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2014 Emmy Award Winners Dominated by 'Breaking Bad'

26 August 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Last night the 2014 Emmy Award winners were announced with "Breaking Bad" taking home top honors with five wings including Outstanding Drama Series, followed by "Modern Family" with three wins including Outstanding Comedy Series. FX programs "American Horror Story: Coven" and "Fargo" each took home two awards including an Outstanding Miniseries win for "Fargo". Meanwhile, new shows such as "Orange is the New Black" and "Silicon Valley" went home empty handed and for all the fanfare it received in its first season, including 12 Emmy nominations, "True Detective" only took home one win, that being for director Cary Joji Fukunaga". Personally, I don't give a lick about the Emmys, it's right there with the Grammys in terms of worthless awards shows for me. It's a show wherein people must nominate themselves and while most award shows are no better, this one is down there near the bottom for me. So, with that said, »

- Brad Brevet

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Breaking Bad Tops True Detective at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

26 August 2014 2:47 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Breaking Bad’s amazing final season always meant that it was a likely winner come awards season. However, the debut of the critically acclaimed True Detective earlier this year did leave many wondering whether it might rob the end to Walter White’s story of one final sweep of prizes at last night’s Emmy Awards.

As it turns out, Breaking Bad would end up being rewarded for those amazing final episodes, though True Detective did earn a very well deserved award for director Cary Joji Fukunaga (who helmed all eight instalments).

The UK was represented by Sherlock, and that too did exceptionally well, walking away with Emmys for Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and writer Steven Moffat. Looking at the results, it’s hard to imagine anyone being too upset with the results, though many Game of Thrones fans won’t be happy to see that it was again snubbed. »

- Josh Wilding

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The Emmy Award Winners 2014 In Full

26 August 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

America’s version of the TV BAFTA’s, The Emmy Awards took place in Los Angeles last night. The cream of the televisual crop were out in force to celebrate the occasion. Whilst several big name shows including Game of Thrones and True Detective where up for several categories, it was Breaking Bad that scooped-up the main acting prizes which are whole-heartedly deserved and a fitting way to say goodbye to the show which ended last year.

Other shows that performed well were comedy series Modern Family for which Ty Burrell won best actor, and American Horror Story: Coven which saw both Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates take home the big acting trophies. Everyone’s favourite British sleuth also did well as Benedict Cumberbatch won for his role in series Sherlock. See below for the winners list in full and we’ve also put in the moving tribute from Billy Crystal for his friend, »

- Kat Smith

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And the winners of the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards are…

25 August 2014 11:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night, with Breaking Bad scooping five awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Oustanding Lead Actor (Bryan Cranston), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Aaron Paul), Oustanding Supporting Actress (Anna Gunn) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

Modern Family was also celebrating, taking Outstanding Comedy Series for the fifth consecutive year, , along with Outstanding Supporting Actor (Ty Burrell) and Outstanding Directing, while there was wins for American Horror Story: Coven, Sherlock, The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory and Fargo.

Check out a full list of the Emmy winners here…

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad” (AMC) (*Winner)

Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

House of Cards” (Netflix)

Mad Men” (AMC)

True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Louie” (FX)

Modern Family” (ABC) (*Winner)

Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Silicon Valley” (HBO)

Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, »

- Gary Collinson

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These Are the 2014 Emmy Winners

25 August 2014 8:16 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's Emmy time! Here’s a running complete list of tonight's winners, in bold.Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Adam Driver, Girls Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Ty Burrell, Modern Family Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family Fred Armisen, Portlandia Tony Hale, Veep Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series Episodes, "Episode 305" (David Crane) Louie, "So Did the Fat Lady" (Louis Ck) Orange Is the New Black, "I Wasn't Ready" (Jenji Kohan and Liz Friedman) Silicon Valley, "Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency" (Alec Berg) Veep, "Special Relationship" (Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, and Armando Iannucci) Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Julie Bowen, Modern Family Allison Janney, Mom Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory Anna Chlumsky, Veep Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series Episodes, "Episode 309" (Iain B. MacDonald) Glee, "100" (Paris Barclay) Louie, "Elevator, Part 6" (Louis Ck) Modern Family, "Vegas" (Gail Mancuso) »

- Anna Silman

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2014 Primetime Emmy Awards winners and nominees - complete list

25 August 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Here is a rundown of the winners announced during the ceremony and all the nominees. Comedy Series Outstanding Comedy Series "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS) "Louie" (FX) "Modern Family" (ABC) - Winner "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix) "Silicon Valley" (HBO) "Veep" (HBO) Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS) - Winner Ricky Gervais, "Derek" (Netflix) Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes" (Showtime) Don Cheadle, "House of Lies" (Showtime) Louis C.K., "Louie" (FX) William H. Macy, "Shameless" (Showtime) Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Lena Dunham, "Girls" (HBO) Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime) Julia Louis Dreyfus, "Veep" (HBO) - Winner Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly" (CBS) Amy Poehler, "Parks & Recreation" (NBC) Taylor Schilling, "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Andre Breaugher, "Brookiyn Nine-Nine" (Fox) Adam Driver, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Emmys 2014: Complete winners list

25 August 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Tonight’s Emmy Awards looks to be one of the most competitive shows in recent years. Newcomer Orange Is the New Black makes a play against comedy vets Modern Family and Veep, while Breaking Bad and True Detective duke it out for the top drama honors. Check back here regularly to see a continuously updated list of the winners.

Also below, find a selection of winners from this year’s Creative Arts Emmys, which were held last Saturday, Aug. 16.

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC

Downton Abbey • PBS

Game Of Thrones • HBO

House Of Cards • Netflix

Mad Men • AMC

True Detective »

- EW staff

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Emmys Winners 2014 — Full List

25 August 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Stay tuned for updated winners from the 2014 Emmy Awards, which air tonight on NBC at 8pm Et/5pm Pt.

See the full list of winners as they’re announced and nominees below:

Winners:

Supporting Actor, Comedy

Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” (Winner)

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Adam Driver, “Girls

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family

Fred Armisen, “Portlandia

Writing for a Comedy Series

Louie • So Did The Fat Lady • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions (Winner)

Louis C.K., Written by

Episodes • Episode 305 • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions

David Crane, Written by

Jeffrey Klarik, Written by

Orange Is the New Black • I Wasn’t Ready (Pilot) • Netflix • Lionsgate Television for Netflix

Liz Friedman, Written by Jenji Kohan, Written by

Silicon Valley • Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Judgemental Films, Alec Berg, Altschuler Krinsky works, and 3 Arts Entertainment

Alec Berg, Written by

Veep • Special Relationship »

- Variety Staff

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Emmy Predictions 2014: Outstanding comedy/drama writing

15 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Because it's NBC's turn to air the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, and because the Peacock would understandably rather air its lucrative Sunday night NFL package in September, the ceremony will take place in late August again. And as an added wrinkle, this year's ceremony will actually happen on a Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m., with Seth Meyers hosting. Between now and then, Dan and I will be making our picks for both who should and will win many of the major categories — if you're wagering, keep in mind that Dan tends to be much better at predicting the winners than I am, but also that he was just as flummoxed as I by last year's winners like Jeff Daniels, Merritt Wever and Bobby Cannavale — continuing with our look at the comedy and drama series writing categories. Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series "Episodes," "Episode 305" - David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik "Louie, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Emmy Writer and Director: The Nominees Who Knew Too Much

31 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Documents, images and consultants’ testimony can lend unexpected dimension to a narrative in development. This year’s Emmy writing and directing nominees remind us that research changes a story because it changes the storyteller — it lobs a curve at preconceptions or perspective.

Some writers bring the best research of all: personal experience. For Nic Pizzolatto, a south Louisiana upbringing meant he could write “True Detective” “from my memory and my perception … keyed towards the environment I knew we would find there.” But Ryan Murphy didn’t know the Crescent City from Adam before “American Horror Story: Coven,” having to persuade local residents en route.

“The city, to be honest, was a little nervous about us … but I really wanted to send a love letter to New Orleans, the mystery and magic of it,” Murphy says. Once early episodes evidenced six months of diligent, respectful research, “doors formerly closed were opened to us. »

- Bob Verini

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Halfway Mark: The Best TV Episodes of 2014 (So Far), Part 3

12 July 2014 6:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hannibal, “Mizumono”

Written by Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller

Directed by David Slade

Aired May 23rd, 2014

“I let you know me… see me. I gave you a rare gift, but you didn’t want it.” – Hannibal Lecter

If there’s such thing as arthouse television, Hannibal‘s second season is it, a thirteen-hour fever dream of blood, orchestral music, and psychological mind games. Above all, it was a cinematic tragedy, a symbolically-rich tale of a man courting the devil and (most likely) living to tell about it, set against the backdrop of television’s most arresting visual palette.

“Mizumono” is the sweet, sweet cherry on the top of Hannibal‘s breathtaking sophomore effort, a dramatic crescendo catalyzed by one small mistake made on Will’s part: leaving the scent of Freddie Lounds on himself before visiting Hannibal. When Lecter realizes what Will has done, his heart breaks and Hannibal dares »

- Kate Kulzick

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2014 Emmy Nominations Include The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story

10 July 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced today, with Game of Thrones and American Horror Story picking up quite a few nominations in top categories. The Walking Dead also picked up nominations for visual effects and sound editing. The official list is below and the winners will be announced live during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.

 

Drama series

Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

House of Cards” (Netflix)

Mad Men” (AMC)

True Detective” (HBO)

Comedy series

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Louie” (FX)

Modern Family” (ABC)

Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Silicon Valley” (HBO)

Veep” (HBO)

Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)

Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)

Fargo” (FX)

Luther” (BBC America)

Treme” (HBO)

The White Queen” (BBC America)

TV Movie

Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)

The Normal Heart” (HBO)

Sherlock: His Last Vow” (BBC America)

The Trip to Bountiful »

- Jonathan James

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Full list of nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

10 July 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced today, with the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones leading the pack with 19 nods in total, including Best Drama Series, where it will compete against Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Mad Men and True Detective. The small screen adaptation of Fargo pulled in 18 nominations, followed by American Horror Story with 17 and Breaking Bad and The Normal Heart with 16.

In terms of the broadcasters, HBO pulled in a whopping 99 nominations in total, while Netflix managed 31 nominations, thanks to strong showings for House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. Check out the full list of contenders here…

Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Louie

Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Veep

Lead Actor in a Drama

Bryan Cranston, »

- Gary Collinson

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2014 Emmy Award Nominations Announced

10 July 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2014 Emmy Award nominations were announced today and led by HBO's "Game of Thrones" with 19 total nominations. New show "Fargo" scored 18, followed by "American Horror Story", "Breaking Bad", The Normal Heart and not too far down the line "True Detective" with 12. The one show I love and continue to watch, "Hannibal" received zero nominations, but then again, I have never paid too much attention to the Emmys, primarily because people have to nominate themselves, something I've never understood. "Game of Thrones" 19 "Fargo" 18 "American Horror Story: Coven" 17 "Breaking Bad" 16 "The Normal Heart" 16 "Saturday Night Live" 14 "House of Cards" 13 "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" 12 "Downton Abbey" 12 "Orange Is the New Black" 12 From a network perspective, leading the pack was HBO, coming in just one nomination shy of a 100 and it wasn't even a close race with CBS coming in second with 47. HBO 99 CBS 47 NBC 46 FX Networks 45 ABC 37 The top shelf nominations are listed »

- Brad Brevet

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Mike Judge's Silicon Valley: 'We tried to make it not about the tech'

4 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The creator of Beavis and Butt-head has turned his attention to tech start-ups. It's relatable, autobiographical and, according to Tyler, The Creator 'dope'

He created and voiced puerile, metal-loving dunces Beavis and Butt-head, but in real life, Mike Judge speaks softly and is unfailingly polite. Which makes his impression of Tyler, The Creator even funnier. He recalls a recent meeting with the notorious rap tyro where the conversation turned to Judges current project Silicon Valley. I guess Tyler had seen the billboards for the show, explains Judge. And he said, and I wont get this exactly right, but it was something like: Man, I thought it was going to be some fucking show about how fucking hard it is to make a fucking computer. Then I saw it, man, and that shit is dope. The 51-year-old sounds half-embarrassed and half-proud. He chuckles at the memory, and you can hear the faintest echo of Butt-head. »

- Graeme Virtue

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Emmy Watch: Mike Judge on Christopher Evan Welch and one of his final 'Silicon Valley' scenes

19 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

In the third episode of HBO comedy Silicon Valley, titled “Articles of Incorporation,” eccentric tech billionaire and angel investor Peter Gregory (Christopher Evan Welch) demonstrated exactly how brainy and zany he can be. Ignoring the pleas for emergency funds from two executives running a business on the verge of shutdown, he orders up and then studies every item on the Burger King menu with alien-like curiosity. But just when the stressed-out pair reach their flame-broiling point with Gregory and his seemingly disassociated contemplation, he snaps into focus and offers a cropload of comic relief: He coolly delivers a connect-the-dots speech »

- Dan Snierson

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'Silicon Valley': Mike Judge on the finale's Nsfw 'tip-to-tip' scene, plus the academic paper it inspired

12 June 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Warning: Spoilers — and math — follow!

In the climactic scene of Silicon Valley’s season 1 finale, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) saves the day at the TechCrunch Disrupt competition by unveiling Pied Piper’s bold new compression algorithm, which earns a Weissman score heretofore unseen. But the boys really scored with the hotel-room scene before the big presentation, which begat one of the longest and finest dick jokes in TV history.

When Erlich (T.J. Miller) vows to his Pied Piper partners that “we’re going to win, even if I have to go into the auditorium and personally jerk off every guy in the audience, »

- Dan Snierson

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Emmy Contenders Preview – Minor Roles Make for Major Impact

11 June 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

These thesps make the most of limited screen time:

Beau Bridges

The Millers

The oft-nominated, three-time Emmy winner says he jumped at the chance to join the cast of CBS’ new hit comedy “The Millers” before even reading a script, “because of showrunner Greg Garcia. We’d previously worked together on ‘My Name Is Earl,’ and he’s one of the funniest, most innovative guys in the business today, who writes very relatable material.” Bridges also loved the family theme — “all the ups and downs, which is a universal experience” — and his character, Tom Miller, “who’s far more complex, and smarter, than you realize at first. And he’s also a bit of a roue — another surprise.”

Jane Fonda

The Newsroom

Jane Fonda calls Leona Lansing, the media baroness she plays in “The Newsroom,” “marinated in Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch.” Although Lansing harbors a conservative streak that tends to protect her corporate interests, »

- Steve Chagollan

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Silicon Valley Season 1 Finale Recap: 800 in 10 Minutes

2 June 2014 5:56 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

“When you create a new start-up company, don’t forget to thank Satan.” Seven recaps ago, our journey through the first season of Silicon Valley began with those words. On the season finale, “Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency,” the devil comes to collect his claim on Pied Piper. Depending on your perspective, the outcome of TechCrunch Disrupt is either a defeat of Old Scratch or the beginnings of an even bigger deal with Rosemary’s baby daddy.The episode starts with the mention of a very costly lawsuit, and ends … with the mention of a very costly lawsuit. Between the litigious bookends is a roller coaster of details and insanity expertly scripted by Alec Berg and directed by Mike Judge. There’s suspense, a bit of backstabbing, the ugly results of sleep-deprivation, a last-minute save, and a little romance. There is also a delectable appearance of the most beautiful language in the universe, »

- Odie Henderson

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'Silicon Valley' recap: It's Richard's time to shine - but can he?

1 June 2014 7:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I had been wondering how the first season of "Silicon Valley" might wrap, as things had been looking mighty dour for Pied Piper in the last few episodes. As has been mentioned, long ago VHS beat out the superior Betamax technology, and Hooli seemed poised to do something similar by stealing the Pied Piper programming and making it their own. A complete failure for Pied Piper at TechCrunch wouldn't have meant the end of the show (it's already been renewed for another season), but it would have sent it spinning in a different direction, and likely a dark one. Initially it seems that's exactly where we're headed, though, as even Gilfoyle and Dinesh look to jump ship and everything Richard does to save the project seems to be moving around deck chairs on the Titanic. That what eventually transpires, though it probably has real compression experts screaming, nicely takes us »

- Liane Bonin Starr

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