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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 [...]

Conan Holds the 2013 Audiencey Awards

It's awards season, and Conan O'Brien just hosted the Audiencey Awards ceremony on his show, recognizing the best work in late night talk show audience members. It's really important that people in this field get the attention they deserve every now and then, and this ceremony is the right way to do things. Hit the jump for a visit from the Audiencey Awards' fashion assassin.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Golden Globes Score Best Ratings in 5 Years, Up 28% from Last Year

Ratings are in for last night's Golden Globes with extremely well-received hosts Tina Fey in Amy Poehler. Amongst audiences 18-49, the show earned a 6.4 rating, up 28% from last year's 5.0 under host Ricky Gervais. With overall viewers, the ceremony was up 17% with 19.7 million watching. It was also the second highest-rated Golden Globes since the 2004 one, which is pretty impressive. Given the impressive ratings and how much fun Amy Poehler and Tina Fey seemed to have doing it, the Globes people are crazy if they're not meeting with the duo right now about coming back next year. And there's still time to just let [...]

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 [...]

'Happy Endings,' 'Modern Family,' 'Daily Show' Earn GLAAD Media Award Nominations

GLAAD (or the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, for those of you who don't know your acronyms) just released its list of nominees today for the annual GLAAD Media Awards, recognizing TV shows, movies, music, news, and other forms of entertainment that positively portray LGBTers. The nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series were Happy Endings, Modern Family, Glee, and newcomers The New Normal and Go On. The New Normal is centered around a gay couple and a surrogate mother bearing their child, and Go On features a lesbian lawyer character who is a part of Matthew Perry's grief support group. The only other comedy shows to receive nominations this [...]

Here's the 11 Minutes of the 180-Minute Golden Globes Broadcast Worth Watching

The Golden Globes were held last night, with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler doing every bit as amazing as you'd expect them to and raising the bar sky high for next month's Oscars host Seth MacFarlane. Even with these two incredibly funny ladies hosting, the bulk of the awards show broadcast was still made up of boring awards show stuff with funny stuff from Poehler and Fey sprinkled throughout. The two highlights of the night were Fey and Poehler's opening monologue (above) and a bit by their SNL cohorts Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig (below), presenting an award. The combined 11 minutes from these two segments make up [...]

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.

Paul Rudd Explains His Golden Globes Telemprompter Mishap

One of the more memorable moments form Sunday's Golden Globe Awards was Paul Rudd and Salma Hayek standing onstage speechless after their teleprompter  unexpectedly crapped out on them while they were presenting the award for Best TV Drama. They had just presented another TV award prior to that, and as Rudd explains to Vulture, he didn't know he was still on TV at first:

"We didn't know, I didn't know they were doing two [categories] — we never had rehearsal. And they didn't tell us, so we were just standing there, and I honestly thought they went to commercial! [Laughs.] I mean, there was nothing on [the teleprompter]! And [...]