61st Primetime Emmy Awards

2009, TV Show


Joel McHale and Sofia Vergara to Unveil Emmy Nominations on July 8

Joel McHale, Sofia Vergara

Joel McHale and Sofia Vergara will unveil this year's prime-time Emmy nominations, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Wednesday.

The Community and Modern Family stars... read more

Report: NBC to Air 2010 Emmys Live on Both Coasts

Emmy Award

NBC will air the 62nd annual Emmys live on both coasts, The Wrap reports.

Emmy ceremony moving to August in 2010

NBC has opted not to tape-delay the 2010 ceremony for the West Coast when the ceremony is telecast Aug. 29. NBC says the live broadcast is a first for the Emmys.

The announcement comes barely two months after... read more

Emmy Ceremony Moving to August in 2010

Emmy statue

The 2010 Emmys will be held in August.

NBC says it will broadcast the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards, usually held in mid-September, on Sunday, Aug. 29.

The network has bumped up the ceremony by... read more

Poll: Hannigan, Epps Rated Emmy Fashion Hits, but Arquette and Cryer Miss Out

Blake Lively, Patricia Aruqette

Okay, so they didn't win Emmys: At least Alyson Hannigan and Omar Epps were voted the biggest hits on the Emmys red carpet in a TVGuide.com poll.

Less successful on the red carpet — and also not scoring any Emmy wins — was Patricia Arquette, whose outfit received a higher percentage of "miss" votes than any other in voting by TVGuide.com users. Jon Cryer's outfit was rated the biggest fashion miss among the men on the red carpet, but at least he has a nice new statuette to cheer him up.

Check out photos of the best and worst dressed of the Emmys red carpet

How I Met Your Mother star and new mom Hannigan scored a ... read more

Is Neil Patrick Harris the Patron Saint of "Un-Jumping" the Shark?

Neil Patrick Harris

Let's face it: Neil Patrick Harris is awesome.

The multitalented How I Met Your Mother star breathed some much-needed life into Sunday's Emmy awards. Harris, who also served as a producer, kept the show moving and brought plenty of fun with a rousing opening musical number and a comedy sketch based on his role in Joss Whedon's Internet experiment, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

See how Harris dominated our Emmys Top Moments countdown

The result was a less-bloated, exponentially more watchable telecast that drew in an audience 9 percent larger than last year's record low. So, we wonder: Does Harris have the magic touch?< read more

Ratings: Emmys Numbers Bounce Back

Neil Patrick Harris

They weren't quite legendary, but the early ratings for the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted 61st Primetime Emmys show marked improvement from a year ago.

2009 Emmys Gallery: Check out all the red carpet hits and misses

The three-hour telecast drew 13.3 million viewers, a 9 percent increase over the 2008 awards, which was the least-watched Emmys broadcast since 1990. Host and producer Harris earned almost universal praise for keeping the show lively and on-time, a stark difference from the show's five-host format a year ago.

See our Top Moments from the Emmys broadcast

The night's overall winner was ... read more

Kristin Chenoweth Treated for Migraine at Emmys

Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth is doing fine after suffering a migraine and seeking medical attention backstage at the Emmys, her rep told the Associated Press.

Check out all the fashion hits and misses from this year's Emmys

The newly minted Emmy winner was ...
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The Best Quotes from Backstage at the Emmys

Kristin Chenoweth

Let's eavesdrop on what this year's newly minted Emmy winners had to say once they made it backstage:

"It's just so sweet that they remembered us. They remembered a show that got canceled that I've never been more proud to be on. I'd much rather be on that than something that lasts a long time that I don't care about. I'm a risk-taker. I mean, look at... read more

Emmys 2009: Top 5 Fashion Hits & Misses

Padma Lakshmi, Mariska Hargitay

It was a steaming hot day outside the Nokia Theater for the 2009 Emmy Awards, but that didn't stop A-listers from coming out in droves to celebrate television's biggest night of the year.

Count down our top five fashion hits and misses from the red carpet and weigh in on your picks after the jump.

See the Top Moments from this year's Emmys

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Emmys Top Moments: Kristin Chenoweth Cries, Ricky Gervais Goofs and More!

Neil Patrick Harris

Sure, the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards didn't boast the fireworks of last week's Kanye-"enhanced" VMAs, but CBS' entertaining three-hour telecast ran smoothly, a credit to host (and producer) Neil Patrick Harris, whose competent hand and effortless improvisational timing made him the subject of more than one of this year's top moments.

7. Best Dance: We'll be honest: Usually musical segments either bore or horrify us. But Dancing with the Stars' Maks and Karina... read more

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Premise: Neil Patrick Harris hosts the 61st annual celebration from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. "30 Rock" leads all shows with 22 nominations, followed by "Mad Men" with 16 nods.


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