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Here’s What Went Down at Last Night’s Emmys, Where Funny Ladies Made History And Game of Thrones Won Nothing

Not all that glitters is gold

Ah, the Emmys. It can be a weird thing for fans of genre TV, since sci-fi/fantasy shows rarely get nominated, and when they do, they rarely win. Case in point: Game of Thrones, which was nominated for four awards at last night's ceremony and didn't win any of them. But still. When it comes to women working behind the scenes, something really cool happened. See what that is, and check out the rest of the winners, behind the jump.

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George R.R. Martin Discusses Game of Thrones Emmy Chances, Agrees that Walter White is the Worst

And that guy invented Joffrey. Your move, #TeamWalt.

Everyone's got an opinion about the last episode of Breaking Bad, including the evilest of Santas himself, A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin. The other day he took to his blog to briefly discuss how his own show, Game of Thrones, might stack up come awards season.

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Orphan Black Star Tatiana Maslany Talks About Clone Agency

she blinded me with science

BBC America's hit series Orphan Black starts filming Season 2 at the end of this month but star Tatiana Maslany was interviewed by TV Guide on set for her Parks & Recreation guest role and revealed a few hints for next season, her thoughts on the big Emmy snub, and more.

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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Won An Emmy!

Good News Everyone!

I know what you're thinking. "But Rebecca, the Emmys haven't even happened yet!" That's true. But the Creative Arts Emmys for digital media programming have been announced, and that's where the LBD crew took home some gold. Or maybe you're just thinking "Oh my God, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries won an Emmy! That's so cool!" Can't say I blame you.

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Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Downton Abbey, Netflix Clean Up With Emmy Nominations

It is known

The nominations for the 2013 Emmys, taking place September 22nd, were announced this morning, and boy-oh-boy, is Netflix feeling really good about itself right now. Check out our assessment of the nominations after the jump, plus a handy-dandy list of the nominees in categories Relevant to Our Interests (Dramas, Comedies, and Miniseries for the heck of it. No reality shows. You know what we're about.) after the jump.

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Netflix Gets 14 Emmy Nods for House of Cards, Arrested Development, and Hemlock Grove

If anyone on the planet hadn't gotten the memo that some of the best TV being done today isn't on TV, this should drive that message home.

Those of you who are up early watching the Emmy nominations roll in this morning -- as well as, y'know, those of you who know where Twitter is -- have no doubt already heard, but it's worth mentioning that Kevin Spacey just landed a well-deserved Emmy nomination for Best Actor for his work in the Netflix original series House of Cards. That will come as no surprise to anyone who watched the excellent political thriller produced by Netflix this year, but considering it's the first Emmy nomination for a show that was never actually on TV, it's a noteworthy, if not entirely unexpected, achievement. That it's one of a dozen Emmy nominations for original content on the streaming service says a good deal more.

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David Tennant Might Win An Emmy For Playing A Robot

Good News Everyone!

The 40th annual daytime Emmy Awards nominations were were recently announced and while "daytime Emmy" may bring to mind soap operas and talk shows, the awards also celebrate animation and children's shows. And as it turns out, Doctor Who's David Tennant is nominated this year for his role on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Hit the jump for more, including rumors of his connection to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

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Things We Saw Today: Power Rangers Go Pop!

Things We Saw Today

Funko has unveiled their latest Pop! figures (we were previously excited about the Game of Thrones collection) and it's the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! (via Comics Alliance)

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Leonard Nimoy is Very Sad That Fringe Didn’t Get Any Emmy Nominations

To Boldly Go

Emmy nomination time is tough for a lot of people. For sci-fi/fantasy shows, though, it can be a particularly irritating reminder of how underappreciated their work remains to be. This is something veteran sci-fi icon Leonard Nimoy's had to face for over fifty years. He's being pretty vocal about it, too; the actor's taken to the web to express his disappointment in Hollywood for snubbing Fox sci-fi show Fringe

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The 2012 Emmy Nominations Are Out, Let’s Start Arguing!

And So It Begins

The 2012 Primetime Emmy nominations are out, and you know what that means: the upcoming 2 months of baseless speculation and over-analysis by your favorite entertainment blogs starts right here, right now. Before everyone goes to war in the comments, let's take a moment to look at the nominations!

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Animators Angered Over Community Emmy Nominations


Family Guy's Seth McFarlane and The Simpsons' creator Matt Groening are all riled up over Community. And no, it isn't because Dan Harmon is gone.

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Aaron Sorkin Broke His Nose While Writing

Not a Misprint

Aaron Sorkin did that to his face, guys. While writing. That is how intense he is -- he breaks his freaking face. You might be wondering if this means that Aaron Sorkin actually walks and talks while he writes, but no. That is not the case. At least not this time. No, he was reading some of his own writing to himself in a mirror and then got too close. And like some scene out of Evil Dead 2, the reflection of Aaron Sorkin reached out of the mirror and punched the real Sorkin in the face. No, I'm kidding. But he did head-butt himself by accident. And then he went to the Emmys, where Getty Images got the picture from above (that is Brenda Strong to the left). Thank you, Getty Images. And thank you, Aaron Sorkin.

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Here Is Your Emmy Round-Up, Mary Sue-Style

The Boob Tube

Here is everything you need to know about the Emmys: pretty much the most predictable, safe nominees won, with maybe a few exceptions. The most exciting -- and I use that term very generously -- moments were (as usual) related to the women nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. But a certain geek-friendly win was pretty exciting, even if it was the only geek-friendly victory of the night. Let's take a look, shall we? And find out what the moment pictured above was all about?

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Christina Hendricks Talks Wonder Woman, Outs Brother As Doll Owner

Great Hera!

“I grew up on the TV show, and I had Wonder Woman Underoos, and my brother had a Wonder Woman doll -- sorry, Aaron, you’re exposed. And Nicolas said, when we were on set, ‘I want you to be Wonder Woman.’ And I think he is such an extraordinary and exceptional director, that if he asked me to do it, I would do it in a heartbeat ... Hopefully the stars would align. It would be really fun. It would be cool, wouldn’t it? I’d get to kick ass.” -- Christina Hendricks, who is in Drive, which opened this weekend and is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, who has said he would like to do a reboot of Wonder Woman with Hendricks as the lead, and it might just happen if his reboot of Logan's Run is successful. Hendricks is also nominated for an Emmy tonight for her work on AMC's Mad Men, so let's wish her some good vibes and transfer those vibes to the Logan's Run reboot so she can then become Wonder Woman. (via The Frisky)

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In The Game of Thrones, You Get Nominated for a Bunch of Emmys Or Die

And So It Begins

This morning Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson got up at about three in the morning to announce the nominations for the 2011 Emmy Awards. Game of Thrones and some other sci-fi fare took home some impressive nominations, as did a bevvy of awesome women in comedy. Follow the jump for the details.

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Fred Rogers Sends Us On Our Way [Video]

A Lesson in Humility

And so, after a day of tragedy and chaos, we leave you with Fred Rogers, accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 Emmys, and putting things in perspective. Rogers passed away in 2003, leaving behind a legacy of supporting children's education as well as public broadcasting. In an interview with CNN, he'd said that he went into television because he "hated it", specifically the way it produced its children's programming, and then spent his career fixing it. Thanks, Mr. Rogers! (mental_floss)

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Geekolinks: 7/10

The 2010 Emmy Nominations: Ultimate Geek-Out

This morning, the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced. And while that's generally exciting for a TV nerd such as myself, this is a system for geeks you're reading on. So I have embarked on an epic mission: I am going through all the nominations (not just the elitist ones that actually get into the televised awards show), category by category, to provide a full-on geek perspective. The only ones that shall be skipped are those with no good geeky offerings, or the ones where you don't even know what the name of the category means. In other words, here's everything that matters to a geeky television viewer. For reference and your personal knowledge-accumulating pleasure, here is the full list of nominees. For those of you who care more about which shows prevailed, here is the nomination summary, that just states number of nominations per program without specifying the categories. I'm going to be going in order through the categories as they appear in the full list linked above so that it's easy for you to follow along at home. Ready? Let's begin.

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Why Glee Has No Home at the Emmys

At the Golden Globes, Glee fit snugly into the musical/comedy category of television programming. And then it won that category. But for the Emmys, things aren't so simple, reports Entertainment Weekly. Apparently, some people are questioning the validity of the claim that Glee is a comedy.

According to EW, comedy writers feel Glee doesn't necessarily have a place among more traditional half-hour sitcom programming:

“We bust our asses trying to get as many laughs into the shows as possible,” gripes one veteran scribe. “Dramedies don’t do that.” Adds another: “I’ve seen Glee a couple times, and I like it okay. But it has never, not even once, made me laugh, which seems like something any comedy should do.” Still, that writer points out, “I don’t know that a show like Glee should be competing against, say, The Wire, either.”

Glee really isn't strictly a comedy, and it certainly isn't a drama either. And the musical numbers take on their own life altogether, not always contributing to either side of that spectrum. So we're left with a show that's 1/3 comedy, 1/3 drama, and 1/3 musical. This means that there is no category at the Emmys which the majority of Glee can claim to belong to. This is a problem, and the show may suffer for it.

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