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2015 Emmys: Nominations, Surprises & Snubs

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Television shows airing between June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015 were eligible for the 2015 Emmys. Orange is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley woke up early this morning to announce the 2015 Emmy Award nominations. The Academy certainly threw a few curveballs to say the least. There were plenty of surprise nominations and snubs.

HBO dominated the field, leading the pack with 126 nominations. ABC was in a distant second with a third of that at 42 nominations. Streaming services Netflix and Amazon did well with 34 and 12 respectively. Game of Thrones leads the pack with 24 nominations. American Horror Story: Freak Show also racked up numerous nods (19) including one for departing fan-favorite Jessica Lange.

While Ellie Kemper missed the cut for Best Actress, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt scored big. Not only did it get honored for Best Comedy, but Tituss Burgess and Jane Krakowski landed in the supporting categories, as did Jon Hamm and Tina Fey for special guest stars.

The amazing Tatiana Maslany finally scored some Emmy love for her stunning work in Orphan Black. Comedian-of-the-moment Amy Schumer was finally recognized as well. Not only is her show in the running for Best Variety Sketch Series, but she’s also in the Best Actress Comedy race. Other pleasant surprise nods include Kyle Chandler for Bloodline, Liev Schreiber for Ray Donovan, Niecy Nash for Getting On and Viola Davis for How To Get Away With Murder.

Taraji P. Henson took her expected spot in the Best Actress Drama. However, Empire was relatively shut out with only two more nominations in minor categories. No Best Drama nod for the season’s breakout hit. Read below to see the most notable snubs. And there were plenty for sure.

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on FOX this year on September 20. Adam Samberg hosts this year’s festivities.

check out the nominations after the jump

American Horror Story (17 nominations), Game of Thrones (16 nominations) and 30 Rock (13 nominations) may have lead the field in their respective categories (mini-series, drama and comedy) but it’s House of Cards that’s making history. The made-for-Netflix drama raked in nine nominations, making it the first time that an online-only television show has been in the running for a major awards show.

In fact, Netflix scored 14 in total with Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove also getting recognition. Watch out cable and broadcast networks, there’s a new player in town. It’s worth noting that the series earned a coveted best drama series nomination, compounding the humiliation of the main broadcast networks, which did not get a single mention in that category.

Since there are so many categories, I’m only going to briefly touch upon the major snubs. Tatiana Maslany who recently won a critics award for Orphan Black was nowhere to be seen. Also, perpetual nominees Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), John Slattery (Mad Men) and Jeff Probst (Survivor) were just a few who didn’t her their name today. Also worth mentioning, Zooey Deschanel didn’t get a nomination this year. Sucks not being the New Girl anymore 😉

On the other hand, I’m beyond ecstatic that my girl Kerry Washington snagged a Best Actress nominee but surprised her other Scandal co-stars weren’t nominated though Dan Bucatinsky did score an Outstanding Guest Actor mention. Props also to Behind the Candelabra for getting 15 nods including ones for Matt Damon and Michael Douglas. Shockingly, Rob Lowe didn’t get one for his fantastic turn as plastic surgeon Dr. Startz.

I’m also glad that Homeland, despite not having a critically-acclaimed season like its first, received some Emmy love. Perhaps I’m in the minority but I thought Season 2 was fantastic. Speaking of sophomore slump, I’m slightly disappointed that Girls received a nod for Best Comedy. Besides the cocaine episode and the season finale, the entire year was a bore. With that being said, I’m glad Adam Driver was signaled out for his work. Check out the rest of the nominees in the major categories below. Love Jane Lynch, but can anyone explain to me how she nabbed an Emmy nod for Glee. Sue Sylvester who once was the best part of the show is now one of the worst. Sound off below.

check out the major categories after the jump

Last night, the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The night was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel who I think did a great job. He opened up the show with a skit that involved many of the night’s leading women beating the botox out of him (I’ve included the video of this below). There were some funny moments (Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus during her acceptance speech) and some touching moments too (when Aaron Paul accepted his award for Breaking Bad).

Some of the winners were predictable, while others came as a surprise. That being said, to some Homorazzi cast members, there wasn’t that much that was surprising to them. As you may or may not know, five of us decided to pool together our predictions for some of the key categories and we laid them out in our predictions article. Now, that the results are in, we can see who won.

It was very close between two cast members, but in the end one came out on top. One cast member got them all wrong. Find out how myself, Donovan, Adam, Tyrell, Matt, and Nic did below. I’ve highlighted the winners in each category in bold.

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2012 Emmys: Our Predictions

In: Adam, Donovan, Matt, Nic, Patrick, TV Shows, Tyrell

Since the 64th annual Emmys air on ABC tomorrow, we thought it was the perfect time to share our predictions on who’ll walk away with the coveted statues. Will reigning shows like Modern Family and Mad Men continue their winning streaks, or will new upstarts like Girls and Homeland crash the party? For the first time, none of the big four broadcast networks has a series among the nominees for drama series. In fact, only two nominees in the comedy category air on a major network. It’s all about cable these days. Without further ado, check out all our predictions below. Which Homorazzi.com writer do you think will get the most correct? Sound off in our comments section with your thoughts.

Drama Categories

Best Drama

  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
  • Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Homeland (Showtime)
  • Mad Men (AMC)

Donovan: Mad Men
Patrick: Game of Thrones
Adam: Breaking Bad
Tyrell: Downton Abbey
Matt: Game of Thrones
Nic: Game of Thrones

check out our predictions after the jump

With the Emmy Awards coming up this weekend, it’s the perfect time to take a look at how actors prepare themselves for the most important performance of their career – their Emmy Acceptance Speech.

In the following video, Parker Posey plays acting teacher, JAN – which stands for “Just Act Naturally“. LOL. Jan teaches a master class dedicated to the Emmy Acceptance Speech, even covering eggsactly how to react when your name isn’t called and you lose. “Jan really prepares you to lose,” explains one student. She has a book out on the subject, as well as a book on tape. Another one of her students says, “This class is incredible. All I have to do is book a role… on TV, be nominated, and win… and I’ll be ready. I’m just glad it was only $899 because I thought it would be much more.”

Watch the 64th Annual Emmy Awards live this coming Sunday, September 23rd at 7e|4p on ABC. Enjoy the video below!

Watch the video after the jump…

64th Annual Emmy Nominations Announced

In: Patrick, TV Shows

The 64th Annual Emmy Nominations were announced this morning by Kerry Washington and this year’s host, Jimmy Kimmel. The list is comprised of many usual suspects, but contains some newcomers as well, such as HBO’s ‘Girls‘ and ‘Veep,’ which Adam wrote about a while back as “must watch femedies“. Although I haven’t been watching all of the episodes, I have watched some and love both of these new series.

Leading the pack in terms of nods are ‘Mad Men‘ and ‘American Horror Story,’ each receiving an impressive 17 nominations each. Is it weird that I was expecting to see ‘Revenge‘ on the list somewhere? It was one of my favorite shows this year, but perhaps it’s to “soap opera” for the Emmys. Nominated for “Best Drama” is ‘Breaking Bad,’ which admittedly I only just started watching this week (Season 1 of course) with Tyrell and I’m hooked.

The Emmy Awards air live on Sunday, September 23 on ABC. For now, check out the nominations below to see if your favorite comedies, dramas, reality shows, and actors/actresses made the list. Share your thoughts in the comments!

Nominations list after the jump…

With Fall TV now in motion, the time has come to honor the talent from the past year at the Primetime Emmy Awards this coming Sunday. While it’s exciting to see who wins, it certainly begs the question, after the glitz and glam of television’s biggest night, how does life change after winning an Emmy? Luckily, in the video you’re about to watch, some of my favorite stars answer this very intriguing question.

Jeremy Piven has been of course very grateful to have been recognized by his peers, winning three Emmy Awards, but really, he feels that having kids has been more important. If you look at the image above, you can catch of glimpse of his beautiful children. The adorable Kristin Chenoweth, she says that life hasn’t changed that much for her, considering in her acceptance speech she said that she wanted to be on 24, Mad Men, or The Office and none of those requests have come to be.

The hilarious Jackée Harry says she’s still the same humble woman she’s always been. It’s not like she enters a room and says, “I’M JACKEE…I WON AN EMMY!” Or does she? Megan Mullally (known for her amazing Karen Walker character) feels that her day to day life after winning two Emmy awards is still pretty much the same. I guess that is probably true, if you ignore the fact that she showers with her trophies and does pretty much everything else with them too.

Watch the funny promo for the Emmy Awards below and watch the show this coming Sunday, hosted by Jane Lynch!

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Ugly Betty Finale: Ugly No More

In: Donovan, TV Shows

WOW. I can’t believe “Ugly Betty” is officially dunzo. As far as series finales go, last night’s episode was pretty darn perfection. Since I’ve been away the past couple of weeks, Brian and I watched three episodes back-to-back last night. It was three wonderful hours of laughing, crying and pure bliss.

Ever since it’s debuted four years ago, “Ugly Betty” and it’s many colorful characters have become permanent fixtures in the lexicon of pop culture. Throughout its run, it has won numerous awards and been singled out for its depiction of Hispanics, the LGBT community and those who follow a beat to a different drum. The show will truly be missed, especially signing off after an amazing season.

After a disastrous move on ABC’s part- the show was shifted to a Friday night grave time slot- it lost more than half of its viewers giving the network no other choice but to cancel the series. Now that the show has ended, there are current talks of a push by Ana Ortiz (Hilda) and America Ferrera (Betty) for an “Ugly Betty” movie a la “Sex and the City”. With the way the show ended, I can definitely see this as a distinct possibility.

find out what happened to each character after the jump

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