Emmy Awards

Transgender 'Orange Is The New Black' Star Laverne Cox Makes Emmy History

July 10th, 2014 11:56pm EDT
Transgender 'Orange Is The New Black' Star Laverne Cox Makes Emm
Transgender actress Laverne Cox made history on Thursday by becoming the first openly transgender person to earn an Emmy nomination.

Cox, who plays transgender prisoner Sophia Burset in the Netflix series "Orange Is The New Black," will compete for the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series award against co-stars Uzo Aduba and Natasha Lyonee as well as Joan Cusack (Shameless) and Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live).

The popular series earned a total of 12 nominations, including nominations for Taylor Schilling (Best Actress) and Kate Mulgrew (Best Supporting Actress).

Cox is thr...

2014 Emmy Nominations Announced

July 10th, 2014 10:57am EDT
2014 Emmy Nominations Announced
Actress Mindy Kaling and TV host Carson Daly announced the nominees for the 66th Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles this morning.

True Detective, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Downton Abbey and House of Cards will battle it out for Outstanding Drama Series, while True Detective stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey will fight for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series against Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Kevin Spacey (House of Cards).

Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Veep, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley and Louie will vie fo...

Seth Meyers Named Host Of The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards

April 25th, 2014 8:01pm EDT
Seth Meyers
Seth Meyers has been named the host of the 2014 Prime Time Emmy Awards.

The talk show host was chosen on Thursday and will host the 66th annual awards ceremony on August 25. The event will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., and air on NBC.

"Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards," said Television Academy head Bruce Rosenblum.

Meyers previously hosted the 2010 and 2011 ESPY awards and was the emcee at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner.

Meyers' fellow late-night hosts Jimmy Fa...

TV Ratings: End Of 'Dexter' Kills Rivals

September 28th, 2013 10:46am EDT
During the first week of some season premieres, no show could top football or the Emmys. The latter show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, was up by several million viewers, to 17.76 million, ranking #2 for the week behind NFL Football.

FOX’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ was the first big debut, and it didn’t disappoint: The drama took in a very promising 10.1 million viewers on Monday. The season premiere of ‘New Girl’ did fine with 5.5 million viewers, but ‘The Mindy Project’ tanked with 3.8 million.

There were finales galore, too, mostly on cable: The end of ‘Dexter’ set a Showtime record with 2.8 mi...

Sofia Vergara Wore $7 Million In Jewelry To Emmys

September 23rd, 2013 4:07pm EDT
Sofia Vergara
When you're TV's highest paid actress, you can splurge on jewelry when attending TV's highest awards - but what about $7 million for two earrings and two rings?

Sofia Vergara stunned the Emmy red carpet with her curvy figure and dazzling jewelry. People reports the Modern Family star was wearing over $7 million in accessories, thanks in part to the size of those jewels.

The beautiful actress was adorned with 161 carats. Her earrings were platinum and equipped with rubies, sapphires and Colombian emeralds from her home country.  

On her right hand she wore a 40-carat Columbian emerald and...

Sarah Silverman Wore A $60 Little Black Dress At The Emmy Awards

September 23rd, 2013 3:00pm EDT
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman bought her Emmys dress on the internet for just $60. The actress/comedienne wore a short little black dress with matching pumps.

"I'm wearing that Stop Staring. I got it online for $60. Doesn't it look just as good as anything fancy and expensive?" she told Ryan Seacrest.

The Stop Staring! store features designs inspired by the 1940s and 1950s. We have to give her credit for being thrifty and making fashion accessible for non-celebs.

Silverman stopped by to chat with the E! host and scooped her hair behind her ear, explaining: "I've been told to do this."

"To show the to...

Merritt Wever Stuns Emmy Audience With Win And Seconds-Long Speech

September 23rd, 2013 2:07pm EDT
Merritt Wever
Many stars claim they didn't have a speech prepared after winning an award, but we may have just witnessed an occasion when it was true.

Merritt Wever won an upset victory over stars such as Jane Lynch, Julie Bowen, and Sofia Vergara in the competition for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for her role in Nurse Jackie.

Wever was filmed mouthing "holy s---" to co-star Edie Falco when it was announced she had won. Still stunned as she took the stage, Wever blurted, "Oh my God, thanks so much. Thank you so much. Um, I gotta go. Bye!"

Viewers, used to long speeches a...

Jon Hamm & Amy Poehler To Host Party For Emmy Losers

September 22nd, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Jon Hamm
"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm knows what it's like to lose, so he's hosting a special party for the losers of tonight's Emmy Awards. The actor is nominated for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" for his portrayal of Don Draper in "Mad Men." However, he's been nominated, and lost, five times.
He and another former Emmy loser, Amy Poehler, decided to hold a celebration for those who don't win awards.
Hamm told Eonline.com, "We figured that the winners get celebrated enough so we thought it was about time that the losers get celebrated. And Poehler and I are friends from a long time ago ...

Emmys Boss Defends Decision To Hold Cory Monteith Tribute

September 22nd, 2013 10:00am EDT
Cory Monteith
TV executive Ken Ehrlich is defending his choice to honor "Glee" star Cory Monteith during a special tribute at the Emmy Awards tonight. Some critics believe there are other celebrities who are more deserving of the tribute.
Monteith died in Vancouver, Canada, last July from a heroin and alcohol overdose and had a relatively short career in Hollywood. He will be remembered among five veteran stars during the broadcast's "In Memoriam" segment. Ehrlich claims there is a special reason why Monteith will be remembered in this manner.
He told  Access Hollywood, "I do think that when people s...

2013 Emmy Awards Predictions: Who Are The Favorites To Win?

September 20th, 2013 8:48pm EDT
2013 Emmy Awards Predictions

It’s been a while since we’ve had such a wild card Emmy season. Last year, Homeland was all but a lock in each of its major categories, but after a shaky second season, some strong competition from other long-running shows, and a buzzworthy new Netflix series, things are really up in the air pretty much all over the place. Still, I’ll do my best to make some predictions in the big categories. Just remember: This year, pretty much anything goes.

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men

While I’d love to see Game of Thrones’ confident t...