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TV Academy Awards Six Interactive Media Emmys

TV Academy Awards Six Interactive Media Emmys
The interactive media wing of the Television Academy handed out six juried awards for the 66th annual Emmy Awards at an event Wednesday at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media is divided into four categories, two of which yielded more than one winner this year. The Interactive Media Peer Group recognizes excellence in innovation across TV and digital platforms.

Discovery Channel’s Skywire Live with NikWallenda” took home the top prize for multiplatform storytelling.

Two winners were named in the user experience and visual design category: HBO was recognized for its “Game of Thrones Viewer Guide” but shared the winner’s circle with Comcast for its Xfinity platform on the distributor’s X1 set-top box.

The social TV experience category also yielded two winners: Pivot’s “Hit Record on TV” and National Geographic Channel’s “Live From Space.”

The only winner of the night that
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NBC4, ABC7 Top La Area Emmy Awards

NBC4 was the big winner at the 66th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, taking home eight trophies, including investigative news reporting and news featuring reporting.

ABC7 won six statuettes, including light news story (single report) and information/public affair series (more than 50% remote).

The Television Academy held the awards ceremony Saturday night at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.

A complete list of winners follows:

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Adam Davis, Producer

Jennifer Fukutomi, Associate Producer

Robert McDonnell, Producer

Heather Rigby, Associate Producer

Kenneth Shapiro, Producer

Teresa Taylor, Coordinating Producer

Bohdan Zachary, Producer

Laura Zucker, Executive Producer

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R. Daniel Farias, Producer

Robin Gee, Executive Producer

Al Johnson, Associate Producer

Marc Littman, Executive Producer

Kim Upton, Producer

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The Power of the PSA, CBS2/KCAL9

Garry Ashton,
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NBC4 Big Winner At Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards: Complete Winners List

NBC4 topped the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards winning in eight categories on Saturday night. Winners in 40 categories were announced at the 66th annual awards show, which took place at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in the NoHo Arts District. The Los Angeles Area nominees  and winners were selected by national active members and Los Angeles Area Peer Group active members within the Television Academy. NBC4 was honored for the best evening newscast (7 p.m. to midnight) and in seven other categories.  Photos Complete 2014 Emmy Nominees Ktla's Morning News was named the best morning newscast.  KMEX34 won

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Emmy Awards: Complete list of nominations

Nominations for the 66th annual Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday, July 10 from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater by Carson Daly ("The Voice") and Mindy Kaling ("The Mindy Project"). They were joined by TV academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum. (Read full report here.) This year's Emmys will take place on August 25 (a Monday) at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles beginning at 5:00 pm Pt and air live on NBC. The full list of nominees in all categories can be found below. -Break- Can 'Veep' or 'The Big Bang Theory' dethrone 'Modern Family'? Discuss all things Emmy in our infamous forums Drama Best Drama Series "Breaking Bad” “Downton Abbey” “Game of Thrones” “House of Cards” “Mad Men” “True Detective” Best Drama Actress Lizzy Caplan, "Masters of Sex" Claire Danes, "Homeland" Michelle Dockery, &quo..."'
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Emmy Awards Nominations for 2014: See the List of Nominees!

Emmy Awards Nominations for 2014: See the List of Nominees!
Not a bad way to start the day! Early on Thursday, July 10, Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly took center stage at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood to reveal the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award nominations. The Mindy Project actress and the Voice host announced nominees in categories including Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Miniseries, and Outstanding Comedy Series. Among those honored were stars from Breaking Bad, Mad Men, True Detective, House of Cards, Girls, [...]
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News Nuggets: Carson Daly and Mindy Kaling to announce Emmy nominations July 10

News Nuggets: Carson Daly and Mindy Kaling to announce Emmy nominations July 10
Carson Daly and Mindy Kaling will reveal the nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards early on Thursday, July 10. They will join Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood. Daly is the Emmy-winning producer and host of "The Voice" on NBC. Kaling is a six-time Emmy nominee (from writing and producing "The Office") who now produces, writes and stars on her own show "The Mindy Project." This year's Emmy ceremony will be hosted by Seth Meyers on Monday, August 25. The Wrap. -Break- Former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno is slated to receive the 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the Kennedy Center. He will receive the honor on October 19 in Washington, D.C. Last year's honoree was Carol Burnett, and other previous recipients have included Bill Cosby, Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, Lorne Michaels, Bob Newhart, Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin, and Jonathan Wint.
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Mindy Kaling, Carson Daly to Host 66th Emmy Award Nominations

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Mindy Kaling, Carson Daly to Host 66th Emmy Award Nominations
Carson Daly and Mindy Kaling will present the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations, alongside Television Academy chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum, the academy announced Wednesday. The nominations announcement will be streamed live on July 10 at 8:40 a.m. Et/5:40 a.m. Pt from the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood. The telecast will be produced by Spike Jones Jr. Also read: Emmys Restore Movies and Miniseries to Separate Categories for Awards Seth Meyers is hosting the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, airing live from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre Aug. 25 a 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt.
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Mindy Kaling Defends ‘Mindy Project’ First Season at Fox Panel

Mindy Kaling Defends ‘Mindy Project’ First Season at Fox Panel
The title “Girls Night Out” was a fitting name for the panel that Fox held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood on Monday, as some of the net’s most prominent female figures turned up to talk their career beginnings, their shows and the challenges that come with working in the industry.

Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project”), Jane Lynch (“Glee”) Chelsea Peretti (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Alex Borstein (“Family Guy”), Yeardley Smith (“The Simpsons”), Liz Meriwether (“New Girl”) and Heather Kadin (“Sleepy Hollow”) were all in attendance at the panel. Lynch was sure to tease the audience with some info about “Glee’s” final season.

The Emmy winner said that they hope the last handful of “Glee” episodes all carry a very strong message with them, and even revealed they might get “some of the old kids back” to close out the show. She grew somber, however, when asked about Cory Monteith,
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Emmys: Fox Goes Guerrilla With 'Sleepy Hollow' Campaign

The Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, it's not. Fox's chosen venue for a June 2 Sleepy Hollow screening and Q&A, one part of a big Emmy push for the freshman drama, speaks volumes about how the network is positioning its Mvp from the 2013-14 season -- they'll woo voters at a mausoleum. The Hollywood Forever Cemetery mausoleum, specifically, is where stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie and executive producers Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Mark Goffman and Heather Kadin will show off the series (as well as footage from the upcoming sophomore run) to members of the TV Academy, WGA and DGA.

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Ricky Gervais on ‘Derek’: ‘I Think This is the Most Sincere Thing I’ve Done’

Ricky Gervais on ‘Derek’: ‘I Think This is the Most Sincere Thing I’ve Done’
Ricky Gervais wears many hats as the creator, writer, director and star of his Netflix laffer series “Derek,” but all of his work boils down to one goal — striking a chord with the audience.

“I think that’s the point of any art, even one as lowly as TV comedy, is to make a connection,” Gervais said Tuesday night at the premiere of the second season of “Derek.”

Fans gathered at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre for a screening of the first episode of season two, which follows retirement home worker Derek as he attempts to reconcile with his estranged father.

Gervais told Variety that all of his work is “semi-autobiographical” and “Derek” was inspired by people like his mother, sister and sister-in-law, who were all care workers.

“Everything I do has been a labor of love to some degree. I’ve always written about what I know,” he said,
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Television Academy Foundation Announces College TV Awards Winners

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The 35th College Television Awards were held by the Television Academy Foundation on Wednesday, with 13 awards going to filmmakers attending various colleges across the country. The awards, which recognize demonstrated excellence in entertainment content production, were given out at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre. Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, stars of USA's upcoming comedy series “Playing House,” hosted the ceremony, which was attended by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, Max Greenfield (“The New Girl”) and Matt Bomer (“White Collar”) among others. Also read: Television Academy Announces New Name, Fundraising Drive The winners, culled from more than 1,100 students who participated.
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A 'Girls' movie: Could it happen?

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If you're of the mind that there's already too much "Girls" in the world, well, take heed: The following just may send you over the edge.

During an event at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday (March 13), "Girls" executive producer Ilene S. Landress, alongside the cast of the HBO series, teased a sold-out crowd with the possibility of a future film adaptation.

With the premiere of the "Veronica Mars" film on everyone's mind and the "Entourage" movie in production, the "Girls" team was asked if the polarizing comedy might ever see its own theatrical release, to which Landress responded, "Sure. Why not?"

Of course, her answer came with a caveat: "...if Lena [Dunham] and Jenni [Konner] and Judd [Apatow] have something left to say."

Somehow, it's hard to imagine a time may ever come when Dunham doesn't have anything to say.

Do you hope to see
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Lena Dunham Says She’s Not Quitting Acting

Lena Dunham Says She’s Not Quitting Acting
Lena Dunham squashed rumors of her quitting acting , giving E! News a flat-out “no” when she was asked point-blank about her career Thursday night at the Television Academy’s an Evening With “Girls” panel.

The rumors started earlier this week with the release of a Glamour magazine piece where she is quoted as saying, “I don’t know if I’m going to want to act anymore.”

Dunham was joined at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in NoHo Arts District by cast mates Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Andrew Rannells and producer Ilene S. Landress. They discussed criticism of the HBO show, whether “Girls” is scripted and rehearsed and even the time Mamet’s character had a doughnut-shaped hairstyle.

“It is rehearsed, but there’s a nice amount of improv in it … Lena uses it to help get us into the scene and character,” Kirk said.

The panel was moderated by Dave Karger,
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'Girls' Cast Talks Season Finale, Awkward Sex Scenes, Movie Adaptation Possibilities

'Girls' Cast Talks Season Finale, Awkward Sex Scenes, Movie Adaptation Possibilities
A sold-out crowd at the Television Academy’s Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in Los Angeles Thursday night listened in as Lena Dunham, creator and star of HBO’s Girls, took a break from the writers room to speak with co-stars Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Andrew Rannells and executive producer Ilene S. Landress about the making of one of the most talked-about shows on television. As fans eagerly await the season’s penultimate episode, which will air this Sunday, here are ten fun facts revealed during the event about the inner-world of Girls. Video: 'SNL' Recap: Lena Dunham Debuts 'Girls'

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Gabrielle Union Channels Soledad O’Brien in Bet’s ‘Being Mary Jane’

Gabrielle Union Channels Soledad O’Brien in Bet’s ‘Being Mary Jane’
Bet is taking a leap in a new venture: Drama.

The cabler has produced its first original drama, “Being Mary Jane” starring Gabrielle Union. The series revolving around a public and private life of a cable TV news anchor has been described as “relatable” and “realistic,” but cast member Aaron D. Spears had a different word for it.

“I would say sexy,” he laughed. “We’re tackling some subject matters that it could be HBO. It could definitely be on HBO, because we’re not pulling any punches.”

The skein focuses on Union’s character Mary Jane, a single, successful woman who tries to juggle her job as an anchor for a CNN-like network with her family, friends and a hectic love life. The two-hour pilot aired in July to more than 4 million viewers, prompting Bet to move forward with “Mary Jane” as a series. The cast and crew gathered
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‘Alpha House’ Creator Garry Trudeau On Creating “HBO-Quality” TV On Amazon; ‘Betas’ Panel Stresses Character Over Cliche

Amazon Studios tonight introduced its first two original series, comedies Alpha House and Betas, during a TV Academy event at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre. And the recurring theme was creating quality TV. Alpha House, about four Republican U.S. senators who share a residence in D.C., is created, written and exec produced by Garry Trudeau of Doonesbury and Tanner ’88 fame. (Cast member Clark Johnson called him “the Aaron Sorkin of the Internet,” adding, “I don’t change a comma.”) Trudeau began by saying he had “several reservations initially” about working with Amazon because “I had not seen great television produced on the web, and I did not see how they were going to be able to kick it up to another level with the kind of resources that had been provided to creators on YouTube and other venues. But as it turned out, that wasn’t the plan
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Maggie Siff: ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Star Expecting First Baby — Congrats

The ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star confirmed that is expecting her first child with her husband — and she even revealed her pregnancy cravings! Find out what they are!

Maggie Siff revealed her pregnancy to Us Weekly at the Evening With Sons of Anarchy event at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif., on Oct. 25. She and her husband are expecting their first baby together in 2014. Congrats to the happy couple!

Maggie Siff Pregnant — ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Star Expecting First Baby

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“I haven’t really announced [it] yet,” Maggie told Us Weekly. ”I’m past the nausea so I’m feeling a lot better, a lot more energetic. We just finished shooting the season, which is good.”

Maggie also said that she and her husband already know the sex of the baby but have decided to keep that detail to themselves!
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Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy Actress, Expecting First Child With Husband

Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy Actress, Expecting First Child With Husband
There's a Sons of Anarchy baby on the way! Maggie Siff is expecting her first child with her husband, the actress confirms to Us Weekly. "I haven't really announced [it] yet," the 39-year-old told Us at the Evening With Sons of Anarchy event at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 25. "I'm past the nausea so I'm feeling a lot better, a lot more energetic. We just finished shooting the season, which is good." The Bronx native doesn't have a baby bump [...]
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Jennifer Aniston, Bob Newhart, Debra Messing Pay Tribute to James Burrows

Jennifer Aniston, Bob Newhart, Debra Messing Pay Tribute to James Burrows
Hundreds gathered at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Monday night to honor television comedy legend James Burrows. Winner of 10 Primetime Emmy Awards, four DGA Awards and a member of the Television Academy Hall of Fame, Burrows has directed such hit shows as Taxi, Cheers, Friends, Frasier, Will & Grace, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly and the new CBS series The Millers -- along with more than 50 pilots. Burrows sat next to moderator Pete Hammond as various castmembers from Burrows’ iconic shows came onstage at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood to share

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Jennifer Aniston Wears Pinstripe Suit and Glasses to TV Academy Event

Jennifer Aniston Wears Pinstripe Suit and Glasses to TV Academy Event
This isn't our favorite Jennifer Aniston look. Last night, the 44-year-old actress made a surprise appearance during the Television Academy's An Evening Honoring James Burrows at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre wearing a black and white pinstripe suit (Dick Tracy-inspired?) and nerdy glasses. The blond beauty's conservative look was completed with a gold watch, necklace and her giant engagement ring from fiancé Justin Theroux (our favorite part of the outifit!). Aniston was all smiles while sitting on stage a honoring the legendary TV director. During the ceremony, Aniston was asked—what else?—if there will ever be a Friends reunion in the...
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