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  • Emmy Parties 2014: The Complete Guide

    Emmy weekend will be busier than usual this year, with the telecast shifting to Monday and contending with rush hour traffic near downtown L.A.'s Nokia Theatre. The party scene will also be complicated by Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards at the Forum in...
  • 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,...
  • Fall arts preview 2014: Pop music and jazz listings

    Fall arts preview 2014: Pop music and jazz listings
    A look at notable concerts and albums in pop and jazz. Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, AFI Sept. 15 Three bands from the upper tiers of today's hard rock team up for a big triple bill. Linkin Park has a new album, "The Hunting Party," that strips...
  • Bill Hader shows a dark side in 'The Skeleton Twins'

     Bill Hader shows a dark side in 'The Skeleton Twins'
    "The Skeleton Twins" stars "Saturday Night Live" alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, but it may not be what you think. Case in point, the film opens with Hader's character attempting suicide. Though there are light moments, the story's deeper contours...
  • Emmys Winners 2014 -- Full List

    Stay tuned for updated winners from the 2014 Emmy Awards, which air tonight on NBC at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Full list of nominations: Best Drama Series "Breaking Bad" "Downton Abbey" "Game of Thrones" "House of Cards" "Mad Men" "True Detective" Best Comedy...
  • Emmys: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' repeat

    Emmys: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' repeat
    At the Emmys, Matthew McConaughey was the night's best sport, but he went home a loser. It was a big night for repeat winners in major categories, notably "Breaking Bad," "Modern Family" and Bryan Cranston. But one of the biggest winners was unexpected:...
  • 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 Supporting Nominees Break Free From Their Best-Known Roles

    No profession is more about reinvention than acting, but this year's comedy supporting acting nominees are proof that Emmy voters enjoy seeing performers break out of boxes -- even if those actors weren't so sure they were in a box in the first place....
  • Lena Dunham and Fred Armisen on Twitter, 'SNL' and Working Together

    "It is an honor just to be nominated," insisted both Lena Dunham, the creator and star of "Girls," and "Portlandia's" Fred Armisen, when Variety caught up with the Emmy comedy nominees recently. While they were clearly delighted with each other's noms,...
  • 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...