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Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist
Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist
Therese Ducey, Key Hairstylist
(Winner) “Downton Abbey”
Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist
Adam James Phillips, Key Hairstylist
Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist
Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist
Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist
Gary Machin, Hairstylist
Nicola Mount, Hairstylist
Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist
Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist
Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist
Ai Nakata, Hairstylist
Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist
Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist
Kimi Messina, »
- Variety Staff
Content is king, as the age-old saying goes. And in today's era of platform-agnostic audiences, creating original hit content becomes of even more importance. In an unprecedented effort to discover fresh comedic voices, NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke announced “NBC Comedy Playground,” a grassroots initiative designed to invest in new cutting-edge comedy through a groundbreaking national campaign that offers aspiring comedy writers from across the country the opportunity to take their concepts from pitch to broadcast. An all-star comedy Advisory Board comprised of Will Packer, Craig Robinson, Maya Rudolph, Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling, Eva Longoria, Amy Poehler, Jason Bateman, Robert Carlock, Sean Hayes, Jason Katims, Josh Lieb,Adam McKay, Seth Meyers, Todd Milliner, Mike Schur, Adam Scott and Mike Shoemaker will help the network ultimately select two winners to create original shows intended for telecast during...
- Tambay A. Obenson
NBC aims to find fresh comedy voices through a talent-search initiative dubbed “Comedy Playground.”
The Peacock is inviting aspiring writers to submit short video pitches for original comedy projects to the website NBCComedyPlayground.com starting on May 1.
An advisory board of NBC-affiliated comedy talent will help execs select up to 10 finalists who will receive funding to produce a presentation.
The two winners selected will see up to five episodes of their show produced for airing on NBC in summer 2015. But the presentations of all finalists will be made available on the NBC Comedy Playground website. Viewers will be encouraged to vote for their favorite project to be developed as a digital series.
The Comedy Playground effort is part of NBC Entertainment prexy Jennifer Salke’s effort to find creative ways to develop new material for the network, something she has said is a priority for her department.
“We are taking a bold, »
- Malina Saval
NBC wants to find fresh comedic voices. NBC’s Entertainment President Jennifer Salke today announced “NBC Comedy Playground,” which the network is calling a “grassroots” initiative designed to invest in new “cutting-edge comedy” through a national campaign that offers aspiring comedy writers from across the country the opportunity to pitch ideas with the winners getting a show on the NBC schedule. Salke made the announcement at NBCU Press Day — a sort of itty bitty Summer TV Press Tour — in Pasadena. “In our quest to break new comedy at the network in addition to our team doing great work, I felt it was time to push forward a marriage between what’s happening on the internet and the network,” Salke said. NBC has lined up what it’s calling an all-star comedy Advisory Board comprised of A-list talent, including Aziz Ansari, Jason Bateman, Robert Carlock, Sean Hayes, Mindy Kaling, Jason Katims, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
With ratings-challenged NBC struggling to find its feet as the broadcast network world shifts and rolls beneath it, and with broadcast television itself being regularly lamented as having one foot in the grave and the other on slippery ground, one might be tempted to think the Peacock might as well fold its tail feathers for good.
But there is a center of gravity to the NBC universe, and it is every weeknight, right after your local news -- "The Tonight Show." On Monday, Feb. 17, that center shifts from its longtime home in Los Angeles (aka "beautiful downtown Burbank") to its ancestral home of New York, where it launched with host Steve Allen in 1954.
After the departure of host Jay Leno (again) following a 22-year run -- briefly interrupted by a failed experiment with Conan O'Brien in 2009-10 -- "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" makes its debut from Studio 6B at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. »
A month before he takes over NBC’s The Tonight Show from Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon hosted a room full of reporters at a Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour panel. To help facilitate the transition (and possibly to unscrew Leno from the host chair), Fallon will appear on Leno’s last installment of The Tonight Show on Feb. 6 before relocating the L.A.-based talk show to New York for his Feb. 17 debut. Here are some highlights from Fallon’s Q&A during and after the session, which also included new Tonight Show executive producer Josh Lieb.
• Will Smith »
- Dan Snierson
Next month, Jimmy Fallon will be taking over The Tonight Show, and he came to the Winter TCA to talk about his takeover. He answered lots of burning questions we've had about the format of the show, including why the title has changed slightly, who'll be his first guests, and why he wanted to bring the show back to New York so badly. Why is the title changing? The new show is being branded The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which differs from The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, and Fallon says it's an homage to the origins of the show. "Starring" had been using from the beginning until Leno took over and used "with." Fallon says he wanted "starring" because it's more exciting. "'Starring' makes it like, 'Hey! we're in the business,'" Fallon said. Who's the first guest? Fallon was allowed to reveal the first guest of his Tonight Show: Will Smith! »
- Shannon Vestal
Fallon was low-key and looked a little tired Sunday as he discussed plans for the regime change at the latenight institution. He’s been in regular contact with his predecessor Jay Leno, who gave him an important piece of advice.
“He said ‘You have to make your monologue longer,’ ” Fallon said. On “Late Night” Fallon’s monologues have been running three to four minutes; Leno’s run about nine to 10. Leno impressed upon Fallon the importance to covering a good slice of the day’s big news.
Fallon said he intends to continue to do the taped skits and bits that have been a highlight of his five-year tenure on “Late Night.” Moving the show back to New York was a priority for him, but he said he intends to »
- Cynthia Littleton
8 items from 2014
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