The 2013 Emmy nominations have arrived and at first glance, it's more of the same. Of course 'Breaking Bad,' 'Mad Men,' 'Homeland' and 'Downton Abbey' seem to be dominating the drama category! Of course '30 Rock,' 'Louie' and 'Veep' are contenders in the comedy category! However, the big surprise with this year's nominations is that one of the most nominated shows wasn't even on TV at all.
The Upfronts may have passed us by with all of the major networks unveiling their 2013-14 lineups, but CBS has jumped ahead in the 2013 race by releasing its full fall premiere schedule. The new CBS lineup will premiere after the 2013 Emmy awards, kicking off with an hour-long final season premiere for 'How I Met Your Mother,' and a host of other changes.
Despite the fact that HBO's 'Girls' lost most of its Emmy-nominated categories at the 2012 Emmy Awards, the producers of long-running FOX animation staple 'Family Guy' believe they've finally found their way to consideration. The latest controversial 'Family Guy' submission takes aim at the critically debated HBO series, and they might have something of a mess on their hands. Among other places.
For as much as we loved late-night host and Hollywood personality Jimmy Kimmel's turn hosting the 2012 Emmy Awards, the newest host for 2013's award ceremony is hardly a step down. 'How I Met Your Mother' star Neil Patrick Harris will host the CBS award ceremony for a second year, months after his turn hosting the 2013 Tony Awards, but can NPH dazzle us a second time?
Late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards last night, and if you're wondering how he did... well, not great. There were a few semi-funny bits here and there, but for the most part, the presenters were more entertaining than he was.
But one part that was enjoyable to watch was Kimmel's opening skit, which featured all our favorite ladies of television (excluding anyone from 'Modern Family'). Now, thanks to the folks at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' you can watch the entire opening skit right here.
The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards was a night filled with surprises, particularly when Julie Bowen of 'Modern Family' beat out Kristen Wiig for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy and when 'Homeland' trumped 'Mad Men' for Outstanding Drama Series. The other surprise came -- surprisingly -- during commercial break where we saw the latest TV spot for the upcoming Daniel Craig-led Bond flick, 'Skyfall.'
Although the History Channel's 'Hatfields & McCoys' took home the 2012 Emmy awards for Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, it was 'Game Change' that emerged as the major victory in the ceremony, taking home trophies for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. It was It's typical HBO behavior: hogging all of the Emmy's and refusing to share the wealth!
'Hatfields & McCoys,' The History Channel's three-part, six-hour mini-series dramatizing one of the most famous blood feuds in American history, may not have taken home the 2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, but it can boast having the best lead actor in that category.
Kevin Costner, who portrayed Anse "Devil" Hatfield, took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries. And if you didn't see his performance... well, as he said during his acceptance speech, "Thank god for TV reruns."
We knew 'Modern Family' would win something at the 2012 Emmy Awards. After all, the cast and crew pretty much dominated the Comedy Series, and Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress categories. But probably no one expected Julie Bowen, who plays Claire Dunphy on the show, to beat out both Kristen Wiig (and her many 'SNL' personalities) and the late Kathryn Joosten of 'Desperate Housewives' in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category! But she did.