Screen Junkies » emmys http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:54:36 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Aaron Paul To Lead LA-Based ‘Breaking Bad’ Fans On A Scavenger Hunt Monday Before The Emmys http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/aaron-paul-to-lead-la-based-breaking-bad-fans-on-a-scavenger-hunt-monday-before-the-emmys/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/aaron-paul-to-lead-la-based-breaking-bad-fans-on-a-scavenger-hunt-monday-before-the-emmys/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:25:10 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264362 Finally, LA garners the attention of the entertainment industry!

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It seems like 75,000 lifetimes ago that the Breaking Bad finale aired. But, thanks to the self-congratulatory nature of the entertainment industry, we get to celebrate the show one more (final?) time with its Emmy nominations. The ceremony takes place Monday, and as a thanks to the fans of the show, the always-magnanimous Aaron Paul has decided to lead LA-based Breaking Bad enthusiasts on a scavenger hunt.

Rather than paraphrase, let’s just give you the skinny straight from the man himself:

I am interested in obtaining every single item he just mentioned. I also want :

  • Bogdan’s eyebrows
  • Huell’s windbreaker
  • Walt Jr.’s friend Lewis
  • The giant pile of actual money from the final season
  • Gomez’s laugh, trapped inside a bottle
  • Skyler’s sense of humor
  • Tio’s bell
  • The vanished half of Gus Fring’s face

See you on the battlefield, folks. 

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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Reunite For Some Emmy Yuks in ‘Barely Legal Pawn’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/bryan-cranston-and-aaron-paul-reunite-for-some-emmy-yuks/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/bryan-cranston-and-aaron-paul-reunite-for-some-emmy-yuks/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:45:48 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=264312 Also starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

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Looks like the Primetime Emmy committee also misses seeing Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. Having been too busy committeeing for Godzilla or Need For Speed, they brought Breaking Bad’s Walt and Jessie back for this Pawn Stars parody video also starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Created by the team behind Broad City, it’s pretty funny throughout but worth watching all the way to the end. Give it a watch and don’t forget to watch the Emmys and Godzilla and Need For Speed.

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The Simpsons has become a bit of a foregone conclusion in the past decade or so, and that’s totally mean to be a backhanded compliment. It’s depended on and appreciated for being around, but it’s unremarkable in almost every sense these days.

Historically, that’s been plenty good to at least get an Emmy nomination, but when the list of nominees was announced this morning, the denizens of Springfield were nowhere to be found.

Now, The Simpsons has been so firmly entrenched in pop culture that an Emmy nod didn’t really mean much, but as its relevance wanes, it’s possible that the show’s life might depend more and more critical acclaim and bragging rights, since it’s fan base is about 40 years old by now, and a little busy raising teenagers to watch cartoons.

Technically, the show didn’t get the nod in ’93 and ’94, but that’s just because the show was up for the more general (and prestigious) Outstanding Comedy Series, so we’re going to say that the streak ends now.

I bet Nelson Muntz would have something very appropriate to say right about now.

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We’ve Got The List Of Every Nominee for the 66th Emmys Right Here http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/weve-got-the-list-of-every-nominee-for-the-66th-emmys-right-here/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/weve-got-the-list-of-every-nominee-for-the-66th-emmys-right-here/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:16:52 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262904 Okay, so we don't have the technical ones, but come on!

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See below for a LOT of nominees. And while it’s both fashionable and fun to rag on the awards shows for being out of touch, seeing just the nominees for the first category should shut up the doubters nicely. Louie? Orange is the New Black? Silicon Valley? Veep? Sure, they still have dinosaurs like Big Bang and Modern Family up there, but you’ve got our attention, Emmys. But can you be as judicious with the winners?

The Emmys air August 25th on NBC and will be hosted by Seth Meyers.

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Louie

Modern Family

Orange Is The New Black

Silicon Valley

Veep

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game Of Thrones

House Of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Outstanding Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven

Bonnie & Clyde

Fargo

Luther

Treme

The White Queen

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon HammMad Men

Woody Harrelson, True Detective

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Lizzy CaplanMasters Of Sex

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Wright, House Of Cards

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Louis C.K.Louie

Don CheadleHouse Of Lies

Ricky GervaisDerek

Matt LeBlancEpisodes

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation

Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Adam Drive, Girls

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Fred Armisen, Portlandia

Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Allison Janney, Mom

Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is The New Black

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: “His Last Vow”

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing On The Edge

Idris ElbaLuther

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Martin Freeman, Fargo

Billy Bob ThorntonFargo

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie

Helena Bonham CarterBurton And Taylor

Minnie Driver, Return To Zero

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven

Cicely Tyson, The Trip To Bountiful

Kristen WiigThe Spoils Of Babylon

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad (“Ozymandias”)

Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad (“Felina”)

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game Of Thrones (“The Children”)

Beau Willimon, House Of Cards (“Chapter 14”)

Nic Pizzolatto, True Detective (“The Secret Fate Of All Life”)

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes (“Episode 305”)

Louis C.K., Louie (“So Did The Fat Lady”)

Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan, Orange Is The New Black (“I Wasn’t Ready”)

Alec Berg, Silicon Valley (“Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency”)

Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, and Armando Iannucci, Veep (“Special Relationship”)

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Real Time With Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race

Dancing With The Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding TV Movie

Killing Kennedy

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

The Normal Heart

Sherlock: “His Last Vow”

The Trip To Bountiful

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These ‘Mad Men’ ‘For Your Consideration’ Ads Look Like The Work Of Sterling Cooper Draper Price http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/these-mad-men-for-your-consideration-ads-look-like-the-work-of-sterling-cooper-draper-price/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/these-mad-men-for-your-consideration-ads-look-like-the-work-of-sterling-cooper-draper-price/#comments Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:04:04 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262058 If they can sell cans of beans from Heinz, they can sell this show.

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A show like Mad Men never really seems to half-ass anything, with every little detail labored upon. So it should come as little surprise that while most TV studios were sending out those “Burn Notice for your consideration for Best Series!” flyers and ads, Mad Men took a different tact.

They put together a portfolio of self-referential ads to get their point across, and did so all in the vernacular of the shows ad firm. The results are pretty great and very clever. Take a look:

 

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Here Are Your Kinda Boring Emmy Winners http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/here-are-your-kinda-boring-emmy-winners/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/here-are-your-kinda-boring-emmy-winners/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:06:44 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257150 But congrats to Anna Gunn.

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If you bet big on Breaking Bad in your Emmy pool, you walked away sad. Though the show itself and supporting actress Anna Gunn were honored, neither Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul were issued additional awards for the piles they already have at home. I guess it’s only fair that they share.

Here are this year’s unexpected (but not in a good way) winners:

Outstanding Drama Series: Breaking Bad
Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family
Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie: Behind The Candelabra

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries/TV Movie: Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie: Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Hale, Veep
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/TV Movie: Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie: James Cromwell, American Horror Story

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Colbert Report
Outstanding Reality Competition Series: The Voice

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: David Fincher, House of Cards
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, Modern Family
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries/TV Movie: Steven Soderbergh, Behind The Candelabra
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Henry Bromell, Homeland
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Tina Fey & Tracey Wigfield, 30 Rock
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries/TV Movie: Abi Morgan, The Hour
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: The Colbert Report

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Last Night’s Emmys Pleased Us And Infuriated Us http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/last-nights-emmys-pleased-us-and-infuriated-us/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/last-nights-emmys-pleased-us-and-infuriated-us/#comments Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:51:16 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=251091 You make it so hard to love you, Emmys.

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Last night’s Emmys managed to give almost everything away to Homeland, as the Showtime national security drama scored wins for Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama Series, Best Actress in a Drama series, and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series. You can find our breakdown of all the major categories, sans pithy commentary, right here.

While the relatively under-the-radar show certainly deserves accolades, it was a bit of a surprise to see the freshman series bowl over the likes of it take out Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Game of Thrones in most of the major categories. I say “most,” because Aaron Paul was able to score the Best Supporting trophy.

That’s the good news.

The bad news is that the Emmy board thinks that Jon Cryer is the best comedic TV actor in the world, which totally undoes all the progress we as a civilization have made since the Magna Carta.

They also thought that all four-grown up men in Modern Family were better supporting actors than Nick Offerman, who didn’t even get nominated.

Aside from those two abortions, the list is pretty unobjectionable from where we sit. But still…Jon Cryer?

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A Bunch Of Actors And Shows Won Emmys http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/a-bunch-of-actors-and-shows-won-emmys/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/a-bunch-of-actors-and-shows-won-emmys/#comments Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:41:52 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=251092 With congrats to Tom Berenger AND Tom Bergeron.

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Everyone was expecting Mad Men to walk away with the gold for the fifth time after the show returned to an exceptionally strong season. However, now everyone looks incredibly dumb for expecting that. Freshman series Homeland snuck up behind the AMC drama in the cafeteria and pantsed it for all to see. Then star Damien Lewis snickered while Claire Danes made a tiny gesture with his fingers and Mandy Patinkin stroked his beard menacingly.

Also of note, Tom Berenger took home a statue for his work in Hatfield & McCoys, while Tom Bergeron won for his hosting duties on Dancing With The Stars. Truly a great night for performers with easily-confused names.

The rest of the winners are everyone you would expect. And also Jon Cryer. Here is the full list of winners at Sunday’s 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

– Drama Series: “Homeland,” Showtime.

– Actress, Drama Series: Claire Danes, “Homeland,” Showtime.

– Actor, Drama Series: Damian Lewis, “Homeland,” Showtime.

– Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.

– Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey,” PBS.

– Writing, Drama Series: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff, “Homeland,” Showtime.

– Directing, Drama Series: Tim Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO.

– Comedy Series: “Modern Family,” ABC.

– Actor, Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men,” CBS.

– Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO.

– Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, “Modern Family,” ABC.

– Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family,” ABC.

– Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K, “Louie,” FX Networks.

– Directing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, “Modern Family,” ABC.

– Miniseries or Movie: “Game Change,” HBO.

– Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, “Game Change,” HBO.

– Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys,” History.

– Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story,” FX Networks.

– Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Berenger, “Hatfields & McCoys,” History.

– Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Jay Roach, “Game Change,” HBO.

– Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Danny Strong, “Game Change,” HBO.

– Reality-Competition Program: “The Amazing Race,” CBS.

– Host, Reality-Competition Program: Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC.

– Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central.

– Writing for a Variety Special: Louis C.K., “Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre,” FX Networks.

– Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards, CBS

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‘Family Guy’ Emmy Mailer Requests The Help Of ‘Brentwood Jews’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/family-guy-emmy-mailer-requests-the-help-of-brentwood-jews/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/family-guy-emmy-mailer-requests-the-help-of-brentwood-jews/#comments Wed, 30 May 2012 17:07:02 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248961 Click the link to see the image. It's worth it. We wouldn't lie to you. Not about this, anyway.

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Family Guy‘s mailer for its Emmy consideration for Outstanding Comedy Series is potentially offensive. Also, the sky is blue.

The campaign, which features a svelte Peter Griffin with the caption, “Come on, you bloated, overprivileged Brentwood Jews. Let us into your little club,” is probably offensive because many of the Jews voting for the Emmys might live in nicer neighborhoods, like Bel Air or Beverly Hills. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety both declined to run the ad, so the powers that be are just mailing it directly to Emmy voters. (Note: that link looks like it will take you to an Emmy-related article, but it’s really a link to a piece about dildo scenes in movies. Fine. Don’t believe me.)

Family Guy, like its predecessor South Park, has made such a knack out of offending people that at this point, a stunt like this is as likely to shock someone as a Madonna performance is. That said, it’s funny to see Seth Marcfarlane and Co. keep trying to raise the bar, possibly just out of boredom and a general malaise.

Oh, and on the inside, there’s a pic of Stewie with the text, “It’s a secret ballot. You can still tell people you voted for Modern Family.”

Why would you tell anyone you voted for Modern Family? Even if you did? Parks and Rec or bust.

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9 Emmy Awards That Should Exist (2011 Edition) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-emmy-awards-that-should-exist-2011-edition/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-emmy-awards-that-should-exist-2011-edition/#comments Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:21:55 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=228617 We don't acknowledge the existence of mini-series in our Emmys.

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With the quality of television reaching a historic high (or low, in the case of reality based programing), it has become apparent that the Emmys are taking a very myopic look at the TV landscape.

Picking five nominees for best drama is an impossible task. Where’s the recognition for the coolest show? The funniest badass? Who is going to recognize the role of drugs in cable dramas? Not the Emmys, that’s for damn sure.

So it falls to us to make the big decisions. Look elsewhere for “Best Actress in a Mini-Series.” We’ve got the awards that matter.

Biggest Buzzkill: Skyler White – Breaking Bad

Unfortunately, this was a very competitive category this season. Ensemble shows have their fair share of badass characters, but for every two great ones, there’s a character that brings the show to a screeching halt with whining, hating, and irrelevant problems.

Over the past few years, no one has garnered more hate for being a complete and total wet blanket than Skyler White, whose problems always seemed about 15 miles away from the rest of the characters on Breaking Bad. Playing the wife of the protagonist is a pretty thankless job. Carmela Soprano and Betty Draper also endured boundless criticism, but their characters seem more complex than Skyler, who lacks the interesting qualities that these other wives had.

Runners Up: Kenneth Purcell, Deb Morgan, Betty Draper

Biggest Badass: Raylan Givens – Justified

Justified isn’t held in quite the same esteem as the AMC shows, or HBO’s. But for a show with more conventional appeal (more procedural elements, more action), it has raised the bar, thanks in large part to Timothy Olyphant’s portrayal of a seething lawman who is cool as a cucumber on the surface.

Givens brings new meaning to the phrase “unflappable,” standing sure in front of a loaded gun, as he seems to be almost every week. He might not be as mean as some of the runners up, but he’s every bit as dangerous.

Runners Up: Khal Drogo Dexter, Mike (Breaking Bad), Sally Draper

Bang For Your Buck: Chalky White – Boardwalk Empire

This was perhaps the most competitive category of 2011, as many ensemble shows had characters that, while not heavily-featured, managed to steal the show every time they were onscreen. Chalky White (played by The Wire’s Omar, Michael Kenneth Williams) is perhaps the transcendent character on the show, a powerful black gangster who remains tiers below his white criminal counterparts.

Basically, just imagine Omar from The Wire except he’s always dressed up like Andre 3000 from Outkast and he’s not banging dudes. When you think of it that way, the choice becomes a no-brainer. Here’s hoping Chalky gets a little more depth and back story in season 2.

Runners-up: Saul Goodman, Andy Dwyer, Peter Dinklage, Tracy Jordan, Tyrion Lannister

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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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Emmy Awards To Become Slightly More Relevant With Jane Lynch As Host http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/emmy-awards-to-become-slightly-more-relevant-with-jane-lynch-as-host/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/emmy-awards-to-become-slightly-more-relevant-with-jane-lynch-as-host/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 21:16:24 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214488 A grating musical number is already a foregone conclusion.

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The 63rd annual Emmy Awards will be recruiting “it-woman” Jane Lynch as host, as Garry Shandling’s whereabouts are stil unknown. (Just kidding. I’m sure he’s fine and enjoying a delicious lunch as I write this.) Producer Mark Burnett has recruited “Glee“‘s Sue Sylvester as MC for the ceremony, bringing a decidedly more awkward approach to the whole affair, because if there’s one thing awards ceremonies need, it’s more awkward moments.

While much of this decision can be rightfully attributed to Lynch’s body of work that includes myriad Christopher Guest films, “Party Down,” and The 40 Year-Old Virgin, don’t discredit the importance of”Glee” fever in this move. I mean, there were only a few “Glee” folks from which to choose, and Lynch is the only face familiar to those who don’t watch the show, so there you go.

The Emmys air Thursday, July 14th on your mom’s TV.

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