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EWwy Awards reminder: Voting ends Thursday!

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With tonight’s return of Sons of Anarchy, recipient of four nominations in EW’s 5th annual EWwys — a celebration of the Emmy-snubbed — it’s a good time to remind you that voting for the 2012 EWwys ends this Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Winners will be announced on Friday. View the drama nominees and vote here (there’s a poll after each category). Click here for the comedy nominees.

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EWwy Awards 2012: Which Supporting Actor is the tougher race?

Jimmy Kimmel, our sun and stars, goes 'Game of Thrones' on 'TV Guide' cover

He is Jimnerys Stormborn of house Targaryen, the first of his name, mother of dragons, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea — and he will take what is his, with fire and blood!

Sorry, what were we talking about? Oh yeah: Jimmy Kimmel is channeling four beloved characters from shows nominated for Best Drama Emmys on the cover of TV Guide this week. To your left, you can see his take on Daenerys the Unburnt, etc. etc., from Game of Thrones. “I look more like a member of Poison than Khaleesi,” the late night funnyman told the magazine. He felt a little more comfortable imitating Bryan Cranston’s Breaking Bad character: “I do feel like Walter White. I kinda look like him. It’s amazing what a little glue and hair from some unidentified animal will do,” he said.

Check out Kimmel’s take on Walt, as well as his version of Downton Abbey‘s Dowager Countess and Mad Men‘s Don Draper, here — and check TV Guide for the mag’s full interview. Kimmel hosts the Primetime Emmys on Sunday, September 23.

Now, bring him his dragons!

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EWwy Awards 2012: Which Supporting Actor is the tougher race?

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It’s Day 2 of voting for EW’s 5th Annual EWwy Awards, honoring the shows and actors snubbed by the Emmys, and already, a themed has emerged in the comments: That Supporting Actor race is brutal — whether you’re talking drama or comedy.

The comedy nominees are Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, and Aziz Ansari, along with Community‘s Danny Pudi and Donald Glover. (Vote here.) The drama nominees are Fringe‘s John Noble, Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Pitt, Mad Men‘s John Slattery, The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman, and Justified‘s Walton Goggins. (Vote here.) Which category is tougher? We’re resisting the urge to type a new poll. Here’s what readers are saying: READ FULL STORY

EW's 5th Annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed: Voting starts now!

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It’s September, which means it’s once again time for the EWwys, EW.com’s annual awards honoring the shows, actors, and actresses that should’ve been nominated for an Emmy but weren’t. This year’s nominees are a combination of those who made EW critic Ken Tucker’s Emmy wish list and those who readers felt were most grievously snubbed when the Emmy nominations were announced in July. Check out the nominees in the five EWwy Comedy categories and vote for your favorites hereClick through the nominees in the five EWwy Drama categories and cast your votes here. Polls will remain open through Sept. 13. Winners will be announced Sept. 14. There are trophies involved, to which two-time EWwy winner Courteney Cox can attest: READ FULL STORY

Kelsey Grammer: I was snubbed for an Emmy because I'm a Republican

Kelsey Grammer won this year’s Golden Globe for Best Actor for his starring role in Boss, the Starz drama about a ruthless Chicago mayor, so you might be wondering why the Emmys failed to even nominate him. Jay Leno wondered, so he asked Grammer what he thought of the slight when the actor visited The Tonight Show last night. “It may have to do with several things, honestly, but I think it’s possible… I mean, I am a… I’m a declared out of the closet Republican in Hollywood,” said Grammer. He went on to say, “Do I believe it’s possible that some young person, young voting actor — or even older voting member for the Emmys — would sit there and go, ‘Yeah, that’s a great performance, but ooooooooooooh, I just hate everything he stands for?’ [Cue sarcasm.] I don’t believe that’s possible.” Watch below:

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Style & Design: Emmy costume contenders, Mariah Carey's nail polish and more

Everything old is new again, at least on TV. The Emmy-nominated wardrobe designers behind The Borgias, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire explain the process of creating period costumes. [WWD]

Glitter — hated the movie, love the nail polish shade. Mariah Carey has inked a deal with OPI. [Fashion Etc.]

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Must List: Catch up on this year's Emmy nominees

The nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards were announced on July 19, and what better way to spend your weekend than catching up on the shows that you missed. We found a few ways you might be able to get up to speed on some of our favorite nominees.

Downton Abbey — Amazon Instant has the second season of Downton available for streaming (and the DVD has been available since February). The show is also on iTunes, and Netflix has season 1.

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Emmy Awards: The year's best commercials

As well as honoring TV programming, the Emmys also recognize the year’s best commercials. In the five considered here for the Outstanding Commercial Emmy, we get a real sense of how creative television advertisements can be, with wildly different content in each.

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Emmy noms announced Thursday: What surprise would make you happiest?

Emmy nominations will be announced tomorrow at 8:40 a.m. ET on Emmys.com, read aloud by Scandal‘s Kerry Washington and Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman. (UPDATE: Due to weather and travel delays, Offerman will not make it to L.A. for the announcement. Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel will join Washington.) Leading up to the deadline for ballots to be returned, EW.com spoke with some of the actors and showrunners on our wish list in our Emmy Watch series. But which surprise would make you happiest? READ FULL STORY

Emmys throw Carl Reiner a digital 90th-birthday bash

Not everyone makes it to 90. Even for those who do, not everyone gets the digital treatment from the Emmys, which celebrates Carl Reiner’s 90th birthday today with a host of photo and video moments from the star’s storied career.

Emmys.com worked with the Television Academy Foundation’s Archive of American Television to compile clips and tributes to the comic from over the years, including interviews with Reiner, as well as highlights from last year’s “An Evening with Carl Reiner” event at the Television Academy.

Reiner, an actor, writer, director, and producer who created The Dick Van Dyke Show, has been a legend in Hollywood since the early ’50s, when he was a regular featured performer on Your Show of Shows. Since then, Reiner performed alongside Mel Brooks in their iconic “2000 Year Old Man,” wrote films like Enter Laughing and The Jerk (which he co-wrote with Steve Martin), and directed cult classics like Where’s Poppa? and Oh, God! — and that’s just a glimpse at his accomplishments. Watch video of last year’s Television Academy celebration below: READ FULL STORY

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