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Andy Samberg to Host the 2015 Emmy Awards

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 [...]

Tim Heidecker's Live 'On Cinema' Oscars Coverage Returns This Sunday

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:

Watch the 'NFL Honors' Opening Monologue with Seth Meyers

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.

'Silicon Valley,' 'Transparent,' 'Girls,' and More Win Golden Globe Nominations

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.

Click through for the full list of comedy-related 2015 nominees:

Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, and 'The Colbert Report' Win Emmys While Amy Poehler Gets Snubbed an 11th Time

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 [...]

Tig Notaro Wants to Be Next Year's Oscars Host

This year's Oscars ceremony was…well, not so good, so before the Academy starts planning next year's big comeback, standup Tig Notaro has offered her services as 2016's potential Oscars host. Notaro posted an open letter to the Academy on her website this week titled "Tig Notaro To Host 2016 Oscars," in which she outlines 11 reasons why she'd make a great Oscars host. Here are some highlights:

  • I’ve been known to perform topless just like Mr. NPH did.
  • I live relatively close to the theater and wouldn’t be late.
  • I’m drop-dead cute in a suit.
  • Several years back I was hired by comedian Aziz Ansari for [...]

Kristen Wiig Stole the Show at Last Night's Grammys

The 2015 Grammys aired last night, and ahead of his huge international tour, Weird Al Yankovic took home the award for Best Comedy Album against steep competition while Joan Rivers posthumously won her first Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Diary of a Mad Diva. The biggest comedy-related win of the night came near the end of last night's televised ceremony, with Kristen Wiig making a surprise performance as an interpretive dancer for Sia's "Chandelier." It was weird and it was wonderful, and Wiig definitely gave Jim Carrey and Kate McKinnon a run for their money. Watch it in full below:

'Transparent' and 'Jane the Virgin' Break Records at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes aired on NBC last night, and in the world of comedy, freshman hits Transparent and Jane the Virgin took home some history-making awards. Amazon's Transparent became the first online show to win a Best TV Series Globe, while Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez took home the award for Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy in a surprise win over Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Taylor Schilling, Lena Dunham, and Edie Falco, making it CW's first-ever Globe win. Check out the full list of comedy-related awards as well as clips of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's hosting performance below, including an appearance by Margaret Cho as an unimpressed North Korean [...]

Amy Schumer Set to Host the 2015 MTV Movie Awards

Amy Schumer took over MTV's social media accounts last night to reveal some big news: She's officially signed on to host next year's MTV Movie Awards, which is set to air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, April 12th a 9:00pm. "Wickedly funny and sharply insightful, Amy Schumer is perhaps the most ascendant talent in comedy today and she's on the brink of an epic year," said MTV President Stephen Friedman in a statement. "We are thrilled to work with Amy to create an unpredictable and hilarious showcase for Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and brightest stars in what promises to be the most combustible Movie Awards ever."

Jay Pharoah Brings His Jay-Z, Drake, and Kanye West Impersonations to the VMAs

The MTV Video Music Awards aired last night, and the closest thing to a host was SNL's Jay Pharoah, who made several appearances during the show disguised as some of his best impersonations. Above watch him bring back his Kanye impression while Kim Kardashian watches from an awkwardly close distance, then click through to watch his segments as Jay-Z and Drake.

The Emmy Awards Will Finally Separate Talk and Sketch Variety Shows

Great news for sketch shows: THR reports that the Television Academy has switched up some rules for Emmy categories to address the genre ambiguity that's blurred the line between comedy and drama in recent years, and going forward, sketch comedy shows will finally be able to compete in their own category.

In terms of comedy-related changes, the Academy made a weird move by changing the definition of a comedy as a series with episodes that run 30 minutes or less, which will bump recent comedy category mainstay Orange Is the New Black to the drama category next round, while an extra nominee (7 total) will be added to [...]

The Lonely Island Will Perform at the Oscars with Tegan and Sara

The Lego Movie might've gotten a big Oscars snub this year in the Animated Feature category, but it did grab an Original Song nomination for its hit theme song "Everything Is Awesome" performed by The Lonely Island's Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer with Tegan and Sara. The Lonely Island confirmed today via Twitter that they're set to perform the song with Tegan and Sara at this year's Oscars hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, which is set to air on ABC Sunday, February 22nd. Check out a music video for "Everything Is Awesome" below:

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Share Their 2015 Golden Globes Hosting Ideas

The lovely Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes this Sunday for the third time, and NBC just released this promo featuring the ladies going over their approach and ideas for the ceremony. So get ready for a doped up Tina and Julia Louis-Dreyfus-obsessed Amy, because they're coming to you live this Sunday at 8:00pm.

Neil Patrick Harris Will Host the Oscars Next Year

Next year's Academy Awards has found its host. Variety reports that former Tony and Emmy Awards host Neil Patrick Harris is set to host next year's Oscars on February 22nd. Oscar hosts of the past few years include Billy Crystal, Seth MacFarlane, and Ellen DeGeneres earlier this year.