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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ won more Emmys than any comedy ever has for a single season

Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” set a new record this month for most Emmys ever won by a comedy in a single year, with eight. Its debut season received 14 nominations, winning Best Comedy Casting, Comedy Editing and Music Supervision at the Creative Arts ceremony, then Best Comedy Series, Comedy Writing, Comedy Directing, Comedy Actress (Rachel Brosnahan) and Comedy Supporting Actress (Alex Borstein) at the main telecast. Amy Sherman-Palladino is notably credited on four wins, making her the second person to receive four Emmys in a single year. The first was Moira Demos two years ago; she swept Best Documentary Series, Nonfiction Writing, Nonfiction Directing and Nonfiction Editing for “Making a Murderer.”

Atlanta” and “Barry” tied for the next most wins of any comedy this year, with three apiece. “Atlanta” had led all comedies in nominations, with 16. “Game of Thrones” led all programs, with nine wins from 22 nominations; this was
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Tiffany Haddish (‘Saturday Night Live’) wins Best Comedy Guest Actress Emmy

Tiffany Haddish (‘Saturday Night Live’) wins Best Comedy Guest Actress Emmy
Break out the Alexander McQueen dress! Tiffany Haddish won Best Comedy Guest Actress for “Saturday Night Live” at Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

The first black female stand-up comedian to host “SNL,” Haddish was our odds-on favorite to take home her first career Emmy after her breakout year that also included “Girls Trip,” her TBS series “The Last O.G.,” publishing her memoir “The Last Black Unicorn,” announcing the Oscar nominations and presenting at the Oscars, being named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, and hosting the MTV Movie and TV Awards.

In her hosting stint, Haddish opened with a killer monologue in which she wore the same white Alexander McQueen dress she had worn to the “Girls Trip” premiere because she spent $4,000 on it and she was going to get every bang out of her buck. She has since worn it to the Oscars and the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
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Emmys: Will Anthony Bourdain Win Posthumously?

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Emmys: Will Anthony Bourdain Win Posthumously?
This year, Emmy voters paid respects to Anthony Bourdain, who committed suicide on June 8, with six nominations for his CNN series “Parts Unknown,” and another for its digital expansion. But whether these accolades end up in the win column as well remains to be seen. If history is any judge, the Academy delivers a mixed bag on posthumous trophies, with sentimentality playing an uneven role.

“The Emmys are quirky,” says awards consultant Jonathan Taylor of Robertson Taylor Partners. “With peak TV there [are] so many shows that anybody who says they know how voters are going to vote is lying.”

Ingrid Bergman won her Emmy for “A Woman Called Golda” in 1982, a month after she died of breast cancer. Audrey Hepburn earned hers in 1993, several months after her death, for “Gardens of the World.” Raul Julia died in 1994, but earned a trophy the next year for “The Burning Season.”

Diana Hyland,
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Tina Fey is seeking a record third Emmy victory for Best Comedy Guest Actress

Tina Fey is seeking a record third Emmy victory for Best Comedy Guest Actress
No one has been nominated for more Best Comedy Guest Actress Emmys in the last decade than Tina Fey. Since “Saturday Night Live” hosts were allowed to compete in the category nine years ago, Fey has tallied seven nominations — the second most in the category after Cloris Leachman, whose eight nominations span from 1975 to 2011. Should Fey win for a third time come September for yet another “SNL” stint, she’d become the category’s most awarded performer.

Fey won her first guest Emmy in 2009, thanks almost entirely to her iconic Sarah Palin impersonation on “SNL,” which she resurrected when she hosted in May. In 2016, she picked up her second, a shared victory with “SNL” co-host Amy Poehler, who at long last won her first Emmy. Fey is one of seven two-time Best Comedy Guest Actress champs, which includes Leachman, Colleen Dewhurst, Kathryn Joosten, Jean Smart, Tracy Ullman and Betty White.
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‘Game of Thrones’ at Emmys: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams could turn snubs in 2018 into wins next year

‘Game of Thrones’ at Emmys: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams could turn snubs in 2018 into wins next year
Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Maisie Williams were snubbed in the 2018 Emmy nominations announced last week for their performances in the seventh season of “Game of Thrones.” However, history suggests that they will be nominated next year for the final season. It is a common phenomenon that actors who are overlooked for the penultimate season of a show are cited for the final season.

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Clarke was first nominated in 2013 for the third season, then was nominated in 2015 for the fifth season and 2016 for the sixth season. “Game of Thrones” did not compete in 2017. Harington and Williams only broke through with nominations in 2016 for the sixth season. Clarke and Harington submitted in the leading categories this year, having submitted with Williams in supporting previously.

Game of Thrones” still has four acting nominations this year. Peter Dinklage is the only cast member who has
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Could Miguel Ferrer earn a posthumous Emmy nomination for ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’?

Could Miguel Ferrer earn a posthumous Emmy nomination for ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’?
Could Miguel Ferrer become a posthumous Emmy nominee for “Twin Peaks: The Return”? The veteran character actor died of throat cancer in January 2017 after he shot the Showtime revival, in which he reprised his role as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield. The TV academy often rewards stars who have died with nominations for their final performances, so could Ferrer compete for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor? Despite a long list of TV credits including “The Stand” (1994), “Crossing Jordan” (2001-2007), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2012-2017) and many more, he never earned an Emmy nomination during his lifetime.

Ferrer first appeared in the original “Twin Peaks” in a recurring role as an abrasive and sarcastic FBI forensics specialist assisting Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in his murder investigation in the title town. And he also appeared in the 1992 prequel film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.” The 18-episode limited run in 2017 found him
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 2)

1969: Peyton Place series finale aired on ABC.

1988: Days of our Lives' Kim had to say goodbye to Shane.

1995: One Life to Live's Bo and Nora were married.

1997: Port Charles' Scott was desperate to find Serena."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1969: The 514th and final episode of primetime soap opera Peyton Place aired on ABC.

Norman and Rita arrived at Dr. Rossi's hearing,
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Tina Fey (‘SNL’) could set record for most wins in Best Comedy Guest Actress Emmy category

Tina Fey (‘SNL’) could set record for most wins in Best Comedy Guest Actress Emmy category
Tina Fey hasn’t even hosted “Saturday Night Live” yet, but our pundits have her atop our Best Comedy Guest Actress Emmy predictions already. If she does indeed win, the former “SNL” head writer will stand alone with a record three victories in the category.

Fey has two guest Emmys at home for “SNL,” winning in 2009 on the strength of her Sarah Palin impersonation and in 2016 for co-hosting with Amy Poehler. She’s in a seven-way tie with Colleen Dewhurst, Kathryn Joosten, Cloris Leachman, Jean Smart, Tracy Ullman and Betty White with two wins.

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Fey is scheduled to host the season finale of “SNL” on May 19 and will surely be one of the show’s main priorities in the category. And it’s certainly not presumptuous to think she’ll make the cut sight unseen; she’s an Emmy
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Tina Fey Remembers Carrie Fisher's "Honest Writing" and "Razor-Sharp Wit"

Tina Fey Remembers Carrie Fisher's
Meeting your childhood idol can sometimes be a disappointment. But when Tina Fey met Carrie Fisher, it was a dream come true. Ironically, Fisher played Rosemary Howard, Liz Lemon's wacky childhood idol in the second season of NBC's 30 Rock. And while she didn't help Liz get her movie screenwriting career off the ground, she did help her realize her full potential as head writer of the sketch variety series Tgs with Tracy Jordan. Critics and viewers lauded Fisher's guest-starring role in Season 2. The actress received her first-ever Emmy nomination for the appearance, but lost to Desperate Housewives' Kathryn Joosten. One year after Fisher's guest appearance on 30 Rock, Fey made a...
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'The West Wing' oral history: 9 things you didn't know or forgot

'The West Wing' oral history: 9 things you didn't know or forgot
Since Frank Underwood became president on Netflix’s House of Cards, I’ve had this geek fantasy of him debating Josiah Bartlet, Martin Sheen’s idealistic and professorial president from The West Wing. Bartlet’s Washington, D.C., was the proverbial shining city on a hill, a place where intelligent, well-intentioned people gravitated to do the peoples’ business. Underwood’s capital is the nasty underbelly of a trough coated by man’s craven pursuit of power for power’s sake. It’s practically Kennedy’s Camelot versus Nixononian realpolitik. To paraphrase Anthony HopkinsNixon in Oliver Stone’s 1995 movie, “When look at The West Wing,
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'Psych's' Kirsten Nelson reminices about 'The West Wing' and the late Kathryn Joosten

Zap2it spoke with "Psych" actress Kirsten Nelson in preparation for her directorial debut on Wednesday's (Feb. 26) episode of the USA comedy. An interview about that process and the end of "Psych" is coming later in the week, but one of the other topics we touched on was her memorable guest-starring role on "The West Wing."

In the Season 2 finale of NBC's political drama, titled "Two Cathedrals," Nelson played the younger version of Mrs. Landingham, secretary to President Bartlet who in present-day had just been killed in a car accident.

Nelson tells Zap2it that it was actually due to Kathryn Joosten, the actress who played present-day Mrs. Landingham and who passed away herself in 2012, that she auditioned for the role.

"That is still one of the roles that's closest to my heart. I knew Kathy Joosten, we worked together on a very short-lived series called 'Thanks' for CBS,
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Primetime Emmys 2013: ‘Homeland’ Writer Henry Bromell Gets Rare Posthumous Emmy

Diane Haithman is a contributor to Deadline’s TV coverage. It was an emotional moment at the Emmys when the late Henry Bromell won a posthumous writing Emmy for Homeland’s intense and grueling ”Q&A” episode. Unfortunately his wife, Sarah Bromell, was only allowed a brief onstage moment. “I accept this award on behalf of Henry with deep appreciation for the Academy,” she said. “Thank you so much.” And as Homeland star Claire Danes accepted her second consecutive Emmy for lead actress in a drama, she said of Bromell, who died in March, “He was a brilliant person and so kind, and we think of him every day on a show that help define.” While no stats were immediately available from the Academy, posthumous wins are extremely rare in any category. The last one is thought to be actress Diana Hyland in 1977 for The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.
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Who are the 11 women with best odds to win Comedy Supporting Actress at Emmys?

Who are the 11 women with best odds to win Comedy Supporting Actress at Emmys?
By canvassing experts, editors and users, Gold Derby has determined that there are 11 women still in contention to reap bids for Best Comedy Supporting Actress this year. Only six will make the final cut when Emmy nominations are unveiled on July 18. Those ladies with odds to win of better than 100/1 from any group in our poll -- our Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users, and Overall Users -- are profiled below. With Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live") no longer eligible and the passing of Kathryn Joosten ("Desperate Housewives"), the category has two guaranteed open slots. Related: Who are eight women with best odds to win Comedy Actress at Emmys? Julie Bowen ("Modern Family") has won this category two consecutive years and is predicted to prevail yet again with 12/5 odds. She has the votes of 10 Experts, three Editors (Darrin Dortch, Rob Licuria, David Schnelwar), 10 of our Top 24 Users, and 28% of Overall Users. ...
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Emmys 2013: The Supporting Comedy Actress Race in Review, Including Our 6 Dream Nominees

Emmys 2013: The Supporting Comedy Actress Race in Review, Including Our 6 Dream Nominees
With two of last year’s nominees (Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig and Desperate Housewives’ late Kathryn Joosten) out of the running, and a third (Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever) looking less like a long shot than a no shot, the field is wide open. Even if The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, and Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen (2012’s winner), are again nominated, that still leaves three slots open — or two if Emmy raises another glass to Arrested Development’s intoxicating Jessica Walter.

More Emmy Races In Review | Outstanding Comedy Series | Lead Comedy Actor
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HBO Goes “Behind the Candelabra” and “Smash” Ends at the Tonys

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A&E has cancelled the long-running reality show Intervention. That puts the end to a pretty remarkable run that helped 156 people turn sober and stay sober.

Mrs. Frederic has found a new job, C.C.H. Pounder is taking a role for a multi-episode arc on Sons of Anarchy, according to EW.

In the Flesh doesn’t make its stateside debut for a couple more weeks, but you won’t have to worry about how it ends. BBC Three just ordered a second season (or commissioned a second series to follow the UK TV terms) of the zombie drama.

In the Flesh

At the very least, appalling reality TV gives the chance to give critics a chance to write epic takedowns. This time, NPR’s Linda Holmes goes after Fox’s Does Someone Have to Go?, which turns out to be so much worse than I imagined.

Speaking of appalling reality programming,
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Emmy rebound for '30 Rock' scene-stealer Jane Krakowski?

Emmy rebound for '30 Rock' scene-stealer Jane Krakowski?
Has Jane Krakowski's Emmy luck ran out? Or will the final season of "30 Rock" be the charm? After netting three consecutive bids in the race for Comedy Supporting Actress (2009, 2010, 2011), Krakowski was snubbed last year for her extremely popular role of Jenna Maroney on the long-running NBC comedy. Last year's six nominated supporting players were Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), Mayim Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory"), Kathryn Joosten ("Desperate Housewives"), Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family"), Merritt Wever ("Nurse Jackie") and Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live"). Only four of these women are eligible in this category again this year, as Wiig is no longer a regular on "SNL" and Joosten passed away. Might Krakowski re-claim her position in this crowded field? According to Gold Derby's Experts, Editors and Users, Krawkowski will return to the Comedy Sup...
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Will Julie Bowen ('Modern Family') win Emmy #3?

Will Julie Bowen ('Modern Family') win Emmy #3?
Last year, Julie Bowen ("Modern Family") won her second consecutive Emmy for Best Comedy Supporting Actress. And she is tipped to make it a hat trick this year. With the backing of five editors and two-thirds of users she has leading odds of 2 to 1.  -Insertgroups:12- Only three of her competitors return to possibly contend again in 2013 as Kristen Wiig is no longer on "Saturday Night Live," and Kathryn Joosten ("Desperate Housewives") passed away last year. Of this trio, Bowen's co-star Sofia Vergara is the strongest threat. She has also contended for all three seasons of the show and is the pick of one editor and 20% of users. That translates into odds of 3 to 1.  While Mayim Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory") is likely to reap her second straight bid for this hit laffer, she has only 2% of users predicting her to prevail. That lack of support gives her odds of
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Whitney Houston, Jennie Rivera and more of 2012's Gone but Not Forgotten

As a new year dawns, a tribute to those we've lost in the year now ending is merited ... and in 2012, those sad milestones have encompassed some of the most popular personalities in television history.

Andy Griffith: The actor-producer who put Mayberry on the map forever will be remembered as one of television's most genial personalities, also extending to his run as wily lawyer Matlock.

Dick Clark: The number of music stars who owe at least part of their success to the "American Bandstand" maestro is incalculable. Thanks to him, people also enjoy "New Year's Rockin' Eve," receive American Music Awards and have a greater appreciation of bloopers. Here's a "so long" salute to you, Dick.

Larry Hagman: The truly unfortunate irony of the veteran actor's recent death is that he was just starting his second round of "Dallas" success as master schemer J.R. Ewing. He'll also
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The ‘Parenthood’ Method Versus ‘Glee:’ Dealing With Difficult Subjects on TV Series

By Carson Blackwelder

Television Contributor

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NBC’s Parenthood returns tonight after two weeks off the air, bringing with it all of the difficult issues the series tackles year after year.

Season four of this intense family drama centers around Kristina Braverman’s (Monica Potter) shocking diagnosis and emotional battle with breast cancer.

Interestingly enough, cancer has been with the show since the very beginning. Actress Maura Tierney was originally cast to play Sarah Braverman, the second child of the Braverman family. However, the drama moved its premiere from the fall to midseason because of Tierney’s real-life breast cancer.

Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts between treatments and production led to Tierney leaving the cast of Parenthood. Lauren Graham, everyone’s favorite Gilmore Girls mom, replaced her. Having this tumultuous beginning poised Parenthood to be a series that could discuss serious issues and do so in a mature, sophisticated manner.

Of this season
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Contest: Win the Desperate Housewives Complete DVD Collection

We're giving three lucky TVOvermind readers the chance to win the Desperate Housewives Complete DVD collection! That's right, all 8 seasons of Desperate Housewives in one box set. Entering the contest is easy, here’s what you have to do:

Sign in with the Big Door widget in the bottom right hand corner of your screen (see that little icon with the coins?). You can login with your Facebook account, if you have one. Or choose another method.

Readers can earn virtual currency by doing simple things like signing in for the first time, sharing content with Facebook and/or Twitter, visiting the site every day or completing quests. Once you have some virtual coins, click on the little gift box icon (“Rewards”). Select the contest and redeem your virtual currency for entries in a random drawing that will award the DVD set to someone.

There is no limit on the number of entries per person,
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