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Can 'True Detective' Beat Tough Competition At The Emmys Competing As Drama Series Instead Of Miniseries?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2014 9:08 AM
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Okay, so we know all about The Yellow King and Carcosa, but it seems there's still more reason to keep talking about "True Detective." With the show an undeniable critical smash and audience hit, the next stop for program is on the awards trail, where it seems like a no-brainer for a slew of Emmy nominations. But in a challenge that would make Rust Cohle proud, HBO has made a decision that will add an extra obstacle to gathering up a sea of statues.

'Breaking Bad,' 'House Of Cards' & 'Behind The Candelabra' Among Big Emmy Winners

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2013 8:56 AM
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Last night TV's finest -- which these days tends to include some of movie's finest too -- gathered for the Emmy Awards, while the the rest of us stayed glued to "Breaking Bad" and to some extent, the series finale of "Dexter." Either way, both options were better than that dubstep dance routine to "Breaking Bad" on the awards show. And once the jokes were over, and tributes were finished, some statues were handed out honoring some fine folks.

'American Horror Story: Asylum' Dominates Emmy Award Nominations

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2013 9:30 AM
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It looks like we really need to finally catch up with this show. Only two seasons old, "American Horror Story" is becoming a titan. Last year, the show earned 17 Emmy nominations (going on to win 2) and this year, it has matched that figure once again.

'Family Guy' Shoots A Load On 'Girls' In For Your Consideration Poster Parody For Emmy Campaign

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2013 3:50 PM
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Of course, nothing has been sacred when it comes to "Family Guy" and making jokes. No subject, person, historical event or [insert whatever] has been out of bounds for the creators, so as the four-time Emmy winning show gears up for another campaign, they've put last year's breakout show firmly on their radar.

Predicting The Winners Of The 2012 Emmy Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 20, 2012 12:04 PM
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Awards season is just getting ready to gear up in the movie world, but awards show fanatics (if there are such creatures) don't have to wait for the new year to sit through a three hour-plus session of people winning things, because this Sunday brings the Emmy Awards, the annual celebration of the best/most popular/however you want to define it in television.

The Snubs & Surprises Of The 2012 Emmy Nominations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 20, 2012 11:14 AM
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You can't please everyone. And award ceremonies, in particular, never please everybody. Voted for by a small group, who are more often than not much older than those in the media, or who watch the shows, awards nominations and the eventual winners are generally frustrating, whether it's in the music, movie or television world. And this year's batch of Emmy nods are no exception.

'Downton Abbey,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Girls,' 'Modern Family' Top 2012 Emmy Nominations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 19, 2012 9:01 AM
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So 5:30 (PST) this morning saw Jimmy Kimmel and Kerry Washington announce the 2012 Emmy nominations, and it served as a good lesson in why not to not give the organization too much credit. Yesterday we'd suggested that shows like "Parks and Recreation" and "Louie" were starting to make major inroads, giving us a little reason for optimism. And there were certainly things to be celebrated in this morning's nominees: actress and comedy nominations for "Girls," typically good showings for "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men," and well-deserved nods for two actors we thought were unlikely, Jared Harris and Idris Elba.

The Playlist Predicts The 2012 Emmy Nominations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2012 1:16 PM
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Yeah, yeah, yeah, "The Dark Knight Rises", blah blah blah. Friday might be the day that many movie-watchers have been waiting for for four years, but tomorrow sees one of the biggest points of the year for watchers of the small screen; namely, the announcement of the Emmy nominations.

10 TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Nominations (But Probably Won't Get Them)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 5, 2012 12:02 PM
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We're still months and months away from the Oscars, but the other awards ceremony of the moving image is starting to sneak up; two weeks from today, the nominations for the Primetime Emmys, the biggest awards honoring television comedies, dramas, miniseries and movies, will be announced, ahead of the ceremony itself in September. Given the stars that the small screen attracts these days, it's just as glitzy as the Academy Awards, and given that we're living in what's generally deemed to be something of a golden age of television, there are more good shows on the air than could possibly be honored in a single ceremony. Someone's going to miss out.

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