The Writers Guild of America announced the nominees for the 2014 WGA Awards in TV, and the list was full of few surprises. Usual suspects Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, and Veep made it into the Comedy Series category, also joined by newcomer Orange Is the New Black and departing 30 Rock. Simpsons and Futurama dominated the animation category, while Colbert, Conan, Kimmel, SNL, Daily Show, and Portlandia all took home variety series nominations.
Sure, shows like Archer, Bob's Burgers, Key & Peele, Eastbound & Down, Eagleheart, Always Sunny, Nathan For You, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Girls, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Always Sunny also deserve nominations and didn't get any whereas a lot [...]
Stephen Colbert isn't resting on his recent Emmys win, because the People's Choice Awards apparently still exist and he wants one. Colbert is up against Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel for Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host, and he's like you to vote for him as much many times as you can.
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:
Steve Martin is finally getting an Academy Award. Martin, who has hosted the Oscars three times (most recently in 2010 with Alec Baldwin), will be the recipient of an honorary governor's award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced yesterday. Martin has won an Emmy, four Grammys, and countless other awards, but never an Oscar. A short film he wrote and starred in, The Absent-Minded Waiter, was nominated for an Oscar in 1977. "I'm proud to win an honorary Oscar this year," Martin tweeted. "A salute to comedy and all the great people I've worked with."
The Andy Kaufman Award, an annual prize given out to young comedians who perform in the spirit of the legendary late comedian, is taking submissions for the 2013 award now. Founded in 2004 by Kaufman's family, the Andy Kaufman Award has, in the past, gone to comedians like Kristen Schaal, Reggie Watts, and Brent Weinbach, when they were earlier on in their careers. Head on over to the official website to find out how to submit your video. The ceremony is typically held in November, when finalists perform on stage and one is selected to receive the award. (via The Comedy Bureau)