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Live From the Creative Arts Emmys

15 September 2013 3:39 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nearly 80 awards are scheduled to be presented at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony today at the Nokia Theatre, beginning shortly after 4 p.m Pacific. We’ll be live-blogging the highlights, so keep coming back for updates.

Fxx will air an edited version of the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.

Past, present and future “Community” showrunner Dan Harmon is joining series star Joel McHale in presenting the first quartet of Emmys, including three for casting and one for guest comedy actress. The final two Emmys, for reality host and reality program, will be announced by next week’s Primetime Emmys host, Neil Patrick Harris.

A couple handfuls of juried Emmys were announced in August, including kudos for “Adventure Time,” “Portlandia,” “The Simpsons” and the Alex Gibney documentary “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.”

4:05 p.m.: “Tonight, we honor all the creative »

- Jon Weisman

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Ben Affleck Wins DGA Award for Argo

4 February 2013 5:34 PM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

I don't know how many people really saw this coming, but in a way, it makes a lot of sense. Although it initially seemed like a bit of a long shot, after picking up a slew of awards over the past month, Argo has very quickly overtaken Steven Spielberg's Lincoln as the film to beat at this year's Academy Awards. The movie won Best Drama at the Golden Globes and then went on to pick up top prizes from the Screen Actors Guild, Producers Guild and now the Directors Guild. Under normal circumstances, Ben Affleck's DGA win would make him a shoo-in to take Best Director at the Oscars, if only for one thing: he wasn't even nominated. Still, he's not letting that little oversight spoil his mood. Here's what he had to say during his DGA acceptance speech yesterday: "The four folks here who are nominated I consider my betters. »

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Looper Director Wins Directors Guild Award for TV Work, Ailing Forman Unable to Attend

2 February 2013 11:36 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

DGA Awards 2013 winners, starring Ben Affleck [See previous post: "DGA Awards Winners: Ben Affleck Tops."] Below are the other DGA Awards 2013 winners, via Variety‘s Dave McNary’s Twitter account: (Photo: Ben Affleck at the DGA Awards 2013.) Jay Roach received the DGA Award for Best Director of a Television Movie or Miniseries for Game Change, about former U.S. vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin (played by Julianne Moore). Roach had previously won a DGA Award for another TV movie about an American presidential election: Recount (2008), which starred Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban, and Laura Dern in this dramatization of the 2000 Florida recount that ultimately resulted in George W. Bush winning the election despite having lost the popular vote. Lena Durham was the winner in the Best Television Comedy Series category for Girls; Paul Hoen won in the Television Children’s Program category for Let It Shine; and Brian Smith won in the Television Reality Show category for Master Chef. And as expected, »

- Andre Soares

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