Let's hope the ratings get a boost.
Stephen Colbert is set to host the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards this year at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, having been praised for his 'fearless passion' when it comes to live broadcasts. And it seems he isn't going to be holding back with the presidency jokes either.
Stephen Colbert to host the Primetime Emmys
This will mark a first for 'The Late Show' host, who has previously hosted events such as the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. As the recipient of no less than nine Primetime Emmys himself for 'The Colbert Report' and 'The Daily Show', Stephen is no doubt familiar with the set-up - and it seems we can expect a lot of anti-Trump jokes at the Fall event.
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The show is up for 12 awards altogether.
Tom Hiddleston has landed his very first Emmy nomination this week for his role as Jonathan Pine in the crime mini-series 'The Night Manager'. He'll be up against fellow Brits Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch, who have both been nominated multiple times before for 'Luther' and 'Sherlock' respectively.
Will Tom Hiddleston win his first Emmy for 'The Night Manager'?
The 35-year-old star is a contender for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie for 'The Night Manager' at the upcoming 68th Annual Emmy Awards which is set to air on September 18th 2016. The show is up for twelve awards altogether, including Outstanding Limited Series. His co-stars Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman have also been nominated for their supporting roles, and director Susanne Bier is also named for Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series.
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Kimmel will be returning as host for the 68th Emmy Awards in September, having fronted the ceremony in 2012.
ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ had the exclusive on Monday (March 7th), as Kimmel returns to host the Emmys for the second time on September 18th. He had previously fulfilled the role back in 2012, incidentally the last time that ABC broadcasted the event (broadcasting rights are rotated between ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox).
Jimmy Kimmel, pictured at a basketball game in February 2016, will be hosting this year's Emmy Awards
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No, Ricky Gervais did not win an Emmy but he did give the best acceptance speech of the night.
Ricky Gervais didn't take home an Emmy at last night’s awards, but give it a week or so and we might all believe that he did. The actor and comedian stole the show during the award’s ceremony, when he pretended to win an award and even managed a few tears.
Ricky Gervais pretended to win an Emmy award during Sunday night’s ceremony.
Taking to the stage to present the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Gervais (who was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie this year), told the audience, “Back again, to lose another one.”
Continue reading: Ricky Gervais Steals The Show By Pretending To Win An Emmy
The Emmy Awards was one of the most glitzy yet.
In an Emmy Awards that most agree was a stone-cold classic, AMC's meth-drama 'Breaking Bad' was the big winner, taking home most of the night's major TV awards including the big one: outstanding drama series. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn all took home acting gongs, leaving a couple of big, big players - Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey, Woody Harrelson - going home with nothing.
Bryan Cranston kissed Julia Louis-Dreyfus on stage [Getty/Kevin Winter]
Cranston probably deserved his Emmy for meth dealer Walter White in Breaking Bad's final season, though some raised eyebrows at the snubbing of McConaughey given his faultless performance as Rust Cohle in HBO's 'True Detective'. The current recipient of the Oscar for best actor was nevertheless in high spirits and was the butt of several jokes given his status as one of the world's best. "You don't belong here," said Jimmy Kimmel at one point, "And take Julia Roberts with you."
Robin Williams was remembered by Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg at the Emmys.
Billy Crystal delivered a clever, witty and typically funny tribute to his late friend Robin Williams at the 66th Emmy Awards on Monday (August 25, 2014). Crystal teamed up with Whoopi Goldberg to recall a bunch of anecdotes about the Oscar-winning actor, who died aged 59 last week.
"I used to think if I could put a saddle on him and stay on him for eight seconds, I was gonna do OK," he joked.
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Laverne Cox has become the first transgender woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award for her role as Sophia Burset on 'Orange Is the New Black'.
Laverne Cox has made history (again) by becoming the first transgender woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy award. The 30-year-old plays Sophia Burset on the hit Netflix show Orange Is the New Black and she has been nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
Laverne Cox is the first transgender woman in history to be nominated for an Emmy.
The Emmy Award nominations were revealed yesterday (Thursday 11th July). Breaking Bad; House of Cards; Modern Family; Game of Thrones and Mad Men all received multiple nominations. Netflix made history by becoming the first internet network to be nominated for a number of awards.
The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced yesterday (Thursday 18th July). The nomination ceremony was presented by Kate Mara and Aaron Paul via a live video stream on the Emmy's website.
Kate Mara at the Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture's Celebration of 2013 in L.A.
Netflix has managed to triumph with nominations for their shows: House of Cards; Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development. The company are developing this aspect of their business, which is proving hugely popular and profitable. The future does seem bright for the company which announced it was expanding into its 64th country. It also seems likely their awards over the next few years will increase especially with recent praise of Orange is the New Black.
Continue reading: Primetime Emmy Awards 2013: How Accurate Were Nomination Predictions?
TWA Flight 800 certainly raises some interesting questions.
You may or may not be familiar with the story of TWA Flight 800, though a new documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Kristina Borjesson into what really happened on July 17 1996 looks to be one of the most thrilling movies of the year. The Trans World Airlines Flight 800 - leaving JFK en route to Paris and Rome - had been in the air just 12 minutes when it exploded, killing all 230 passengers on-board.
After the FBI were drafted in to take interviews from eye-witnesses, it was decided that the accident was caused by fuel/air explosion in the centre wing tank, though almost everyone interview mentioned seeing a streaking object in the sky - not unlike a missile. Many of the witnesses were reported to have been silenced by the FBI and only spurious transcripts - not word for word - were made available.
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Neil Patrick Harris will certainly be a popular choice as host of the Emmys.
Neil Patrick Harris has landed the top awards hosting job in television for the second time. Such is the natural ability of the man, that organizers of the Primetime Emmy Awards have invited him back to helm the show at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on September 22, 2013.
"Four years ago, Neil was an amazing Emmy host and we are excited to have him back," Bruce Rosenblum, the Television Academy chairman and CEO, said in a statement. "Neil is an extremely gifted and inventive performer, and we look forward to seeing what he has in store this year." A hugely popular awards show host, Harris said he "couldn't be more honored and excited" to host the Emmys - the biggest date on the television industry's calendar. The 'How I Met Your Mother' actor is also hosting the Tony Awards for the fourth time this year, which honors the best shows and performances on Broadway. This year's ceremony comes from the Radio City Music Hall in New York next month.
A three-time Emmy Award winner himself, Neil Patrick Harris is currently shooting Seth Macfarlane's new comedy A Million Ways To Die In The West, about a cowardly farmer who seeks the help of a gunslinger's wife to help him win back the woman who left him. It also stars Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson and Charlize Theron and hits theaters on May 30, 2014.
Continue reading: 'Gifted' Neil Patrick Harris Returns To Host 65th Emmy Awards
The Emmy Awards have been accused of being dull and repetitive in the past, with the winners of TV’s top prize rarely changing from year to year. In the face of this rather severe criticism, the powers that be at the Emmy headquarters have promised a shake up for this years Award ceremony and said that there may be a few surprises in store concerning where certain gongs will be handed.
With 17 nominations each, Mad Men and American Horror Story are leading the pack, with the 1950’s set advertising drama set for a fifth straight ‘Outstanding Drama Series’ win. Likewise, Jon Stewart’s long running The Daily Show is set for a tenth straight ‘Outstanding Variety Show’ win, and Jeff Probst expected to win yet another award for his hosting of the reality series Survivor.
This might not be the case however, as the foundations really are expected to be shaken, with Probst not even being nominated for his favourite category this year. What exactly will happen is yet to be seen, but host Jimmy Fallon and the rest of the people behind the scenes have promised that things will be a little different. Still, with falling ratings, especially compared to the Grammys and the Oscars, the powers that be will have to pull something special out of the bag to prove its worth.