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The Emmys Continue to Sort of Appreciate Good Comedy and Also 'The Big Bang Theory'

The nominees for the 66th Emmy Awards have been announced, and as usual, it's a mix of quality nominees with some real groaners — yes, Ricky Gervais was nominated for playing a mentally disabled guy in Derek. But there are also some great surprises, like SNL's Kate McKinnon and Portlandia's Fred Armisen getting nominations. Also nominated are folks like Louis CK, Amy Poehler, Melissa McCarthy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lena Dunham, Adam Driver, and Tony Hale. The Outstanding Comedy category has some surprises: Silicon Valley and Orange is the New Black were nominated, but Parks and Rec, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Emmy favorite Girls were not.

The awards ceremony will take place [...]

Seth Meyers to Host the 2014 Emmy Awards This August

Two months after taking over Late Night and a day after being named one of Time's 100 most influential people, TV Line reports that Seth Meyers has signed on to host this year's Emmy Awards, which will air August 25th on NBC. This makes Meyers's first big-time awards hosting gig since the ESPY Awards and the White House Correspondents both in 2011. Said NBC's Paul Telegdy on the decision: "Seth’s expertise and ease in front of a live audience during his time at SNL, as well as his comedic brilliance both as a writer and in front of the camera on SNL and Late Night, makes him [...]

'This Is the End', 'Parks and Rec', and 'Key & Peele' Nominated for the 2014 American Comedy Awards

Nominations came out today for the American Comedy Awards, and This Is the End, Parks and Recreation, Key & Peele, and more all scored nominations. The American Comedy Awards ran from 1987 to 2001 before being discontinued, but NBC announced in October that the awards are being resurrected after 13 years away and that they'll be broadcasting them. Voting is open to the public, and you can cast your vote on the show's 19 categories, including categories for standups and web videos, by visiting the awards' official website or their Facebook page.

The American Comedy Awards' TV and movie nominations are pretty spot-on and more in [...]

Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington Are Doing a Live Oscars Special

Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington are getting ready to cover the 2014 Oscars for Adult Swim. The pair, who host the movie review podcast and Adult Swim web series On Cinema at the Cinema, will be presenting a live webcast during the Oscars on Sunday on AdultSwim.com. This is the second year in a row On Cinema has done an Oscars telecast. The Second Annual On Cinema At The Cinema At The Oscars Special will be broadcast at the same time as the Oscars, Sunday at 7pm EST/4pm PST.

Check out a promo for Heidecker and Turkington's Oscar special below:

'Parks and Rec,' 'Brooklyn Nine Nine,' and 'Girls' Among This Year's Golden Globe Nominations

The Golden Globe nominations were announced earlier this morning, bringing with them a few predictable choices and a few surprises. In the Best TV Comedy category, award show dominator Modern Family was joined by The Big Bang Theory, Girls, Parks and Recreation, and the freshman season of Andy Samberg's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, while the categories for TV comedy acting showed some love to Amy Poehler, Jason Bateman, Andy Samberg, and Lena Dunham for their performances this year. 2013 wasn't the best year for comedy movies and that's painfully obvious in these nominations, though Julia Louis-Dreyfus did get a nom for her performance in the romantic comedy Enough Said. See [...]

Chris Rock Jokes About Dr. Dre, Kevin Hart, and Donald Sterling at the BET Awards

Chris Rock hosted the 2014 BET Awards last night (or as he called it, "the Black World Cup"), and he opened the ceremony with the above solid opening monologue full of jokes at the expense of Dr. Dre, Kevin Hart, Donald Sterling, civil rights movies ("If you make a civil rights movie and white people like it, it's not a good movie"), the Solange/Jay Z elevator fight, and much more.

Watch Conan O'Brien's Cameo-Packed Opening for the MTV Movie Awards

Here's the opening of last night's MTV Movie Awards hosted by Conan O'Brien, who manages to scrape together 50 celebrity cameos in less than four minutes. Click through to see O'Brien's opening monologue as well as the full list of this year's winners.

Conan O'Brien Announces He's Hosting the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Conan O'Brien announced last night that he'll be hosting the MTV Movie Awards — the only awards show that matters — on Sunday April 13th at 9:00pm, which won't conflict with all the hot TV shows on Sunday nights (they checked). The nominees will be announced tomorrow morning at 7:00am via MTV's website. This makes Conan's first MTV Movie Awards hosting gig; he's hosted the Emmys twice in 2002 and 2006 and also co-hosted in 2003.

Here's the First Oscars Trailer Starring Ellen DeGeneres

The Oscars are still over two months away, but the Academy released this super slick trailer yesterday starring second-time host Ellen DeGeneres and a bunch of dapperly dressed backup dancers. It's funny, catchy, and full of feminine empowerment, so in other words, it was directed by Paul Feig.

Watch Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Attempt to Duet in This Golden Globes Promo

Here’s the first promo for the Golden Globes starring second-time hosting team and forever-time amazing comedy duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Tina might not have the most musical talent here, but she’s certainly rocking some TRESemmé commercial-level hair. NBC will air the awards show live on January 12th, so expect more promos of these two in the near future.

Louis C.K., Kate McKinnon, Amy Poehler, and More Snag American Comedy Awards

The American Comedy Awards were last night, you can watch Craig Robinson's grand opening musical act for the show above. Among the winners were Maria Bamford, Kate McKinnon, Amy Poehler; TV shows Parks and Recreation and Modern Family; and films The Heat and This Is the End. Click through to see the full list of winners.

'This Is the End' and 'Anchorman 2' Earn MTV Movie Award Nominations

MTV unveiled their list of Movie Awards nominees this morning, and because MTV is fond of including a bunch of silly categories like "Best Shirtless Performance" and "#WTF Moment," the comedy world had a much bigger presence on the list than the typical awards show. Both This Is the End and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues scored four nominations, including for cameo scenes from the Rihanna and the Backstreet Boys (This Is the End) as well as Anchorman's Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Kanye West. The Best Comedic Performance category has only one lady — Melissa McCarthy for The Heat — paired with Jason Sudeikis (We're the Millers), [...]

Here Are the Best Moments from Last Night's Academy Awards

The wonderful Ellen DeGeneres returned to host the Oscars last night, and for a year full of so many depressing movies, there were still a few moments of humor amid an otherwise solemn film affair. Watch Ellen's Oscars monologue above then click through for a few of her best jokes and audience interactions along with comedy's best moment of the night, which came through an unplanned shout-out to the late Harold Ramis by his collaborator Bill Murray.

Check Out Tina and Amy's 3 New Golden Globes Promos

Here are three new promos for the Golden Globes, again featuring hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler with their trusty white grand piano sidekick. Click through to see the ladies give us another preview of their musical opening number, followed by Tina accidentally confessing her love to Amy.