13 items from 2013
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1. James Gandolfini Dies in Italy
Actor James Gandolfini, perhaps best known for his role as Tony Soprano died June 19 in Italy. He was 51.
Gandolfini's managers Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders confirmed that the Golden Globe winner passed away while on holiday in Rome, Italy. Reports suggest that his death came after a possible heart attack.
"Our hearts are shattered and we will miss him deeply," Armstrong and Sanders said in a joint statement. "He and his family were part of our family for many years and we are all grieving."
HBO also released a statement, saying, "We're all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family. He was special man, a great talent, but more importantly a gentle and loving person who treated everyone no matter their title or position with equal respect. He touched so many of us over the years »
The best award shows have their dubious moments, and the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards — which Snicks lovingly liveblogged last night– simply teemed with unexpected and bizarre moments that brought the best (and weirdest) out of many presenters. I also enjoyed planned hilarity like Kathy Griffin‘s presenter speech, in which she quoted four lines of nutty dialogue from nominated soap operas and Betty White‘s tribute to the late game show producer Bob Stewart. But here are five wacky moments I’m still thinking about.
1. Carrie Fisher’s wild introduction to the Best Animated Show category is inspiring, drug-fueled, and maybe poetic.
Carrie Fisher, the goddess who once composed my favorite tweet of all time (and I quote: “Oh BiPolar the way I’m on Letterman tonight w/ my peers Rihanna & Zac Efron pray 4 me”), introduced the Best Animated Show category. Struck me as apparent that she was »
- Louis Virtel
The 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards went down Sunday night (June 16), handing out trophies for the best dramas, talk shows, game shows and more. In addition to that, legendary game show host Monty Hall was given a Lifetime Achievement award.
The full list of winners is below:
Outstanding Drama Series:Days of Our Lives
Outstanding Game Show:The Price is Right
Outstanding Talk Show-Entertainment:The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Outstanding Talk Show-Informative:The Dr. Oz Show
Outstanding Morning Program:cbs Sunday Morning
Outstanding Culinary Program:tie -- The Best Thing I Ever Made and Trisha's Southern Kitchen
The Daytime Emmys recognize network and syndicated programming. Game show icons Monty Hall and producer Bob Stewart were also given Lifetime Achievement Awards during the telecast that included a few surprises (Days won the top prize for the first time since 1975, Ricki Lake won for her canceled talker) and some embarrassing flubs (the ladies of The Talk were given the wrong envelope). But presenter Carrie Fisher did talk about dropping acid »
- Lynette Rice
Daytime television's elite gathered on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Above all the night's festivities, one of the few surviving soap operas, The Bold and the Beautiful, won big.
The soap opera, which has been running since 1986, took home a total of four awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Heather Tom) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama (Scott Clifton), Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team, and Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team.
Pics: Daytime Emmys' Swanky Fashion
The show, hosted by Morning Express' Robin Meade, Good Morning America's Sam Champion, and A.J. Hammer of Showbiz Tonight, contained a few production gaffes, including a misplaced awards envelope that left the cast of The Talk stranded on the stage while the crew searched to find »
CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful boasted the biggest haul, translating its 15 nominations into nine total Emmys, including for Writing, lead actress Heather Tom and five Creative Arts trophies collected on Saturday.
- Matt Webb Mitovich
NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” took the gold for drama series at the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday.
The win marked the first time since 1975 that the sudser has won the top prize at the Daytime Emmy fete — and only its second drama series nod in its nearly 50-year run on NBC. And to make it that much sweeter, the victory coincided with the birthday of “Days” exec producer Ken Corday (pictured above).
“Pinch me,” he said. “Today is a great day to celebrate.”
“We’ve pulled ourselves up from the outer reaches of daytime television,” Lucas said in accepting the kudo for the Cartoon Network animated series. He thanked »
- Cynthia Littleton
New York, NY, June 5, 2013— Hln, the host network of the annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards show, now in its 40th year, presented live from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16, 8-10 p.m., Et/Pt, today announces ABC’s Good Morning America’s Sam Champion along with Hln’s own A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade to host this year’s landmark awards show. Additionally, Kathy Griffin,Rachael Ray, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Erika Slezak, Kristen Alderson, Nancy Lee Grahn, Lindsey Morgan, Freddie Smith, the ladies of “The Talk” including Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood, Jason Thompson, Chandler Massey and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood have also been confirmed to present. Teen powerhouse Italian Opera trio – Il Volo is confirmed to perform their hit song, “Mas Que Amor” during the “In Memoriam” tribute. Previously announced presenters include some of the biggest names in television, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
With “The Young and the Restless” paving the way, CBS led all networks with 50 nominations Wednesday for the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards.
“Young” had 23 noms for the Daytime Emmys, set for broadcast by Hln on June 16 from the Beverly Hilton. ABC’s “General Hospital” nabbed 19 followed by NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” and PBS’ “Sesame Street” with 17 apiece.
Among talkshows, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” was tops with 10 noms.
PBS was second among the networks with 44 noms, while ABC was third with 38. Syndicated programs had 37 noms.
Nickelodeon had 36 noms, including four of the five nods for top children’s animated program, compared with 17 noms for the Hub (its most ever), 11 for Cartoon Network and 11 combined for Disney Channel and Disney Xd.
Nominated for top drama were “Young,” “Days,” “General,” CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” (15 noms) and ABC’s “One Life to Live” (three noms). “General” was the big winner in 2012 with five Daytime Emmys, »
- Jon Weisman
Hln returns as the host network of the annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards show, now in its 40th year, presented live from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16, 8-10 p.m., Et/Pt, it was announced by Scot Safon, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Hln, and Malachy Wienges, Chairman, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “Last year, Hln’s first-ever presentation of the Daytime Emmy® Awards was the #1 most-watched, regularly-scheduled non-news broadcast in the network’s history, and received terrific viewer feedback both on-air and online. Our audiences thanked us for tapping into that vital part of American pop culture,” said Safon. “Hln is the news channel that focuses on stories at the forefront of the American conversation, and daytime programming often tackles those same themes and stories. We are so happy to again present the program that honors the best work in daytime.” “The National »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
The Daytime Emmys are returning to cabler Hln for the second consecutive year, with the kudofest scheduled for June 16.
The Beverly Hilton will once again host the event, now in its 40th year, with the broadcast airing at 8 p.m. on both coasts.
Overnight viewership for last year’s broadcast on Hln was 912,000 – by far the lowest in Daytime Emmy history, but the most-watched regularly scheduled, non-news telecast ever for Hln. The Daytime Emmys had averaged 5.5 million viewers on CBS from 2010-11, after drawing a previous low of 2.7 million on the CW in 2009.
“Our audiences thanked us for tapping into that vital part of American pop culture,” said Hln exec veep and g.m. Scot Safon.
LocoDistro is producing this year’s Daytime Emmys, with Gabriel Gornell exec producing. As previously announced, longtime gameshow host Monty Hall and producer Bob Stewart will receive lifetime achievement awards.
“The outcome of this »
- Jon Weisman
Monty Hall and producer Bob Stewart will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Hall hosted "Let's Make a Deal," and Stewart created famous game shows including "To Tell the Truth," "Password," and "The $10,000 Pyramid," among others. Anne Hathaway discusses where she might keep her Oscar if she wins for "Les Miserables": "'I kind of have this fantasy -- because this year that I have been lucky enough to receive a few pieces of hardware -- that I'm going to get a tool shed and keep it in my garage so that it opens to some music. But for now I am just going to keep it in my kitchen,' she said." ABC News Hathaway's one-take performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" tops Kris Tapley's list of the best individual shots of the year. "Life of Pi," "Moonrise Kingdom," and "The Master »
Every year I find myself searching for ways to cope with awful January grimness, and luckily I've found us a kickass anniversary to celebrate: Password debuted in primetime 50 years ago this week, and it remains one of the definitive entertainments in the wide, mysteriously under-respected world of game shows. Like with most great game shows including To Tell the Truth, The Price is Right, and Pyramid, gaming genius Bob Stewart (who passed away this year at age 91) was a critical part of Password's inception. It's a parlor activity of hints and responses, but somehow the suspense of coming up with just the right clue is telegenic enough to endure decades of relevance.
Let's take a look back at multiple versions of this fine show and mutter in our best monotone narration, "The password is... fabulous."
13 items from 2013
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