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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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.
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.
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.
The 2013 Primetime Emmys are set to take place this Sunday under the reign of host Neil Patrick Harris, with shows, performers, and behind-the-scenes types competing for the TV industry's most sought-after awards. Real Emmy nominees were announced in July, but because some of us don't live in reality, here are Splitsider's fantasy Emmy nominations and winners: