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Splitsider's Fantasy Emmy Picks 2013

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:

Louis C.K. and 'Parks and Rec' Win at the Television Critics Awards

The Television Critics Association held the annual TCA Awards Saturday night, handing out prizes to a bunch of people and shows in a private Beverly Hills ceremony. Louis C.K. won the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy, while The Big Bang Theory and Parks and Recreation tied for the Outstanding Achievement in Comedy prize. All in the Family took home the Heritage Award, while Barbara Walters beat out sitcom vets James L. Brooks and James Burrows for the Career Achievement Award.

Check out the full list of comedy-related nominees and winners (in bold) below:

Watch Jon Hamm's Excellent ESPYs Monologue

It's always great to see Jon Hamm flex his comedic chops. He hosted sports awards show The ESPYs last night, and here's his full opening monologue that's still plenty charming and funny even if you don't know anything about sports like most of us comedy people. The monologue makes a pretty good case for why Jon Hamm should be given the chance to host the Oscars or the Emmys one of these years.

Neil Patrick Harris Is Hosting the Emmys Again

In-demand awards show host Neil Patrick Harris will return to host the Emmys this fall. Harris, who's been hosting the Tony Awards for the past few years and has been doing so for the past several years, will be doubling up on awards hosting gigs this year, Deadline reports. This will be Harris's second time hosting the Emmys. His first was in 2009, the last time his How I Met Your Mother network CBS carried the awards show. NPH's Emmys will probably feature more musical numbers than last year's ceremony, hosted by non-song and dance man Jimmy Kimmel.

'Louie,' 'Girls,' 'Portlandia,' 'Modern Family,' and 'Simpsons' Win WGA Awards

The Writers Guild of America Awards were held this weekend and a lot of critically-acclaimed, beloved comedies won prizes. The three person writing staff of Louie (Pamela Adlon, Vernon Chatman, and Louis C.K. himself) won the Comedy Series Awards, and C.K.'s doing the bulk of the work there anyway. Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, and company won the WGA's New Series award, beating out Veep and The Mindy Project. Portlandia, The Simpsons, and Modern Family all received awards too. While most TV awards shows tend to heap prizes on much-derided series like Two and a Half Men and other Chuck Lorre fare, you have to admit the WGA Awards are [...]

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Have Been Asked to Host the Golden Globes Again

Will Tina Fey and Amy Poehler come back to host the 2014 Golden Globes? Deadline reports that NBC and the award show's producer Dick Clark Productions have invited them to return as hosts for next year's ceremony, which received critical acclaim and the Globes' best ratings in five years. NBC isn't having active conversations with Fey and Poehler yet, but they have received an open invitation. Last year, they were announced as hosts in mid-October, and this year, the awards show is expected to choose a host by November.

It's hard to guess whether Fey and Poehler will return. While they seemed to have a [...]

Ellen DeGeneres to Host the 2014 Oscars

Ellen DeGeneres announced this morning via Twitter that she'll be hosting the Oscars next year. This is the comedian/talk show host's second time MC'ing the awards show. Her first was in 2007. The Academy picking DeGeneres comes after a hosting stint at last year's ceremony by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane that wasn't received great. MacFarlane said a couple months ago that he was invited back to host the 2014 ceremony but turned it down. DeGeneres is a pretty drastically different choice from MacFarlane, and I'm guessing she'll get a warmer reception. Not as warm as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who did an amazing job [...]

Emmy Nominations 2013: '30 Rock's Last Year and 'Arrested Development' Only Gets One Major Nomination

The 2013 Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and it was a fairly surprising batch of nominees in the comedy world. This was the first year streaming series were eligible for Emmys and Arrested Development only scored one big nomination* (Jason Bateman for Best Actor in a Comedy) with the rest of the cast and crew getting snubbed. The show, which was showered with awards and nominations during its original Fox run, wasn't nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, making this the only season the show didn't get a nod for that category. It's almost as if Emmy voters just picked Bateman to let people looking at the list know whether Arrested [...]

Seth MacFarlane Has Been Asked to Host the Oscars Again

This year's Oscars host Seth MacFarlane has been asked to return to host the ceremony again in 2014, according to a report by Just Jared. The Family Guy creator's performance as host this year was met with a mixed response, so much so that he said on Twitter the following day that he wouldn't be interested in doing it again. Nevertheless, the telecast drew a large and young audience, and, according to Just Jared's source, the producers of the 2014 ceremony have approached MacFarlane about returning. The source says, "After defending his performance, the producers reached out to Seth and invited him back to host the show again. He’s not [...]

Here's Your First Glimpse of Andy Samberg as an Independent Spirit Awards Host

Andy Samberg is hosting the Independent Spirit Awards on IFC on Saturday, February 23rd, the day before the Oscars. Here's his first promo for the event, which could serve as the basis for a pretty compelling independent film itself. Look for Bear Legs to be up for some prizes at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards.

Watch Ken Marino Twirl a Sign Around Shirtless for 'Burning Love's Emmy Campaign

Here's a clip from TMZ (I know, gross) of a shirtless Ken Marino in a fireman's outfit, twirling a sign around in the middle of an LA street to get people to vote for his Yahoo! web series Burning Love at the Emmys. It's not usually how people campaign for Emmys votes.

Bill Hader Will Never Write an Emmy Speech

"I did not write a speech last year. I won’t write a speech [this year]. If I ever did win something, it would be one of those mumbly rambly things that I’ll have to cut myself off. I’ll bring my own music up to cut myself off. I’ll have a little beat box and I’ll play it and then I’ll cut myself off and then leave."

-Bill Hader, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy this morning, talking to Vulture about how he doesn't want to write acceptance speeches for awards he's nominated for.

Video: Eric Andre Wants to Be Your MTV VMA Host

Comedian Eric Andre (Don't Trust the B, Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show) released this video today via the YouTube channel JASH. It's his audition to be host of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (or the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, as he jokes in the video), and you can use the hashtag #Andre4hostVMA13 to support the cause. It would lead to the most unpredictable VMAs ever, if this video, his Adult Swim series, and his captivating appearance on Attack of the Show! last year are any indication.

Seth MacFarlane Says He Won't Host the Oscars Again

When asked by a Twitter user last night if he'd ever host the Oscars again if asked, Seth MacFarlane had kind of a surprising but understandable answer. MacFarlane's reply was, "No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though." The Family Guy creator's hosting stint this weekend received a pretty negative response online, drawing a lot of criticism for misogyny and racist jokes, so it makes sense that he wouldn't be too keen on hosting the ceremony one more time. Despite the  cold reception, the MacFarlane-hosted ceremony attracted high ratings and at least his jokes went over better than The Onion's Oscars joke. With MacFarlane out [...]