and some surprises last night on the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. The history saw barrier-breaking wins by Viola Davis and by HBO's Game Of Thrones – even as the Emmys took a big hit in the ratings. Surprise number one on the almost 3-hour show had to be the appearance of Tracy Morgan to hand out the Best Drama series award. Before uttering a word, the… Read

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Emmys From The Inside: Big Emotion, Laughs & Special Moments Mark A Night To Remember

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There I was at the Governors Ball following the Emmy Awards talking to TV Academy chairman Bruce Rosenblum and show producer Don Mischer when Tracy Morgan walks into the room and heads straight for us. Mischer introduces me to the big surprise star appearance of the show (he stunned everyone when he walked onstage to present the night’s final award for Best Drama Series). Morgan grabbed my hand tightly and told me how much he owed not only to Mischer, who had produced a… Read