WASHINGTON, August 25, 2014 – Print out the attached Emmy Nomination and join Communities Digital News as Seth Meyers hosts the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25 at 8 p.m. on NBC. The show and chat is scheduled to run until 11:00pm. (the 66th annual emmys nom)
The first Emmy Awards were presented on January 25, 1949, the name a derivation on camera tube known as an “Immy”, changing the name to the more feminine Emmy to match the winged statue, representing the muse of art holding the atom, representing the science of the craft.
Meyers, a former Saturday Night Live head writer and present day host of NBC’s Late Night is taking on hosting duties in an effort to introduce the comedienne to audiences who might not be choosing to stay up past Fallon to watch his show.
Making fun of the show, which often runs beyond its time slot, Meyers said, “Don feels it’s important for me to understand exactly how long 3 hours is. So ever since I got the job, he calls me every 3 hours and says ‘it’s another 3 hours’ and then hangs up.”
The top nominations are unsurprising and go to HBO’s “Game of Thrones” leads with 19 nominations. FX’s miniseries Fargo” has 18 nods, followed by FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” with 17. AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and HBO’s TV movie “The Normal Heart” nabbed 16 each.
An interesting contender to watch is Kevin Spacey’s “House of Cards,” a satirical drama based in Washington, DC that for political watchers inside and outside the Beltway, provides plenty of humor and cringe worthy moments when art imitates life a little too closely.
Actually, for those of us who actually live in DC these days, the existential question is this one: Is “House of Cards” art imitating life or life imitating art? In today’s poisonous political atmosphere, that one is tough to answer.
But one thing about this show is a virtual certainty: Just lke DC’s real life plague of avaricious lobbyists and scumbag incumbent politicians, we’re sure Netflix is enriching its corporate bottom line on this one, along with anyone who’s in for a percentage of the virtual gate.
“House of Cards” has a hefty 22 Emmy nominations under its belt, and has already put four on their shelf.
(But the show that has won the most Emmy Awards? The Academy Awards!)
This year’s “House of Cards” nominations include:
Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series – 2014
Outstanding Drama Series – 2014
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series – 2014 – Reg E. Cathey, as Freddy
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series – 2014 – Kate Mara, as Zoe Barnes
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series – 2014 – Kevin Spacey, as Francis Underwood
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series – 2014 – Robin Wright, as Claire Underwood
The industry lost nearly 160 actors, writers, directors, producers, news anchors, technical experts, composers, editors – all people who made an impact on the the entertainment that fills our lives.
While every loss, young to old, impacts the industry, two that took fans and the industry by shocked surprise were Phillip Seymour Hoffman (d. February 02, 2014) and Robin Williams (d. August 11, 2014).
Friend, and fellow comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute Robin Williams, his longtime friend, says show producer Don Mischer, stating that “Billy Crystal will be speaking about the impact Robin had on all of us.
Grammy nominated recording artist Sara Bareilles will be performing during this special tribute.
Join Communities Digital News for a Live Chat as we dish the dresses and agree, or disagree with the winners. Starting at 7:30pm EDT here on Communities Digital News.