Tired of seeing Matthew Weiner make Emmy acceptance speeches for Mad Men? Well, if the major television networks have their way, you might not have to worry about that anymore. Oh sure, the networks are only talking to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences about creating a second Emmy telecast that would banish the cable-heavy categories (mini-series and TV movie) to cable. But that slippery slope could lead to one possibly game-changing destination: The CableACE Awards.
It's hard to blame the producers of the Emmys (and, by extension, the Oscars) for leaving out certain deceased members of the Hollywood community while recapping the year in death during the awards telecast. After all, time is tight -- especially when you've got Jewel singing! Still, here are three notable names that were left out of the Emmy death montage.
While the rest of us were whiling our Saturday nights with frivolous frippery, NIkki Finke over at Deadline has been putting her nose to the glamor grindstone and has come up with a a couple delicious spoilers for the the big Emmy night tonight, including host Jimmy Fallon's special co-presenters and big 'ol opening musical number featuring Jon Hamm and a bevy of other stars.
Only a shade more than 13 million people tuned in to watch the Emmy Awards on CBS last year... and it was considered a moderate success because of its competition (a Giants/Cowboys NFL game), calendar placement (September 20) and the prior year's record low numbers. On Sunday, the battle for eyeballs will be slightly less uphill, but Jimmy Fallon and Co. still have their work cut out for them. Just how many of the Nielsen estimated 294-plus million American TV watchers will tune in though? Click ahead as Movieline attempts to sort it all out.
For the past two weeks, Jimmy Fallon has been spending his Late Night vacation days in Los Angeles as he prepares to host this Sunday's 62nd Emmy Awards, an esteemed gig that will put him in the company of legendary entertainers like Lucille Ball, Ed Sullivan, Frank Sinatra, and Johnny Carson. Unlike the hosts before him, the Saturday Night Live alum will be relying on his Twitter network for intros and in turn, NBC will be relying on Fallon to smoothly move the telecast along, skirting any potential grenades that the Outstanding Variety Series winner might bring.
With this in mind, Movieline caught up with the late night host at an NBC party a few weeks ago to discuss his take on award shows, his recent social networking failure, and Will Arnett's greatest Emmy diss.
Movieline was quick to recognize the most egregious Emmy nomination snubs last month, and in the same spirit, we feel it is our duty to prepare you for the five most surprising (yet entirely plausible) shake-ups that could occur at Sunday's ceremony* and possibly incite someone to set fire to his or her office poll during your red carpet-themed viewing party.
*Which, by the way, Movieline will be attending and live-blogging. The Emmy ceremony that is, not your party -- but that sounds like fun too.
...a lot, as it turns out! Despite the fact that Conan O'Brien's non-disparagement agreement with NBC doesn't expire until September 1, the ex-Tonight Show host is free to mock his former employers if he wins an Emmy on Sunday night, just so long as his barbs are true. That means if Conan gets up on stage, expect at least one Jay Leno laugh and a dig at the network built around The Biggest Loser. Considering The Daily Show has this category locked down, however, NBC shouldn't be too worried. [THR, Esq.]
Emmy fans and party planners, take note. The Emmy Press Preview occurred today, meaning members of the media were allowed inside the Nokia Theater to see (among other things) the seating arrangements! Curious to know where the cast of Glee sits relative to The Good Wife? Wonder who the Emmy producers favor to win Best Actor? And most importantly, do you want to know which star will become the Jack Nicholson of the Emmy telecast?
Credit Jimmy Fallon for bringing his same sense of imagination to hosting the Emmy Awards that he does on a nightly basis to hosting The Late Show: In addition to the controversial Mad Men spoofs and an opening bit that may include Kate Gosselin (and hopefully another episode of "6-Bee") Fallon has announced that he's going to select 15 tweets from regular viewers to help introduce celebrity presenters like Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais and, hilariously, Laurence Fishburne. The only problem? No one cares.
Yesterday the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences held their sorta-Emmy Awards ceremony for various technical and individual achievements, including Best Reality Program, Best Guest Stars and Best Reality Show Hosts. Click through to see who won in television's second biggest night.
Who knew you could have so much fun with an Emmy campaign? While the For Your Consideration ads for Glee don't include any veiled threats toward the future well-being of the show's young cast, they do feature a mea culpa of sorts: an acknowledgment (via Sue Sylvester) that Will Schuester's white rapping is fairly awful. Or as Sue puts it, less appealing than a wet rat. No arguments here! Heres the apologetic ad, which covered the Hollywood Reporter this morning:
Can you be a sore loser before actually losing? Apparently! After NBC released a set of fairly amusing parody videos that showed Emmy host Jimmy Fallon channeling his inner Don Draper -- complete with an appearance from Christina Hendricks -- a network with a show nominated against the AMC drama got a bit peeved because the Emmy voting window is still open. The logic being that a spoof of Mad Men featuring the Late Night host could be enough to sway voters. Wait, what?
The 62nd Annual Emmy Awards are almost upon us and host Jimmy Fallon has taped a few promos that manage to include both laser eyes and Undressed alum Christina Hendricks. Watch both after the jump.
Now that the dust has settled around those Emmy nominations, it's time for Movieline to begin digging into each category to lay down odds for the nominees. Everyone can agree that these year's selections feel fresh and new, but in the Lead Actor in a Comedy category, will tradition reign?
One thing left unexplored on this Emmy Nomination Day is the EGOT, the extremely rare phenomenon that occurs when an entertainer wins an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. (Ironically, though the EGOT got its biggest spotlight ever thanks to Tracy Morgan's recent obsession with it on 30 Rock, he wasn't nominated for his role this season.) Here are the 2010 Emmy nominees who could get one step closer to attaining the Showbiz Award Grand Slam that has only been claimed by a dozen performers ever.