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Emmys Spoil a Bunch of Shows, Outrage Ensues

Twitterverse not happy with one of last night's montage

(Newser) - Whoops: Viewers watching the Emmys last night were dismayed when a montage celebrating shows that came to a close this year gave away the endings of many of those shows, Sky News reports. Among the series spoiled: Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, Nurse Jackie, Parenthood, and Boardwalk Empire. "Welcome... More »

Viola Davis Makes History With Emmy Win

'The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity'

(Newser) - The most moving (and historic) moment of Sunday's Emmys came when Viola Davis became the first African-American to win for lead actress in a drama series for her role in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder, Entertainment Weekly reports. "'In my mind, I see a... More »

Andy Samberg Kept Crowd Laughing ... With a Mug

Initial reaction to pleasant-enough host isn't bad

(Newser) - Hosting the Emmys, or any awards show, can lead to an invite back the next year or to comedy pariah status (sorry, Bryant Gumbel) . But from initial reaction, Andy Samberg seems to have pulled off a solid performance tonight, with plenty of audience-pleasing knee-slappers, sketches, and celebrity interaction. What's... More »

Tracy Morgan Ends Show With After-Party Warning

And other highlights from the awards show

(Newser) - Andy Samberg held his own as host and Viola Davis nabbed the first Emmy for an African-American actress in a drama series in an evening that started off super-hot and ended up heartwarming. Highlights included: More »

Veep, GOT, Olive Kitteridge Rack Up Honors

The 67th awards show is underway

(Newser) - The steamy walk down the red carpet complete, the 67th Emmy Awards kicked off today at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater, with a frenetic opening musical piece and cheerful, well-received monologue from host Andy Samberg of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer handed out the first award for supporting actress... More »

Kanye Apologizes for 'Over-Censored' Act at Billboard Awards

West says TV viewers didn't get good experience

(Newser) - Kanye West is apologizing to TV viewers who saw his performance at the Billboard Music Awards . The rapper released a statement yesterday saying he was "grossly over-censored," adding that some of his lyrics were muted for 30 seconds, which misrepresented his voice and performance. The audience at Las... More »

American in Paris, Fun Home Lead Tony Nominations

Each gets 12 nods

(Newser) - The musicals An American in Paris and Fun Home each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations today, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season. One side is sunny—the dance-heavy stage adaptation of the 1951 musical film choreographed by Gene Kelly—and the other moody—the dark... More »

Here Are Your Oscar Winners

'Birdman' wins big at Academy Awards

(Newser) - Host Neil Patrick Harris opened tonight's Academy Awards with—what else?—a musical number about the glory of movies, joined by special guest appearances by Anna Kendrick, Jack Black, and a bunch of dancers in impressive costumes. After a short, snark-free monologue, the awards began. Stay with us throughout... More »

10 Most-Thanked People in Oscar History

And the winner is ... Steven Spielberg

(Newser) - In anticipation of the Oscars on Sunday, Vocativ analyzed all 1,396 acceptance speeches the Academy has archived on its website to figure out which Hollywood bigwigs get thanked the most. The results:
  1. Steven Spielberg: He's been thanked 42 times—and even by people who have simply been inspired
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Kanye: I Wasn't Kidding About Beck's Win

Beck should 'respect artistry', give his Grammy to Beyonce

(Newser) - After Beck's surprise Album of the Year win last night at the Grammys, Kanye West stormed the stage and appeared to almost interrupt Beck as he took the mic—and the Internet laughed, assuming West was making a joking reference to the 2009 VMAs when he told Taylor Swift,... More »

Here Are Your Grammy Winners

Plus, of course, all the performances

(Newser) - The Grammys are off and running, with AC/DC opening the show with a performance and host LL Cool J skipping the full monologue to instead hand the stage over to Taylor Swift, who presented the first award. Best New Artist went to Sam Smith, who kept his acceptance speech blissfully... More »

Madonna Bares Butt on Grammys Red Carpet

And Chrissy Teigen apparently went commando

(Newser) - Madonna walked the Grammys red carpet in some sort of matador costume, and—whoops!—while adjusting the back of her skirt, she accidentally exposed her butt cheeks and thong underwear. She also revealed that she was wearing "an interesting piece of fabric beneath her muscular derriere to give... More »

Birdman, Budapest Snag 9 Oscar Nods Each

Oscar nominations announced; Imitation Game in 2nd place

(Newser) - Just eight movies were nominated for Best Picture this morning at the Oscar nominations announcement: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash. Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman and Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel were big... More »

Here Are Your Golden Globes Winners

Your running list of the night's awards

(Newser) - After Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's opening monologue , the Golden Globes were off and running:
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture went to JK Simmons for Whiplash.
  • Best Supporting Actress, TV went to Joanne Froggatt for Downton Abbey. Onstage, she mentioned a letter she got from a rape
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Best Lines From Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

They open Golden Globes with jokes about The Interview, Bill Cosby

(Newser) - After welcoming an audience full of " minimally talented spoiled brats ," Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicked off tonight's Golden Globes—the last one, they say, that they will host.
  • They made sure to start their opening monologue by noting they were there to honor "all the
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Birdman Leads SAG Nominations

Snags 4 nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards

(Newser) - The dark showbiz comedy Birdman topped this morning's Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations with four, including best ensemble cast. Star Michael Keaton was recognized for his work, as well as supporting co-stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton. Following with three nominations each were the coming-of-age tale and critics award... More »

3 Things You Need to Know About the CMAs

Obama got dissed, Underwood baby's gender got revealed, and Lambert won big

(Newser) - Missed the CMA Awards last night? Three highlights to discuss on your lunch break:
  • The president got dissed ... again: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley were back as co-hosts, and, just like last year, they made sure to get in an Obama joke, TMZ reports. "I'll be the first
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Breaking Bad, Modern Family Grab Top Emmys

They win best drama, best comedy series

(Newser) - Seth Meyers opened tonight's Emmy Awards with quite a few jokes about the fact that the ceremony was held on a Monday night rather than a Sunday night before opening things up to the first presenter: none other than Amy Poehler, who handed out the night's first award,... More »

Emmys: Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams

During 'in memoriam' segment of Emmy Awards

(Newser) - Billy Crystal paid tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at the Emmy Awards on NBC tonight. Crystal honored Williams as part of the traditional "in memoriam" segment for industry members who died during the past year, which included a performance from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.... 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 »

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