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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 »

5 Buzziest Moments From BET Awards

Nicki Minaj may have thrown some serious shade, and more

(Newser) - If you missed last night's BET Awards, never fear: We have the most talked-about moments for you.
  • Nicki Minaj may have dissed Iggy Azalea. After beating Azalea and others to win Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Minaj said, "What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is,
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History Was Made at the Tonys

Audra McDonald becomes most decorated actress

(Newser) - Audra McDonald has become the Tony Awards' most decorated actress last night when she won her sixth Tony for portraying Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. The win put the singer and actress ahead of five-time winners Angela Lansbury and the late Julie Harris for... More »

Top Tony Nominees: Gentleman's Guide, Hedwig

'Snubs' also make waves as nominations announced

(Newser) - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, a musical romp in which a poor man comically eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, has nabbed a leading 10 Tony Award nominations. Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a cult off-Broadway hit that this season stars Neil Patrick... More »

Next for Seth Meyers: Emmys Host

Award show airs Aug. 25

(Newser) - Seth Meyers will take his late-night act to prime time as the next host of the Emmy Awards. NBC, home to Meyers in his long stint on Saturday Night Live and his new late-night talk show, announced last night that he'll host the 66th edition of the Emmys set... More »

Conan 'Weirdly Out-of-Touch' at MTV Awards

One critic pans him, another calls him the best host ever

(Newser) - Remember when Conan O'Brien seemed like the coolest, hippest guy in late night, back when the youngsters were rooting for him over Jay Leno? Well, those days are over, at least according to Daniel D'Addario. While hosting the MTV Movie Awards last night, O'Brien "seemed weirdly... More »

7 Buzziest Moments From the MTV Movie Awards

Host Conan O'Brien gets 50 celebrities to cameo, and more

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien started last night's MTV Movie Awards off with a bang, racking up 50 celebrity cameos in the filmed sketch that opened the show—including Taylor Swift, Grumpy Cat, Tracy Morgan as Banksy, Martin Scorsese, and Jack Nicholson's middle finger. The director of the segment tells... More »

Tip for the Oscars Pizza Delivery Guy? $1K

He appears on Ellen DeGeneres' show to talk about the experience

(Newser) - The guy who delivered pizzas to the Oscars appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show yesterday, and the Academy Awards host gave him a $1,000 tip. Edgar Martirosyan, who owns Big Mama's & Papa's Pizzeria with his brother, said he thought the pizza order was for the writers... More »

This Year's Oscars Stank

Ellen DeGeneres hosts a boring Academy Awards: reviews

(Newser) - The general feeling this morning? Last night's Academy Awards ceremony was way too long, and host Ellen DeGeneres didn't do nearly as good a job as anyone was hoping:
  • On the Huffington Post , David Macaray offers up three reasons this year's Oscars was "the worst."
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12 Years a Slave Wins Best Picture

Here are all your Oscar winners

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres opened tonight's Academy Awards with a few mild shots at the attendees—among other things, she teased Jennifer Lawrence for falling on her way up to the stage last year and then again on the red carpet tonight ; she raised her voice so that 84-year-old nominee June... More »

Ellen DeGeneres Takes Epic Selfie, Orders Oscars Pizza

Memorable Academy Awards moments

(Newser) - Two Oscar moments that will probably be talked about tomorrow: Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizza for the audience, and took what could very well be the most epic selfie of all time.
  • She took a poll of the audience, asking who else was starving and would be up for some pizza.
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Hello, Oscar: Gravity Builds Momentum at DGAs

Cuaron and Co. take home top film honors

(Newser) - Alfonso Cuaron and Gravity added top film honors to their collection at last night's Directors Guild of America Awards, building momentum in what's seen as a tight three-way race to the Oscars. The award all but guarantees Cuaron the Best Director Oscar (though don't ask Ben Affleck... More »

McConaughey, Hustle Win at SAGs

Awards season is beginning to look sort of set

(Newser) - Matthew McConaughey and American Hustle are beginning to make the Oscars look sort of inevitable, adding Screen Actors Guild Awards wins last night to their Golden Globes . McConaughey again took home the lead actor award for Dallas Buyers Club, which also earned Jared Leto a best supporting actor award, while... More »

5 Weirdest Things About the Golden Globes

The layout! The swearing! The random singing!

(Newser) - Last night's Golden Globes ceremony was filled with as many bizarre moments as you'd expect from an awards show fueled by alcohol. Today.com rounds up the head-scratchers that had people talking:
  • Worst management decision: the layout. Some of the winners appeared to be seated in Siberia. It
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Here Are Your Golden Globes Winners

Big winners: American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Breaking Bad

(Newser) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened the Golden Globes tonight , and then it was on to the awards:
  • Best supporting actress in a motion picture: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Best supporting actress in a TV series, miniseries, or movie: Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
  • Best TV miniseries or movie:
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This Is the Golden Globes' Craziest Acceptance Speech

Jacqueline Bisset rambles on just a bit

(Newser) - The craziest acceptance speech of the Golden Globes so far? Defamer gives the honor to Jacqueline Bisset, who won best supporting actress in a TV series, miniseries, or movie for her work in Dancing on the Edge. After taking quite a while just to get to the stage and then... More »

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