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
You folks at home may've watched the 56th Annual Emmy Awards while guzzling beer in old wifebeaters and sweatpants, but we here at TV Guide Online screened it in style! Backstage at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium, Michael Ausiello and I sat side by side in our natty tuxedos — he interviewed the newly minted winners while I caught the live feed of the telecast. That meant spending a wacky night of cheering for our faves (The Sopranos!), giggling at celebrity gaffes and sizing up Garry Shandling's latest turn as host. Read on for our sassy rundown of the show's most memorable highlights....
Enough Already!C'mon, The Larry Sanders Show ended in 1998! Shouldn't Garry Shandling have squeezed in all those self-referential winks to Sanders during his first gig as Emmys emcee? That said, the best one was David Duchovny showing up on his imaginary reality show — What's in Front of Garry's Door? — with a Ping-Pong pa
In order for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards to be considered a success, I decided early on that one of three things must happen. The first one is obvious: To hell with the restraining order, I gotta finally meet Mariska Hargitay. Next, I must observe at least one uncomfortable moment between Sex and the City-movie killer Kim Cattrall and her resentful costars, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. And lastly, and this is a big one, the Academy has to end what's arguably become one of the most egregious snubs in awards show history and hand Scrubs the statuette for best comedy series. What? It wasn't even nominated? Great, I'm 0 and 1 and I haven't even put on my tux yet. Mariska, here I come!
1:15 pm/PST I arrive at the security check-in and there's a homeless man at the front of the line trying to gain access. Ah, Hollywood.
1:16 Wait, that's not a homeless man — it's Garr
As any true fan of the Emmys knows, the arrivals are almost holier than the show itself. It's our first look at who's wearing what, who's had some work done — and who needs to — not to mention where we find proof that certain former costars aren't so cozy anymore. And for years, the keepers of that sacred land have been the mom-daughter mess of Joan and Melissa Rivers. Tacky, tough and maybe a little tanked, the red-carpet commandos made every mistake in the book. And we loved them for it. So much so that we hired them away to the TV Guide Channel. Unfortunately, due to a few legal loopholes, our picky pair had to sit out this season's kudosfest, leaving Payless queen Star Jones to fill their shoes for Live from the Red Carpet, E!'s annual parade of pretty people piling into L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium. And while she probably won't win a statue for cloying her way down the carpet, there were a few bits leading up to TV's 56th annual p
Did TV Guide Online's 2004 Dream Emmy Ballot call it or what? In the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, four out of our five picks were nominated by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. And it's an understatement to say we're especially psyched to see NBC crimefighter Mariska Hargitay in the running. As Det. Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the 40-year-old daughter of 1950s screen siren Jayne Mansfield has wowed us consistently. Just hours after learning of her Emmy nod, Hargitay hooked up with TV Guide Online for a mutual lovefest.TV Guide Online: Congrats, Mariska! We were rooting for you all the way.Mariska Hargitay: Thank you. I really appreciate the support and love I've gotten from TV Guide Online. Three people called me and said there's somebody over there saying really nice things about me.
TVGO: Well, our own Michael Ausiello is the