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65th Annual Primetime Emmys Winners! Did Your Favorites Get The Gold?

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Last night on the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS, host Neil Patrick Harris gave the show some pizazz with some humorous bits including a spoof on Neil having EHD – Excessive Hosting Disorder, or the production number in the middle of the show when he danced in a soul train line with Castle’s Nathan Fillion and comedian Sarah Silverman.

However, the rest of the show remained plenty lackluster, but through it all 26 awards were dolled out honoring the best in primetime comedy, drama, television movie and mini-series, and Variety and Reality programming.

The uber-popular Breaking Bad now in its final season, finally won the Outstanding Drama Series category after four losses.   Anna Gunn also finally won her first Emmy for the series, in the Supporting Actress Drama Series category.  In comedy, Modern Family became the first comedy to win four times in a row since Frasier had a five-peat in the 90’s.   Here is a complete list of winners below!

Drama Series:  Breaking Bad

Comedy Series: Modern Family

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:  Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:  Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Directing for a Drama Series
:  David Fincher, House of Cards, Episode: “Chapter 1”

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Writing for a Drama Series:  Henry Bromell, Homeland, Episode: “Q&A”

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep 

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:  Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Directing for a Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso   Modern Family Episode: “Arrested”

Writing for a Comedy Series:  Tina Fey and Tracy Wigfield, 30 Rock, Episode: “Last Lunch”

TV Movie/Miniseries: Behind the Candelabra

Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries:  Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries:  Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter

Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries:  James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum

Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries:  Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals

Directing for a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra

Writing for a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Abi Morgan, The Hour

Reality-Competition Program: The Voice

Variety, Music or Comedy Series:  The Colbert Report

Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live, Episode:  Justin Timberlake, host

Writing for a Variety Series:  The Colbert Report  

Choreography:  Derek Hough, Dancing with the Stars

So did your favorites pick up some gold last night?  Were you disappointed in the telecast?  What were your favorite moments? Least favorite moments?  Weigh-in below!

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matthew
matthew

I was disappointed that American Horror Story (which had more nominations than any other show) didn’t get the recognition it deserved! Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto (whose AHS costar James Cromwell took the award) all should have been unbeatable. Also Vera Farmiga was flat out robbed! She IS Norma Bates on Bates Motel!!!! That’s my rant. Thanks!

Patrick
Patrick

NICE.

ditto!

Norma and Norman Bates ROCK! I posted long ago.. that this was THE show to watch… “Bates Motel” – A&E…. look for season 2.

AHS… quality stuff… and Jessica Lange will always be my favorite actress…
FX – American Horror Story…. Look for season 3. another THE big show

ie: people… look for Sundance channel…. “Rectify”…. the bomb…. SO GOOD.
THE show three….

it was a lackluster night…. staid and without hooray for hollywood….

I’ll never forget Mr. Soprano himself… and excellent film actor “James Gandolfini”.
Mr. Bear Supreme…. Sexy

he personified – equated – realed… for me…

all the qualities I find so attractive…. seductive

pay no mind to me if this is not your thing…. can’t help it.

the emmy’s acknowledge “new” talent… and “the same old same old….

I didn’t think… emmy favorite – Laura Linney deserved to win (jessica lange should have won)…. emmy favorite – Julia Louis-dreyfuss (Amy Poehler, shoulda won)… 2nd year in a row “winner” Claire Danes (Vera Farmiga, should won)… and newbie… altho I like him… Jeff Daniels …I don’t watch these shows… altho… the hottie Jon Hamm… deserves to finally win… for Mad Men.

ho-hum… either way.. it is

Shay
Shay

“Pay no mind to me if this is not your thing….” LOL….that is what I find to be so refreshing about you, Patrick….you just do your own thing and ALLOW the rest of us the freedom to do likewise….. whether we agree or disagree, no matter!!! ; )

Patrick
Patrick

it was Wonderful to see Anna Stuart…. ie: Donna Love Hudson – Another World… and she was on AMC as Greenlea’s Mother

LOL… that was so funny and a treat…

she’s dating.. James Cromwell… ie: emmy winner for American Horror story…
with Jessica Lange…. ie: season 3 is upon us

matthew
matthew

Patrick, I agree word for word for word! You are straight up gangsta! Counting the days til AHS:Coven! Unfortunately we still have a bit of a wait for Bates season 2 but it will be worth it!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

In the 1970s Anna also played Toni Powers on NBCs The Doctors and Gina Dante on ABCs GH as well…

Patrick
Patrick

WINNER: “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)

This just in: People love witches. The third incarnation of FX’s horror anthology, “Coven,” premiered to series-high ratings this week (5.5 million total viewers, a 44 percent improvement on last season’s “Asylum”) and topped all of its broadcast competition among adults under 35. Once all the numbers are in, “Coven’s” premiere is expected to be the most-watched broadcast in FX history. Just another cable success story in the vein of “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad” to keep network executives up at night.

@Matthew!

so…. stoked…. if you will…. for Jessica Lange

along with the returns… cast

this year adds:

Kathy Bates
Gabourey Sidibe
Angela Bassett

How hot is ALL this

Matthew
Matthew

Thank you so much for sharing that with me Patrick! Who cares what that Emmy panel says, it’s the fans that matter most! That’s awesome news!

RobertC
RobertC

You cant pay me to watch the Emmy or any award shows as I disagree with how they award the winners in all award shows or even how they even do the nominating process.

Shay
Shay

“Downton Abbey” was absolutely robbed!!!! Particularly Dame Maggie (Countess Violet) and Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary)…..Jim Carter (Carson, THE Butler…) too!

Dan
Dan

I was very glad to see Bobby Cannavale win for Boardwalk Empire. He was absolutely tremendous as Gyp Rosetti last season. One of the scariest, creepiest characters on TV in a long time. A very well deserved honor!

bc
bc

It’s horrid that they had that “edgy comedienne” sara silverman at emmys. She’s used blackface while tweeting abt “minstrel cramps” and she has uttered Asian american slurs from her “comedy routines” and she has even advocated that comedians should be able to say whatever during their comedic acts. Yet all she did was scream abt the ageist jokes directed at her on weirdo franco’s roast. Would emmys have a comedian be there if he/she used homophobic slurs? Of course not but sara silverman is at emmys bec bashing Asian americans w/ racial epithets is “edgy comedy” for tolerant and enlightened hollywood.

bc
bc

It’s pathetic that diahann carrol and 1 other African american actress and kerry washington are the only African american lead actresses on any tv drama ever! Racist hollywood loves to scream abt homophobia and gay issues yet seldom gives lead roles for dramas to actors of color. Not racially diverse emmys demonstrate that hollywood still refuses to give better roles to racial minorities while the best roles are reserved for white actors only. They must be patting themselves on the back w/ kerry washington and little nods to racial minority actors that fill “diversity quota”. All winners of major awards were white! Of course they award newsroom considering its liberal perspective on everything. It’s hilarious how hollywood bashes conservatives and republicans for being racist when liberals and democrats of hollywood are very racist towards its racial minority actors and racial minority audience. How many tv shows still have to be told from perspectives of white chars?

Those shows w/ ny city based settings are loved by emmys like nph’s sitcom and girls and snl. Whitewashed sitcoms have only white chars while snl has majority white cast. Yet ny city is 67% non white. 25% of ny city is African american and 29% of ny city is hispanic american. Stupid hollywood loves to talk abt how tolerant and enlightened they are. Yet emmys show that hollywood is anti racial diversity

Shay
Shay

Whatta ya know….we FINALLY agree on something, bc!….you’re right about how HWood bashes conservatives and GOPers for the very things that they themselves are guilty of doing! Thank you for noticing and calling out the hypocrites….MOST won’t even admit it, even if they do actually notice this fact.

bc
bc

It’s great that grey’s anatomy’s ellen pompeo spoke abt the horrid lack of racial diversity among emmy nominees and emmy show dancers and roles for actors of color. But she’s only white actor to speak abt this pressing topic. White actors can’t stop talking abt gay bullying bec it gets them press. But practically all white actors are dead silent when topic of lack of roles for actors of color and hollywood’s racism are being discussed. How puzzling!

Days Of Our Lives

Eric Martsolf Talks Brady Being Duped & His Co-Stars; Galen Gering & Camila Banus Chat Hernandez Siblings On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

On the latest episode of the Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) chats with host. Michael Fairman as Brady’s story hits a major turning point!  As DAYS fans know, Brady recently hit the sheets with “Nicole” who was Kristen in disguise.

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During the podcast conversation, Eric explains how he has to sometimes suspend belief to make stories work in daytime which included Brady not figuring out that “Nicole” was Kristen, although it certainly re-ignited his thoughts of her!  Plus, he chimes in on the fun he has had working with his co-stars: Arianne Zucker (“Nicole”) and Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) in their many scenes

Later, Eric tries to remember all of the loves of Brady’s life that crashed and burned, and is posed the question, “What would he think if Days of our Lives SORAS’d Brady’s son, Tate, to an 18-year-old?

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Then, the podcast goes behind the scenes for a dressing room segment where Galen Gering (Rafe) welcomes his on-screen sister, Camila Banus (Gabi).  The two banter about their on-screen and off-screen relationship as brother/sister and friends, and how much they value one another as they create the Hernandez sibling dynamic.

To download the episode via iTunes click here.   To listen to the podcast via NBC.com/Inside Salem click here.

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So, what do you think Brady should do now after the mess he finds himself in due to Kristen’s manipulations? Comment below.

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DWTS Host, Tom Bergeron Not Happy With “Divisive” Casting Choices Aimed At Sean Spicer

Controversy already erupted upon the announcement on Wednesday of the cast of the new season of Dancing with the Stars.  Most intriguing is that a statement from the longtime ABC series, host, Tom Bergeron revealed his hopes to the producers that their celebrity casting choices would be non-political in nature, especially after the ballroom dance competition had been on a year hiatus from the small screens.

Following the celebrity contestant reveal, which included former White House Press Secretary. Sean Spicer (who worked for President Donald Trump), the host released a statement via his Twitter account.  In it, Bergeron noted that he’d had lunch with the show’s new executive producer and had suggested some ideas for the show. Chief among them was that DWTS should avoid casting someone with “ANY party affiliations.”  When he left that lunch, Bergeron says he was convinced that would be the case.

Bergeron expressed: “It was my hope that ‘DWTS,’ in its return from an unprecedented year-long hiatus, would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations.”  Then he said, “Subsequently (and rather obviously) a decision was made to, as they often say in Hollywood, “go in a different direction”.  He went on to say, “It is the prerogative of producers, in partnership with the network, to make whatever decisions they feel are in the best long term interests of the franchise. We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call. I’ll leave it to them to answer any further questions about those decisions.”

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DWTS new EP Andrew Llinares, then said in a statement. “We’ve got a great and diverse cast. We are excited about the season,”

You can see Bergeron’s tweet in full below.

So, what do you think of Bergeron’s hopes for the casting choices of DTWS?  Would you have preferred Sean Spicer to be cut from the cast?  Who would you have liked to have seen cast on the series? Would you want any celeb you like to even go on it any more? Comment below.

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Dancing with the Stars Season 28 Cast Revealed: From The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown to Ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America the celebrity line-up was announced for the upcoming fall season and 28th edition of Dancing with the Stars.  Within the list of competitors are: The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, former Dawson’s Creek star, James Van Der Beek, and even disgraced White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, and the “Uptown Girl” herself, supermodel Christie Brinkley 

In addition to the above celebs, showing their best ballroom dance moves will also be: Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown, The Office‘s Kate Flannery and Kenan & Kel‘s Kel Mitchell, plus The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, and American Idol Season 10 runner-up  and now country/pop star, Lauren Alaina.

As for the former pro athletes in the cast; those slots belong to: former NFL linebacker of the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis, and former NBA player (and former hubby to Khloe Kardashian) Lamar Odom.

On the pro dancer side, this season will mark the return of Peta Murgatroyd who last competed three seasons ago, as well as newcomers Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov. In addition, the cast will include the steps of: Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

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This season viewers will not learn of the celebrity/pro pairings till the night of the premiere.

All the moves kick-off on Monday night, September 26th at 8PMEST/7PMCST on ABC.

So, what do you think of the new cast of DWTS? Who do you think on paper stands the best chance of being a top contender for the Mirror Ball Trophy? Weigh-in below.

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