61st Primetime Emmy Awards

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Television Academy, CBS Drop Time-Shifting Plan for Emmys

Emmy Award Statue

The Television Academy has scrapped its much-maligned plan to time-shift several awards at next month's Emmy Awards.

"This decision was made to mend relationships within the television community and to allow executive producer Don Mischer to focus his full attention on producing the creative elements in the telecast," Academy Chairman-CEO John Shaffner said in a statement. "Our goal is to celebrate ...
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Emmy's Biggest Surprises and Snubs

Jemaine Clement, Sarah Silverman, Simon Baker

Here are the four biggest surprises among the nominations:

Rookie of the year: Sixteen million viewers can't be wrong, as CBS' breakout hit The Mentalist got some critical love for its charming, fair-haired star, Simon Baker, who received a nomination in the fiercely competitive Best Actor in a Drama category (see below).

Who else was nominated? Check out all the new and old Emmy faces

Therapy breakthrough: In a crowded field of cable dramas, HBO's tiny but intriguing, five-episodes-per-week psychotherapy drama In Treatment nabbed an impressive three acting nominations: Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest nabbed their second nods for Best Actor and ...
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Neil Patrick Harris to Host Emmy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris

You don't have to be Barney Stinson to think this year's Primetime Emmys will be legendary: Neil Patrick Harris has been tapped to suit up and host the ceremony.

Harris had been eyed by the network as host ever since garnering acclaim and the biggest audience in three years as host of June's Tony Awards for CBS.

See who walked the red carpet at last year's Emmys

"After having had such a hoot hosting the Tonys, I was thrilled to get the call about the Primetime Emmys," Harris said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to the ...
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Neil Patrick Harris Eyed as Awesome Emmys Host

Neil Patrick Harris hosting the Tonys

CBS, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Neil Patrick Harris are working on a deal that would make the How I Met Your Mother star the host of this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, airing Sept. 20.

An agreement had not been reached as of late Wednesday — and CBS had no comment on the buzz — but Variety reports that all parties are hopeful to see Harris "tux up" and take charge of the 61st annual Emmys.

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Just recently for CBS, Harris earned raves as host of ... read more

Primetime Emmys Moved Back to Original Date of Sept. 20

Emmy Award

And the Emmy goes to... well, at this point, perhaps simply anyone who can remember on which Sunday to show up at the Nokia Theater.

CBS has announced that this year's Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on the originally scheduled date of Sunday, Sept. 20. This news comes two weeks after the ceremony was moved up to Sept. 13, to avoid a conflict with CBS' carriage of an NFL double-header.

What brought about this reversal? Get the details, after the jump. read more

Chandra Wilson, Jim Parsons to Announce Emmy Nominations

Chandra Wilson, Jim Parsons

Dr. Bailey and Dr. Cooper are teaming up for the Emmys. Grey's Anatomy star Chandra Wilson and The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons will announce the nominations for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

The duo will be joined by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman-CEO John Shaffner for the 8:30 am/ET reveal on July 16.

Wilson has received ...
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Primetime Emmys Moved Up a Week

Emmy Award

The TV gold rush will start earlier this year. The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards has been rescheduled to Sunday, Sept. 13, a week earlier than the original date, CBS announced.

The move was made to accommodate ...
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Primetime Emmys Eliminate Variety Performance Award

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert will never lose to Barry Manilow again.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has dropped its Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, Variety reports. The category's elimination will prevent ...
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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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