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Golden Globes: Who will win in the TV categories? Polls!

Just because most people don’t do a Golden Globes pool doesn’t mean you can’t predict if Homeland will build on its Emmy domination. Let’s take the 11 TV categories to a vote. Remember, this is who you think will win, not necessarily who you want to win.  READ FULL STORY

Summer TV Awards: The polls are open!

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You’ve done the nominating, now it’s time to hit the polls for EW’s first annual reader-voted Summer TV Awards. (UPDATE: Polls have now closed.) And your nominees are: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Confessional: Have you ever given up on a show on TV, only to rediscover it on DVD?

When Damages debuted on FX in 2007, I was fully prepared to love it. I tuned in to the premiere to see what the buzz was all about, and the show impressed me immensely. Glenn Close and Rose Byrne were superb as dueling lawyers, the story was gripping, and the production was impressive. I thought I had found my new Lost, but my excitement proved to be short-lived. As the weeks went on, my enthusiasm for the legal thriller quickly waned, and I quit watching after about a month.

You see, Damages just got too dang complicated for basic cable! Everyone started spying on everyone else, and a dozen characters were dying and spilling secrets every episode, and though the dialogue and acting remained top-notch throughout, I had no idea what was going on.  READ FULL STORY

You pick the 2010 Emmys: Who should win Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy and Drama?

Emmys-Drama-Supp-ActressImage Credit: AMC; Craig Blankenhorn/FX; Eike Schroter/CBS; Glenn Watson/USA; AMC; David M. Russell/CBSEach day, from now until Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, we’ll post polls about the major races. Pretend you’re an Academy of Television Arts and Sciences voter — you do totally have that look! (Or, if the choices strike you as too terrible, go vote in EW.com’s third annual EWwy Awards — our super edgy alternative Emmys based on readers’ suggestions for who really deserves to win the trophy). Up today: Supporting Actresses. Cast your vote! READ FULL STORY

2010 Emmys: Which longshots deserve nods in the Supporting Actor/Actress categories?

bareikis-hopkins-sykesImage Credit: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC; Mitch Haddad/ABC; Michael Ansell/Warner Bros.The 2010 Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday morning in Los Angeles, and while newcomers like Glee, Modern Family, and The Good Wife are all considered front-runners in their respective categories, you know there’ll also be plenty of groan-inducing kudos for series and actors who’ve passed their prime — or maybe never reached it in the first place. After all, it’s the Emmys, and outrage over snubs is as an important part of the process as rooting for Vanessa L. Williams in the Supporting Actress in a Comedy division celebrating what voters got right.

With that in mind, we thought we could take some time this week to discuss our left-field picks for potential nominations across 10 major categories, starting right now with Best Supporting Actor and Actress in the Comedy and Drama divisions. I’ll get the party started, then you hit the comments section with your own longshot favorites. Be sure to explain your choices, too — we’ll pick your best-argued eventual snubs as nominees for EW.com’s third annual EWwy Awards later this summer.

* Wanda Sykes, New Adventures of Old Christine: She suffered not one, but two cancellations this past season (Old Christine as well as her titular Fox comedy show) but her laughs-per-line ratio as Christine’s BFF Barb was perhaps higher than any actor on television this season. READ FULL STORY

The 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years: Here's our full list!

1105_coverTo help celebrate Entertainment Weekly‘s 20th anniversary (one more year and we can finally drink booze!), the writers and editors have carefully curated a list of the 100 greatest characters in pop-culture over the last 20 years. Whether the fictional women, men, ogres, muppets, babies, and cartoon rockers who made our list were initially created before 1990 didn’t matter so long as they made a lasting impact in the culture after 1990. Some characters were so inseparable in our minds and hearts — like a certain highly articulate TV mother and daughter, for example — that we simply listed them together. (Hey, it’s our list, so we get to make the rules.) Rest assured, we carefully deliberated, debated, argued, and bickered over who would make the cut and where they deserved to be ranked; after you take a look at our list, please feel free to do the same in the comments. READ FULL STORY

'Damages' recap: 'What aren't you telling us?'

Talk about back with a vengeance: Last night’s Damages was the show in a nutshell. Shocking twists! Crazy subtext! Almost too-much time-jumping! And oh so very much mystery. Serious spoilers below. READ FULL STORY

'Damages' returns tonight: Who else is excited?

Damages comes back tonight! Woohoo! The rich, suspenseful legal thriller is one of my favorites, and not just because Glenn Close kicks so much ass as queen bee (and bee-yotch) Patty Hewes. Also because Damages has the best, most against-type supporting cast. Ted Danson’s performance as bad guy Arthur Frobisher is one of my favorite TV surprises ever — I never expected Sam Malone to be such a perfectly nuanced villain. Darrell Hammond’s creepy assassin dude was another interesting departure, and William Hurt’s slippery scientist had me guessing all season long. This time we’re in for some more A-listers, but I’m particularly jazzed for the comedic-turned-dramatic stars Lily Tomlin and Martin Short.

My one concern is the central case of the season: It’s about a Louis Tobin (Len Cariou), a Bernie Madoff-esque greedy financier. If any show can make me interested in finance, it’s Damages, but it’s an uphill battle. I can’t be the only one who’s Madoff-ed out, am I?

Still, some hesitation about the case can’t dull my enthusiasm for the show. Other than Patty and Ellen, who do you love on Damages, PopWatchers?

Who's ready for 'Damages' season 3?

Good news, drama fans: Damages will be back Jan. 25! And not a moment too soon, especially given this season’s new cast members: Campbell Scott, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine, and Len Cariou. Just a guess, but there’s some kind of conspiracy at work here…and some people’s motives aren’t what they seem!

Last season of Damages didn’t quite stand up to the first season, but it was still one hell of a ride, particularly thanks to Glenn Close’s performance. What I love about her Patty Hewes (and the show) is that she’s not a conventional bitchy boss from the Amanda Woodward/Miranda Priestly school of stock characters — she’s way scarier because she’s not a typical ice queen. What kind of villain wears pastel twinsets? The interesting kind.

What’s your Damage, PopWatchers? Are you ready for round three at Hewes and Associates? And what story arcs would you like to see play out for its central characters?

'Drop Dead Diva' stars debate the best TV shows for women

drop-dead-divas_lWhat are the best TV shows for women? That’s the question we posed to Brooke Elliott and Margaret Cho, stars of Lifetime’s addictive new summer hit Drop Dead Diva (Sundays, 9 p.m. ET), for the latest installment of the PopWatch Duel. They’ve made their lists. Now you decide whose is better by casting a vote in the poll. (Then they’ll try to tell themselves that they don’t care who wins. But come on, just look at those faces. They care!)

Feel free to justify your choice — and/or you love for DDD (we’re right there with you, guilt-free) — in the comments section. And, of course, submit your own Top 5. READ FULL STORY

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