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Last Night's Emmy Awards Scored the Second Highest Ratings in Eight Years

The ratings for last night's Emmy Awards are in, and Seth Meyers's turn at the hosting gig raked in a big audience. A total of 15.6 million viewers watched the live ceremony on NBC, making it the most-watched night on network TV since the Oscars in March as well as the highest viewed Emmys in the last eight years, second only to last year's ceremony hosted by Neil Patrick Harris that aired in September on a Sunday night with an NFL lead-in. Neither have met the 16.2 million viewer audience of the 2006 Emmys toplined by multiple-time host Conan O'Brien, the true king of the awards [...]

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.

'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 [...]

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.

Patton Oswalt Will Host the Independent Spirit Awards

Patton Oswalt has been named the host of the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards, the annual awards show honoring independent filmmakers. The ceremony will take place in the afternoon on March 1st and will air on IFC that night at 10pm. Oswalt follows last year's host Andy Samberg. Seth Rogen hosted the year before.

This is hardly the first awards hosting gig for Oswalt. He hosted the Webby Awards the last two years. Check out his most recent Webby's opening speech below:

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 [...]

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.

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:

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.

Watch Joel McHale and Dan Harmon's Creative Arts Emmy Awards Monologue

Joel McHale and Community creator Dan Harmon performed the opening monologue for The Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which aired on FXX Saturday and took place a week earlier. Here's their Ricky Gervais-style monologue, which is worthy of an Emmy itself.

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.

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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.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Lead the Golden Globes to a 10-Year Ratings High

Ratings are in for last night's Golden Globes, the second year the ceremony has been hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and it was the most-watched Golden Globes since 2004. 20.9 million viewers tuned in, 6% more than last year. Ratings were up 2% amongst adults 18-49. Last year's Poehler/Fey ceremony also saw an increase in ratings that led the show to a five-year high. The duo has already signed on to host the awards show in 2015, and I wouldn't be surprised if they're asked to keep doing it indefinitely after that.

Diane Keaton to Accept Woody Allen's Honorary Golden Globe

Earlier this year, the Hollywood Foreign Press announced that Woody Allen will be the recipient of the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year's Golden Globes, and since Woody Allen notoriously never attends awards shows and doesn't care for the west coast, it was safe to assume he wouldn't be there to accept the prize. Now, EW reports that Allen's frequent collaborator Diane Keaton will be accepting the award on his behalf at the ceremony, which is set for January 12th. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will be hosting the Golden Globes, so hopefully, they can rope Diane Keaton into a funny bit.