TCA Awards Honor ‘Empire,’ ‘The Americans,’ Amy Schumer and Jon Hamm
Aug10

TCA Awards Honor ‘Empire,’ ‘The Americans,’ Amy Schumer and Jon Hamm

It was a big night for Jon Hamm, Amy Schumer, “The Americans” and “Empire” at the 31st annual TCA Awards held Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton. The non-televised ceremonies were hosted by James Corden of CBS’s “Late Late Show,” who got the festivities off to a rollicking, irreverent start with cracks about the awards themselves. “When I was first asked to host the TCAs, I thought it was the ‘Teen Choice Awards,’” he said, and went...

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Swift, Sheeran, Queen Bey and Kendrick Top MTV VMA Nominations
Jul21

Swift, Sheeran, Queen Bey and Kendrick Top MTV VMA Nominations

It’s a good bet that none of the just-announced nominees for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards will sport any foam fingers.   Topping the leader board for the most Moonman nods—to be handed out Sunday, August 30—are, surprise, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, along with Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson.   Miley Cyrus will host the ceremonies, which will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Where’s that,...

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Television Academy Fetes its Costume Design Emmy Nominees
Jul21

Television Academy Fetes its Costume Design Emmy Nominees

Even an unseasonable rain storm could not dampen the spirit of celebration at the Television Academy’s Costume Design Nominee Reception, held just two days after the nominations were announced for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards.   And there couldn’t have been a more, well, fitting location than the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in downtown Los Angeles, which provided an exclusive preview of an exhibition...

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Critics’ Choice Awards Winners: Geeks, Rap Stars and Amy, Archer and The Americans
Jun01

Critics’ Choice Awards Winners: Geeks, Rap Stars and Amy, Archer and The Americans

It was a night of fresh faces being anointed and returning favorites being rewarded with more acclaim at the fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards.   The awards, considered by many to be a precursor to the Emmys, are voted on by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) and were presented at the Beverly Hilton Sunday night at a gala hosted by Cat Deeley, which was broadcast live on A&E.   In what...

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Television Academy Honors Salute Six Noteworthy Programs
May31

Television Academy Honors Salute Six Noteworthy Programs

They are the programs on television that are most effective in creating awareness and often social change around important issues, whether they be pure entertainment or documentary in form – or anywhere along the spectrum. Sometimes they are hard to watch, whether they elicit tears, or discomfort– and sometimes, nervous laughter. As a general rule, they are enlightening and challenging. Programs like “Transparent,” “Virunga” and...

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