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  • Emmy nominations 2014

    Emmy nominations 2014
    "True Detective" joined a stellar list of drama nominees including “Breaking Bad" and "House of Cards" when the 2014 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning in a ceremony hosted by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly. The comedy series nominees...
  • Set Designer Bill Groom on Creating 'Boardwalk Empire's' Elaborate World

    After being on the air for five years, you'd think creating the world of a TV show would get easier. Not so, says "Boardwalk Empire's" head of set design Bill Groom. "In fact, this upcoming season has been one of the more challenging ones yet." Even...
  • Emmy Lead Actor, Movie or Miniseries: Billy Bob Thorton vs. Mark Ruffalo

    Is it a simple choice of good versus evil in one of Emmy's most contested categories? A blunt activist or a psychopathic contract killer? A furrowed brow or Dutch-boy bangs? In a word -- yes. The heatseekers in this star-packed race are Mark Ruffalo,...
  • Does Emmy Favor the White Collar Worker?

    Back in the '30s, a report on small towns rejecting rube feature films inspired an unforgettable Variety headline: "Stix Nix Hick Pix." Almost a century later, another group seems to be giving the raspberry to the proletariat. Emmy voters' anointed...
  • Q&A: Emmy Producer Don Mischer on the Big Night

    The man in the control room on Emmy night is legendary award-winning producer Don Mischer, who's been at the helm 10 times (along with numerous Academy Awards ceremonies, Super Bowl halftime shows and more). He gives Variety a sneak peek at the plans...
  • Emmy Actor Preview: Nominees Reach New Heights By Playing Against Type

    When Bryan Cranston ended his run as wacky patriarch Hal on Fox's hit comedy "Malcolm in the Middle," he was offered two pilots in quick succession. But instead of jumping at the chance to start work on another project, he promptly turned both of them...
  • The Best of This Year's Emmy Campaigns

    Hard work deserves recognition. And in showbiz, there is no better recognition than an award. So here are the first Emmy Tubthump Awards, which salute the innovative and/or goofy work of Emmy campaigners -- those people who work hard to make sure that you...
  • Carrie Brownstein of 'Portlandia' to Pen 'Lost in Austen' Movie

    "Portlandia" star and co-creator Carrie Brownstein has come on board to write a "Lost in Austen" movie, based on the original U.K. series. It's the first feature writing project for Brownstein, and one of Nora Ephron's unfinished works at the time of the...
  • 2014 Emmy Awards: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Fargo' Lead Nominations

    HBO again led the way in nominations for the 66th annual nighttime Emmy Awards, buoyed by the strong showing of new drama "True Detective" and the movie "The Normal Heart," as the voting again tilted heavily toward cable and new players such as Netflix....
  • Emmy Awards 2014: Complete list of nominees

    Emmy Awards 2014: Complete list of nominees
    Here is the complete list of Primetime Emmy Awards nominees: Drama series "Breaking Bad" (AMC) "Downton Abbey" (PBS) "Game of Thrones" (HBO) "House of Cards" (Netflix) "Mad Men" (AMC) "True Detective" (HBO) Comedy series "The Big Bang Theory"...
  • There's room in TV comedy for a little sweetness, actors agree

    There's room in TV comedy for a little sweetness, actors agree
    The days of the mean-spirited celebrity roast have mostly come and gone, with the possible exception of Charlie Sheen's screen time. From sketch comedies to sitcoms, today's funnybone seems to have a gentler spirit. That's a topic the Envelope Emmy...