60th Primetime Emmy Awards

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60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Jeff Probst, Howie Mandel, Tom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Ryan Seacrest

TVGuide.com's Emmy Picks

Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday morning (8:30 am/ET, check your local listings). Here are our 11th-hour picks. There are many familiar faces on the list (Charlie Sheen, Tina Fey, etc.), but with just enough new blood (Jim Parsons and, er, True Blood) to keep things interesting.

Now that we've had our say, who are you rooting for? Tell us after the jump.  Read Full Article

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TVGuide.com's Emmy Picks

Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday morning (8:30 am/ET, check your local listings). Here are our 11th-hour picks. There are many familiar faces on the list (Charlie Sheen, Tina Fey, etc.), but with just enough new blood (Jim Parsons and, er, True Blood) to keep things interesting.

Now that we've had our say, who are you rooting for? Tell us after the jump. read more

Emmys Looking to Revamp Show

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences isn't done shaking up the Emmy format: Two weeks after expanding the nomination fields from five to six in certain categories, the Academy is considering a complete overhaul of the award ceremony, Variety reports.

The first order of business for the Academy's Board of Governors will be to ...
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Gold Rush: TV Academy Adds More Emmy Nominees

This year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will add a sixth nominee to the 10 major Emmy categories, including best comedy and drama series, according to Variety. The lead and supporting actor and actress categories in both drama and comedy will also include a sixth nominee.

"We're trying to increase our inclusiveness," said Academy chairman and CEO John Shaffner, who noted an increase in "bubbling under" contenders in recent years. Some of the series left out ... read more

ABC's presentation of the ...

Question: ABC's presentation of the 2008 Emmys was one of the poorest presentations in a long time. All the networks should learn from this. Forget reality show hosts and leave it to funny people like Ellen, Conan and Stewart. I find it ironic that Ryan Seacrest felt honored that reality hosts were finally accepted by the Emmys and their television peers, while their peers showed their displeasure with the Emmys host. The highlights definitely were Ricky Gervais, Don Rickles, Conan O'Brien, Tina Fey and all the comedians that have made the show fun. Answer: The comics were my favorite part of the show as well. Maybe next year, if they decide a host is even necessary, they'll go back to some actual talent. Reality TV has earned its place at the Emmy table, but on a night when shows like Mad Men, 30 Rock, John Adams and 60 years of Emmy history are being celebrated, they did not deserve to be center stage. Here's a sampling of other gripes: From Nancy: "Since when is Howie Mandel's show ... read more

I watched the Emmys and have ...

Question: I watched the Emmys and have some thoughts on why the show was so bad and how it can improve. First, they can take a lesson from reality programs. They connect with "real" people. Have fans of the shows introduce clips, talk about their favorite characters, and why they watch shows like Mad Men. This way, viewers see that "small" shows are loved by "real" fans, not just critics). Right now the show feels very elitist and disconnected from the fans whose passion and loyalty to shows help keep them alive. Second, the show should have less irrelevant filler and be an actual celebration of nominated performances and shows. I'm not going to watch a three-hour telecast to have my favorite show/actor only mentioned for two seconds when its category is announced. As a fan, I'd like to see more about the actual nominees: interviews with the cast, actors expressing appreciation for their fellow nominees' performances, more clips from the nominated shows. By putting the nominees up ... read more

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Premiered: September 21, 2008
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Premise: Reality mainstays Tom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Jeff Probst and Ryan Seacrest host the 60th annual Emmys. They're also nominees in a new category: Outstanding Reality/Competition Host. Highlights include clips from classic moments and recitations of notable lines from TV shows. Presenters include Marcia Cross; Dana Delany; Teri Hatcher; Felicity Huffman; Eva Longoria Parker; Nicollette Sheridan; Hugh Laurie; Julia Louis-Dreyfus; Tina Fey; Conan O'Brien; Kate Walsh; and Amy Poehler.

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