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Veep Actor's Emmy Nom Rescinded

Peter MacNicol appeared in too many episodes of 'Veep' to qualify as guest actor

(Newser) - Peter MacNicol's guest-starring role on Veep was apparently more "star" than "guest": The Television Academy announced Wednesday it was disqualifying his Emmy nomination for guest actor in a comedy series because he played Jeff Kane in one too many episodes for that category, CNNMoney reports. Emmy rules... More »

Game of Thrones Gets 23 Emmy Nominations

HBO gets 94 nominations

(Newser) - Game of Thrones has received the most nominations for this year's Emmys, the AP reports. The HBO fantasy series received 23 nominations, edging out FX's The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, which received 22 nominations. HBO was the top-nominated network at a presentation Thursday morning in... More »

Game of Thrones Captures 24 Emmy Noms

What rape controversy?

(Newser) - Game of Thrones declared victory, at least in the race for Emmy nominations, receiving a whopping 24 as they were announced today. The drama wasn't hurt with TV academy voters by controversy over its depiction of rape, earning five more nominations than it did last year. It's a... More »

Game of Thrones Grabs 19 Emmy Noms

HBO series leads the pack

(Newser) - This year, the Emmys expanded the maximum number of best drama and comedy series nominees to seven, the Los Angeles Times reports—ultimately, just six were nominated in each category, but Netflix managed to snag a nod in each. But the biggest winner in the nominations game was Game of ... More »

Big Winner at Emmy Noms: Netflix

'House of Cards,' 'Arrested Development' get nods

(Newser) - Netflix is officially a player in the original TV game: Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and both House of Cards and Arrested Development scored nods. Cards was nominated for nine awards including Best Drama Series (the first top Emmy nod for an online series, the AP reports), and cast... More »

Mad Men, American Horror Story Lead Emmy Noms

And 'Mad Men' could set record

(Newser) - Mad Men could soon become the most-honored drama in television history: Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and the AMC show is in the lead with a whopping 17 nominations, including lead acting honors for Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss, as well as a Best Drama nod. American Horror Story... More »

This Year's Biggest Emmy Snubs

Sure, 'Game of Thrones' was nominated, but its star wasn't

(Newser) - Once you're in with Emmy voters, you're probably in forever—but getting in is the hard part. Not everyone is happy with this year's list of nominees . "The academy's membership snubs good people and shows while rewarding the same favorites (some deserving, others not) time... More »

Modern Family Snags 17 Emmy Noms

'Mad Men,' 'Boardwalk Empire' also score big

(Newser) - A cute moment during today's early morning Emmy nominations : Melissa McCarthy, who was announcing the nominations alongside Joshua Jackson, struggled to keep her emotions in check after learning she herself had been nominated as lead actress in a comedy series for Mike & Molly. Other nominees included such familiar... More »

Betty White, Neil Patrick Harris Win Early Emmys

Even a little something for the man your man could smell like

(Newser) - Betty White traded in her Golden Girl status for a muffin joke, and last night she turned it back into gold at the Creative Arts Emmys. White, 88, wasn't there to accept her honor for her raunchy turn as SNL host, but Neil Patrick Harris bounded up onstage twice to... More »

Letterman Blackmailer Up for Emmy

Ex-producer nominated for Amanda Knox 48 Hours segment

(Newser) - Robert Halderman, the man who attempted to blackmail David Letterman, learned today that he's been nominated for an Emmy, notes Mediaite . Halderman was the producer of "American Girl, Italian Nightmare," a segment on CBS' 48 Hours Mystery about the murder trial of Amanda Knox. The segment is nominated... More »

Conan, Not Jay, Scores Emmy Nom

Glee, The Pacific lead 2010 Emmy nominations

(Newser) - Looks like TBS’ campaign worked: The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien was nominated for an Emmy this morning, while Jay Leno was snubbed. Miniseries The Pacific scored the most nominations with a whopping 24, the AP reports. Glee followed with 19, including best comedy series, lead actor and actress... More »

Harris, Other New Faces Rule Emmys Tonight

First-time nominees Family Guy, Hamm, Morgan could win big

(Newser) - Fresh faces are all the rage at tonight’s Emmys, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting and a host of first-time nominees up for top awards, People reports. Family Guy is the first cartoon to be nominated for best comedy series in nearly 50 years, and Jeremy Piven’s snub for... More »

Larry Gelbart, Writer on MASH, Tootsie, Dies at 81

Cancer takes man nominated for Oscars, Tonys and Emmys

(Newser) - Larry Gelbart, one of the writers who developed the hit TV series MASH and who scored nominations for Oscar, Tony and Emmy awards, died this morning of cancer at age 81, his wife tells the Los Angeles Times. Actor Jack Lemmon once described Gelbart “as one of the greatest... More »

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