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Emmys: New Rules in Comedy Directing and more plus your 2018 Emmy Calendar

Almost every year, the Television Academy tinkers and tweaks with its rules for the upcoming awards season. Sometimes this is done to catch up to new avenues of television viewing like how to incorporate streaming networks. Sometimes it’s to change how voting for nominees and winners happens (there used to be elite, ‘blue ribbon’ panels). This year brings another selection …

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2017 Creative Arts Emmys: Stranger Things, Westworld, The Night Of Top Winners

Last night’s Creative Arts Emmys focused on Variety, Reality and Non-Fiction programming. Tonight got into the meaty stuff; Drama, Comedy and Limited Series. This is where we sometimes see a frontrunner emerge in the Drama Series race. But a dominant winner here doesn’t always mean a free ride to Drama Series at the Primetime Emmys. For Game of Thrones the …

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Emmys: Official Episode Submissions for the 2017 Emmy Awards

The nominations are in, now comes the time where performers and studios decide what episodes to submit to ensure the best chance at winning Emmy gold in September. For Series, shows submit six episodes. For individuals, a single episode that best encapsulates their character and performance. Things are a little different in Limited Series/TV Movie. A Lead performer submits the …

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Emmy Nominations: Biggest Shocks and Snubs plus Trivia!

The Emmys always bring us some exciting and some frustrating choices. Here are some of the biggest surprises of the morning (which I’ll be updating throughout the day). Shocks Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are Emmy nominees for hosting Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. Zach Galifianakas (Baskets) earns his first Emmy nomination for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series …

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The Ultimate EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) List

The EGOT, a phrase coined Miami Vice‘s Philip Michael Thomas, represents earning the highest individual, competitive entertainment honors in the areas of television (Emmy), music (Grammy), film (Oscar) and theatre (Tony). To date, only 15 people have received all four awards with Robert Lopez and holds the records for having completed his in record time (10 years) and as the …

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Hey Emmys, Nominate These Shows! Part 3 (Billions, Queen Sugar)

Welcome to part 3 of the series Hey Emmys, Nominate These Shows! This time I focus on two dramas, one in its second season and one its first. First up is Showtime’s Billions. While Homeland and Ray Donovan have been the network’s main Emmy gets in recent years, this is the time for Billions to be considered. Its second season …

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