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18 items from 2015


9 Things to Watch For During the 2015 Emmys

17 September 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

You can expect the Emmy telecast, hosted by Andy Samberg and airing Sept. 20 on Fox, to stick with what's worked in the past. As 13-time Emmy show producer Don Mischer told TV critics last month, there's little point in reinventing the wheel. When it comes to creating a memorable awards show, he said, "the two things that make the most difference are 'Who wins?' and 'What do they say?' And as a producer you have absolutely no control over that."

Of course, those moments over which Mischer and 17-time Emmycast director Louis J. Horvitz have absolutely no control are the ones awards show viewers live for. So we'll keep an eye out for spontaneity, but as for the rest of the show, there are 9 things we can expect to see.

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- Gary Susman

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Emmy Awards: Andrea Bocelli, David Foster to Perform at 2015 Governors Ball

9 September 2015 8:22 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Andrea Bocelli and David Foster will headline the entertainment at the 67th Emmy Awards Governors Ball, the Television Academy announced Wednesday. The world famous classical solo artist and multiple Grammy Award and Emmy Award-winning producer-songwriter will perform a special set for the 4,000 guests at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown L.A., following the 2015 Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 20. The evening will also include performances by Jb Project, the Wcm Strings and The Stereo Set. Also Read: Emmys Hires Louis J. Horvitz to Direct 2015 Awards Telecast This year’s theme for the Governors Ball will be “Reigning With Radiance,” featuring »

- Debbie Emery

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Emmys Director Louis J. Horvitz Recalls Awards-Show Hits and Misses

27 August 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A version of this story appeared in the “Down to the Wire” issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. Lots of people have won Emmys, but you can count on one hand the number who’ve had the surreal experience of cuing their own acceptance speech. Glenn Weiss did it last year when he directed the show on which he won an Emmy for directing the Tonys — and this year’s Emmy director, Louis J. Horvitz, has done it five times, winning the majority of his seven Emmys (five for the Oscars, two for the Kennedy Center Honors) while sitting in the show’s. »

- Steve Pond

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Emmy Award Nominations: Full List of 2015 Emmy Nominees

16 July 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 16 and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received the most nominations.

Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20. Fox will broadcast them live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

The nominees are below:

Outstanding Drama Series

“Better Call Saul”

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mad Men

Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Comedy Series

Louie

Modern Family

Parks and Recreation

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

Lead Actor, Drama

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men

Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan

Lead Actress, Drama

Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Claire Danes, “Homeland

Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black

Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men

Robin Wright, “House of Cards

Lead Actor, Limited Series Or Movie

Timothy Hutton, »

- Variety Staff

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News Nuggets: Will Jon Snow and Kit Harington return from the dead on 'Game of Thrones'?

5 July 2015 6:12 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Passionate fans of HBO's "Game of Thrones" are frantically putting together clues about whether a popular character is really dead. Fan-favorite Jon Snow seemingly perished in the fifth season finale of the show on June 14. Actor Kit Harington appeared at the Wimbledon tennis tournament this weekend still sporting his long "Snow" locks, giving watchers hope that he will return after all. Also in the actual episode, they wonder if "Melisandre arriving at the Wall just before his death couldn't have been a coincidence." Are these both important clues as to whether Jon Snow will be back next season for the Emmy-winning show? TV Line -Break- Louis J. Horvitz returns to direct the Emmy Awards for the 17th time in his career. An Emmy winner himself, he has also helmed the Oscars 12 times and many other live events. The Television Academy announced in March that Don Mischer will be back as »

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Emmy Awards Set Director, Key Production Team Members

2 July 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Louis J. Horvitz is returning as director of the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, to air live Sept. 20 on Fox.

Also joining the production team are Danette Herman, Bob Dickinson, Baz Halpin and Tamlyn Wright.

Horvitz will direct the kudocast for the 17th time. In addition to the Emmys, the awards show veteran’s credits include directing the Academy Awards telecast 12 times, as well as recently directing the Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards and Billboard Music Awards.

Herman and Dickinson will reprise their roles as co-producer and lighting designer, respectively.

Halpin, a new addition to the Emmys team, will serve as production designer. Tamlyn Wright will join Halpin as co-designer. Both have extensive experience designing awards shows and pop music acts.

The newly announced production team joins the show’s executive producers, Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andy Samberg hosts the three-hour telecast.

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- Seth Kelley

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Emmys 2015: Louis J Horvitz Back To Direct Fox Telecast

2 July 2015 10:54 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Louis J. Horvitz will return to direct his 17th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20, the TV Academy said today in announcing the production staff for the Fox broadcast. Danette Herman is also back for a 26th year with the Emmy telecast as co-producer for Don Mischer Productions, which has set Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare as executive producers. Bob Dickinson (Peter Pan Live!) is also returning as lighting designer for the live telecast. Newcomer Baz Halpin… »

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Emmys Hires Louis J. Horvitz to Direct 2015 Awards Telecast

2 July 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Louis J. Horvitz has been set to direct the 67th annual Emmy Awards, and Danette Herman, Bob Dickinson and Baz Halpin have joined the production team, it was announced Thursday. Herman and Dickinson are returning this year in their respective roles as co-producer and lighting designer. Halpin has been brought on to serve as production designer, and Tamlyn Wright will serve as co-designer. This will be Horvitz’s seventeenth time directing the Emmy Awards telecast, and he has also directed the Oscars 12 times, winning seven Emmys for his work. Also Read: TV Showrunners-Actors Exclusive Portraits From TheWrap Magazine Emmy Shoot (Photos) Emmy Award-winning. »

- Linda Ge

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DGA Awards: ‘Birdman’ Wins Best Feature Film for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

7 February 2015 8:26 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Birdman” director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has won the Directors Guild of America top feature film award.

“I never expected to be here tonight talking to you — never,” a deeply moved Inarritu said in his acceptance speech Saturday night at the Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles. “I am openly humbled.”

Alfonso Cuaron, who won last year’s DGA and Oscar for “Gravity,” made the presentation of the DGA’s top award to the audacious and surreal comedy-drama.

Inarritu, a native of Mexico, noted that filmmaking is unpredictable: “You can’t pick a sexual position that will turn out a certain kind of child.”

Inarritu credited the cast, led by Michael Keaton, along with producing partners John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole.

“I’m just so thankful, thankful, thankful, thankful,” he concluded.

He won over Richard Linklater for “Boyhood,” Clint Eastwood for “American Sniper,” Morten Tydlum for “The Imitation Game” and »

- Dave McNary

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DGA Awards: ‘Transparent’ Wins Comedy Series Award

7 February 2015 8:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amazon’s “Transparent” has won the Directors Guild of America award for comedy series for director Jill Soloway.

The win for “Transparent” comes a month after it won the comedy series trophy at the Golden Globes.

It topped “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Orange Is the New Black”and  “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent.” “30 Rock” won the award last year.

Jane Lynch hosted the 67th annual DGA ceremonies at the Century Plaza.

Updated list of winners:

Feature Film

Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Clint Eastwood

American Sniper

Alejandro G. IÑÁRRITU

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Richard Linklater

Boyhood

Morten Tyldum

The Imitation Game

Dramatic Series

Dan Attias

Homeland, “13 Hours in Islamabad”

Jodie Foster

House of Cards, “Chapter 22″

Cary Joji Fukunaga

True Detective, “Who Goes There”

Lesli Linka Glatter

Homeland, “From A to B and Back Again”

Alex Graves

Game of Thrones, “The Children”

Comedy Series

Louis C.K.

Louie, “Elevator: Part »

- Dave McNary

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Grammy Awards 2015: The Team Behind the Show

28 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Producer Ken Ehrlich’s team has been learning their moves for the Grammys for a long time, but each show is a new challenge. Here are some of the key people behind the scenes making the show go.

Imagine

Once Grammy noms are announced, Ken Ehrlich and his team look for the most interesting collaborations that can highlight the nominated songs, hoping those “Grammy Moments.”

Essential contributor:

David Wild, the longtime music journalist is a walking factchecker.

Essential host:

LL Cool J, the veteran music performer brings cred to his role.

Book The Talent

Artist outreach stays in flux until the last minute — rock stars are known to have schedule changes. Chantel Sausedo, Ehrlich’s longtime talent producer, contacts the performers’ reps and arranges accommodations. Travel/ground manager Khristine Gomez handles about 250 cars for the show.

Set The Stage

Crew works closely with director Louis J. Horvitz and associate director Christine Clark Bradley. »

- Karen Idelson

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Ken Ehrlich: The Grammy Producer’s Core Team and Partners

28 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ken Ehrlich can claim a monumental legacy in the music world through the hundreds of shows he’s produced. This year will mark his 35th Grammy broadcast. He’s also the producer behind the “In Concert at the White House Series,” dozens of specials on artists like Michael Jackson and Celine Dion, and additional awards shows including the Emmys.

“He’s forgotten more about music than I’ve ever known,” says David Wild, the longtime writer of all of Ehrlich’s shows. “He’s passionate about getting everything right. He won’t stop until what he’s working on has become something amazing.”

Ehrlich keeps his core team small and prefers to work out of a house rather than corporate offices. Most on the team have been with him at least a decade. “Ken is a great coach and very sensitive to people,” says director Louis J. Horvitz, who works »

- Karen Idelson

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‘Grammy Moments’ Revealed: Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani to Perform Together for First Time

28 January 2015 7:22 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Looks like CBS just stole some potential NBC thunder: The pairings for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards musical collaborations — A.K.A. the “Grammy Moments — will be headlined by a first-ever collaboration between “The Voice” judges Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani.

Also teaming up next month are Hozier and Annie Lennox, Jessie J and Tom Jones, and of course Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, who have become quite the on-stage duo as of late.

The groupings join previously announced performers AC/DC, Eric Church, Common and John Legend, Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Usher, and Pharrell Williams. »

- Tony Maglio

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LL Cool J Returns as Grammy Host; New Performers Join Lineup

21 January 2015 7:30 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Legend, Common, Miranda Lambert, Usher, Sam Smith, and Pharrell will take their songs to the Staples stage on Feb. 8

LL Cool J will host the Grammys once more, and he’s brought some friends to share the stage with him.

John Legend and Common are now set to perform “Glory” from the film “Selma” at Feb. 8’s 57th Annual Grammy Awards, which will air on CBS. Joining them in the latest wave of performers on the so-called “Music’s Biggest Night” are Miranda Lambert, Usher, Sam Smith, and Pharrell Williams.

Also Read: 19 Best & Worst Moments From the Grammy Awards »

- Tony Maglio

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DGA TV Nominations: Louis C.K., Jodie Foster, and Cary Fukunaga score nods

14 January 2015 11:20 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Directors Guild President Paris Barclay has announced the TV, documentary and commercial nominees for this year's DGA Awards. “The spectrum of directorial excellence across today's nine television and documentary categories is revelatory for the breadth and depth in what each of these women and men have directed – from 30-second commercials to multi-hour miniseries,” said Barclay in a statement. “As fellow filmmakers, we’re inspired by the quality, imagination and creativity demonstrated by these impressive nominees; as audience members, we’re incredibly fortunate to enjoy the fruits of their labors. Our congratulations to all of the nominees.” First-time nominees include Jodie Foster ("House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black"), Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective"), Mike Judge ("Silicon Valley"), Lisa Cholodenko ("Olive Kitteridge"), Michael Wilson ("The Trip to Bountiful") and Jill Soloway ("Transparent"). Winners will be announced Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles at a ceremony hosted by Jane Lynch. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Jodie Foster Receives 2 Directors Guild Television Nominations

14 January 2015 10:18 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Directors Guild of America announced its television, commercial and documentary nominations on Wednesday, with Jodie Foster receiving a pair of nods for directing episodes of the drama series “House of Cards” and the comedy series “Orange Is the New Black.”

The Oscar-winning actress is the only director to be nominated in both the drama and comedy categories. In drama, she will be competing with Dan Attias and Lesli Linka Glatter for two different episodes of “Homeland,” Cary Joji Fukunaga for “True Detective” and Alex Graves for “Game of Thrones.”

See photos: Golden Globe Awards: Winners Gallery (Photos)

In comedy, »

- Steve Pond

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DGA Nominations Announced for TV, Documentaries

14 January 2015 10:11 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime’s “Homeland” scored two Directors Guild of America television nominations and Jodie Foster was nominated twice, for directing Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” in her first DGA nominations.

Jill Soloway, whose “Transparent” just won best comedy at the Golden Globes, received her first DGA nomination for the Amazon series, as did Mike Judge for HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” Another DGA newbie, Cary Fukunaga, landed a nom for HBO’s “True Detective.”

Besides “Orange Is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent,” comedy series nominations went to “Modern Family” and Louis C.K. for FX’s “Louie.” “30 Rock” won the category last year.

Game of Thrones” took a nom in drama series and will go up against the two “Homeland” episodes, “House of Cards” and “True Detective.” It was the fifth DGA nomination for Lesli Linka Glatter, who directed the “From A to B and Back Again” segment of “Homeland. »

- Dave McNary

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DGA Nominations Announced for TV, Documentaries

14 January 2015 10:11 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Showtime’s “Homeland” scored two Directors Guild of America television nominations and Jodie Foster was nominated twice, for directing Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” in her first DGA nominations.

Jill Soloway, whose “Transparent” just won best comedy at the Golden Globes, received her first DGA nomination for the Amazon series, as did Mike Judge for HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” Another DGA newbie, Cary Fukunaga, landed a nom for HBO’s “True Detective.”

Besides “Orange Is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent,” comedy series nominations went to “Modern Family” and Louis C.K. for FX’s “Louie.” “30 Rock” won the category last year.

Game of Thrones” took a nom in drama series and will go up against the two “Homeland” episodes, “House of Cards” and “True Detective.” It was the fifth DGA nomination for Lesli Linka Glatter, who directed the “From A to B and Back Again” segment of “Homeland. »

- Dave McNary

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