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.
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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 [...]
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 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.
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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 [...]