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Emmy episode analysis: Will Taraji P. Henson make history for iconic 'Empire' role?

Emmy episode analysis: Will Taraji P. Henson make history for iconic 'Empire' role?
One of the year's biggest success stories is Fox's "Empire," and Taraji P. Henson is certainly a major part of that. As Cookie Lyons, the embittered ex-con and ex-wife of a powerful music producer (Terrence Howard), Henson creates a ferocious TV diva worthy of comparison to Joan Collins in "Dynasty." Oscar nominee Henson ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," 2008) has been rewarded for her efforts with an Emmy nomination for Best Drama Actress. It's her second notice overall from the TV Academy, having previously competed in the Miniseries/Movie category for her role in "Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story" (2011). -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Synopsis Diagnosed with Als, music producer Luscious Lyons must decide which of his three sons will take over his company, Empire Entertainment, once he's gone. His plans are interrupted by the ...
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Taraji P. Henson, Oscar-Nominated Actress, Vents to Ebony Magazine: "I'm Treated Like I'm on the D-List"

Taraji P. Henson, Oscar-Nominated Actress, Vents to Ebony Magazine:
When will Taraji P. Henson get the credit she deserves? If only the actress knew the answer. "I'm treated like I'm on the D-list," Henson, 43, complains in Ebony's October issue. "I'm still being considered with actresses who haven't done half the stuff I've achieved." In 2009, Henson was nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In 2011, she earned an Emmy nomination for the title role in Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. Henson may not be topping casting lists, but that hasn't dampened her spirits. "When people tell me 'no,' I get hyped," she says. "Because when I prove that I can and will, I love...
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Taraji P. Henson: 'I'm Treated Like I'm on the D-List'

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Taraji P. Henson: 'I'm Treated Like I'm on the D-List'
Taraji P. Henson's acting career is impressive, but she says she still gets treated like a wannabe. "I'm treated like I'm on the D-list," Henson tells Ebony in its October issue on newsstands now. "I'm still being considered with actresses who haven't done half the stuff I've achieved." Henson, 43, was nominated for an Oscar in 2009 for her role as Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In 2011, she earned an Emmy nomination for the title role in Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. The actress says the lack of deference she's sometimes shown just fuels her to accomplish more.
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Taraji P. Henson: 'I'm Treated Like I'm on the D-List'

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Taraji P. Henson: 'I'm Treated Like I'm on the D-List'
Taraji P. Henson's acting career is impressive, but she says she still gets treated like a wannabe. "I'm treated like I'm on the D-list," Henson tells Ebony in its October issue on newsstands now. "I'm still being considered with actresses who haven't done half the stuff I've achieved." Henson, 43, was nominated for an Oscar in 2009 for her role as Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In 2011, she earned an Emmy nomination for the title role in Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. The actress says the lack of deference she's sometimes shown just fuels her to accomplish more.
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DVD Playhouse--November 2012

By Allen Gardner

Pier Paolo Pasolini’S Trilogy Of Life (Criterion) Pier Paolo Pasolini was Italy’s last Neo-Realist, a product of post-ww II Europe who was fervently Catholic, openly gay, defiantly Marxist, and one of the most original voices of the 20th century’s second half. Before his brutal murder in 1975 (after the premiere of his still-controversial swan song, “Salo”), Pasolini directed a trilogy of films based on masterpieces of medieval literature: Boccaccio’s “The Decameron,” Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales,” and “The Thousand and One Nights (also known as “The Arabian Nights”). The three films celebrate the uninhibited, earthy, raw carnal nature of the original texts, leaving little to the imagination, but also offering Pasolini’s own very unique and pointed views on modern society, consumerism, religious and sexual mores (and hypocrisies), and an unexpurgated celebration of the human body, both male and female. Extraordinary production design by Dante Ferretti and another evocative,
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Lifetime Greenlights Movie 'Abducted,' Starring Aunjanue Ellis, Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd

It could just be that I've only now just started paying close attention, but it seems like Lifetime has been getting quite aggressive in the movie department - especially with regards to films that tell stories about black women. There's the all-black cast remake of Steel Magnolias, the recent acquisition of Terry McMillan’s A Day Late And A Dollar Short which the network plans to adapt, the Mary J. Blige project which centers on the relationship between Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King called Parallel Lives, and there was Taraji P. Henson In Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story last year. Has Lifetime ever had this many...
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2012 NAACP Image Awards winners: 'The Help' wins big

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"The Help" continued its hot streak during awards season by being the big winner at the 2012 NAACP Image Awards. The DreamWorks movie took home acting trophies for Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, plus Outstanding Motion Picture.

The complete list of winners:

Motion Picture Categories

Outstanding Motion Picture

"Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)

"Pariah" (Focus Features)

"The First Grader" (National Geographic Entertainment)

"The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures)

"Tower Heist" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Eddie Murphy - "Tower Heist" (Universal Pictures)

Laurence Fishburne - "Contagion" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Laz Alonso - "Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)

Oliver Litondo - "The First Grader" (National Geographic Entertainment)

Vin Diesel - "Fast Five" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Adepero Oduye - "Pariah" (Focus Features)

Emma Stone - "The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures)

Paula Patton - "Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)

Viola Davis - "The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures)

Zoë Saldana -
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Taraji P. Henson on Her ‘Person of Interest’ Role, a Tough Cop

Taraji P. Henson on Her ‘Person of Interest’ Role, a Tough Cop
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Taraji P. Henson attended the Emmy Awards over the weekend with her good luck charm at her side, her grandma. The actress was nominated for her work on Lifetime’s “Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story,” and also performed as part of the “Emmytone” singing group throughout the show.

Henson, who was nominated for an Oscar for her work in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” returns to TV this fall in the CBS drama,
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2011 Emmy Award Winners

Just in case you missed the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards last night, here's a quick rundown of what you missed: Modern Family dominated in the comedy category once again and Mad Men won Best Drama, although many of the other awards were spread out among numerous shows. I know a lot of people will be excited to see that Kyle Chandler won Best Actor for his role as Coach Taylor in Friday Night Lights and Peter Dinklage took home the Supporting Actor award for Game of Thrones. Martin Scorsese also picked up his first ever Emmy for directing the pilot episode of Boardwalk Empire. Were you surprised by any of the choices? Did they get any of the categories wrong? Check out a slightly condensed list of nominees and winners after the jump. Supporting Actress In A Comedy Jane Lynch - "Glee" Julie Bowen - "Modern Family" Jane Krakowski -
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2011 Primetime Emmy Award Winners!

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night from the Nokia Theatre live in Los Angeles, hosted by Glee star and all-round funny woman Jane Lynch.

The event was a night of snubs and surprises: The Office alum Steve Carell lost out on his final chance to claim an Emmy for his role as Michael Scott, Mad Men won Outstanding Drama Series for a fourth consecutive year yet failed to garner any acting accolades, and Downton Abbey brought on a British invasion after managing to secure four awards.

A highlight of the show came from the mind of Parks And Recreation star Amy Poehler, who along with her fellow Lead Actress in a Comedy nominees, unexpectedly stormed the stage. At the announcement of their category, the comedy stars joined hands in a show of female solidarity and mock-pageantry, and literally crowned winner Melissa McCarthy with a tiara. “Wow, it
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2011 Emmy Awards – The Winners

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The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards were held in the early hours of this morning, and though I unfortunately wasn’t able to watch it, the results are in, courtesy of the Emmys’ own site, with so much great talent being deservedly well recognised.

For those unable to watch the show, you can catch it on Five USA at 10 tonight, with your host for the evening being Jane Lynch, best known for her role as Sue Sylvester in Glee.

We took a look at the nominations last night, as well as some of the awards that had already been announced, with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul McCrane, and Futurama already receiving their awards in an earlier ceremony last weekend.

For now, we shall turn our attention to last night though, and the brilliant winners from the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

The Winners

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy
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2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners Announced!

The winners of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jane Lynch, were announced on Sunday (September 18th) night from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. "Modern Family" was the big winner, taking home the prize in all but two Comedy categories. Once again "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "Mad Men" couldn't be beat in the Variety and Drama series. On the directing front, Martin Scorsese took home his first Emmy award for helming the "Boardwalk Empire" pilot. Check out the full list of nominees and winners (in red) below. Let us know if you think the Emmys got it right. Comedy Series: * Modern Family * Glee * Parks And Recreation * The Office * 30 Rock * The Big Bang Theory Drama Series: * Mad Men * Boardwalk Empire * The Good Wife * Friday Night Lights * Dexter * Game of Thrones Miniseries Or Movie: * Downton Abbey * Cinema Verite * The Kennedys * Mildred Pierce * The Pillars Of The Earth * Too Big To Fail Variety,
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63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Award Winners!

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63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Award Winners!
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the "Television Academy") tonight (Sunday, September 18, 2011) awarded the 2010-2011 Primetime Emmys for programs and individual achievements on the "63rd Primetime Emmy Awards" originating on the Fox Television Network from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The Television Academy's Chairman & CEO John Shaffner participated in the awards ceremony. Mark Burnett was Executive Producer of the telecast.

In addition to Emmys in 25 categories announced tonight, Emmys in 76 other categories and areas for programs and individual achievements were presented at the Creative Arts Awards on September 10, 2011 from the Nokia Theatre. Additionally, the Governors Award was presented to John Walsh, the creator and host of America's Most Wanted. The awards were tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young Llp.

Take a look at the full list of the big winners below.

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn -
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Emmy Awards 2011 winners list: 'Modern Family,' 'Mad Men' and more

"Modern Family" was the big winner at the 2011 Emmy Awards, taking home both supporting comedy acting awards plus Outstanding Comedy Series. "Mad Men" took home its fourth Outstanding Drama Series in as many seasons and "Friday Night Lights" finally got some recognition with awards for writing and actor Kyle Chandler.

Here is the full list of winners:

Outstanding Drama Series

"Boardwalk Empire"

"Dexter"

"Friday Night Lights"

"Game Of Thrones"

"The Good Wife"

"Mad Men"

Outstanding Comedy Series

"The Big Bang Theory"

"Glee"

"Modern Family"

"The Office"

"Parks And Recreation"

"30 Rock"

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie

"Cinema Verite"

"Downton Abbey"

"The Kennedys"

"Mildred Pierce"

"The Pillars Of The Earth"

"Too Big To Fail"

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

"The Colbert Report"

"Conan"

"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"

"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"

"Real Time With Bill Maher"

"Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

"The Amazing Race"

"American Idol"

"Dancing With The Stars
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Emmy 2011 Winners: Downton Abbey, Kate Winslet, Barry Pepper, Maggie Smith

Two-time Oscar winner Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey Outstanding Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special Cinema Verite * Downton Abbey The Kennedys Mildred Pierce The Pillars of the Earth Too Big To Fail Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Olivier Assayas, Carlos Curtis Hanson, Too Big to Fail Todd Haynes, Mildred Pierce * Brian Percival, Downton Abbey Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, Cinema Verite Outstanding Leading Actress in a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special * Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey Diane Lane, Cinema Verite Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs Outstanding Leading Actor in a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys * Barry Pepper, The Kennedys Edgar Ramirez, Carlos William Hurt, Too Big To Fail Idris Elba, Luther Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special * Guy Pearce,
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2011 Primetime Emmy Winners List

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2011 Primetime Emmy Winners List
Outstanding Comedy Series

"Big Bang"

"Glee"

"Modern Family" -- Winner!

"Parks and Recreation"

"The Office"

"30 Rock"

Outstanding Drama Series

"Boardwalk Empire"

"Dexter" "Friday Night Lights"

"Game of Thrones"

"Mad Men" -- Winner!

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie

"Cinema Verite"

"Downton Abbey" -- Winner!

"Mildred Pierce"

"The Kennedys"

"The Pillars of the Earth"

"Too Big to Fail"

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie

Taraji P. Henson, "Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story"

Diane Lane,
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Emmy Awards 2011 Winners

Tonight, the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles.  Glee's Jane Lynch acted as host for the awards ceremony.  Below is a list of winners.  To see photos of the red carpet fashion, click here.

Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire Dexter Friday Night Lights Game of Thrones The Good Wife Mad Men - Winner!

Comedy Series

Big Bang Theory Glee Modern Family - Winner!

The Office Parks and Recreation 30 Rock

Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights - Winner! Michael C. Hall, Dexter John Hamm, Man Men Hugh Laurie, House Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife - Winner! Kathy Bates, Harry's Law Mireille Enos, The Killing Mariska Harigtay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Elisabeth Moss, Mad Man

Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory - Winner!
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Emmy 2011 Nominations: Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Edgar Ramirez

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce Outstanding TV Miniseries or Movie Cinema Verite Downton Abbey The Kennedys Mildred Pierce The Pillars of the Earth Too Big To Fail Outstanding Leading Actress in a Mini-series or Movie Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey Diane Lane, Cinema Verite Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs Outstanding Leading Actor in an Mini-Series or Movie Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys Barry Pepper, The Kennedys Edgar Ramirez, Carlos William Hurt, Too Big To Fail Idris Elba, Luther Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or Movie Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce Bryan F. O'Byrne, Mildred Pierce Tom Wilkinson, The Kennedys Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail James Woods, Too Big to Fail Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-series or Movie Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce Melissa Leo, Mildred Pierce Mare Winningham, Mildred Pierce Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Eileen Atkins,
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Watch Emmys 2011 Online Livestream Behind the Scenes

Glee's Jane Lynch, golden guys in very tight golden shorts Jane Lynch will be hosting the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards this evening at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The Emmy telecast will be aired live on Fox at 8 Et/5 Pt. You can also watch backstage at the Emmys online, as comedian Michael Kosta will be hosting a livestream of the event (see below). In addition to her hosting duties, Lynch is a nominee in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy category, along with veteran Betty White, Hot in Cleveland; Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara, Modern Family; Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live; and Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock. Among the "movie actors" nominated in the various television categories is Best Actress Oscar winner Kate Winslet, up for an Emmy in the Outstanding Leading Actress in a Mini-series or Movie for her performance in Mildred Pierce,
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2011 Emmy Awards – The Nominees

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The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards are being held in the early hours of tomorrow morning, and so in the run-up to the ceremony, we thought we’d give you a run-down of this year’s nominees.

For those able to watch the show (which is also being shown on Five USA tomorrow night at 10), you can look forward to your host for the evening being Jane Lynch, best known for her role as Sue Sylvester in Glee.

And for those unacquainted with the awards, you can pretty much think of them as the television equivalent to the Oscars, with the Primetime Emmy Awards recognising the best talent in primetime television.

A few of the awards were already presented to the winners at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards last weekend, so I’ll do a summary of those categories first, followed by the nominees for tonight’s awards ceremony. There are
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