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TV News: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Modern Family’ Top 2014 Emmy Awards

26 August 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Los Angeles – It was one more lap around the victory track for the AMC-tv show ‘Breakling Bad,’ as the gritty drama about a teacher turned meth dealer took home six Primetime Emmy Awards at the 66th ceremony on August 25th. ‘Modern Family’ took home the statue for Outstanding Comedy Series for a a fifth straight year.

Julia-Louis Dreyfus Wins Her Second Emmy Award in a Row for ‘Veep

Photo credit: NBC-tv

Repeats dominated the awards. Besides the win for ‘Modern Family,’ Jim Parsons took home Outstanding Lead Actor for ‘The Big Bad Theory” for the fourth time. Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy for ‘Veep’ for the second year in a row. Julianna Margulies got her second Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for “The Good Wife,” and Bryan Cranston took one more bow as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama for “Breaking Bad.”

Other notable winners »

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Ranking the Emmy acceptance speeches

25 August 2014 9:35 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

The Emmys honor the best performances on television, but the telecast is all about celebrating the best speeches. Here’s how we called it:

1. Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, Lead Actor in a Drama Series: It was Cranston’s night. He had the perfect amount of humility (“Even I thought about voting for Matthew”), humor (“I love you, especially those scenes in bed,” he told Anna Gunn) and inspiration (find your passion, Sneaky Petes). 

2. Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lead Actress in a Comedy: Leave it to Louis-Dreyfus, who took home her third consecutive Emmy for Veep, to keep things fresh. »

- Mandi Bierly

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Emmy awards 2014: Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Louis-Dreyfus among winners  live!

25 August 2014 8:09 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Join Brian Moylan for all the latest from the Nokia theatre in downtown Los Angeles at the 66th Emmy awards

Billy Crystals moving tribute to Robin Williams at the EmmysEmmy Awards: full list of winners

11.07pm Et

A Quick Summary: Breaking Bad won just about everything and everyone cheered. So did Modern Family and everyone grumbled. British people won a whole bunch of awards too for Sherlock and stuff. Barely any of them showed up to get their trophies. Maybe theyre mad that we call it soccer? I dont know. Seth Meyers kinda sucked, Sofia Vergara was turned into a prop, everyone is white and male, and nothing every changes and the Emmys is awful. In other news, the Oscars is only six months away.

Thanks for joining us and goodnight!

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Alright everyone, thats it for the Emmys. Enjoy your local news and lets get together next year »

- Brian Moylan

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‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Modern Family’ Earn Top Emmy Awards in Night of Repeats and Upsets

25 August 2014 5:10 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In a night marked by a few upsets and a host of repeat winners, “Breaking Bad” grabbed its second consecutive Emmy for best drama series while “Modern Family” made it a record-tying fifth consecutive win for comedy series.

The surprise wins at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards came not from buzzed-about newbies such as Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” or HBO’s “True Detective” but lower-profile contenders including “Sherlock: His Last Vow.” HBO’s “The Normal Heart” and FX’s “Fargo” prevailed as expected for movie and miniseries, respectively, but the PBS drama “Sherlock” wound up leading the Emmy field overall with a total of seven wins — a result that no Emmy prognosticator managed to forecast.

CBS’ “The Good Wife” got its moment in the sun with Julianna Margulies taking her second win for lead drama actress. Julia Louis-Dreyfus scored her third straight win as lead »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Emmy Awards 2014 Live-Blog

25 August 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Never again, TV Academy.  Never again. I don't care if NBC has to do the Emmys in August because of football and if NBC is scared of going head-to-head with a competing award show. Doing the Emmys on Monday is just wrong. But we shall trudge on! Seth Meyers is hosting. Some fantastic TV shows and actors are nominated.  Follow along. Comment below. Join the fun. Make the fun. 8:00 p.m. Et. That was some of the worst Red Carpet pre-show I've ever watched between E! and NBC. I never thought I'd miss Ryan Seacrest, but there ya go! 8:00 p.m. Seth Meyers was just outside being interviewed by Billy Bush just two minutes ago. How will he make it inside? How?!?!? 8:00 p.m. A countdown! 20 seconds to go. 8:00 p.m. And now Seth is inside on-stage. How Is That Possible, Billy Bush?!? 8:01 p.m. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Creative Arts Emmys 2014: Winners And Nominees

16 August 2014 7:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

(Winner) Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex

Margo Martindale, “The Americans

Diana Rigg, ‘Game of Thrones

Kate Mara, “House of Cards

Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom

Kate Burton, “Scandal

See Also: ‘True Detective,’ ‘Oitnb,’ Jimmy Fallon and Allison Janney Score at Creative Arts Emmys

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire

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

Game Of Thrones

Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist

Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist

Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist

Gary Machin, Hairstylist

Nicola Mount, Hairstylist

Mad Men

Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist

Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist

Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist

Ai Nakata, Hairstylist

The Originals

Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special

Dancing With The Stars

Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimi Messina, »

- Variety Staff

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Robin Williams to Be Honored With Special Emmys Tribute

13 August 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 66th annual Emmy Awards will remember Robin Williams with a “proper and meaningful remembrance,” executive producer Don Mischer said in a statement on Wednesday. “Plans for the In Memoriam segment are in discussion,” Mischer said. “While we are all still coming to terms with this week's tragic news, we are working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves.” Also executive producing the Aug. 25 TV awards show — which will air on NBC — are Glenn Weiss, Danette Herman, Keith Raywood, Bob Dickinson and Steve Jordan, along with Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare. Also read: Robin Williams »

- Tony Maglio

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2014 Emmy Nominations Include The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story

10 July 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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.


Drama series

Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

House of Cards” (Netflix)

Mad Men” (AMC)

True Detective” (HBO)

Comedy series

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Louie” (FX)

Modern Family” (ABC)

Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Silicon Valley” (HBO)

Veep” (HBO)


American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)

Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)

Fargo” (FX)

Luther” (BBC America)

Treme” (HBO)

The White Queen” (BBC America)

TV Movie

Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)

The Normal Heart” (HBO)

Sherlock: His Last Vow” (BBC America)

The Trip to Bountiful »

- Jonathan James

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Tony Awards: The good, bad and ugly

9 June 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

This marked the 68th annual edition of the Tony Awards and, once again, these kudos proved to be the classiest of them all.  The Good Hugh Jackman demonstrated his incredible strength as a host once again. From his bouncing opening number, to his occasional jokes through the telecast and even serenading the nominees for both lead actress categories, Jackman not only showed how great a talent he is but also how a ceremony can properly use a host throughout an entire program. This year's show had a great flow to it. The returning team of producer Ricky Kirshner and director Glenn Weiss managed to pack an incredible amount of awards presentations and performance numbers into just over three hours and it didn't feel rushed or stilted. Kudos to them for another well put together show. -Break- Join the fierce fight about the Tony Awards going on right now in our notorious message boards As always, »

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Tony Awards poll: What was the best musical moment? (Photo Gallery)

9 June 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Kudos to Tony Awards producer Ricky Kirshner and director Glenn Weiss for seamlessly weaving a staggering 14 musical numbers into the three-hour ceremony. Take a tour of these in the photo gallery at the bottom of this post.  All four of the Best Musical contenders -- "After Midnight," "Aladdin," "Beautiful" and "Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder" -- were showcased. Likewise for the three Best Musical Revival nominees: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "Les Miserables" and "Violet."   -Break- Join the fierce fight about the Tony Awards going on right now in our notorious message boards Also included were performances by nominees Andy Karl ("Rocky") and Idina Menzel ("If/Then") as well as numbers from two musicals that did not do as well as expected: "Bullets Over Broadway" and "Cabaret." The current leading ladies of &quot »

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Tony Awards poll: What was the best musical moment?

9 June 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Kudos to Tony Awards producer Ricky Kirshner and director Glenn Weiss for seamlessly weaving a staggering 14 musical numbers into the three-hour ceremony. All four of the Best Musical contenders -- "After Midnight," "Aladdin," "Beautiful" and "Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder" -- were showcased. Likewise for the three Best Musical Revival nominees: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "Les Miserables" and "Violet."   -Break- Join the fierce fight about the Tony Awards going on right now in our notorious message boards Also included were performances by nominees Andy Karl ("Rocky") and Idina Menzel ("If/Then") as well as numbers from two musicals that did not do as well as expected: "Bullets Over Broadway" and "Cabaret." The current leading ladies of "Wicked" celebrated their show's 10-year run while Jennifer Hudson ...' »

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Emmys: Tony Awards Host Hugh Jackman Is A Magnet For Auds & Emmys

7 June 2014 1:17 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Hugh Jackman will host the 68th annual Tony Awards tomorrow, much to the delight of CBS, which has broadcast the event since 1978. There’s no better superstar than Jackman to entice viewers to the telecast with his crossover, triple-threat appeal. If the Tonys have retained their stature as the class act of televised awards events—since 1967, the show has won 27 Emmy awards—much of the credit of late goes to three-time host Jackman and his ability to convey the specialness of live theater to an audience whose actual experience of Broadway is bound to be limited. Credit also goes to Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, who have produced the show under their White Cherry Entertainment banner since 2003, with Weiss doubling as director. Together, they have 17 Emmy wins, including outstanding special class show for the past four years. Emmys also have gone to the writers and composers of special material for the Tonys, »

- Jeremy Gerard

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Talking Tonys with telecast team Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss

2 June 2014 11:46 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

With the Tony Awards coming up this Sunday, it's time to check in with the two men who've won seven Emmys each producing/directing the kudocast — Ricky Kirshner (left, above) and Glenn Weiss — over the past two decades. In the webcam chat below, Paul Sheehan and I grill them about what's involved staging the show and what's gone gloriously right and disastrously wrong at Tonycasts past. -Break- Check out the latest predictions by 15 Experts here and here. See Gold Derby's official prediction rankings and racetrack odds generated when the Experts' predictions are combined with those of our Editors and Users here. Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube   »

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Tony Awards Presenters for 2014 Include Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood

27 May 2014 6:33 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has announced the first batch of presenters for the 68th Annual Tony Awards, airing Sun., June 8 at 8 p.m., live from New York City.

Stars paying tribute to the best and brightest on Broadway include  Clint Eastwood, Will Ferrell, Bradley Cooper, Tony Goldwyn, Kevin Bacon, Matt Bomer, Wayne Brady, Zach Braff, Kenneth Branagh, Patricia Clarkson, Fran Drescher, Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Vera Farmiga, Anna Gunn, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Carole King, Zachary Levi, Lucy Liu, Kate Mara, Tony nominee Audra McDonald, Leighton Meester, Alessandro Nivola, Zachary Quinto, Emmy Rossum and Liev Schreiber.

X-Men: Days of Future Past” star Hugh Jackman will host the ceremony for the fourth time.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will serve as director for the 15th consecutive year.


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A Big Congrats to Directors Guild Winner -- Alfonso Cuaron!

27 January 2014 11:06 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Woot woot! My pick to win Best Director at the Oscars took home the Feature Film trophy at the recently concluded Directors Guild of America awards. And it's truly deserving! Cuaron defied gravity, yes pun intended, to create "Gravity," a movie grounded in sci-fi realism that many directors before him (including James Cameron) were saying that it would be hard to do. But Cuaron did it, and did it extremely well! So hats off to "Gravity" and Cuaron's direction!

Here's the complete list of winners of the DGA awards and right after the jump, check out my interview with Cuaron for "Gravity" that we conducted back in October. Oh, and take a look at my interview with the lovely Sandra Bullock as well.

Feature Film:

Winner: Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity")

Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips")

Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave")

David O. Russell ("American Hustle")

Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street »

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Alfonso Cuaron wins the DGA Award for Gravity

26 January 2014 10:17 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last night, the Director's Guild of America revealed the winners of the 66th annual DGA Awards, with Alfonso Cuaron taking home the top honour, the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, for his work on Gravity.

Historically, the winner of the DGA Award goes on to pick up the Oscar, although that wasn't the case last year with Ben Affleck (Argo) losing out to Ang Lee (Life of Pi) at the Academy Awards.

In addition to Cuaron, there were also awards for Jehane Noujaim (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary - The Square), Vince Gilligan (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series - Breaking Bad) and Steven Soderbergh (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries - Behind the Candelabra). Check out the full list of winners below...

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Alfonso CuaronGravity

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Jehane NoujaimThe Square

Outstanding Directorial »

- Gary Collinson

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The Winners Of The 66th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards

25 January 2014 6:59 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Tonight, the Directors Guild of America unveiled their choices for outstanding directorial achievement in 2013, and as expected, Alfonso Cuarón took home their top prize for his brilliant work on Gravity, making him the most likely winner of the Best Director Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards.

The question now becomes: Will this be enough to tip Best Picture in Gravity‘s favor? After all, how could you give a film so many Oscars (including Best Director and Best Film Editing) and Not give it Best Picture? Granted, it’s happened before, but rarely to a film receiving this many awards. If the Academy should pass the film over for the top honor, it would become the most honored film not to win the big prize since Cabaret (1972), which won eight Oscars (including Best Director and Best Film Editing) before losing Best Picture to The Godfather.

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- Jeff Beck

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DGA: Alfonso Cuaron Wins Top Prize for ‘Gravity’

25 January 2014 6:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alfonso Cuaron has won the Directors Guild of America award for feature film for his high-tech space thriller  “Gravity.”

The Mexico native won over Paul Greengrass (“Captain Phillips”), Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”), David O. Russell (“American Hustle”) and Martin Scorsese (“The Wolf of Wall Street”).

“This is truly an honor and I’m humbled by it,” Cuaron said in his acceptance speech. “I still have this teen crush on other directors.”

Cuaron, who spent five years developing “Gravity,” noted that photos from space show that the Earth is “absolutely beautiful” but do not depict the human experience.

“It’s a bizarre experiment of nature, that is the human experience,” he noted. “And it’s what we as directors try to sort out as filmmakers.”

The winner was announced by last year’s winner Ben Affleck at the conclusion of the 66th DGA Awards ceremonies at the Century Plaza Hotel, »

- Dave McNary

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Directors Guild Awards: Alfonso Cuaron wins for 'Gravity'

25 January 2014 6:30 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Updated: Gravity does not seem to be falling on the awards circuit. Alfonso Cuarón walked away with the top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles, beating out Martin Scorsese, David O. Russell, Paul Greengrass, and Steve McQueen.

“This is truly an honor and I am humbled by it,” Cuarón said to the audience of his peers after last year’s winner Ben Affleck presented him with the award. But Gravity was not the work of just one mind, and no one knows that more keenly than Cuarón. “Directing is about the work of your collaborators, »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Tony Awards Re-Up with White Cherry Entertainment Through 2016

23 January 2014 9:44 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

White Cherry Entertainment, the company that has been the production team for the Tony Awards since 2003, has re-upped its contract with Tony Awards Prods. to work on the kudocast for another three years, through to 2016.

Move isn’t much of a surprise. Although often ratings-challenged, the awards broadcast regularly wins trophies of its own, including the Emmy for outstanding special class program for the last four consecutive years. Director Glenn Weiss, one of the co-founders of White Cherry, was recently nommed for a Directors Guild Award for his work on the 67th Annual Tonys.

Weiss and White Cherry co-topper Ricky Kirshner are both on board as exec producers of the annual legit laurels. Ceremony is produced by Tony Awards Prods., the entity that teams the two Broadway orgs that present the awards show every year, the Broadway League and the American Theater Wing.

Tony ceremony is set for June 8 at Radio City Music Hall. »

- Gordon Cox

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