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Ricky Gervais claims he discovered Louis C.K. but has never received a thank you from the comedian. "I discovered that big, sweaty slob," C.K. told Seth Meyers . "He's never thanked me, and now he's trying to take my award." The pair will square off at the Emmys in the best actor in comedy series category, where C.K. is nominated for FX's Louie and Gervais has Netflix's Derek. Earlier on NBC, Jimmy Fallon had Audra McDonald to once again sing Yahoo! answers. It certainly sounds smarter when coming from a Tony winner. Photos Summer TV Preview
- Aaron Couch
Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. will be facing off in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the 2014 Emmy Awards. Gervais was happy about it, until Seth Meyers pointed out how much he did for Louis C.K.'s career on “Late Night.” “Before his show, you put him in a movie, you put him in your HBO special. Has he ever sort of thanked you for all the work you've done for him?” Meyers asked Gervais. See video: Ricky Gervais Uses Logic to Convince David Letterman Not to Retire “No,” Gervais said, really thinking about it. »
- Jason Hughes
Bless Ricky Gervais and his cynical heart. Last night on “The Late Show,” he didn't just give David Letterman the usual “Don't go!” platitudes; he actually gave Letterman some very practical reasons why he shouldn't leave. Also read: David Letterman and Joan Rivers Reenact Her CNN Walkout (Video) “You think you're going to spend more time with your family,” Gervais said. “But they have a routine. You'll be in the way. You're going to spend a lot of time in a shed pretending to do stuff.” Besides, says the ever-practical Gervais, “You're going to be sitting around listening to people talk. »
- Joel Keller
Many happy returns to Daniel Radcliffe, who celebrates his 25th birthday today (July 23)! He may have made a name for himself as heroic wizard Harry Potter, but in the years since Deathly Hallows - Part 2, he's excelled in small indies and displayed something of a flare for comedy.
1. "I am Harry Potter"
Daniel was recently snapped flanked by a lot of dogs on the set of Judd Apatow's Tranwreck. However, the duo's relationship can be tracked back a few years to this hilarious Funny or Die video of Apatow quizzing the Harry Potter star on his alter ego...
Daniel assures us fame hasn't gone to his head in this Bad Teeth spoof video, but »
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
John Stamos was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to plug his movie "My Man Is a Loser." Obviously, Uncle Jesse is not a loser, but he plays a playboy in the movie. He told Jimmy Kimmel he believes in the institution of marriage (he was married once, to Rebecca Romijn), despite getting caught up in the idea of the whole bachelor life "so guys like you can live vicariously through me." John said he'd switch lives with Jimmy in a heartbeat, to have a beautiful wife and baby. "She'll go to you," Jimmy deadpanned of his wife, Molly. Watch the video for John's weird attempt at a compliment to "fertilize" Jimmy's wife. »
- Gina Carbone
Ricky Gervais played an awesome game with us -- it's kinda like bang, marry, kill ... but in this case he has to choose from 3 classic TV sitcoms. Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, and The Cosby Show were his options -- and Ricky happily gave one of 'em the Axe! Okay, maybe not happily. Read more »
- TMZ Staff
In the world of television, true geniuses are few and far between. Sopranos creator David Chase would probably be considered one of them for his family mob drama that blew away everything else on TV at the time. Larry David would be another for helping create the cultural icon Seinfeld, as well as Curb Your Enthusiasm. Then you could perhaps throw in a Ricky Gervais and a James Burrows as well. In film we have Martin Scorcese, Alfred Hitchcock, and David Lynch to name a few of that genre’s geniuses. But when it comes to wrestling, the man that gets called a genius the most often is really no genius at all.
Ever since 1982, Vince McMahon has been at the helm of WWE. During his time on top, he’s drastically changed the wrestling landscape forever. There’s no doubt about it, he is the most successful promoter of all time. »
- Andrew Soucek
NBC's presentation at the Television Critics Association's 2014 Summer press tour took place on Sunday, and we were on hand to get all the juicy details on the network's fall schedule. We learned a few goodies about highly-anticipated new shows "Constantine" and "State of Affairs," plus, new info on the Emmys, their upcoming live musical, and more.
1. Walken the Plank?
Perhaps the biggest news of the day was the announcement that Christopher Walken has landed the role of Captain Hook in the live musical version of "Peter Pan" -- an event planned for a December 4th airing. The actor "will be the first tap dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen," according to NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt.
2. A Maya Rudolph show isn't off the table
There may be more Maya Rudolph coming to the network in the future. Her "Maya Rudolph Show" special was considered an "imperfect first episode" and she »
- Alana Altmann
While all the focus has been on the Emmy battles between A-listers like Bryan Cranston vs. Matthew McConaughey and Julia Roberts vs. Kathy Bates, a slew of other stars picked up nominations. However, these came in categories that receive less fanfare, most of which will be presented at the Creative Arts Emmys nine days before the primetime telecast on August 25. -Break- Top 10 biggest Emmy nominations jaw-droppers: Ricky Gervais, Lena Headey ... Best Documentary/Nonfiction Special, for instance, boasts a stellar line-up of nominated producers, including Oprah Winfrey and Mariel Hemingway (Own's "Running from Crazy"), Maria Shriver (HBO's "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert"), Tom Hanks (CNN's "The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy"), and Whoopi Goldberg (HBO's "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley"). Apart from first-time nominee Hemingway, they're all previo...' »
Chicago – Some old TV favorites and some new online upstarts highlight the nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which takes place on Monday, August 25th, 2014. The Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” competes with stalwart sitcoms “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family” at this year’s ceremony.
The Emmy Awards Will Be Broadcast Live on NBC, August 25th, 2014
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The nominations were revealed by the Television Academy on the morning of July 10th, 2014, and were announced by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly. Late night host Seth Meyers will host the 2014 edition of the Emmy Awards, to air live on NBC-tv. The complete list of nominations are as followed…
Best Series (Drama)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Detective (HBO)
Best Actor (Drama Series)
Jon Hamm »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Emmy nominations were announced this morning and as usual, there were a number of snubs and surprises, which the Internet collectively whined about this morning. Rather than continue to mourn the lack of a nomination for Tatiana Maslany (which I admittedly complained about as well), actual solutions need to be pitched. Sadly, “chain Emmy voters to a chair and make them actually watch Orphan Black” seems somewhat implausible and definitely criminal, so here are five reasonable and seemingly easy solutions the Emmys should consider next year.
1. A Dramedy Category
One of the most-nominated newcomers announced on Emmy morning was Orange is the New Black, which with 12 total nods amassed more than any other comedy, including Modern Family, Veep, and The Big Bang Theory. Yet most fans of the show would hesitate to classify it as a comedy. Compared to most of the other shows in the category, it certainly does not fit the pattern. »
- George Morvis
If there is an awards show that doesn’t go according to script in Hollywood, it’s the Emmys where upsets happen all the time due to its complex voting process. Episode submissions and judging panels often bring frontrunners to their knees and ignite hopes for little-seen underdogs. It’s how Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom") took down Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") last year, but it’s also ironically how Cranston won for the freshman season of “Breaking Bad” against past winner James Spader ("Boston Legal"). So let’s have a look at the 10 possible upsets to look out for at this year’s Emmys: -Break- 1. Ricky Gervais could be up to his old tricks Remember when all eyes were on Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") and Steve Carell ("The Office") back in 2007, and then the envelope opened and Ricky Gervais pulled off a jawdropper Comedy Actor win for "Extras"? This year h. »
In the days leading up to the announcement of the 2014 Emmy nominees, Variety set out to predict the most likely contenders in the drama, comedy, acting, miniseries and movies categories. While by no means an exact science, many of our picks made the final cut — with a few surprises joining them. Here’s how our predictions stacked up against the list final nominees:
The competition for best drama series led to an overabundance of contenders for the six slots that did not leave enough room for “The Good Wife,” as Variety had predicted. “Downton Abbey” once again garnered a nom, edging out the CBS drama and other hopeful pick “Masters of Sex”.
Although it was expected to come out ahead, two-time winner “Girls” did not see a nomination for comedy series this year. Nor did newcomer “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which was anticipated to pick up a series nom after »
- Shelli Weinstein
Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly woke up bright and early to announce the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations on Thursday in La. There were many longtime favorites that received nominations, like Breaking Bad and Mad Men, while newcomers like Netflix's Orange Is the New Black and HBO's True Detective got first-time nods. Seth Meyers will serve as this year's host when the 66th Emmy Awards are broadcast on NBC on Aug. 25. Take a look at the complete list below, then check out all the snubs and read the nominees' reactions! Source: Getty / Kevin Winter Outstanding Drama Series Breaking Bad Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Mad Men True Detective House of Cards Outstanding Comedy Series The Big Bang Theory Louie Modern Family Veep Orange Is the New Black Silicon Valley Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Woody Harrelson, »
- Alyse Whitney
What to think of those wacky Emmy Award nominations? Don't fret: all is revealed by Gold Derby editors Tom O'Neil, Paul Sheehan, Chris Beachum, Daniel Montgomery and Marcus Dixon., who square off in this video slugfest and audio podcast (both of which are embedded below). Subscribe to our audio podcasts at iTunes. They point to the biggest Emmy shockers -- like "Silicon Valley" eclipsing "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Girls" in the race for Best Comedy Series and Ricky Gervais ("Derek") bumping Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") out of the lineup for Best Comedy Actor. Hey, how did Melissa McCarthy ("Mike and Molly") sneak back into the comedy actress lineup? -Break- Join the lively Emmy chat going on right now in our infamous forums Our Editors have strong, passionate, oft-clashing predictions of ultimate winners. "Breaking Bad" apostles like Dixon can't imagi...' »
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.
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)
“Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)
“The Normal Heart” (HBO)
- Jonathan James
Every July, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announces the year's primetime Emmy nominations, and every time, predictable outrage pours forth over the Academy's supposedly faulty judgment. Of course, now that we're living in the supposed new golden age of television, it's hard to argue against any of the Academy's choices. Then again, the abundance of stellar performances in well-written, sharply directed shows means that, inevitably, some favorites will be left out and that not everyone will be happy with the names that did make the cut. Here, then, is Moviefone's list of surprises and snubs from the 2014 Emmy nominations.
Kate McKinnon and Fred Armisen -- Sketch players rarely get nominated, in part because it's hard to single them out from their ensemble casts. But Armisen is half the ensemble on "Portlandia" by himself, while McKinnon was a clear standout this season on "Saturday Night Live" for her »
- Gary Susman
How could “The Good Wife” not make the cut this year? That was the question top of mind for many bizzers Thursday morning as they digested the news of the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations.
No doubt the drama series competition was fierce this year but the universal acclaim for “Good Wife’s” fifth season made it seem a slam-dunk for a return to the top race. The fact that “Downton Abbey” made the cut in a year when buzz on the PBS period sudser was definitely down a few notches only magnified the surprise for “Good Wife” fans.
Among the other head-scratchers in this year’s race:
Snub: Michael Sheen. Hard to believe that voters didn’t rally behind his fine slow-burn work as the repressed but adventurous sex research pioneer William Masters in Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.” Sheen »
- Debra Birnbaum and Cynthia Littleton
The nominations for the 66th Emmy Awards were released this morning, and I’m surprisingly satisfied with the results. Though there were an overabundance of nominations for the so-so Netflix series House of Cards and not nearly enough (read: any) for BBC America’s criminally-underrated Orphan Black, including for lead actress Tatiana Maslany, the categories shook out in a mostly predictable, if fair way.
Of course, heavyweights Breaking Bad and True Detective will be duking it out in the Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series categories (the latter of which saw both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson swipe nominations). Other shows which scored big include American Horror Story: Coven, dominating the Miniseries categories, Game of Thrones, which has the most nominations at 19, and Fargo, trailing just behind with 18.
I’m particularly pleased to see Idris Elba squeak into Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards this morning. The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will air live on Monday, August 25 (8pm Et / 5pm Pt) on NBC.
Take a look at The Emmy Awards nominees below.
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
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