Sons of Anarchy fans expecting to read another colorful rant from creator Kurt Sutter about the FX drama’s lack of Emmy nominations may have been disappointed today. Not because the show actually did earn a nod (though Sutter, Bob Thiele Jr., and Noah Gundersen are nominated in the Original Music and Lyrics category for penning the song “Day is Gone,” which was used over the emotional montage at the end of the season-six finale). But because the guest column Sutter penned for NikkiFinke.com on how it feels to be snubbed in the major categories, again, only uses the C-word once. And that’s in reference to his prior reputation for losing loudly: “I’m halfway through my second paragraph and I haven’t called anyone at AMC a money-whoring, talentless c–t yet. So, that’s progress, right?” he writes. READ FULL STORY
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There’ll be plenty of time to celebrate what the Emmys got right (see the full list of nominees here) and to argue about what they got wrong—but this is not the place for that. Instead, we’re taking a step back to discuss weird bits of trivia about the award show’s less starry categories. You know, the stuff that’s really important. Such as:
– “Twin Bed” got an Emmy nomination: Yes, the SNL tune officially known as “Home for the Holidays (Twin Bed)” is competing against Key & Peele‘s take on Les Mis, “Merroway Cove” from Disney Channel’s animated Sofia The First, “Bigger!” from the Tony Awards, “No Trouble” from PBS’s A Christmas Carol — The Concert, and one more…
– Sons of Anarchy‘s lone nomination is in original music and lyrics: You wouldn’t expect a show about biker gangs to be recognized for its music, but “Day Is Gone,” written in part by creator Kurt Sutter and played over the sixth season finale, marks Sons of Anarchy‘s only Emmy nod.
– This is the first year The Simpsons has been denied a nomination for Outstanding Animated Program: The long-running sitcom snagged Animated Program nominations from 1990-1992, then spent two years submitting itself for Outstanding Comedy Series instead. (The ploy didn’t work, even though The Simpsons was in its prime in 1993 and 1994.) It returned to the Animated Program category in 1995 and has been nominated there every year since… until now. READ FULL STORY
In the last new Josh Cam of 2013, Josh Malina and fellow Scandal stars Scott Foley and Dan Bucatinsky are joined by a very important guest star…Bucatinsky’s Emmy Award! The only burning question? How’d it get inside the fridge?
After tonight’s midseason finale of Scandal, we’re guessing that will be among the many burning questions on the brains of Gladiators everywhere as the episode promises to be a jaw-dropper. Make sure you come back to EW tonight for a full recap of the action. Until then, enjoy the latest in EW’s ongoing behind the scenes video series:
We’ve always wondered how many Emmy acceptance speeches go to waste each year. Most winners claim they were “unprepared” because they didn’t “expect to win,” but there are also the winners who take a piece of paper out of their pocket with their acceptance speech outlines. Better safe than sorry, right? READ FULL STORY
Hold up: Did you hear that Tina Fey had a slight wardrobe malfunction at last Sunday’s Emmy Awards?
Yeah, that topless shot in her last batch of SNL promos wasn’t totally without context. “If you videotaped it and like, slowed it down for one second, when I went to hug my friend Tracey Wigfield, who I won the Emmy with, I guess there was a little momentary situation,” Fey explained to her longtime pal Jimmy Fallon on Late Night yesterday. Only “some creeper” would have thought to look for it, Fey said — and if you want to be that creeper, you’re welcome to scrutinize Fey and Wigfield’s acceptance speech.
In less naked news, Fey and Fallon also spent a good portion of their chat talking about their kids. Specifically, newish dad Fallon asked for advice from Fey, who by now is an old pro at raising daughters. Her best words of guidance: “You just want them to be little fun weirdos and nerds for as long as possible.” And if the stories Fey then told about her oldest daughter Alice are any indication, she’s certainly fomenting a wonderfully weird environment. (Also: Is it just me, or does Fey’s imitation of Alice make her sound an awful lot like Nasim Pedrad’s SNL character Bedelia?)
The silver lining to being rejected by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences? Simple: You get an automatic invite to the official Losers Lounge party, sponsored by nine-time Emmy loser Amy Poehler and 11-time loser Jon Hamm.
Jeff Daniels summed it up nicely: “Well, crap!”
That was the Newsroom star’s opening line when he accepted his Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama. But he might as well have been speaking for the rest of us. Last night’s winners list was so baffling, I half-expected seven different Tatiana Maslanys to jump up on stage and claim their trophies, even though the Orphan Black actress was snubbed.
True, there were a few wonderful upsets. As an avowed fan of Nurse Jackie‘s Merritt Wever, I actually said “Yes!” out loud when she won for Supporting Actress in a Comedy — and that was before she delivered the best anti-speech speech of the night. (“Thank you so very much. Um, I gotta go. Bye!”) When Tony Hale stepped on stage to claim his Supporting Actor award for Veep, it started to feel like we were watching some sort of Bizarro Emmys, where the people who deserved to win actually did. Then things got weird. Jonathan Banks and Mandy Patinkin got passed over in favor of Bobby Cannavale, though in his defense, Cannavale worked insanely hard for that victory, right down to his final rubber-hose beat-down. (As my colleague Darren Franich pointed out, “No other nominee could say, ‘I filmed a gunfight where I was completely naked and covered in blood.'”) And Daniels’ win made the internet angry. When he beat Bryan Cranston and Jon Hamm for a season of The Newsroom that at least one critic compared to the crash-and-burn spectacularity of NASA’s Vanguard rocket explosion, you’d think it was an American tragedy so solemn that Will McEvoy will surely deliver a self-important monologue about it next season, to the strains of some sad Coldplay song.
And yet, watching this, something struck me: you can’t really be outraged if you don’t already have a pretty good idea of who’s expected to win. Never in history have viewers had access to more information about who to vote for in their Emmys office pools — simple Googling can get you critics’ picks, industry insiders’ picks, even gamblers’ betting odds — and maybe that’s why these upsets felt like such a shock. At a time when TV viewing habits are getting more and more niche, the Emmy picks for who will win (as opposed to who should) are the one thing that many experts and fans agree upon. READ FULL STORY
After the party is the after party! We hit the best bashes in town to find out what the stars were up to after winning (… or not winning) those golden trophies.
First up, the Governors Ball at the L.A. Convention Center:
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- 'Undateable' renewed for season 2
- Kathie Lee Gifford's 'Today' mini-musical?
- Directors push deal for Kodak movie film
- 'Essential *NSYNC' is news to *NSYNC?
- Allison Williams as Peter Pan for NBC
- 'Sharknado 2': 3.9M dive in, a Syfy record
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