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  • HBO tops Emmy nominations with 'Games of Thrones,' 'True Detective'

    HBO tops Emmy nominations with 'Games of Thrones,' 'True Detective'
    The TV landscape is turning into a "Game of Thrones" judging by the 66th Primetime Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning. HBO is still king, with 99 nominations. But its fortunes slipped a bit. (The premium channel had 108 nods last year.) And...
  • 66th Emmy Nominations Live Stream: Watch the Announcement

    Watch Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly reveal the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations LIVE from the Television Academy headquarters in North Hollywood, California. The live event starts at 8:30am ET / 5:30am PT. 2014 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of...
  • Emmy Nominations Yield Celebration -- And Second-Guessing (Analysis)

    The abundance of quality programming and expanding number of options has created a logjam for the nighttime Emmy Awards, where the celebration over which shows earned nomination will inevitably give way to plenty of second-guessing about those that were...
  • Emmy Nomination 'Snubs:' So Who Would You Give the Boot?

    Michael Sheen is really, really good in Showtime's "Masters of Sex." And if push comes to shove, you could make a case for omitting Kevin Spacey or Jeff Daniels -- the latter in the way MVPs usually don't come from losing teams -- to make room for him....
  • 'Top Chef's' Padma Lakshmi on Keeping the Cooking Show Fresh

    With nearly a dozen seasons and a handful of spinoffs, Bravo's "Top Chef" still remains a fan -- and critics' -- favorite. It's also an awards darling, continually receiving Emmy nods and, somewhat famously, upsetting "The Amazing Race" for the reality...
  • Showtime's 'Shameless' Switches to Comedy for Emmy Race

    Showtime's "Shameless" is switching sides in the Emmy race this year, submitting in comedy series categories after three years in the drama heat. The move was OK'd by Television Academy officials. The John Wells Prods./Warner Bros. TV series starring...
  • Can Ricky Gervais Sell Cars? Audi Thinks So

    To launch its new A3 sedan, Audi of America is turning to Ricky Gervais to drive home the message that consumers should never compromise. To hammer home the message, it cast Gervais, a comedian who is often blasted by critics for his acidic sense of...
  • TV Academy President Lucy Hood dies

    TV Academy President Lucy Hood dies
    Lucy Hood, a well-regarded entertainment industry veteran and president and chief operating officer of the Television Academy, died Wednesday of cancer. She was 56. Prior to joining the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Hood was the executive...
  • Henry Rieger, Former TV Academy President, Dies at 95

    Henry "Hank" Rieger, former prexy of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, died of natural causes in Oceanside, Calif., on March 5. He was 95. In his 40 years with the TV Academy, Rieger served as prexy of the Hollywood chapter of the National...
  • Television Academy aims to update its image after 68 years

    Television Academy aims to update its image after 68 years
    Sixty-eight years ago a cartoon director, a radio station owner, a military film editor and a Glendale schoolteacher came together with the goal of turning an emerging technology into a respected profession. Their pet project — the Academy of...
  • Sean Combs eyes Fuse. TV Academy plans makeover.

    Sean Combs eyes Fuse. TV Academy plans makeover.
    After the coffee. Before creating my own entertainment festival. The Skinny: Nothing against "True Detective," but you know what I like about "The Walking Dead"? I like that I am not required to read 10,000-word essays about each episode or search for...