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What are Top 10 Emmy contenders for Best Multi-Camera Comedy Editing?

9 July 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Nowhere in the title of Best Multi-Camera Comedy Editing or in the rulebook does it state that variety shows may submit in this category, but "The Colbert Report" and "Conan" opened the floodgates last year when they became the first such programs to do so. -Break- Top 10 Emmy contenders for Best Single-Camera Comedy Editing Both reaped nominations, pushing out two-time winner "Two and a Half Men" and "2 Broke Girls," which were nominated the year before. But even if variety's eligibility in this category is suspect, some kind of a shakeup should be in order. Including those two variety contenders, there were just 14 entries on this ballot last year. 2013's nominees were: "The Big Bang Theory" (season 6 – third nomination) "The Colbert Report" (season 9 – third nomination) "Conan" (season 3 – first nomination) "Hot in Cleveland" (sea »

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It’s Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television: Road Signs

13 February 2014 7:05 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

20) Road Signs

The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.

Peter Drucker

Home Box Office has dodged more bullets than Wyatt Earp at the Ok Corral. Going on the satellite in 1975 turned the company from a regional possibility into a national success; then came “hitting the wall” and the challenge of VCRs in the 1980s; and then there was the late 1990s course correction which turned the service into an original series king; and then there was the struggle of the Chris Albrecht years and the WGA strike.

Today, HBO has its big hits – Game of Thrones and True Blood, and its second tier, buzz-making winners like Girls, The Newsroom, Veep and Treme. Medical dramedy Getting On, and Looking – often described as a gay Sex and the City – show the service hasn’t gotten any shyer about trying to tackle provocative subject matter in risky ways. »

- Bill Mesce

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