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2009-11-04 08:00:00

Awards to be presented at annual Cracked Xmas event in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, today announced that it will honor Emmy Award®-nominated actor Neil Patrick Harris and premier communications company AT&T Inc. at Cracked Xmas 12. The event will be held at The...

2009-09-13 11:19:26

Little Dorrit, the PBS adaptation of author Charles Dickens' novel of the same name, won four awards at the 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Reporter said the Dorrit adaptation from screenwriter Andrew Davies earned a Best Costumes for a Movie, Miniseries or a Special award Saturday, along with honors for cinematography and casting. The adaptation also received a best direction award. Other big winners on Saturday night were Saturday Night Live comedian Tina Fey,...

2009-07-16 15:46:00

NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL earned 14 nominations, besting its previous nomination record of 12, in the 2008-2009 Primetime Emmy((R)) Awards competition, it was announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). Eleven-time Emmy-winner (six times for program and five for writing) "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" the network's unique news parody series, is nominated this year in five categories: Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series,...

2009-07-16 12:56:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LIONSGATE's (R) (NYSE: LGF) acclaimed AMC drama MAD MEN and hit Showtime comedy WEEDS earned a total of 22 Emmy(R) nominations today, including nods for both shows in the Outstanding Series categories. MAD MEN, winner of last year's Emmy(R) for Outstanding Drama Series, topped the category once again with 16 nominations, including nods for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor (Jon Hamm), Lead...

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2009-07-16 09:52:12

HBO's fact-based movies Grey Gardens and Into the Storm each picked up more than a dozen Emmy Award nominations in Los Angeles Thursday. Gardens, the story of two of Jackie Kennedy Onassis's eccentric female relatives, earned 17 Emmy nods, while the Winston Churchill bio-pic Storm garnered 14. The projects will compete with Coco Chanel, Prayers for Bobby and Taking Chance for the outstanding made-for-television movie Emmy. Generation Kill and Little Dorrit were mentioned for outstanding...

2008-09-23 00:00:22

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sleek'60s drama "Mad Men" made Emmy history Sunday as the first basic-cable show to win a top series award, while the sitcom "30 Rock" and its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin also emerged as winners. "We're all so very grateful to have jobs in this turkey-burger economy," Fey said after accepting the best comedy series trophy for her satire about a late-night TV show. Glenn Close, of "Damages," and Bryan Cranston, of "Breaking Bad," captured...

2008-09-22 21:00:21

By Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES - The sleek '60s drama "Mad Men" made Emmy Awards (http://www.emmys.org) history Sunday as the first basic-cable show to win a top series award, while the sitcom "30 Rock" and stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin also won. Glenn Close of "Damages" and Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" captured drama acting trophies. "I thank my parents for somehow raising me to have confidence that is disproportionate with my looks and abilities. Well done. That is what all parents...

2008-09-22 00:00:20

By Chuck Barney It's Emmy time once again in Hollywood and this year the basic- cable runts get to leave behind the kids table and eat with the grown-ups. But will they get to scarf up on more than just scraps? Thanks in part to a writers strike that put a huge dent in the broadcast television season, and in part to the departure of that powerhouse known as "The Sopranos," fringe shows such as "Mad Men,""Damages" and others have attracted plenty of well-deserved Emmy love. "Mad Men" is...

2008-09-16 00:00:21

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cynthia Nixon, who gained fame and an Emmy with "Sex and the City," added a second trophy Saturday for a guest role on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Nixon was honored at the Creative Arts Primetime Emmys, which recognize technical and other achievements for the 2007-08 season and preceded next weekend's main ceremony. Other acting honors went to Glynn Turman, named best guest actor in a drama for "In Treatment;" Kathryn Joosten, best...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.