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‘Get Out’ Leads MTV Movie Awards Noms, ‘Stranger Things’ Tops TV

The indie blockbuster Get Out topped the MTV Movie and TV nominations today, grabbing six mentions including Movie of the Year. It’s joined by Beauty and the Beast, The Edge of Seventeen, Logan and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for the top award. In an interesting twist, not only will MTV be adding television to their yearly awards (like ...

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Emmy Podcast #9: Mad Men, Big Bangs and Transparent Virgins

In the first Emmy prediction podcast of the 2014/2015 season (I know, I know…), Awardswatch Emmy Experts Chris Pepper and Jonathan Boehle and myself, Erik Anderson, are honored to have AW alum and Vox.com Culture Editor Todd VanDerWerff join us as we deconstruct the Emmy submission ballots released last week and figure out if Orange is the New Black will ...

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2015 Emmy Nominations Ballots: Shocks and Surprise Submissions and Omissions

  The official submissions for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards have been revealed and as with every year, not without some surprises, shocks and controversy. For example, with all of the ballyhoo about the rule changes that happened earlier this year around Guest vs. Supporting performances (guest performers had to have appeared in less than 50% of a total season’s ...

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2015 TCA Nominations: Empire and Transparent Dominate

The Television Critics Association have announced their 2015 nominations and freshman shows Empire and Transparent lead the way with four nominations apiece, including both making it into Program of the Year. In fact, the amount of new blood in this year’s nominees forced out even winners from last year. Orange is the New Black, The Good Wife and Louie all ...

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TELEVISION: The 2015 Upfronts

The fall 2015 upfronts have started rolling in and NBC and FOX are first out of the gate. On NBC, every freshman was herded to slaughter save Debra Messing’s Momcop Copmom drama/comedy/action hour The Mysteries of Laura. I guess something had to survive to tell the tale of NBC’s disastrous 2014-2015 slate. It also looks like the network which used ...

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EMMYS: Glee, Shameless, Jane the Virgin Can Compete as Comedies

After the announcement from the Television Academy that one-hour shows must compete in the drama category, it was swiftly that the Fox, Showtime and the CW, the networks that air Glee, Shameless and Jane the Virgin (respectively) would submit for consideration in the comedy competition and the academy has agreed. The decision was made by an industry panel and required ...

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Emmy Predictions: How New Rules and New Shows Promise to Shake Up the Emmys

Awardswatch Emmy Expert Chris Pepper has some thoughts about the Television Academy’s overhaul of the Comedy and Drama categories and offers his first predictions for the 2014/2015 Emmy season. Two weeks ago, the Television Academy announced a series of major changes which promised to finally address the issue of category confusion which had previously plagued the ceremony for some time. Instead what ...

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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics (GALECA) Name ‘Boyhood’ Film of the Year

DuVernay is Director of the Year for Selma  Moore and Redmayne Take Actor Prizes * * * * * Transparent shows five wins on TV side Kudrow, The Normal Heart also triumph   HOLLYWOOD, CA / Tuesday, January 20, 2015 — In perhaps the latest boost to stars and studios seeking the ultimate golden statuette this awards season, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA), comprised of over 110 ...

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