Gold mixed with blue at Saturday night's Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony. Though HBO's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee took home the most kudos five statues in all several major wins either were born of or unexpectedly led to salty language.Where to start? Kathy Griffin, whose Life on the D-List won best (non-competition) reality program, mock-scoffed at those who thank J.C. for their good fortune by saying (and I apologize for sharing this on a Sunday morning), "Suck it, Jesus, this award is my god now." Also using salty slang in accepting her award was Elaine Stritch, named best guest actress in a comedy (for her turn on 30 Rock). "It's kind of obvious how long I've been in this profession," said Stritch. "And I can't get over that I still feel the way I do. It's unf--kingbelievable."Another veteran actress, Leslie Caron, was Stritch's counterpart in the drama race (for her appearance on Law & Order: SVU), while Stanley Tucci (Monk) and John Goodman (Studio 60) ...
We know what you think about the nominees for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, but what do the lucky nominees have to say about their good fortune? Some of your favorites reveal what went through their minds as the good news got out.
Doug Ellin, executive producer of Entourage (Outstanding Comedy Series nominee) "The New York Times called Entourage the best show in its first season. If for some reason [the voters] appreciate it more and we win this time, there's nothing we've consciously done to change it.... I spoke to Jeremy [Piven], who's in London doing a movie, and I'm playing golf with Kevin [Dillon] in about two hours. Jeremy is kind of our home-run hitter, I knew he was going to get nominated, and when Kevin and Martin Landau also got nominated, it was just great."
Tim Kring, executi
Nominations for the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning, and HBO's The Sopranos (15 nods) along with ABC's Ugly Betty (11) came away as the most-recognized drama and comedy series, respectively. HBO's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, though, heads into the "eco-friendly and carbon-neutral" (Fox boasts) Sept. 16 ceremony with the most noms of anyone (17), trailed closely by AMC's Broken Trail (16). Let's first recap the outstanding-series races: Outstanding Drama Series: Boston LegalGrey's AnatomyHeroesHouseThe SopranosPOLL: Vote for your pick here!Outstanding Comedy Series:EntourageThe Office30 RockTwo and a Half MenUgly BettyPOLL: Vote for your pick here!Outstanding Reality Series:The Amazing RaceAmerican IdolDancing with the StarsProject RunwayTop ChefPOLL: Vote for your pick here!Outstanding Miniseries:Broken Trail Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)The Starter WifeOutstanding TV-movie:Bury My Heart at Wounded KneeInside the Twin TowersL...
This Sunday at 9 pm/ET, HBO premieres Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a wrenching adaptation of Dee Brown's history of the hardships the Indian nations suffered in late-19th-century America. In it, the quirkily charismatic Anna Paquin plays Elaine Goodale, the wife of a Dartmouth-educated Sioux (SVU's Adam Beach) who devotes her life to the tribe. The Oscar winner spoke with us about the film.
TV Guide: How would you describe Elaine? Paquin: She's strong and modern. Most people weren't interested in working with native populations at that time, but she spoke the language fluently and lived on the reservation. She knew the culture from the inside.
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