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  • Emmy predictions: Who will be nominated for TV movie, limited series and variety?

    Emmy predictions: Who will be nominated for TV movie, limited series and variety?
    We're assuming that your DVR, like ours, contains enough television to last you through the second term of the next (pick one) Clinton/Bush administration. And more television equals more Emmys. Last year, thanks to increased programming and new platforms, the Television Academy restored TV movies and miniseries (now called limited series) to their own separate Emmy categories. Now, for the first time, variety series have been divided between talk and sketch shows. Who wins in this ever-widening landscape? Let's look ...
  • 'Homeland's' about-face shows how twists can be a smart risk

    'Homeland's' about-face shows how twists can be a smart risk
    "Homeland" show runner Alex Gansa remembers looking over at Claire Danes while shooting the fourth episode of Season 3, the one containing the big reveal that then CIA chief Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) and embattled agent Carrie (Danes) had not, in...

    Who will get an Emmy nomination in the drama acting categories?

    During its celebrated run, "Mad Men" has received 32 Emmy nominations for acting. It has yet to win one. Last call ... DRAMA ACTOR Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul" Terrence Howard, "Empire" Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"...

    For Aidan Turner, acting is a lot like welding

    PASADENA, Calif. If you need a good spot welder, Aidan Turner is probably not your man. The Irish-born actor spent four months learning the intricacies of spot welding, and he wasn't bad. "I was OK, it's really hard to do. I was assisting, and I think...

    Emmy contenders in comedy categories blend old and new laughs

    "Modern Family" won its fifth straight comedy series Emmy last year, tying the record held by "Frasier." Can it break the record this year? A number of notable newcomers stand in the way. An early look at the Emmy comedy races: COMEDY SERIES "Modern...