Say hello to your new Emmy Awards host. The Wrap reports that Andy Samberg has officially signed on to host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, which airs on Fox in September. "It’s wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards," Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum said on the news. "Andy has excelled in all aspects of the television universe, both from behind and in front of the camera. His humor, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television’s best and brightest." Here's Samberg's statement:
Buckle your seat belts, Emmy [...]
On Cinema is returning for more live Oscars coverage this year. Adult Swim confirmed today that Tim Heidecker's The Third Annual Live On Cinema Oscar Special is set to air live on adultswim.com this Sunday starting at 8:00pm with special guests Gregg Turkington, Governor Mike Huckabee ("pending availability," according to the press release), Mark Proksch, and more. Watch the official announcement on the special from Heidecker below:
The fourth annual NFL Honors ceremony aired Saturday night on NBC, and Seth Meyers opened the evening with a monologue poking fun at pretty much every football player in the audience. Meyers is no stranger to hosting sports awards shows — he previously hosted ESPN's ESPY Awards in 2010 and 2011.
The 2015 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and the shows up for Best Comedy include HBO series Girls and Silicon Valley, Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, Amazon favorite Transparent, and surprise CW hit Jane the Virgin. The Lego Movie also got a nom in the Best Animated Film category, while Bill Murray, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lena Dunham, Ricky Gervais, Jeffrey Tambor, Louis C.K., and more all got acting nominations.
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The Emmy Awards aired on NBC last night, and there were a few predictable winners (Modern Family won for Directing, Supporting Actor, and Outstanding Comedy for the fifth time), some happy surprises (Louis C.K. won Outstanding Writing for his Louie episode "So Did the Fat Lady;" Sarah Silverman's We Are Miracles took home the Outstanding Variety Special award), and plenty of comedy snubs (Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Fred Armisen, and Amy Poehler, who has received a total of 11 Emmy noms now without a single win). As for the ceremony itself, host Seth Meyers kept his promise by sticking to jokes instead of big musical numbers or pre-taped segments [...]