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Emmys: Liberty Media Chairman John Malone Among Engineering Award Honorees

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The Television Academy has announced the recipients of the 68th Engineering Emmy Awards honoring development and innovation in broadcast technology. Liberty Media chairman John C. Malone will receive the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, which “honors a living individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering.” Malone will be honored for his lifetime commitment and immeasurable contributions… Read

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Brazil, UK Lead Pack For International Emmy Nominations

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The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences unveiled this year's nominations on Monday, with Brazil leading the pack with seven nominations, including a best actor nod for Globo TV's Rules of the Game (Alexandre Nero) and a best actress nod for Grazi Massafera in Hidden Truths. Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench received nominations for their roles in BBC One's TV movie Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, based on the famous author's children's novel about a lonely older man… Read

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PBS Dominates At 37th News & Documentary Emmys As CBS Leads Broadcast Networks

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In a repeat of 2015, PBS was the single biggest winner tonight, with CBS right behind in second place, to more than dwarf all other competitors at the 37th News and Documentary Emmy Awards, handed out tonight at the Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Public Broadcasting took home 14 statuettes, the majority for Frontline, which won seven Emmys, with the terrorism focused episodes “ISIS in Afghanistan” and “My Brother’s Bomber” taking two apiece… Read

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Alan Yang Responds To Italian American Foundation Being “Disturbed” By His Emmy Speech

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UPDATED, 2:50 PM: Alan Yang took to social media today to respond to the National Italian American Foundation’s negative reaction to his Emmy acceptance speech on Sunday. “The point isn’t to pit groups of people against each other,” he wrote on Instagram. “I was praising what I consider to be four masterpieces of film and TV.” Here is his post: Read

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News & Documentary Emmys Will Be Livestreamed On Twitter & Periscope Tonight

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We’ve just been handed this bulletin, ladies and gentlemen: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said today that the News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be livestreamed on Twitter and Periscope for the first time. Viewers can watch and interact live via @newsemmys starting at 7:30 PM ET The 37th annual trophy show from the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P Rose Hall in Manhattan will see hardware doled out in 40 categories, with PBS leading all networks… Read

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Emmy Winner Maggie Smith To Jimmy Kimmel: “Please Direct Me To The Lost & Found”

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Maggie Smith scored her third Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy last night for her indelible portrayal of Downton Abbey‘s Dowager Countess. She also took some repeated ribbing from host Jimmy Kimmel. He noted at the top of the show this was the ninth career Emmy nomination for Smith and the ninth time she was a no-show at the ceremony. Referring to her as “Downton absent,” he wondered: "What is wrong with us? Why do we keep nominating this woman?" When Smith ultimately… Read

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Facebook Fans Show Up for Emmys Telecast Despite Low Ratings

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More than 9M people had 14M interactions on Facebook last night during ABC’s Emmy Awards telecast, according to the social media giant. Some of the night’s biggest trending moments included Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany’s surprise (and well deserved) win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Game of Thrones‘ record-breaking 38th Emmy win, including this year’s trophy for Outstanding Drama Series (its second in a row), and Sterling K. Brown’s award for… Read

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Emmy Awards Hits All-Time Low Of 11.3M Viewers; Down Hard From 2015 In Demo

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2nd UPDATE, 11:20 AM: When it comes to Emmys ratings this year, to paraphrase that famous political quip, it isn't the show that gets you, it's the competition. Facing a Sunday Night Football match-up between the nationally followed Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers plus a strong performance from Part 1 of the two-night The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey on CBS, the final nationals for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards has the ceremony pulling in 11.3 million viewers… Read

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Emmys: Winners (And Losers) Celebrate Into The Wee Hours; What You Didn’t See On TV

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Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel and a fairly fresh crop of winners, this year’s Emmy season has wrapped up a winner itself. The ratings may have been ho-hum, but reaction to the show from nearly everyone I spoke with was upbeat. The mood about the ABC telecast, the victors, the nominees and all those Donald Trump jokes was definitely on a high at the afterparties, where the real postmortem starts to set in. Speaking of Trump, though, from my vantage point inside the Microsoft… Read

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Donald Trump Revels In Emmy Awards Bashing – Update

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UPDATED with Trump reaction: Donald Trump exercised uncharacteristic restraint this morning, declining to respond on Twitter to the orgy of ridicule he took at last night’s Emmy Awards ceremony, both onstage and backstage. But he could not resist bringing it up, unsolicited, while phoning in an interview with Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends this morning. “I watched the Emmys last night, and there were so many skits about Trump!" the candidate said, third-personally… Read

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Emmys 2016: The Categories You Did Not See

Jimmy Kimmel at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

The brightest stars in the TV firmament gathered at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on Sunday night to celebrate the power of TV to move the cultural needle toward a better society as defined in certain parts of West LA. and limited sections of the Valley. Only they had a hard time being heard over all the talk, at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, about the power of TV to deliver to the White House a reality competition series host who advocates building a wall to keep out… Read