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EMMY: Agency Breakdown For Actor Noms

emmysI can’t do a full agency breakdown of the Emmy nominations yet because the series producers have not been announced. For now, here’s the rep breakdown of the acting categories floating around the tenpercenteries:

WME: 22 Nominations
Amy Poehler, Andre Braugher, Claire Danes, Hugh Laurie, Connie Britton, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, Julianna Margulies, Jonathan Pryce, Larry David, Lea Michele, Lily Tomlin, Martin Short, Matthew Fox, Michael C. Hall, Patrick Stewart, Sofia Vergara, Steve Carell, Tina Fey (2 nominations), Toni Collette, Will Arnett.

ICM: 17 Nominations
Al Pacino, Jon Hamm (2 nominations), Aaron Paul, Ann Margret, Catherine O’Hara, David Strathairn, Edie Falco, Elaine Stritch, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Joan Allen, Kathy Bates, Maggie Smith, Michael Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Ty Burrell.

CAA: 13 Nominations
Alan Cumming, Alec Baldwin, Beau Bridges, Glenn Close, Ian McKellen, Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kristen Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison, Mike O’Malley, Rose Byrne, Ted Danson, Tony Shalhoub.

UTA:  8 Nominations
Bryan Cranston, Christine Baranski (2 nominations), Hope Davis, January Jones, Jon Cryer, Kristen Wiig, Kyra Sedgwick.

Gersh Agency: 7 Nominations
Holland Taylor, Jane Krakowski, John Goodman, John Slattery, Julia Ormond, Kyle Chandler, Mary Kay Place.

Paradigm: 6 Nominations
Dylan Baker, Julie Bowen, Mariska Hargitay, Michael Gambon, Neil Patrick Harris (2 nominations)

Innovative Artists: 3 Nominations
Brenda Vaccaro, Jim Parsons, Sissy Spacek

Domain Talent: 3 Nominations
Jane Lynch (2 nominations), Sharon Gless

Julian Belfrage Associates: 1 Nomination
Dame Judi Dench

APA: 1 Nomination
Betty White

IFA: 2 Nominations
Terry O’Quinn, Elizabeth … Read More »

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Jay Reacts To Conan’s Emmy Nominations

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: A relatively self-deprecating response from Jay Leno to the 4 Emmy nominations for his interim replacement at the helm of The Tonight Show that would’ve been pretty classy had Leno at least mentioned Conan O’Brien by name. At the opening of tonight’s show, Leno said, “The Emmy nominations were announced today. The good news — Tonight Show got 4 nominations. The bad news — I didn’t get one of them.” (Leno was shut out of the race.) ”And David Letterman didn’t get nominated either. Oh man. I guess Dave and I will be watching the Emmys at Oprah’s house this year,” he said, a reference to the trio’s Super Bowl commercial.

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Can The Miniseries Emmy Field Be Brought Back From The Brink Of Extinction?

Nellie Andreeva

History’s The Kennedys and Starz’s The Pillars of the Earth can’t come soon enough. The miniseries form has been on life-support in the past couple of years, with only one U.S. network, HBO, making consistent efforts in the arena. As a result, the nomination field for best miniseries has developed a familiar pattern in the past two years: only two spots on the nomination ballot: one for HBO’s mini of the year and one for a British import broadcast as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series. Last year, it was PBS’ Little Dorrit and HBO’s Generation Kill. Little Dorrit won. This year, it’s HBO’s war extravaganza The Pacific and PBS’ Return to Cranford. With its leading 24 Emmy nominations, The Pacific looks destined to win, following in the footsteps of its predecessor, Band of Brothers. But with the series field brimming with strong contenders to a point that the top categories were expended from 5 to 6 slots last year, it is sad to see the mini-series category teetering on the brink of viability with two nominees. There had been talk about possibly merging the TV movie and mini-series categories but longform, which hails back to the early days of TV, has a strong lobby at the TV Academy, with purist arguing against mixing what they consider two very different forms. So, just like the plan for pre-taping most of the long-form Emmy categories was squashed last summer, the dwindling miniseries field is getting spared, at least for now. And there are … Read More »

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‘SNL’, Hector Ramirez Set Emmy Records

By | Thursday July 8, 2010 @ 3:58pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

snl2There were two new records for most Emmy nominations set this year, one by one of the most well-known programs on television and one by a crew member you’ve probably never heard of. With 12 nominations today, NBC’s venerable late-night sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live broke ER’s record of 124 Emmy nominations to become the most Emmy-nominated program of all time. SNL’s haul is now at 126, and, with no end in sight to its 35- year-run,  Lorne Michaels’s show will certainly keep widening its lead. Cheers is currently in 3rd place with 117 noms.

As for the second record, it belongs to camera operator Hector Ramirez who became the most  Emmy nominated individual with 60 noms after scoring 5 more today: for his work on the Oscars, the Grammys, the Kennedy Center Honors, the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Dancing with the Stars. His first Emmy nomination came in 1978. SNL started its Emmy run two years earlier, landing five noms for its maiden season and winning 4, including best comedy-variety or music series, best writing and directing for such series and best supporting actor (Chevy Chase).

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Emmy Voters Give ‘Modern Family’s Ed O’Neill The Al Bundy Treatment

Mike Fleming

modern-familyEven though Ed O’Neill is the patriarch of TV’s hottest show Modern Family, Emmy nominators today treated him like his Married…With Children lovable loser character Al Bundy. I told you in April that O’Neill made a magnanimous gesture by submitting himself in the Supporting Actor category even though he could have gone for Lead Actor for a sitcom that was built around him. (‘Modern Family’ Cast Will All Compete For Supporting Emmys After Ed O’Neill Gesture) O’Neill did it because he felt the show had evolved into a true ensemble, and the rest of the cast followed suit. So of course, O’Neill was the only adult cast member to not get nominated. Still a classy move on his part, I say. But next year, it would be better to divvy up categories because the whole cast is so good.

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End Of An Era For Letterman As Emmy Streak Is Halted, Conan Keeps His Alive

Nellie Andreeva

I feel like the late-night Emmy categories featured the most intrigue this year. And not just because of the four nominations for The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, including best variety, music or comedy series and best writing for such series.

This year also marked the end of a pretty remarkable streak for David Letterman. Since 1984, going back to the first full season of his Late Night on NBC, Letterman had gotten a best VMC series AND best writing for a VMC series nominations every year, for Late Night and then The Late Show on CBS. (In 1996, the writing nom was for a Late Show special.) That is a 26-year streak that came to an end today when The Late Show with David Letterman failed to land a best VMC series or writing for a VMC series nomination.

In the best series category, Late Show was the only absentee from last year’s list, that also included Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and NBC’s Saturday Night Live. This year, Late Show was replaced in the nominations by Conan’s Tonight Show. In the writing category, it was Real Time that “took” Late Show‘s spot from last year, while O’Brien is enjoying a nice 16-year nomination streak of his own in the category with his Late Show and now The Tonight Show. Speaking of streaks, The Daily Show is going for a 8th consecutive win in the best VMC series … Read More »

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Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse On ‘Lost’ Emmy Haul, The Finale & The Future

Nellie Andreeva

Lost is making a stylish exit with 12 Emmy nominations for its sixth and final season, including best drama series, best lead drama actor (Matthew Fox), supporting actors (Terry O’Quinn, Michael Emerson) as well as writing (Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse) and directing (Jack Bender), both for the much-talked-about series finale. Here is what executive producers/showrunners Lindelof and Cuse had to say today:

Lindelof: The happiest surprise was Matthew Fox cracking into the best actor category. When you look at the guys he‘s against: Michael C. Hall, Bryan Cranston or Jon Hamm, they are almost in every frame of their series, while Lost is more of an ensemble show, so it has been hard for the Academy to acknowledge Matthew as a lead actor and when they finally did, it meant the world to us.”

Cuse: The expectations were really high for the finale so we knew it wouldn’t please everybody but it must have pleased enough Emmy voters for the show to get all the nominations; if it wasn’t satisfying, we wouldn’t have gotten any nominations. We don’t take it for granted: with incredible shows also ending their runs like 24 and Law & Order to not get (the same recognition), it is easy to see how hard it is to get into the drama field these days.

Lindelof on the Lost finale: I do feel we spent so much time talking about how we were gonna end the show (we started getting questions about that right after the pilot) so the … Read More »

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