Screen Junkies » 63rd primetime emmys Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:40:38 +0000 en hourly 1 The Emmy Awards Suck Dinklage: A List Of The Night’s Big Winners Mon, 19 Sep 2011 04:59:29 +0000 Jame Gumb Peter Dinklage won an Emmy, and I lost $25 betting on the Eagles.

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Tonight’s Emmy Awards proved to be a rousing spectacle showcasing and honoring the best television has to offer. At least I assume it was. I was watching football. But from what the Internet tells me, I missed out on a lot of lesbian jokes. More importantly, I missed Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage winning an Emmy for best supporting actor in a drama.

The actor took time to thank his wife as well as his dog sitter, but surprisingly, his speech did not contain any “f*ck yous” directed at kids who used to pick on him in middle-school. I know if I ever ended up on national television, it would turn into an obscenity filled rant directed at all those have wronged me throughout the years. Then again, if I’m ever on national television, it will be for lighting one of the Real Housewives on fire, so maybe it’s for the best I’m only on the Internet.

Here’s a list of the night’s big winners.

Outstanding comedy series: Modern Family
Outstanding drama series: Mad Men
Outstanding miniseries or movie: Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actress, miniseries or movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie: Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Outstanding directing for a miniseries, movie or dramatic special: Brian Percival, Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie: Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
Outstanding supporting actress, miniseries or movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Outstanding writing for a miniseries or movie: Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actor, drama: Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Outstanding lead actress, drama: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Outstanding supporting actor, drama: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Outstanding directing, drama: Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding supporting actress, drama: Margo Martindale, Justified
Outstanding writing, drama series: Jason Katims, Friday Night Lights
Outstanding variety, music or comedy series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding directing for a variety, music or comedy series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (host: Justin Timberlake)
Outstanding writing for a variety, music or comedy series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding reality competition: The Amazing Race
Outstanding lead actress, comedy: Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)
Outstanding lead actor, comedy series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding writing for a comedy: Steve Levitan, Jeffrey Richman (“Caught in the Act”), Modern Family
Outstanding director, comedy: Michael Alan Spiller (“Halloween”), Modern Family
Outstanding supporting actor, comedy: Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Outstanding supporting actress, comedy: Julie Bowen (Modern Family)

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Fat Chick, Dorks Dominate Early Emmys Mon, 19 Sep 2011 01:32:43 +0000 Jame Gumb Suck it, Sofia Vergara!

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If the early winners are any indication, this year’s Emmy Awards will be dominated by fatties, nerds, and fuglys. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m a huge dork and my face looks like an orangutan’s ass. As such, I’m allowed to make fun of these people, kind of like Chris Rock can drop N-bombs.

Early winners include noted dork Jim Parsons (Actor in a Comedy Series/The Big Bang Theory), the always rotund Melissa McCarthy (Actress in a Comedy Series/Mike and Molly), and nerd extraordinaire Ty Burrell (supporting actor in a comedy series/Modern Family). In fact, the only attractive person to win thus far has been Julie Bowen (supporting actress in a comedy series/Modern Family), but she managed to beat out the ridiculously hot Sofia Vergara, who makes her look unattractive by comparison. If this keeps up, Steve Buscemi and Peter Dinklage are friggen shoe ins.

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Charlie Sheen To Show Up At The Emmys? Sat, 17 Sep 2011 21:09:15 +0000 Joseph Gibson This might give the Emmy Awards a special 'Sheen' (read: venereal disease).

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According to a source that may or may not be Charlie Sheen himself, the controversial former actor/current punchline/mentally unstable individual Charlie Sheen may be appearing at tomorrow night’s Primetime Emmy Awards as a presenter.

This has been described as a “dream get” for the awards show, presumably because of the controversy surrounding Sheen, who also has a lot of buzz surrounding him due to the upcoming Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. In order to promote that program, he’s been appearing all over TV lately on The Tonight Show, Today, and shows that are on at other times of the day.

This isn’t set in stone yet, but it’s probably a safe bet that Sheen will be somewhere to be seen (rhyme acknowledged) at the awards show telecast. Maybe it’ll be like Where’s Waldo, but with a mentally ill drug addict. (Deadline)

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The Official 2011 Emmy Awards Drinking Game Fri, 16 Sep 2011 23:00:25 +0000 Jame Gumb Make The 63rd Annual Prime-Time Emmy Awards Even Less Memorable...

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The Official 2011 Emmy Awards Drinking Game is finally here! All you need is a bottle of booze, a glass (optional) and the simple instructions listed below, and you’re on your way to enjoy television’s most important night like never before. So without further ado, let’s get started.


if you're bored enough to watch the emmys take a f*cking drink

Thanks for playing!

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Why Did The Emmys Snub ‘Community’? Ask ‘Modern Family’ Thu, 14 Jul 2011 20:40:30 +0000 Jame Gumb With Modern Family getting so much love, there was no room for one of the best shows on television.

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To paraphrase Doug Benson, every year I watch the Emmy nominations, and every year I’m outraged that an old gay man’s opinion doesn’t match my own. This year was no exception. And while many deserving shows were snubbed, the complete absence of Community was by far the most insulting omission.

So, what is to blame for Community’s complete lack of nominations? In my opinion, it’s a bizarre fixation with the show Modern Family on the part of the nominators.

To be fair, given the nature of the Emmys, there will always be shows that are left out. After all, there are only so many spots to fill. If every deserving program was nominated, the nominations themselves would be meaningless. Take the Oscars. Being nominated for Best Picture used to mean something. But for the past few years, the Academy expanded the nominations to include 10 films, and the entire process become a joke, the punch line being that at least half of the nominees have absolutely no shot at winning. But with the Emmys, the old cliché stands, and it is still an honor to be nominated. That’s what makes Community’s absence so glaring.

How does such an innovative, ground breaking show get snubbed on so many different levels? More importantly, how is it that not one member of its talented ensemble cast received a nomination in the supporting actor category? Well, of the 12 available supporting actor nominations (six male, and six female), two went to cast members of Glee, and six went to the cast of Modern Family. When two-thirds of the available nominations are monopolized by two shows, with half going to one show in particular, there’s a problem. Throw in a few ridiculous pity nominations for Jon Cryer (he had to deal with Charlie Sheen) and Betty White (ha, the old lady made a sex joke), and you’re left with only two available spots for all the other shows on television, both of which can only be given to women. Given these circumstances, it’s easy to see how Community was left out.

Modern Family isn’t a bad show. In fact, it’s a great show, and it has a very strong cast. But the idea that almost every adult member of that cast should be up for an Emmy is ludicrous. Yes, it’s hard to pick and choose, but that’s the whole point of an award show. Does Sofia Vergara’s exaggerated broken-English really warrant a nomination over the performances of Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, and Yvette Nicole Brown? Does Eric Stonestreet’s over-the-top portrayal of a gay character really deserve a spot over Donald Glover and Danny Pudi, both of whom play hilarious characters that manage to defy traditional stereotypes? More importantly, do the people who nominate these shows actually watch anything other than Modern Family and Glee?

Of course, Community was overlooked in other categories as well. If ever there was a need for a laugh track, it was when Big Bang Theory was announced as a nominee for best comedy. And to be fair, there were some pleasant surprises. Louie C.K. is up for best actor. That in itself is a joke, but it’s nice to see such a talented guy getting the acknowledgment he deserves, even if it is in the wrong category. It was also nice to see that Martha Plimpton from Raising Hope and Amy Poehler from Parks & Recreation both ended up with noms, as did Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones. But with one of the best shows in recent memory sitting on the sidelines, even these deserving nominations rang hallow.

Again, I’m not bashing Modern Family or its cast, and I’m not even saying that Community is a better show (I happen to think it is, but we’re talking about nominations, so the point it irrelevant). Wha I am saying is that allowing one show to dominate the nomination process is a sure fire way to alienate a lot of talented, deserving artists. It’s also a surefire way to make the Emmys seem even more out of touch and irrelevant than they are.

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10 Truthful 2011 Emmy Nomination Reactions Thu, 14 Jul 2011 18:21:00 +0000 Col. Longshanks If only people could say what they are thinking.

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The nominations for the 63rd Primetime Emmys were announced this morning. There were some pleasant surprises (Friday Night Lights, Louis C.K.), and then there were some inexcusable snubs (Community, Nick Offerman). We here at Screen Junkies like to imagine how certain nominees and passed over favorites would react if honesty were allowed in the media. Here are 10 truthful celebrity reactions.

“I have Ray Romano to thank, for surrounding himself with better actors.”

- Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

“I honestly feel like this year is my year. The episode ‘The Suitcase’ allowed me to showcase a side of me the audience hadn’t previously witnessed. And it has nothing to do with that fact the Bryan Cranston was ineligible this time around.”

- Jon Hamm, Mad Men

“I’m grateful that Jon Hamm finally has a chance to win Best Actor. My mantel doesn’t have room for another accolade.”

- Bryan Cranston, three-time Emmy winner for Breaking Bad

“The Academy’s oversight only further proliferates the immutable truth that intelligent comedic tete-a-tete can only delve so far into esoteric terrain before pedestrian tolerance levels become so over exerted that they crumble. How many times do I have to make Alison and Gillian make-out before you lavish me with awards?”

- Dan Harmon, creator of Community

“I appreciate the Academy’s willingness to not watch the last season of’Dexter‘.”

- Michael C. Hall, Dexter

“I just can’t wait for the host to make a joke about my height. The punchline will be me banging his wife.”

- Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

“If I win, I’m giving the award to Nick Offerman’s mustache.”

- Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

“For the love of God, please just let me go back home to my family in England already. I mean, you’re too kind.”

- Hugh Laurie, House

“Ya’ll, seriously? Seriously, ya’ll? Ya’ll can’t be serious. …Seriously, ya’ll?”

- Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights

“The Academy is a bunch of c*nts.”

- Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy

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Your 63rd Primetime Emmy Nominees Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:52:22 +0000 Wookie Johnson Awww. Cheer up, Jon Hamm. It could be your year.

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Joshua Jackson and Melissa McCarthy woke at the ass-crack of dawn to announce the 63rd Primetime Emmy nominees. Mildred Pierce leads with 21 nominations, while Mad Men will face off against Dexter, Friday Night Lights, and Game Of Thrones in the Best Drama category while Jon Hamm goes against Steve Buscemi, Hugh Laurie and Timothy Olyphant.

And Louis C.K. got nominated!! Which is awesome. I expected a snub. Usually when Jon Hamm plays a middle-aged man sad about where his life ended up, Emmy rushes to him with a tissue, but Louis C.K.’s raw and unflinching worldview normally gets pepper-sprayed. This is great news for television comedy even though Community got snubbed again.

Here’s a list of nominees who will knife fight one another at the Ivy for television’s biggest honor.

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
63rd Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

Boardwalk Empire
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
Good Wife
Mad Men

Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
The Office
30 Rock
Parks and Recreation

Timothy Olyphant Justified
Steve Buscemi Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Mariska Hargitay, SVU
Mirelle Enos, The Killing
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Best Comedy Actress
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Best Comedy Actor
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Matt Leblanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Louie C.K., Louie

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andre Braugher Men of a Certain Age

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Miniseries of Movie
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Kennedys
Mildred Pierce
The Pillars of the Earth
Too Big to Fail

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow
Undercover Boss

Outstanding Reality- Competition
The Amazing Race
American Idol
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef

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Fox Chooses Mark Burnett To Produce ‘The Emmys’ AKA ‘The Who Caresies’ Thu, 05 May 2011 03:54:13 +0000 Geoffrey Golden Will you be able to get through an "Emmys" broadcast without falling asleep? Are you... a "survivor?"

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Remember when four reality show hosts were chosen to anchor the “Emmy Awards” in 2008? For those of you who do, sorry I brought back those painful memories. Well, the man behind such reality shows as “Survivor,” “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?” and “Sarah Palin Shoots At Stuff: The TV Show” will produce the upcoming “63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards” for Fox. Ho boy. To be fair, producer Mark Burnett also Executive Produced recent “MTV Movie Award” ceremonies, so… ho boy.

After long and difficult negotiations, the Emmys have renewed the “wheel” system – having Fox, NBC, ABC, and CBS take a turn each year, then pass that dutchie - through 2018. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences gets $66 million for the 8 year deal. Nobody else bid against the networks, I guess because nobody else thinks the “Emmys” are prestigious to the tune of $8.25 million.

The “Emmys” air September 18, 2011 on Fox, along with more “Raising Hope” promos than you ever thought possible. (Deadline)

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